Push Through

It’s been quite a while since my last blog post here at Apotheosis, and I figured it was time for a status update of a sort. I’m busy putting the final touches on the first chapter of my first book, Rescuing Your Future: A Manual For Those Who Feel Left Behind. The chapter will deal […]

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Plato’s Tripartite Theory of the Soul: A brief Meditation

The Indo-Europeans, who most likely developed a pastoral and agricultural culture somewhere on the rolling steppes of Asia (Ukraine is a popular guess), were introduced to the domestication of horses and the implementation of chariots by the Near East cultures they came into contact with, like Mesopotamia. The story is a bit obscured by history, […]

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On Sacrifice

Neuroscientists divide our individual conception of self into two categories: ‘I’, which refers to our present awareness of self in the moment, and ‘me’, which refers to our conception as a past and future self. Most of us are lost in our heads, thinking about the past–past hurts, for example; or, we’re thinking about our […]

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Do This For Renewal and Recharging

We inevitably fall back on old habits and routines during our journey towards self- betterment, and when this happens it’s easy to feel discouraged, like a failure, and out of control. When we feel like we cannot stop the chaotic whirlwind of our lives, we tend to dismiss our own self-agency. This is especially true […]

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Information Overload

Having more information at your fingertips isn’t always good. Your brain struggles to piece together a cohesive narrative, and inevitably you will come across contradictory views and accounts. We usually end up defaulting our opinions to some ideological spokesperson as a result, and this is the exact opposite of what we consumed the information for […]

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The Laws Of Human Nature, by Robert Greene, Part I: Master Your Emotional Self

Robert Greene’s newly released book, The Laws Of Human Nature, meets the precedent set by his bestselling The 48 Laws Of Power, Mastery, The Art Of Seduction and The 33 Strategies Of War. Greene specializes in unmasking the Machiavellian side to human nature, and in many ways, this latest book represents a culmination of his […]

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My Top Three Keystone Habits

Okay, so you know that you need to create good habits, and you know that the way to do this is to: 1. Find the cue. 2. Alter the routine. 3. Keep the reward. If this information is new to you, or if you need a refresher, see my blog entitled The Power of Habit, […]

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My Top Ten Favorite Books Read In 2018

Recently, one of my Instagram followers requested that I make a reading list and post it online; and so, with excitement, I gathered up some of the life-changing books that I’ve read in 2018. I read widely in both fiction and non-fiction, but in an effort to match the recent themes of my blog articles, […]

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When You Fail At Your Habits

We all KNOW we should exercise and eat right. Most of us who are educated and who keep up with the “Success” literature and media KNOW that we should meditate. And yet, we fail to implement new habits from time to time. Perhaps we fail just starting them, and then quickly give up. For the […]

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The Wisdom of Athena

The ancient Greeks were perceptive students of human nature. Often, their myths encoded great insights, but required deep thinking, reflection, and contemplation in order to grasp. One of the most popular goddesses was Athena. Athena sprang from the head of Zeus, fully formed and dressed for war. Athena, it turns out, embodied the wisdom of […]

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