voluntary simplicity

SIMPLE LIVING GUIDE: Financial Independence—valuing your life energy at work [Step 7]

SIMPLE LIVING GUIDE: Financial Independence—valuing your life energy at work [Step 7]

Last step led us through a contemplation of what we really need to feel fulfilled in our lives; along the way, we discovered that paring...
March 11, 2013 × 0 comments

video

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Death is real, it comes without warning and it cannot be escaped. An ancient source of strength and guidance, The Tibetan Book of the...
March 10, 2013 × 1 comment

travel-living

KALARIPAYATTU: Experience the awesome acrobatics of this ancient martial art

KALARIPAYATTU: Experience the awesome acrobatics of this ancient martial art

Kerala in southwestern India is known for its vibrant arts scene, in part because of the ancient martial art Kalaripayattu, known...
March 10, 2013 × 0 comments

quotations

BUDDHIST QUOTES: Mindfulness, Buddhism, meditation impermanence, suffering

BUDDHIST QUOTES: Mindfulness, Buddhism, meditation impermanence, suffering

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or...
March 9, 2013 × 0 comments

alternative therapies

THE PTSD REVOLUTION: Mindfulness, meditation and relaxation methodologies as treatment

THE PTSD REVOLUTION: Mindfulness, meditation and relaxation methodologies as treatment

Science points to a hyperactive response in the amygdala as the heart of the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)…but...
March 9, 2013 × 0 comments

sustainability

ENERGY EFFICIENCY: A competitive economy is an energy-efficient economy

ENERGY EFFICIENCY: A competitive economy is an energy-efficient economy

The UK came on top in the International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, a report by The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy...
March 9, 2013 × 0 comments

voluntary simplicity

SIMPLE LIVING GUIDE: Valuing your life income—minimizing spending [Step 6]

SIMPLE LIVING GUIDE: Valuing your life income—minimizing spending [Step 6]

[Read Step 5 of the Simple Living Guide. Go to Step 1] The previous step asked us to create a wall chart showing our monthly income,...
March 8, 2013 × 1 comment

visual arts

GODS IN PRINT: Masterpieces of India’s mythological art

GODS IN PRINT: Masterpieces of India’s mythological art

As a child, I would lie on an enormous wooden swing, which was right in the middle of my grandparents’ family room and look at the...
March 8, 2013 × 0 comments

essays

RISK VS FUN: Growth inevitably involves testing our limits

RISK VS FUN: Growth inevitably involves testing our limits

1. In the yard at the preschool where I work, I recently saw something I could scarcely believe. It involved two little girls and...
March 7, 2013 × 0 comments