Happiness Is a Choice

Happiness Is a Choice

George Saunders wrote a beautiful piece for Esquire over a decade ago called “The Incredible Buddha Boy” about a young man in Nepal who has been meditating, without eating or drinking, for seven months. On the plane to Nepal, Saunders himself starts to meditate on our...
Confessions of a Burnt Out Over-Achiever

Confessions of a Burnt Out Over-Achiever

If I asked if you could continue working at the pace you currently work for the next 10 or even 20 years, what would you say? I think for most people, the standard response would be: “Hell no!” But what we do today, and what we do tomorrow, rapidly becomes the status...
Can trees improve your cognitive capacity?

Can trees improve your cognitive capacity?

Apparently nature is the balm that heals all wounds, or at least all bad moods. The New Yorker wrote about a new study from U of Chicago by Marc Berman which showed that increasing the number of trees on the block you live on increases your well-being. The numbers are...

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