East Versus West: A Look at Two Minds   — Wise & Shine

The paradigms, world views and ideas which we inhabit shape how we perceive and interact with the world. They impact our ideals, relationships, and values. That is, who we are and who we aspire to be. 783 more words

East Versus West: A Look at Two Minds   — Wise & Shine

The Power of Habits — Wise & Shine

Habits give you great power, perhaps the greatest in absolute. Sometimes we think that habits are good for ordinary people, and maybe we don’t consider ourselves ordinary people (at least I don’t consider myself like that, I have always tried to be a bit out of the status quo). We would like to get rid…

The Power of Habits — Wise & Shine

Let’s Get Hygge With It — a little cuban goes a long way

Hygge is all about comfort, peace, and connection, as well as kinship, nature and simplicity. It’s about a return to the basics and focusing on what’s important with an emphasis on self-care. Although this is tradition was born as a response to Scandinavian winters, it’s a philosophy that can be embraced year-round, no matter where you call home.

Let’s Get Hygge With It — a little cuban goes a long way

The Science of Mindfulness — Wise & Shine

The practice of meditation may at first seem counterintuitive or foreign to the Western mind. With the abundance of digital technologies and entertainment options available to us, why would anyone abandon these luxuries to sit alone in silence. Surely there are more productive ways one ought to spend their limited time here on earth. Yet…

The Science of Mindfulness — Wise & Shine

Amor Fati and The Acceptance of What is Necessary — Pointless Overthinking

This idea of surrendering ourselves to something beyond our control is foreign to our natural inclinations as human beings. At our core we are meaning making creatures who tirelessly seek to rid the world of uncertainty, and have power over our natural environment. We develop myths, rituals, belief systems, and socio-political institutions all in an attempt to […]

Amor Fati and The Acceptance of What is Necessary — Pointless Overthinking

Why We are Mostly Emotional, and Sometimes Rational — Pointless Overthinking

Over the course of our lives many of us will have gotten into arguments with friends, family or loved ones which goes somewhat along the lines of: “You are not thinking, can you hear yourself? You need to stop being so hard headed and stubborn, and just listen to the facts. Can’t you just be…

Why We are Mostly Emotional, and Sometimes Rational — Pointless Overthinking

Finding Beauty in Brokenness — Pointless Overthinking

None of us can live indefinitely in the Garden of Eden. We are all thrown out in the world, into the cold, facing the inevitability of hardship, struggle and disappointment. We wake up one day to find our dreams shattered, our plans disrupted. No shelter can fully protect us from the wrath of the storm.…

Finding Beauty in Brokenness — Pointless Overthinking

Why Replacing Your Screen Time With Reading Is Good For You — Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

One of my new found rediscovered hobbies is reading. I’ve always been a bookworm to some extent, but as I got older social media became the new thing & I felt like I didn’t have time for it anymore. I wanted to start this detox series with the topic of reading because I’ve discovered, you […]

Why Replacing Your Screen Time With Reading Is Good For You — Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

5 Benefits Of Taking a Digital Detox — Olivia Lucie Blake

When I was a kid you wouldn’t ever in your wildest dreams see a post about taking a digital detox. It wouldn’t even be a thing. But now, in 2021 digital is everywhere. The world has made it really hard to not be involved in media or technology in some way or another. Whether it’s […]

5 Benefits Of Taking a Digital Detox — Olivia Lucie Blake

The Great Illusion of Separation — Pointless Overthinking

In modern industrialized societies it is easy to forget about our inherent connection to the natural world. Our finite attention is drawn towards our devices as media companies compete for our screen time. The online world has become ever more pervasive in our daily life as we have come to focus more and more on…

The Great Illusion of Separation — Pointless Overthinking

Lessons from Taoism: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times — Pointless Overthinking

It was at a university book sale where I was first introduced to the ideas of Taoism. Hidden away deep in the philosophy section, I picked up what initially seemed like a strange esoteric book – the Tao Te Ching. It was a short text, under 100 pages, that was filled with often puzzling language…

Lessons from Taoism: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times — Pointless Overthinking