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So a friend of mine asked for my thoughts on the hierarchical nature of Spiral Dynamics.

After spending hours drafting a reply, Facebook wouldn’t allow me to comment as it was too long, so here I am turning my response into a blog post.

If you don’t know what the Spiral Dynamics model is, the video below provides quick glimpse into the model.

Is Hierarchy Bad?

The concept of hierarchy itself isn’t ‘bad’ by default — it depends on context.

We see hierarchy in nature, in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, and it’s often a natural consequence of human endeavours.

Someone who has spent 10 years teaching English will naturally be more experienced than someone just starting out. …


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Every body is different and because our guts are like unique chemistry labs, what works for one person might not work for another.

I remember reading a study where one person who ate a tomato had their blood sugar level spike as high as another person who ate a tub of ice-cream!

Cutting out the majority of carbs from my diet has resulted in many shocking surprises for me (including no more body odour and not being bitten by mosquitoes anymore!).

What is Keto?

Before I start sharing how Keto has impacted my life, I’ll quickly explain what Keto is.

The ketogenic diet was developed in the 1920s as a treatment for epilepsy. …


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By Peter Riverwind on ALTCOIN MAGAZINE

Regardless of whether you’re a Baby Boomer, Gen X, Millenial, financially or tech-savvy or not, it is my hope that by the end of this article, you’ll have a sound understanding of:

  1. The evolution of money and how we got to where we are now
  2. Why our current monetary system, the USD and all other fiat currencies have major flaws and are ticking time bombs, on the brink of inevitable collapse (the US is currently $22.5 TRILLION dollars in debt and growing)
  3. What Bitcoin is, why it’s the best form of money that’s ever been available to humanity and why you’re shooting yourself in the foot if you’re not getting involved now and being misguided by those who don’t have a…


I was introduced to meditation in 2017 and since then it’s become a daily practise in my life.

Box breathing (also referred to as tactical breathing by some) is a breathing technique taught by Mark Divine and is used by Navy Seals to calm themselves during intense and stressful situations.

Combining daily meditation with this tactical breathing technique has noticeably improved the way I feel (both mentally and physically) on a daily basis, even from Day 1 of trying out this breathing technique.

What is breathwork and how does Tactical Breathing benefit us?

Breathwork is a way of changing your breathing patterns in order to influence how you’re feeling and improve your mental and even physical health. …


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The ego is one of the most popular topics when it comes to self-development, self-awareness practices and spirituality.

We generally hear the ego being talked about in a negative light — something that controls us where we have little power over and should resist, repress and even destroy in order to advance forward to a greater state of happiness and possibility. It’s seen as a problem within ourselves.

Your ego (otherwise known as your sense of self and is the accumulation of your entire life’s (up to this point) worth of experiences, emotions, baggage, trauma, issues, hopes and inspirations that affect the way you think, behave, react, feel, and express yourself. …


How you make your money is more important than how much you make — especially if the freedom of travelling around the world full time is your goal.

Having the ability to work from your laptop provides you with the flexibility to work from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection.

It’s important to take into consideration the cost of living in the places where you decide to travel/live in.

My income from working on my laptop stays the same, however depending on where I choose to live or travel to, my expenses can change dramatically.

For example, one month of living expenses in Melbourne, Australia(where I grew up) would allow me to live in countries like Poland, Thailand, India, Turkey, etc for three to six months (and sometimes the quality of life was even much higher than I had in Melbourne)! …


This is going to be a lengthy post where I unpack and share all my belongings, why I have each item and a few tips that may help you travel and pack lighter.

If you were instead looking to see how I earn my money to travel the world, then read my other article here: How I Make Money to Travel the World

I’ll break this post up into three parts:

  1. Clothing
  2. Electronics
  3. Miscellaneous

Some people may consider me a minimalist however I’ve never been one to care for or let labels dictate my actions and behaviours. …


Memories of 3 months living in Poland

Poland…I am surprisingly going to really miss you.

I lived in the north of Poland in a beautiful city called Gdansk which is part of the tri-city area where it’s like three cities (Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia) combined into one.

It only takes 30 minutes to travel between all three cities by car or train and each place has it’s own unique charm.

Gdansk — Industrial and working area and where a lot of events happen.

Sopot — Where the night life and party scene is. Also where the wealthy opt to live.

Gdynia — Quiet and peaceful…


It’s been a year now since I’ve been living this lifestyle (digital nomad, location independent, nomadic lifestyle, whatever you want to call it) — moving to a new country every few months and making an earning from my laptop.

Here are 14 practical tips that have been tremendously helpful for me on my nomadic journey so far:

1) Have 3–6 months worth of savings if possible

I learned this from a book called Profit First by Mike Michalowicz for businesses where if you have 3 months worth of expenses saved up, you have a 75% chance of surviving in case something goes terribly wrong in your business. …

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Peter Riverwind

Nomadic ✈️🌏 - Blockchain & Digital Currencies, Travel, Marketing, Business, Self-Development.

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