Tag: Habit

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 12

1,300,000,000 ways to be less happy

Math is hard! Not playing the lottery is easy!

Normally I don’t seek out news, but sometimes just being on the internet you can’t help but become aware of some trendy current event that has the country in a buzz of excitement. This week the Powerball lottery jackpot grew to1.3 billion dollars, yes billion with a ‘B’. Now happy philosophers do NOT play the …

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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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