The Jar of Life

It’s very easy to live minute by minute, day by day. But are you doing what you really want to do? You still haven’t started your yoga lessons. You wanted to learn Spanish. You did order the book, opened it once and stopped there. You wanted to volunteer but you never, ever get enough time for you and your family, let alone others… Do you know the story about filling up a jar with rocks (well, big stones), pebbles (small stones) and sand? What do you start with in order to fit them all in? If you start with the … Read The Full Article …

Ignorance

A lot of people see ignorance as an insult, a word with negative connotations. I don’t. I see ignorance as something perfectly natural. We are ignorant before we are educated about something. Before knowledge comes ignorance. In other words, the solution to ignorance is fairly simple, it is knowledge usually best achieved via education. The reason I feel this simple truth is worth harping on about is that a lot of problems in life, I believe, are mis-understood as problems when in fact they are just examples of ignorance (which we’ve already established is nothing negative, it’s just a state … Read The Full Article …

Habits: How To Achieve Incredible Things

Has a single thought ever changed your life radically? It happens to me all of the time. All of the time. … and I’m just talking about small changes, but what I’m discovering more and more is that small changes count. Before I go on (well, before you read on), this is a re-posting of something I wrote a few years back on the fascinating subject of Habits. It’s actually one of a few posts I wrote on the subject, this one (which I hope you will continue to read) and the following posts about how we form habits (and … Read The Full Article …

Geo-Arbitrage: Quick and Effective Lifestyle Design

One of my favourite topics but something I often struggle to get across to people. Well, let’s give it a try here. I’d like to explain what it is, why it can be a key tool in finding financial freedom and why I find the concept so interesting. Basically, Geo-Arbitrage is awesome. Like a lot of awesome things, it is stupidly simple and boils down to nothing but good old common sense. Arbitrage First of all, let’s look at arbitrage. Just briefly. Let’s use wikipedia. I quote: “In economics and finance, arbitrage (US: /???rb?tr???/, UK: /???b?tr?d?/, UK: /???b??tr???/) is the … Read The Full Article …

Food (aka My Latest Weight-Loss Strategy)

Something that is driving me crazy lately is Food. The stuff we eat. It’s driving me crazy because I just can’t seem to get a proper handle on it. With a lot of things I’ve been able to achieve my goals with a bit of determination, a system, some impressive will-power, some powerful motivation or a combination of these factors. but Food… My Problems With Food Here are some of the problems I have with it… 1. Choices & Availability of Amazing Food Being someone who is fairly well travelled and open-minded, I love and have always loved learning about … Read The Full Article …

End-Gaining (aka The Dangers of Being Too Results Oriented)

For a long time I’ve been a fan of trusting nature to know what’s best for us. What’s best for our bodies, our diets, our well-being, our communities and the world we live in. However, whilst philosophically believing in the power of nature, in mindfulness, in healing naturally, eating naturally, thinking naturally and moving naturally, I fail to do a lot of these things a lot of the time. Nothing is wiser than nature. I have a sweet tooth and eat sugary, processed food way too much, even though I know it is bad for me. I have poor posture … Read The Full Article …