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A Kinder, Smarter Approach to Resolutions in 2020

I used to think that motivation was the key to change.  Year after year, I would get really motivated in January and then set these ridiculously ambitious resolutions for myself. I’d always start strong, but as the weeks went on, the motivation would wear off, I’d fail at my attempts,

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My Psychedelic Nightmare

I had my first (and only) psychedelic experience in 2017.  At the time, I was going through a transition in life. I had quit my job with no concrete plan about what to do next, and was looking for some direction. I had been curious about the power of psychedelics

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The Fear of Not Fitting In

I’ll never forget the day I published my first blog post. I was more scared then, than I was before jumping out of a plane on my first skydive. I had wanted to start blogging for years, but kept finding a good excuse to put it off. ‘I’ll start when

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Maslow and the Paradox of Personal Growth

I should have been over the moon. I had just experienced my biggest ‘success’ with The Weekend University. We had moved our ‘Sleep & Dreams’ event to a new venue, sold all 320 seats, and had three great talks. Normally, we have a ‘pub social’ after every event where attendees

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Seeking Clarity

I’ve been going through a bit of a crisis lately. My plan is to do a Masters Conversion degree in Psychology this September. But the problem is – I’m not 100% sure about what to do after yet. I know I’m fascinated by the subject, and I know I want

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The Evolution of Human Cooperation

Ever wonder how we went from this: To this? In other words, how did we go from small insignificant primates on the savannas of Africa, to building large cooperative societies with hundreds of millions of members? It’s tempting to think technological innovations were the driving forces. The invention of tools,

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