Category Health & Happiness

Get Rich…with Abs

Today we have a guest post from a reader called Georgie, a chiropractor, wife and mum who has built her own health coaching practice. I first met Georgie a few years ago when she reached out to me for financial coaching.  We got on well…probably because she applies the same principles to her health and wellness […]

Hold everything…someone is WRONG on the internet!

Here’s a question for you: What do angry Daily Mail readers have in common with people that hate the Daily Mail? Answer: they’re both outraged. And here’s the thing. I’m starting to suspect that they might secretly enjoy being outraged. Ryan Holliday uses the term outrage porn to describe how the media keeps its jaded and […]

Eliminating fear with bio-hacking

I’ve been writing this blog for over 4 years. When I go back and read the earlier articles, I can see that the writing has evolved over time. Sure, some things never change…I still find my own jokes funny even if no one else does. But I can see that the writing has changed in one […]

Live local, think global

It’s a sign of intelligence to be able to hold 2 seemingly inconsistent ideas in your mind at the same time. The curse of the internet is binary thinking: where people cling to simplistic dogma as if there were no complexity, no nuance and no alternative view that could be held by reasonable people. Sometimes […]

The Inestimable Advantages of Lifting Weights

In last week’s article, The FIREman talked about the challenge of depression. What if there were a medical intervention more effective than anti-depressant drugs? What if it also worked on low level anxiety? What if it actually made you more confident? Not to mention better looking. Well it turns out there is. It’s called “exercise”. […]

Is it even possible to go one month without alcohol?

The Escape Artist got into trouble with Nice Guys last week…and this week I’ll probably be unintentionally irritating people with a drink problem. If you find yourself getting angry over a blog post, its worth asking yourself: why are you so over-invested in it?  Clearly the article touched a raw spot. But why? The human […]

Don’t be a Nice Guy, be a good guy

If you were an alien visiting Earth (perhaps seeing some TV adverts and suburban homes) you might conclude that middle class humans prize comfort above all else….above passion and achievement…and certainly above freedom. Why else would people trade decades of their life working for more cushions, curtains and sofas? For fluffy white toweling robes on […]