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Becoming a Minimalist Part III: Owning 100 Things or Less

20 Aug

View from Queen Anne | Seattle

An update on getting rid of nearly everything I own. Spoiler alert: I did it.

The No Bullshit List of Free Binaural Beats

9 Aug

Photo by Gisela Giardino Due to the number of similar lists online that are total crap, I am making what I call the… No Bullshit List of Free Binaural Beats. If any of the links turn spammy or sketchy, let me know and I will remove it. Please add more places, tips, etc in the […]

Mind Aerobics by Holosync

6 Jul

Peace dove by AlicePopkorn

I’ve always had an immediate fascination paired with skepticism when it comes to Holosync and all brainwave entrainment products. I love the heck out of my Sirius Mind Machine but never really felt like all the claims involving binaural beats and brain states matched upĀ  (i.e. this session will help you study, this session will […]

Does Marijuana Kill Brain Cells?

4 Jul

Brain Coral Reef Photo by Audi Insperation

This Is Your Brain on Drugs.. Any Questions? Let’s start with the classics. Here something you might remember if you’re 30 and up. And yes, dear egg chef, actually I do have a question. “Does marijuana really kill brain cells?” OH – questions like these bring me to back to my childhood. I’m in elementary […]

Sirius Mind Machine Review (Light and Sound Machine)

20 May

Photo by Colleen Vasu

    Using a 20 or 30 minute session with the Sirius Mind Machine puts me in what I can only describe as a trance state. I’ll experience the rhythm of the beats in my ears and the fantastic lights merging and transforming throughout my entire field of vision and find myself overwhelmed with it, […]

My 10 Day Raw Food Experiment: A Summary of Eating Only Raw Foods

2 May

Raw Vegan Cake from Raw Food Made Easy

As I write this it’s the night of the 10th day where I’ve eaten only raw fruits, vegetables, greens, and nuts. It’s been a blast eating this way and I’m so happy I made the effort to try a 100% raw foods diet.   What Did I Eat? Here are some of the raw foods […]

Minimalism and Owning Less: Part II

10 Sep

Back on the 4th of July I wrote some thoughts on minimalism and owning less. Basically I want to get rid of as much stuff as possible that doesn’t really provide any value in my life. A simple enough proposition, right? That was slightly over 2 months and damn if I still don’t seem to […]

Can B6 Keep Me Awake At Night?

3 Aug

Insomnia by Smiley Stew

  People interested in their dreams have long noted the fascinating relationship between Vitamin B6 and dreams. My own interest in dreams is no exception: one of the earliest blog posts I ever wrote about documented my dream reports after taking B6. It’s something that still intrigues the hell out of me to this day. […]

The Inception Movie and Dreams: 5 Things I Really Liked About This Film

26 Jul

SO I’m thrilled to say I saw INCEPTION tonight for my 30th birthday at IMAX. Verdict? It was pretty awesome. In fact, I’d say this is the best film that’s come along that is specifically about dreams and the architecture of the dreaming mind since Vanilla Sky was released in 2001. Instead of a movie […]

So I Went To This Buddhist Class Last Night … Part I

16 Jul

Last night I went to an introductory Buddhist class here in my town. I had a great time! And as can be expected, the experience got my brain cells moving around and you know I love it when that happens… I have been having a slow yet steady love affair with Buddhism for quite some […]

Dream #9: Dreamsigns & The Hilarity of How Dreams Mock Us

13 Jul

Photo by Ben

I’ve noticed before how my intentions with my own dreams often strike back in clever ways. For instance, when I was readily working with Calea Zacatechichi, it’s powers alluded me, even mocked me. I would have dreams about taking dream herbs instead of having lucid dreams or crazy vivid dreams! Ha! Oh Calea Z… Anyhow […]

Dream #8: The Exorcist

12 Jul

Art by Ben | Copyright 2010 | Dreaming Life

Lots of people have their personal nightmare; you know, the one that re-occurs overs the years, the one that horrifies them to the core, even if sometimes it doesn’t seem very scary when talking about it. Mine is something most people are familiar with: the 1970’s horror film, The Exorcist. When I was 10 years […]