Confessions of a bibliophile and incurable bookworm

Why I write, started the blog, love reading, and surround myself with books (and with people.)

When you walk past a bookstore, do you ever feel this overwhelming compulsion to go inside? Oh, only to browse and enjoy the ambience, vowing not to buy anything.

I do, almost every time. I have an even greater weakness toward old second-hand bookstores.

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Is it possible that we are all masters of deception?

The lies we tell and lies told to us—why it matters and what to do about it

It was only a white lie.

And with that admission, we believe we can walk out a free man. Even if it was a blatant falsehood—an open deception. We just shrug our shoulders and go on with our lives. How often don’t we justify our actions, inactions or distortions of the truth, as necessary—we had no option, we claim. After all, the society we life in today, by en large sanctions it. It is deemed a necessary evil, and we, as a collective, oblige—opting for not knowing, or, we participate in it.

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These 7 things will happen when you read more

How to make time to read, why it matters, and what to read (PART II)

Read more.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Easy for me to say. I don’t know anything about your life.

Which is true. Once you get home from work, put your feet up to catch your breath, made supper, took the kids to their sporting activities, checked their homework, put them to bed, caught up with friends on Facebook, checked your emails, watched season nine of your favorite show, (You deserve some downtime, don’t you?) it’s past your bedtime. You’re dead on your legs. And, it’s almost midnight.

Read more? Forget it. All you need then is sleep.

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IMG – Annie Spratt – unsplash.com

Stop stifling your dreams and write your book!

Why it’s never too late to put your story on paper (or tablet) and fire up your life

And what’s your sad excuse?

Mine is I always believed I was too busy to write a book. I had no time. And, I had never done it before. People wouldn’t read my stuff I believed—they wouldn’t like my writing. There are so many lies we tell ourselves for remaining put, for procrastinating, for not committing. Granted, many are valid reasons—but they all remain just that: excuses.

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Embrace stress. It may just save your life!

Learn to manage stress better and live longer, better and happier

Go find trouble. Do something dangerous.

Expose yourself to real stress. Toughen up. Be a man. If there ever was unsound advice, this would be it. Advice born from ignorance, being irresponsible or from sheer callousness. We know chronic stress has been proven to kill. And if it doesn’t kill, it will at least lead to ill health

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Discover the Fountain of Youth. Yes, it’s not a dream anymore!

What we’ve learned about rejuvenation, oxidative stress, and slowing down the aging process

Forever young.

Wouldn’t that be incredible? To not age. How many of us aren’t chasing the fountain of youth? Let’s be honest. We faithfully take hands full of supplements, get injections, subject ourselves to tweaking surgeries, to “tighten” or “re-contour” our bodies—some minor, some major. Only to discover, it’s all an elusive endeavor. Through the ages this has been the case, mankind searching for longevity.

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IMG: Hansruedi Etter – pixabay.com – #Children #FountainYouth

Working harder doesn’t guarantee success in life and business

We have to learn to work smarter, faster and better, according to Charles Duhigg

Productivity.

It’s one of the biggest buzz words of the 21st century: how to get more things done. It is intimately linked to finding more time. For many, working full-time is a constant battle to find a satisfactory work-life balance. Often we believe the solution to our inability to find more time and be more productive, is by working harder.

Perhaps it’s not the answer.

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Cultivate the die-hard philosophy of never giving up

Encountering obstacles don’t prevent us from achieving—our mindsets do

“It can’t be done.”

Four words that have snuffed out more dreams than we could ever imagine. And yet, the same words, inspired others to excel and to soar. If Christopher Columbus hadn’t decided to sail west to reach Asia, and paid much attention to the nay-sayers, we’d probably all still be sitting on the Spanish shores, gazing at the Americas.

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