Category Health & Happiness

Burnout, Variety and Crop Rotation

I’ve written a lot about the value of habit formation and repetition. I’ve been riffing off Aristotle (or whoever it was) who said: We become what we repeatedly do. Habits are super-important. Lockdown has been an opportunity for me to change my diet habits and I’ve been off alcohol (with surprisingly good results) in 2021. I like […]

Let’s go outside!

It’s a cold Autumn morning but I feel better than I normally do at this time of year. That’s because I’ve been making a conscious effort this week to haul my lazy butt outside every day. In Spring / Summer, getting outdoors comes naturally. But at this time of year, it takes a conscious push […]

You can’t choose the cards, but you can always play the hand you’re dealt

There is something missing from the debate on Covid-19. As far as I can see, most of the news and related debate involves looking for someone to blame. The Escape Artist is not above blaming politicians. But my primary focus is always getting my own shit together rather than complaining about the rest of the […]

What Gets Measured, Gets Managed

This article is about applying insights from one area of life (diet, nutrition) to another (spending and personal finance).  In places, I will spell out the analogy….at other times I will leave you to join the dots. But trust me, the dots are always there… Winter is a dangerous time for comfort eating and I […]

No News is Good News! (Part 2)

In No News is Good News! (Part 1), I explained why a few years ago I stopped reading newspapers or watching the News on TV. And, for a period of several years, I achieved a blissful state where I managed to tune out politics, overseas wars, natural disasters, gossip, astrology and celebrity wardrobe malfunctions. But […]

Don’t be a Nice Guy, Be a Good Guy

Back in 2018, I wrote a summary of the book No More Mr Nice Guy by Dr Robert Glover. Since then, I’ve met men who have told me that they recognised themselves as Nice Guys when reading that post.  I’m not saying that all men have Nice Guy Syndrome. No, my point is just that it’s common […]

Don’t be the frog that gets boiled in the pan!

As I may have mentioned before, you shouldn’t be wasting your money on “stuff”. But does that mean that all spending is bad? Of course not. I spend money where it has a high return on investment. There is no better investment than your health.  Its strange how much people spend on cars and holidays […]

The Fasting Experiment (Part 2)

Back in 2014 I posted Get Rich…Fast in which I wrote about the benefits of fasting. I’ll say upfront that this is not about penny pinching or cost savings. Good food is one of the great joys of life and we are optimising for happiness around here. No, the main benefit from fasting is from strengthening […]

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 […]