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Lost Highway

Aliens, archaeology, and the atomic bomb: A road trip through the ruins of the American West<p>Written by Brian Phillips<p>Illustration by Kurt …

Vintage-Inspired Terrarium Jewelry Keeps a Piece of Nature Close to Your Heart

You might be stuck at a desk all day, but thanks to MARIAELA jewelry, you can always be close to the outdoors. Ela Rymkowska-Turkoniak is the brainchild behind the online shop that sells stunning terrarium-style jewelry. The striking pendant necklaces feature pieces of dried, hand-picked leaves and …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Books

10 Reasons Why Happiness Is Eluding You

It seems like happiness is just beyond your grasp, no matter how hard you try to feel good. It may feel like a lot of people have this "happiness" …

Five Ways To Maintain Happiness

Successful people “think” success all the time. That is why their goals are firmly lodged in their subconscious. The subconscious is brilliant at …

Happiness

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How to Survive Emotional Turmoil

You may find yourself swept away by your emotions when there is an accumulation of stress. The late Dr. David Simon taught that <i>stress can be defined</i> …

Mindfulness

Fluorescent Fairytale Illustrations of Women and Owls Interacting in Neon Forests

When we first discovered artist Rodrigo Luff in 2010, he rendered his ethereal imagery with a soft and muted color palette. Now, his newest series called <i>Nemeta</i> radiates with vibrant, technicolor mysticism. Though he was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and currently resides in Sydney, Australia, …

Forests

Thought-Provoking Paintings Explore the Intersections Between Wildlife and Humanity

Artist, illustrator, and designer David Rice forms organic images overlaid with graphic styles to extend his branch of artistic creations. Focusing on natural landscapes and animals as primary subjects, his work is multi-dimensional, revolving around the intersections between nature and humanity. …

Painting

9 Bad Habits That Get In The Way Of Our Happiness

Habits. They are so ingrained in us that we do them without realizing it. They are second nature, and we can live our whole lives with destructive and harmful habits, scratching our heads wondering why we aren't happy or successful. We don't even realize that are in a continuous loop of doing the …

Happiness

What's Carrying You?

<b>What's carrying you?</b><p><b>The Practice:<br>Lived by love.</b><p><i>Why?</i><p>Feeling both the world and myself these days, one phrase keeps calling: <i>lived by love</i>.<p>Explicitly, …

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Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 7 Things Today

Train your mind to move away from these behaviors to make your life easier.<p>There are plenty of things you can, theoretically, add to your life to be happier.<p>Exercise! Gratitude! Spending time with friends! Hooray!<p>What's more surprising is that there are plenty of things you can take <i>out</i> of your life …

Discover the man-made wonders of the National Park Service

Most U.S. national parks are set aside to protect natural wonders, but the system also includes many man-made marvels.<p>Besides the Statue of Liberty (which didn't fall into the National Park Service's hands until the 1930s), rangers also tend to these popular human constructions.<p><b>Full coverage:</b> …

Tired of the same old camping routine? Try kayak camping | Adventure Sports Network

I didn’t think it was possible, but camping had become, well, a little boring.<p>Don’t get me wrong -- I don’t think I could ever get tired of cooking …

First Aid

Create a Lightroom Reset Preset

The ease of one-click editing using presets –especially on a large project, is a real time saver. You start with one image and run through your …

Tutorials

Flower power: Woman creates elaborate works of art only using plants

Sometimes the most beautiful works of art come straight from Mother Nature.<p>Chicago-based mother-daughter duo Vicki and Brooke Rawlins run Sister …

Recycling

‘Hate Kills’: Photos and Insights From Photographer Lynn Johnson

Changing Planet<p><b>The geography of hate is a litany of tragedy and place names like Bosnia, Cambodia, Rwanda. But hate has no borders, as recent events in the U.S. reminded us. Photographer Lynn Johnson spent five years documenting the wreckage of hate’s corrosive force in America.</b><p>Her project, <i>Hate</i> …

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

“When our senses become muffled, we no longer feel fully alive… If you have a comfortable connection with your inner sensations … you will feel in charge of your body, your feelings, and your self.”<p><i>“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,”</i> William James asserted in his revolutionary 1884 …

The Good News About Feeling Bad (And How to Get Through It)

<b>“To honor and accept one’s shadow is a profound spiritual discipline. It’s whole-making and thus holy and the most important experience of a</b> …

Easy Hacks That Will Make You Smile More, Feel Better About Life

<b>There is</b> no need to make any big or difficult changes to your life in order to feel happier—according to this article by Elizabeth Siegel for Allure …

7 Yogic Mudras You Need For Love & Mental Clarity

Meditation can be challenging, especially for people with busy minds and exhausting lifestyles, but mudras can help lend focus to your practice by …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

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5 Things To Do Today to Make Your Life Better

You and I have spent the better part of our lives pursuing success, but we can't change this eternal truth: <b>The best things in life are (nearly) free.</b> Good health, time with loved ones, relaxing with our pets, and the simple comfort of a cup of coffee at the kitchen table on a quiet Saturday …

Happiness

10 Timeless Habits That Will Change Your Life Right Now

Use these as a template for living an awesome life. The first step is to get intentional about one of them. Then the rest will follow.<p>I've had many low points in life, the lowest stemming from a divorce that led to months of recovery from depression and anxiety.<p>It was also the best thing that ever …

The Best World Wildlife Photographs Of 2015

The Natural History Museum, London owns an exhibition called Wildlife Photographer of the Year. This prestigious international wildlife exhibition started in 1964, and is held annually. 42,000 photographs from 96 countries were submitted to the 2016 international competition; only 100 of them were …

Nature

This Man Travels the Country Living Completely Out of His Car

One man has figured out a way to travel across the United States for next to nothing, but his way of life might not be for everyone.<p>Edward Mjelde has …

Hung Up

Mastering Your Energies

If you have been following my blog , or have ever experienced me live, you know I am a big fan and believer of chakra wisdom tools.<p>Chakra comes from …

Spirituality