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Why Do You Need a Digital Detox & How to Get the Best Out of It

On average, we tend to pick-up our phones 80 times a day! It’s a horrifying number that makes you cringe when you think of it for a second longer. Yes, we’ve turned into slaves to our devices and what's even more saddening is that we don’t even see the real damage it’s causing us every day. This is why it's time to consider some practical steps to take and put an end to this digital slavery.  You can start with banning phones from the bedroom and placing them on charge anywhere else, making sure that your hand won't be reaching for it during the night (just get yourself an alarm clock!). When it comes to meeting up with friends, agree to allow one phone out on the table shared between a group of friends (let's face it, you only need one decent selfie). And when it comes to a proper digital detox, start with doing phone-free weekends and see how that feels. You also might need a nudge to change your habits, here are some benefits that come when you get off the phone drug.... Read More...

From Hopeless to Hopeful: How to Rebuild Your Life

Everyone has pain. No one gets through life without scratches and bruises and scars. But if you can learn how to rebuild your life after experiencing intense deep pain, it becomes easier to see that pain has a purpose. Pain can lead us from hopeless to hopeful.... Read More...

Buddhist Belief in Respect of the Elderly

In Buddhism, aging is considered a time of great suffering.  People start to become senile and ill with age. In Siddhartha Gautama’s time, humans did not live as long as they do today. In modern society, people are living longer, but the problems faced by the growing elderly population are still the same.... Read More...

How ONE Simple Key to Behavior Change Can Improve Your Life

“If [more] information was the answer, then we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs.” – Derek Sivers We will never run out of information, but what really separates the billionaire from the beggar, the triathlete from the lazy couch potato, and the happy joyful person from the deeply depressed one is this: doing the work + one simple key to behavior change that CAN improve your life.... Read More...

Feeling Stuck in Life? How to Never Get Stuck Again

Feeling stuck is a wonderful telltale sign that it's time to make a move and introduce some changes in your life. Yes, those changes are meant to shake-up your old patterns, create new energy and propel you forward, changing your outlook on life. Whenever you feel stuck and unhappy, it indicates that something isn't working for you anymore.... Read More...

7 Super Fruits That Can Boost Your Health

We all heard the good old advice that for optimal health and nutrition, we should be eating 5-a-day. The 5 A Day campaign is based on advice from the World Health Organization (WHO), which recommends eating a minimum of 400g of fruit and veg a day to lower the risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer. But how much fruit should you actually eat in a day? Are there any super fruits that can boost your health? Yes, yes, there are.... Read More...

How to Use Feeling Deeply as a Superpower for Good

Is it even possible to have too much empathy? Empathy is a good thing, right? Think about it, those mirror neurons in your brain; they are the enablers helping you to perceive and deeply experience the emotions of all of those around you. When those mirror neurons are hyperactive, however, you find yourself reacting a bit more strongly to the suffering and pain of others. Also, you may develop physical symptoms in response to those in distress. This is why it's important to ask: Can we use feeling deeply as a superpower for good? Is it possible?... Read More...

Is it Better to Be Future-Oriented or Present-Focused?

Let's have a moment to take a closer look at a common dilemma: is it better to make saving for a house deposit or planning for retirement your number one priority? Are you future-oriented or present-focused? Should we spend more time focusing on what we need right now rather than obsessing over the future? The answer is simple.... Read More...

6 Helpful Tips: Work-Life Balance for People with Big Dreams

Have you ever noticed how being always connected blurs work-life boundaries? Our smartphones and social media persistently blur the lines between home and work life so much so, we all live in an ‘always on’, ‘always connected’ world. For many of us, the very first thing we do when we wake up in the morning is to grab the smartphone resting by our nightstand – which we use as an alarm clock – and then we compulsively check our work email whilst still being horizontal; all this before we said good morning to our loved ones. Finding a balance between home and work life is possible, but for this to work, you need to be realistic about your current habits and priorities. The problem is that if you’re not careful enough, you might push things too far. With that in mind and without further ado, here are six helpful tips for work-life balance for people with Big Dreams.... Read More...

8 Simple Ways to De-Stress When You Can’t Take Time Off

What to do when you need a vacation but can't take one?  We live in the ever-changing turbulent world, and sometimes life can be particularly tough. We are constantly being pulled in a million different directions and can struggle to keep head above the water coping with the pressure that we are under by the factors outside of our control. Most of us could use some help – a gentle nudge to point us in the right direction to improve mental health, to change our approach to life, suffer less and feel more content.... Read More...

6 Ways to Make Your Home a Stress-Free Sanctuary

Do you ever feel like you can’t relax and unwind, even in your own home? You come back from work exhausted and frustrated, and all you’re looking forward to is some peace and quiet, but it just doesn’t seem to be happening? This might mean that your house isn’t the green, peaceful oasis you need it to be. Luckily, there are ways you can change that to make it a place where you can truly relax and be at peace in your own home. ... Read More...

7 Amazing Health Benefits of Walking in the Woods

We all know that spending time outside is good for us and our bodies, but sometimes we forget just how important it is to maintain proper physical and mental health. And because of our hectic lives and our 9 to 5 jobs, a lot of us think that it’s too much of a hassle to find time to idly prance around a forest. However, according to new studies it’s a really good idea to spend at least an hour per day outside of your living room, as it can really improve your overall health. In this article, I want to focus on just some of the benefits that spending extended amounts of time in nature can have for your body and your psyche.... Read More...

Self-Care: When You Should Put Your Needs First

A better sense of self-awareness brings its own reward. Swiftly shifting your attention to what you have accomplished in the past yeas awakens your CAN DO! attitude and gets you back in touch with your innate ability to make things happen in the year to come. But you need to prioritize self-care first.... Read More...

How to Leave a Toxic Relationship and Move On With Your Life

You want to feel needed, wanted and loved. You crave that special someone's touch, kiss, and affection hoping that they will love you back as much as you do. And that’s perfectly natural. But what happens when you are in the wrong relationship when everything you do is to please your partner?... Read More...

6 Accessories That Will Instantly Transform Your Look

When we start to notice that we are wearing the same clothes day in day out, it can be all too easy to decide that our whole closet needs an overhaul. We then check our bank accounts and realize that this isn’t entirely possible, so we often make do promising ourselves that perhaps we will treat ourselves at Christmas.  But that is a long time to wait, and it isn’t the only solution. In fact, by investing in a few key accessories, you can wear any look that you already own and take it up a notch. Here are six accessories worth a splurge that will both last and make your outfit stand out in any situation.... Read More...

How to Save Yourself From Drowning in Other People’s Expectations

In the last few years, we have heard the term Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) more and more in popular culture. An estimated 1 in 5 people have the SPS (Sensory Processing Sensitivity) trait, which is the scientific term behind the more colloquial term Highly Sensitive Person, popularized by Dr. Elaine Aron’s groundbreaking book of the same name. If you have the SPS trait and are an HSP, you are hardwired to notice subtleties that other people miss. You are also highly tuned in to other people’s emotions and moods.... Read More...

Smart Clothes that are Good for Your Health and Wealth

No matter your age, gender, or fitness level, we all have one choice to face every single day: whether to wear clothes or to get arrested for indecent exposure. This is why smart clothes could be wearables for everyone that are genuinely good for your health = wealth. Slipping on a smart t-shirt or hooking on a smart bra in the morning doesn’t require any extra effort. We don’t even have to change our behavior to suit the tech. ... Read More...

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