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How going to a holistic dentist last week got me to brush 2x a day, floss, & use mouthwash. This after 33yrs of dental neglect.

Most people lie about how good their lives are by only sharing the peak moments. A gambler will boast how much he’s won and hide his losses.

I tell stories of rappers (and regular people) who boast having money but ended up in prison for not paying taxes, not being able to afford their homes, and what their divorce papers reveal.

It’s important for us not to be misled by these types of people and follow their footsteps. [Click here to read more, dude…]

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Stories of some things I’ve tried that did not work:
– Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
– Exercise programs (dvds, trainers, kettlebell swings, running, high intensity workouts, etc)
– Diet (kale shakes, eating vegetables)

There’s a pattern in things that stick and the ones that don’t.

It’s like I started a farm somewhere. Then tried to get the river to change its course and flow next to my farm. Not a good idea.

I was going against nature.

Don’t change the river. Change the location of the farm. [Click here to read more, dude…]

Depression is like a Flu

March 9, 2015

“Don’t blindly believe what I say.
Find out for yourself what is truth, what is real.”

– Buddha

Last month, I caught the flu.
WTF? This shouldn’t happen.
I haven’t caught the flu in years!

This is the healthiest I’ve been in life.
Clean diet, proper hydration, good sleep, eating vegetables, vitamins & supplements, meditating, exercising, good blood results, blah blah.

All of this did not matter, I got sick.

I tried all the traditional tricks of the trade to get better.
Rest, hydration, light eating, netipot, tea.
Then took Nyquil Severe liquid.
Zinc cough drops (turned out they were homepathic).
Triple strength normal cough drops.
Even 70-80 GRAMS/DAY of Vitamin C (this worked best).

Regardless of how hard I tried, the flu ran its normal course.
Took about a week to fully clear itself.

I think humans are meant to get sick. Then get better.
And as long as we are healthy and take proper care, the flu won’t turn into pneumonia. Ditto for depression & other diseases.

This pattern of getting sick from diseases and then better repeats until it’s our turn to leave for good. [Click here to read more, dude…]

Kali trampling Shiva. Chromolithograph by R. Varma.

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Men have held women down for generations. The tide is turning and there will be casualties. As men we can resist or assist. Main thing is to be aware.

Long Version:
I tell stories of my youth and my troubles with women authority figures who seemed to constantly punish me physically & mentally.

I tell stories of the war that’s been happening between men and women. I think us men are unaware that women are kinda stronger than us and have been waging guerrilla warfare for a long time.

I tell stories of alpha indian females I’ve run into my whole life and how they’ve been demolishing all men in their path, beginning with their husbands.

What the new funny show Broad City is all about.
Female friendship, feminism, & female empowerment. [Click here to read more, dude…]

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it. You must make yourself succeed every time.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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I had a jury duty summons in November 2014.
Did not go because I was super depressed with seasonal affective disorder, anxiety & other mood issues.

Postponed it for 3months. And instead went to a bunch of doctors, therapists and took a road trip to sunny houston.

Fast forward to January 2015, the dreaded summons was back.
Had no choice but to go this time.

Reminded me of the same jury duty in 2012 when I went and had a super anxious time.

Does our hero face up to this battle with a brave heart
or does he wilt and hide away? [Click here to read more, dude…]