New Zealand has undoubtedly been touched by a deeply traumatic event. The events have brought to light the viral and seemingly uncontrollable nature of social media platforms. Amongst this, there is an obvious ‘call to account’ for those running social … Read the rest “Responsibility”
What is the difference between mental illness and mental health?
I had the pleasure of attending a recent workshop and one of the first topics brought up was the concept of mental illness versus mental health. Surprisingly often used interchangeably … Read the rest “Mental Health and Mental Illness”
Does ego work with us or against us? Friend or foe on our journey through life?
Ego or something else?
Being egotistical is often thrown outwards towards others. Often ego in that context is mistaken for outwards selfishness rather than … Read the rest “Ego”
Stoics and the practical philosophy of Stoicism are gaining renewed attention. What is Stoicism and why might it be raising interest?
Stoicism is an incredibly practical philosophy, designed to be lived not just studied, Stoicism and Buddhism have much in … Read the rest “Being Stoic”
Who founded Stoicism, a philosophy that along with Buddhism provides much common sense in today’s world?
Founding a philosophy is no mean feat. Zeno of Citium is regarded as the founder of Stoicism. Zeno was born in Crete around 300 … Read the rest “Who founded Stoicism?”
Anger hurts, and anger hurts us back. What could possibly be a worse sentiment to carry than anger?
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger – Buddha
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Holding on to anger is
Is love the most sought after and most misunderstood of human connection?
Since the earliest of written word, poets, philosophers and writers have entangled themselves in the quest to capture the essence of love. Love has a wide range of … Read the rest “What about love?”
Ready to embrace mortality? The concept of death and mortality has likely created fear and confusion since the first Homo Sapiens walked the earth. As a species that kills for food with ease, we have a level of denial and … Read the rest “Embrace your Mortality”
What really gets in the way of contentment for the average human as we navigate our way through our life?
Stoic and Buddhist philosophy throw some similar themes into the mix. Even Mick Jagger hit it on the head in … Read the rest “The greatest delusion?”
We have been given two ears and but a single mouth in order that we may hear more and talk less. – Zeno of Citium
My interpretation of this particular quote is a personal focus for the next week or … Read the rest “Two ears one mouth”
Update: Sharesies now allow fractional shares which means the $5 minimum is now removed. This makes Sharesies pretty much zero barrier investing!Have been following Wellington company Sharesies for a little while now. They have a fairly unique offering to … Read the rest “$5 Route to Financial Independence for New Zealand millennials?”
A great follow on from the recent reading of Unshakeable. This time its Neil Pasricha with one of my favourite reads so far in 2019 The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything. Thankfully the … Read the rest “The Happiness Equation”