Stoicism saved my life and made me a better parent.

"The task of a philosopher: we should bring our will into harmony with whatever happens, so that nothing happens against our will and nothing that we wish for fails to happen. "Epictetus, Discourses, 2.14.7A cliche I know, for a while now I have been on a journey of self improvement of mind, body and spirit. … Continue reading Stoicism saved my life and made me a better parent.

The Arts and young children. 

“Creativity is an area in which younger people have a tremendous advantage, since they have an endearing habit of always questioning past wisdom and authority.”  -Bill Hewlett It feels that the arts have never been more important than when the world is portrayed as a world split and in disarray. It can be used to … Continue reading The Arts and young children. 

That day again. 

"A house without books is like a room without windows."  – Heinrich Mann World book day.  I'm always amazed when teachers say you can really tell you read to your children and sad knowing that some children are not been read to on a regular basis if at all.  One of my daughters this year … Continue reading That day again. 

Fear and opportunity.  

"Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow, and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune's control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What … Continue reading Fear and opportunity.  

Environment, wealth and health. 

"It seems, in other words, that poverty tends to make people less fit primarily when they live in a relatively rich country. Being poor but surrounded by fast food, automobiles, and television is more detrimental than being poor in a rural environment where physical activity is a necessary part of daily life." The below youth … Continue reading Environment, wealth and health.