Life without Alcohol

Experiment – No Alcohol, Sugar, Carbs & Coffee

It’s been six years since I started an experiment with no particular end in mind. In 2014, I decided to stop drinking alcohol, quit consuming sugar, carbohydrates, and coffee for a six-month period. Initially, I chose to eliminate these things from my life for two reasons. First, I survived a rare blood cancer (Stage IVB

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How to Create a Kick*ss Career Path.

Advice to my 30-year-old self. After a visit from death saved my life I’ve been looking in the mirror and writing a series of articles focused on giving advice to myself as a 30-year-old, knowing what I know now. The first four articles in the series built upon each other and included: 2 Words of Advice that

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What the F*ck Should we Do with our Lives?

Advice to my 30-year-old self. After looking in the mirror, I wrote a series of articles focused on giving advice to myself as a 30-year-old, knowing what I know now. The first was “2 Words of Advice that can help us at Every Stage of Life and focused on this advice: “know thyself.”  The second was “How to Practice

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How to (really) Listen to our Hearts: an Exercise.

Advice to my 30-year-old self. After looking in the mirror, I wrote a series of articles focused on giving advice to myself as a 30-year-old, knowing what I know now. The first was “2 Words of Advice that can help us at Every Stage of Life and focused on this advice: “know thyself.”   The second was “How to Practice

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This is how to Practice Living in Truth.

Advice to my 30-year-old Self. After looking in the mirror, I wrote a series of articles focused on giving advice to myself as a 30-year-old, knowing what I know now. The first was 2 Words of Advice that can help us at Every Stage of Life and focused on this advice: “know thyself.”  The reason I began with “know

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2 Words of Advice that can help us at Every Stage of Life.

Advice to my 30-year-old Self. I’m looking in the mirror as I write a series of articles focused on giving advice to myself as a 30-year-old. The advice I’m giving is applicable to anyone at any age, male or female. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing about it. Here we

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The Missing Element of many Modern Marriages.

On March 20th, the equinox signaled spring’s arrival—and with spring, comes love. The vernal equinox is particularly special to me as it’s also my wedding anniversary. This year, my wife and I celebrated 10 years of marriage. We chose this day for our marriage because the equinox signifies balance—day and night are of equal length

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How to write a Secret Dream Biography for the New Year.

It’s that time of year to set our intentions, let go of the old, make room for the new, and, of course, make New Year’s resolutions. This year, I’d like to encourage readers to do something different, life changing. Write a secret dream biography. Why? As a cancer patient, I nearly died after being diagnosed

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How to Avoid Social Media Addiction.

Over the last few weeks, there has been more attention focused on social media use and addiction. The attention is the result of several people behind our ubiquitous social media platforms coming forward to talk about the way sites are designed and the impacts of their use. You may have read that Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice

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How to tell if we’re Addicted to Social Media & How to Stop.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and nearly every other social networking platform are designed to exploit our weaknesses as humans. Specifically, they use self-relevant information that promotes our naturalnarcissistic tendencies. They know we have a strong need to be seen, to feel connected, and to belong, so they exploit this fact to keep us coming back. They’re creating addicts. Humans

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How to be a Spiritual Atheist.

I have an atheist friend. He doesn’t commit to any religious belief system or institution, yet he considers himself to be spiritual. However, he has yet to find a way to sufficiently explain how he can be both an atheist and a spiritual person. He asked me these two questions, hoping I might help: 1.

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How a Visit from Death Saved My Life

I knew I was going to meet the angel of death prior to his visit. At first I felt trepidation and angst. I didn’t know what to expect from such a powerful spirit, but I knew that he might be coming to collect me, even if I wasn’t ready to go. I had been diagnosed

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