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May: Big, Bigger, BIGGEST

It’s almost the middle of the year! This is a great time to take stock of what our goals and vision were at the beginning of the year and see where we stand now. It’s possible we are feeling a little behind, or are completely on target, or realised that our wants and needs have changed completely. Whatever the case may be, now is a great time to dare to think big!  If you’re completely on target, then challenge yourself. What more can you aim to accomplish? What other areas of your life can you set new goals for? If you’re behind, what new motivators do you need? Sometimes we’re behind because we’re not inspired by our goals. Maybe daring...

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How can we prioritise our priorities?

April has begun! We’re far enough through the year that we have finally quit accidentally writing “2017” in our notebooks. But funnily enough, it feels like the year just started. Perhaps this is because we’ve gotten caught in a cycle of repetitive actions (which doesn’t have to be a bad thing), but sometimes the days blur together and it seems like another Friday has already come along. For many people in the Karst community, it’s tax season, a time where very important deadlines loom, but other more urgent tasks remain. It seems like a good time to reflect on our priorities, and the controls we have in place to make sure we are constantly keeping whats important to us in...

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Simplify your life for inner tranquility

We don’t generally get too philosophical on the blog, but we can’t help but remember the teachings of the Greek philosopher Epicurus when thinking about this month’s theme. A co-opting of his name by certain culinary trends has incorrectly made some associate him with hedonism and excess, but Epicurus’ teachings actually emphasise a life full of appreciation of the simple things, which he believes is the key to maximising pleasure. We’ll end the exposition of his philosophical beliefs here, but we won’t disagree with the idea that appreciation of simple things helps us find an inner tranquility. There’s a lot of confusing ideas out there when we think of simple living—it is often equated to minimalism or with frugality or...

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Habits: Build, Don't Just Break

January started at full strength and we reflected on your values and developed a clearer vision of the future. But now, February is here! This month is all about strengthening habits. We wanted to focus this month on something a little less serious and a little more lighthearted to take a little break (albeit still a productive one) from the deliberately ambitious goals we set last month. During February, we’ll be focusing on strengthening existing habits rather than breaking bad ones. There’s a ton of things we know are good for us that we do when it’s convenient or when we have the energy, but we’ve just not managed to turn into a habit. It could be something like flossing...

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