Best Books Of 2016 – Recommended Reading To Make 2017 Better

“It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.” — Victor Hugo With only a few days left of 2016 I’m going to give you the best reads I’ve had this year. I will focus mainly on non-fiction books released in 2016. There are a couple of older ones that can help explain […]

(N)ex(t)pert – Why We Keep Searching For The Next Expert

“In long-term political strategic forecasting, it’s been shown that experts are just not better than a dice-throwing monkey.” — Daniel Kahneman After predicting the election results in 49 of the 50 states correctly back in 2008, Nate Silver became the go to expert. A position that was cemented in 2012 when he correctly predicted the results in 50 […]

The Write-In Candidate – Anything That’s Not On The Menu?

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.” — Robert Byrne As with so many other “great ideas”, this one came to me on the toilet. In about 48 hours we will, if everything goes according to plan, know who’s moving into the White House on January 20th. However, more than half of the […]

World Mental Health Day – Stress, Depression, Panic Anxiety & Coming Out The Other Side

“I have social anxiety. It’s easier up on stage because there’s security in being there. When I’m off stage I’m trying not to be a manic freak.” — Sia Furler It starts with this sinking feeling in my stomach. I feel like I can’t breathe properly. Even though I’m in my warm and cozy bed, my body starts […]

Short-Term Loss & Long-Term Gain – Why This Is My Only Post This Week (Probably)

“There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.” — Simon Sinek Last week I wrote a post about why I’m taking a course in psychology. What I didn’t mention is how it’s also affecting other areas of my life. An aspiring musician asked me about how he could […]

Hit The Books! – Why I’m Studying Psychology

“I need one of those baby monitors from my subconscious to my consciousness so I can know what the hell I’m really thinking about.” — Steven Wright Before summer I had my heart set on getting into a behavioral science program. Unfortunately, I didn’t make the cut this year. While I’m disappointed, there’s always next year. In the […]