Knowing Yourself Better

Happiness First

Happiness First

Have you ever considered that the goal behind every goal you’ve ever set in your life was happiness? Think about it. “I will lose 10 pounds”, “I will become financially free”, “I will find true love”, “I will volunteer in a third world country”, all have one thing in common – we believe these accomplishments will make us happy. But here’s the IRONIC thing. If we work so hard to lose weight, to make money, to have a relationship, because we believe these things will bring us happiness down the road, why then wait?? Why not prioritize HAPPINESS FIRST and then go after...

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Unstoppable Motivation

Unstoppable Motivation

It has happened to all of us at some point of our life. We start out on a journey, full of passion and excitement. We make a good beginning and seem to be progressing towards our goals quite well but as we go along the way, we loose sight of the destination. We feel fatigue and begin to procrastinate. Every step becomes harder to take and longer to complete. We are unmotivated. Some people would call this a burnout; others may say a bad month. I call it a motivational slump and I’ve just hit it in full swing.   Hitting the Slump I had great plans for this month. Building a library...

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Becoming Productive

Becoming Productive

It’s 6:00pm and you’ve just had another long day at work. You check through your emails one last time and notice that once again, you’ve left most of the important work unfinished. You’re a bit stressed about some deadlines, but your increasingly growing headache from a rough day at work convinces you to retire home early. Does this scenario sound familiar to you? Do you ever have those weeks where you just wonder where all the hours have gone? Do you sometimes get frustrated about not being able to focus on your most important tasks? If so, this post is for you. If...

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Sensual Living

“A few times in my life I have had moments of absolute clarity. When for a few brief seconds the silence drowned out the noise and I could feel rather than think. When things seemed so sharp and the world seemed so fresh as though it had all just come into existence. I could never make these moments last. I tried to clng to them, but like everything else, they faded away in due time. I’ve lived my life for these moments. They pull me back to the present and it’s then that I realize everything is exactly the way it was meant to be.” These final words from the last scene...

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Finding Flow

I’ve been staring at my laptop screen for a few minutes now, trying to write the first sentence of this post. There is so much I want to write, but can’t seem to find the right words. What is it about writing that challenges me so much? And perhaps more interestingly, what does it mean when I say I want to become a better writer this year? I think it was my mom who first told me I can be a writer. That was 7 years ago when I still wrote in Hebrew. I just got to Australia and I was lonely, so for a few months I wrote a series of emails about my life in a new country. Writing was my...

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Discovering Life Purpose

Discovering Life Purpose

What am I here to do? What is my life purpose? Do we even have a purpose?? I have had these questions, and similar others, swirling around in my mind for some time now. A few years ago I tried to address them briefly but always felt that I hadn’t invested enough time or contemplative energy into these subjects. Work seems to never end, fueling up with coffee in the morning and cooling down with a beer at night. Lots of to-do lists, texts messages and pop up reminders. Most of the time I’m living in a survival mode on too little sleep, doing what is necessary for the immediate...

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