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

You Need to Immediately Take on the Project That Excites You the Most

Neil StraussAdvice

It’s been a busy week here preparing for The HAVE. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am. One of my goals for this Year of Deep Inner Game is for The HAVE to become a regularly recurring resource for all those who need to deal with and resolve their issues. (Which is basically everyone.) I know that … Read More

How Are You Spending Your Time?

Neil StraussAdvice, YoDIG

What is your biggest measurable goal? What is the one thing you really want to accomplish in this chapter of your life? Don’t think too hard about it. On some level, even if doubt or overthinking gets in the way of you articulating it, you already know just what it is. For me, when I was in college, it was … Read More