Month: June 2016

Why I Switched to Squatting on the Toilet

After living in Asia for 18 months, I inadvertently picked up a new habit; the toilet squat. I think it stemmed from watching the local Thai & Balinese squatting on the side of the road. It seemed so foreign to...

Societal Roles

Once upon a time, many years ago, life felt unburdened by expectations. I was in my early teens, carefree, and just thinking short term. Wasting time playing computer games didn’t seem to matter. Sure, I had exams to pass and...

How To Make Friends (and how to think about all human relationships)

Dale Carnegie’s book ‘How to win friends and influence people’ is a great book. If you’ve been interested in personal development for any length of time, you’ve likely come across it. Its probably one of the most popular books on building relationships. However it...

Value – The Driving Force in Friendships & Relationships

Its useful to question the relationships in your life, and ask what the value exchange is. Value can be created in different ways, and its not all financial. Perhaps you have a friend who’s reliable and helps you out in tough situations....

How To Hedge Long Term Plans With Long Term Strategies

We don’t know what the future holds Think of your early childhood aspirations. Maybe you wanted to visit space, practice a profession or pursue a sport. Whatever you thought of when you were little, chances are, life has deviated from that early vision....