• I have no clue how I found Zat Rana's article, maybe back when he published at Medium, but that doesn't really matter, the good thing is that I did.
    I really like the idea of consciously writing the things one keeps learning in life -in a kind of statement's list of what you need to pay attention to or you need to remind yourself- and review it often. 

    The writing (or the compilation) of the main ideas is a necessary  part, but the revision is crucial. Sitting down once in a while and seeing what has changed, what maintains, what obvious statement isn't obvious at all anymore, and which new ones you can add to that are apparently missing.

    To be honest, I wish I had written Zat Rana's list because there isn't a single one I wouldn't include in mine and because there is a lot of truth in each of them.
    I have my favourites though: 1, 7, 14, 34, 40,

  • If you haven't subscribed yet to Mark Manson's newsletter: Mindf*uck Monday, you should. I can't think of a better way to start your week.

    Although you might know Mark by one of his two best selling books: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck or Everything is F*cked; a Book About Hope, I personally think that his blog is his better strength.
    I am sharing with you one the three weekly "potentially life changing ideas" to get started. In this case, it comes down to a simple formula: Unhappiness is a mistake, because:
    Happiness = Expectations - Reality
    Mark argues it by quoting Schopenhauer: “All happiness depends on the proportion of what we claim and what we receive. It is immaterial how great or small the
  • "In Silicon Valley, techies are swooning over tarot-card readers. In New York, you can hook up to a “detox” IV at a lounge. In the Midwest, the Neurocore Brain Performance Center markets brain training for everything from ADHD, anxiety, and depression to migraines, stress, autism-spectrum disorder, athletic performance, memory, and cognition. And online, companies like Goop promote “

  • Probably, many of you don't know about Tim Minchin's existence. But I honestly think you should get a chance to find out who he is.
    He is comedian, an actor, a writer, a musician, a director.... but this is what he does.

    The reason why I am inviting him here is for what he says and believes in. In 2013, the University of Western Australia awarded him an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters and invited him to address the graduating class.

    I have to confess that I have a weakness for commencement-speeches, but a side of my preferences, I think that we all should listen to what he has to say.
    It may look simple and obvious but it's extremely important and relevant in order live a life well lived.

    Find the time and the space to watch it. I promise you won't
  • Love -True Love- has been one of my main topics forever, but even more so since I got married last year and made the commitment, in front of my friends and family, to "Love Well". Big deal.
    But what the hell is "loving well"?
    Loving seems easy, natural, an effortless feeling, especially if we don't understand what it implies. But to love well entails a lot of reflection and very intentional personal work.
    In our contemporary society, we always center the equation on how we want to be loved, on how we need to be loved. The radical change of paradigm here is getting "you" out of the question, translating it into: How do you want to love the other? 
    For the Buddhist tradition, True Love relies on 4 aspects:
    • Maitri: The ability (and not only the willingness) to make the other happy, which directly requires understanding the other and what makes him/her happy.
    • Caruna: Compassion. Which begins with self-compassion and the capacity to
  • Mark Manson, Author, Thinker and Life Enthusiast, as he defines himself in his popular blog: markmanson.net, is the writer of the best seller book The Subtle Art of Not giving a F*ck (2017) and he has just released Everything is F*cked. A book about Hope (Spring 2019). He is sharp, funny, edgy and he really knows what he is talking about when he talks about why we can't trust ourselves, and he "carefully" takes the time to explain us why. Just a selection of the fundamental ideas of his article that it’s worth reading.