Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long, Happy and Meaningful Life

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long, Happy and Meaningful Life

What would you guess is the secret to a happy life? Having a ton of money in the bank? Good health? Great friendships? Having a metabolism that lets you eat as much chocolate you want without gaining weight? Turns out that while happiness is quite individual (that...
Struggling to Find Your Passion? Here’s What to Do.

Struggling to Find Your Passion? Here’s What to Do.

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that 93.2% of all motivational quotes circulating on the internet are preaching the power of passion and purpose. Ok, not so much a ‘truth’…more of a ‘something I just made up this very second’. But for those of us who are...
Design your future

Design your future

What did you want to be when you grew up? Ask a classroom full of kids these days, and you’ll hear from wannabe doctors, teachers and astronauts, aspiring bakers, scientists and vets, pro-athletes and even video game designers. What you won’t hear is any of those...
7 Reasons to Write a Personal Mission Statement

7 Reasons to Write a Personal Mission Statement

We’ve all seen them. Mission statements composed of a long series of meaningless words strung together just to look impressive. Things like: We will work to interactively negotiate enterprise methods so that we may endeavor to globally recontextualise excellent...
Why Everyone Should Move to Mexico

Why Everyone Should Move to Mexico

It’s hot. Stinking, boiling, unbearably hot. It feels like my skin is burning to a crisp and getting ready to melt right off, carried down my body by the river of sweat dripping off me. And the mosquitoes. They’re like ninjas, nowhere to be seen then *bam*...
How to find your passion (when you don’t have a passion)

How to find your passion (when you don’t have a passion)

If you read my last post, you’ll have seen how much I hate being told to “follow my passion.” Today, I’d like to show you how to find your passion. Well, kind of. I’m not being a hypocrite, I promise. Let me explain. Like I said in this rant articulate defence of...