Self Improvement, Simplicity

The Hierarchy of Problem Solving

Abraham Maslow nailed it. In 1943, the American psychology professor came up with this pyramid called Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Back in the 40’s, psychologists focused their time on figuring out how to fix people’s problems, or in other words, minimize the negatives. Maslow believed more time should rather be spent figuring out how to maximize the…

Happiness, Simplicity

The Journey Not the Destination

I recently read an amazing book called No Impact Man. It’s about a guy named Colin Beaven who lives in New York City and goes off the grid and lives, well, with no impact. For him and his family it’s no electricity, no subway, trains, plains, local food only…the list goes on. It’s cool to follow along…

Mindfulness

3 Things I’ve Learned from 3 Years of Meditation

I’ve been meditating on a semi-regular basis for the last 3 years and I really want to write out what I’ve learned from it (and learned about myself) so far. 1. Personal Benefits I’ve Noticed Before the how-to of almost any guide to meditation, there’s typically a list of why meditation is so good for…

Self Improvement

A Mission Statement for Yourself

It’s quite common for a company to have some sort of mission statement or motto. From a business perspective, if you don’t state what service you want to provide, your core values and your intended purpose, it’s easy to lose your way and get pulled in different directions. For example, Patagonia (a popular outdoor clothing…

Sustainability

The Problem With Packaging

One night before a work shift I rushed to a grocery store and bought a basket full of assorted snacks and quick meals. One thing I grabbed was this: A typical frozen dinner, Healthy Choice Gourmet Steamers. I’m sorry to single you out Healthy Choice as you’re not the only culprit but you make a…