Maybe you are stuck inside. So Pump It Up and dance around. Maybe it will make you smile and feel a bit better.
Have you ever felt lonely, lost or that you were not good enough?
I certainly have and sometimes I still do. Make no mistake, my life is very good. It is a simple life and one that I enjoy. I work, make money, have a decent apartment,have amazing friends and get to do some amazing traveling.
But when a person is on their own for extended periods of time it can start to get to you. Know what I mean? You start to question whether you are worthy of companionship. Not a full blown relationship per se. Just someone who enjoys your company and likes to do things with you from time to time. I am at the age where I don’t even know if I believe in relationships anymore. Yes I am a bit jaded.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving…
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A personal mantra is an affirmation to motivate and inspire you to be your best self. It is typically a positive phrase or statement that you use to affirm the way you want to live your life. ... The true value of a mantra comes when it is audible, visible, and/or in your thoughts. We should always be looking for mantras and epigrams. Ideas that … Continue reading Do You Have A Personal Mantra That Helps You?
A Life of Less
When my grandparents were young, none of the appliances (let alone hi-tech gadgets) in our homes were in common use — not the refrigerator, electric stove, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, toaster, television, computer, air-conditioner, microwave, etc.
None of it. They had cars, but they walked far more often than we do today. They had telephones, but not cell phones or iPhones, and they weren’t using phones all the time. They had stores, but they didn’t order things online and they didn’t buy all the time. In fact, during their Great Depression childhood, they bought very little and used very, very little technology.
And while the last 70-80 years have advanced our lives in amazing ways, and there’s no doubt that the comfort and convenience of our lives have improved tremendously … we rarely stop to consider whether technology and consumerism have always changed our lives for…
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Perhaps you know the story of the 300 Spartans. It was first immortalized by Herodotus, and then has been passed down through the ages (there’s a wonderful Steven Pressfield novel about it). If you don’t know the story, here’s what happens: Facing an invading army of some 300,000 Persian soldiers that threatened to annihilate Greece, … Continue reading The Acts of The Few Can Help The Many
Excuses are a real problem for people. And most of us have made the choice at one time or another to use excuses to stop us from doing the work that needs to be done. The excuses for why you cannot do it or why you are going to fail are all bullshit. Come on. … Continue reading Keep Your Excuses
I did have a different post I was going to share today, however with the current situation that is affecting the whole world in many different ways, I wanted to share some content that could be helpful to anyone during this time. A lot of people understandably are anxious and frightened.
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Almost 50 years ago, the Beatles whispered to us some words of wisdom: Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be. People love to complain. I do it as well. But I am learning to catch myself. No one really cares when we complain. One of the most relatable passages in Meditations is … Continue reading Let It Be