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Sit still already

The demands of modern life can sometimes be daunting. Frustrated by technologies we imagined would make life easier, working ever more stressful jobs in the face of an unstable economy and a changing workforce, often raising children all the while, can make for what feels like an overwhelming life.

As a solution, people often strive to "get away from it all" for just a few weeks each year, and sometimes not even that long. But what if the answer were not in distant places, but with us all the time? Pico Iyer, a respected travel writer, explores the importance of the "art of stillness" as a means of finding true insight and managing the chaos that comes with constant movement and distraction.

Relationships. Training manual needed.

Relationships. Sometimes I think they should come with a manual. Or maybe each one of us should have our own personal manual so that on entering a relationship we could give it to our partner as a means of training for what’s ahead.
I was struck by that thought when listening to the dating challenges of some of my single friends. And I have been there too. Trying to navigate the pitfalls, shortcomings, landmines, and everything in between that comes with the ‘dating scene’.