“If you take care of the small things,

the big things take care of themselves.

Gain more control over your life

by paying closer attention to the little things.”

– Emily Dickinson, poet

Session 1 prep

Session 1: Foundations

Frameworks for Wellbeing

Five Ways to Wellbeing (New Economics Foundation)

10 Keys to Happier Living (Action for Happiness)

SPIRE (Tal Ben-Shahar)

The Meaning 3.0 Flywheel & The Alchemist's Cookbook (Jamie Wheal)


Eating well

Microbiome & Psychobiome



Sleeping well

Sitting well

Nature connection

Forest bathing

Mushroom growing

Session 1 homework

Session 2 prep

Session 2: Healthy mind, healthy body


Atomic Habits (James Clear)

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big (Scott Adams)

Best of the rest

Exercise & embodiment

Exercise & fitness

Embodiment & interoception


Buddhist teachings

The Three Marks of Existence & the Self

The Brahmaviharas

Session 2 homework

Session 3 prep

Session 3: Soul, Expression and Connection

Wild Mind & Soulcraft

Wild Mind





Morning pages

Dream journaling

Lucid dreaming

Music and singing



Connecting with others

The Wheel of Consent

The Light/Dark Masculine/Feminine


Sexual wellness apps

Conscious and sacred sexuality

Kink and BDSM


Session 4: Evolution

Integral & Metamodernism



Reinventing Organisations



Existential Kink

The Empowerment Dynamic


Hedonic calendaring

Wheel of the Year

Reading, podcasts & music

Sharing online

Counselling/psychotherapy, coaching, consulting & mentoring

That's a wrap!

Session 1 prep

Thank you for registering for Life as Practice! I'm honoured you've chosen me to guide you in this four-week journey of cultivating wholeness & developing the habits to become our best selves.

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Session 1: Foundations

Speaking points:

Frameworks for Wellbeing

Five Ways to Wellbeing (New Economics Foundation)

The Five Ways to Wellbeing - boosting mental wellbeing 

10 Keys to Happier Living (Action for Happiness)

The Ten Keys to Happier Living | Vanessa King | TEDxStPeterPort 

SPIRE (Tal Ben-Shahar)

Wholebeing Happiness and the SPIRE Approach, with Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD

Don’t chase happiness. Become antifragile | Tal Ben-Shahar | Big Think 

2 critical misconceptions about happiness | Tal Ben-Shahar | Big Think

How to Be Happier – Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD


The Meaning 3.0 Flywheel & The Alchemist's Cookbook (Jamie Wheal)

"Regardless of which branch we enter through—whether it’s deep healing [catharsis], powerful inspiration [ecstasis], or committed connection [communitas], this three-legged process is more or less how living gets done. Life is irreducibly tragic—we know that much. That’s where healing becomes so essential—it gives us a chance to patch our bones and mend as we go onward. But occasionally, it’s undeniably magic—and that’s easier to forget. That’s what inspiration does: It reminds us that there’s beauty and perfection around us, if we only remember where to look. When we find ourselves whipsawed between those two poles, we have to laugh together at the Full Catastrophe that is our mortal lives. Then it’s Comic too. That’s what connection does—it gives us a chance to share the burden and absurdity of life with others. If we couldn’t weep, worship, and laugh, we wouldn’t be able to bear witness to this crazy ride. So that’s what we’re shooting for: a way to wake up, grow up, and show up. Just in time." – Jamie Wheal, Recapture the Rapture

"A viable candidate for Meaning 3.0 will need to fulfill the pro-social functions of traditional 1.0 Faith—Inspiration, Healing, and Connection. And, to stand a chance of helping the world, it needs to fulfill the inclusive promise of 2.0 Modernism, and be Open Source, Scalable, and Anti-fragile… [The] most potent and accessible physical drivers to shape consciousness and culture and help us build Meaning 3.0 are:

  1. Respiration—We are hard-coded to ensure our oxygen supply remains constant, so modulating breathing is one of the surest-fire ways to shift physical and psychological states.
  2. Embodiment—The core regulators of our parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system play an enormous role in our health, well-being, and stress resilience. They are the metronome of our physiology that sets the rhythm of our lived experiences.
  3. Sexuality—If we do not procreate we die. So there are tons of neurochemical drivers baked into our systems to ensure we do. Understanding them allows a powerful reorientation to this central life-giving activity.
  4. Substances—Humans, and most other animals, routinely seek to shift states as part of their learning, growing, and mending. Ron Siegel at UCLA has even gone as far as calling the intentional pursuit of intoxication a “fourth drive—a desire to feel different, to achieve a rapid change in one’s state” that is “as much a part of the human condition as sex, hunger, and thirst.”
  5. Music—From ancient fireside chants to cathedrals to chain gangs to concerts, music has accompanied us on the journey of human civilization. It not only “soothes the savage beast”; it shapes our physiology, sense of connectivity, and capacity for awe."

5 ways to unlock your brain’s ancient pleasure centers  | Jamie Wheal for Big Think 

1:54 Breathing

2:30 Sexuality

3:52 Embodiment

4:30 Substances

5:22 Music

Recapture the Rapture, Jamie Wheal

Why the world is going crazy—and how to win back our minds | Jamie Wheal | Big Think 

Why the world needs cults | Jamie Wheal for Big Think 

Beach talk: Jamie Wheal - Unpacking the Meaning Crisis & the Meta Crisis

Beach Talk: Jamie Wheal - Sex, Trauma & Transcendence: The Keys to Healing, Inspiration & Connection 


Eating well

Microbiome & Psychobiome

How Bacteria Rule Over Your Body – The Microbiome 

How the food you eat affects your gut - Shilpa Ravella

Food for thought: How your belly controls your brain | Ruairi Robertson | TEDxFulbrightSantaMonica 

You are your microbes - Jessica Green and Karen Guillemin

What Role Does our Microbiome Play in a Healthy Diet? - with Tim Spector

The Microbes Within Us - with Ed Yong

I Contain Multitudes | Ed Yong | Talks at Google 

Improving your gut microbiome:

How to optimize your gut and brain bacteria | Dave Asprey | Big Think

5 tips to keep your gut microbiome healthy | UCLA Health Newsroom 



Body Hydration: The Key to Improved Performance, Health, and Life | Chris Gintz | TEDxHiltonHead

Why Drinking Water Is So Important

What would happen if you didn’t drink water? - Mia Nacamulli

10 Benefits of Drinking Water | The Foodie

4 Surprising Benefits of Drinking Water

Sleeping well

The Science of Sleep

Sleep and Mental Health

Sleep is your superpower | Matt Walker 

The brain benefits of deep sleep -- and how to get more of it |  Dan Gartenberg 

The benefits of a good night's sleep - Shai Marcu 

How does Sleep Work and WHY do we need it?

What would happen if you didn’t sleep? - Claudia Aguirre

Improving sleep:

How To Improve Your Sleep | Matthew Walker

Matthew Walker Busts Sleep Myths | Why We Sleep  

7 Tips to Sleeping Well | Rafael Pelayo | TEDxMarinSalon

Tips for better sleep

Sitting well

Why sitting is bad for you - Murat Dalkilinç

The science of why sitting all day is bad for your health

Are You Sitting Too Much? 

Why Sitting Down Destroys You | Roger Frampton | TEDxLeamingtonSpa 

Do Standing Desks' Benefits Stand Up to Research? 

Are Standing Desks Actually Better? | Treadmill Desk vs Bicycle vs Sitting 

The benefits of good posture - Murat Dalkilinç 


Nature connection


This Is Your Brain on Nature | Nat Geo Live

Why nature is good for your mental health

Sir David Attenborough | Mental health and nature

The mental health benefits of nature with Dr Julie Smith 🌲 The Green Planet 🌱 BBC

Why Does Nature Make You Feel Better?

Forest bathing

Forest Bathing | Shinrin-Yoku | Healing in Nature | Short Documentary

The Art and Science of Forest Bathing with Dr Qing Li

I STARTED FOREST BATHING & IT CHANGED MY LIFE | why you should try it & how to start shinrin-yoku!

Mushroom growing

We Create Life - Mushroom Grow kit Instructies

Grow Mushrooms In Just 8 DAYS! Mushroom Growing Kit Review (anyone can do this at home...)



Growing Mushrooms Time Lapse Compilation

GOLDEN TEACHER (mushroom growing TIME LAPSE)

Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Grow Kit Timelapse

Mushroom growing courses:


Session 1 homework


Session 2 prep

As before, please watch/read three articles/videos from the Session 2 notes below and leave a comment on the link in the Google Doc with a short summary and any key takeaways. (If three is too many, please try to do at least one.)

Session 2: Healthy mind, healthy body


“We are what we repeatedly do… therefore excellence is not an act, but a habit.”

We Are What We Repeatedly Do

Atomic Habits (James Clear)


The 3 life-changing ideas in James Clear's Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits: 4 Rules for Sticking to Any Habit

20 Lessons From Atomic Habits That Changed My Life

Atomic Habits Summary 📖 20 Lessons - James Clear

How to Trick Your Brain to Like Doing Hard Things – Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits: How to Get 1% Better Every Day - James Clear

How to become 37.78 times better at anything | Atomic Habits summary (by James Clear)

1% Better Every Day - James Clear at ConvertKit Craft + Commerce 2017

The Surprising Power of Small Habits | James Clear | SNAPS Leadership Conference 

Why You Shouldn't Set Goals But Form Good Habits | Lifehacker 

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead - James Clear

Tiny Changes with Big Results // Ground Up 083 

Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results - Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits Summary & Review (James Clear) - ANIMATED


How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big (Scott Adams)

Goals vs. Systems: HOW TO FAIL AND STILL WIN BIG by Scott Adams 

How to Fail at Almost Everything with Scott Adams 

Best of the rest

The Power of Habit (Charles Duhigg):

The Power of Habit: Charles Duhigg at TEDxTeachersCollege

How to break habits (from The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg)

5 Lessons from "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg

Tiny Habits (BJ Fogg):

Forget big change, start with a tiny habit: BJ Fogg at TEDxFremont 

Good Habits, Bad Habits (Wendy Wood):

The secret habits that control your life | Wendy Wood

Hit peak performance with the power of habit | Wendy Wood

How do elite performers automate their habits? | Wendy Wood

Why successful people set habits, not just goals | Wendy Wood

Better Than Before (Gretchen Rubin):

Gretchen Rubin: The 4 Ways to Successfully Adopt New Habits 

Habits: How to be successful every day | Dan Ariely, Gretchen Rubin & more | Big Think

Habits Are Decisions You Only Need to Make Once, with Gretchen Rubin  | Big Think

Elastic Habits (Stephen Guise):

Make Your Habits Stick Forever (elastic habits)

Sticking to habits:

Change Your Life – One Tiny Step at a Time (Kurzgesagt)

the one habit that is changing my life: set systems rather than goals

The MOST Self-Destructive Habit | Simon Sinek 

The Science of Habits | Marco Badwal | TEDxFS

A method for sticking to habits

How to Build a New Habit That ACTUALLY Sticks: 9 Steps to Form a Good Habit 

Christine Carter: The 1-minute secret to forming a new habit | TED

Daily routines:

Overcoming challenges:

What to Do When You're Too Lazy to Stick to Your Habits

If you’ve ever failed to make a habit stick...

A simple way to break a bad habit | Judson Brewer 

4 Mistakes People Make When Trying to Build Habits


3 Ways to Make Your Habits Stick

Why your habits never stick 

How to Hack Your Habits 

Skillshare and Udemy:

Book lists:

Exercise & embodiment

Exercise & fitness

What happens inside your body when you exercise?

Wendy Suzuki: The brain-changing benefits of exercise | TED

What Happens To Your Body When You Start Exercising Regularly | The Human Body

10 Benefits Of Exercise On The Brain And Body - Why You Need Exercise

Benefits of exercise

Harvard professor debunks the biggest exercise myths | Daniel Lieberman

Types of fitness:

Pillars of Fitness: Types of Fitness Everyone Should Train For

Is BALANCE more important than STRENGTH?

The 4 Types of Exercise Every Person Needs 


What Happens To Your Brain And Body When You Do Yoga Regularly 

What yoga does to your body and brain - Krishna Sudhir 


Run, Jump, Learn! How Exercise can Transform our Schools: John J. Ratey, MD at TEDxManhattanBeach


Spark learning and creativity: SPARK by Dr. John Ratey

Embodiment & interoception

The eight senses:


What is embodiment and why does it matter?


What is Interoception? - Science, Simplified

What is Interoception?



10 Mind-Blowing Benefits of Meditation

11 Benefits of daily meditation

What Is Meditation - Why There's So Many Benefits

Benefits Of Meditation - TOP 6 BENEFITS

Why Mindfulness Is a Superpower: An Animation

How meditation changes the brain:

The Scientific Power of Meditation

How Does Meditation Change the Brain? - Instant Egghead #54

Meditation's Impact on the Brain | Documentary Clip

The Neuroscience of Meditation, Mindfulness, and Compassion

The Science Behind Mindfulness Meditation

Best of the rest:

How Mindfulness Empowers Us: An Animation Narrated by Sharon Salzberg 

I Meditated Every Day & This Is What Happened To Me... | Russell Brand


Meditation -  The Single Most Important Skill Needed Today | Dr. Shyam Bhat | TEDxLavelleRoad

How mindfulness changes the emotional life of our brains | Richard J. Davidson | TEDxSanFrancisco

How mindfulness meditation redefines pain, happiness & satisfaction | Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat | TEDxSFU

How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains: Sara Lazar at TEDxCambridge 2011

The Power of Mindfulness: What You Practice Grows Stronger | Shauna Shapiro | TEDxWashingtonSquare

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes | Andy Puddicombe 

How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains: Sara Lazar at TEDxCambridge 2011

Big Think:

Superhumans: The remarkable brain waves of high-level meditators | Daniel Goleman | Big Think 

How meditation can change your life and mind | Sam Harris, Jon Kabat-Zinn & more | Big Think

How Meditation Can Manage Chronic Pain and Stress | Daniel Goleman | Big Think

The extraordinary effect of mindfulness on depression and anxiety | Daniel Goleman | Big Think

Train Your Brain: Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety, Depression, ADD and PTSD | Daniel Goleman

Mind Fitness: How Meditation Boosts Your Focus, Resilience, and Brain | Daniel Goleman | Big Think


Meditation on Goodreads

Mindfulness on Goodreads

Buddhism on Goodreads

Zen on Goodreads

Books | Zen Habits


Films tagged 'meditation' and 'mindfulness' on IMDB 

Buddhist teachings

The Three Marks of Existence & the Self

"Through meditation, we gain a greater ability to view what we experience as “impersonal,” part of the interconnected flow of causes of causes and conditions."

Buddhism's Three Marks of Existence: Deepest Part of the Dharma 


Dan Harris & Sam Harris -  The Self is an Illusion

Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion | Big Think 

Why Your Self-Image Might Be Wrong: Ego, Buddhism, and Freud | Mark Epstein | Big Think

What is the self? - Peter Russell

The Secret To True Happiness = Seeing That The Self Is An Illusion (Here's Why) 

Paṭiccasamuppāda (‘arising together dependently’, ‘dependent co-origination’):

Bill Hicks - It's Just A Ride

You're It - Alan Watts 

The Brahmaviharas

Cultivating Healthy Emotions: Intro to Brahmavihara Meditation 

Lovingkindness Meditation: First of the Brahmaviharas 

Compassion Meditation: Second of the Brahmaviharas 

Sympathetic Joy Meditation: Third of the Brahmaviharas

Equanimity Meditation: Last of the Brahmaviharas

Session 2 homework

Session 3 prep

As usual, please watch/read three articles/videos from the Session 3 notes below and leave a comment on the link in the Google Doc with a short summary and any key takeaways. (If three is too many, please try to do at least one.)

Session 3: Soul, Expression and Connection

Wild Mind & Soulcraft

Book pages on the Animas site:


Podcasts and videos:

Ten Laws Podcast | Bill Plotkin: How to Become an Adult (#148)

Bill Plotkin - Soulcraft

Bill Plotkin, Ph.D. talks about his book WILD MIND

Bill Plotkin ~ Journey of Soul Initiation

Wild Mind

From A Talk with Bill Plotkin about Wild Mind:

"To have a wild mind is to have a whole mind. People with wild minds are those who have cultivated and embodied their innate human wholeness — the full rainbow spectrum of capacities, talents, and sensibilities that constellate our evolutionary birthright."

Wild Mind (Nature-Based Map of the Human Psyche): A map of psychological wholeness… It serves as a guide to becoming fully human by cultivating the four facets of the Self and discovering both the limitations and the gifts of the four groups of our wounded, fragmented, and shadowed subpersonalities. It maps all of these elements of the psyche onto the qualities of the natural world that we observe in the cardinal directions as well as the characteristics of the four seasons and the four times of day: dawn, noon, dusk, and midnight.

(Definitions from A Glossary to the Language of Soul Canyon | Animas Valley Institute)


Soul: A person or thing’s unique, innate niche in the Earth community. To discover our unique eco-niche, we must go through an initiatory process if and when we are developmentally prepared to do so. We become conscious of our Soul — if we ever do — through metaphor, through poetic or mythic images or patterns that I call mythopoetic identity. For me, Soul is an ecological concept, not a psychological one, and not a spiritual or religious one.

mythopoetic identity: The way we consciously identify and experience the nature of Soul — namely, through metaphor in the form of poetic or mythic images or patterns. Since it’s not possible to directly describe our eco-niche in everyday descriptive language, we comprehend and appreciate it mythopoetically. Essentially what Carl Jung meant by “personal myth.”

Soulcraft: A contemporary, Western, and nature-rooted path to the terra mysterium [mysterious territory] of Soul Initiation… Soulcraft practices include dreamwork and deep-imagery journeys, solo ceremonies and exercises while wandering on the land, trance dancing and drumming, council work, storytelling, vision fasts, symbolic artwork, soul-oriented poetry, Shadow work, and communicating with birds, trees, the winds, and the land and waters.

Eco-Soulcentric Developmental Wheel: A model of human development rooted in the cycles and qualities of the natural world. It describes what the stages of human development look like when we grow with nature and Soul as our primary guides: We take root in a childhood of innocence and wonder; sprout into an Adolescence of creative fire and mystery-probing adventures; blossom into an authentic Adulthood of cultural artistry and visionary leadership; and finally ripen into a seed-scattering Elderhood of wisdom, grace, and the holistic tending of the more-than-human world.

Soul initiation: The life passage from the Cocoon (ecocentric late Adolescence) to the Wellspring (early Adulthood), the passage that consummates the journey of soul initiation. This is the moment when our life becomes firmly rooted in the desires of our Soul, when the embodiment of Soul becomes our highest priority.

Descent to Soul: A psychospiritual expedition into one particular precinct of the underworld — the precinct I call Soul Canyon — and, if fortunate, the eventual emergence from those depths having been radically transformed by an encounter with Soul. The Descent is the most significant element of the journey of soul initiation. A Descent can, however, also occur one or more times after the journey of soul initiation. The Descent to Soul has five phases: Preparation, Dissolution, Soul Encounter, Metamorphosis, and Enactment.


From the arts | Britannica:

  1. The visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.), including:
  1. Literature (including poetry, drama, story, and so on)
  2. The performing arts (theatre, dance, music), including music (as composition)

From The arts - Wikipedia:

  1. visual arts (including architecture, ceramics, drawing, filmmaking, painting, photography, and sculpting),
  2. literary arts (including fiction, drama, poetry, and prose),
  3. performing arts (including dance, music, and theatre) and
  4. culinary arts (including cooking, chocolate making and winemaking)


+ Comics

+ Printmaking

+ Cinema/Film

+ Clowning/Fooling/Bouffon

The Clown Master - Newsnight

What is Art for? 

Why art is important | Katerina Gregos | TEDxGhent

The healing powers of art | Domingo Zapata | TEDxSyracuseUniversity 



3 tools to become more creative | Balder Onarheim | TEDxCopenhagenSalon

Give yourself permission to be creative | Ethan Hawke

The Art of Creativity | Taika Waititi | TEDxDoha 

How to build your creative confidence | David Kelley 

A powerful way to unleash your natural creativity | Tim Harford

The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant

Cosmic creativity -- how art evolves consciousness: Alex Grey at TEDxMaui 2013 

Your elusive creative genius | Elizabeth Gilbert 

The 6 Habits of Exceptionally Creative People

10 Hacks to being Creative

How To Be Creative: How an Artist Turns Pro

What Do You Do to Feel More Creative? 

Will Self: How To Be Creative

Artist's Way Guru On Creativity & Play! | Russell Brand Podcast

Elizabeth Gilbert and Julia Cameron On Creative Motivation, Personal Success and the Artist’s Way

The Artist's Way In Three Minutes

The Artist's Way | 5 Key Points | Julia Cameron | Animated Book summary 


Good for:

Also consider:

Benefits of journaling:

How to journal:

I Journaled Everyday for 90 Days. Here’s What I Learned.

5 Life Changing Journaling Habits from the Stoics

What I Learned by Journaling for 30 Days

How I Journal and Take Notes | Brainstorming + Focusing + Reducing Anxiety | Tim Ferriss

Morning pages

Morning Pages - Write Daily For Clarity, Creativity, Productivity

Morning Pages | 15 Tips to Get the MOST Out of this Exercise (TODAY)

MORNING PAGES 🌞 My Life-Changing Daily Journal Habit

Dream journaling

Dream Journal - Essential Tips to Start

How to Keep a Dream Journal

Lucid dreaming

How To Lucid Dream (Dream Journal Tutorial) Increase Your Dream Recall!

How To Lucid Dream Tonight In 3 Steps

How To Lucid Dream Tonight For Beginners (Complete Guide)

I learned how to lucid dream.

How to Lucid Dream in Just 5 Minutes

How to Lucid Dream for Beginners

I Learned to Lucid Dream with No Experience

Music and singing

How Does Music Affect Your Brain? | Tech Effects | WIRED

How Music Can Heal Our Brain and Heart | Kathleen M. Howland | TEDxBerkleeValencia

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

Your brain on music | Alan Harvey | TEDxPerth

25 Remarkable Health Benefits of Singing | #DrDan 🎤

Why singing is good for you | Alexandra Anderson | TEDxLFHS

This Is Your Brain On Music - How Music Benefits The Brain (animated)



Benefits of making art:

James Joyce's novel 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' in the style of artist John Lavery, using #stablediffusion #deforum


Computer art & AI art:

"Biomorphic" Ai Animation - Stable Diffusion - 4K

AI-assisted writing:

Connecting with others

The Wheel of Consent

What is the Wheel of Consent?

The Wheel of Consent

How to play the 3-Minute Game

The Wheel of Consent - Animation

The Light/Dark Masculine/Feminine

Healthy expressions

Unhealthy expressions


Sexual wellness apps

Conscious and sacred sexuality

The Power of Mindful Sex | Diana Richardson | TEDxLinz

3 Conscious Men Talk About Sex


Kink and BDSM

6 Benefits of BDSM Backed by Science

Reimagining BDSM | Tshegofatso Senne | TEDxCapeTownWomen


Session 4: Evolution

Integral & Metamodernism


Introduction to Integral Theory

A Basic Introduction to Integral Philosophy of Ken Wilber + the Four Quadrants

           (Teal ~ Integral ~ Metamodern)


What is Metamodernism?

Nordic Metamodernism, Daniel Gortz (Hanzi Freinacht)

out-depth and out-state your own complexity and code: magical thinking

out-complex and out-code your own depth and state: reductionism

Reinventing Organisations

Reinventing Organizations

Reinventing Organizations Summary

Lean and Agile Adoption with the Laloux Culture Model, copyright Agile for all

Frederic Laloux on Soulful Organisations




Russell Brand Questions Dominatrix About Power 

One simple trick to reclaim your power | Kasia Urbaniak | TEDxRosario 

Existential Kink

Existential Kink w/ Carolyn Elliott

Existential Kink, Shadow work, and connecting to the shame we love - with Dr Carolyn Elliot 

The Empowerment Dynamic

Understanding the Drama Triangle vs. Presence

Escape the DDT with TED

The Drama Triangle & The Empowerment Dynamic


Hedonic calendaring

Wheel of the Year

Reading, podcasts & music



Jumping paywalls:

Sharing online

Why Attention is the Most Important Issue of Our Time

6 Ways Social Media Hacks Your Brain

5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now

How Your Brain Is Getting Hacked: Facebook, Tinder, Slot Machines | Tristan Harris | Big Think

It’s not you. Phones are designed to be addicting.

Jaron Lanier interview on how social media ruins your life

Neuroscientist - What Overusing Social Media Does To Your Brain

The Cult of Social Media

Tristan Harris:

Tristan Harris and Daniel Schmachtenberger deep-dive into social media's effects on civilization

How Technology is "Downgrading Humans" (Tristan Harris X Capgemini)

Tristan Harris explains how social media hijacks our brain

Tristan Harris - How Social Media and AI Hijack Your Brain

How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day | Tristan Harris

Joe Rogan Experience #1558 - Tristan Harris

The Effects of the YouTube Recommended Algorithm w/The Social Dilemma's Tristan Harris

Can Truth Survive Big Tech? Tristan Harris

What's Really Driving Global Problems in the World Today? 

Big Think:

Social media addiction - how it changes your brain | Luke Burgis | Big Think

How social media changes identity, personality, memory | Parker Posey | Big Think

Social Media's Dark Side: How Facebook and Snapchat Try to Steal Our Self-Worth | Tristan Harris

If your attention span has been hijacked, here’s how to take it back. | Amishi Jha


Hooked, Hacked, Hijacked: Reclaim Your Brain from Addictive Living: Dr. Pam Peeke at TEDxWallStreet 

Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health? | Bailey Parnell | TEDxRyersonU

Mental health impacts:

Substack and Ghost:

Coleman Hughes on The Rise of Substack: Why & How with Matt Taibbi

Why Chris Best Created Substack

How Writing Online Made me a Millionaire 

Ali Abdaal's YouTuber Academy:

Counselling/psychotherapy, coaching, consulting & mentoring

Counselling/psychotherapy v coaching:

Including consulting and mentoring:

Teasing apart counselling and psychotherapy (for the BACP they are interchangeable, but not the UKCP):

Coaching vs. Therapy vs. Mentoring vs. Counseling vs. Consulting | Coacharya

Coaching vs Therapy: Do I Need Therapy, or a Coach

What's the difference between coaching and mentoring?

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