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Alchemy of the anxiety

Is anxiety useful? Can it be controlled. Is it in any manner useful or is it mostly not?

Setting goals for creative work

I have watched a minimum of 15 of your podcast appearances, where you talk about Carol Dweck’s Growth Mindset and how you especially combine it with your deep understanding of the underlying dopaminergic pathways, which has absolutely blown my mind. I took many pages of notes from your various podcasts, like “getting the dopamine from effort and friction, effort being the right path, focussing on the process rather than the outcome etc.”. But I really struggle to understand how to set long- and short-term goals properly, in order to really focus on the effort process, while still having a concrete goal in mind at the same time (which confuses me a bit). Especially when you work in fields, where you simply can not really set actual measurable goals like in e.g. math (i am a music producer for a living and setting an exact goal like “creating 1 song per day (or week)” isnt hardly ever going to work out because its creative work and the process and timespan is always different per production). So the question is: Are goals neccesary for it and how do i set the best short and long term goals for the growth mindset (as a music creative), so that i can really give my absolute best effort to enjoying the process consistently, if i can’t define career goals clearly? Thank you so much!

Value of massage and other body work

Can you talk about whether there are neurological benefits from different types of body work, including massage, Rolfing, craniosacral, myofacial, etc.? Thank you.

Achieving consistent state of motivation

I alternate between periods (few weeks to a couple of months) of two binary states - extremely high motivation to do multiple things (side, projects, making music, etc) OR really low motivation where I can barely do anything and only look for short term entertainment like video games and pornography. What would be the best set of protocols to normalize those extremes into a more stable and consistent state?


What's the science behind a headache? and what to do to avoid taking medication for it or to make it go away faster?