There’s more to habits than meets the eye. While we’ve been told ever since we were knee high to “stop doing that”, it’s harder to do than it looks. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for August, 2013
Good or bad, habits have power.
Meditation often presents as a cliché to me. Think of monks in orange robes and baldheads, all chanting “Ooohm!” and sitting together with their legs impossibly crossed. Good for them. But what about us? Read the rest of this entry »
I can't hear you!
Please stop listening, at least, for a few minutes. Better yet, plan ahead and make it for an hour or two. Because when you do you’ll be able to hear everything and everyone dramatically better. Read the rest of this entry »
What can we do about hostile comments online?
How many times have you encountered nastiness online? It astounds me really, given there’s absolutely no need to be mean. Yet it persists and it needs to be named. Read the rest of this entry »
Wishing for luck?
When I was a kid I considered being lucky was having an endless supply of sweets (candy). Plus, I longed for that other chestnut children fondly conjure: having 3 wishes.
But my friends and I figured we were clever because we worked out how to stop our imagined luck from ever running out. Simply make one of our wishes be for an endless list of wishes. Read the rest of this entry »
Is finding wonder in books history?
Yes, incredibly, the book is dead. Long live the book! Read the rest of this entry »
Who chooses our happiness?
I know we want to be happy but must we have so many conditions to make it happen? Seems to me that the fewer rules we play to, the more abundant our happiness can be. Read the rest of this entry »
Let's just say Tasmanians find birthdays a challenge.
All around the world, birthdays are variously celebrated with celebrations steeped in tradition. Of course, some don’t celebrate them at all. But of those that do, surely Tasmania’s birthday celebrations are some of the most amazing. Read the rest of this entry »
Shopping freedom or mass manipulation?
You and I are conditioned to buy. There is a model cycle for products that runs something like every quarter, 6 months or more, depending on the product. Read the rest of this entry »