The Dangers of Thriftiness and the Slippery Slope of Attachment

For a long time, I had prided myself on my thriftiness. If you’re familiar with the blog, you probably have come across a post or passage somewhere that is specifically about or at least mentions frugality, finding value or supporting independent business. Up until recently, I thought my tendency towards penny-pinching was to the benefitContinue reading “The Dangers of Thriftiness and the Slippery Slope of Attachment”

Mountain-Man Reflections

My goal was to detox; to break free of my addictions and rebuild my body and cognitive function. I thought that two months in the mountains – removed from toxicity and other distractions – would revitalize my mind, body, and spirit. I was eager and enthusiastic to finally set out on the path I hadContinue reading “Mountain-Man Reflections”

The Power of Routine

New Year’s resolutions are somewhat of a joke. It’s estimated that over three quarters of participants fail and lose their resolve by February, which is part of the reason why I never make them. I’m a firm believer that it takes conviction to make or break a good habit, not imaginary numbers or pages on a calendar.Continue reading “The Power of Routine”

Reflections on Tulum – Letting Your Soul Shine

Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico is a wild place. Its inhabitants each have their own unique reasons for living there or visiting, but I find – in my seven total weeks spent there – they fall into three distinct categories. First, you have the locals, the working class. Families and individuals who are native to Tulum,Continue reading “Reflections on Tulum – Letting Your Soul Shine”