Weed Control

“Don’t let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden.” Steve Maraboli Take some time to think about your body and what a truly wonderful miracle it is. It’s like a giant bag that holds and protects everything essential to your survival. Your stomach, lungs, heart, and brain are justContinue reading “Weed Control”

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

“Trouble 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”

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