Everyone knows at least one of “those” people. You know, the ones who just pick up and go at the drop of a hat, do things on a whim, those free spirits. They are the spontaneous people, the people who don’t always stick to the plan – and they seem healthier and happier for it.
If you are a planner, it’s OK. The world needs planners, but introducing a little spontaneity into your life can make it richer and happier. The good news is, you can reap the benefits of being spontaneous without going...
When most people hear the term journaling they think of a teenager penning her thoughts and feelings to “Dear Diary.” However, journaling is actually a well-studied, doctor recommended activity that has many valuable benefits. If you’ve never journaled, perhaps it is time to take pen to paper and reap some of those benefits for yourself.
Mental health benefits of journaling
Journaling is more than the act of putting words to paper. When you write about your feelings, experiences, and emotions...
Most people who are selfish don’t even realize it. By the same token, many people who aren’t selfish think they are because they take care of themselves, do what’s best for them, or follow their passion.
It doesn’t help that people are often quick to apply labels – which many times aren’t accurate. When you pursue your passion, or do what is best for you, it doesn’t automatically make you selfish. There’s more to that equation, a lot more.
It is important to be able to determine if your own a...
We live in a culture where it seems everyone lives in a state of now. They want what they want, when they want it – and they don’t want to wait for it. Instant gratification touches every part of our lives. All too often we will the grab the immediate reward, even if...
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Is technology robbing us of our humanity? It’s a valid question. All we have to do is look around to see evidence of a world turning more toward machines and leaving our humanity behind.
What is striking, though, is that people blame the machines — they blame technology for the dehumanization of society. Do they fail to recall just who created that technology? The only way that technology can dehumanize our society is if we humans allow it.
“What is right for you may not be what is right for me.” We’ve all heard this expression and for some things it may be true. However, more and more often, this idiom is being associated with ethical and moral behaviors and actions, steadily blurring the lines between right and wrong. This mindset gained traction, particularly with young people...
They can ruin your outdoor fun in no time flat. One minute you’re enjoying your barbeque or visiting with friends and the next you are being assaulted by some unseen force with a painful bite that results in red bumps or welts – that itch like crazy.
I’m talking about the biting midge, also known as “no see ums.” If you’ve spent any time outside, especially near water, you have probably already become acquainted with them. They are not good friends to have.
When we first decided to become full timers we really didn’t know what to expect. We made a lot of mistakes in the beginning but we learned a lot in the process. This is a short list of a few things I wish someone had told us before we went full time – so I’m telling you.
You may not be familiar with the Dunning-Kruger Effect by name, but if you have spent any time around humans you have very likely seen it in action. The short definition is the malady of the inflated ego, but I like a little more detail...
This country has experienced record breaking rainfall in several regions this year and while some may welcome the moisture, it does bring some unwanted visitors – mosquitoes. These little suckers (blood suckers that is) thrive in areas with dense vegetation and shade.
Hmmm, does that sound like your campsite? Do you enjoy sitting outside, enjoying nature, maybe with a couple of steaks on the grill, yet you feel like the mosquitoes are going to carry you off? If so, read on to find out how to control them or at least keep them at a minimum.
The Squirrel, the Cat, and the Large White Man (The Dangers of Distracted Marketing) | Marketing Matters
What do squirrels, cats, a large white man, and distracted marketing have in common?
More than you think.
One of the biggest concerns of full timers who hit the road is how they will pay their expenses. Most of us are not independently wealthy so if we want to eat, we have to find a way to earn money. Fortunately for me, I have a job I can do anywhere: I’m a freelance writer.
Now that the weather is getting a little cooler it’s time to cozy up with some good, old fashioned comfort food. I grew up in Louisiana and when we started to notice the chill in the air down there we know it’s gumbo time (or sauce piquante, etouffee, and jambalaya, but those are other posts).
Served over steaming rice (Jasmine is my favorite), gumbo is so rich and delicious. It is the perfect cool weather comfort food – Cajun style.