The Art of Living a Simple Life

Have you ever felt like you should be living your best life ever, yet no matter what you do it never seems to be enough?  I surely have.   I grew up in an American culture where there seems to be no limit on the amount of negative feedback we’re exposed to everyday. For example, let’s take a peek at how our nation’s bureaucrats contribute to…

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How To Speak Conversational Spanish in 6 Weeks

Ever since I was a young child I dreamt of living in exotic places and speaking the many languages of the world. Secretly, I admired people who could learn multiple languages—they all looked so smart! When I enrolled in high school my advisor suggested that I pursue foreign language credits because college acceptance boards preferred them. To this day, I don’t know if she fed…

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Is American Healthcare a Poor Deal?

Rising costs are threatening access to healthcare for American citizens. According to a National Conference of State Legislatures report: “In 2018, the average annual premium for employer-based family coverage rose 5 percent to $19,616; for single coverage, premiums rose 3 percent to $6,896. Covered workers contributed 18 percent of the cost for single coverage and 29 percent of the cost for family coverage, on average,…

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Everyday Life Becomes More Interesting During Slow Travel

At the tender age of 16, I played summer basketball in the Netherlands and Belgium and resided in places like Amsterdam, Bruges, and Antwerp. My first-time exposure to new cultures was an opportunity I’d never forget. Over the next 15 years, I dreamt of reliving that experience but I could barely find time for a 1 week get-away, at most. Nowadays I’ve re-design my life…

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Why I Chose the Minimalist Lifestyle

Until three years ago, I mostly cared about becoming a “rags to riches” success story. You’ve heard it before. A black kid from the hood overcomes countless barriers to achieve success. I envisioned guest show appearances from Oprah to MTV.  People everywhere would admire me along with a hint of envy. To achieve this dream, I needed a Fortune 500 CEO gig or to play…

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