John Goodrich

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5 ways to train your brain to stop overthinking everything

Problems. We all have them.<p>Some are small, others are big.<p>But whatever life is throwing our way, one thing remains true:<p>We think about them.<p>We think …

A Guide to Vieques and Culebra: Puerto Rico's Lush Outer Islands

Vieques’ warm. blue waters will dazzle even the most jaded travelers. (Photo: Valerie Conners)<p>Vieques and Culebra aren’t Puerto Rico’s <i>only</i> outer …

Caribbean

Roads Less Traveled: Wandering Guajataca's Mystical Forest, Caves and Hidden Beaches

Light catches on the water at Guatajaca Lake in Puerto Rico. (Photo: Luis Marin)<p>Puerto Rico isn’t particularly large when it comes to overall …

Street Photography & The Art of Composition – 30 Majestic Photographs (Part 7)

<b>Street Photography</b> may have been attacked on appreciated from all directions and one would easily come to a conclusion that the length and breadth of …

Street Photography

On causality in landscape photography

Causality is the relationship between cause and effect – and in landscape photography, this dynamic can help you tell a story, beyond the …

How to Be Present and Peaceful When You Can't Stop Thinking

<b>“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>When I first started practicing Zen (or presence), I used …

My husband and I are living off 35% of our income so we can retire before we’re 40

In the age of Silicon Valley, a lot of us dream of launching the next Warby Parker, Instagram, or Airbnb—a wildly successful business that will leave us financially set for life. But the game is kind of rigged.<p>Research says that, on the whole, entrepreneurs aren’t the fearless, high-achieving …

Retirement

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 …

How to Create a Portable Business for a Lifetime of Travel

Don't wait until you retire to travel. Create a business that can move from place to place with you. Follow these tips to get started.<p>Dreaming of retiring and living the good life as a world traveler? You don't have to wait until your 9 to 5 permanently ends--you can embrace travel now.<p>According to …

1 Question Is All You Need to Judge Someone's Personality

This research-backed shortcut can give you an instant sense of someone's character.<p>If you want to better understand someone's personality, there's no shortage of options. Psychologists have developed various checklists and inventories to evaluate everything from whether someone is a card-carrying …

Why Agnosticism Probably Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Agnostics are often characterized as ambivalent or wishy-washy fence sitters who refuse to make up their minds. But there's much more to agnosticism …

Atheism

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25 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Alan Watts

A world renowned philosopher, writer and speaker, Alan Watts has left behind many works on personal identity, the true nature of reality, and the …

Positive Reinforcement: 9 Things You Shouldn't Say to Your Child

Learn what phrases to banish from your vocabulary and how to talk so your kids will really listen<p>Shutterstock Image<p>I was trying to do two things at …

Parenting

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Books

Mindfulness has lost its Buddhist roots, and it may not be doing you good

Mindfulness as a psychological aid is very much in fashion. Recent reports on the latest finding suggested that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy …

8 of New Mexico’s most spectacular hikes

1. Yapashi Ruins Trail<p><b>Distance:</b> 6 miles one way<b><br>Rating:</b> Difficult<b><br>More info:</b> Bandelier National Monument<p>700 years ago, the Pajarito Plateau northwest …

5 Proven Ways to Create a Happy, Fulfilling Life

<b>“It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.”</b> <b>~</b><b>Denis Waitley</b><p>Happiness.<p>You want it. You seek it. …

Happiness

What to Do Every Hour to Drop Pounds All Day

Burn more calories, eat healthier, and boost your weight-loss efforts—today.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Losing weight isn't about committing to one healthy choice—the journey is made up of lots lifestyle decisions that you make every …

This Drone Startup Has An Ambitious (Crazy) Plan To Plant 1 Billion Trees A Year

That’s why Lauren Fletcher wants to automate the process with drone technology. His startup, BioCarbon Engineering, plans to seed up to 1 billion …

Drones

Free Online Course: Robert Thurman’s Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism (Recorded at Columbia U)

Today you can be a fly on the wall at Columbia University, and listen to Robert Thurman’s lectures on "The Central Philosophy of Tibet." Thurman is, …

Spirituality

Google Added A Puppy To Its Creepy Robot Family

Boston Dynamics has given its humanoid robot a terrifying—but cute—new best friend.<p>Spot is the latest effort from Boston Dynamics, the Google-owned robotics company known for creating the freaky humanoid robot Atlas and the four-legged automaton originally known as Big Dog. Announced via YouTube …

9 Things You Should Be Able to Say About Your Life

<b>I have kept an open mind to new ideas and experiences.</b> – As they say, a ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. Accepting some …

Society After Abortion Will Look Like Society After Slavery

I’ve been reading a fascinating book by economist, Stanford University professor, and Hoover Institute Senior Fellow Thomas Sowell called <i>Black</i> …