Mary Johnson

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The spiritual element of creativity

In the last of this series about the joy and benefits of figure/life drawing – this post touches on the spiritual element of painting.<p>About twenty …

What Is Love? The Answer May Surprise You

It feels so good to say and to hear the words "I love you," but what do they really mean? In order to talk about what makes a relationship successful, it is crucial to have a working definition of love. This is something you can remind yourself, and each other, of during the inevitable ebb and flow …

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120 Actionable Ideas from Ten Books I Would Give My Younger Self

I highly recommend you read these books and form your own takes. But if you only have 45–90 seconds time blocks, here is a list of times to go …

How to Get Things Done with Trello

My work involves prioritizing, organizing and managing tasks, information and ideas. I have tried hundreds of todo lists and project management tools …

How to actually work a four-day week

A few years back, I started obsessing over productivity. Things like sleeping more than seven hours or getting up late and getting stuck in traffic seemed like wasted time. These situations could be controlled, but instead they were reducing my productivity.<p>The problem was that I was pretty sure I …

3 Spiritual Practices for Anxiety-Packed Moments

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A sociologist trained to become a tax-avoidance expert — here's what she learned about how the ultra wealthy keep their money

"All the world's a stage" - Shakespeare. Istvan Biro via Wikimedia Commons<p>Shakespeare said that all the world’s a stage, but the sociologist Erving Goffman added that most of the interesting stuff lies behind the scenes, in what he called the “backstage” areas of everyday life.<p>Having spent the past …

Income Inequality

100 Free Fonts You Should Be Using In 2015

<i>The perfect font is hard to find.</i>Here at Canva, we know how difficult and time-consuming it can be to search for the perfect fonts every time you …

Typography

16 Kitchen Trends That Are Here to Stay

1 of 19<p>Quartz Countertops<p>Skip the sealing and scrubbing. Quartz-surfacing countertops require less upkeep than their granite counterparts and offer …

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5 Romantic Getaways For Couples Hoping To Reignite Their Relationship

<b>Looking to rekindle your romance and fall for each other all over again? Here are our picks of hotels from around the world that offer some seriously romantic settings to light a spark in your relationship -- complete with special packages for lovebirds and more.</b><p>Just because the weather is getting …

This Neuroscience Researcher Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You A Happier Person

Shares 55<p>Do you want to develop an upward spiral effect? If so, then this content is for you. UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some …

9 Ways to Make Your Day More Successful Before 9 A.M.

How you start your day can very much determine how the rest of it will go. Many successful people and entrepreneurs have various morning hacks to …

Scandalously Sexy Romance Novels You Should Be Reading

<b>Six Scandalously Sexy Novels You Should Read Even if You Don't Read Romance.</b><p>Not everyone likes to read romance. In fact, a lot of people like to poke fun at the genre and those who enjoy it. Then there are others who pretend they don't read it, or those who actually do read it, but only to talk …

How to Change Bad Habits in 4 Easy Steps

<i>Question: I cannot stop the habit of over-eating (worrying, being late, or whatever your habit is).</i><p>Life is continuously changing; it is a flow. Habits are stagnant, stuck energy. The more you are stuck in your habits, the more you are closed to the flowing energy of life. You don't have any …

20 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Truly Be Yourself

How often have you heard someone telling you to “just be yourself”? In reality, being ourself in a world that is constantly trying to make us …

Motivation

7 ways to improve your mood in less than 5 minutes

And it's no wonder bad moods can sneak up on us so often. According to psychologist Guy Winch, author of the book <i>Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts,</i> a bad mood can be caused by anything from guilt over forgetting someone's birthday, to outstanding tasks …

24 Steps for the Most Productive 24-Hour Day

“Rome wasn’t built in a day” is a saying that demonstrates the need for time to create great things. Mastering a skill, craft, or habit can take a …

20 Most Thought-Provoking Quotes About Philosophy

We live in a very busy world, and it helps to slow down once in a while. Sometimes we need to take time to reflect on our personal philosophies …