How to Build a Bulletproof Mind in 5 Minutes a Day

7 Things I learned from taking 176 cold showers in a row “Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within men, in my own perceptions — not outside.” — Marcus Aurelius In December 2015, I got serious about my journey to healing my anxiety. I had just quit my job […]

Freedom Is Possible: Here is How to Start the Journey

“A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.” – Tim Ferriss   The hardest conversation I have ever had was with myself. Tough conversations fucking suck, especially the ones when you have to come to grips with a truth that you […]

The Catastrophe Checklist Manifesto: Simple Art of Overcoming Any (Shitty) Situation

  In the event of decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you. Place it firmly over your nose and mouth, secure the elastic band behind your head, and breathe normally. If you are traveling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask on first, and then assist the […]

10 Things I Had to Give Up to Heal My Anxiety

  To achieve something great, it is more important to focus on what you need to take away rather than what you need to add. Although there is a certain fetishization with productivity in modern society, I believe adding habits is a form of procrastination. If you are anything like I used to be, you […]

How to Create The Definitive Toolbox to Overcome Stress

“If we want to overcome our anxiety and feel good about ourselves, it’s not enough to invest in outer things. We have to make investments in our inner life as well. . . It’s never too late to open that door.” — Lawrence Levy If you are anything like I used to be, you probably put mornings right […]

It Is The Desire To Change, Not The Changes That Matter

“The same thinking that has led you to where you are is not going to lead you to where you want to go.” —Albert Einstein The odd thing about overcoming anything difficult in life is that even when you overcome it, the looming thoughts of its resurgence is always top of mind. For 18-months I was […]

Manxiety Diaries: The 20-Something Southern Creative Gay Man

Today is the second issue in the Manxiety Diaries series, based on New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries, where I ask anonymous men to record a week in their anxious and stressed out lives with the hope that it will help others who are going through something similar not feel alone. Check back each week for a new Manxiety […]

15 Books That Helped Heal My Anxiety — From Someone Who Hated Reading

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. –Haruki Murakami I read my first book for fun at 15. My next at 19. And my next at 23. I was never a bookworm, and I never had a library card growing up. The […]

Manxiety Diaries: The 20-Something College Guy Who Takes Xanax For The First Time

Today is the first post in the Manxiety Diaries series, based on New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries, where I ask anonymous men to record a week in their anxious and stressed out lives with the hope that it will help others who are going through something similar not feel alone. Check back each week for […]

How to Sleep Like A Baby — Even if You’re Stressed The F Out

How to Sleep Like a Baby, Reclaim Your Energy, and Heal Your Chronic Stress 1 Night at a Time I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know? -Ernest Hemingway Do you spend hours in bed ruminating about what you didn’t do today or what you have to […]

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