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Get More Inner Peace At Work Right Now: 3 Lessons From Eckhart Tolle

I went to see Eckhart Tolle speak in person recently. If you’re not already familiar, Tolle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller <i>The Power of Now</i> and the highly acclaimed follow-up <i>A New Earth</i>, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time. His work …

Mindfulness

Pope to welcome 550 “missionaries of mercy”

Priests with special Confession ministry will participate in conference in Rome.<p>For the third anniversary of the pope’s creation of “Missionaries of …

Divine Mercy

Mindfulness Meditation: Why to Do It and How to Do It

<i>Many people have asked me about starting a formal meditation practice, so here's the why and the how:</i><p><b>My #1 rule regarding meditation practice: Be</b> …

Meditation

9 Meditation Items That’ll Help You Relax

There are so many benefits of meditation (better sleep, less stress, more focus) that make it easy to want to get onboard with the practice. Yet, when it come to <i>actually</i> doing the meditation, that can be a bit harder to embrace. Things like an active work mind, racing thoughts, or even the tapping …

Meditation

Pope Francis: How do you pray when someone asks you to pray for him?

If you're praying for someone, be ready to argue for what you want. This is intercessory prayer, says pope.<p>If you’ve agreed to pray for someone, …

3 Ways to Live a Beautiful Successful Life According to Stephen Hawking

Words we can all live by.<p>Stephen Hawking was an iconic man and inspirational to all. The famed theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author died yesterday of a progressive neurodegenerative disease at the age of 76.<p>What struck me the most about Hawking was his ability to provide such powerful …

Time I

8 Writing Prompts Every Spiritual Person Should Try

These questions from the meditation guide Just Sit may amaze you.<p>These questions from the meditation guide <i>Just Sit</i> may amaze you.<p>These questions from …

I woke up at 4 a.m. and spent 10 hours meditating for 10 days straight — here's why you should try it

I went on my first silent meditation retreat in 2012. When I signed up, I envisioned 10 blissful days of meditation in the misty Thai mountains, totally serene and free from all worldly distractions. Prepping for my third course this November, however, I knew exactly what I was getting …

Meditation
Overwatch

17 Times Censors Fell Asleep During Lego Batman

<i>The Lego Batman Movie</i> is one of our favorite DC films ever made. We understand this is a bold statement, but before you start pelting us with …

Comic Books

Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now

Why you (and your team) need to be emotionally healthy to grow.<p>Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene …

Work-life Balance

Scientists Say Parents and Teachers Overreact to Bullying

"We should not convey the idea that having arguments, falling out, having enemies, hurting someone's feelings, having your feelings hurt, is …

Corgi who can feel others’ pain comforts stranger whose dog had died

<b>A corgi who can ‘feel the pain of others’ managed to sniff out a stranger and comfort him a day after his own dog had died.</b><p>Cora, who is in training …

Winnie The Pooh Day 2018: Quotes, Facts About A. A. Milne Character

Jan. 17 is marked as Winnie the Pooh Day. It is an official holiday which celebrates the main character from the series of celebrated children’s …

9 Beliefs You Have to Let Go If You Want to Find Inner Peace

<b>“Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth.</b> …

Nintendo owned 2017, and all it took was a series of bad mistakes

Why play by someone else’s rules?<p>Nintendo never seems to compete with anyone but itself. This ability to get away with playing by its own rules must be frustrating to everyone else in entertainment who isn’t called “Disney.”<p>2017 was a particularly good year for Nintendo and it’s self-made luck, as …

Dressing Up as Batman May Help Boost Your Productivity

Batman’s work ethic and self-control are arguably his greatest superpowers—even more so than his stacks and stacks of cash. But what does it take to …

The Mysteries of Life, Death, Life After Death, and Coco

As someone who has been a fan of Pixar since <i>Toy Story</i> first graced the silver screen in 1995, I have been looking forward to seeing <i>Coco</i> since the …

Sometimes People Don’t Say Sorry—Why It Pays to Forgive Nonetheless

<b>“Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.” ~Roberto Assagioli</b><p>When I was a little girl, I used to …

A New Trinity of Wholesome Heroes Is Coming to DC Comics

DC’s always had a fondness for pitting its heroes against bizarre, alternate reality versions of themselves in epic death matches. But in its …

The Weird, Weird History Of Justice League Characters

<b>We're making memes smarter. So can you. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get started.</b><p>Comic book heroes are only as weird as the …

Account Suspended

Why it's time to lay the stereotype of the 'teen brain' to rest

A deficit in the development of the teenage brain has been blamed for teens’ behavior in recent years, but it may be time to lay the stereotype of …

Psychology

20 Little Reality Checks That All Of Us Desperately Need, Every Now Then

Staring in the face of reality isn't an uncommon feat, yet I'm sure these truths will pinch you like a necessary evil. Truth Potato is giving us …

Self-help

One Question That Could Change Your Life for the Better

<b>“If it’s still in your mind, it is worth taking the risk.” ~ Paulo Coelho</b><p>I felt stuck. Why could I never achieve anything? Why could I never do …

Positive Thinking

8 Once Upon a Time CharacterRelationshipsSo Crazy They Were Basically Fan Fiction

<i>Once Upon a Time</i> returns tonight for its seventh season, during which most of the original characters are gone and we’ve left Storybrooke for good. …

How To Win An Argument (By Those Who Argue For A Living)

In this 24/7 world of juggling work, life and relationships, losing our cool once in a while has become standard. Here, Lizzie Pook reveals how 
to …

Anger Management

These 30 Steps Will Teach You How To Be As Confident As A Corgi

This is a comprehensive guide on how to gain confidence using the corgi-method.

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