Alexis Christian

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47 Things That Define True Love

Along with the new wrinkle on my forehead and the increasing severity of hangovers, getting older has also brought me something a lot more welcome — it's brought me a little bit of wisdom. With each passing year, we understand more about ourselves and our relationships. My significant other and I …

Relationships

Global Blackness and Diasporan Dopeness

I didn't growing up knowing I was Black or having to deal with the idea of Blackness because I was born and raised in Nigeria. In a country where "Black" is the default, it doesn't need to be defined or spoken about or made a topic of discussion. I knew I was Yoruba and Nigerian for the first 9 …

Relationship Advice: How to Use Mindfulness to Strengthen Your Relationship

The art of being mindful has become a big topic of discussion lately, but what, exactly, is it?<p>At its core, being mindful simply means being present in the moment and focusing on all of the sensory details of your environment, how you're feeling, and what people around you are saying to …

20 Mid-Century Modern DIYs for Instant Style

You may *love* the vibrant colors and whimsical prints that define mid-century modern decor, but your wallet may not. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend big bucks to turn your home into a scene straight outta <i>Mad Men</i><i>.</i> Rather than dishing out hundreds, consider these mid-century modern DIY hacks …

Mid-Century modern

The 6 Foods You Need To Clear Brain Fog & Boost Energy

What is your go-to pick-me-up when you are feeling tired and unfocused?<p>Coffee, tea, an energy drink?<p>As it turns out, your brain may be asking not for …

Blood Vessels

The 12 Words All Successful People Understand

What do these words mean to you?<p>If you want to be successful, there are some words you’ll need to know.<p>Words are powerful. They can tell a story. Think of the following words: boom, penny, jump, doctor, slip, October, Shakespeare, and corn. All of these words paint a picture in your mind. Words …

Success

7 Exquisite Ways You Can Enhance Your Brain Power

Read more on my blog!<p>www.joeyt.net/blog<p>No matter who you are or what you do, there are so many different ways that you can enhance your brain power …

30 Signs You're Benefiting From Meditation, Even If It Feels Like You're Not

Meditation is a practice that can feel wildly counterintuitive. One morning you're floating in a blissful paradise, and the next your mind is busier …

Meet The Mastermind Behind Kendall and Gigi's Style

Monica Rose opens up her LA studio to share her personal style.<p>You can't scan a fashion website, Instagram or even Snapchat without seeing Monica Rose's work. The LA-based stylist is currently outfitting the most-photographed women in the world—one name girls like Kendall, Gigi, Kim, Khloe, Kylie …

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an age of technology - CNN Style

Written by CNN Staff<p>The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Spring 2016 exhibition, titled <i>Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology</i>, focuses on the role the handmade and machine-made play in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear, and their symbolic …

The Post Couture Collective: Downloadable Clothes for a Sustainable Future

Meet <i>The Post Couture Collective</i>, the worlds first 100% open source fashion label, offering a revolutionary alternative to today’s fast fashion …

8 New Wellness Reads That Deserve A Spot On Your Shelf

Are you a wellness junkie craving some conscious reads that'll nourish your mind, body, and soul? Here are eight of my favorite new holistic books …

Jaden Smith Styles In British GQ Wearing Louis Vuitton Jacket And Rick Owens Sneakers

<b>Jaden Smith</b> has been out here killing the fashion game lately, and just landed another cover: British GQ! The 17-year-old actor and rapper rocked a …

How To Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets To Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Mindfulness Meditation and the Passage of Time

Photo: Steve Schwartzberg<p><i>(This twice-monthly blog describes life on a three-month meditation retreat that occurred a few years back; today's post dovetails with the arrival of 2016).</i><p>I'm 14 days into this silent Buddhist retreat, with 72 more to go. It's my second Thursday. Last night was the fourth …

3 Pranayama Breathing Techniques for Beginners

<i>Pranayama</i> is a yogic discipline with origins in Ancient India. It is the fourth limb of the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga mentioned in the Yoga Sutras …

Pranayama

7 simple meditation methods to help improve your daily life

It seems that the whole world is now meditating, which is wonderful news, as meditation does so much for us on all levels: body, mind and spirit.<p>On a …

Stephen Batchelor Talks Buddhism in a “Secular Age”

Once an ordained monk, the author’s latest work focuses on bringing Buddhist teachings into the 21st century.<p>What is Buddhism? It’s a simple question, but an unanswerable one, at least on a frozen, bite-size, media-ready level. It’s a question not unlike the koan that <b>Stephen Batchelor</b> pondered back …

7 Small Changes that Can Increase Your Happiness Overnight

<b>“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama</b><p>I used to be constantly depressed.<p>After dropping out of college, …

Trusting Yourself: Growing Your Self-Awareness, Self-Confidence & Self-Reliance

We all have moments when self-doubt creeps in. Whether we are on the fence about changing careers or we are unsure if the life partner we have chosen …

Self-awareness

Searching for Authentic Love

When I was in the 7th grade, Ms. Comely introduced herself to me as the 9th grade Chemistry teacher. I will never forget that visceral naivety that flooded my system. Completely dumbfounded and awe-stricken, I looked her in the eye and said, "You mean... You get to teach about love?" Flushed with …

Daily Meditation: Awakening From A Dream

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's post features a love poem by Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. "The Dream" reminds us that …

You Are Not Just Your Brain

For some time now, I've been skeptical about the neuroscience of consciousness. Not so much because I doubt that consciousness is affected by neural states and processes, but because of the persistent tendency on the part of some neuroscientists to think of consciousness itself as a neural …

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …