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Once you implement these 25 tips, your life will improve in 100 days

When it comes to achieving your goals and living the life you want, I’m sure you’ve heard enough about “positive thinking” or “positive …

Inside Inscape, Manhattan’s new luxury meditation studio

A cross between “4th century monasteries, the temple at Burning Man, and the feeling you get when you look at the infinite horizon line”<p>I’m sitting inside the womb, eyes closed, as an overly pleasant voice slowly guides me towards what should be some level of serenity. This is meditation class at …

Meditation

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Soothe Your Soul (And Make You Much Happier!)

You don’t have to practice meditation or yoga to benefit from Buddhist ideas. There are powerful elements to Buddhist philosophy that apply to all of …

Evelo Offers An Electric Bike In Which You Provide 90% Of The End Product

Judging by reactions to my prior installments of electric bikes and electric racing cars, the attention and dollars flowing into the electric vehicle market is on an upward trajectory.<p>One of the more intriguing products is the Evelo Omni Wheel.<p>Evelo is an electric bike start-up company, and they …

7 books that will help you slow down and appreciate your life

We are addicted to speed — online, in life, and even in our dreams. But is this constant push forward healthy?<p>Are our never-ending to-do lists causing our own undoing? Why do happiness and fulfillment always feel just out of reach?<p>If you are looking to slow down and live in the now, read on to find …

Books

11 Ways the Most Successful People Differ From Everyone Else

It's all about having the discipline to do the same simple things every day.<p>How a person defines success is a subjective thing, but likely involves some combination of financial independence, loving relationships, a solid education, and a rewarding career. Over the years, I have been fortunate to …

Buddha Reveals 5 Profound Truths That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Buddhism is a profound philosophy that counters what we are taught in the west. It offers something for everyone, no matter your faith or …

How to remove your name from FamilyTreeNow.com

Here's FamilyTreeNow.com's promise: "100 percent free family tree and geneaology research."<p>Sounds good, right? Well known sites such as Ancestry.com charge you, but FamilyTreeNow is completely free.<p>But it's not a genealogy site. Rather, it's masquerading as one, when it's really a people-search …

I Practiced Hygge and It's Kind of the Best Thing Ever

“Do Hot Pockets count as hygge?” I ask my husband on our first night of practicing the Danish way-of-life-turned-phenomenon pronounced <i>HOO-gah</i>, and …

Happiness

Best snowshoeing in Colorado: 5 hikes for beginners

Helen H. Richardson, Denver Post fileA trio of snowshoers make their way along the trail toward a 10th Mountain Division Hut outside of Leadville …

Take a look inside the chic new meditation wonderland dreamed up by the former CEO of Intermix

Khajak Keledjian is a meditation whisperer. Though he’s more widely known as a fashion industry vet.<p>The co-founder and former CEO of luxe clothing …

The Latest Trend in Travel Planning: Localization

Find out why localization is a dominant travel trend.<p>Technology is changing the way people travel. We research destinations online, book flights and hotels online, rent cars online, and search for directions on our smartphones while standing on busy city streets or rattling around in taxis. So it's …

6 Cool Apps to Get You Through the Winter

Zwift<p>Zwift<p>Miss your cycling buddies when everyone’s hunkered down inside? Meet up with them—or jump into another group ride (where unbelievably, you can even draft off other riders in your living room) with Zwift, where indoor training meets 3D gaming. You can choose from any number of …

Waves of Stress

Much has been written about the effects of stress on the mind and body and how various forms of relaxation and meditation can help. This post …

A Buddhist monk explains mindfulness for times of conflict

“Compassion is not sitting in your room; it’s actually very active and engaging,” a senior disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh says.<p>Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the world’s most renowned Buddhist leaders, second only to the Dalai Lama in fame and influence.<p>With his 100+ books, he’s been an advocate for …

This 6-Step Morning Ritual Will Change Your Life

Imagine what your life would be like if you woke up every morning inspired and ready to take action. This 6-step morning routine will show you how.<p>"You are what you do every day, not once in a while."<p>It's no secret that the most successful CEOs, entrepreneurs, and high performance athletes start …

Top 5 Hikes To Do Near Phoenix This Fall

With temperatures in the Valley of the Sun finally dipping below 100 degrees, Phoenicians (and travellers) are eagerly returning to outdoor …

The 7 Best Blogs On Mindfulness

You're reading The 7 Best Blogs On Mindfulness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Mindfulness

4 of the most beautiful mountain bike routes in California

LOOKING TO GET OUT mountain biking while in California? Here are some favorite spots.<p>Downieville<p>Marc Wentworth<p>A historic gold rush town turned …

Learn Mindfulness: Practice 6 -- Mindfulness Of Sounds

Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen!Rumi<p><b>INVITATION:</b><p>In my morning meditation I am sometimes joined by Ty (a large labrador) who tries all his tricks to get my attention.<p>I close my eyes, he nuzzles my ears. I centre myself, he licks my face. I focus on my breath, he …

The 50 Best Bike Cities of 2016

Every two years, we sift through Census and department of transportation data on more than 100 cities, consult with experts from organizations such as People for Bikes, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, and the League of American Bicyclists, and talk with bike advocates and everyday riders to …

Best Life Quotes By Famous People & Inspiring Figures

Quotes are very powerful and life quotes that will change how you live forever. Maybe, the most thing about quotes is that they give you a …

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 …

Meditation

Postcards from Portland: A German journalist goes bicycling in the city

When I arrived in Portland from Germany about four weeks ago to work as a visiting reporter, I asked a friend: What do I need to do to get a …

Cycling

Your Money: Solve a Buddhist riddle about managing your money

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Zen "koan" is a Buddhist riddle designed to get you thinking. So here is one: your money situation is not really about the numbers.<p>That is what Bari Tessler wants you to ponder for a minute.<p>The Boulder, Colorado-based financial therapist and author of the newly-released book …

Cycling the Kettle Valley Rail Trail: There’s more to Penticton than peaches and beaches

Lovely as Penticton is, our five-day getaway last summer had become too predictable. My friends and I basked along the sunny shores of sun-dappled …

Penticton