Category: Living on Purpose

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Happy Vegeversary!

This past week, a dear pal and I shared in a celebration of one of year of vegetarianism. This post is my reflection upon how different of a person I am from one year ago, accredited to vegetarianism. Also, the word teleporting is used in this post, so as if there wasn’t incentive enough to read it before.

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I’m Against Moral Relativism…But That’s Just Me

We have become terrified of being thought of as “narrow-minded” or judgmental. Because of this, Moral Relativism has taken hold, a “You do You” regime. So we sacrifice our own beliefs and morals in order to appease and comfort each other…but to what end? What are the consequences?

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“What is Decided in the Head is Done”

Psychologists for years have had it out over the “nurture vs. nature” influence on our genetic expressions, and it has ultimately boiled down to the idea that there are influences from both. What if we took this even further: what if not only outside, environmental nurturing has an impact on our genes, but also how we nurture ourselves? Then, ultimately, aren’t we also responsible for our own genetic expression? And therefore…what we decide in the head can be attainable.

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“Sleep is good, he said, but books are better.”

My challenge for the not-yet-New-Years’-Resolution-committed is read 6 books in 12 months. Just ~5 pages each night. In this post, I offer my 6 recommendations for this resolution, with summaries and pictures included.

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When Humanity Becomes Objectified

With the rise of customer service jobs comes the rise of dehumanizing the people we serve. We begin to treat each other like objects, and not like people. What are the consequences of this? Why do we feel guilt or a lack of satisfaction? What would it mean for humanity if we took a small and obtainable amount of effort to treat each other like actual people?

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Happy Old New Year!

A brief post this Sunday (300 words, I did well) about a new kind of holiday that should be celebrated just as much as New Years.

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A Secret to Happiness

Happiness is ultimately relative. It is something that applies to each one of us individually and cannot be made universal. It is not an equation, there is not a right answer. This post shares a secret to the foundations of happiness that I do believe are universal and that have yielded happiness for me.

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Equity > Equality

When should gender equity be perused over the traditionally desired gender equality? This post includes my thoughts on the feminism movement and then gender equity in regards to nutrition. The metabolism of a female is different than the metabolism of a male, and there are consequences for choosing to ignore this. I propose a basic nutrition guide and a 7-day nutrition plan for a male and for a female, comparing and contrasting the two in order to reveal why it is important to keep equity in mind.

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An Ode to the Preternatural Churchill

November 30th is Winston Churchill’s birthday! This post is in salute to our great hero and the reasons why I hold such a high respect for Winston.

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My Recipe for the “Good” Conversaton

Human beings are social creatures. The desire for a good, satisfying conversation is inevitable, no matter the degree to which one identifies oneself on the “introversion-extroversion” spectrum. What is it that lends hand to a good conversation? How does one go about hosting a good conversation?

“Be brave enough to begin a conversation that actually matters”.

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If You Don’t Think You’re Being Hunted, Think Again

We take our present circumstances as the dominant Earth Species for granted, supposing that we no longer have the predators we once did as an early species to worry about. Dinosaurs? Wooly Mammoths? Minotaurs? Half-Shark-Half-Snakes? No worries. Extinct or debatably nonexistent. Unfortunately, friends, the human-race-as-prey problem is far from being over. A new predator has emerged, more subtle and more cunning than a Half-Shark-Half-Snake. This post will expound upon the predatory threat to our contemporary society and the ways that we might possibly defeat it.

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Press Play

“Hydrogen jukebox” comes from a line in Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” (1955): …who sank all night in submarine light of Bickford’s floated out and sat through the stale beer afternoon in desolate Fugazzi’s, listening to the crack of doom on the hydrogen jukebox… Ginsberg explained that the hydrogen jukebox signifies a state of “hypertrophic high-tech, a psychological state in which people are at the limit of their sensory … Read More Press Play