The big life-lesson from bananas.

Do you know bout half of all the bananas consumed worldwide come from the same tree?

Hey  i mean the very same tree . One tree gave rise to all half of the banana trees you see around. Yes! one tree.   You don’t believe?


Ever heard of the Cavendish? It has no seeds and  is propagated by grafting or cloning. Which means that they’re all identical.

Okay you think what if its true? Why care? Here is why… Continue reading “The big life-lesson from bananas.”


Becoming an Expert: The Elements of Success, Part-1

I am  always impressed by a concert pianist, or a soccer midfielder, or a truly skillful visual artist. Their abilities seem other worldly. To mention a few, i think Picasso was a master, and Beethoven a genius, without forgetting about Thomas Edison the polymath.

The big question is, what makes these people so skillful? How did they start out like you and I and then become something so extraordinary?

The answer is what i try to discuss in this post.

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Death: It doesn’t have to be boring or the End.

Apparently, “Where will I go when I die?” is a question that agitates a lot of people. Well now, i have an answer to that, at least for some people.

–When they die, they go to medical school.

“Death. It doesn’t have to be boring” (pp 10-11).And i tell you this book isn’t boring.

Dead bodies are not supposed to tell stories, especially not stories of a kind of terrible beauty, nor are they supposed to have a purpose. Dead bodies are just that: dead. But in Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, there’s witty, entertaining, yet honest and respectful revelation on something more than the often macabre state of cadavers: a sort of beauty and importance of dead bodies. Continue reading “Death: It doesn’t have to be boring or the End.”

The Power of Tiny Gains.

What Makes High Achievers Different Than the Rest?
To answer that question, let me tell you a quick story.

2,000+ years ago, A man of great strength lived in the hills of southern Italy. His athleticism and power made him not only the most successful wrestler but also certainly the most popular one of his day. His name was Milo of Croton

Milo was a six-time wrestling champion at the Ancient Olympic Games in Greece. In 540 BC, he won the boys wrestling category and then proceeded to win the men’s competition at the next five Olympic Games in a row.1

It is said that Milo built his large muscles and remarkable power through a simple but profound strategy.

One day, a newborn calf was born near his home. Milo lifted up the small animal and carried it on his shoulders. The next day, he returned to the pasture and did the same. Milo continued this routine each day for the next four years until he was no longer hoisting a small calf onto his shoulders but a four-year-old bull.! Continue reading “The Power of Tiny Gains.”

Diabetes Type 1 and 2 : What is the difference?

Out one in 10 adult Human is of potential to be / have been diagnosed with diabetes.

For those over age 65, incidence of this dire health problem rises to one in four. Most newly-diagnosed patients (about 95 percent) have type 2 diabetes, a condition often preventable with proper diet and exercise.

But really what is type 2 diabetes? what is its difference from  type 1 diabetes?

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How to Free Yourself from Your Personal Stories

To feel unworthy is to suffer. It feels like you’re flawed and must conceal your faultiness from others or risk being shunned. But concealing, pretending, and holding yourself apart from others tends to make you feel alienated and then interpret these feelings as proof that you’re flawed. This is a vicious cycle of self-doubts and self-judgments that separates you from others and prevents you from feeling whole and complete. Though you may be stuck in this self-concept, it’s far more arbitrary and malleable than you may think. Mindfulness and self-compassion allow you to see and acknowledge the tenderness and pain in your story without falling under the delusion that the story defines who you are. It may be your story, but it isn’t you.

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