Articles

There is an endless sea of vapid self-help tips and “lifehacks” on the internet. Instead of a blog with chronologically organized bite-sized articles, I plan on writing more timeless and nutrient-dense pieces on this site.

At present I have written ten articles:

The Ultimate New Habit Strategy

People who try to change using conscious willpower alone generally fail. Here’s a strategy that virtually guarantees success at creating a new, positive habit. Read on >>

Models of Change Work as Programming Languages

No one else “causes” your thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. This is an impoverished model of reality. Luckily there are better models out there. Read on >>

You are Responsible for You: autonomy, automaticity, and change

No one else “causes” your thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. This is an impoverished model of reality. Luckily there are better models out there. Read on >>

Social Anxiety: what is it, how to fix it

Why do some people get anxious in social situations, and how can we change this automatic response at the unconscious level? Read on >>

Procrastination is an Opportunity to Become a Better Person

I used to be a chronic procrastinator but not anymore. Learn to do the right thing at the right time. Read on >>

How to Build a Novelty Engine

Could you come up with a new movement you’ve never done before? How about 5000 new movements…just for the neck? I just did, and it only took me a few hours, including writing this article. If you want to become radically creative in some area of your life, learn how to build a “novelty engine.” >>

The Biopsychosocial Model of Stress

What are the causes of stress? Is it “all in your head,” or is it also in your body, and even in your culture? And what can baboons teach us about social justice? Find out more >>

Why Mindfulness is Not Enough for Personal Change

Can you have too much mindfulness? Is Buddhism compatible with actively making changes in one’s psychology? Read on >>

NLP, Science, and Pseudoscience

What should we make of claims that NLP is “pseudoscience”? Read on >>

The Case Against Mindfulness

What is meant by “mindfulness”? Is it always a good thing? Read on >>

More Articles

If you are itching to read even more articles by me, I’ve written many for the site BeyondGrowth.net. You can view the archives here. Warning: some are very snarky.