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The Mind-Body Connection That Helped Me Lose 40 Pounds

There are many habits that are destructive because they negatively affect people around them. Many of them may not be physically harmful but instead emotionally, spiritually, or mentally destructive to themselves or those around them. In general, we neglect the connection between anxious thoughts and the action we take to cope with those thoughts. The actions actually become part of who we are...... Read More...

How to Stay Calm Even When Times are Tough

How to Stay Calm Even When Times are Tough... It’s the difference between riding the waves on the top of the ocean where it's tumultuous, and having a deeper awareness that you are the ocean, where you do not experience the up and down because you are in the steadiness of the depth. The ups and downs of the ocean still take place, but you do not experience them as tumultuous. The path to knowing who you are is not expecting your life circumstances to turn to gold, it’s the experience of staying in the joy of your beingness no matter what arises...... Read More...

Does Money Bring Happiness? Answered Honestly

When you ask children what they want to be when they grow up, they never seem to be short on ideas. Creative, far-fetched, and full of hope, they fearlessly tell you that they want to become: firefighters, superheroes, astronauts, athletes. This is because their brains haven't developed enough to over-think each situation until paralysis sets in and saps their will to imagine...... Read More...

5 Ways to Balance Your Body and Your Life

Being in balance isn’t about restriction or holding back. It’s about aligning with the greatest source of power in our lives. From a state of internal balance, we can create a life that feels super-charged with passion, purpose, and vitality. I’ve learned some powerful practices for bringing our bodies and our lives into balance. Along the way I made some big mistakes. For the details on these and five of the best ways to balance your body and your life, read on.... Read More...

Here’s How to Build The Life You ENJOY Living

Our life is built on many grounds (or plateaus), many of which aren't ever really our own. We start off as children in a home that is built with a lifestyle we must abide by and our first lessons to stand on. We then go to school and conform to another ground of rules of being - to fit in, to follow rules, to do your work. Then we go into the world and find jobs/careers with rules and environments to follow. These are all grounds that are laid out for us, that we must walk through to eventually find our own.... Read More...

This Will Help You to Recover From a Toxic Friendship

People themselves aren't toxic. Nevertheless, sometimes our temperaments might don't align together and then"toxicity" appears. It's nobody's fault. We might not pay attention, although with time there comes a time when you are taken by surprise discovering something you haven't seen all these years of being friends. Whether it is an overwhelming feeling of being exhausted and emotionally drained after you spent some time together with someone, eventually the veil has to come down.... Read More...

8 Smart Ways to Make Room for Fun and Passion in Your Life

Very often, time management is considered just as a way to get more done, but in reality, it is something completely different. In fact, it’s a fine way to integrate the good and enjoyable components in your daily life. And in order to do that, you’ll have to use some solid time management strategies. I have gone through eight strategies in this post, so make sure to implement the advice in your own life - either as is or by creating your own versions of them. Take action now and witness the fun and passion come back to your life in no time! Live with passion.... Read More...

4 Helpful Tips to Get Back into Yoga After Taking a Break

In my entire life I have never met a yogi who wouldn't take a break from his practice. There comes a point in time when even the most amazing relationships hit a pause. Naturally we go on hiatus and mingle with other issues. I took a break from my yoga practice and wasn't sure if I would ever return to yoga. Sure enough my yoga mat was gathering dust under the bed for months! But then, something had changed which led me back into my yoga practise...... Read More...

One Priceless Love Lesson From a Cheap Tiny Old Ring

One word frees us all of the weight and pain of life: that word is love. — Sophocles For the past however many years (I honestly can't remember how longs it's been), I've had this on again, off again, relationship with a cheap, gold-painted, little ring. There's nothing particularly amazing about this ring. It wasn’t expensive, and it’s definitely not from Tiffany’s. In fact, I believe I bought it for less than five bucks at Forever 21 (when I was still in the appropriate age bracket to shop there). But for whatever reason, unbeknownst to me, I've grown a strong affection for this cheap, little ring. I wear it all the time, for every occasion, always on the same hand, always on the same finger. The weird thing about this ring is...... Read More...

8 Productivity Habits That You Need to Know About

I have been backpacking around the world for 1 year now, and one question I often get from fellow writers is, "how are you so productive? How do you get so much writing done on the road?" It wasn't always this way. At the beginning of my travels I was incredibly UNproductive - writing 1 or 2 measly articles each month. It took time to discover and develop the habits that almost all productive people abide by - and the difference is enormous. Not only am I publishing daily these days, but I've found 100s of new readers and made ton of new friends because I'm finally a consistently high performer. There are 8 essential productivity habits here that anyone can develop. Even by focusing on one or two at a time, you'll find your personal productivity takes a great leap forward.... Read More...

Having Trouble Meditating? Try This

“Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream,” goes the Beatles song: Tomorrow Never Knows. Ever since the Fab Four went to India in 1968 to study transcendental meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the concept of meditation has steadily seeped into Western culture and language. By far the biggest roadblock for most people is they have trouble getting their mind to turn off. Trying to stop the mind from producing thoughts during mediation is the number one reason people quit in frustration. Having Trouble Meditating? Try This... ... Read More...

Learning the Importance of Valuing Your Own Choices

I struggled to find myself during my youth; to be brutally honest, I’m still searching. My life is a work in progress. As long as I am moving forward, I feel I am making progress. Have you ever given in to what others think about you, your life and your choices? Did you regret it afterwards because it wasn’t the right thing to do? I have - too many times to count. I cannot fathom why I would think someone else knows what is best for me in any given situation. Why didn’t I trust my own judgment? I often wonder if it’s because I could hold someone else accountable if things didn’t turn out well. If I screwed up and made the wrong choice, I’d have no one to blame but myself. The burden of making a choice was off of me if I followed the advice of others. I didn’t want to be ridiculed for making a bad choice. No one wants to hear, “I told you so.” ... Read More...

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