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You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its young cousin sophrology

A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it’s huge elsewhere in Europe and on its way to the UK<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still …

Meditation

15 Stephen Hawking quotes that reveal how a genius thinks

The world-renowned physicist was told he would only have two years to live when diagnosed motor neuron disease, a rare form of ALS, aged 21.<p>Some 55 years later, it is safe to say he defied the odds and helped transform the way scientists view black holes and the universe.<p>As well his contribution to …

Stephen Hawking

How to Overcome Emotional Apathy And Fill Your Life With Joy?

You're reading How to Overcome Emotional Apathy And Fill Your Life With Joy?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. …

Mindfulness

Once you implement these 25 tips, your life will improve in 100 days

When it comes to achieving your goals and living the life you want, I’m sure you’ve heard enough about “positive thinking” or “positive …

Here’s why so many smart people don’t believe in evolution

Does seeing the word "evolution" in a headline make you nervous?<p>It makes me nervous. Climate change may be the most politically charged scientific finding of the modern era, but the charged responses to it are nothing compared to people's forceful responses to evolution.<p>Gallup reports that 64% of …

Critical Thinking

51 Of The Most Powerful Pieces Of Advice From Books

"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." —John Steinbeck<p>2. "Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs."<p>—<i>Jane Eyre</i>, Charlotte Brontë"<p>Suggested by khlaw1993<p>3. "Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your …

Literature

Quantum Living - The Science of Life > Life, Liberty, Freedom And A Revolution Of The Mind

What is freedom?<p>From the small personal freedoms to the grander notion of political liberty, freedom is defined as many things.<p>Many would define freedom simply as not being subject to the will of another-- unimpeded, unrestricted and restrained.<p>But true freedom is not merely to cast off one's …

I’m An Open Book But You Still Can’t Read Me

By Rania Naim,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/28LeGPj<p>You can read my words but you can’t really understand my sentences, you can’t understand why I …

This Is Why I’m Letting You Go

By Kierstin Palcek,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/28Xnl0I<p>When you’re with someone, you want to be consumed in them. I know I do, at least.<p>I want to …

Your Life's Purpose Called. (Spoiler Alert: It Wants You To Lighten Up.)

To be honest, I don't remember his name, just the red Schwinn bike he'd ride in on, ditching it on the lawn, his eyes gleaming as he excitedly gushed about how much he Loved washing windows--with a capital L. My husband and I had just moved into our very first house, and my 26 year-old brain at the …

Parenting

How To Fake Forgiveness Until You Feel It

Freedom is what we do with what is done to us. -- Jean-Paul Sartre<p>I'm faking forgiveness with someone close to me. I'm forgiving-ish but at the same time keeping pure awful dysfunction away until-if the person gets better.<p>I'm on the forgiving path.<p>Forgiveness is a gradual process so sometimes you …

Positive Thinking

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 …

How to Stop Worrying What Other People Think of You

If you find yourself looking over your shoulder, self-conscious, or fretful about how your actions will look to others, here's some help to stop worrying.<p>We all want to be liked and appreciated for our many talents, our ferocious intelligence, our good nature, our sparkling personality.<p>But when we …

How We Let People Go

By Chelsea Fagan,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/YcIlRj<p>There is a specific feeling which exists only when you run into someone you had long …

New Evidence for the Necessity of Loneliness

A specific set of neurons deep in the brain may motivate us to seek company, holding social species together.<p>As social animals, we depend on others …

Neuroscience

Godless Universe: A Physicist Searches for Meaning in Nature

It is time to face reality, California Institute of Technology theoretical physicist Sean Carroll says: There is just no such thing as God, or …

What Would Happen If We Just Gave People Money?

Daniel Straub remembers the night he got hooked on basic income. He had invited Götz Werner, a billionaire owner of a German drugstore chain, to give …

12 Signs You’re On The Right Path In Your Life (Even If You Feel Totally Insecure)

By Kim Quindlen,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1qCiUhV<p><b>1. You’re constantly second-guessing yourself.</b> Because instead of choosing the comfortable, …

Nothing Is Permanent: Letting Go of Attachment to People

<b>“Impermanence is not something to be afraid of. It’s the evolution, a never-ending horizon.” ~Deepak Chopra</b><p>I have been reading a lot lately on …

Spring Clean Your Life: New Season, Fresh Start!

From the fragrance of freshly blooming flowers to the sound of happily chirping birds, spring is in the air! I absolutely love this time of year, as it signifies rebirth, new growth, and vitality.<p>Some people associate this season with "spring cleaning" and set forth to clear out any clutter that's …

Why Silence Is So Good For Your Brain

In a loud and distracting world, finding pockets of stillness can benefit your brain and body. Here are four science-backed reasons why.<p>We live in a loud and distracting world, where silence is increasingly difficult to come by ― and that may be negatively affecting our health.<p>In fact, a 2011 World …

The Art Of Letting Go

By Rania Naim,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1GzFnU3<p>Letting go is really hard, especially when you have to let go of something you really want, …