I had been contemplating buying a rice cooker for a while and researched many different units available. Here I’ll tell you what I ended up getting, how I’m using it, and why I love it.
I’m going to start a regular segment called Eating Vegetarian Without Cooking. By “without cooking” I mean simple meals that can be made quickly either with no cooking at all or by using a microwave or toaster oven. I never have much time for cooking, and with three small kids I have learned a few things about feeding people (myself included) quickly, simply, and vegetarian.
This is a really simple thing, but I continually forget and rediscover the benefits of this one. The tip is: clean up your space! This can be your office, home office, living room, kitchen, anywhere that you work. If you are having a hard time concentrating or working then look around you and see if you are surrounded by clutter. Taking 10 minutes to clean up your workspace will save you more lost time in the long run. It also has the added benefit of clearing your mind so you can think better. If you haven’t touched something in a while, then you probably don’t need it so recycle it, throw it out, sell it, or donate it. You will feel much better with less stuff around you.
I hadn’t updated this blog in a while and it was a little daunting to think about all the things I wanted to acomplish. I have a list of topics I’m waiting to get down on the site and also a ton of ideas in my head for the site design. Before beginning I took a few minutes and cleaned up my home office and now I feel like I can go all night!
This is a great starting point for my future topic of reducing your possesions to live a simpler life. I’ll link to it from here once I get it written.
Also, this is a great place to introduce a new concept that I call Logan Challenges. These will be simple things that I challenge you to do. Post a comment about what you did and the results. So here is your first Logan Challenge – clean up the space you are working in right now!
So what exactly do I mean by living better? I’ll spell out in this post what type of things I’ll cover and what point of view I have.
I always keep the adage of “you are what you eat” in mind. What ever you put into your body becomes your body. I will cover topics like eating organic, eating healthy, eating less, and eating higher quality foods. I’ll also offer tips for food and meals.
Treating Your Body Better
After eating better, exercise is one of the most important things you can do. I’ll cover weight loss, exercise, cleansing your body, alternative healing methods like acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, and herbal therapy.
Treating Others Better
When we strip away all the junk of daily living, we are left with basic human interactions. I’ll cover topics like getting back to basics and getting more from your relationships.
Treating Animals Better
I have been a vegetarian for 17 years now, and will cover topics of vegetarianism, animal rights, and being aware of how animals are treated.
Treating The World Better
Our world is being abused every day. We can each do our own small part to help out with the things we chose to buy, the companies we choose to patronize, and working hard to minimize our carbon- and trash- footprints on the earth.
Living Simply and Simply Living
In our day of rush-rush and consumerism, I’ll help to remind you that we all can benefit from simplifying and reducing stress. I’ll cover tips for getting back to the basics, as well as financial advice.
Inspiration For Living Better
Hopefully all of this will result in small ways to inspire you to live better. Some times it might be a complete paradigm shift while others might be just a small tip to help get you through the day. I’m not perfect myself, so I plan on working through some of these myself. I hope you decide to join me on this journey.