A new course has been added: Social Renaissance

Date: 22 January 2013
A fruit of my ongoing research into the nature of society, the course explores pertinent topics with the eye to suggesting the most productive ways to work towards social changes that you wish to make. It leverages my other two courses to build a personal bridge between psychology and sociology - a way of extending personal answers on how to live to the society at large.

A new article has been written: Overpopulation - The Framing of the Question

Date: 14 September 2012
Last year, my family and I went on a holiday to Croatia. While touring its most famous national park - the Plitvice Lakes - I was struck by a sense of loss that I unexpectedly felt while admiring its beauty. It made me wonder what it would be like to truly experience it in its natural state, and helped me appreciate just how much more humans need in order to flourish than having our physical needs met.

The book Living Deliberately is now available on Amazon Kindle

Date: 3 June 2012
The Kindle version of the book has recently been released. It can be found here. At less than half the price of the paperback version, it makes the book far more affordable than it has been up until now.

The Jain Junxion vegan catering service has been launched

Date: 18 May 2012
The catering service has its roots in the Raw Vegan Diet proposal that I wrote in October 2009. I've been actively working on it since November 2010. A tentative launch to my work colleagues took place in February 2011, following which I've used their feedback to refine the meals and extend the menu. Hopefully it is now ready for a wider reach.

The first phase of the Self-reflective Society website has been completed

Date: 1 August 2011
The Self-reflective Society project has its roots in the Awakening Earth proposal that I wrote in November 2009. Only the first phase of the project has been completed. It grapples with acquiring self knowledge and overlaps with the subject matter of deliberate living from my second book. The next two phases - Ideal Society and Current Society - require research in the fields of psychology and sociology and may be some time in coming...

The book Living Deliberately is published

Date: 4 July 2011
The book is finally published! It has taken many months, but hopefully the end result is worth the effort. It is available from Amazon and other electronic book sellers. Only the paperback format is available at present; electronic ones (Kindle and others) should follow in the coming weeks. So should the spin-off website...

A new article has been written: Vocations

Date: 12 April 2011
The article exposes the shortcomings of our customary approach to choosing a career by contrasting it with an approach that is based on life purpose. Ever since uncovering my life purpose and refining it to the point where it can effectively guide career-related decisions, it has been clear to me that life purpose is a critical element of this process that is usually overlooked.

The book Living Deliberately enters the promotional phase

Date: 20 March 2011
The book is scheduled to be published on the 4th of July. I thought that the U.S. Independence Day symbolism was suitable for what is essentially a manifesto for personal independence from social norms. I have made about a third of the book available as excerpts. This should make it easy for you to decide whether buying it would be worth your while. The book is currently available from the Publisher Direct book store, for review purposes.

A new article has been written: The Power of Contrast

Date: 3 January 2011
It is essentially a continuation of the Experiencing Abundance article. While the Experiencing Abundance article attempted to discover the most effective way for us to feel affluent - be it in terms of material wealth or skills - this article builds on its answer to explore why we can do this more easily and effectively by uplifting other people than by trying to bring about similar changes in our own lives.

A new course has been added: Wheel of Life

Date: 20 November 2010
I was so moved by the material presented in Bill Plotkin's book Nature and the Human Soul that I decided to structure it into a course and offer it alongside my course on deliberate living. The people at the Animas Valley Institute were gracious enough to let me do this. While at it, I've used the opportunity to restructure the course section of the website and dispense with condensed version of the courses.