Here’s a 1959, BBC interview with Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung. The great man died just 18 months later.
He talks about his early years and the evolution of his thinking.
It’s a fascinating 40 minutes for your Weekend Watch.
Continue reading “Man cannot stand a meaningless life – Carl Jung”
Research shows that the mere smell of coffee can improve some cognitive functions.
We knew it all along: coffee makes you smarter.
Continue reading “Can coffee make you smarter? – @RogerDooley”
…with The Daily Stoic.
DailyStoic.com started life in support of the book by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman, The Daily Stoic – 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living.
The site is now a rich resource of Stoic Wisdom and, because I read new pearls of that wisdom every day via the daily newsletter, I include it on the list.
Continue reading “Stoics, stoicism, Marcus and more…”
Still stressed? The Times tells us today that a walk in the park beats stress.
And, there’s a formula…
Continue reading “Walk in the park beats stress – @TheTimes”
Wonderfully prolific and successful author Neil Gaiman, interviewed by lifehacker and writer Tim Ferriss. This goes straight to the top of my Weekend Watch list.
I discovered Gaiman years ago when, on a whim, I bought a copy of Stardust to read on the Seattle-London flight home. I was hooked instantly by his ability to weave the wildest flights of fancy into a dark but human realism.
Continue reading “Tim Ferris interviews Neil Gaiman, @tferriss, @neilhimself”
…with Art of Manliness.
I suspect some Brits might be squeamish about the title, but this blog (now the “largest independent men’s interest magazine on the web”) has everything you need to know. As editors Brett and Kate McKay say:
Continue reading “Style, strength, social skills and success…”
Things I didn’t know about Herodotus and his Histories:
Continue reading “Herodotus, Father of History”
- The title, Histories, is more correctly translated as “Enquiries”, which better describes its wandering, inquisitive, 2,500 year-old narrative.
- Herodotus was the first narrator to attempt to show both sides of the argument.
- Recent archaeological finds have proved correct some of his famously outlandish claims.
Here’s a wide-ranging Weekend Watch (well, more of a listen actually).
In this podcast from High Existence, writer, psychotherapist and Stoic Donald Robertson talks about mental health, cognitive behavioural therapy, Stoicism, Buddhism, philosophy and more.
Continue reading “Stoicism as Preventative Psychological Medicine – @DonJRobertson”