Aaron Michael

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7 Mantras for Those Who Have Lost Their Motivation and Hope

Earlier today, I was sitting on a park bench eating a sandwich for lunch when an elderly couple pulled their car up under a nearby oak tree. They …

Old Age

12 Powerful Mother Teresa Quotes That Will Stay with You

Find daily motivation in this curated collection of quotes from Mother Teresa that celebrates her passion to ease suffering and spread peace.<p>Do not …

Mother Teresa

The Best Self-Help Advice Ever, According to a Life Coach

I’m an addict, and self-help material is my drug. I consume it every single day. I follow all the great teachers (alive and dead). I’ve read more …

If You Knew Something Would Improve Your Life, Why Wouldn't You Do It?

When you're caught in a self-defeating cycle, it can feel impossible to get out<p>When you're caught in a self-defeating cycle, it can feel impossible to get out. Quite disturbingly, you begin to believe the suffocation of negativity is "normal."<p>As Dr. Joe Dispenza has said, <i>"What if just by thinking</i> …

Woody Allen

3 Things Confident People Say and Believe About Themselves

Confidence is an essential success trait. Why is it that something so important is so often missing?<p>Confidence is an essential success trait. Almost anyone would agree with that statement. But the truth is that not everyone has it. Why is it that something so important is so often missing? And more …

Self-improvement

A beginner's guide to growing fruit

Creating a fruit-lover’s utopia in your garden or allotment is easier than you’d think. Head gardener Lucy Chamberlain explains how<p>Read parts one and two of this series.<p>Many people’s response to the thought of growing fruit in their garden is “I haven’t got room”, “the birds will eat it before I …

Gardening

Why It’s So Important to Pursue Your Dreams

“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.”―Ralph Waldo Emerson What are you […]The post Why …

101 Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

In the Land of Giants

The trees are so big that it would be cowardly not to deal with their bigness head on. They are very, very big. You already knew this — they’re called “giant sequoias” — and I knew it, too. But in person, their bigness still feels unexpected, revelatory. And the delirium of their size is enhanced …

7 new graphic design tools to make your life easier

The graphic design software scene is very dynamic right now, with new tools being released all the time. Some of these new and updated apps could …

Neuroscientists Suggest These 4 Easy Ways To Create Genuine Happiness In Your Life

All of us have experienced times when a dark cloud just seems to be following us around. No matter what you do, it just seems that you can’t seem to …

12 Little Known Laws of Karma That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

You’ve probably heard the phrase “karma is a b$tch!” before. Do you really know what karma means? It isn’t some sort of punishment, it’s actually …

10 Things Happy People Don't Do When Life Becomes Difficult

Learn how to bounce back after life throws a knock-out punch<p>Challenging life events and difficult circumstances happen to everyone. No matter who you are or where you grew up, there will be multiple times in your life when every task feels like a struggle to complete. It's like you're swimming …

Self-help

10 Things Parents Who Want to Raise Successful Kids Say Every Day

No matter what they hope to achieve, here are powerful ways to instill a real foundation for success.<p>We all want our kids to be happy and fulfilled. We all want our kids to be successful, in whatever pursuit they choose.<p>But while the destination may be different, the actual path to success is very …

Self-improvement

5 Signs Indicating That You are Becoming a Positive-Minded Person

Whoever says that being positive is easy is trying to sell you some unrealistic dream. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that life is phenomenal, but I …

Happiness

One Surprisingly Simple Choice that Will Change Your Life

<i>by Rachel Macy Stafford</i><i>“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”<br>― J.K.</i> …

J. K. Rowling

South Asian herb dubbed 'smart weed'

In a field not too far from the famous Batu caves outside of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, a group of us inspect a verdant and fragrant crop of kesum, a popular herb used in traditional Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cookery, sometimes as a curry seasoning, and sometimes as an ulam, a green salad …

Alys Fowler: top tips for growing rhubarb

It’s a myth that rhubarb can grow in deep shade: it’s a woodland edge plant and some sun makes for the tastiest stems<p>Most of us inherit our rhubarb from the previous gardener or the gardener before that, or even the one before that. A healthy rhubarb plant can live for a very long time. But what is …

Gardening

The urban farming pioneer who wants to feed the city’s soul

Bjorn Low made the work of growing food in urban spaces ‘sexy’, but his other mission is to help city-dwellers reconnect with life. His story on Game …

Conscious Breathing: A Simple Way to Work Through Emotional Pain and Be Present in Your Life

<b>“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I never gave much thought to my breath unless I …

Meditation

3 Profound Lessons From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

There’s no going back: Racial, ethnic diversity is on the rise in American communities

Nine out of 10 rural places experienced increases in diversity from 1990 to 2010<p>Racial and ethnic diversity is no longer confined to big cities or the east and west coasts of the United States.<p>In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, racially and ethnically diverse metropolitan areas were more …

The “Civilized” World Looked On and Did Nothing – BLARB

I grew up believing that American democracy was the corrective to the fascist virus that overtook Germany in the 1930s, and that I lived in a country …

Civil Rights

I Have 15 ideas to Change Your Life—Do You Have Five Minutes?

I’m the last person to say that life is easy. I don’t think that’s the case at all. But there’s one thing I’ve learned in recent years that changed …

15 Profound Quotes From a Tibetan Buddhist Master That Will Make You Rethink Life, Love and Happiness

Ever heard of Pema Chödrön? If not, she is one of the most inspiring Tibetan Buddhists you’re likely to hear of.<p>She’s written several books that …

I was a stressed-out workaholic. Then I realized that one fear was at the root of my problems

When I was 34, I decided to start seeing a life coach. I had a good career in finance, but I knew I wanted to make a change—and I thought it would help to sort through professional options with a neutral third party.<p>Years later, my coach and I laugh about our first encounter. The first thing I said …

Stanford University