Category: Philosophy & Neuroscience

Making Your Life Matter

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan’s book, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, is challenging, frustrating, and absolutely essential reading. Keller’s premise is deceptively simple: the key to living a life that matters is identifying the One…

Flow: Where Science Meets Zen

If you’ve ever played a sport, you’ve probably heard a coach yell, “Get your head in the game!” This is because it is universally understood in the sports world that the fewer extraneous thoughts you have, the better you’ll perform.…

Awaken

Have you ever glimpsed the world as it truly is? Perhaps it was a moment of profound heartbreak. Perhaps it was suddenly, unexpectedly, becoming drunk on beauty. Perhaps it was the words of a song that suddenly lifted the blinders…

Seraph, The Art Of War, And The Peaceful Warrior

My favorite character in “The Matrix” movies is Seraph, a tea-sipping martial arts expert who fights flawlessly and radiates tranquility. He appeals to me because I am, by nature, an uncoordinated and high-strung worrywart. Indeed, for most of my life,…

Have Americans Lost The Eye Of The Tiger?

Whenever I go to a store – especially somewhere like Lowe’s or Home Depot – I always try to find the oldest person working in the section I need help with. Thanks to the Fed’s zero-interest-rate policy wiping out most…