After the Monastery

Bhikshu Heng Ju on his 1973–1974 bowing pilgrimage for world peace. A reconciliation story By Bhikshu Heng Ju (Tim Tetsu) I knew my dad had been writing a lot. He would wake up early every morning, make a hot breakfast, walk the dog, meditate for an hour, write for an hour. Then he would wake me up and report his activities, suggesting that I too should get up and do something vigorous, worthy, contemplative. He would also have a hot breakfast waiting for me. That’s the kind of father he was—he showed his love rather than talked about it. After he … Continue reading After the Monastery

When Losing Your Job Is a Blessing

NERDWALLET / KATIE MARTIN / THE ATLANTIC How Tim Chen, the founder of NerdWallet, worked up the nerve to start a company after getting laid off during a recession by LOLA FADULU Tim Chen had recently been laid off from his job as a financial analyst at a hedge fund, during the recession of 2008, when his sister asked him for help finding a good credit card. Much of the information he found online was confusing and disorganized, so he decided to start a personal-finance website; it would go on to become NerdWallet, which is now worth $500 million and … Continue reading When Losing Your Job Is a Blessing

Cutting back on alcohol can do wonders for your health

 by: RJ Jhonson (Natural News) Apart from eating healthy and engaging in regular physical activity, there’s one more thing that people with Type 2 diabetes can do to ensure that they are always in the pink of health – cut back on alcohol consumption. After all, reducing alcohol intake lowers the risk of developing serious health conditions, including certain types of cancer, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Lower alcohol consumption, together with a diet that is low on refined sugar and simple carbohydrates and regular exercise, helps lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes and improves existing diabetes control. If you … Continue reading Cutting back on alcohol can do wonders for your health