The time to live is now.

I learned a lot of things the first time I read Anthony Bourdain’s career-catapulting memoir, Kitchen Confidential. Including but not limited to: don’t order the fish on Mondays, never piss off the chef by asking for your steak well-done, and pass on the seafood frittata at brunch.

Uncle Tony regaled…


Is it time to create the 2.0 version of yourself?

Do you ever wish you could undo the way you are perceived by the people around you? Like most people, you’ve probably spent years cultivating a version of yourself that is now ingrained into the minds of everyone in your social sphere. You’ve in a way been pigeon-holed. And maybe…


Stanford neuroscientist explains “The Physiological Sigh.”

I was recently on a flight from Dallas to Las Vegas. After deftly dodging potential human Covid hazards inside the airport, I was finally herded to my seat near the back of the plane. It appeared I had a row to myself. I had manifested this. Thank you, universe.

Time…


According to a famous study on delayed gratification.

Last Saturday night I had a bulletproof plan for my Sunday. I had my alarm set for 5:30 am and was going to attack the day like a honey badger. Do honey badgers take Sundays off? Hell no they don’t. …


Tip: It helps to think like a kid.

We were barely five years old when my next-door neighbour Josh and I became obsessed with birds. The freedom they had, the grace, the flying. My favourite being the wise old owl. One fine weekend I decided that, like an owl, I too wanted to fly.

I recruited Josh and…


It comes down to dopamine and ‘subjective rewards.’

David Goggins is revered in the community of high performing athletes. A retired Navy SEAL, phrases like “toughest man alive” and “fittest man alive” tend to be bandied about when his name is brought up. He is regarded by many as one of the top endurance athletes in the world.


You are not born with charisma, it is learned.

I was a bumbling fresh-faced 15-year-old the first time I realized the power of charisma and confidence. My friends Myles, Jeff and I were sitting in Myles’ car (he was 16 and had his license) in the dilapidated parking lot of…


Use these techniques to make your writing pop.

Writing in simple language is probably the most overlooked and underrated principle in the entire writing realm. The majority of your writing should be short, snappy and to the point.

There’s nothing worse than coming across an article you’re interested in, only to be greeted with long-winded, convoluted sentences riddled…


Apply these and watch your happiness soar.

Back in 2002, I went on my first backpacking trip to South America. One night, after enjoying an evening of drinks and dancing at Mr. …


Red Flag #5 — The penis incident.

New love. What a drug it is. An unrivalled exhilaration that can lift you so high that you wondered how you ever got by without it. A blissful, intoxicating fog that can blind you like staring into the sun. …

Ryan Hagen

I took a walk through this beautiful world. Journalism/Communications grad Freelancer/Traveler/Location-independent

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