Tag Archives: healthy-living

Fun With Rituals

  Do not confuse ritual with routine. Albeit similar, the former is intentional and selected for personal fulfillment while the latter is more a schedule-based task.  In comparison, ritual is more mindful and enables. Take my Saturday morning run for … Continue reading

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Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

  Fresh fruit and vegetables are my favorites. They are not only tasty, healthy, but also  inexpensive. But challenge is that they are perishable. So how to keep them fresh is the limiting factor given my fixed refrigerator space. Many … Continue reading

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First, Do No Harm

  Often attributed to the Greek Hippocratic Oath, “first, do no harm” is the popular medical/ healthcare dictum that is applicable to our everyday interactions as well. While we can’t always predict the consequence of our action, the word “first’ … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 22 May 2022

This week concluded in a heatwave for the Washington DC area, the earliest preview of summer in my recollection. These weather extremes have been happening elsewhere. Now it is our turn to face it. Heeding the warning of excessive heat, … Continue reading

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News Overdose?

  Reading too much news is bad for you. Of course, too much of anything is no good. But media in particular are competing to grab our attention. Just look at their headlines. They are written to catch our eyeballs … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 15 May 2022

Summery weather arrived overnight in Washington DC.  Just in time for the abortion right demonstration downtown (and across the nation?). Was the US Supreme Court draft opinion leaked on purpose or a matter of lacking discipline? All 98 pages of … Continue reading

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Against The Natural Order?

  All living creatures on this planet, human included, follow the circadian rhythms as the earth evolves around the sun. Within the 24 hours cycle between night and day, rhythms for sleep, awake, hunger, movement, and other vital functions are … Continue reading

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Discipline – Further Explained

  Discipline is often viewed with negative connotations.  Such as poor performance due to lack of discipline, running a marathon demands self discipline, and the likes. Generally, it conjures up forced compliance – control, punishment, enforced behavior.  But what if … Continue reading

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Writing Meditation, No, 4

  “When will this end?” I caught myself griping. No matter what I tried, the dark cloud hanging over me would not shake loose. Perhaps I need to crawl into a hole somewhere. Be off-grid, sort of. Not sure if … Continue reading

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Vaccine Skeptics

  Should we still try to convince the vaccine skeptics?  More than 950,000 Americans have died from the Covid-19 pandemic since it began in 2019.  To date, 64% of the US population have been vaccinated with two shots.  And only … Continue reading

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