Conservation of Energy

“Don’t mistake activity with achievement” John Wooden Energy is vital to human life. We recharge our batteries through two main activities: sleeping and eating. Sleep refreshes us mentally while food recharges us physically. Without an adequate amount of either, we end up unmotivated and too lethargic to do anything. Oddly enough, if we get tooContinue reading “Conservation of Energy”

The Ideal Steal

‚ÄúTrouble brews when we steal from the poor and give to the rich.” Robert Kiyosaki Disney’s animated version of Robin Hood was a vestigial part of my childhood. I watched the VHS many times, humming and singing along with the musical numbers. Decades later, I’m discovering the wisdom hidden in that film. For those unfamiliarContinue reading “The Ideal Steal”

Compassion

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” Dalai Lama One of the very first books I’ve read by the current Dalai Lama was “The Art of Happiness.” This book repeatedly reinforced the notion that happiness comes down to a state of mind. It’s not something that happens passively like aging,Continue reading “Compassion”

Introspection

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.” Lewis Carroll Who are we exactly? What differentiates one human from another? Clearly, we all have different physical and mental attributes – but which one differs most dramatically? I don’t think I’d be going out on a limb to say that it is ourContinue reading “Introspection”

Routine Happiness

“Routine: a regular course of procedure” the Merriam Webster Dictionary If I were to list out all of my daily routines, I’d probably find out that I’m a boring creature. It’d be a fairly mundane list along the lines of: wake up brush my teeth get dressed (sometimes) practice yoga surf the web eat goContinue reading “Routine Happiness”

What Makes Me Happy

“To forget oneself is to be happy.” Robert Louis Stevenson Another week, another list. This time, I’m supposed to come up with a list of things that make me happy. Honestly, this could be a never-ending list. Here’s a sampling: Unearthing a cookie dough nugget with my spoon in a pint of ice cream SteppingContinue reading “What Makes Me Happy”

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