How to Get Wiser, Increase your EQ, and Become Unstoppable Reading Time: 10-15 minutes “When I graduated from the Stanford Business School, I thought I needed to be Superhuman in order to be CEO one day. But what I now understand after 2 dozen years in a leader role is that being a great leader isn’t about being Superhuman. It’s about being a Super Human.” -Chip Conley, CEO Joie de Vivre (Voted Most Innovative CEO in the San Francisco/Bay Area in 2007) A few weeks ago, I wrote an article detailing how we can develop superhuman intelligence, and even become Limitless. 2 days after publishing the article, I was leaving Australia and headed to Indonesia for a vacation. Not only had I accomplished all I set out to do in Australia (Get my Master’s Degree/Figure out my life/Have a sweet time), but now I was free to lie on the beach, give my soon-to-be Limitless brain a break while enjoying the moment and… fantasising about the future. One day, I was doing just that. Life was great, and I didn’t have a worry in the world. Having a high IQ is one thing.
How to Think Like a Genius: 10 Steps Edit Article One Methods:Metaphorming: The Official "Think Like a Genius"® Method There are many ways to classify a genius. But if you look at the historical figures whom most people would consider geniuses, such as Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Beethoven, you can see one thing they all share in common: they were all able to think in a way different from the mainstream, and thus made connections that no one else did. Based on that pattern, this article will address some of the ways you can think like a genius. Ad Steps <img alt="Think Like a Genius Step 1 Version 3.jpg" src=" width="670" height="503">1Love learning. <img alt="Think Like a Genius Step 6 Version 3.jpg" src=" width="670" height="503">6Think differently. Tips
» The 8 Habits of Healthy Living ‘The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.’ ~Epicurus Post written by Leo Babauta. I don’t have health insurance, so I have a big investment in staying healthy. And so I did a little research today — I found the top causes of death, then created a spreadsheet for the controllable risk factors for each. Some things can’t be controlled (your age, family history of diseases, gender). It’s interesting, though, how all of the major diseases are caused by the same things: smoking, diet, exercise, alcohol and stress. Below I’ll list the top habits you can change, and a simple method for changing them. The 8 Habits of Healthy Living 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. How to Form the Habits This might seem like a lot to change, if you’re not already doing these things, but let me share something with you: I changed all of these in the last 6 years. In 2005, I was incredibly unhealthy. I did it, and so can you. Here’s how to change these habits: Change only one habit at a time. These work.
Brainwave Entrainment CDs, Brainwave Meditation CDs, Binaural Beats On Becoming Superhuman: Fasting for Fast Weight Loss, Better Health, and Supreme Fitness 3 months ago, I stumbled across a fascinating article on something crazy called Intermittent Fasting (IF). I couldn’t believe what I read about this unusual practice. Consisting of regular 16+ hour fasts (no food, only non-caloric drinks), Intermittent Fasting has been shown scientifically to help achieve fast weight loss, better health, and increased fitness levels. As a student of Optimal Living, I knew I had to dig in and learn more. And thus began an incredible journey down the path of intermittent fasting, towards my craziest challenge so far. The Evolutionary Perspective Before I begin this story, let’s take quick walk up our family tree, all the way back to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, to understand this whole Intermittent Fasting concept. Now these guys, the hunter-gathered, they didn’t eat 3 meals at day at regular intervals like most do now. As leading neuroscience & ageing expert Mark P. Hmm interesting. The answer, it turns out, is “amazing things”. Not bad eh! Wow. Boom! 1. 2.
CHAKRA COLORS AND MEANINGS There are seven main energy centres (chakras) of the body. These chakras are like spirals of energy, each one relating to the others. Using the seven colours of the spectrum, Colour Therapy aims to balance and enhance our body's energy centres/chakras and also to help stimulate our body's own healing process. Colour Therapy uses colour to re-balance the Chakras that have become depleted of energy. Colour therapy can be shown to help on a physical level; however there are deeper issues around the colours on the psychological and spiritual levels. Our well being is not purely a physical issue. All life experiences have an affect upon us. The Colours VIOLET/PURPLE governs the CROWN chakra, at the top of the head. Related organ: brain Endocrine gland: pineal gland. Associated problems: depression, Parkinson's disease, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, seniledementia, Alzheimer's, many mental disorders, confusion, and dizziness. Violet relates to self knowledge/spiritual awareness. Meditation Breathing Home
A Neurobiologist on Understanding Psychopaths Psychopaths make up 1 to 2 percent of the American population. That’s around 6,278,000 psychopaths who live among us and use intimidation and manipulation to lord over others. In any organization of at least 35 people, one will be a psychopath. Before you start making boss jokes, take some relief in the fact that these types of individuals likely don’t want to murder you in your sleep. James Fallon should know. He himself is a psychopath. Without the help of a brain scan, how can we spot a psychopath? Which U.S. president was the biggest psychopath of them all? Why do we elect psychopaths? Surprisingly, Hitler does not rank as a psychopath. For more on Fallon’s insights into want psychopaths want, watch a clip from Big Think’s interview:
The Wim Hof Method *Revealed* – How to Consciously Control Your Immune System We previously published an article about Wim Hof, holder of 20 Guinness World Records for withstanding extreme temperatures. He has climbed Everest and Kilimanjaro in only shorts and shoes, stayed comfortably in ice baths for hours, and run a full marathon in the highest desert (50 degrees celsius, 122 Fahrenheit) with no water & food. Wim is able to accomplish these feats with ease through the use of ‘The Wim Hof Method‘ — a breathing technique that allows you to control the autonomous systems of the body. However the most earthshaking effect of the Wim Hof Method is the ability to consciously control the immune system to fight off diseases. Our immune system plays a significant role in almost all devastating diseases plaguing the modern world, and finding a way to improve it can help us discover new avenues for medicine. Wim is currently working with a group of university researchers to prove that anyone can do the extraordinary things he does. Update: Study is now out. The Method
Gnaural: A Binaural-Beat Audio Generator Fat Burning and Muscle Building Workout - Fitness Routine by Jesse Cannone CFT, CPRS, CSPN Most people who want to burn off some excess pounds and tighten and tone their bodies simply don’t have 2 hours each day to spend in the gym performing the bodybuilding style workouts that most “fitness experts” recommend. Plus, these workouts consist of exercises and techniques that do not exercise the body in the way it is normally used so they end up building a somewhat unusable strength. While I do still believe that machine and free weight strength training is the best choice for body building, it is NOT the best choice when it comes to general fitness goals like strength, flexibility, endurance, etc. I don’t know about you, but I can barely fit in 15 minutes for exercise let alone 2 hours… and I personally am not interested in muscle size alone (which doesn’t mean strength and usually leaves you stiff and inflexible)! Are you ready? This workout will deliver more usable fitness results and benefits than any traditional gym or health club workout.
10 Strategies to Increase Your Energy & Prevent the After-Lunch Crash Do you usually get tired around 1-2pm? Does your motivation/work quality drop off after lunch? You’re not alone. Every day, millions of people around the world suffer from the infamous “post-lunch” energy crash. Today I’m here to deliver some great news your way: this early afternoon energy crash CAN be avoided using some simple strategies. Yes, it is possible to FEEL GOOD after lunch! Here are 10 Optimal Living strategies that will keep you rocking high energy levels in the afternoon & help you overcome the dreaded crash. These strategies might not all work for you, but I suggest you use the same approach as Bruce Lee did for martial arts: try everything, keep what works best for you, and create your own “style”. 1. When we cook food, the heat de-activates the food’s enzymes. With each meal, always try to have raw veggies or fruits. 2. Out of all the foods we eat, meat is the hardest to digest. Remember how felt last time you had a big steak? 3. 4. Skeptical? 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Phil
Crickets – How Do Crickets Chirp? – How Crickets Produce Sound Question: How Do Crickets Produce Sound? The chirping of crickets - to some an annoyance, to others, music. In China, a cricket singing in the home is a sign of good luck. The name cricket actually comes from the French word criquer, meaning "little creaker." Just how do crickets produce and project such a boisterous song? Answer: Only male crickets actually produce sounds, and not all species of crickets chirp. Crickets produce by rubbing their wings together. Some crickets, such as mole crickets, dig tunnels in the ground with megaphone-shaped entrances. Crickets actually produce different calls for different purposes. And here's an interesting factoid. Sources: Bugs in the System, by May R.
Ancient medicine: Frankincense, Galbanum, Hyssop and Myrrh The magi bringing their gifts of frankincense and myrrh. Painting: Adoration of the magi, by Abraham Bloemaert, from the central museum of Utrecht I first spoke about frankincense in July last year. There are at least 52 references to this oil in the bible. To a lot of people, frankincense and myrrh are well known from the Old Testament as two of the gifts given to the Christ child. It is now believed that the frankincense and myrrh presented to the baby Jesus were sourced from the southern Arabian peninsula; the area known today as Oman and Yemen. The oils galbanum and hyssop are less known to people but they likewise are also referenced in the Old Testament. So let’s now have a look at the uses for these four oils in our day and age. Frankincense (Boswellia Sacra and Boswellia Carteri). (For more information on frankincense, see these previous posts: 15 essential oils for stress relief , Essential oils for the spirit and Frankincense – worth its weight in gold.) Some uses: Till next time!