Study of Buddhism

“Everything changes; everything is connected; pay attention.”

I found a great book from my library catalog called Buddhism 101. It’s got simple, straightforward language and provides a complete survey of Buddhism. While it’s not a deep study, it would be a great starting point for those that interested in studying or practicing Buddhism. You can read this fairly quickly, then take your study to deeper levels once you find something that interests you. I took thorough notes on the section about Buddhist doctrine below. I wanted to internalize it for myself since I am thinking about practicing Buddhism. I need to have a basic knowledge to start with, and I plan on spending a lot more time learning about it. Continue reading “Study of Buddhism”

By handling each sentimental item and deciding what to discard, you process your past.

If you just stow these things away in a drawer or cardboard box, before you realize it, your past will become a weight that holds you back and keeps you from living in the here and now.

I don’t read many books, nor do I do things because it’s trendy, but despite myself, this book got my attention. Marie Kondo’s “Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”. Here are some of my favorite quotes and takeaways I’d like to remember. Continue reading “By handling each sentimental item and deciding what to discard, you process your past.”

1200-Calorie Menu | Week 22

Featured: Carrot Cake Yogurt, Meatless Hardshell Taco, Bacon-Fried Brussels Sprouts

This is a continuation of my 52-Weeks of 1200-Calorie Menus. This week’s menu is 1198 Calories every day. I think I might have miscalculated my foods because it didn’t feel like so many calories. I’ll use this menu again and come back to this post and adjust it slightly if I need to. The Carrot Cake yogurt had amazing flavor, both complex and crunchy. This was the first time I’ve made meatless tacos, and I’m surprised by how good they are! And wow! The Bacon-fried Brussels sprouts was so filling and packed with bacony good flavor. See within for a grocery list, preparation, recipes, and macros. Continue reading “1200-Calorie Menu | Week 22”

1200-Calorie Menu | Week 21

Features: Chocolate Banana Yogurt, Pizza Wraps, Ham and Cream Cheese Pickle Wraps, Strawberry Brown Sugar Yogurt

This is a continuation of my 52-Weeks of 1200-Calorie Menus. This week’s menu is 960 Calories every day, which is too low. I think I might have miscalculated my foods because it didn’t feel like so few calories. I’ll use this menu again and come back to this post and adjust it slightly if I need to. This one might be my favorite yet. The banana yogurt was creamy and savory. The pizza wrap fulfilled my desperate craving for pizza. And the pickle-cream-cheese with ham wraps make a fantastic snack. See within for a grocery list, preparation, recipes, and macros. Continue reading “1200-Calorie Menu | Week 21”

1200-Calorie Menu | Week 20

Featured : Apples & Peanut Butter Dip, Chickpea Salad with Feta and Dill, Turkey Wraps with Green Beans, Egg White Banana Pancake with Blueberry Garnish

This is a continuation of my 52-Weeks of 1200-Calorie Menus. This week’s menu is 1151 Calories every day. I absolutely loved the chickpea salad recipe and looked forward to eating it every day. The peanut butter dip is a great compromise between my love for peanut butter and keeping the calorie count under control. See within for a grocery list, preparation, recipes, and macros.

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Diets: What Works, What Doesn’t

A survey of all the different diets I’ve tried, pros and cons of each, and a new diet design that strikes just the right balance.

I’m continuing my diet journey and refining my methods once again. This article is a retrospective of things I’ve already tried, what I’ve learned from each, and how I’ve made changes to make up for the shortcomings. Continue reading “Diets: What Works, What Doesn’t”

Transcript of “Joe Rogan Experience #1283 – Russell Brand”

Here’s another transcript. Started cleaning it up a little bit about half way through.  Great conversation between Joe Rogan and Russell Brand.  Continue reading “Transcript of “Joe Rogan Experience #1283 – Russell Brand””

Transcript of “Psilocybin Mushrooms and the Mycology of Consciousness: Immersion into the MycoVerse” by Paul Stamets

Here’s a transcript of a talk by Paul Stamets. While I finished listening, I only took notes about halfway through. The transcription didn’t come out as clean and I wasn’t able to finish working on it. I’ve already moved on to other materials. Still got far enough that I wanted to publish what I completed, and maybe I’ll come back and work on it some more. Continue reading “Transcript of “Psilocybin Mushrooms and the Mycology of Consciousness: Immersion into the MycoVerse” by Paul Stamets”