Perfection and Never Doing Anything

Perfection and Never Doing Anything

At some point in my life, I got tired of being recognized as a loser, so instead of sabotaging situations that intimidated me (like getting thrown off the track team for smoking), I began to hide behind perfection. Here’s how you do it: State a goal. Let’s use...
Living Intentionally and Why It Matters

Living Intentionally and Why It Matters

Living Intentionally Living intentionally is much simpler and more complex than we think. On the one hand, living intentionally seems easy. We just have to choose where we spend our time and money, how we treat people, what we put in our minds and bodies, and what we...
Mindfulness and Other People

Mindfulness and Other People

Mindfulness and other people has long been a topic of conversation. Even emperors offered thoughts on the topic:  “When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous and surly. They...
Mindfulness and Nature

Mindfulness and Nature

Mindfulness and Nature The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty...
Finding Gratitude in Unusual Places

Finding Gratitude in Unusual Places

Gratitude is everything. The happiest people I know are grateful. The least happy people I know are ungrateful. Gratitude takes a sad person and gives them joy. Ingratitude takes a happy person and makes them miserable. Gratitude is what allows someone to endure all...