Over the years, I've written a bunch of articles about life, how our brains work, and lessons learned from different places as I traveled the world.
Some of them have not aged well.
But a few are still pretty good, have hearts worth continuing to put out here on the internet. These are my favorites.
Don't Concentrate, Cultivate
What I learned at a 700–year–old Japanese Zen Temple.
7 Steps To Get Out Of A Bad Situation
Ever felt stuck in some situation you didn't want, but weren't sure how to get out? Me too. Here's a tried and tested way to get free.
Why #Blacklivesmatter and the Power of a Refrigerator Note
This whole thing around #blacklivesmatter is down to our brains trying to trick us. Here's what's going on - and what we can do about it.
How To Survive Burnout
Sometimes burnout is unavoidable. Here's everything you need to know to survive it, and get back on your feet.
How To Be Mexican
Every time I land somewhere new, I have to learn how to fit in. There's a trick - our brain's built in mimicry abilities - and we can use it for amazing things.
Why I Turned Down Facebook
I was flown out to Facebook, interviewed, and then turned down the job. Here's why.
Never Say Sorry
"I'm Sorry." It's helpful, inocuous, and kind, right? Actually, nope. It's doing more harm than good, and there's a better way.
Explosive Diarrhea Is Awesome
The rather comforting truth about explosive diarrhea, and the other big scary monsters our brains tell us would be the worst thing ever.
How To Love Yourself
Self love is a lot trickier than it seems. Here's a strategy to get there that uses your brain's natural tendencies to your benefit.
How To Get To The Life You Want Without Being A Superhero
That big, scary, far-off dream? Here's how to get it — even if you're chickenshit like me.
How to Eat in Thailand with a Peanut Allergy
How to say "I'm allergic to peanuts" in Thai, and advice on eating in Thailand with a peanut allergy.
How to Deal with Traveller's Diarrhea
A step-by-step recovery plan for traveller's diarrhea, specifically for solo travelers.
How to Be Successful at Anything
No bullshit. Here's a clear, concise answer for how success in life actually works.