Our lives revolve around social media – this is where we get our news and input. Whenever something dramatic happens in the world, Twitter knows about it first. Facebook is the first to express emotion, opinion, sentiment, approval, anger, resentment.
We have all become our very own centers of the universe where what we receive as “news” is actually merely a reflection of what we like and want to hear.… Read More The Semantics of Social Media: Why you don’t need to like what you “like”
Australian Aboriginal creation myths – Dreamtime stories – allow us insight into the continent’s most precious knowledge and teach us, once again, to expect the unexpected. … Read More Telling stories of the Dreamtime: Spoiler – no dreams or time involved
If the US are a country controlled by two immensely powerful parties, would they not both benefit from creating a country of deep controversy? A country whose citizens believe that they have no other option but to choose the lesser of two evils?
I believe that this is what keeps them “in business”. When the parties create extreme emotional views without even a shred of willingness to compromise, we lose our ability to become part of a moderate majority movement.… Read More The endless litany of helplessness: Why nothing ever happens after a mass shooting in the US
So, you’ve decided to take the first real step towards a dream outside the 9-5. How do you go about it? This is our story. … Read More The Lifestyle Change Chronicles II: How to shape a dream
The National Geographic Magazine recently published a great article on the “mind-bending ways to navigate” in the Yupno language spoken in Papua New Guinea. The Yupno use an environmental-based system talking about “uphill/downhill” and “upvalley/downvalley” slopes where we might use “east /west/south/north”. Additionally, they create a metaphorical topography inside their homes that is distinct from… Read More “Where is Doro?” The answer is not as easy as you might think
This is going to be the first of a number of posts with a theme: Lifestyle change: 180 degrees forward. I will tell you about our dream. Now, this dream is constantly evolving, so it might change in the course of this series. I am writing it as we go along – please bear with me. I will tell you about our stories and journeys that let us to this dream. I will tell you about how we are going about making the dream a reality. What we learn along the way and how we make choices. And hopefully, I will tell you a story of success. Please enjoy.… Read More 180 Forward or The Lifestyle Change Chronicles Part I
How many of us really stick to such guidelines given that sugar is hidden in almost everything? How much extra do you think you consume a day now that you are more informed? I for one was surprised by how just how much influence a clearly self-interested conglomerate can have on a nation and even… Read More A sweeter tale
You know that typical nutrition facts on any food label give you percentages for daily recommended dosages. Right? Have you ever noticed that this information is missing for sugar? Go, take a look.
Why? Because somebody is hiding a great truth from you. … Read More A sweet tale
What is the worst food that people think is actually good for you?
Here is my lost of “Eight foods you think are good for you that actually are not”… Read More Eight “good” foods that are bad for you
“Running has thrown me into adventures that I would otherwise have missed.” Benjamin Cheever With only a few hours to go until crossing the starting line of my very first marathon, mentally my knees are jitterbugging, while physically they are itchy, strong and eager to run. But before I embark on this very last part… Read More The art of running in the Daly