Richard ArthurAdvice

It is possible to stretch time. We do it every day. And we do it by taking a task that takes a very specific amount of time and taking anywhere from twice to ten times as long to do it. Or, for some people, never doing it. This ironically tends to happen with the tasks that are more important to … Read More

An Accidental Lesson

Richard ArthurAdvice

I hope that you are all healthy, wherever you are. A lot is going on right now, and with the extra time here at home, besides getting a lot of coaching and writing done, I want to write you more emails about improving your life. Starting with this story: Just before this happened, I went to my doctor’s office to … Read More

You Can’t Heal PTSD While You’re Still on the Battlefield

Neil StraussAdvice

“You can’t heal PTSD while you’re still on the battlefield.” This is a thought I’ve shared many times while coaching. Here’s what it means: I believe that healing your traumas is one of the most important missions you can take on in your life. BUT if you are trying to get over the wounds of your childhood, particularly the limited … Read More

Are you being medicated?

Neil StraussAdvice

For Father’s Day, I took my son to the Great Wolf Lodge water park near Los Angeles. And one thing I noticed was that the place was filled with candy stores and fast food restaurants for the kids… And for the adults, there were bars serving alcohol… And I realized that, from the moment you can walk, you start getting … Read More

Fake Survival Mode

Neil StraussAdvice

In order to survive, we need: Food Water Shelter Warmth Safety If you’re reading this, I’m guessing that this year, and in the near future, the first four survival needs are not ever going to be a concern. As for safety, if you live in the United States, your chances of dying due to violence or injury is .07 percent. … Read More

Try This Simple Water Hack Every Day

Richard ArthurAdvice, biohacking

A few months ago, I spent most of my nights tossing and turning, wondering why I couldn’t go to sleep. Normally, insomnia has psychological causes, like going through difficult times, or feeling excited about something that is about to happen. But there really wasn’t anything like that happening in my life. I was generally feeling great, working out, and meditating … Read More

Your Second Brain

Richard ArthurAdvice, biohacking

You have a second brain that helps run the one in your head. You see, there is something living inside of your gut. To be more specific, there is a whole ecosystem of living creatures, of microbes, living inside your body that, combined with a vast neural network, make up what’s known as your second brain. To be clear, this … Read More

Lessons I Learned From Losing Everything Two Days Ago

Neil StraussAdvice, Survival

These past few days have been an emotional roller-coaster—with one of my biggest life lessons at the lowest point of the ride. This blog post is as much for you as it is for me, so that I can remember and internalize the epiphany of this week. Some of you may not even relate to it. But it’s an interesting … Read More

25 Signs Your Relationship is Working

Neil StraussAdvice

I often think about how grateful I am for the journey of The Truth. I think that’s why my next book has been so long in coming. I’ve learned so much about what makes our minds tick, and am so committed to spreading the knowledge to as many people as possible. Especially at this turbulent time in our culture. And … Read More

Parenting Tips: A Growing List of Lessons as the Children Grow Up

Neil StraussAdvice

As I write this, I have been a parent for over 1,300 days. And if you’ve been on my Inner Circle email list, you know that I have repeatedly said that my son Tenn is my greatest teacher. Being a parent has taught me more about myself and the world than anything else. This list is not intended only for … Read More