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Right Mindfulness

A Foundation of Buddhist Practice<p>Right Mindfulness traditionally is the seventh part of the Eightfold Path of Buddhism, but that doesn't mean it is …

5 Simple Habits That Will Make You a More Positive Person | Inc.com

Are optimists born or made?<p>We tend to think of those who see the sunnier side of life as having been blessed with a positive disposition. And it's true that some significant portion of our happiness is probably determined by our pre-set tendency towards melancholy or cheer. But according to …

Happiness

How to completely transform your psyche - Part 1

Encountering the work of Jiddu Krishnamurti and David Bohm for the first time changed my life. It’s tempting to say that “my world came crashing …

Transcendentalism

Writing from the Soul: How Your Story Defines Your Self

<b>Why do so many of us feel like our lives are fictions that need revision?</b> It's because every one of us has a specific, unique story that we tell ourselves about ourselves: This is our 'go-to story'. Our individual, internal self-narrative defines our entire world. Our stories shape the context in …

9 Signs That You're An Ambivert

I'm sure you've been asked many times whether you're an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it's an easy choice, but for most of us, it's difficult to choose one way or the other.<p>It's hard to choose because the introvert/extrovert dichotomy reflects a tired and outdated view of personality. …

A recent study found that people who rated highly for narcissism also tend to be perceived as most desirable in dating scenarios. Here are three reasons why<p>Two kinds of people won’t be surprised to learn this week that science has demonstrated that narcissists are more attractive for dates than …

Relationships

10 Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happy AF

Trust me, no. 10 is something you could do right now.<p>A lot of the time, "do this and you'll be happy" lists read like directions on how to make ice cubes. Like, duh, you should exercise and eat vegetables. But what else? A recent AskReddit thread prompted users to reveal the little things they do …

Being Present in Life and Work: You Do Not Need to Scratch Every Itch

You are sitting there and you notice an itch. Reflexively, you reach up and scratch it without giving it any thought. It all happens so quickly that it doesn't really occur to you that you have a choice not to scratch. A coworker, a partner, or a friend says something, and you feel angry, hurt, or …

Nine Myths About Being Organized That Keep You Surrounded In Clutter

Being organized doesn’t mean being perfect. Let go of these common misconceptions about organization and you can live a better life.<p>Organized. The word alone can make you feel inadequate. But the reason it’s so intimidating isn’t because it’s hard; more likely, it’s because we don’t understand what …

Do You Want to Be Happy? Stop Chasing Happiness

Alan Watts taught that the desire for security and the feeling of insecurity are one in the same -- that "to hold your breath is to lose your breath." Traditional Zen Buddhism would agree: to desire fulfillment is to not have fulfillment, happiness is not something you seek, but that which you …

from ennui to euphoria, this photographer captures the spirit of berlin

Taking cues from the work of Wolfgang Tillmans and Nan Goldin, photographer George Nebieridze has turned his lens to the serene beauty of Berlin by day and the raw energy of the city's young people by night. We met the Georgia native to discuss what...<p>Berlin has always been a place where one goes …

street photography pioneer mark cohen exhibits unseen images from the 70s

The photographer's new show Closer celebrates his intrusively spontaneous style with a few never-before-exhibited images.<p>Back in October, legendary street photography Mark Cohen released his first career retrospective book, <i>Frame</i>, a tome that collects over 50 years of confrontationally intimate …

This Exercise Works Your Glutes, Hamstrings, and Lower Back All At Once

All you need is a bench and your body weight to do it<p>The reverse hyper works your glutes, hamstrings, and lower back all at once.<p>Unfortunately, most gyms don’t have reverse hyperextension machines.<p>But check out the video above to see <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour demonstrate how to …

Workouts

7 Things You Tell People Without Saying a Word | Inc.com

I shared an infographic recently that has really had me thinking about the impressions we make on others. Have you ever gotten the cold shoulder and wondered might you might have done to deserve it? Or been passed over for something you were sure you had in the bag -- whether it was a sale, a deal, …

Self-help

5 realistic ways to work less but get more done

When 8 p.m. rolls around, you slam your head against the keyboard because you're still not done.<p>Sound familiar?<p>It's no shocker that Americans are overworked. 53% claim to be overworked and approaching the burnt-out phase (if they're not already there).<p>But what if you could do <i>more</i> work in <i>less</i> time, …

This Woman Read 500 Self-Help Books (So You Don't Have To) | Inc.com

These days, no one suffers from a shortage of reading material. From great online content to endless book recommendations and must-read lists, most of us struggle to fit in all the reading we want to do rather than locate cool stuff to check out.<p>One solution is to read more. (You can do it no …

Books

15 Motivational Quotes To Help You Keep Going When Times Are Tough

If you think that by reading this article these 15 motivational quotes are going to be the answer to you overcoming the tough times in your life then …

5 Mindfulness Techniques That Will Improve Your Relationships and Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

Greater mindfulness can make you a much more effective leader. It will give you better insight on both employees and customers, and help you make better decisions. That advice comes from Charles Francis, author of <i>Mindfulness Made Simple: Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace</i> and director of the …

Mindfulness

7 tiny daily habits that can lead to huge results

Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket."<p>Working on your novel goes in the "writing" or "creativity" bucket. Going to the gym goes in the "health" bucket. And so you have these five or six or 10 primary buckets …

12 Myths About Meditation We Have To Stop Believing

With meditation practices on the rise, it makes sense that there is some confusion out there. Myths, misnomers and misinformation are to be expected -- but that doesn't mean we can't do our best to set the record straight. After discussing things you should know about meditation and ways anyone can …

Meditation tips: Exercise for your brain according to life coach Rebecca Hass

The best way to deal with stress is to train your mind to appreciate the present, says life coach Rebecca Hass.<p>She calls mindful meditation a "game …

Meditation

7 Questions to Consider Before You Start Meditating

Yogi Berra succinctly pointed out, "If you don't know where you're going, you might end up someplace else," and this applies as much to finding a meditation teacher as it does to foreign travel.<p>If you are a newcomer to meditation, the prospect of sorting through dozens of studios, retreats, course …

6 Toxic Relationships You Should Avoid Like the Plague

At work or elsewhere, most everyone has experienced a relationship that turned toxic. If you have, you know they're a major drain on your energy, productivity, and happiness.<p>In a new study from Georgetown University, 98% of people reported experiencing toxic behavior at work. The study found that …

The lazy way to quit bad habits

But … it's hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And you're not crazy…<p>Research from Duke University shows 40% of what you do every day isn't a decision — it's a habit.<p>From Charles Duhigg's excellent book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business:<p>One paper …

11 daily habits of self-made billionaires anyone can adopt

If you want to get rich, start by studying the people who have already done so.<p>"The only person who can teach you how to think like a millionaire is a millionaire," writes Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think."<p>The same could be said about billionaires.<p>Below, we've rounded up 11 habits …

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Daily to Achieve Success | Inc.com

Constant improvement is not easy. Whether it is a skill, or a positive quality, or a way of life you are looking to cultivate, staying on the positive side of the growth curve takes work.<p>My entire life, I have been immersed in worlds that have taught me how to continuously seek mastery and reinvent …

Motivation

6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

Creatures Morph into Minimalist Ink Crystals | Monday Insta Illustrator

These beasts are not what they seem.<p>Filipino ilustrator Kerby Rosanes' <i>Geometric Beasts</i> series imagines Earth's most majestic creatures breaking out from polygonal crystal chrysalises with a satisifying crackle. Whether you interpret it as a rise against humanity's tendancy to trap and impress …

5 Design Ideas For Developing A Healthier Relationship With Technology

A new London exhibition explores how to find balance in a tech-obsessed world.<p>As technology takes over our lives, we’re all trying to figure out a balance between our always-on mindsets and healthy, mindful living. Unread Messages is a new exhibition at London’s Aram Gallery that explores how …