The Elements of Living Lightly

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” ~Eckhart Tolle (via The Mindfulist) Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. Today I’m going to suggest a small change in mindset that could change your life. I won’t keep you in suspense. Here it is: think of nothing that…

4 Steps To Stop Self-Punishment

If there is one thing that I learned from my life in general and all my spiritual revelations than it is that forgiving is not something that needs to happen between you and a God (let’s just assume that this one’s automatic and a done deal no matter what spiritual concept you are following) – […]

Would you fire you?

Post written by Sherri Kruger. Follow me on Twitter. I’m going to come out and say it: Being a stay at home mom is hard. I say this not for sympathy, pity or to commiserate but as a statement of fact. There are days where I feel like supermom and I get an incredible amount…

you need less than you think

It’s amazing what our culture has done to us: we have been conditioned to believe that luxuries are a necessity, that we need things that most of the world doesn’t even dream of having. Look around your home right now (or when you get home). What do you see that’s really a necessity? What could…

8 Things People Never Tell You About Having Kids

Photo courtesy of RIPizzo. Post written by Sherri Kruger. Follow me on Twitter. The joys of parenthood: the cuddles, the coos and the I love you’s. Watching your little one grow and learn and meet significant milestones like walking, talking, running, reading, singing and dancing. Kids are fun and parenting is so rewarding there’s no…

the only thing you can change

You can’t change your entire life. You can only change your next action. — You can’t change a relationship with a loved one. You can only change your next interaction. — You can’t change your entire job. You can only change your next task. — You can’t change your body composition. You can only change…

Frictionless Work: How to Clear Your Life of Non-Essential Tasks

“It’s not the work which kills people, it’s the worry. It’s not the revolution that destroys machinery it’s the friction.” ~Henry Ward Beecher Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on twitter or identica. How much of your day is spent doing administrative tasks, and not creating or doing other important work? How much time…

The 7 Huna Principles of Life – 7. PONO

If people hear this statement at first they might think of this as another version of “The end justifies the means”. But on the contrary Pono states that the choice of the means defines the end. If you select violence as a means, then peace will never be your end. If you use force as a means to settle for peace, then the state you get into might look like peace for a while, but you have not built peace from the inside out and therefore the mask of peace will shatter one day and up will come the underlying frustration and hate through an explosion of violence.