Things are rough out there, it’s hard to argue with that. The stock market. Quarantines. Hospitals filled to capacity, and beyond. Travel plans cut short. Families cut off from loved ones. And terrible events have been happening for all of humankind. My province of Nova Scotia in Canada is dealing with the worst mass killing … Continue reading There Have Always Been Times Like These
1. Don't suffer imagined troubles 2. Accept your own mortality 3. Remember whose opinion matters 4. Schedule stillness in your life 5. Find the beauty in everyday life 6. Take the view from above 7. Live by a code 8. Reflect often
Maybe you are stuck inside. So Pump It Up and dance around. Maybe it will make you smile and feel a bit better.
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?
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
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
Besides co-writing most of The Grateful Dead songs, John Barlow wrote these 25 Principles of Adult Behavior when he turned 30. Be patient. No matter what. Don’t badmouth: Assign responsibility, not blame. Say nothing of another you wouldn’t say to him. Never assume the motives of others are, to them, less noble than yours are … Continue reading 25 Principles of Adult Behavior