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Is it helpful?

As the world burns with division in the wake of the covid pandemic it’s increasingly challenging to find common ground. Opinions of the subjects at hand run deep, emotionally speaking, they’re big topics that folks are unlikely to move on simply with plain logic. Truth is subjective. Humans are emotional, irrational and biased. This means […]

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We learn by doing

When I started this project to blog everyday for a year I had little idea of what I would write about beyond the first few weeks. I knew that I’d focus on mindfulness and how that worked in my daily life. But it was more a guiding principal than a plan. Plans are useful for […]

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Toeing the line

Way back at the beginning of the lockdown I was pretty outraged. I felt that the way the covid story was playing out in the media was deceitful. I felt that the government were playing us for fools. The facts did not match the warnings. The hype was exaggerated and there we so many inconsistencies. […]

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Email fatigue

I read a bunch of daily emails. I get a lot of spam too. If I don’t keep on top of them, I become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information in my inbox. A week off and I’m swamped. It happens sporadically that my attention drifts elsewhere. I go off into nature or spend […]

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Sunk cost fallacy

A sunk cost in economics is a past investment that cannot be recovered. Sunk-cost fallacy is the misconception that the time, effort or money already invested in a project will be worth more in the future. This misconception hinders our ability to make rational decisions. The┬áSunk Cost Fallacy. The Misconception: You make rational decisions based […]

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Think yourself healthy

Good health can be manifested through a can do, positive attitude. We’re essentially self creating thought machines, we humans. Here’s a quote I’m pondering from the book ‘As a Man Thinketh’ by James Allen: “Disease and health, like circumstances, are rooted in thought. Sickly thoughts will express themselves through a sickly body. Thoughts of fear […]

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No more billionaires

There shouldn’t be billionaires. They’re beyond grotesque. But we made a system that rewards psychopathy. We endorse it everyday when we buy something. It’s called capitalism. It’s a problem. We need to fix it.

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Loose threads in etymology

I had an amazing session of acupuncture and shiatsu today. The work focused in fascia release. A conversation over lunch led to an interesting revelation in etymology. The fascia is the connective tissue that holds the muscles and internal organs in place. Fasces is a bundle of wooden rods containing an axe head. Fascism, from […]

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Living with less

I’ve reached a point in my life where I’m happy with less. Materially, I have less stuff than ever, this I put down to a radical travellers approach to possessions. I ask these questions: How often do I use the item: Every day Couple times a week Once a week or less This list places […]

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Qualifying questions

I bought a second-hand bicycle the other day. I was pretty excited and in the rush to seal the deal clarity was lost. The exact specification of what was and was not included was unclear. The outcome of that uncertainty was a misunderstanding on my part and that of the vendor about just what I […]