Minimalism, Simplicity

The Century of the Small

“Perhaps that’s what the 21st century has in store for us. The dismantling of the Big…. big bombs, big dams, big idealogies, big contradictions, big countries, big wars, big heroes, big mistakes. Perhaps it will be the Century of the Small. Perhaps right now, at this very minute, there’s a small god up in heaven…

Happiness, Mindfulness

A Lesson From Siddhartha

I’d like to share my favorite quote from the novel Siddhartha, by Hermanne Hesse. But first to give some background of the situation in the story, Siddhartha and his friend Govinda are living in the time of Buddha. Govinda follows closely the teachings of Buddha and is seeking enlightenment. Siddhartha however goes out on his own,…

Happiness, Health, Mindfulness

It’s All in Your Head

The mind is a powerful thing. Most of you have heard of the Placebo Effect, where people have been cured of serious ailments like chronic pain, depression even stomach ulcers just from the power of thought, believing that they are taking a medical drug when it’s in fact just an inert pill. This concept applies…

Self Improvement, Skills

The Many Benefits of Speed Reading

We all have had that overwhelming feeling wandering through the library or bookstore and seeing all these treasure chests of potential knowledge but then thinking of how many hours/days/years it would take to get through them! Up until a few years ago, I considered myself a slow reader. And I just sort of accepted it…

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