Tag: Change

Apr 29

Experiment: Abstaining From Alcohol

  It was New Year’s Day a little over three years ago.  I rolled out of bed a little groggy from the celebration the night before – not skull crushing hangover, but enough malaise to realize I was not at 100% of my potential. I felt a little better after a glass of water and …

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Feb 29

Increase Your Awesomeness With This One Simple Trick

Meditation is a super power!

  Imagine for a moment I developed a pill that could reduce stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, insomnia and fatigue. It could improve hypertension and symptoms of psoriasis, as well as boost your immune function, creativity, focus, empathy and memory. It will improve your relationships and generally make you a more pleasant person to be …

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Feb 23

Decluttering: Philosopher Ninja Style

Simple and uncluttered

  This last summer I was introduced to an odd little book by Marie Kondo titled The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. A friend of mine read this book and was in the process of decluttering – and by decluttering I don’t mean sorting through the junk drawer …

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Jan 21

Kill Your Television!

Kill Your Television: Flickr

  I used to watch a lot of television. It seemed natural. Everyone else did it and being a social creature and wanting to fit in I went along. I’ve since learned there are few things in our lives that are such a destructive force to our time, money and happiness. I actually still own …

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Jan 15

How a Podcast Can Change the World

Beauty everywhere

  A turning point. One morning, a few months ago I was listening to a podcast. It was an interview of JB Glossinger, a guy I’d never heard of. He is a coach/author/podcaster focusing on lifestyle design. Now I was listening to a lot of podcasts at the time and this one was good. Not …

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Jan 08

Why Your Life Never Seems To Change

Vision, strategy and tactics

Why your life never seems to change: A few months ago I was talking to a life coach I recently met about how he got started in the coaching business. He told me how he completely changed his career and life and I was a little blown away by it all. My life seemed so …

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Jan 01

Making a Commitment

Comittment

Making a Commitment: I intended to write my ideas for a while now, but it has taken me a long time to actually start typing. In fact, six months or so have passed since I made that initial ‘commitment’ yet I didn’t start until recently. It turns out I did not really make that commitment …

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Dec 27

The Real Benefits of Honesty Nobody Told You

amazing benefits of honesty

The brilliant late philosopher David Foster Wallace opened with the following parable at his commencement speech to Kenyon College class of 2005:   There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says,“Morning, boys, how’s the water?” And the …

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Dec 20

How to Read Blogs

How To Read Blogs

How to Read Blogs: I know, this is the dumbest title to a post ever and maybe a little condescending, but I feel like I can help you here. Stay with me for a few hundred words because this will change your life. Step 1: Find good blogs to read. Generally I like to read …

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Dec 12

Take Action

Take action

Take action. I start with this simple lesson because perhaps it is the most important. Nothing else is possible without actually doing. We cannot live our lives in our thoughts. We must do. Throughout this journey we will learn to turn off the voice in our head that discourages us from improving our lives (or …

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