Routine

How did ‘routine’ get such a bad name? Anyone whoever got good at ANYTHING –any skill, craft, any sport, any instrument or any discipline– didn’t do ‘a little bit today’, then say ‘I can’t be bothered’ the next 3 days, then ‘go hard’ the next day to make up for …

0K (100 straight days of posts)

A student walks up to me after the class I taught as a substitute today… ‘You’re gonna hate me… but all these boxes… this is how many times today you said the word ‘okay’… Damn, that is a lot of boxes. 270. During a class where I’d told them how …

Happiness only real when shared, BUT…

A lot of us are familiar with the story of Into the Wild. Dude (Christopher McCandless or ‘Alexander Supertramp’) ditches all his material possessions, leaves behind the ratrace and his college degree and hitches up to Alaska to live amongst the bears and the salmon and the deer and a …

No complaints

This is Turia Pitt (on the cover of her recently released memoir). Her story’s remarkable (for a good version, read this), it’s one that’s necessary to understand who she is and and it’s also one that everyone could benefit from hearing. But I doubt she wants one bushfire she got trapped …

(SOME)THING IS AWESOME

Is it possible to be like this all the time? No. But we can aim  to be. There is no way with all that happens in life that you can always think everything is awesome. But we tend to focus on the things that are completely NOT awesome  (or at …

The Great power of Gratitude

Close your eyes for about 5 seconds… Okay, now Imagine that was your life. Imagine what you just saw then –nothing– was what you’ve always seen and will only see until the day you die. Just taking a moment to appreciate that you can actually see something, anything, let alone all the good stuff …

It’s just a _____.

When some thing of ours breaks or gets destroyed, there’s usually two ways to look at it: The first way’s to look at it solely from our own blinkered point of view, to get fired up and pissed off, blame others and convince ourselves that yes, this is a big deal. The second …