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How I Left A 12-Year Career In Silicon Valley To Work On A Beach In Belize

Three months ago, Jeanna Barrett traded a beige office in San Francisco for a palapa on the Caribbean. This is how she pulled it off.<p>Three months ago, I worked in San Francisco as a marketing leader for a unicorn startup. I earned a salary that let me do, eat, and buy whatever I wanted. Now, I live …

San Francisco

12 Inspirational Quotes From Dalai Lama On How To Live A Good Life

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, celebrated his 81st birthday Wednesday.<p>The Buddhist leader marked the occasion with a birthday celebration at the Drepung Monastery in Karnataka, India.<p>From his humble beginnings as a child of farmers in northeastern Tibet to his exile in Dharamsala, …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness and Losing My Wallet | Inc.com

Hungarian endocrinologist Hans Selye, who invented the term "stress," said, "It's not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it."<p>I lost my wallet yesterday---the realization of one of my deepest business and life fears.<p>I was meeting a friend at The Film Forum downtown in NYC and I was late. …

Mind

One Simple Phrase That Can Bring You Joy, Peace and Happiness

<i>This article originally appeared on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>I feel fortunate to be able to say that most of the time I feel happy and calm, and that is for many reasons. However, this was not always the case and there is one short little phrase which played a major role in transforming my life.<p><b>This</b> …

Happiness

The Unmistakable Freedom of Contentment and How to Find It

<i>“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”</i> —Socrates<p>There were many reasons we chose to become minimalist and simplify our lives. …

Happiness

Calming The Nervous System With Ayurveda

The nervous system is governed by the vata dosha according to Ayurveda. Doshas are the bioenergetic systems of the body and vata is one of three …

I Have It All—so Why Am I Not Happy?

I used to spend long nights wide awake, wandering around our huge house, wondering what I was missing in my life. I blamed myself for feeling this …

Happiness

The Example We Set

<i>“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”</i> —James BaldwinAn interesting story is …

Minimalism

6 Lies that Keep Our Homes and Lives Cluttered

<i>Note: This is a guest post from Rachel Jones of Nourishing Minimalism.</i><p>Whenever we decide to embrace a major change in life, we are forced to evaluate …

I Quit My 6-Figure Career to Teach Yoga

Money isn't worth the misery.<p>I was 31, the head of PR for a $750 billion financial services company, and I was making a six-figure salary. Then I gave it all up to teach yoga and write. It was as simple and terrifying as that.<p>For nearly 10 years, I slogged through brain-numbing, red-tape-filled, …

Exciting New Breakthrough in Mental Health

Melissa was a 45-year-old research nurse in Africa with a long history of major depression. When her depression worsened, she went for treatment and …

Mental Health

In Defense of Food and the Rise of ‘Healthy-ish’

A new PBS documentary and Bon Appetit’s January issue espouse a radically moderate approach to eating.<p>Abstinence, we are usually told around this time of year, makes the heart grow stronger. It’s why Dry January, which started in the green and pleasantly alcoholic land of Britain a few years ago …

Nutrition

Photos Taken 100 Years Ago Capture Rare Look at Paris in Color

Over 100 years ago, a French banker named Albert Kahn undertook a massive photography project that became known as <i>The Archives of the Planet</i>. Sending photographers to every continent, Kahn aimed to collect colour snapshots from all corners of the Earth using a brand new technology known as the …

France

Three Lies That Kept Me From Simplifying My Life

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Allison of AllisonFallon.com.</i><p><i>“You don’t realize how much stuff you have until you try to put it all in a</i> …

Minimalism

Yoga and emotional pain

A student asked me to devote a yoga class to “when you are in emotional pain.” I think this is a great idea, and it’s in the making, but in the …

My Body, My Lover.

Loneliness is an illusion—we are never truly alone.<p>I say this as someone who used to feel lonely most of the time.<p>Even with my spouse, even with my …

Why Letting Go Is So Hard and What To Do About It

We’ve all been blessed with heart-breaking situations where people have wronged us or things haven’t gone the way we would like. Moving past them is …

Mindfulness

becoming minimalist

Some people get more days than others, but each of us have been given this one. And we ought to be making the most of it.

10 Simple Steps to Make the Most of Every Day

<i>“Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things.”</i> – Booker T. Washington<p>Our lives are a large …

Positive Thinking

Why We Work.

<i>“Hide not your talents, they for use were made.”</i> ― Benjamin Franklin<p>At its very core, your work is essential to us.<p>Back in the beginning, families …

Compensation

3 everyday ways to practice gratitude for health and happiness

<i>Editor's note: Dana Santas is the creator of Radius Yoga Conditioning</i><i>, a yoga style designed to help athletes move, breathe and focus better. She's the yoga trainer for the Atlanta Braves, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, Orlando Magic and dozens of pros in the</i> …

Happiness

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

The Neuroscience of Gratitude

What are you most grateful for in this moment? Right here, right now. Seriously, stop and ask yourself. If you're having a tough day and aren't able to come up with anything off the top of your head, that's all the more reason to ask the question. The <i>New York Times</i> recently referenced a scientific …

The Helpful Guide to Living an Intentional Life

<i>“The quality of your commitments will determine the course of your life.”</i> – Ralph Marston<p>Recently, I spoke to a room full of high school students on …

4 Life-Changing Statements Minimalism Makes Possible

<i>“Wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now.”</i> —Maya Angelou<p>Several years ago, my life changed forever. The Saturday started out typical: woke up, drank …

Minimalism

3 scientific ways to prevent awkward conversations

You’re in the middle of a conversation, about to chime in but then…you <i>totally blank</i>. A conversation that should have flowed easily turns awkward, your conversation partner looks at you like you’re an alien and your confidence sinks.<p>Has that ever happened to you?<p>It’s common to feel nervous during …

Learning to Consider Gratitude a Discipline

<i>“Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.”</i> – William Law.<p>Thankfulness absolutely matters.<p>A thankful heart breeds contentment. It appreciates …

Happiness

The Self-Help Syndrome: Navigating the Overload

Are you one of the many people who is regularly alternating between the piles of self-help books on your nightstand and the ones that are downloaded on your e-reader? Do you thrive on attending inspirational lectures in an attempt to facilitate your need to learn and grow, but come out feeling …

Meditation

How Stuff Robs Us of Those We Love the Most

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jeff Goins of goinswriter.com.</i><p>My son had been born a few weeks before, and I was already struggling to …

How to Naturally Release DMT from the Pineal Gland

The work of Dr. Rick Strassman has illuminated many of the mysteries long kept by the ancients to modern science and the general public, somewhat …