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I spent $100k rebuilding my mind, body, and inner-self through a series of uncommon experiences that completely transformed my life. This is what I’ve learned.

Mental Wellness

The case for a new era of mental health treatments

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Entheogenic drugs, more commonly referred to as Psychedelics are, in some circles, an extremely misunderstood topic. Just say the word and a lot of people picture kaleidoscopic colours and stoned teenagers laughing at clouds in the park. Throw in an image of Shaggy and Scooby Do in the Mystery Machine chowing down on burgers and you’ve probably exhausted the collective grasp on psychedelics and what they do. And to be honest, this is completely understandable — these views are based on long-held, limited, and usually pejorative perceptions of psychedelics.

But mounting studies from leading medical research institutions are looking to…

Mental Wellness

How one DNA test identified a key source of my depression (and what I did about it)

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A big part of what I write about is my history with depression and the various alternative tactics I’ve used to understand it, work with it and live with it in a manageable way. Included in this list are a wide range of experiments that some might consider to be pretty esoteric. Read about my experiment as an example.

However, as I get older and I learn from these “out there” tests, I understand a little bit more clearly how I operate both mentally and physically in this world. …

Mental Wellness

5 Steps To Psychological Freedom

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In life, becoming wealthy in any capacity takes time and investment. We spend time devising plans to improve our bank statements, set aside time to invest in our retirement plans, and penny-pinch our way to financial independence, all while ignoring the mental burden that is reinforcing that dire need for independence in the first place. That internal mind-bending battle that no matter how much money rolls in cannot be shaken down.

This may not be true for all of you, but that’s how personal wealth and financial independence felt for me; grinding away to fill the bank, yet the vault…

Tools & Exercise

The power of supplemental breathwork in altering your state of mind

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Without even realizing it, the average human takes 20,000 breaths a day. That is 20,000 life-giving inhales and exhales that keep us standing, sitting, running, walking, laughing, loving, drinking, and talking. Breathing is something we do each and every day without a second thought.

While the primary function for us to live, breathing is often overlooked when it comes to wellbeing and vitality. We don’t keep track of our daily breaths on an app as we do with our calories or our steps. We don’t measure the consistency of our breath throughout the day as we do in our workouts…

Unique life lessons from an unlikely hero

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A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. — Elbert Hubbard

This might sound a bit absurd, but one of the biggest heroes in my life is a fictitious video game character.

Unlike other heroes, he does not wear a cape, he does not have a consistent superpower, and he does not have any special tools, other than his trusty plumbing wrench.

What he does have is persistence, effort, grit, and determination. What he faces is a mighty journey through unexpected challenges, extraordinary circumstances, and a series of stubborn roadblocks…

How I learned to conquer my neurosis by microdosing magic mushrooms

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Let’s start here: I am a massive believer in the therapeutic use of psychedelic plant medicine. I am a supporter of the to bring psychedelics to the mainstream to ensure accessibility for anyone who might find them useful. I trust that the that is accompanying this rebirth will finally destigmatize the use, provide legitimacy for, and prove the efficacy of these drugs (medicines) for the safe intervention of a variety of psychological complexities we face as a human race.

One of those complexities being neurosis.

Neurosis is a complicated thing. It seems to be a catch-all word used to describe various anxious…

Tools & Exercises

A Science-Backed Morning Routine For Extremely Balanced Productivity

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It’s no secret that a strong, consistent morning routine leads to all kinds of incredible long term benefits both psychologically and biologically. What is difficult is sticking to it.

We have this tendency to believe we have to have a rigid structure, a methodical sequence of exercises, or a list of things that all the top performers do to be successful. I would argue that the pressure we put on ourselves to follow such a strict routine prevents us from being able to follow through. …

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How Asking Better Questions Improves Our Relationships, Betters Our Mindset & Enhances Our Work

What is the purpose of a question? Think about how many questions you ask, hear or provide answers to in a day. Have you ever stopped to wonder what the purpose of all this asking is; what it accomplishes?

During our formative years, we discover the power of why. Budding young minds are curious and thirsty for information on how the world works so they can begin to understand it and their place within it. As we age, our curiosity diminishes and so too does our ability to ask the right kinds of questions.

This unfortunate evolutionary reality means we…

4 improv techniques to seize the present moment

We are the sum of all our little moments.

Every person has a story, a life narrative, just like a movie. The only difference is that Hollywood can only show us the lives of a small handful. The rockstars, the game-changers and the extraordinary. Meanwhile, there are billions of movies filming daily that’ll never make it to the big screen; not that they’re any less important, they just have a smaller stage with a smaller audience. The metaphorical camera is always rolling, capturing your life’s little and defining moments.

To seize these little moments and leverage them to improve my…

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