Category: Mind


It’s never too late to get fit

Exercise is key to happy and healthy old age according to the latest research. So what are you waiting for?

Those who are active as pensioners can stave off major illnesses such as heart disease and dementia.

An eight-year British study found that those who exercised at least once a week were between three and seven times more likely to be classed as “healthy agers”.

Your Elusive Creative Genius

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

Update – Oct 2017. I have been reading about Buddhism recently and this concept also appears in the writings. The idea of a secondary entity from which intuition and guidance comes appears to have been around for a very long time.


On Being Just Crazy Enough

At TED’s Full Spectrum Auditions, comedian Joshua Walters, who’s bipolar, walks the line between mental illness and mental “skillness.” In this funny, thought-provoking talk, he asks: What’s the right balance between medicating craziness away and riding the manic edge of creativity and drive?

Unfitness: There and Back Again

Since I posted My Fitness Journey & the Century Push Quest back in November last year, I have been out of action for much of December through various bugs and a couple of bouts of food poisoning. That’s also why there have been gaps in blog postings. Fortunately these things are only short-lived in relative terms, and I am getting back to “normal” after a couple of weeks of a diet that consisted mostly of bananas, rice, potatoes and bread (aka the BRAT diet). Not exactly “fit fuel” but it kept me stable.

Yin Yang

Living the Full Life

In business and in life, a passion for fitness plays a huge role in the life of Yash Birla, the 44-year-old chairman of the Yash Birla Group. The business magnate boasts a physique that most captains of industry can’t, and with his latest venture — a fitness DVD called 100% Living — he’s hoping to share his philosophy of wellness with others.