Progression and Variety

It's easy to just get sick of exercise if you keep doing the same thing over and over and over. That's why the number 1 advice from fitness pros is to change up your routine. However, it's also easy to lose motivation if you keep jumping from one thing to another. After all, there is... Continue Reading →

From Discipline to Habit

Last week I reached a personally significant milestone of 365 consecutive days of meditation. It seems like a huge number to some, but I knew I would not stop, ever, since day one. So what was it, that got me to commit so utterly to meditation on 11th of May last year and to never... Continue Reading →

Comparison Trap and How to Leave It.

An air of comparison was very rife in our household when growing up. Younger siblings were compared with me, often elevating me to a higher status, and I was compared to my classmates and friends, encouraged to think I was the smartest, prettiest, best at everything. And when that was demonstrated not to be the... Continue Reading →

Fun vs Happiness

Happiness doesn't always feel happy (Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project) When I was a child I didn't like chocolate (note: back them in Russia we had no milk chocolate, only dark). Because it was bitter sweet. And I fixated on that bitterness because my immature palate could only take in one flavor at a time.... Continue Reading →

The Cost of Not Being a Kid

A couple of years ago I was doing a self-esteem course. The course had a book with each chapter signifying an area of your life that you need to address. One of the chapters was on your inner child. The book's author said that if you skipped the entire book and ONLY did that chapter,... Continue Reading →

The Cost of Truth

This blog was born in the minds of two people - me and my ex. When we were still together we used to have these philosophical discussions about life and how everything is a trade-off. Many events and choices we encountered seemed to always lead to the one conclusion - if you want to have... Continue Reading →

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