Category Archives: Podcast

#38 A Week Into the Juice Fast

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A week ago today, I started the next phase in my cleanse, a juice fast.  This is something that I try to do, at least once a year, to help me break food addictions, enhance my self discipline, change dietary habits and maybe even clean out my body a bit.  This year I’ve been integrating frozen, antioxidant rich smoothies as well, as a way of transitioning to lower calorie diet more gradually.

Its going really well so far.  I’m feeling great and don’t miss the typical foods that much.  I’d like to keep it going for as long as it feels right, maybe another week.  Then I’d like to spend a few days water fasting.

#37 The Dysfunctional First-World Obsession With Safety

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Our society is overrun by fear and concern for safety.  Whenever some incident occurs, be it a transportation incident, terrorist attack, natural disaster or accident, this culture of fear and paranoia grows and consumes us; but at what cost?  Why does our society take this fear and concern for safety, to such a level, where it becomes highly dysfunctional?  Why do they turn to the government for answers, when the government always makes things worse, or is itself even the problem?

These are topics which are discussed on this episode of the MyStrangeMind VLOG.

In the wealthy modern societies, there is a huge obsession with safety. Safety is great; but it can go too far, to where it begins to hinder life and even cause damage to our selves and our society.

The anxiety around all of this fear-based concern causes untold problems with people’s wellness.

Recorded on 2014-04-28

How Professionals and Intellectuals are Controlled

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Many of the dysfunctions in modern-day society can be understood, if only we understand how people are controlled.  The way people are controlled is not some back-room conspiracy; but happens in broad daylight and is easily recognizable, once you begin to recognize the kinds of influences that are at work on most of the influential people in society.

#34 Breaking Addictions

Addictions plague us in many ways that we do not suspect. For instance, we are often aware of drug addictions; but unaware of food addictions and how these addictions can be as bad if not worse than drug addictions.

There are also a variety of ways of neutralizing addictions, many of which are very simple and effective, which are seldom attempted. These addictions can be broken, in a shorter time than many tend to think, if only the willpower is mustered to break them and the right techniques are used.

#33 New Wiki Project Coming Online OpenMindSpace.org

I’m really happy to announce that a new free-thought wiki project I’ve been dreaming up for quite some time has finally gotten off the ground! I intend to use this resource as a way of documenting concepts in depth, linking to other resources and connecting the dots in novel ways.

A BLOG or VLOG is great for a stream of personal insights; but a wiki really gives one the ability to refine and connect those insights. I like how a wiki is ordered around concepts and ideas, rather than a stream that puts newer items ahead of older ones.

Lets say I write an article and then I want to go back and add more to it. In a blog, this is cumbersome, because you then have to bump it up to the top again and its not exactly intuitive, how to browse based on concepts. A wiki solves this problem.

I intend to continue to use this blog for the sharing of thoughts and insights, while using the wiki as a way of documenting, organizing and connecting information.

Check the New Wiki Out at OpenMindSpace.org