Book Summary: Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker PHD

By James Razko

In this book summary of Why We Sleep you will learn that to maintain health and performance, you need more than 7 hours of sleep per night. And unfortunately, 1/3 of people in industrialized nations sleep less than 5-6 hours per night. Likewise, 65% of adults in the USA do not sleep the recommended 7-9 hours a day.  Lack of sleep correlates with a myriad of health problems, including increased risk for heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and death. Our state of sleep has gotten so bad that the World Health Organization has labeled lack of sleep to be an epidemic affecting much of the globe.

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Book Summary: The inner Game of Tennis- A Guide to Peak Performance

By James Razko

In this book summary of The Inner Game of Tennis, you will learn

  • we all have two selves, our conscious (ego) self, and non-conscious (egoless) self,
  • how these two minds are simultaneously competing and cooperating for cognitive space,
  • how quieting your self-talk will help you reach peak performance,
  • and how to acquire new skills and perform effortlessly.
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Meditation and Creativity: What Style of Meditation is Best

By James Razko

Can meditation be used to boost creativity?

You’ve probably already guessed the answer to the rhetorical question above, but first, let’s go over what we know meditation already does. Meditation reduces stress, helps control anxiety, increases self-awareness, sharpens attention, improves sleep, decrease blood pressure, and helps manage pain. And, according to several studies like this one, one form of meditation also increases creativity.

Importantly, research also shows you do not need to be an experienced meditator to reap the creative rewards.

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