When it comes to fighting off worry, anxiety, sadness, and discontentment, there may be no better life hack than the practice of gratitude. There is now significant science around the many benefits of being a thankful person (not to mention, being a more awesome person to be around!). During this Thanksgiving week, are you up … Continue reading One Simple Hack to Be A Thankful Person
I've been reading too much. I know that's heretical -- reading is awesome. But for me, I'm been reading too much, particularly, too much junk. The ideas swirling in my mind are no longer mine. They are an incomplete jumbled mish-mash of what's being fed to me by the news and social media websites I … Continue reading Read Less, Think More
Social media allows everyone with an internet connection to be a journalist. With great power comes great responsibility. One alarming trend of the shirking of this responsibility is that most people don't even read the articles they share/retweet. It's no wonder that UpWorthy writers must write 25 headlines before they arrive at the final version - … Continue reading 6 in 10 of You Will Share This Link Without Reading It
These days, there are lots of experts (and frankly, even more non-experts) out there sharing their expertise. In fact, the world's most pressing problems require the collaboration of diverse expertise. However, much more important than great expertise are great questions. No matter where you are religiously, one model in this area is Jesus. Look at … Continue reading Where are all the Awesome Questions?
Have you ever swiped down on your phone to refresh your email? And done so, repeatedly? Hi, my name is Kínyúngú, and I'm a recovering email addict. What is it about email anyways that gets our juices flowing so much? It's not a pretty sight, as email addiction could be just a nicer-looking veneer to what's … Continue reading Why Can’t I Stop Swiping Down Every 10 Seconds?
"Tell me what you want, what you really really want." So many people (myself included) don't know what they want in life. Why? We're scared of what it'd be like if we really want it, but don't get it. We're scared people might think we're selfish. We tell ourselves: I'm serving others by putting their … Continue reading The Spice Girls Were on to Something
Type 1: They are compelled to control everything (and everyone) externally. They have an internal standard that compels them to change their environment. You can't just do what they want, you have to do it how they want it, and when they want it. They feel at peace when they feel in control. Know someone like … Continue reading 2 Types of Control Freaks, 1 You Never See Coming
In 2011, I was in India on a business trip with two friends. We woke up the first morning, jet-lagged and weary, but ready to face the day. My friend announced, "let's do some CrossFit!" Right there in the dusty courtyard, with Indians staring and smirking at us, we did air overhead squats, push-ups, and box … Continue reading Why I CrossFit: A Fit Body Leads to a Creative Mind