How to Get Healthy (Everything I Know in One Post)

The greatest wealth is health. – Virgil Introduction As I mentioned in my introductory post, I like to take complex information and distill it down to first principles or basic concepts. In my opinion, there are few categories of knowledge that have been subject to more disinformation, over-complication and even political manipulation (vegan vs. carnivore, “big agriculture” influencing recommended diets, etc.) as health.  Is coffee good for you? How about eggs? What about sitting vs standing all day? The things we’re supposed to do seem to change by the year. A lot of our confusion comes from sensationalist media and … Read more

How to Turn Regrets into Life Lessons

I see a lot of motivational quotes and memes on the internet about how one is not supposed to live their life with regret. My reaction to that is: how is someone supposed to correct course in life or make sure they’re not on their death bed with a list of regrets if they’re not going to at least acknowledge their regrets? I think our culture has a few problems in this regard. First, many have a sort of “just don’t think about bad stuff ever” mentality. These people can’t handle regret or other negative emotions at all simply because … Read more

A Gentle Introduction to Zorga

How My Failed Software Helped Me Figure Things Out In the introductory post I mentioned the topic of personal development and how I think it’s important to living a good life. Zorga was the name of productivity software I had developed several years ago (the name is a twisted version of the word “organize”) that I ultimately decided not to launch. I built the software because I was obsessed with productivity (based mostly on the Getting Things Done system) as a way to improve my life and effectiveness. The software was actually pretty good but I eventually realized (as many … Read more