You Are Designed To Be Unhappy (Here’s Why and what To Do About It)

This essay was originally featured in my free Sunday newsletter. “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” -Epicurus Think about all the things in your life right now: your car, job, career, education, and every purchase you’ve […]

32 Ways to Build More Muscle


We all want to build more muscle. And for good reason: Muscle is the most metabolically-active tissue in one’s body. It feeds on the stored calories in your body fat. Want to build your body into a machine that gobbles up calories all day long? Build more muscle. Muscle also protects us, makes us more functional, and makes us more attractive to […]

What’s Your Philosophy

This essay was originally featured in my free Sunday newsletter. Diogenes the Cynic also reputedly said that a good man considers every day to be a festival and Epictetus subsequently taught his Stoic students to contemplate life in this way. The Stoics used this metaphor to convey a sense of gratitude for the opportunity of life, while […]

Happiness Is Choice

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” -Abraham Lincoln Well put, don’t ya think? I do. What about you? How happy are you? Do you think about your happiness? Do you regularly evaluate your life so you can figure out if what you are doing is bringing you closer, […]

50 Ways to Lose Weight

50 ways to Lose weight intelligently without the use of drugs or unhealthy protocols. Please share this one with anyone that you know will benefit! Let’s keep fighting the good fight… Here is a snazzy click-to-tweet link. This essay is about losing weight but it also doubles as a guide on how to live a healthy lifestyle. Overall, […]

Your Past Can Make You Or Break You

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” -Robert Frost Think about the last time something “bad” happened to you. Remember the thoughts that raced through your mind: Why me? This is terrible! I’m so unlucky Poor me Now think about the days and weeks that followed: Did […]

You Have To Sell Yourself

“Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” -Mark Twain “People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.” -Isaac Asimov The quotes above make me laugh. You know: the kind of laugh that comes from someone who gets it. Now, I’m not suggesting […]

The Mistake Manifesto: Why Mistakes Shouldn’t Be Avoided

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” -Oscar Wilde Life is short. Get as much experience as you can by making more mistakes. The more mistakes you make, the more you learn about yourself and the world around you; the wiser and more experienced you become. I write and think about mistakes a […]

Struggles and Desperation: Absolutely Necessary?

“I don’t think human beings learn anything without desperation. Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything or creating anything. Period. If you ain’t desperate at some point, you ain’t interesting.” -Jim Carrey I totally love and agree with this quote. But does that mean it’s easy to embrace, even seek out, desperation? Nope. I […]

Life Is Tragic

“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” –Stephen Hawking Life is tragic, though. We spend our entire lives yearning for what we don’t have while completely ignoring what we do. We kick, yell and scream when we don’t get our way, as if the way we want is the only way. We search for […]

Resistance Is Out To Ruin You

There are two books by David Pressfield that you should buy and read often. They are: “The War of Art” and “Do The Work.” Pressfield’s advice is targeted at artists—writers, painters, entrepreneurs, playwrights, etc.—but are just as applicable for those that want to be healthier, happier and better human beings. A word he is most […]

Do You Suck At Listening? (Probably)

“Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation.” ―Rumi Most people suck at listening. Like really suck. When they aren’t talking, they are thinking about what they want to say next. That’s not listening—that’s just silent talking. Listening is active and engaged. It provides feedback and encouragement that continues the conversation to new […]