The Power of Minimalist Living

My minimalist living project began the moment I decided to total renovate my one bedroom apartment and change it into a studio apartment with a Murphy bed.  Previous to this tranistion I would wake up in the morning ,open my eyes only to feel closed in as the room was...

Arthur’s Happiness Project Continues

My apologies to any reader who have opened my blog and not found any new writings for many months. Why now,you ask , am I returning to writing. There are most likely many reasons for not writing which are rather personal in nature,but the reason for starting again is...

Arthur’s Happiness Project Continues

Happiness is a state of being. Pleasure is a feeling. In his book, “Happiness” , Mathew Ricard , the scientist turned Buddhist monk encourages us to embrace the tenets of the Buddhist philosophy to ensure our happiness state. One of the main tenets of...

Arthur’s Happiness Project Continues

This summer I began a major renovation project in the apartment I live in Toronto. The result is a cozy beautiful warm nest to spend the winter if I choose. For the past 23 winters I have flown to Asia ,primarily ,Chiang Mai ,Thailand in the Fall or early In the new...

Living by Design or by Default-

I recently came across two quotes that I had found in the past and jotted down on a piece of paper. The first quote was ,”You are either affecting people or infecting people. The second quote was ,” You are either living by design or living by...

Never Judge a Book By Its’ Cover

Twice ,recently ,in my travels in Thailand , I have made the mistake of discounting people , and not being open to communicating with someone sitting nearby. The first time was a week Sunday, on a VIP bus going to Burma. I was doing my mandatory VISA run- a 12 hour...