How to avoid a carb crash (and other productivity hacks)
You know that feeling you get between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. every day, that tired feeling where you don’t want to do anything? You want to lie down and sleep, but you have to work, or at least you have…
How to Sleep Like a Boss
As a teenager, I often stayed up all night watching TV, and then I slept when I was supposed to be in class. I got depressed, I was failing academically, and I was struggling to maintain supportive…
Why Men Must Learn to Milk Their Urethral Bulbs
I was in the clinic where I was training to be a therapist. After taking my next client to the room where we would be talking, I left the room briefly to grab some notes and to urinate. After peeing…
You don’t need therapy. You need lifestyle.
I’ve provided about 3,500 hours of supervised psychotherapy. I’ve also had around 1,000 hours of psychotherapy myself. The conclusion I came to at the end of my pre-doctoral internship is that most…
Beat Insomnia with a Spoonk
A spoonk is a type of acupressure mat, sixteen inches wide by twenty-six inches tall, which is soft but covered with hundreds of sharp, plastic spikes. I heard that two-thirds of families of Sweden…
Day 86: Tiny Little Squirts of Insulin
When I used to eat a regular “healthy diet,” low in fats and moderately high in sugars and starches, I would spend most of the afternoon falling asleep. Now I almost never eat refined sugar, and I…
My Strange Relationship with Yoga
I first did yoga in the late 90s. My wife-at-the-time told me about it and suggested we go together. I realized that I didn’t have appropriate shoes, so I made a point to go to the store and buy some…
What CrossFit Has Given Me
I’ve been doing CrossFit four about six years now. I used to train five or six days per week. More recently, while recovering from illness, I have been training about three times per week. Here are…
What is Bulletproof Coffee?
Bulletproof coffee is just lab-tested coffee with grass-fed butter and 8-carbon, medium-chain triglycerides blended into it. That’s literally what it is, nothing more, nothing less. No magic, nothing…
Coronavirus: The Hidden Numbers
As I write this, on March 29, 2020, according to the World Health Organization, there have been 634,835 confirmed cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, leading to 29,891…
Day 85: Soft as a Baby
This is a weird and unexpected benefit of my new lifestyle: my skin has become silky soft, non-oily, and zit free. My skin feels really, really smooth and soft. I also used to get really dry elbows…
Coronavirus: The Scary Numbers
I published an article yesterday in which I estimated that the total number of people who will have died from Covid-19 by April 26, 2020, could be as high as 213,504. A friend pointed out to me that…