The Joy of Life

The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

Christopher McCandless

10 Damaging Lies and Excuses Your Mind Loves to Tell You

The mind is a wonderful thing.  It’s also a total liar and an excuse machine that frequently tries to convince us not to take actions we know are good for us.  In the end, this prevents many positive changes from taking place in our lives.

I’ve had to learn to watch these lies and excuses very carefully in order to make the positive changes I’ve made in my life: a healthier diet, regular exercise, meditation, more sleep, daily writing, better planning, less procrastination, more focus, etc.

If I hadn’t learned about these lies and excuses, and how to suppress them, I would never have succeeded in making these positive changes.  In fact, until I knew better, I had failed countless times when I was young because my mind’s deceptive tendencies used to get the best of me.

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4 Things To Do for Your Self This New Year

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“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”
~T.S. Eliot,

2020 has finally expired,  no doubt people around the world held their breath as the old year rolled out and the New Year rolled in. 2020 was a difficult year for everyone, some of us faced disappointments, loss, near misses and all of us, whether directly or indirectly lives was touched by COVID. With the old year behind us, we should all face the new year with clear and honest resolutions to make the each moment count. 

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4 Reminders Not Devalue Your Time

Regardless of how far away you are from reaching your goals, how life or the world has treated you, don’t devalue your time by giving up, when you give up, you’re devaluing your time and all the work you’ve put into achieving your goal.

A man’s mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes


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Sometimes we’re tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.

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The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.

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Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.

Pablo Picasso 

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