Do you think about your “use-by” date?

Montage

I was sitting on a bus, listening to the conversations going on around me when one stood out.  The topic was “use-by” dates. I was obliged to listen because one of the conversationalists was speaking rather loudly.  They were debating the usefulness and validity of use-by dates, noting that some people observe them conscientiously and others take little or no notice and seem to be okay.  It got me thinking about my use by date …

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Straight into the extreme zone – John and Joy’s story

John & Joy

What are the decision-making processes that people go through to take up a flexible lifestyle?  Is it a process of logical analysis and preparation?  Well possibly – but like skiing, it is a dynamic sport.  There are always changes in the terrain that you don’t expect.

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Can you walk to work?

My walk to work

How do you get to work? Are you sardined into a commuter train/tram/bus lurching in unison with the vehicle’s motion? Do you drive in a swarm of traffic that leaves you stressed and anxious at the start of the day? Or, do you walk to work like a do – along a pathway like this?

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Do you want an inspired life?

~Luis-perdigao

I read an interesting article about things you can do to boost your creativity and insight.  It comes from research from neuroscience which has fascinating insights into what our brains can do.  

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Thoughts on happiness …

NYE fireworksHappiness is like a cat. If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you. It will never come. But if you pay no attention to it and go about your business, you’ll find it rubbing up against your legs and jumping into your lap.

~ William Bennett Former US Secretary of Education

Photo credit – Mary Bird

Thoughts about bias

aqoodwdypis-colton-brownEverybody is sitting around saying, ‘Well, jeez, we need somebody to solve this problem of bias.’ That somebody is us. We all have to try to figure out a better way to get along.
~ Wilma Mankiller

Photo credit – Colton Brown via Unsplash

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