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Indeed, to paraphrase John Burroughs, I’m getting to the point where I desperately need to escape to nature. Perhaps it’s the fact that I will not be returning to Jordan, but I feel the need to get away from life in Toronto. Being away from the hustle and bustle of downtown life seems to mentally and physically heal me. Returning to nature is a humbling lesson in patience and persistence. The smell of a forest, the taste of dew in the air, and the refreshing breezes of a fine day…they aren’t luxuries. They’re necessities.

Nature is calling me…

– Daniel

There is pleasure in the pathless woods; There is rapture on the lonely shore; There is society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more.”  – Lord Byron


via I Fucking Love Science

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The title says it all. If you’re having a rough day or simply looking for a smile, look no further! – The 30 Happiest Facts Of All Time!


Blind people smile despite having never seen someone smile before. It is just a natural human reaction.” (#3)

– Daniel

The end is a scary concept. When relationships – friendships, romance, or family – end, we find ourselves vulnerable. It makes starting over without someone seem like a taunting task. But we push through with open hearts and minds. The outcome is always positive.

– Daniel


There’s something in a simple hug that always warms the heart, it welcomes us back home and makes it easier to part…” – Johnny Ray Ryder, Jr., “A Simple Hug”

“If you’re angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug — which is all the more reason to do so. It’s hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that’s precisely what happens when we hug each other.” ~Walter AndersonThe Confidence Course, 1997


via “I Fucking Love Science” on Facebook…thanks for reminding me of the importance of a hug. I should give those more often.

– Daniel

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

– T. E. Lawrence

Act on your dreams with open eyes. Make them possible.

*Today I participated in a pigmentation study a fellow anthropologist was conducting and received this high resolution picture of my right eye. I ran it through instagram and got this pretty cool effect!

At the moment you are no longer an observing, reflecting being; you have ceased to be aware of yourself; you exist only in that quiet, steady thrill that is so unlike any excitement that you have ever known.” – May Sinclair

When travelling through the city, it’s easy to miss out on all of the wonderful visual experiences the world throws at us. For a race so connected, we miss out on so much. This short film by Neels Castillon really shows us that we have so much more to learn from the world around us. The unexpected is out there, we just need to give it a chance to catch up with our busy lives. When was the last time you simply stopped and took some time out of your day to try to discover something new amongst the familiar?

– Daniel

A bird ballet | Music Video from Neels CASTILLON on Vimeo.

*Note – I think the birds in the video are European starlings.

Reading is everything. It’s how ideas are perpetuated. It’s one of the ways messages are spread to the masses. Everyone deserves to have the ability to read. Books have the ability to change lives. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin did just that.

– Daniel


154887_548137815219869_230398296_n– Daniel