philosophy, Science, self improvement, Subconscious, Tech

Change Your State of Mind Instantly with Binaural Beats

We think 50,000 thoughts per day and up to 70% of those are believed to be negative. Negative thoughts can cause chronic stress, which will change the function and structure of your brain. In fact, every thought you have will change neural pathways and the output of brain chemicals, creating a cascade of effects (good or bad) on health and emotional well-being.


Regular meditation can reduce stress, stimulate new brain cell formation, and slow down the rate of brain cell aging. But meditation can take years to master, but don’t worry I’ve found a short-cut!

In the past 50 years, audio technologies have developed sounds that can induce the same brainwave state as meditation, by listening to certain tones. One of the most popular forms of sound technology used for this purpose is known as binaural beats.

Scientist Melinda Maxfield, PhD, researched ancient tribal drum beats the drum beats used during rituals noticed that their drum beats held a steady rate of 4.5 beats per second. This consistent beat induces a trance-like state for the tribe, due to the brain shifting into a low Theta brainwave state.

Binaural literally means “having or relating to 2 ears” so if you have 2 working ears then you are good to go. Binaural beats are created by playing two different tones at slightly different pitches (or frequencies) separately into each ear.

 The tones are played in a consistent, rhythmic manner and have powerful healing and spiritual benefits. The effect of a third frequency is produced within your brain itself.

These sounds waves give you the power to manipulate your brain waves by using any of these binaural beats. Each brainwave frequency is associated with a particular state of consciousness

So… do you want to try it? Sure you do! Here is a raw, binaural beat. Listen to it with headphones.

  • When you have both earphones in (or on) your ears, play the YouTube and notice that the tones make a single pulsating sound. Now, remove one earphone (left or right, it doesn’t matter).
  • You will now hear that the pulsation disappears completely when the earphone is removed, and comes back immediately when you put the other headphone back on.
  • When you wear both earphones, you will hear a pulsation from the 2 tones intermingling together, the brain perceives a 3rd tone from its interpretation of the left and right tones (a binaural beat).

Congratulations! You have just entrained your brain with a binaural beat!

Binaural beats cause the brain to synchronize, or entrain, itself with the beat frequency. Although, the sounds you hear do not create the brain entrainment. The entrainment is created by inaudible frequency tones or pulses that are embedded in the sounds. The soothing sounds that you hear mask the actual carrier tones or pulses. These carrier tones and pulses are called binaural beats and/or isochronic tones. They cause the brain to shift frequencies to match the tones. 


Below are the flavors of binaural beats from the high energy, “Getting Shit Done Gamma waves” to the sleep inducing Delta tones. You’ll have to listen for at least a few minutes of the video to start feeling the effects. So how do you want to feel today? Click play on the associated video.

Gamma Brain Waves (32 and above Hz) the highest frequency brain waves and are great for cognitive enhancement and energy.
Beta Brain Waves (16 – 31 Hz) are for focused attention and heightened alertness.

Alpha Brain Waves (8 – 15 Hz) for relaxed focus, accelerated learning and getting into “flow”. Your brain enters the alpha brainwave state almost immediately everytime you close your eyes. Many brainwave meditations seek to induce this state since it’s the alpha state that’s believed to facilitate a bridge between conscious thought and the unconscious mind. Alpha waves are associated with relaxed wakefulness and can occur during light meditation.
Theta Brain Waves (4 – 7Hz) for inducing deep relaxation and meditation.
Delta Brain Waves (below 4 Hz) To sleep deeper, access subconscious, healing and pain relief.

Try those videos out and I’d love to hear how it went.  Enjoy!

Linux, philosophy, Tech

How to Transform Your Old Laptop Into a New Computer FOR FREE!

You know that you have that ancient laptop in your closet that might as well be in a “laptop grave”, never to be used again. You will feel pretty badass once you completely revive it by using this one secret…  Linux. It’s not for just computer enthusiasts anymore, your Grandma could use it. Plus, you will feel even cooler when you are using it (nerdy is sexy). 

It’s like you will have a top secret operating system, with elite group of coders working 24/7 to make it even more amazing daily,  where almost all of the apps are free, 10x faster, 10x safer and viruses are so rare, that you don’t need an anti-virus. 498 of the top 500 supercomputers run Linux for a reason.

If you are new to Linux and you have an old laptop you aren’t using, you might as well try it out.

 I am certain you will want to stick with Linux once you try it. Windows is inferiorating after being spoiled by the luxury of this free OS. Linux doesn’t ever tell me it’s “not responding”, it installs the drivers I need once I plug in a device, it’s ready to go. 

Also, it’s highly unlikely you will ever get a virus (those are targeted at the unlucky Windows users), no antivirus needed (they slow down your computer anyways) and it will make an old laptop quite snappy and a new one AMAZING. Yes, I am a bit passionate for Linux.

Things you’ll need:  

  • an empty flash drive 
  • the internet 
  • about an hour
  • an old dusty laptop (all data backed up)

So, now that you have all of the above, get on a computer (that is already up and running) and plug in your empty flash drive.  

Step 1 

Download Linux Mint (I like the Cinnamon edition, but you can choose).

Download Rufus 

When they are done downloading open up Rufus and make sure it’s set for your USB, it is set to format to FAT32 and check  “Create a bootable disk using ISO image” then click on the little disk icon next to it. 

Find your LinuxMint.ISO file and choose it. Then click “Start” on Rufus. When Rufus is done, close it and reboot your laptop.

Step 2
As your laptop starts revving up again click the ESC, F12, DEL, F2, F10 or possibly F1. Your computer will tell you which key to press to get you into the “Boot Menu”,  “Boot Device Options” or BIOS (it is different on different computers). 

Get to the “Boot Menu” and use the keyboard arrows to highlight your USB drive and hit enter. 

Choose “Run live session and install” if it asks.

***** The live Linux Mint OS will start up **** 

Go to the panel where your wifi signal is and connect, or plug in your ethernet cable. 

Click the “Install Linux Mint” icon on the desktop
(don’t worry this won’t hurt a bit!)

Now, choose your language and click “Continue”. Check the box to install 3rd party apps and ” Continue“.

Choose “Erase hard drive and install Linux” (this will delete Windows and good riddance! Say goodbye to buying anti-virus and office programs! Most all of the apps and games for Linux are free!) 

Next, it will ask you for your timezone, username and password
Linux will tell you when it’s done installing.
When it does finish, pull out the flash drive and reboot the laptop.

Now it will boot right into Linux Mint! 

Congratulations! Look at you, you just installed LINUX!  😉 GENIUS!

* You will want to update it so click on Apps and find “Terminal”, open that and type:

sudo apt-get update && upgrade

Type in your password and hit enter. This will update everything and could upgrade the entire OS (that’s a good thing). You can use your laptop while it is doing all that work in the background. 

If you ever run into an issue, most of the solutions are just a Google search away. Also, I am happy to help you if you are stuck or have any questions. Enjoy!