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Incorporating Exercise Into Everyday Activities

Not all exercise has to be done at the gym or as part of an exercise routine. Sometimes, it can be something as simple as changing your daily habits. Parking farther from the store, walking when you could drive, or even getting up to change the TV channel  instead of...

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Mauna Kea

It's been just over a month and a half since we moved to Hawaii and we absolutely love living in Hawaii.  In order to share some of the activities and sites that we are seeing I am going to try and post pictures as often as possible. Ideally I would like to post...

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Kona, Hawaii and Tribes

My wife and I have been living in Hawaii now for just a little over a month and still hadn't been to the ocean. We needed to go to Costco, so we thought we would make a short visit to the beaches of Kona before going shopping. It's about an hour and forty minute drive...

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Linchpin: How To Be Indespensible

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Over the last few decades businesses have become all about lowering costs. Finding cheaper materials, cheaper processes, and cheaper labor. Because of this, many jobs have been shipped overseas or automated. Job security has become a...

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Fixing Back, Shoulder, and Neck Pain

I injured my shoulder when I was in high school. I was learning Karate at the time and we were practicing throws. The person I was training with threw me; my arm went, but my body didn't. My shoulder has never been the same since. I have tried stretching,...

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New home, new diet, new life!

It's been quite a while since I have written here on Simplistic Thoughts. There are a number of reasons for the hiatus. There have been many things that I wanted to blog about, but never was able  to do so because of the big changes in my life. For the last 5 years I...

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How to Achieve Your Goals

What was the last goal you set? What was your New Year's resolution? Did you accomplish it? As we approach the end of the year, people will be making new resolutions for things they want to accomplish or changes they want to make in their lives. But with such a high...

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10 Survival Words for Japanese

If you are going on a trip to Japan and don't have time to learn to speak (you leave tomorrow), here are a list of Japanese words that should help you find the train and let someone know you are hungry. They won't allow you too have even a basic conversation, you'll...

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Smart Financial Advice

Humans have gotten more intelligent as time has gone by. Unfortunately, with all the technology, our fast paced lives, and the overwhelming amount of options, it seems more difficult than ever to get good sound wisdom. So that's why a lot of times, good sound advice...

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