5 Things I Like – Issue #5 (Favorite Summer Books)

5 Things I Like – Issue #5 (Favorite Summer Books)

Summer time is the perfect time for catching up on our reading list. Whether we are doing a long trip to foreign lands or doing a staycation, it’s always a good idea to have great books to read during those “me time”. I often reserve certain books on my list to enjoy during the actual trip and then when there are down times during the actual trip itself. And whether that destination spot is on the beach or poolside, off your Airbnb summer home, or just on your comfy couch…

Spiritual Reflections on “The Four Noble Truths” by Gautama Buddha

Spiritual Reflections on “The Four Noble Truths” by Gautama Buddha

There were many ascended masters that have come and gone. There was Jesus of Nazareth, Lao Tzu, Saint Germaine, and countless other prophets and truth-sayers. One of these ascended masters was Gautama Buddha. Though many of the ascended master have not written their teachings, preferring instead to voice their teachings to their disciples. And no medium of recording (audio or video) existed then, therefore many of their teachings, written and re-translated, could have become detached or veered from the true essence of their master’s intention. The Four Noble Truths is…

5 Things I Like – Issue #4

5 Things I Like – Issue #4

Flowers are starting to bloom marking springtime and the end of winter. It also hails the upcoming summer season, so this TIL is devoted to warm weather and fitness. The summer season should be jam-packed with lots of sunshine, beaches, and poolside relaxation These are the tools, tips, and apps that I think could help anyone dive into a fitness lifestyle,  summer fun, and healthy living.   1. Tech: Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate There’s no other tool that’s more helpful in helping us become more habit-aware for our health…

8 Tips To Becoming Smart About Money (and Personal Finance)

8 Tips To Becoming Smart About Money (and Personal Finance)

Schools mold us to become model employees. Sooner do we start our careers as working professionals do we realize we have no clue how to manage our hard-earned money. Personal finance was never taught in schools. And perhaps our parents were never great role models for good money management. The task of learning about personal finance is left up to us.     This is a guide to nudge those who are willing to learn. It is a kick-starter to a journey of self-learning to how to manage money. Did you…

5 Things I Like – Issue # 3

5 Things I Like – Issue # 3

I feel like this week’s TIL theme could be called “The Writer.” Somehow I collected things that are about the craft of writing, artistic tools, and everything in between.         1. Book: “Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story” by Ursula K. Le Guin   This recommendation is for the budding writers. There are few writers I admire, Ursula K. Le Guin holds a special place in my mantel of writers I love. When I discovered the “A Wizard of Earthsea” series,…