Talking About Turning 30 – Setting Goals & Self Improvement

I’m turning 30 this week and every 5 years I like to do a little inventory of everything in my life – kind of like a life assessment.

I look at my bills, where my money is going, what I’m eating, my self-esteem, the people in my life, my activities – everything. I like to spend a lot of time in quiet contemplation as I think deeply about my goals and how I can be sure to stay on track. Sometimes old goals may become irrelevant as new goals come up. I try to think about all of these things when setting new goals for the year.

This year I am focusing on two main goals. Continue reading Talking About Turning 30 – Setting Goals & Self Improvement

Cleaning Up Your Own Messes – Are You a Thief?

Stealing is stealing. When you steal from someone you place yourself above them, saying “my needs are more important than yours”. When you steal time from someone you say, “my time on earth is more valuable than yours”. Stealing someone’s things is also stealing someone’s time because they most likely had to work and put in the time to earn whatever you’ve stolen. Continue reading Cleaning Up Your Own Messes – Are You a Thief?

Life Before Mindfulness – The Best Things Come From Hard Work

“Mind whirling like a washing machine, carelessly flinging thoughts and words around endlessly like dirty socks. It was all such a mess before mindfulness.” Continue reading Life Before Mindfulness – The Best Things Come From Hard Work

Is The Modern Lifestyle Deadly? – Returning to a Natural Rhythm

The way we live is out of tune with nature. Everything is artificial, fluorescent lights, recirculated air, and genetically modified foods. What happened to the sun, a fresh breeze and food made the old fashioned way.

Is anything real these days? Does anybody care?

Our ancestors used up physical energy harvesting foods and hunting, they earned every calorie they took in. Nothing was handed to them on a plate and everything was fresh. They ate real, organic, whole foods, exercised constantly and spent most of their time outdoors. Continue reading Is The Modern Lifestyle Deadly? – Returning to a Natural Rhythm

Good Day or Bad Day? It’s All How You Look at it – Six Steps to Positive Thinking

Our joy, and perhaps even our curse, as human beings often come from our ability to chose the way we will view and interpret the world. People who are able to grow a more sunny outlook on things are happier and have less stress than those who tend to focus on their problems. It seems like a no-brainer – always think about the best parts of every situation. Still, many of us find ourselves stuck on the negatives. Continue reading Good Day or Bad Day? It’s All How You Look at it – Six Steps to Positive Thinking

Flexing the Inflexible Muscles – Rituals, Routine, & Surprises

These rituals and routines are comforting and they keep me calm, clear headed, and productive. I give myself enough time to work mindfulness into my morning and it becomes a part of everything I do. Starting my day off right, with a good mental foundation. Continue reading Flexing the Inflexible Muscles – Rituals, Routine, & Surprises

Bodhisattva Vows in My Bathroom Mirror – The Intention to Do Good

People sometimes question taking a vow to undertake an impossible task. Someone once made a comment that I was “setting myself up for failure” by holding an impossible goal. This statement misses the point completely. Continue reading Bodhisattva Vows in My Bathroom Mirror – The Intention to Do Good