Music, the Mind, and the Questions that Make us Human: a Closer Look at Platon Karataev

In every era, we find artistic genius that is far beyond its time. The transcendent, vivid music created by Platon Karataev falls into this rare category. Each note draws the listener in closer; each lyric seems to be imbued with tens of thousands of meanings.

Why is North America so sad? Maybe it’s the Standard American Diet (SAD)

Imagine you were critically depressed, contemplating taking your own life, only to discover that NUTRITION was at the root of your problem all along? But no one told you. Not your doctors, not your friends, and most certainly not the media. How incomprehensibly CHEATED would you feel? There you were, thinking you were eternally damned and defected, but really you just hadn’t been taught to program your operating system correctly? Hold my broccoli.

Panic Attack Prevention and Survival Guide

If you deal with panic attacks, you are not alone. Approximately 11% of people in the US will experience a panic attack each year, and for many, it’s a regular occurrence. Fortunately, there are ways you can reduce your risks of having a panic attack, as well as ways to make any panic attacks you do have easier to handle.

Wisdom, Madness, and Folly: The Philosophy of a Lunatic

My most significant takeaway from this book was that reality is almost completely subjective to one’s own experience, and that an experience of “otherness” only becomes “insanity” when the sufferer has lost control over their mind. There are significant parallels between the accounts of the enlightened mystic and the certified psychotic; both enter the shadowy realms of the unknown, and both are subject to experiences for which a comprehensive human vocabulary does not yet exist.

Meditation Coach Fimo Mitchell on Using Mindfulness to Deal with Pain (and the Anger of Police Brutality)

“I’ve never met a human being who doesn’t suffer. We all suffer. But we’re not taught how to deal with our suffering.” – Fimo Mitchell It’s hard to understand how Fimo Mitchell touched on so many important topics in such a short amount of time. In this short post-meditation discussion, Fimo shared his wisdom on:Continue reading “Meditation Coach Fimo Mitchell on Using Mindfulness to Deal with Pain (and the Anger of Police Brutality)”