The life changing magic of the humble checklist
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed; forgetting important tasks; or feel like you’re constantly spinning your wheels but getting nowhere? What you need is a simple daily checklist. If you already use to-do lists or tried task lists but found they didn’t work for you, this approach is almost guaranteed to make a meaningful impact on your…
A brief introduction to Stoicism
When you think of philosophy, do you think of stuffy academics and boring concepts that, for the most part, are of little relevance to your daily life? Meet the ancient Greek and Roman philosophers who will challenge your notions of philosophy and see what they can teach you as you go about your life today.
My grandmother’s hands: in favor of leisure
In the 1930s, evolutionary biologists were convinced that the biggest problem facing humankind would be the question of what we should do with our new-found leisure. A little over nine decades later, not only do we have no time for leisure, we no longer seem to value it, either. Instead, we are caught up in…
Ancient strategies to help you live the good life
When you think of the good life, you may think of enlightened hedonism: a life where you seek a mix of affluence, social status, and pleasure. That’s the cultural norm that is modeled to most of us across the world. But does that truly make for a good life?
How to live a meaningful life
Most of us would agree that we want our lives to feel meaningful. And yet, we take a rather bleak view of the meaning of our individual lives. So what does it take to live a life meaning? Drawing from philosophy and my own answers to this question, I offer some suggestions on what could…