I know you’ve done something recently that deserves some acknowledgement and appreciation, and you may have been wondering if it was going to pass by unnoticed, but you’re wrong about that. So speaking as a figment in your reality matrix on behalf of the matrix itself, I just want to congratulate you for your private…


Michael Hyatt’s Book Recommendations

Author, Speaker, and Coach Michael Hyatt shared his top 5 business book recommendations for 2016. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport sounds especially aligned with my priorities for 2017, and The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter by David Sax sounds fascinating, so I just…


Mile Wide, Mile Deep

Have you ever heard the phrase “inch wide, mile deep” with respect to picking an area of focus for your education, career, website, business, etc? The idea here is that you should narrow your focus and concentrate on becoming highly skilled in one particular subfield. Then you’ll be able to carve out a space within…

Essential Zen Habits of 2016

By Leo Babauta It’s been quite an amazing year for me and Zen Habits. I’m glad I’ve had all of you along with me for the ride. Other than the 2016 election and other craziness in the world, which I decline to discuss on this site, a lot has happened for me personally: Eva’s dad […]

New Year Supercharger – Prime Your Brain for Success in the New Year

If you’d like to prime your mind for goal achievement in the New Year, Learning Strategies is hosting a free audio streaming event this week to help you do that. It’s called the New Year Supercharger, and it’s already underway. The first two lessons are online now, so you can listen to them as soon…


Mindfully Free of Wanting People to Be a Certain Way

By Leo Babauta One of the biggest sources of difficulties for every single human being is the desire for people to be a certain way. We can’t seem to help it: we want the world to be the way we want it. Unfortunately, reality always has different plans, and people behave in less-than-ideal ways. The […]

99 Reasons 2016 Was a Great Year for Humanity

Have you been feeling a bit down with how this year has turned out? Here’s a nice piece about the good news: 99 Reasons 2016 Was a Great Year for Humanity. Skim through it. I think it will help you feel more optimistic about our positive progress. If you negative news has been dragging down…


Wikipedia’s Anti-Health Bias

Here’s an interesting article someone shared with me about how Wikipedia is being manipulated, especially when it comes to health-related articles: Wikipedia’s Bias Against Science in Natural Healing I’ve run into evidence of this bias on multiple occasions, especially when I researched water fasting earlier this year. See for yourself by taking a look at…


5 Tips For When You Have Too Much to Do

By Leo Babauta Too much to do, not enough time. This is a perpetual problem for a lot of people, but it seems to be especially pronounced during the holidays. With holiday events, shopping, travel, family visiting … things tend to pile on top of our already busy lives. But no matter what time of […]

New Vegan Retail Store in Toronto

A new vegan retail store just opened in Toronto. It’s called The Imperative and sells vegan clothes, shoes, cosmetics, and more. Wonderful! I like the greeting card that says, Congrats on living this long with a protein deficiency! 🙂 Next month is my 20-year veganniversary. Still waiting for that protein deficiency to kick in… I…