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Discover 4 Practical Tips to Being More Creative

Whether you are an artist or someone who is engaged in work not normally called creative, building a strong foundation of self-nourishing habits can infuse new life in your work. What are some of the habits that you can start building today? Discover more now...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.”

6 Steps Towards Peace and Contentment

Once upon a time, there was a season for resolutions and realignment. Nowadays, that season is every day. This shift of focus created a powerful revolution in my life. I started being nice to myself, forgiving the blemishes, leaving room for growth and encouraging the best. It was a love revolution. The ugly parts suddenly weren’t so bad, and the bad parts really weren’t so bad after all. Best of all, I felt – well – perfect. Perfect just as is. How did I do it? By following these basic steps....

3 Things That Really Make Life Worth Living

What Makes Life Worth Living? Things that make life worth living? How to Make Life Worth Living. I guess we grew accustomed to define ourselves in terms of the things that we own – things that make us feel special and worthy. Things that become an extended version of ourselves. We also live our lives expecting "big moments" to come and blow our minds away so we can forget about our ordinary and boring day-to-day life... Does it sound familiar?