There’s a lot going on in the critical moments when you lie in your bed with your eyes closed. As you slowly fall asleep, your brain goes through the gradual process of disengaging from the external world, and quieting your normal train of thoughts. Read More
Many of us tend to think that noble and transcendent values like peace and love are what brings humanity together. That may be right, but I’d like to argue that it’s all about complaining. Let’s complain more. Read More
Breathing exercises have been shown to affect multiple parts of the brain, including: the release of oxytocin and activation of pleasure and motivation neural centers. Here’s what your brain looks like on oxygen, along with a simple breathing exercise you can practice each day. Read More
I spent five weeks on the road riding in contemplation and meeting with different experts, scientists, and authors. I started out with specific plans in mind, but it was only when I let go and let the road carry me to new places that I started to experience what the road truly had to offer. Read More
Happiness is a lifelong pursuit of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment. But while it could take years of persistence to deeply transform your life, there are scientifically-tested strategies that are shown to provide an immediate happiness boost. Read More
When I was on the road, riding my motorcycle across the country, I used mobile applications to navigate, to find the best places to spend the night, and to calculate the number of miles left in my tank. Yet somehow, I still found myself stopping to ask for directions every day. Read More
Back home after the show, I crossed off another item from my bucket list, and made a big mental note to inject a little childlike enthusiasm in everything I do. To not take myself too seriously. Be cool like the Stones. Perhaps, if you try sometime, and do it with joy, you might find that you actually get what you want. Read More
When the light finally changed, as I started to turn, in the corner of my eye I saw an old man in the car next to me. His hands gripped the wheel firmly and his face was distorted with agony, crying and screaming. Read More
If you wake up on Monday morning, the dog pees on the carpet, and your inbox is collapsing under a load of work-related messages, don’t linger at home trying to figure out the positive angle. Instead, go outside, and don’t let it block your mind from observing the blue of the sky, the scents from the bakery, or the calm of the breeze. Read More
What is the big idea then? What consistent intentions drive you? Clearly, the only person who can answer these questions is you, but more than often, it may feel like you simply don’t know. And what if you get it wrong? If the key lies far in your future, wouldn't it be too late when you find out? Read More
Ignorance truly is bliss. Not because you choose to be oblivious or shallow, but because you choose experiencing over thinking. When you let your brain take a seat behind your face, and let the world do its dance, the answers immediately arrive. Even the big ones.
Filling the blank on “I will be ______” is still an abstract task. A more concrete approach is to avoid thinking about the future in general, and to “zoom in” on a single day in your ideal future. Read More
Every now and then it can be useful to peek through the curtains of the mind and run a reality check. If you focus on what’s happening in real life, you may discover that nothing, absolutely nothing is wrong.
What is your dream? Wear a bracelet, put a little sticky note on your computer screen, or enter a daily reminder in your calendar: do a little something for your dream every day. When you do that, you already live your dream, and chances are you will see your little plant grow into a mighty tree, if you just don’t forget to give it a few drops of water each day. Read More
A few weeks ago a nagging pain at the side of my left leg appeared out of nowhere. At first, it was muffled and intermittent, then gradually turned sharper and more prominent, until eventually it was impossible to bear. It was time to see the doctor. Read More
We live in a society where comfort has become a value and a life goal. But comfort reduces our motivation for introducing important transformations in our lives. Sadly, being comfortable often prohibits us from chasing our dreams. Read More