Jon Brooks

Hey! I’m Jon Brooks, Creative Director of HighExistence and Founder of Comfort Pit. I research and write about psychology, philosophy, self-improvement, health, and relationships. Watch my video on YouTube here where I teach 11 stoic strategies for overcoming fear. Oh, and say hi. :-)

Jon Brooks's Articles | HighExistence

The Intersection of Play, Flow, Social Skills, and Depression (HEx Dialogues #6)

In such stressful time, understanding the link between play, flow, social skills, and depression is vital.

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1P LSD: The Ultimate Psychonaut’s Cheatsheet

1P-LSD CHEATSHEET 1P-LSD TRIP REPORT When 1P-LSD appeared on the markets towards the end of 2014 it...

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Richard “Shaky” Shore — MMA as a Path to Self-Improvement

Richard Shore tells his story of going from a tiny MMA gym with 12 people to owning a world class facility with 3 UFC athletes.

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Jules Evans — Finding a Way Through Spiritual Emergency

Jules Evans in conversation about how we can recognise and navigate a spiritual emergency.

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Learning Expert Reveals Little Known Reading Hacks

In my first conversation with learning expert Justin Noppé we spent a couple hours going over the...

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Patrick McKeown: How to Breathe in a Pandemic [Video]

The nose is a remarkable organ. The more you breathe through it, the better it works, and...

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The Productivity Ninja Manifesto: Change Your Life One Task at a Time

That’s why some of this stuff is not a joke. We’re talking months of work—useful...

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Seneca’s Groundless Fears: 11 Stoic Principles for Overcoming Panic [Video]

Note: I’ve just started a YouTube channel where I’m going to be creating epic video...

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How Spending 3 Weeks Secluded In The Peruvian Jungle Working With Sacred Plant Medicines Changed Me

I get faced with the question, “Why would you do more than one plant medicine retreat or...

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“Hard Work” Is The Ultimate Spiritual Practice Nobody Wants to Do

It has to be sustainable. You could have a productivity system of working 72 hours straight at the...

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Justin Noppé on The Secret Strategies of “Super Learners” (HEx Podcast #27)

“A lot of people talk about art and creativity being as being a spontaneous thing. I...

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Reading Hundreds of Self-Improvement Books is a Terrible Idea

Reading doesn't automatically make you smarter. If you're not careful, it can do the opposite.

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How to Think Like Marcus Aurelius: Donald Robertson On Decoding The Mind of a Stoic Emperor (HEx Podcast #25)

“The Stoics can teach you how to find a sense of purpose in life, how to face adversity, how to...

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