If you’d like to browse through my publications chronologically, then you’ve come to the right place. This Page presents each piece of content in order—illustrating the development in my thinking over time.
If you’d like to browse through my publications chronologically, then you’ve come to the right place. This page presents each piece of content in order—illustrating the development in my thinking over time.
I look at how relationships protect us from suffering: how they’re able to diffuse trauma & kick-start the healing process. But I also explore how pain—contrary to expectations—behaves as a force for good in relationships: how it bonds people together & stirs up compassion.
I look at how dealing with hardship triggers neurological changes that boost motivation, as well as the amount of control we can exercise over our wandering mind.
I explore how taking proactive steps to overcome unpleasantness—be it a rigorous workout at the gym or simply pushing ourselves more at work—propagates changes in the brain that improve mood & mental wellbeing.
We come alive after an exhausting run. We’re flying high after a rigorous gym workout. What is it, then, about embracing discomfort—about ushering in irritation—that makes those moments spent beyond the comfort zone stand out from, say, an evening spent watching Netflix?
How do we chase pleasure without compromising on happiness? Philosophy has a lot to teach us about this. But then again, so does science—and the two share a surprising amount in common. Join me as I set out to establish a path towards pleasure, which ends in happiness.
None of us can predict when misfortune will strike. Practically speaking, however, there are certain lifestyle choices that, over time, can help us meet it head on.