What if death was a key to living well? The ancient philosopher, Socrates, had a very different view on death than those of his time and the people of today. While many of us are here worrying about the things that come following this life, Socrates fully embraced his final days. As it’s relayed in … Continue reading Death: A Look at How We View The End of Our Lives
Sometimes, people end up being very different than we think. Every person you meet will be different from everyone you already knew. At this moment, there are billions of people living on this planet. Each of these people has a slightly different way of viewing the world and the events that happen. They all have … Continue reading Seeing The Complexity of People
Change might be the single most important part of life. Our world is nothing without change. Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash Life is all about change. We all start out as tiny, incapable babies. … Continue reading Learning to Embrace Change
Time is one of the most powerful decision making tools we all can use. Many of us have made a few decisions based on our emotional state at the time. We were angry at our friend, so we tried to force them to see our pain. We felt disrespected by a coworker, and refused to … Continue reading Learning to Let Time Make Decisions
Peace and Solitude are the ingredients that allow me to be fully present in life. School is a busy place. Each day requires managing homework, exams, friendships, and personal responsibilities. It doesn’t take very long for the stress to build. As I’ve grown through this semester, I’ve come up with some strategies that help me … Continue reading Staying Calm During the Difficult Times
We spend a lot of our lives searching for answers. Whether it be figuring out a better way to fix something or how to live a happier life, we seek insights and approaches that we don’t yet know. This search for answers is something we begin at a very young age. We show kids how … Continue reading How Many Ways Are There To Do Something?
I find that I spend a lot of time wondering about how I could be a better person or live a better life. It’s a thought that I think about when I wake up in the morning and before I go to sleep at night. Throughout my day, there are moments where I stop and … Continue reading Do We Need Something Better?
I might have a slight obsession with possibilities. Do you ever look up into the night sky and wonder how everything got to be exactly where it is? Have you ever walked through a library and imagined that vastly different places those books came from? Maybe you’ve seen a product or heard an idea that … Continue reading Being Open to the Possibilities
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash How many amazing things do we miss each and every day? Has that street corner always been occupied by the amazing drummer that shouts “I made some money” at the gift of a dollar bill? Has this office always been filled with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee? These are … Continue reading Observation…It’s About What You’re Looking For
Each and every one of us has our own definition of success. With these different views, we each develop our own keys to achieving our definition of success. Photo by Clark Tibbs on Unsplash Before I can establish my key to success, I’ll provide a brief overview of my definition of success. In my view, success … Continue reading My Key to Success