John Brooksbank

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2,500 Year Old Meditation of Limitless Awareness

The following meditation is my interpretation of the Buddha's wonderful teaching known as The "Cula-Suññata" (The Shorter Discourse on Emptiness). It describes how, though a series of patient observations, we can gradually shift our attention from the busy world around us to the formless realms of …

Meditation

4 Daily Habits That Lead To Success

Yes, making your bed every morning can help you live a more successful and productive life.<p>Can making your bed in the morning and keeping a to-do list get you closer to the life you want to lead? Sociologist Dr. Randall Bell, author of the upcoming book <i>Rich Habits Rich Life: The Four Cornerstones</i> …

The Guide to Productivity That Will Change Your Life

“If only I were more productive,” “If only I studied more,” “If only I took action.” Sounds familiar?<p>I think I already heard these ifonlystic …

12 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Successful People

They understand what success really means--and that's why they practice these simple habits every day.<p><i>Success</i> is an interesting word. The dictionary says it's "the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame," but dig a little deeper and you'll find that it means different things to …

The 20 Habits of Eventual Millionaires

This is the wrong question. It's upside down.<p>This is a tacky question. This is sort of a rude question.<p>Actually, the question was a bit worse. It was "I'm in my 20s - can someone in their 40s tell me what I need to do to become a financial success?"<p>Maybe don't look for shortcuts. Too many shortcuts …

Virgin Galactic

Neuroscience Confirms Your Subconscious Shapes Your Reality

Groundbreaking neuroscience confirms what Sigmund Freud first theorized: that what we believe to be the objective reality surrounding us is actually …

Sigmund Freud

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

How to change someone's mind

During our lives we encounter many situations where we become in need to change someone’s mind about something.<p>When someone refuses to change his …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Here are the habits of the people who have the capacity to be aware of what they feel. Who know how to express, process, dismantle and adjust their experience as they are their own locusts of control.<p>Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We …

Emotional Intelligence

A newly discovered brain disease may point to something disturbing about Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

© AFP/File Thomas SamsonResearch published last week has identified the first new human prion disease in 50 years.<p>The paper's lead author, Stanley Prusiner, who won the Nobel prize in 1997 for his discovery that Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) could be transmitted by a "misfolded" protein, says …

Why Process Is the Secret Weapon for Boosting Productivity

Image by Dennis Hamilton via Flickr<p>Many professionals start off their day staring at a blank screen, waiting for orders, or drowning in email. The idle time lost hoping your manager may hand over a list of to-dos for the day could have been better spent sleeping, walking to work or exercising. …

10 things you can do right now to be more organized

Here at Unclutterer we often focus on long-term solutions for clutter problems. But this week, I want to focus on the short term. The following are …

7 Life Hacks From Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Other Billionaires

With just shy of 2,000 billionaires on earth, the odds of joining that rarefied club is about one in 4 million. To put that in perspective, you are …

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …