30 Day Happiness Challenge: Day 21

Meditation I made sure to get a few minutes of meditation in this morning after I made it in to work. Then I did a few more at lunch. I think the multiple times per day is a good idea, but I’m not sure if it is better than one longer session. I feel like […]

30 Day Happiness Challenge: Day 20

Meditation I didn’t get the meditating done in the morning, but I did manage to set aside a few minutes in the evening. Not right before bed either, which was a nice change. I also tried a different guided meditation, one that was supposed to be for creativity. It was much more of a visualization […]

30 Day Happiness Challenge: Day 19

Weekends are still pretty tough on the challenge front. I feel like I am not able to control my time as much as I am during the week. Part of the problem is that I wake up later, usually with Theo, which means I don’t necessarily have any quiet time in the morning. Part of […]

30 Day Happiness Challenge: Day 18

The morning started off a little different today. I suppose I could stop saying that since it implies that I have a normal morning against which all other mornings are judged, and since it is fairly clear by day 18 that this is not the case. I could just accept the fact that every day […]

An Argument for Scarcity: My Experience with Ting

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Among the many different outlooks on life is the dichotomy of scarcity and abundance. To grossly oversimplify: scarcity sees the world as a place of lack, of competition, of limited resources, where frugality is the way to succeed and the object is to increase the size of your pie slice; abundance sees the world as […]

30 Day Happiness Challenge: Day 17

I installed a new alarm app last night to see if that would help with the getting up early. It worked. Melanie might not be all that happy with it (I may or may not have blinded her with my phone’s flash; I haven’t asked yet). So I wasn’t totally rushed on my way to […]

30 Day Happiness Challenge: Day 16

Meditation Today I woke up and basically got right to work (on account of the time at which I got up). And my day got hijacked by a project I wasn’t anticipating. While eating lunch in front of my computer, though, I remembered how ineffective my meditating at night has been, and I realized that […]