Don’t follow your passion – foster it.

My last post was somewhat-obnoxiously but somewhat-accurately entitled “How to Become Better”, and it featured summaries of videos and podcasts that outlined strategies and theories relating to self-improvement. These were not strategies to attain such contentious goals as eating better, achieving mental peace, or weight loss; indeed, the summaries I shared were strategies to connect with external […]

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Being Cognizant: The (Summer) Job Hunt

A series about the ways I work towards being cognizant through decisions that make me more mentally engaged with various facets of my day-to-day life. Cognizance (noun): Awareness, realization, notice, knowledge, perception. — It’s that time of year for university students: The hunt for The Summer Job. Or, even more daunting, the hunt for The […]

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Being Cognizant: Scheduling

A series about the ways I work towards being cognizant through decisions that make me more mentally engaged with various facets of my day-to-day life. Cognizance (noun): Awareness, realization, notice, knowledge, perception. —- My memory for dates and significant events is strong – I even remember the minor details and events that would probably be best to […]

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Being Cognizant: Alcohol

A series about the ways I work towards being cognizant through decisions that make me more mentally engaged with various facets of my day-to-day life. Cognizance (noun): Awareness, realization, notice, knowledge, perception. —- I’ve had a fairly active social life over the past three months. This is a significant change of pace after a good […]

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Being Cognizant: Vegetarianism

A series about the ways I work towards being cognizant through decisions that make me more mentally engaged with various facets of my day-to-day life. Cognizance (noun): Awareness, realization, notice, knowledge, perception. —- 3 years and 3 months ago, I embarked on a 3-week challenge to stop eating meat. It began because someone told me […]

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Being Cognizant: Budgeting

The first post in a series about the ways I work towards being cognizant through decisions that make me more mentally engaged with various facets of my day-to-day life.Cognizance (noun): Awareness, realization, notice, knowledge, perception.—-In recent months, I have taken on the task of budgeting all of my expenses along with my income on a monthly basis. […]

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