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The road to happiness is paved by the choices you make.

Hello, I’m Jessy, I have travelled the world making wine for the past five years. Now that I have settled down in Vienna I want to use what I have learned along the way to help you improve your habits.

A happy life starts with healthy habits so whether you are trying to develop good ones or break bad ones I hope you will find something to read here that will help you on your journey. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.

How to have a more optimistic mindset

Do you believe in abundance or scarcity? The world might seem to be falling apart, but that’s probably because of the media you consume. Read on if you want to have a brighter view of the future.

Lulu shorts and a magical tailor – the best financial habits for millennials

Longevity is about more than health; you will also need money as you age. The earlier you develop healthy money habits, the better off you will be. This post was inspired by a recent trip to the tailors. Hence, the Lulu shorts. I love these shorts as they have convenient pockets and are quite fashionable. Continue reading “Lulu shorts and a magical tailor – the best financial habits for millennials”

How vacations ruin good habits and how to get over it

Vacations are terrible for longevity. Sure, they help you unwind, but boy, do they ever mess with your longevity habits. The long flights, exhaustion and constant exposure to temptations drain your willpower. Your bad habits start to creep back in while the good ones disintegrate. It’s normal; you’re on vacation, a time to be glutinous andContinue reading “How vacations ruin good habits and how to get over it”

How to effectively use Duolingo

Duolingo is the most downloaded language. While they do a great job of making language acquisition fun. Their programs are based on translation which is an inefficient way to learn a language.  There are few applications for learning Czech; that’s why two years ago, I downloaded Duolingo. Since making that decision two years ago, IContinue reading “How to effectively use Duolingo”

A meditation on chocolate – how to appreciate chocolate

A meditation on chocolate – how to appreciate chocolate  If you are reading this, then I imagine that you – like I – love chocolate. Chocolate has been my weakness for as long as I can remember. I used to devour anything chocolaty like Cookie Monster eats cookies; through meditation and practice, I have learned to savour itContinue reading “A meditation on chocolate – how to appreciate chocolate”

How to effectively boost your motivation using a visualization meditation.

 Yin and Yang represent the complementary forces of light and dark, positive and negative. Last week I discussed the importance of maintaining a positive attitude. Pessimism can be combined with optimism to ensure you are ready for the pitfalls as you work towards your goals. In life, there must be balance; every Yin must have aContinue reading “How to effectively boost your motivation using a visualization meditation.”

How to plan for a long life

Most people have a grim vision of what it’s like to reach 100 years of age. They imagine that by then, they will have lost all their friends, watched their bodies deteriorate and have difficulty remembering where they left their keys. It’s not a pretty picture, but it can be.  Three limitless things will changeContinue reading “How to plan for a long life”

Four steps to fluency

I have been flirting with different languages since the day I was born. I grew up in a French-speaking household in Northern Ontario. My first language was French, but as I grew up in the English part of Canada, I am now substantially better at English. Growing up, it did not take long for meContinue reading “Four steps to fluency”

Mental habits for longevity

Habits for longevity are meta-habits; they are composed of other habits. The three meta-habits for optimizing your brain health over time are sleep, spirituality and mental exercises. It’s hard to see sleep as a meta-habits or even a habit as it is something that we must do every night. Sleep itself is not the habit;Continue reading “Mental habits for longevity”

Longevity habits – A guide to a long and healthy life

Longevity is about more than just living longer; it’s about having a sustainable lifestyle. Too many people assume that pain and sickness are a natural progression of life, thinking it is what happens as you age. They gradually gain weight, become progressively more sedentary, and are more frequently sick as they age.  All habits haveContinue reading “Longevity habits – A guide to a long and healthy life”

How to optimize your mornings

Taking advantage of the morning is the secret to increasing your daily productivity. This is the period in the day when you have the most creative and physical energy but most people underutilize it, choosing instead to sleep in and wake up just in time for work.  I am usually exhausted after work. The firstContinue reading “How to optimize your mornings”

The Fallacy of Consumerism

We already possess sufficient technology for the world to live from a fifteen-hour workweek. So why are so many of us taking on second jobs just to make ends meet? Because we would rather buy a shiny new thing than have more personal time. There are many people that would love to travel but sayContinue reading “The Fallacy of Consumerism”

3 paths to spirituality

We all have different ways of getting there and feeling that there is something greater out there. What is it? Where does it come from? How do we get there? I recently joined a book club in Vienna and when we got to discussing the books we enjoyed I mentioned that I had enjoyed learningContinue reading “3 paths to spirituality”

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