Thursday, November 30, 2017

Am I Happy?


From a purely selfish point of view aside from adequately and comfortable surviving and succeeding in life, a fundamental goal is to be happy.

I remembered watching this television program an episode devoted to answering the question, “Are you happy?’


Monday, November 27, 2017

"SIT" and Be Well

I just re-read a post by Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, MD “Keeping a Heart Journal:  It Works” (source: www.rachelremen.com/keeping-a-heart-journal).

It came to me after a person asked me what can they write about should they keep a journal.

I told them to SIT.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Try A Little Mindfulness

For about 40 years, I practiced mindful mediation through Tai Chi and Qigong.

But does that mean you should take a martial art to experience mindfulness?

For some. Yes.

For others, it can be as simple as taking a quiet walk on a beach or pretending to be on a secluded planet you call your own.


Write It Down!

Years ago, I jotted notes, doodled on a wire bound notebook. 

No big deal, but I was a terrible writer; got C’s in grammar (and by the grace of God, may I add). Truth was that I couldn’t write a decent sentence to save my life; but despite this handicap, I collected a huge box of these note books and journals. 

 On occasion, I’d pick one up, and funny thing, some of these journals were over 30 years old and remembered when, where, and why I wrote on them.

It proved how important it was to keep a journal even if the contents were terribly embarrassing and illegible.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Kaizen for Personal Goals

In Japanese, “Kaizen” means good change. It’s a term used by companies that practice Lean Six Sigma to ensure best practices, operational excellence and waste and defects reduction.

Question is, can it work for an individual?