We know now that caffeine is the most widely used drug in the entire world. However, despite this, it is also one of the most widely misunderstood substances among its users. The truth is, it is much, much more than a simple stimulant, and you can make it work for your own individual needs!
While there is a lot you can read on the subject, most of that information is either unreadable scientific treatise or personal anecdotes. Luckily for us, there is one very readable book of knowledge on the subject that at the same time derives its information from good science and remains an enjoyable read. Here are some things that we’ve learned from Buzz: The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine, by Stephen Braun.
1. Caffeine Will Make You Speedier, But Not More Skillful.
While some of the great artists and minds throughout time have loved coffee, their work did not necessarily benefit from their consumption of the drug.
Studies of caffeine do show that it can enhance productivity, but mainly that is limited to work that is straightforward and does not require much abstract thought. Science has also shown that caffeine can help retention of ‘declarative memory,’ which is the same memory that allows students to remember exam questions. Continue reading
Sometimes curiosity gets the better of us. More often than not, though, our curiosity leads us to fascinating places we’ve never been that will change us for the better.
Thankfully, there are plenty of books out there that will satisfy our natural inquisitiveness. At times, we come across works that change our lives in profound ways. For example, we are brought up to see one reality (this world), one way of thinking to discover things (science), and one spirituality (our cultural religions). At some point, we are bound to come across alternative interpretations like multiverse theory, the philosophy of science, and different spirituality.
Below we’ve chosen five groundbreaking books for you that can help you on your journey toward a different knowledge than perhaps the one with which you were brought up. We hope they inspire you too!
The Secret of the Soul, by William Buhlman
The jury is out as to what the nature of reality actually is. It is an ancient question that has been asked by philosophers for all of written history. Perhaps you have been on this journey to look deeper than what you can see superficially and come across groundbreaking concepts such as the law of attraction, psychic abilities or out of body experiences.
If you have, then you certainly are aware of how our society at large feels about such things. It can be difficult to reach our own potential when it seems like everywhere there are skeptics. Continue reading
Do you run your emotions or do your emotions run you?
It’s a simple question that is loaded with thought-provoking, inner exploration. One that really makes us sit back and think about what really is steering course in the direction our lives are headed. Are you on track towards a collision or are you on sailing on smooth waters? are the questions you need to ask yourself.
Emotions play a major role in shaping the paths in life we take. Therefore it is crucial to be in a place of mind where we can be confident that we are letting our clear intuitive processes have the controls, rather than allowing our emotions to run the show.
Don’t get me wrong emotions are a good thing, they give us the ups and downs on the road of life. To experience joy, grief, sadness and exhilaration are what being human is all about! Yet, it’s all about sitting back and knowing that an emotion is just that: an emotion and by recognizing it, you can control how you feel and take back the seat of power in your life.
1.You’re stuck on repeat
Recreating certain scenarios in your life is a sure-fire sign that you have former emotional traumas that require healing.
You may find that you keep choosing the same partner, the same job or the same living arrangements all of which do not serve your higher good. You may find that you are prone to addictive substances and crowds of people you also are prone to this behaviour. Know that you are not weak, you just need healing. Continue reading
Beginning December 25th, 2015 with Uranus stationing direct, all major planets in our solar system will be moving direct/forward.
Stephanie Forest, who is the first known astrologer to officially recognize this astrological phenomenon, has created a hub for all astrologers and followers of astrology to communicate on their perspectives on the upcoming All Planets in Direct Motion cycle.
Stephanie states, “Now, here in this moment, from our geo-centric view, our entire solar system, moving together, in the same direction, like a flowing cosmic river, all traveling towards this one direction. From the position of the Sun or Earth’s perspective, All Planets in Direct Motion represents an organic, holistic, synchronous, harmonious group passage through the endless universe. “
Stephanie goes on to write, “ An APDM cycle is definitely one of hope for the future. It’s uniquely a time where the earth’s perspective becomes like the Sun. Continue reading
If you are looking to increase your mental perspectives, outlooks, and what have you, then these documentaries are just for you.
Mind you, there are a variety more out there that could have gone into this list, however, we figured it best to give you the 50 we thought would do the trick.
These are all really wonderful suggestions and ideas, if you have any of your own, feel free to comment about some of your favorite mentally reinvigorating documentaries you’d like to share with everyone!
1.The 11th Hour (2007)
2. We are Legion – The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)
3. Black Whole
4. The House I live In
5. Dreaming Awake At The End Of Time
6. The Great Culling: Our Water Continue reading
When we are faced with our most troubling times, sometimes wisdom and advice from people before us can make all the difference of a new perspective. We must thrive to be our best and also allow ourselves to rest when we feel we cannot go on much longer.
It is okay to admit to defeat when the time has come and surrender yourself to the universe and it’s many wise lessons it can bring to you. So, in case you have a bit of a fog about you, these fifteen empowering quotes can inspire and mentally reinvigorate you.
1. ”I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do in the future, but I know that in the present, I know what I need to do.
The plane that I am on is going to crash, so I’m jumping, and something tells me that I will find a parachute on the way down.” – Mark Sicignano
2. “Fulfillment is natural and not to be ashamed of. Ecstasy is a state of the soul transmitted through the body. Union consists of two people opening to the same Being” - Deepak Chopra
3. “The simpler and clearer, the better. To be simple is to be direct. To be direct is to be honest. To be honest is to be fully human.” - Jeff Jarvis Continue reading