Category: Meditation

Find ease and comfort in the Christmas aftermath

The typical way to spend Boxing Day (aka the day after Christmas for my foreign friends) is in a stupor. Partly buzzed, partly hungover. Partly bloated, partly grazing. Watching cricket – a sport so slow it doesn’t matter if you pass out while watching…

On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love bridged form and soul

Geez, the 18th Century was a materialistic time. Can you imagine your true love getting you so much… stuff? Honestly, what would I do with five golden rings – race them downhill or something? Eleven pipers and twelve drummers are just extravagant… not to mention…

The Christmas Eve tradition no one bothers with

Holiday stress – is that something you’re up to your ears in by now? It can be such a hassle cooking, shopping, travelling and staying on top of everyone’s wild expectations. The funny thing about traditions is they seem to add to the annoyance….

The best Christmas present, Emma Stone-style

I saw an interview with Emma Stone where she said the best present she gave was her presence. Coming from the wrong person, that’s wildly arrogant. But, I don’t know. She seems fun to be around. Maybe there’s truth to that. I’d sure like…

The gap between frustrating and frustration

Here’s a common mistake folk make when using English. They say things like: “That’s scary.” “He’s so frustrating.” “This is confusing.” I’m not innocent here, though I am getting better. If you want to live a happier, healthier and better life, then here’s how…

Elevate your life to base hedonism

Hedonism sure gets a bad rap. It conjures up images of too much women, wine and song. Sure, those things are fun. But it’s hardly a fulfilling life if it revolves around those. Purpose, duty, discipline – these are what they tell us are…

The Rudolf Protocol

The standard approach to self-improvement is take a weakness of yours and improve it. If you’re skinny, lift weights. If you can’t draw, practice it. Maybe take a class. It’s a great strategy. And you might wonder – what else could you possibly do…

Silly season, serious strength

Christmas is barely a week out. The season of parties, overindulgence and drama is now in full bloom. I hope you’re enjoying yourself. If not…? Well, you wouldn’t be the first, now would you? So that’s okay. A little downtime ain’t gonna wreck you….

60 New Year’s Resolutions that won’t fizzle

Soon, the time-honoured tradition is upon us: Millions of folk around the world will make promises to themselves. Eat better. Exercise more. Start a business. Be bold and brave. And by mid-February, the gyms will be empty and the buffet lines full again. New…

Time is running out… (for all of us)

You may have noticed that, while everyone else was slamming you with “Black Friday this” and “Cyber Monday that”, your ol’ pal William was silent. Silent on that, at least. I was still writing as usual. There are a few reasons why I didn’t…

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