Why “This is Better” Articles May Not Be Better For Us

I pride myself on being an avid consumer of research; as a student and reader of neuropsychology and positive psychology I understand the limits to research, the fleeting state of claims, and the fundamentals behind what constitutes a scientific finding. However, I am also human. So when I read “bagojobi berries make you a superhero”, […]

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To Those Ending Study Abroad, and Those Leaving a Place They Call Home

Our time has come to say our goodbyes to the places we love the most. Places that at once were strange, confusing to navigate, and full to the brim with possibility. The date of departure, kept far from the horizons of our thoughts, now stands us right in the eye. But we still remain unsure […]

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How to Become Rich, Beautiful, & Successful

Eat too many cookies? Still don’t have a million dollars? Feel like your drowning in blubber? Want to become healthier? The trick is to make a plan! Every 3 months, evaluate how far you’ve come (it’s probably not far at all, maybe even a little regression took place) and then make a BRAND NEW game […]

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The End of An Era (May 2017)

H O W I S L I F E T H I S C R A Z Y H O W D O Y O U J U S T E N D O N E P A R T O F Y O U R L I F E A N D T H […]

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How to Be Rejected From Your Dream Company With a Smile

Four days ago I got a call at the gym. Standing outside of the equipment room, my phone buzzed – I recognized the number as the HR agent at a company I had been talking to for the past few weeks. I was eager to hear what new opportunities were in play, so I answered […]

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People Are Different

Know something funny? People are different. Even though we’re all the same in so many ways, and share a million threads of similarity, we are all different. Not different to the extent that our differences are worth fighting, shunning, or judging over. Just to the extent that I’m sometimes surprised. I think, to some subconscious […]

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A Bit Confused

I think I’m a bit confused. As to… How this all works. As to how we are supposed to continually shape ourselves into the forms that fit through the rings, mazes, and courses that we are expected to navigate through each and every stage of life. I’m a bit confused as to how we were shoveled […]

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Forever Fun, Forever Young (April 2017)

Life will never be like this again. Weird, huh? But it’s a fact. Life will never be like this again. I guess that’s not the point though, for things to remain the same. The point is for us to find joy, meaning, learning out of every experience, moment, and era we live. Lessons that allow us […]

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From The Optimist Who Told You Not To Worry: I’m Freaking The F**k Out

I’m usually the guy that gives his friends advice during tough times, offering perspectives with the glass half full, or the person in the room who laughs in tense situations, laughing at mistakes and dancing in traffic. And the idiot who smiles for no reason. But surprise surprise, sometimes my philosophies don’t always play out in […]

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What I Want To Tell Younger People Seeking Advice When I’m Old and Successful

  Today I received an email from a YouTube fan. Long story short, my YouTube channel resembled a channel that he himself had been wanting to build for a long time, yet lacked the motivation, discipline, or focus to ever materialize. He voiced concerns about not being able to sit down and learn editing programs, […]

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3 Fundamentals (March 2017)

I love this life. I am lucky to live it, every part of it. I think there are three key things we need to focus on if we are to live a life we are proud of, love, and look forward to living every day. Do things that are worthwhile, things that are unconventional, things […]

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Reminiscing on Real Living – Happy Thoughts

Well, here I am again. I’m pretty darn happy at the moment, because life is excelling at the speed of light with fleeting interactions in the Isla Vista community, memories made with friends, trips taken outside of the UCSB bubble, and much, much more. I am sitting in a coffee shop in I.V. – one […]

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