Melanie Dodson

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How to Clear Obstacles Using a Powerful Meditation Object

Many people resist getting to their meditation cushion. When I ask why, the occasional person will confess something that most of us feel deep inside: "I don't want to face my own mind."<p>Much of my first year in a three-year meditation retreat was spent clearing obstacles that blocked my mind from …

Meditation

10 Signs You Have Exceptional Mental Strength | Inc.com

Just a few weeks ago here on Inc.com we published advice from psychotherapist Amy Morin laying out bad habits you need to break if you want to achieve incredible mental strength. But what if you read the list and were inspired to give your brain a workout, axing unhelpful thought patterns from your …

Self-help

Is Something Lost When We Use Mindfulness as a Productivity Tool?

I came to mindfulness as a healing practice after overcoming an addiction to Adderall during my junior year of college. I found myself in this situation because I thought that using Adderall to help me focus was no big deal — an attitude shared by 81% of students nationwide.<p>Adderall simply seemed …

Mindfulness

A Waitress Spoke Out Against A ‘Cruel’ Table That Left Her ‘LOL’ As A Tip

Restaurant patrons aren’t required to tip, but, if they choose not to, they don’t have to be a dick about it. A New Jersey waitress recently uploaded a photo of a receipt to Facebook from customers who not only left nothing, but in the area marked “tip,” they scribbled, “LOL.”<p>Jessica Corrine wrote …

Only Sensitive People Can Understand These 10 Things

In a world in which “nice guys finish last,” being a sensitive person has its ups and downs. Sensitive people live by their emotions, as well as the …

Dr. Seuss' Raunchy, Forgotten WWII Cartoons Are Coming to TV

They were boozy, they were sex-laden, they taught soldiers a thing or two about life.<p>It was 1943, the thick of World War II, and the U.S. Army Air Force First Motion Picture Unit needed to lift spirits and shed light on military behavior. So they turned to professionals: <i>It's a Wonderful Life</i> …

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