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When Your Mind Is Racing With Stress, Try Thinking About These 6 Things To Calm Down

Have you ever felt so incredibly stressed out that your mind refuses to stop racing, no matter what you try to do? Whether you're in a rough patch …

Mindfulness

How to Build a Raised Bed Step-by-Step | Organic Gardening

If you’re planning on building a small raised bed in your garden, this short video will show you how to quickly and easily make one.<p>We’re building a …

Gardening

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Clean Dryer Vents or Waste Energy and Risk a Fire<p>A plugged dryer vent will cause your dryer to run inefficiently, and …

Home Improvement

Self-Pity Isn’t Depression Nor Self-Compassion

Nobody likes a whiner — someone who wallows in self-pity and is very vocal about telling you how hard their life has been.<p>But what’s the difference …

Self-Pity

25 Expert Gardening Tips, Ideas and Projects that Every Gardener Should Know

We’re right in the middle of spring, the perfect time to start planting flowers, vegetables, herbs, and more! Gardening season is upon us and it’s in …

Gardening

A Cure for Disconnection

In the world of Peanuts, Charlie Brown once visited Lucy's psychiatry booth and asked, "Can you cure loneliness?"<p>"For a nickel, I can cure anything," …

Psychology

6 Science-Backed Ways To Use Writing As Therapy

You probably know at least one person who keeps a diary, gratitude journal, or bullet journal. But can writing be a legitimate therapy to improve our …

Creative Writing

The Logical-Mathematical Learning Style

The logical-mathematical learning style is one of eight types of learning styles, or intelligences, defined in developmental psychologist Howard …

Mathematics

Vegetable seeds to sow in May

With the risk of frost gone, most seeds can now be directly sown outdoors, including carrots, beetroot and outdoor varieties of cucumber.<p>Advertisement<p>…

Space-saving veg crops to grow

A huge kitchen garden isn’t essential for growing vegetables – a small, easily managed plot can produce plenty of crops for busy people. The secret …

Three ways to warm soil for sowing

If you’re sowing seeds in March or April, you may need to warm the soil before you sow. If seeds are sown in cold soil, they won’t germinate and will …

The Paradoxical Secret to Finding Meaning in Life

In 1942, the great psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, his wife, and parents were deported to the Nazi Theresienstadt Ghetto. His father died of pneumonia …

Happiness

17 Quotes About Living a Beautiful Life

Bobby McFerrin's hit song from 1988, "Don't worry, be happy" says it all. Creating a beautiful life can be as simple as changing your mindset from sad to happy.<p>Walter Hagen, American professional golfer, once said, "You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell …

Happiness

This Is Just a Chapter, Not Your Whole Story

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you …

Buddhism

Three Ways Meditation Boosts Your Focus

You’re in the middle of working on a project, when all of the sudden… your phone rings. Long after you’ve wrapped up the call, you’re surfing social …

Mindfulness

7 Mind Hacks to Permanently Erase the People Pleaser Mentality

You're reading 7 Mind Hacks to Permanently Erase the People Pleaser Mentality, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. …

Self-help

There are three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

Self-help

How to Use Self-Monitoring for PTSD

Self-monitoring is a way to help manage your post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by bringing awareness to your thoughts and feelings. Consider it …

Mindfulness

The 30 Best Gardening Tips of All Time

Even the Marthas of the world could use a little help when it comes to the delightful—but laborious—task of gardening. Read on for the 30 most …

Gardening

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Quantum Mechanics

Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

Meditation

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

Linguistics

Study: You're breathing wrong

Simple 1:2 breathing is where it's at, according to a major university study.<br>Read More

Meditation

How To Actually Convince Yourself To Start Meditating

Of course you <i>want</i> to meditate, butyou're too busy. You always get distracted. You don't think you're doing it right. And so on. There are about a …

Meditation

Another Way to Look at Our Flaws and Ourselves

We hate our “flaws.” The traits we’ve deemed as flaws. We hate that we’re too sensitive. We hate that we’re slow learners. We hate that we cry so …

Self-help

5 Hard Things You Need to Start Doing for Yourself on Hard Days

On particularly hard days when I feel that I can’t endure, I remind myself that my track record for getting through hard days is 100% so far.And, I …

Leadership

How to Grow Lavender in Every Climate

The sweetly fragranced perennial herb is a popular ornamental plant for a variety of garden and landscape uses, as well as an arsenal of medicinal …

Gardening

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

Behavioral Sciences

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

Books

12 Vegetable Garden Plans & Layout Ideas That Will Inspire You

Are you ready to plant your garden, but are feeling a little unsure of how to lay it out?<p>Well, it seems everyone faces that dilemma each year. The …

Gardening