Hi. It's the first Minimalist Monday & I'm going to share my 3 reasons why I chose to become & stay "a minimalist" My first experience when I felt the need for simplifying my life was when backpacking from Spain to Andorra & I had way to much baggage. It hindered me... I wanted to … Continue reading Post #104. Why I Chose to Become “a Minimalist”
Just saw a TED talk by the author & researcher Emily Esfahani Smith about meaning vs. happiness. This is a summary. We are pursuing happiness which makes us unhappy... Many feel hopeless... depressed & isolated... Can the constant feed of news, the constant comparison on social media and the addiction to technology have anything to do … Continue reading Post #103. Emily Esfahani Smith on Living a Meaningful Life
"Potential unexpressed turns into pain." - Robin Sharma "The longer you live a ‘safe’ life, the more your goals, potential, and any sense that your life has meaning all fade away and eventually seem beyond reach. You’ve consigned your soul to Part X. The only way to take it back is to identify what’s really … Continue reading Post #102. The Dreamer & The Doer – How Are They Getting Along?
"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped." - Tony Robbins *** Hi! Hope you're doing great. Being focused... Being kind... Staying true. Hope you're focusing on what matters most in your life... Life's too short to focus on anything else... But I must admit, many times it's difficult to see … Continue reading Post #101. How to Shape Our Destiny With Less Stress & More Certainty
Find it difficult to commit to large goals? Start small. Look to the next horizon and commit to something that feels believable, doable. In may 13th, I decided that I was going to write 100 blog posts. They didn't have to be great, even good. I simply wanted to feel how it feels to write. … Continue reading Post #100. Climb Small Mountains First & The Feeling of Reaching a Destination
"Happiness and freedom begins with a clear understanding of one principle. Some things are within your control and something are not." - Epictetus When stuff happens, we can either accept it or try to change it. The problem appears when we try to change things we have no real power to change... You know... Sometimes we … Continue reading Post #99. Seek to Understand Rather than Judge & Force (everyone will be better off for it) Part 2.
Once there was a Little Seed on an field. He was jumping around, feeling small and lonely... The Little Seed felt so little that he hid himself behind a rock, so that no one could see how little he was. "I'm so small... Useless... I will never amount to anything... I'm just a seed. A … Continue reading Post #98. The Little Seed & The Big Tree