A Compass to a Meaningful Life

For a writer, book reviews can open doors to new and bigger audiences; writers know it, readers know it, publishers know it. What people are saying about your book can be a huge factor in its success, and you must know how to spot a good review when you see it. 'A compass to a … Continue reading A Compass to a Meaningful Life

Positivity vs. Negativity – Battle of the Fittest

Martial Arts Art takes many forms; as an author, I consider myself an artist. In my free time, I am also a ‘martial artist’. The term ‘martial arts’ is closely associated with the fighting arts of East Asia; the term is however derived from Latin and means ‘arts of Mars,’ the Roman god of war. … Continue reading Positivity vs. Negativity – Battle of the Fittest

How to Have Superpowers and Remain Resolutely Human.

Superpowers How to have superpowers? Galileo said: “Books are our sole means of having superhuman powers while remaining resolutely human. The power of traversing the abysses of space, time, and misunderstanding that gap between our own life, our own self, our own subjective experience and another's.” Happy National Book Lovers Day National Book Lovers Day … Continue reading How to Have Superpowers and Remain Resolutely Human.

#1 Spot! Sweet! Thank you to my French readers for keeping me there!

Thank you to my French readers! The American Poet and writer James Baldwin said, "you don't decide to become a writer, you discover you are one.'' This is exactly what happened to me! Thank you to all my readers! Baldwin also said, "the importance of a writer is to describe things which other people are … Continue reading #1 Spot! Sweet! Thank you to my French readers for keeping me there!

Understanding The Psychology of Willful Blindness

The very fact that willful blindness is willed makes it interesting to understand the psychology of willful blindness. 20/20 vision is a term used to express normal visual acuity (the clarity or sharpness of vision) measured at a distance of 20 feet. Visual acuity is measured by your ability to identify letters or numbers on … Continue reading Understanding The Psychology of Willful Blindness

Athena Goddess of War

Last week I was in Madrid, one of Europe’s most amazing cities, exciting and dynamic, with beautiful architecture everywhere you look. Dating back to the 9th century, Madrid has a rich history and has been the capital of Spain since 1606. El Retiro Park, located in the center of Madrid was originally a royal garden … Continue reading Athena Goddess of War

Advice From Athena Goddess of Wisdom – Navigating Choppy Waters

Life is full of ups and downs; one day we can be sitting on top of the world and the next we can find ourselves in the gutter with problems we don't know how to solve. Some days you may feel that you are swaying unsteadily on a tightrope between one extreme and another, between … Continue reading Advice From Athena Goddess of Wisdom – Navigating Choppy Waters

Goddess Athena – Be Like a River

Humans are emotional in nature. They have a tendency to react to events in an emotional manner through feelings of anger, worry, fear, frustration, exasperation, envy, impatience, resentment, etc. Those emotions are fine as long as you can keep them in check. The best way to control emotions is to train yourself to think more … Continue reading Goddess Athena – Be Like a River

Activate Your Own Fountain of Youth

The Fountain of Youth Legend For centuries the Quest for eternal youth, immortality, or 'just' a prolonged life has been a topic of various myths, legends, and quests. The Fountain of Youth is a spring that supposedly restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters. Alexander the Great searched for the … Continue reading Activate Your Own Fountain of Youth

Happy Bastille Day to All my French Compatriots!

On 14 July France celebrates Bastille Day, happy Bastille Day! In 1789 the people of Paris stormed the Bastille, a fortress prison that held political prisoners jailed by the Royal Government of Louis XVI. The taking of the Bastille signaled the beginning of the French Revolution and became a symbol of the collapse of the … Continue reading Happy Bastille Day to All my French Compatriots!

Information and Disinformation – “How Carrots Helped Win World War II”

Where does human behavior come from? Behavior comes from our perception of an event or a situation. Where does perception come from? Perception comes from information received, be it from personal experience, newspaper or media. If our behaviors are influenced by information, how can we be sure that what we receive is information or disinformation? … Continue reading Information and Disinformation – “How Carrots Helped Win World War II”

The Art of Being Pleasant – Sadhguru Quotes

Jagii Vasudev (born 3 September 1957) more commonly known as Sadhguru is an Indian yogi, mystic and author. His biographer, Arundathi Subramaniam, described him in her book "Sadhguru - More than a life" as someone who is multi-dimensional, someone who is flamboyant, exuberant, remarkably compassionate, warm, friendly, funny, but who can also be remote, enigmatic, … Continue reading The Art of Being Pleasant – Sadhguru Quotes