Note: If you are just joining this post, the series began here where I chronicled my journey. It is a good place to start. Ahimsa paramo dharmaha Non-Violence is the highest ethical code Perhaps it's because I have been grounded in Eastern philosophy where the idea of karma and re-incarnation is central to life. In … Continue reading Why I Went Vegan – The Ethical Compulsion
Note: If you're just joining this series, you may want to here, the first in the series. In my last post, I explained the personal journey that took me down the path where I started switching to a whole foods plant based diet. In this article, I want to explore the scientific evidence that helped … Continue reading Why I Went Vegan – The Scientific Evidence
Ever since I made the transition to cutting out animal products from my diet, I've met more people who have questioned me about my choice than any other choice I've made. Suddenly, everyone becomes a nutrition expert. This series of posts is my attempt to explain why I made the decision to switch. In this series of … Continue reading Why I Went Vegan – My Personal Journey
I've been experimenting with different success strategies and I'd like to share one that seems to have a great yield for me: Momentum. In a nutshell, here it is: the best way to beat procrastination, get more out of life, etc is to build momentum by doing ANYTHING that is productive. Pick just one super … Continue reading Building Momentum
2014 has been a good year and I wanted to review some progress I have made, some stumbling blocks, and discuss a few things I would like to accomplish in 2015. Social Assertiveness Perhaps the most significant change in 2014 has been a growth in my assertiveness. I have been perhaps my own harshest critic. … Continue reading A look back at 2014 and A look ahead to 2015
Living in the first world, we're a privileged bunch. I've had the good fortune of being raised in two different worlds: the developing and developed for almost an equal number of years. I have seen both the good and the ugly. I would often reflect on the good things in my life right now compared … Continue reading Gratitude, Not Guilt
I was out with a friend a few days ago and this person was really insistent on taking pictures. I asked her why she takes these pictures of what she is doing, what she is eating, wearing etc. She wanted to take a picture with me. To remember our time together. I kept refusing her. … Continue reading Why The Selfie Will Give You No Joy
Stephen Covey once wrote: The deepest need of every human being is the desire to be understood. This need is greater than our desire to be loved. We can all think of people that love us but do not understand us. I have spent a long amount of time trying to be loved and understood. … Continue reading I want to be a failure in life. I want you to be one as well.
I absolutely love going in front of the room, perhaps getting on a stage, and speaking. The thought of such a thing might horrify some people, but not me. I live for it. I like how it makes me feel completely alive. I get to have a deep and interesting conversation (yes, I know I'm … Continue reading How to Kick Butt Public Speaking
Is one to choose a certain leaf upon the Tree of Life and pour upon it all one`s heart? What of the branch that bears the leaf? What of the stem that holds the branch? What of the bark that shields the stem? What of the roots that feed the bark, the stem, the branches … Continue reading Hate One But Love The Other?