Sonja Strathern Prough

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Why writing is like flossing

<b>3. Slowly increase the habit to a realistic level</b><p>Let’s say your goal is to write for five minutes every day after eating your lunch. For the first week you just do your five minutes each day. At the end of that week you’ve written for 25 minutes. You now need to increase the time, perhaps adding …

Behavior

6 Unconventional Ways to Show Yourself Mad Love

In my practice, I focus on helping people love and accept their bodies, have a better relationship with food and learn exercise and movement that creates joy rather that it being a self-punishing mechanism to lose weight. Many clients I work with tell me they simply can't or won't love themselves …

Give Zero F**ks: How to Care Less About What Other People Think

It took me a <i>lot</i> of practice to be the kind of woman that gives zero f*cks and actively care less about what other people think, because I misunderstood what the 'give zero f*cks' mindset is all about. The misconception about women who give zero f*cks is that they have no priorities or passions.<p>In …

Home Interior Accents Inspired By Nature

This year, we’ve seen a resurgence of natural home interior accents. If it points to nature, people are all over it, and it’s a trend that’s sure to …

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Zen spa decor is quintessentially calm and peaceful. It is often a favorite decorating scheme for homeowners seeking a relaxing appearance for their bedroom spaces. By incorporating a nature-inspired color palette, luxurious bedding elements and calming accessories, this design is fairly easy to …

Present Moment, Urgent Moment

As American Buddhists contemplate the present political moment, we may experience considerable confusion about what—if anything—we should do to make …

Meditation

James Baldwin on Freedom and How We Imprison Ourselves

“We made the world we’re living in and we have to make it over.”<p><i>“Everything can be taken from a man,”</i> Viktor Frankl wrote in his timeless treatise on the human search for meaning, <i>“but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose</i> …

The Best Way to Fall Asleep Fast

Few things are more frustrating than lying in bed tired but completely unable to fall asleep. You're thinking about all the things you have to do the …

How Mindfulness Gives My Life Meaning

<i>Welcome to our first CalmCircleCollege Blog Team post. Our student bloggers are using CalmCircleCollege to help them develop a meditative practice to assist in managing stress, improving sleep and creating mental rest.</i><p>By Gigi Falk, Duke student<p>Inundated with all the stress of being a high school …

Your Stuff or Your Life?

There are millions of reasons to stop over-consuming. It’s simpler, it’s greener, there’s less to dust. But as former Uruguayan president José …

Tim Ferriss

Zara’s New Gypset Home Collection Will Steal Your Boho-Lovin’ Heart

Maybe it was the boho-chic style at Coachella, or perhaps it’s the onset of spring and road-trippin’ weather – either way, boho home decor is <i>in</i> this season, and Zara Home’s new spring/summer collection has everything you need to infuse your home with its gorgeous new Gypset line. Inspired by those …

10 DIY Outdoor Swings That'll Make Warm Nights Even Better

Boho Chic

15 indoor air-purifying plants for your apartment or home

<b>Our ongoing series Apartment Living 101 is aimed at helping New Yorkers navigate the challenges of creating a happy home in the big city. Previously,</b> …

11 houseplants it is almost impossible for even the laziest gardener to kill

Fancy having a little piece of the outdoors on your windowsill, or some gorgeous plants on the centre of your coffee table?<p>Some of us don't really have green fingers - it's easy to forget to water and seeing your proudly purchased plant turn to crumbly brown fronds can be very depressing.<p>Here's a …

Plants

12 Creative Ways to Declutter Your Home

A simplified, uncluttered life comes with its fair share of benefits: less to clean and organize, less stress, more money, and more energy for things …

Minimalism