Elizabeth Schroll

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Alejandro G. Inarritu on Mindfulness Documentary ‘Walk With Me’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Oscar-winning director Alejandro G. Inarritu has spoken exclusively to <i>Variety</i> about his support for documentary “Walk With Me,” about mindfulness …

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Virginia Woolf on the Defiant Truthfulness of the Soul and Our Elemental Human Need for Communication

“Communication is health; communication is truth; communication is happiness. To share is our duty… if we are ignorant to say so; if we love our friends to let them know it.”<p><i>“Dismiss whatever insults your own soul,”</i> Walt Whitman counseled in his timeless advice on living a vibrant and rewarding …

Literature

Contemplating Human Extinction, Deep in the Badlands

To get to Marmarth, North Dakota, skirt the edge of the Little Missouri grasslands, where wildfires and lightning can ignite veins of underground …

Roasted Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:1 hrPrep:20 minCook:40 min<p>Yield:6 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories269 calorieTotal …

Joan Didion gets out of town in 'South and West' — and finds only fragments

How well do we really know Joan Didion? A Didion completist might think she has a whole universe of reference materials at her fingertips. There are those last, bestselling memoirs. There is the book about her family's roots in California. There are the personal tidbits laced through the varied …

10 Hours of Ambient Arctic Sounds Will Help You Relax, Meditate, Study & Sleep

Not too long ago, we featured for you 4 hours of ambient music created by Moby, all of which you can download for free, and use to sleep, meditate, …

Audiobooks

Elizabeth Bishop’s Art of Losing

She was vigilant about giving nothing away in her poetry, but a new biography examines her harrowing personal life.<p>The first of Elizabeth Bishop’s losses was her father, who died when she was eight months old. The second loss was more protracted: Bishop’s mother, shattered by her husband’s death, …

Literature

Agony and ecstasy of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop

In 1947, Elizabeth Bishop and “Cal” Lowell met at a dinner party that led to a long and vital correspondence. Devotees of poetry and each other, and …

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 …

Quotes To Cheer You Up When You Are Devastated.

<i>Siddhartha Gautama</i>, famously known as <i>Buddha</i>, is the chief figure in Buddhism, and also an important personality for humanity. <i>Buddha</i> means the …

Spirituality

5 mindfulness tips to calm an overactive mind and re-access your natural state of calmness

Do you have an overactive mind? Do you also feel that this stops you from meditating and experiencing calm?<p>If this is the case, there’s no need to …

6 Mindfulness Experts Reveal Their Number One Strategy For Reducing Stress and Anxiety

Sonima recently posted an article where 6 mindfulness and yoga experts gave their advice on how to de-stress. There was some wonderful tidbits of …

101 Quotes by Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind to New Dimensions

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

8 Profound Lessons From the Dalai Lama That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

The spiritual leader of Tibet and widely seen as the human embodiment of peace and love, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama is a powerful example to …

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Meditation

38 Scots Inspired Burns Night Supper Recipe Ideas

<i>Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,</i> <i>Great chieftain o the puddin’-race!</i>Image source: ShutterstockHaggis, whisky and poetry are the three essentials of …

Robert Burns

12 Quotes by Taoist Spiritual Masters That Will Give You a Fresh Perspective to Life

As China’s only indigenous religion, Taoism’s influence is found in everything from calligraphy and politics to medicine and poetry.<p>It represents the …

Speechless: The Trump Effect

If you’re trying to talk to someone who doesn’t seem to be listening, or to be fully coherent, or who switches premises in mid-conversation, or who even conjures up falsehoods without shame, there comes a point when you’re inclined to give up. If the dialogue approaches the Full Orwell <i>(</i>“War is …

Donald Trump

Katie Kitamura’s War on Affect

“A Separation” is all about the mind of its narrator—observant, taut, and incredibly cold.<p>The narrator of Katie Kitamura’s third novel, “A Separation” (Riverhead), is a literary translator, a job that appeals to her because of its “potential for passivity.” She could just as well have been a …

Books

A Yazidi Refugee, Stranded at the Airport by Trump

At 10:05 on Friday morning, a young Iraqi couple named Khalas and Nada were trading panicked texts. Would Nada escape Iraq before President Trump’s executive order barring refugees took effect, or would Trump’s pen-stroke bring all their plans to ruin?<p>The day before was their second anniversary, …

Immigration

It’s important to listen to imaginary voices – just ask Virginia Woolf

Centuries ago, hearing voices in one’s head was thought to be a sign of communication with God – and if not that, then with the devil. In more recent …

Inaugural Fashion: White Is a Color of Mourning

At noon today, President Trump evoked a nation on the brink of an abyss—a failed state mired in rampant crime, poverty, and corruption. He made you want to reach for a flak jacket. So does anyone really care what his wife wore to his swearing-in? Perhaps not, though her ice-blue ensemble by Ralph …

Donald Trump

Never Get So Busy Making A Living That You Forget To Make A Life

How many times have you said to yourself that you’re going to do something but you end up not following through with it because you weren’t motivated …

Paul Auster’s Novel of Chance

In “4 3 2 1,” one man’s life unfolds along four diverging narrative arcs.<p>According to a currently popular line of philosophy, a self is merely the sum of all the stories we tell about a particular human body. It’s an idea that resonates through the work of the writer Paul Auster, in whose fiction …

7 Brutal Lessons that Ultimately Make Life Beautiful

The reason for our suffering, in all walks of life, is our resistance to the truth.Sometimes it’s brutally hard to accept life’s greatest lessons. …