Spiritual explorations and common sense

Friday
18
Apr 2014

Ways To Save Money #21: Clean Your Hair with Baking Soda

You can use baking soda and apple cider vinegar to clean and rinse your hair. When I first heard this, I thought it might be a hoax, but I’ve been doing it for nearly a year now and am quite happy with it. It’s effective, non-toxic, and much better for the environment. My hair and […]

Tuesday
15
Apr 2014

The Forgiveness Project

Over the years, I have developed a set of simple techniques for forgiving people, events, or situations. What is more, I’ve developed an approach to life that means you don’t find yourself needing to forgive people. My approach to life just went through an acid test, and came out with flying colors. Last August, I started […]

Saturday
13
Apr 2013

Silence and Friendship: Another Perspective

When I spoke of silence and friendship before, my focus was on those things that you cannot speak about with a friend that ultimately break the friendship. There is another kind of silence that is acceptable, though sometimes uncomfortable, to me, and that is the kind of silence where you hold your tongue. Granted, there […]

Monday
8
Apr 2013

Ways to Save Money #20: Distinguish Between Need and Greed

I play MMOs—massive, multi-player online games. Often in an MMO, you adventure together with other people who are also playing. And an essential part of adventuring is getting loot—items, clothing, accessories, weapons, and so on. In most games, everyone in your adventure party gets to say whether they need the item that drops, or whether they would […]

Tuesday
2
Apr 2013

Seeing With the Eyes of Kindness and Welcome

Although it takes a very perceptive person to notice, I am very shy, so when people look in my direction, my first impulse is to hide, which is most easily accomplished by looking away. But I know that if I shyly look away when someone looks in my direction, it can be misinterpreted as a kind […]

Saturday
23
Mar 2013

Ways to Save Money #19: Shop Around Before Buying

When we buy impulsively, we may end up regretting the purchase. It might be more money than we really wanted to spend on that item, or we might find we don’t like that item as much as we thought we would, or we find that we could have gotten it for less somewhere else—sometimes a […]

Saturday
16
Mar 2013

Silence and Friendship

Everyone has a set of guidelines, conscious or not, about friendship—what friendship is, what kinds of behavior are acceptable, what kinds of traits a good friend has. Those guidelines usually allow for imperfections as well—after all, none of us is 100% compatible, and we all make mistakes. Along those lines, I once told a tarot card reader […]

Saturday
2
Mar 2013

Ways to Save Money #17: Don’t Go to the Movies

I wish I didn’t have this advice to give. I love going to a movie theater and watching a movie on the big screen. But nowadays, at $10 a ticket or more, and paying for three people, I think long and hard before I go see a movie in a theater. Instead, I wait until […]



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