Category: life

that’s not what I wanted

Sometimes life has a way of leading you down a different road than the one you thought you were traveling. Maybe it takes twists and turns you follow because you are avoiding something else…maybe it just is. The harder you try, the more amplified any obstacle will become. Recently, I’ve been working so hard at writing, trying to get power and Internet in my off grid situation and building things to make my life a […] read more

are you thinking too much

As an introvert, sometimes I think too much. A defining attribute for us introverts but a little balance is good too! Thinking is not a bad thing if it is solution oriented. It can otherwise lead to a downward spiral. It’s obsessive and compulsive behaviour and can be changed. It can paralyse and lead to depression. It is unhealthy if: You start reviewing the same thoughts (ruminating) You are not taking actions on your thoughts […] read more

a lesson from aesop: the hares and the frogs

It has been a while since our last lesson from Aesop. The Hares and The Frogs The Hares were so persecuted by the other beasts, they did not know where to go. As soon as they saw a single animal at has been a while since our last lesson from Aesop. The Hares and the Frogs “There is always someone worse off than yourself.” If you are reading this, it is likely, you are one […] read more

slow down when the opportunity arises

Sometimes it’s time to slow down or stop what you are doing to take care of other things. For the next few weeks, I’ll be doing just that. Slowing down. My body has been fighting a cold, which is thankfully gone, battled with a sore knee the week before that and I have been preparing for one of the biggest challenges in my life. I’m moving off grid. You can read more about my off […] read more

10 reasons why green living is good for your mental health

Some of you may be aware of my other blog, simply stephen, about green simple living. Simplicity and green living go hand in hand. It helps reduce stress, depression and anxiety. They are a match made in heaven. Here’s why. conscious consumption – green living and simplicity are about making active, deliberate decisions. If you are aware of the choices you make, you will slowly become aware of the things that effect you. As your […] read more

this too shall pass – all things are temporary

There’s an expression “when life deals you lemons, make lemonade” and today it seemed fitting for me to write about it. If something is sour you need to sweeten it. Life works like that too. It deals you all sorts of surprises and you have to work with them instead of fighting against them. I have tons on my plate this month. I’m getting ready to go off grid, trying to find the right supplies […] read more

season greetings for 2011

Another year has come and gone. I’m pleased with the growth. Mine and the growth at cope with life. I’ve got a good foundation to help more people in the new year and know that I’ve already helped some this year. I’m looking at making a much greater impact next year with more focus, motivation, desire and effort. Your support and participation will be appreciated. In the meantime, I wish all of you a very […] read more

life doesn’t always lead where you wanted

Life doesn’t always lead where you wanted. But it sure does take you to some pretty cool places. Sometimes not the greatest places, I admit. That helps you build character and develop your skills. What a fantastic opportunity! Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. ~ Robert Frost Gaining virtues and strengths helps you in life. Picking a path […] read more

how to stop complaining

Complaining is a habit many of us get into. It’s a hard one to stop. Especially, if you hang around people that complain all the time. It’s easy to do. Think about all the complaints you hear at work, on public transportation, in the shops, on television. It’s everywhere. do you really like hearing about it Wouldn’t it be more refreshing to to hear positive news and be surrounded by positive people? It’s a fact […] read more

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