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Are we all staring into the eye of Sauron?

In daily life we all see the examples of people that are glued to their phones. All captured in their own worlds. Invisible and not really there. What is that thing that is staring...
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The guilty pleasure of watching motivational videos

I love watching motivational videos on YouTube. But for the wrong reasons: most of them do not inspire me but make me laugh. Except those by David Goggins and William Hollis. Why? Keep reading. Time to...
thrift store

Thrift store treasures show me the value of things

Last week I walked in a local thrift store. I love those places! For me they are a welcome change to all those chain stores that all selling the newest ‘standard’ items. Soulless stuff...
system 1 and system 2 thinking

System 1 and system 2 thinking

Yesterday an illusionist opened my eyes. He taught me how easily our minds can be fooled. We often use a mode of quick thinking where our lazy minds conveniently fill in the blanks. That...
on/off switch

Train to use your own off switch

The iconic on/off switch on our electronic devices is slowly disappearing. These days, most devices we own are 'always on'. On standby, constantly spying on us. The switch will never come back. But we...
daily habit of meditation

Make a daily habit of meditation

In our western society many of us have lost the skill to relax and recharge. There are just too many distractions and things we think we should be doing. Our permanently occupied minds suck...
To finish first, you must first finish

To finish first, you must first finish

To finish first, you must first finish. A quote from the world of motorsport that can also be used in many other situations. Around me I see a lot of examples of people starting...
minimalist

Take a minimalist approach to minimalism

Minimalist surroundings help people relax. But you don't need a book about decluttering to clean up. Just use common sense and create a few decluttered zones in your house or at work. Safe havens...
mindful breakfast

Start your day with a mindful breakfast

Some say it is the most important meal of the day: breakfast. We put effort in making breakfast and selecting healthy ingredients. Why not put some effort in appreciating the food, taking our time...
training your muscles

The benefits of training your muscles

I always loved running. But one day I picked up a pair of dumbbells in the gym. I was amazed that lifting weights was fun and it gave me the same feeling I had...

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