What Kids and Vegetables Can Teach Us

“The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.” 

~ Deepak Chopra

It’s no secret not all kids like vegetables, or anyone for that matter, but when, where and why did vegetables get such a bad rap? Are they really distasteful, stigmatized or is it how they’re presented?

There are varied approaches parents use to coax their kids into eating healthy, but many of the strategies backfire.

Kids choose on emotions and intricate social relational evaluations. These remain the foundation of our decision-making into our adult lives, no matter the level of rational thought.

We’re all a bit childish in this way and we can learn about our minds, our habits and ourselves by examining kids and vegetables, we can even find strategies to forward our goals and approach life with thriving novelty.

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We’re Hardwired For… Unhappiness?

“There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking, and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord”

~ Thomas Paine

Do you ever wonder why we have to make an effort to divert negative thoughts and comments? Why we often have to pause and think before seeing positively? It can seem tiresome to keep up with staying positive! What gives?

Unhappiness has one best friend: fear. We fear that we aren’t good enough, don’t have enough, aren’t safe and secure, aren’t worthy and so much more. This perpetual cycle of fear and doubt is tickled out of us society daily, as we increasingly feel like it’s all our fault. The good within the bad is that it’s not your fault; it’s natural. Continue reading

5 Secrets of Highly Likeable People

“Do not hide your light for fear of what others may think of you. Let it shine and be a reflection of what is possible.”

~ Kristi Bowman

First impressions are important, and more often than not they don’t go so smoothly. You meet someone and after a little packaged small talk things get awkward.

Yet some people are approachable, continuously cheerful and communicative. They’re likeable. These people tend to be more successful in business and life, getting better service, promotions and sales while maintaining and growing quality relationships.

They don’t seem to be doing anything exceptional or have outstanding qualities. What is it that makes these people so likeable?

It’s the little things that make a big difference. Here are a few of the nuances that separate the few from the crowd.

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Welcome to the Good Life

 “When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hello and welcome! I’m happy you’re here. It’s a good place to be if your interested in or seeking to liberate from convention and live with extraordinary intent. I’m committed to living to these ends and will be sharing all I’ve come to know and continue learning. My goal is to provide inspiration and tools for others to better their lives.

As things gear up, you can check out the Start Here page, work over to the About and continue on to get my whole story.

We’re building a community of sensible people with the courage to forge extraordinary lives. If that’s you, sign up to follow in the top right by clicking “Let’s Liberate” and receive the know-how to get started.

Drop me a note, I’d be happy to hear where you are in life, your struggles, successes and how you do or wish to Mind a Good Life.

One world. One people. One love.

With intent,

Mehdi René