Being Conscious · Success

5 Scientific Reasons To Meditate Every Day

Meditation has been a long practiced process of observation, mindfulness, and awareness–dating back to days of the Buddha. Unfortunately, it was discounted for many years by many scientific professionals as being a purely religious practice. In reality, while there are spiritual aspects of meditation, that’s not really what it’s primary purpose is. Thankfully, science has recently… Continue reading 5 Scientific Reasons To Meditate Every Day

Being Conscious · School Advice

Don’t Squash Your Interests–Prioritize Them

For some of us, our interests in the world are innumerable. After all, with the scores of knowledge now freely available on the internet, there is so much quality material (especially in books) for us to gobble up. Music, philosophy, science, history–what makes any one of these things better than any other? With all of… Continue reading Don’t Squash Your Interests–Prioritize Them

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A Repeatable Process for Improving Concentration

With the endless distractions of the internet, smart phones, and something kids are now playing called “Pokemon Go,” people today have their work cut out for them in the concentration and focus category. To make matters worse, our brains are naturally wired to keep our surroundings in mind. Back in the day, you might have been… Continue reading A Repeatable Process for Improving Concentration

Critical Thinking · The Subconscious Mind

How Your Brain Responds to Hard Questions

In Daniel Kahneman’s Book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, he discusses several years of academic research that sought to explain how our minds worked in a scientific, observable manner. I, of course, believe that we can explain just about everything using our subconscious and conscious minds, however there are some differences–one in particular–between these two approaches that… Continue reading How Your Brain Responds to Hard Questions

Being Conscious · Success

7 Ways to Improve Your Self-Control

When your subconscious is faced with something new, foreign, or difficult, those with good self-control simply have trained their subconscious to look to their conscious mind (themselves) to make the decision. For example, when you’re first driving a car, you’re naturally very focused on improving (using your conscious mind) until your subconscious figures it out… Continue reading 7 Ways to Improve Your Self-Control