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  1. @EugeneTheSage I don't know much about Ashram but maybe there are other options to consider as well. I would start by figuring out what is the minimum income per month you need to sustain a decent lifestyle. Once you have that number, start looking for some easy part-time job. Somewhere you'll be able to do your stuff without too much interruption. I'm thinking: librarian, night guard, Aupair, online conversation tutor for foreign people, some easy IT ticketing job, deliveroo or Uber Eats bicycle courier, Uber driver, ..you know things like that that won't require a lot of work and will let you do your own thing either at work directly or give you enough time after working hours. None of those examples may be good but you get the message. Make sure you're not trying to leech on existing system by pulling money doing nothing. The world doesn't work like that (no offence )
  2. Judo for nearly 14 years and kickboxing for 3 but not anymore. I'm glad I did it though, I've learned a lot and my life has been shaped by those practices significantly. I think Judo would be a good choice. You'll toughen up, get in the best shape of your life, become more agile and coordinated and learn a lot of really cool moves. On the top of that there is a great sense of companionship within the club and a healthy sense of competition. It just takes a while in the beginning to get into the "fun" bits as you'll be learning how to fall, how to move, grapple etc but that's part of the mastery process. Just be prepared for a lot of close physical contact with other men
  3. With mustering as much open mindedness as I can at this stage of my journey I'd like to believe that somehow they possibly work but not for everyone and not always but hey...herbs and drugs work the same way we can just trace the mechanism. Maybe we just don't understand how these things work.. So couple possibilities here: 1. They work as placebo as @flowboy described. Placebo can be as powerful therapeutic as anything else out there. Placebo can cure stage 4 cancer. 2. They work but you need to pick them from pristine sources, keep them clean and charge often. They also need to allign with your constitution (I don't know if I believe anything i wrote in this point 🤔) 3. They work but we don't know how to measure the therapeutic effect, same way 1000 years ago we didn't know anything about biochemistry and pharmacology and back then medicine was a woo woo of experimentation and shamanism. Maybe we need another 100 years to understand their effects. 4. They don't work and are a complete waste of money. There is also this option. It's kinda like Schroedinger's cat. For now they work and don't work at the same time because we just don't how to tell for sure
  4. damn, that's a powerful perspective
  5. It may very much be possible that this is a great contributor. Lithium has been shown to damage the pathways in the cell responsible for energy production. Not suggesting you take yourself off but maybe have a chat with the doc and see if your dose isn't too high? Not sure if you've ever tried finding a more holistic cure for the condition that Lithium is suppressing but might be worth having a chat with someone in your area Good luck!
  6. Just because Sadhguru said something doesn't mean it will apply to 100% of humans. Maybe for those who can transcend the desire for having a purpose and desire for meaning. But most people, even those following him are not at that level of development and never will be. If you have no purpose in this life, what ar you going to do? It will be easier to seduce you into some half-assed soul-crushing job because you gotta pay your bills somehow. Having no purpose makes you susceptible to corruption and to compromise on your integrity and highest values. If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” Finding a meaningful life purpose is a great way to be able to transcend the necessity for purpose and meaning. It is more difficult to do that when your ass is owned by corporate
  7. Well, it always starts by identifying your field of research and the audience you want to present it to. If the audience is the general public (e.g. sociual media) you will present it in a different way than if the audience is from the academic environment. If the audience is more corporate, you will need charts, KPIs and financial indicators more than words really...and so on. You can also just meta analyse existing research or you can do your own research by working with actual people within the area of your interest. Both ar a valid way to test hypotheses. But again, depends on what you are trying to answer. Reading a bunch of books is also considered research as well as talking to experts in the field. Collecting personal experiences is also a form of research It is important to be aware of potential biases on both researcher and the participant's sides. Biases are the most common way a research quality is compromised
  8. @Alfonsoo you need to figure out a way to make sales and get paid. That's the essence of any start up that is to survive. The start-up graveyard is full of brilliant ideas that were poorly marketed and poorly monetised. It really comes down to "will people/businesses be willing to pay you for it?" and "How will people/businesses find you?" You need to become a value providers and give so much value to the world/people that they won't be able to help but pay for your services. Do you know who is your ideal nische client? Forget mass market, you probably don't have a capital for that. Designate your ideal client, understand their problems and what they want without knowing they want it. Then find out where they are and then figure out a way to talk to them. Seth Godin's - Marketing has been a nice eye opener as well as Don Miller's Building the Story Brand. Of course you need to cross all the red-tape - accounting, setting up a business on gov website, have your own website, be GDPR compliant, have a business account setup etc. But those are just formalities. Marketing yourself and making sales is the only way to survive
  9. It is hard to find something that is a nice combination of spirituality, mastery, fitness and some effective self-defence without carrying too much of an ego-punch. I think we have completely bastardised muay-thai. The tradition is lost and it has been turned into a semi-MMA now. You can still find those hardcore muay Thai gyms in Thailand where they kick down banana trees and practice on tires but most of those are now tourist attractions for Instagram videos Aikido is beautiful but I doubt the effectiveness of the real-time self-defence element. If you don't care about it being practical, aikido would work really well for you. Judo has a great element of practicality, fitness and mastery however in the west the element of spirituality is lost but not in the East where regular sessions of pre-training meditations are still being held. I think the same goes for Taekwondo. It is becoming more and more like kickboxing rather than an art. Qigong, I dunno if I'd consider a martial art it is more of meditative practice but can be practiced along any of the martial arts Wing tsun kung fu is a nice combination of all as well. Capoeira is interesting but there is just too much ego and posership involved these days. It is probably the most demanding o all for brain-body coordination and agility.
  10. We may as well add the model for those who are unfamiliar with it. This is such a brilliant depiction of ignorance stemming from lack of experience. You can just see this phenomenon on social media beautifully.
  11. Spot on sir. 99% of skin acne products are a complete waste of money. Acne is best treated both from the outside and from the inside. The commercial acne creams are literally just chemically removing the black & whiteheads, there is no treatment involved. It is a shame that this is also how medical treatment of acne is done. Either that or putting you on Roaccutane that works similarly to a weak dose of chemotherapy no specific recomms as this is very country-specific but make sure to pace yourself slowly. Replace one product at a time. Sometimes you may need to try 2 or 3 different brands to find something more gentle that also works. Frankly the biggest difference I noticed was stopping use of Gillette blades and only keeping to an electric razor . Saves a lot of money and you don't need foam, after shave and after shaving cream. Reduced exposure to chemicals and gives you much better skin quality
  12. @Chris_Esoteric get his vitamin D in check. f he is not getting exposed to sun a lot he can benefit from up to 5000 IU vitamin D for 3 months. Some Zinc Citrate (50mg) before bed can help boost his adaptive immune response and antibody production Keep his diet light, mostly raw, high in fibre, low in salt, sugar, burned and grilled food. A good echinacea tincture made by a herbalist or a herbalist company can help with recovery. Ivermectin if the doctor could prescribe it can be helpful Add mushrooms to his meals for some addition beta glucan support I'd be careful with any systemic anti-inflammatories, you actually don't want to suppress immune function but you want to strengthen it. All the best, I'm sure he'll be better soon.
  13. You're asking for a cookie cutter approach. It ain't work like that. It is important your food alligns with your expectations, environment, taste, culture, ethics, goals, activity levels etc. For example being fruitarian in Sweden or trying to be carnivore in Hawai are not alligned with the environment. Eat mostly what's local. Ignore most "super foods". They are usually overpriced, imported and carry the worst nutrition per dollar ratio. If environment is a concern, eat mostly plant based and local with as little beef as possible unless you know your farmer and their treatment practices Eat mostly plant based but this is not a requirement unless there is an ethical preference. Most importantly experiment with a variety of diets and foods to find out what works best for you. Observe your energy, skin, digestion, sleep and libido then adjust accordingly. If you think you eat healthy but your energy is low, the diet is not right for you and you need to keep exploring. When being pushed towards a specific diet always look for a source of bias or financial incentives Hope that helps
  14. Ceramic is safe but not as durable as amalgam. It is probably around 20% lifespan compared to mercury but at least it is not toxic. But always address the root cause of the cavity first and make sure it is treated and cleaned 100% before crowned
  15. @Karmadhi it really depends on the type of rice since there are probably 50 different ones. If you eat rice always look at the fibre content per 100g dry weight. Don't waste time with looking at names those things mean something else in different places. Look at all the rice available in the store and pick the one with at least 6g+ of fibre per 100g. Typical low fibre processed white rice isn't too good but in poorer countries it is an essential source of calories so sometimes there is no way around it. And sometimes it is the only choice. In those cases you gotta add the fibre from elsewhere so blunt the glycemic response. If your budget allows get one of those big bags. I usually buy 8 kilo bag of high fibre natural rice (9g fibre/100g) .