Month: March 2018

Don’t define success (do this instead)

With social media, you have no excuse for not knowing what people think. Head to a favourite platform, punch in a few words and see what happens. You can see what people ask the most, what questions other people think matter… really, there’s not…

Why I Don’t Care About Lucid Dreaming

Why I don't care about lucid dreaming

In the field of mind training, sooner or later someone mentions lucid dreaming. It’s one of those skills that’s practically a superpower. You spend so much time asleep. Reclaiming that time, while still resting deeply, would be valuable. In a dream, you can learn…

Open Arodnap’s Box

The human brain limits itself. It has every reason to, even if it’s a hassle for us. We build our own obstacles and install our own blockages. And then we limit our ability to even see these limitations. This is why other people’s problems…

The neurology of self-deception

Given the brain’s complexity, it’s difficult to identify which parts do what. Modern advances in neural imagery create new opportunities to see the brain in action. Sometimes, though, the old-fashioned ways are best. This is a shame, since the old-fashioned approach is to find…

Why Easter is a hypnotic holiday

There’s something hypnotic about Easter. I couldn’t put my finger on it at first, so I explored my own thinking. It took a while to pin down where this instinct came from but, the more I think about it, the more it makes sense….

Changing Your Life is Like Riding a Bicycle

You want to change your life but you don’t want to do it randomly. So you consider your options and pick the best one. Simple, right? Hmm. Somehow, it rarely goes that smoothly. We all know this – deciding how to live your life…

The ABCs of Your Perfect Future

When you’re stuck, you need a push. Sometimes that’s literal – with a bogged car, for example. It works metaphorically too. When you’re feeling trapped in life, unfulfilled and like you’re going nowhere, all you need is a push. Imagine being able to push…

The Problems with Hypnosis

I write a lot about hypnosis. Most of that writing is flattering. Accurate, of course, but it paints a rosy picture of the hypnotic arts. You might accuse me of thinking that hypnosis is perfect and has no flaws. The way I write about…

Why hypnosis is better than caffeine

I don’t need to tell you that feeling tired is rough. It affects everything you are, including your judgement and willpower. In theory, going to bed early should be easy when you’re exhausted. And yet, it’s somehow easy to stay up to surf the…

Using Hypnosis to Enhance Your Senses

Is it possible to enhance your senses (or even add new ones) through hypnosis? It sounds like I’m talking about superpowers – many heroes and villains have eagle eyes and lupine hearing. In a way, I am. But it’s not a superpower if it’s…

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