Why all your insecurities come from your Parents Possibly one of the most important videos I have ever watched in my life. Gabor Mate explores the taboo subject of bad parenting and how it causes nearly all problems in society at it's root. If society is to evolve past it's infant like state it will have to heed the words of Dr.Mate. In it he discusses where nearly all chronic illness comes from and relationships [...]
Nowhere have I encountered the furnishings of a conventional heaven, or glimpsed the face of God. On the other hand, certainly I dwell in a psychological heaven by earth's standards, for everywhere I sense a presence, or atmosphere, or atmospheric presence that is well-intentioned, gentle yet powerful, and all-knowing. This seems to be a psychological presence of such stunning parts, however, that I can point to no one place and identify it as being there in contrast to being someplace else.
Freud's emotionalism gave me concern for I considered him somewhat of a religious fanatic, operating outside of religion's conventional context. In many ways he was a shaman, born in the "wrong" country, twice as jealous of his own "masculine characteristics" because he sensed within himself the "perverse" intuitive rushes and psychic leanings that he feared and believed could undermine the personal authority of the ego and the mass authority of the state.
Happiness is not something that comes from outside of yourself "Now, happiness comes from feeling within yourself the wonder and the joy that is within yourself, and there is no other way in any world of experiencing happiness. You cannot expect a lover to give it to you, you cannot expect a child to give it to you, you cannot expect events to give it to you. It is yours by right if you claim [...]
Links: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2013/05/all-empires-crash-soon-after-they-reach-their-peak/ http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2013/05/americas-inevitable-yet-preventable-decline/
The income inequality gap is growing especially among western nations. There are titanic societal forces at work that are creating a future that has problems that appear to be currently unsolvable. It is a dilemma that permeates all segments of society and goes to the root of how it is economically structured. The changes seem intractable and the future largely uncertain. The above videos detail this problem very well, however both present neither cause or solutions. "Companies that sell [...]
Metabolic cholestatic pruritus For the past year my girlfriend Adelle has been suffering from an unidentified ailment that caused extensive dry skin across the body and intense itching. No amount of moisturizing lotions or good fats in the diet such as coconut, omega 3s, fish oils, borage oil, primrose oil, olive oil, castor oil helped with the dry skin and antihistamines as well as corticosteroids could not relieve the itching. Recently Dr.Dan managed to identify it [...]
Old ways of trying to combat candida often involved a candida diet and a cleanse of some kind. However these strategies have largely proven to be ineffective. The science has evolved so that very specific strategies can now be used as part of a comprehensive plan to eliminate candida. Candida has been blamed for almost every disease under the sun. It is really difficult to establish cause and correlation however, because the human body is incredibly complex and the human Microbiome is even more complex.
The global economy since 2008 has begun the process of de-leveraging based on the end of a major debt super-cycle . Central banks have been printing money on a historic scale and interest rates are likely to stay near zero for the next 10 years as well. Return of capital will be challenging let alone return on capital. First of all some context for what the investing environment will be like for the next 10+ years of a [...]
"We are facing an extremely difficult time, comparable in many ways to the 1930s, the Great Depression. We are facing now a general retrenchment in the developed world, which threatens to put us in a decade of more stagnation, or worse. The best-case scenario is a deflationary environment. The worst-case scenario is a collapse of the financial system." ~ George Soros