Category: 3. Muse Better

  • 2023 in Books

    2023 in Books

    STATS: 29 books20 Audiobooks8 Kindle books2 Real book3 unfinished books2x: The speed I listened to audiobooks2 Chinese booksE in Diversity score (4 Female Authors) CATEGORIES: 8 History & Culture3 Science Fictions3 Thrillers2 Environment6 Biographies & Memoirs1 Politics1 Coming-of-Age Fiction3 Health & Parenting2 Business BOOK OF THE YEAR: What’s Our Problem?: A Self-Help Book for Societies,…

  • 2022 in Screw Ups

    2022 in Screw Ups

    Stumbling towards the meaning of life.

  • 10 Years of Meditating

    I started meditating in 2012, when Headspace was launched. What are the useful things that I’ve gotten out of doing something for 10 years? Throughout this time, I tried all kinds of apps, such as Insight Timer, Calm, Ten Percent Happier, Waking Up, Oak. I went to a 10 day silent retreat, virtual retreats, even in-app retreats. I experienced Vipassana, Metta,…

  • The Very Useful Definition of Mindfulness

    I just finished listening to Lex Fridman’s interview with John Vervaeke. I have been hearing about John and found his ideas intriguing. He is a thinker and a narrator that I feel connected to. I enjoy his talks, but they are always heavy, which makes listening to him “work.” His content is heavy and complex.…

  • Year 2021 In Random Moments

    This is the final piece to wrap up 2021- a selection of moments that defined the year: The Bandwagon of 2021 The Change of 2021 The Shittiest Shit I Said I Wouldn’t Do But Did Anyway in 2021 The Most Sudden End of 2021 The Most Shamelessly Proud Moment in 2021 The Best Investment in…

  • Year 2021 in Books

    Some Stats: 26 books 18 Audiobooks 6 Kindle books 2 physical books 27% of them written/co-written by female authors 3 Fictions (the last fiction I read was probably Harry Potter …… ) 2x: The speed I listened to audiobooks Now, onto the books: 👾 Understanding Comics By Scott McCloud 💆🏻‍♂️💆🏻‍♂️💆🏻‍♂️💆🏻‍♂️💆🏻‍♂️ I love the book. It’s…

  • I Love Them. I Want Them.

    I Love Them. I Want Them.

    These were my first pair of Nike Frees when I first joined Nike back in the 2000s. I wore them everyday. But darn I just announced my “values” to the world. I want them, but I don’t need them, but I want this. Damn, life is not fun.

  • I Am Now A Gig Worker

    I was hired as a Bravely Pro last week. Bravely is an online coaching company. It hires contract coaches (Bravely Pro- my latest professional moniker) to provide on-demand coaching to employees of Bravely’s corporate clients. So yes, I am now in the gig economy. Instead of driving people around in cars or delivery food on…

  • Morning After

    I fell ill- fever, sore throat, nasty cough. The feeling in the first morning of recovery is special. I feel weak but hopeful. I feel refreshed, and it’s a rare kind of refreshed. Perhaps it’s because I am slowly regaining smell, and so I am only smelling a fraction of all smells. These are strange…

  • Day 2 Without the Apple Watch

    Day 2 Without the Apple Watch

    My watch broke 2 days ago. I wore the watch since the moment it was launched in mid 2015. It’s been 6 years. I missed it at the gym. I used the “Intervals Pro” Watch app as a haptic timer for my HIIT workouts. It worked great because I would move among intervals by following…