1. A Wealth of Discretionary Time

    Regardless of how we may feel, many of us have a wealth of time at our discretion---at least historically speaking.
  2. Blessings in Disguise

    How often does the apparent misfortune of today turn out to be a blessing in disguise? Here's a Chinese parable that illustrates the point.
  3. Unrecognized Courage

    Of the 59,000 U.S. troops who landed on June 6, 1944, only four received the Medal of Honor for their heroics that day. But that number probably should have been much higher.
  4. Walking With All My Senses

    When out for a walk, I frequently put my earbuds in to listen to an audiobook or podcast. But how does this use of my sense of hearing affect my experience of the walk itself?
  5. Choosing to Be Stretched

    When was the last time you put yourself in a position to be stretched? When you set out to do or learn something new, especially something that would take some effort on your part?
  6. Finding Meaning

    Whenever you’re tired, exhausted, and ready to give up, just remember why you’re doing what you’re doing.
  7. On Birthdays

    A birthday is technically just another day. And yet certain days -- like birthdays -- command our attention more than others.
  8. Pick One and Move On

    When you’re overwhelmed by the options in front you, don’t be afraid to pick one and move on.
  9. Learning from the Amish

    It can be easy to look at the Amish and think of all the ways they are out-of-touch with modern society. Some may even consider them anti-technology. But this isn't exactly accurate.