In Part One, we discovered that Willpower alone won’t lead to fundamental life change. So… what works? Personality Change, Growth, and Development — this is the process for building a happy fulfilling life. There are two basic steps: an “Initiation Event”…

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I keep reading people posting on forums and on Reddit about how they strategize and try to force themselves into good habits using willpower. And, in every case, people are posting because it doesn't work. Maybe they got results for…

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UPDATE NOTE: Read my more recent post, "The Right Tools for the Job" before diving into Daily Practice. You'll get more out of it. I'll rewrite this post, soon to make it more effective. I'm not going to bullshit you.…

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Tons of people get hung up on finding purpose. Meaning. A Mission. A Dream. Why are they hung up on something that, on the surface, sounds pretty freaking simple? Like "Which way is the sun?" simple. It's about attitude. A…

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On Saturday, I had a conversation with Neal M. Goldsmith, PhD and we hit on all kinds of topics, including psychedelic research, Vipassana meditation, and the vital importance of integration in the form of a Daily Practice (I capitalized this…

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This Saturday, I’m sitting down for a conversation with Neal Goldsmith, PhD, Psychotherapist, lecturer, author of Psychedelic Healing and curator / MC of the annual Horizons psychedelics conference. Neal and I have had a few conversations in recent years about…

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Feel like your life is going nowhere? You're not alone. Every day, I hear questions like "How can I find purpose?" and "How can I stop running away from success?" and "How can I stop being such a loser?" and…

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On Saturday, I had a conversation with Christopher Kelley, PhD and we talked about Buddhism, psychedelics, and life. We spent a good deal of the episode discussing self-development and cures for depression and anxiety. I think one of the big…

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I suffered with a chronic, debilitating depression from as early as I could remember until 2004. Depression isn't "sadness" or "unhappiness"; it's an oozy dark goopy feeling that clings to you, muddying your thoughts and feelings, pushing you toward hopelessness…

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 On Sunday, I had a conversation with Vito Roccoforte and we talked about his musical journey from high school through the present. We spent a good deal of the episode discussing The Rapture (maybe being an indie rock star for…

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