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Best guided meditations for beginners

Beginner mistakes in mindfulness and how to avoid them

Mindfulness is pointless – and that’s the point

Top 5 music apps for mindful focus

Why Christians practicing mindfulness should learn about the Gospel of Thomas

Five philosophical myths about mindfulness that are sabotaging your practice



The darker side of mindfulness: being overwhelmed, side effects and the difficulty of finding a good teacher with Dr Chris Walsh

A downward facing doc explains the brain wiring behind mindfulness with Dr John McBurney

Why non-judgment and non-striving are misinterpretations of mindfulness with Dr Bob Stahl


Book reviews

The People vs Tech by Jamie Bartlett

Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen by Hannah Howard

If Symptoms Persist by Theodore Dalrymple

Our Culture, What’s Left of It by Theodore Dalrymple

Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Not Saying Goodbye by Boris Akunin

The Bed of Procrustes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut

Influence by Robert Cialdini

Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari 

The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant

How I pick books to read

Books I regretted reading


Moving on from positive thinking

Why forcing positive thinking doesn’t work

Good advice vs bad advice

How to not feel dirty all over after looking at the fake spirituality of the boho goddesses of Bali



Millennial ENTP struggles

Fear: a millennial perspective

On “annoying” millennials

Confessions of a career switching millennial


Cognitive curiosities

Our brains are story telling machines

Being bilingual

Exercise and the brain



Can we live without evil?

Why Nietzsche was so critical of Buddhism

Nietzsche’s: the meaning of life according to my (probably) favourite philosopher

Happiness the Buddhist way as seen by Yuval Noah Harari

“What… is water?” asks the fish



Best TED talks on psychology

An age-old fable that teaches self-esteem

Validation and self-esteem



How our shrinking brains are turning us into Homo Domesticus