Archives for March 2013

14 Things to Do Besides Watch TV

We are a nation of television watchers.

A common evening routine for most people is to come home, eat, sit in front of the TV, then go to sleep.  It’s physically and mentally unhealthy.  It’s passive, not thought-provoking, and antisocial. Studies …

How to Escape Materialism

“The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

It has only been a year since I came to the realization that we are being pushed towards materialism …

How to Deal with Detractors

It would be easy for me to say that I simply avoid negative people, period.  But it’s not that easy, is it?

As I am about to embark on a rather large career change, many detractors have come out of the woodwork to share their opinions, albeit not …

How to Call a “Timeout” During Your Day

Have you ever been in the middle of such a chaotic day that you wanted to call a “timeout”?

Sometimes, life gets so complicated; we have plates spinning, irons in the fire, and our day is a runaway train we are trying desperately to catch up with. …

How to Steal Like an Artist

“Good artists borrow. Great artists steal” ~ Pablo Picasso

It’s okay to steal.

If you want to build a skill, you almost have to steal.

While society has taught us that it is virtuous to figure things out for ourselves, I have found that most …