Don’t Worry Be Happy


Learn to See the Good in the World Instead of Focusing on the Bad

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If you have spent any time recently watching some of the news or reading the headlines on just about every single news website or newspaper, you will have seen that it has been quite a tumultuous couple of weeks around the country and world. It seems like horrible, tragic events keep piling up on each other and before we can even get over one event, something else happens and soon we forget about that one. If we’re not careful, we can spend a large portion of our time focusing on all of these bad situations, horrible events, and all the negative […]


Don’t Confuse Stuff for Success

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I remember when I was younger, I used to see bumper stickers that had the phrase, “He who dies with the most toys, wins.” At the time, I’m not really sure what that meant or how it was supposed to be perceived. In fact, here I am, at the age of 34 and I’m still not exactly sure what it means. Does it mean that material possessions are the measuring factor in determining a person’s lifetime success? Or is it a tongue-in-cheek way of saying that in death, those material possessions are meaningless? It’s something worth pondering, and honestly, it’s […]


Sleep is Nice, But Sleep is Not Life! (Seize the Day)

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Some days it may feel good to sleep in a little bit late, lay in bed and stare at the ceiling, but don’t forget, for each minute that you spend, that’s one less minute that you have to spend. There’s a reason that the term Carpe diem is famous (meaning ‘Seize the Day). It’s because it is true and it’s not something that we should take for granted. If there’s ever a time that you feel yourself saying something like, “I love sleep,” it might be time to reevaluate your life a bit. Yes, getting a good night’s sleep is […]


Exploring the Lively Scene Around Ocean Beach Farmers Market

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Wednesday at the farmers market in Ocean Beach, CA, is always a great time to roam around, buy some fresh produce, watch one of the local bands play some good tunes, and do some really amazing people watching. Roaming up and down Newport Avenue, especially when the weather is nice can get pretty crowded, but it’s always a fun, laid back vibe with plenty of good grub and beach living at its finest. Along the park near the beach is always a large crowd of some acrobatic-type of yoga going on and a flurry of people hula-hooping, tight-roping, and local […]


Learn to Be in The Moment to Live a Happier Life

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Did you know that according to a study conducted by Harvard in 2010, people spend 47% of their waking hours thinking of something other than the activity that they are actually doing? That means half of our day and half of our lives we are zoned-out, living in our minds, as opposed to experiencing life and enjoying the things and the people that surround us. What if we were able to change that? What if we were able to condition our mind to be present, and we were able to learn to be in the moment? The answer is that […]


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Stop Hearing, Start Listening: Mastering the Art of Listening

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You meet someone for the first time and they walk up to you, shake your hand and say, “Hi, my name is…” BAM…you go blank the second their name comes out of their mouth. It’s as if they didn’t even say their name at all. You were hearing what they were saying, but you were not necessarily listening to them. It is a common occurrence for us to zone out while others are speaking, and for others to do the same to us. We get distracted by our phones, people walking by, what we plan to eat for dinner, and […]


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Finding Bliss in Ocean Beach

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Next month will be nine years that I have lived in this funky little beach community of Ocean Beach, CA. It is truly a remarkable place like no other. Unlike other beach towns that have been taken over by multi-million dollar homes and seem to do everything in their power to outdo one another, “OB” has kept its laid-back, surfer-town vibe. It may not be free of problems, but when you take a stroll down close to the beach and up and down Newport Avenue, you will see why this truly is heaven. Head over on a Wednesday to discover […]


What Happens When You Slow Down and Just Enjoy?

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The colors begin to pop and the rocks that once trampled under your feet begin to interest you. All of a sudden, looking around into the hillsides you will start to see a wide variety of plant life, flowers that are bursting in colors, interesting rocks…yeah…I said it…interesting rocks! You will start to realize that you have been taking each day and what you see around you for granted. Once you slow down, you will discover that there is a lot of fascinating things happening on a daily basis. Sometimes you just have to take the time to notice it. […]


Memory Palace

The Memory Palace Really Works!

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Do not worry, I’m not going to start off by telling you that I learned some kind of crazy memory trick that now drastically improved my brain power and turned me into some type of memory wizard or anything, but I am going to tell you about a really cool memory trick called ‘The Memory Palace‘ that I learned awhile back. In a matter of just a few days, I was able to memorize more than the first 100 numerical values of Pi. Now, I know that some people have done WAY better than that, but for me, this was not only […]