Musical Moment: Maybe – Sick Puppies

Musical Moment: Maybe – Sick Puppies

This category wasn’t mentioned in the original introduction post, but music can be a great spurt of motivation, either to move forward into a major life change or even just that last burst of will to finish a workout. My music collection has gotten me through many a tough time and enabled thousands of hours worth of fitness. For the first Musical Moment, we’re going way back…to 2009. In December of 2009, Australian rock band Sick Puppies (Shim you broke my heart, why did you leave?) released their third studio…

Seven Days of Good Deeds

Seven Days of Good Deeds

According to a Buddhist monk whom scientists have deemed the happiest man on Earth (a claim he feels is an overstatement), the source of much unhappiness in this world is that, “It’s simply that me, me, me all day long is very stuffy. And it’s quite miserable, because you instrumentalize the whole world as a threat.” Instead, Matthieu Ricard advocates benevolence, saying, “If your mind is filled with benevolence, you know, the passion and solidarity … this is a very healthy state of mind that is conducive to flourishing.” These…