Re-training the brain, creating new habits a matter of repetition

ArlenJ.com July 7, 2020 Theories as to how long it takes to form new habits and change mindsets have been around for decades. Plastic surgeon Dr. Maxwell Maltz said in the 1950s that it typically took patients 21 days to get used to their new noses after rhinoplasty. The same time frame was noticed when ….  Read More

Floyd Mayweather unorthodox training patterns lead to neuroplasticity

ArlenJ.com July 5, 2020 Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s resume speaks for itself. He retired from professional boxing in 2017 with a 50-0 record. His final victory was by TKO over UFC boxer and mixed martial artist Connor McGregor. Mayweather’s victory over undefeated wrecking ball Diego Corrales on January 20, 2001 was perhaps his greatest victory. Many ….  Read More

Coronavirus: Alpha males, face masks and COVID-19

ArlenJ.com June 23, 2020 States continue reopening at their own individual paces as the COVID-19 pandemic does not seem to be going away. At least 25 states experienced increases in COVID-19 infections this past week, according to data compiled by the New York Times. A Reuters analysis found that COVID-19 infections increased by 25% for ….  Read More

War on men: NFL, NBA are completely different games in 2020

ArlenJ.com June 18, 2020 A quick Twitter search of the term “toxic masculinity” turns up both disturbing and revealing posts as to the 21st century war against men. Several memes with men in dresses and makeup come up immediately. It is called toxic masculinity if you do not embrace and encourage this lifestyle. Michael Kehler, ….  Read More

African American men facing biggest test since American slavery

ArlenJ.com June 16, 2020 Ask any black American about the uptick in police killing them and they’ll tell you the same thing – it’s always happened like this, accept today everyone has cameras. The May 25, 2020 murder of George Floyd has sparked massive, sustained protests across the country and world. The murders of Breonna ….  Read More

Positive Self-Talk facilitates conscious command

ArlenJ.com June 14, 2020 Writers are perhaps the most eccentric people in newsrooms, film studios and marketing agencies. Those who have worked in said industries know it’s quite common to see writers reading their own work out loud. Some view this as strange behavior. But every writer is taught in journalism or English school to ….  Read More

3 Tips for Becoming a Professional of Thought

ArlenJ.com June 8, 2020 Medical school is perhaps the most difficult career path of all professions. A bachelor of science is required – four years of undergraduate studies. Medical school is another four years of rigorous study. The residency lasts anywhere from three to seven years depending on specialty. Thus 15 years of education and ….  Read More

The Children are the Revolution

Arlenj.com June 6, 2020 Elementary and middle schools teach American children the basics for navigating U.S. social structures. Most can read, write and comprehend literary works at an adequate level by eighth grade. Addition, subtraction and multiplication tables are also regular part of the curriculum. The 21st century brought the world wide web and internet ….  Read More

The Cocksure Soul Podcast Episode 2: Thoughts and Energy in Communications

ArlenJ.com June 2, 2020 Warning: this blog post contains explicit language Arlen J was born in Texas. He was raised under that proverbial “southern gentleman” guise. Always be polite, say “bless you” when someone sneezes, go to church every Sunday, etc. Granted Arlen still has a relationship with God, albeit different from the childhood version. ….  Read More

Mike Tyson: From Egoless to Ego-Go

ArlenJ.com June 1, 2020 The word “ego” traces back to the early 19th century. It translates to “I” in Latin, meaning the self. Of course “I” is a personal pronoun in English, referring to one’s self. Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud expanded on the concept of ego with his 1920s personality theories. He posited that the ….  Read More