Category: Living on Purpose

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Keeping the Boat Afloat: Three Practical Rules for Sanity

I am a person who enjoys pretending that I am not, in fact, a human, but some kind of Herculean Alien from a planet where multitasking is actually possible and the days exist in 43 hour segments. I am sure many of you can relate to this, especially with the piles upon piles of exams to study for, social lives to maintain and the … Read More Keeping the Boat Afloat: Three Practical Rules for Sanity

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On The Art of Influencing

Want to be an influential teacher? Want to be a productive boss? Want to be followed? Learn how to learn.   I want you to think back, to hold in your mind the teacher that counted, in your eyes, as a meaningful teacher. The Sir or Madam of whom you will not kindly forget; from whom you perhaps accredit a plethora of valuable life … Read More On The Art of Influencing

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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”.