Tidying Up

“‘Does this spark joy?’ If it does, keep it. If not, dispose of it.” Marie Kondo On the surface, Marie Kondo is a petite Japanese lady with an unhealthy obsession for tidying. If you’ve read her books or watched her Netflix show, you know she’s fixated on finding things to keep instead of scrounging forContinue reading “Tidying Up”

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”


“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”

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