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Mindfulness in Sex

                We all know that sex can be pleasurable, and most of us seek it as a core aspect of a fulfilled life. We do this instinctively, like the desire to eat good food or have a nice restful sleep. Yet, we rarely discuss how sex is potentially a very important aspect of our mental […]

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Economics and Personal Finance Philosophical

The Need for Bitcoin

When Bitcoin was first released back in 2009, I was skeptical. Sure, I understood that it was invented to solve our world’s money problem; the same money problem that had led to the recent economic collapse of the Great Recession of 2008. However, I was hesitant to imagine that everyone in the world would adopt […]

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Consciousness Mindfulness and Meditation

Consciousness, Meditation, and Enlightenment

What is consciousness, and can it be changed or enhanced? This is a question that humans have struggled with for a very long time. The question of consciousness alone is daunting. Some even argue that humans will never be able to find the answer. Regardless, the quest for knowledge is not always about the answer, […]

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How to Meditate

The mind is like a river. Typically, we are swept up in its current, constantly following whatever path it takes. We are so engulfed by its current that we often have no distinction between the river and ourselves. Meditation is the practice of sitting on the shore and watching the river flow by, using an […]

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Economics and Personal Finance Philosophical

How does Federal Reserve Manipulation of Interest Rates Affect the Business Cycle?

I was in high school during the 2008 Great Recession. The significance of that event made me critically question our current economic system. It made me very interested in how our system of money and banking works. This path of inquiry led me to research and understand the truly complicated and underdiscussed issue of fiat […]

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Daoism Philosophical

This is the Way: Daoism in Star Wars

It is commonly understood that the ancient Greeks and alike used mythological tales to communicate philosophical teachings. Amazingly, these tales have lasted the test of time and are still told today. It seems stories with philosophical lessons and teachings have an intrinsic value to human civilization. This seems to be the case because we are […]

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The Ancient Way of the Mind

So many people claim to have the perfect recipe for a happy and healthy life. Don’t let them fool you, only you can discover what that is for yourself. Of course, our society often prescribe common guidelines such as exercise well, eat well, etc. We are often encouraged to maintain life practices that are akin […]

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Daoism Philosophical

In Pursuit of the Dao

Many have heard the advice “just go with the flow”, and that habits and alike require “balance”. What does this truly mean though, and where do these philosophies come from? Well, these ideas are from the philosophy of Daoism. Daoist inspired images, such as Yin Yang, are used throughout this blog. This is of course […]

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Economics and Personal Finance Philosophical

Economics and Ethics

Personally, I feel the topics study of economics is grossly misrepresented. When an intellectual topic becomes politicized, the objective pursuit of the truth is hindered. Often, politicization of ideas leads to polarization, and no longer is the conversation openly discussed in a critical manner that allows for the free exchange of ideas. Without the free […]

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A Blast to the Past: The Potential Use of Mindfulness Meditation as a Treatment for Depression as a Replacement to Modern Pharmaceutical Methods

Abstract There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that depression is becoming a major health concern for the modern world. Given the multitude of stressors advanced civilization provides, people are increasingly ruminating over the past and future. These repetitive non-constructive thoughts provide stress both in the mind and physically manifest itself in our bodily systems, […]