Struggling to get time to read? I’m not a fast reader. To be honest my reading speed was below average last time I checked – but I have a few tips to share on how to get more reading into a busy schedule!Want to get more reading done despite a busy schedule or complicated life […]
Thoughts on: “Give People Money” by Annie Lowrey
The idea behind Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a simple one; Give People Cash! Enough to live on—maybe not well, but enough —every month, for a lifetime. No strings attached. Let people pay for rent, invest in a business idea or buy heroin. Doesn’t matter. In one strike you would end poverty. This is interesting […]
Quit or Persist? Know When NOT to Quit a Book.
Since many of us don’t read for pleasure only we should be careful not to discard a book because it’s not a thrilling rollercoasters ride. Some books I struggled with—that bored me or overwhelmed me— also gave me valuable insights and context for understanding the world and human nature. Consult your ‘Why’ before you discard […]
Quit of Persist? – Know When To Give Up on a Book.
“What else?” This is a good question to ask yourself. What else could I do right now? Am I spending my time wisely? When you stand in line to get free popcorn, Is the popcorn really free? No, not really. You give up the opportunity to do something else with the time you spend in […]
Too Busy? Here Are The Tricks I Use to Get More Reading Done!
[wpvideo UJGXS8Bi ] I don’t get many DM:s but when I do it’s often about questions regarding reading habits. —— I’m not a fast reader. To be honest my reading speed was below average last time I checked – but I have a few tips to share on how to get more reading into a […]
Quick Review: Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp
A review of Caroline Knapp’s memoir Drinking: A Love Story. A books that provides a valuable look into the secret life of the functional alcoholic.
Wanderlust: A History of Walking – Quick Book Review
Wanderlust tagline, A History of Walking, is a bit misleading because it feels very superficial as a history book. The book is better described as a collection of musings and digressions around the subject of walking in the context of cultural history. Walking and it’s influence on the world and human thought In Wanderlust: A […]
Thoughts on: “Advice not Given” by Mark Epstein
“When we let the ego have free reign we suffer – but when we learn to let go, we are free.” —— Dr. Epstein explores where psychotherapy and Buddhism can complement each other in the persuit of mental wellness. —— The Buddha and Freud, Dr Epstein says, came to a similar conclusion. Ego is the […]
Thoughts on: “Deng Xiaoping” by Alexander V. Pantsov
Deng Xiaoping led China through far reaching reforms in the post Mao era and is often credited as the force behind China’s spectacular economic growth. The expansion of the Chinese market and opening up the country to international trade is a part of his legacy, but also less glamorous deeds, such as the massacre on […]
Thoughts on: “Walk Like a Buddha” by Lodro Rinzler
“All of you are perfect as you are, and you can use a little improvement” Zen Master Suzuki Roshi This is a very practical and accessible book about how to apply the teachings of the buddha to different aspects modern life. It has a question/answer format like: What would the buddha do in this and […]