Category Archives: Awareness

The benefits of flying without the costs

on November 9, 2017 in Awareness, Nature

My post in LinkedIn today, “The Benefits of Flying Without the Costs,” begins Airplanes have existed about a century and affordable for a few generations. Suggest to typical Americans not to fly and most will tell you it’s impossible. That’s a lie. I told myself the lie as much as anyone. Don’t get me wrong. I like traveling, but now I’m honest with what I like about it and get[…] Keep reading →

Geeking out with a spreadsheet: How much I’ve lived through

on October 13, 2017 in Awareness, Visualization

I decided to have fun with a spreadsheet and calculate how much I’ve lived of historical times. I’m surprised to find I’ve lived a meaningful fraction of historical periods—all the more so if I live to 100. See the tables below. First, I’ll share some highlights. How much of history I’ve lived For example, I’ve lived 2.3% of the time since Jesus. 2.3% is small, but I wouldn’t have expected[…] Keep reading →

How I Learned To Start Every Day With Purpose

on October 9, 2017 in Awareness, Habits, SIDCHAs

My LinkedIn post today, “How I Learned To Start Every Day With Purpose,” begins How I Learned To Start Every Day With Purpose It’s Monday morning and I’m writing this post because I’m full of enthusiasm and invigorated. Why? Not because I’m a morning person. Not because I like waking up on Mondays. I have a full work day ahead of me, but I’m taking time to share how effective[…] Keep reading →

A path to happiness

on September 25, 2017 in Awareness, Nature, Tips

Get some fresh fruits, vegetable, and other ingredients. Make a delicious meal. Invite some friends over to enjoy it with you. Try to be unhappy then. It’s hard. If you prepare well, impossible. Creating that environment makes you happy. You might say, it’s only for the moment, or not true happiness. I suggest instead of evaluating it, figuring out how to extend it to the rest of your life. That’s[…] Keep reading →

How NOT to reduce your pollution

on September 21, 2017 in Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Nature, Tips

Do you want to pollute less but can’t stop yourself? If so, I bet you’re approaching it in a way that’s doomed to fail. You’re probably lying to yourself about how hard it is too. People ask me a lot: What do you eat if you don’t eat packaged food? What do you do to make up for not flying? Where do you get your protein? Did you ever notice[…] Keep reading →

Refrigerating junk we don’t even have room at home for?!

on September 19, 2017 in Awareness, Nature

What are we doing?! I can’t believe how dissociated we are to what we’re doing to our world and not stopping ourselves, or seeing that we’re making our lives worse in the process. Case in point: this advertisement I saw walking home from teaching the other day. In case you don’t know, Manhattan Mini Storage rents closets you can store your stuff in. They have locations throughout the New York.[…] Keep reading →

The environment: Little things matter but NOT because they add up

on September 13, 2017 in Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Leadership, Nature

The internet is filled with “10 tips to lower your carbon footprint” and “21 easy ways to help the environment.” Here’s a screen shot: There are too many pages of them to count. They aren’t working. Sure, some people might change a light bulb or two, but greenhouse gas levels aren’t decreasing, nor is pollution, nor resource depletion. The number one problem with “little tips” People say enough little things[…] Keep reading →