Taoism: The Philosophy of Wu Wei and Weakness as Strength

Reading Time: 4 minutes It is important to remember that this concept promotes non-forcing of anything. If you have to force it, you may see a perceived improvement in your situation immediately, but you may just be setting yourself up for failure later on.

Buddhist Principles: Don’t Shoot the Second Arrow

Reading Time: 4 minutes Don’t shoot the second arrow is a Buddhist principle telling us what not to do after misfortune befalls us. According to this metaphor, the first arrow is the misfortunate incident itself, and the second arrow is our negative reaction to it. By telling someone not to shoot the second arrow, we are telling them not to make an unfortunate situation worse than it already is by reacting in a negative way.

Kant’s Three Rules for Living Well

Reading Time: 4 minutes Living a good life is ultimately what we’re all striving for. Everybody wants more money, status, and possessions in our society with the often unrealized purpose of simply living a better life. But what is a better life, really?

Modern Fitness and the Philosophy of Exercise

Reading Time: 6 minutes The modern approach to exercise is misguided in many ways. In order to change this, we must understand why this is and how to shift our cultural philosophy around exercise.

How to Permanently Fix Your Insomnia

Reading Time: 6 minutes Every article seems to give the same advice on insomnia: exercise, meditate, create an evening routine, etc. Instead, this is a personal plan giving you a framework to solve the problem on your own.