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These are the core domains of my life, and they act as the guiding principles upon which my daily routine is based. Additionally, they function as buckets into which I use to categorize lifestyle advice I hear or read.

I am working on developing measures for my progress in each domain. For Body, I do a health screening yearly.


The mind is responsible for our experience of the world, and the decisions we make in it, which subsequently affect that experience, like a feedback loop. It is therefore of prime importance.

Meditation: Meditation opens the mind to inner experience and the subconscious, and lessens the hold the ego has over oneself. I practice Vipassana, and read Zen.

Dreams:The expressions of our subconscious, dreams provide not only novel experiences one could never have in real life, but also allow direct interaction with the subconscious, such as in lucid or liminal dreaming.


Intellectual Stimulation: Maintaining a constant source of quality intellectual stimulation is a project I have been working on over the years. I enjoy finding ways to maximize maintaining the state of flow.


Maintaining healthy habits helps detoxify my mind from the drudgeries of work, and enhances my performance in other domains.

Yearly Health Screening

I do a health screen yearly:

Lipid Panel

Test Goal
Total Cholesterol <160 mg/dL (4.1 mmol/L)
LDL-C <81 mg/dL (<2.1 mmol/L)
HDL-C >60 mg/dL (1.6 mmol/L)
Triglycerides <150 mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L)
Fasting Plasma Glucose <100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L)
HbA1c <5.6% (prediabetes: 5.7-6.4%)


Test Goal/Notes
B12 Due to my mostly vegetarian diet
Iron Panel Due to my mostly vegetarian diet
Vit D >30 ng/mL
FBC Baseline
RP Baseline
LFT Elevated in toxin (e.g. aflatoxin) consumption

Travel: I keep a bucket list of the places I want to visit, and the mountains I want to climb.

Diet: I have developed a diet over the years, by trial and error, advice from friends and the internet, and medical knowledge.

Exercise: Provides both physical and mental benefits.


Finance and my Career are what sustain me fiscally, and give me room to progress in the other domains.

Finance: This relates to money and financial risk management, and includes:

  • Investments
  • Property
  • Trading bots
  • Insurance

Job (Career): Having a meaningful career, which provides not only fair remuneration, but intellectual stimulation in a positive environment, is a blessing.


I form relationships with emotionally mature people, and actively seek to avoid negativity/toxicity. Intelligence is orthogonal to moral goodness.