Angela Blazely

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Creating Something Beautiful with Your Disappointment

<b>“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose finite hope.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.</b><p>“You have to get out the whining,” my writing teacher told …

11 Little Signs You’re Doing Just Fine

<i>Focus on what you don’t have and you will never have enough. Be thankful for what you do have and you will end up having even more.</i><p>It’s a vague …

9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind

Many of us spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy -- not to mention money -- taking care of our bodies, and trying to keep ourselves looking and feeling our best. But when it comes to the mind, less attention (literally) is paid. Taking care of the mind can come as an afterthought, and often …

How to Keep Going When Self-Doubt Creeps in: 3 Rules | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Having been a self-doubt sufferer for many years, it’s easy to imagine my life always being the same, doing the same old things and getting the same …

9 Insights on Learning to Deal with Change, Challenges, and Pain

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>This year has been one of unprecedented …

A Simple but Powerful Way to Kick the Worry Habit

<b>“Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” ~Swedish proverb</b><p>I’m a worrier by nature, and I come by it honestly.<p>My mother was afraid to cross …

20 Transformational Truths From Sages Throughout the Ages

Paul Lenda, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Throughout the ages, there have been many who have had gotten a taste of incredibly mesmerizing higher states of …

9 Things You Need to Stop Caring About

<i>“Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.”<br>― Heath L.</i> …

10 Things You Should Never Say About Yourself

<i>“None but ourselves can free our minds.”<br>―Bob Marley</i><p>When I was a freshman in high school, and struggling to find my way, someone anonymously slipped a …

9 Ways to Improve your Ability to Focus

I’ve been obsessed with focus lately.<p>It’s a highly valuable skill in an era characterized by multitasking, smart phones and constant distraction.<p>Your …

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12 Ways Yoga Meditation Helps Nourish The Body, Brain and Mind

An easy, low cost, nat­ur­al prac­tice can help us boost our brain pow­er, be health­i­er and more spir­i­tu­al­ly attuned as we age, and improve our …

10 Truths You Will Learn Before You Find Happiness

<i>“Happiness is when what you think, what you say,<br>and what you do are in harmony.”<br>―Mahatma Gandhi</i><p>We are all beautiful human beings here in this world …

The moral life of babies

If you have any experience of babies you’d be forgiven for thinking of them as entirely selfish, self-oriented little beasts with scant regard for others. It has long been thought that children are born amoral and that it is the job of their culture to teach them the difference between good and …

3 Ways Your Comfort Zone Is Restricting Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Expanding your comfort zone is great because of this…because of that…<p>Personally, I’m more of a consequence thinker. So when people explain a bunch of …

Getting from here to there is a chance for a mini meditation

Many meditation retreats, such as the well-known 10-day vipassana retreats consist not only of sitting meditation but also include frequent periods …

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The Simple Things You Should Be Doing Every Morning (But Aren't)

The alarm sounds and you're off: Onto checking emails, finding car keys and, if you're lucky, brushing your hair.<p>The madness, the rush of it all -- it's got to stop. Adding intention into your morning routine is in your best interest: It sets the tone for the rest of your day, and may ultimately …

7 Ways to Stop Fearing What Everyone Thinks of You

<i>The unhappiest people in this world are the people who<br>care the most about what everyone else thinks.</i><p><b>“What’s wrong with wanting to please …

If You Can Smell This, You May Not Have Alzheimer's

A new diagnostic test involves a dollop of peanut butter.<p>You may not have heard of "the peanut butter test," but it could become a fantastically low-cost and non-invasive way to test for Alzheimer's. After all, what's less invasive than asking someone to smell some delicious peanut butter?<p>"The …

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Peanut butter sniff test confirms Alzheimer’s

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler might be a way to confirm a diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Jennifer Stamps, a graduate student in …

A Tale of Two Birds and Tantric Meditation

I’ve just returned from my biannual meditation retreat focused on <em>Phowa</em>, a Tibetan Buddhist practice that prepares you to consciously transfer your mind stream from the body at the moment of death.<p>Photos by Zeena Schreck<p>I’ve just returned from my biannual meditation retreat focused on …

What Makes Life Worth Living: Create Tiny Epic Moments

<b>“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” ~Unknown</b><p>What do you think you’ll see as you lie dying?<p>Upon first …

The Nia Technique to a Quiet Mind

With the upcoming deadline, and the mountain of work still left to do, you have no idea how you will get it all done on time. You are literally down …

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Why There's No Such Thing as a "Bad" Meditation

My morning meditation was fairly half-assed. I didn’t ride my bike at sunrise to my preferred Buddhist center in Cambridge, over the Mass Ave. bridge …

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Why You Should Try The New Caffeine

Kate Huvane Gamble, Managing Editor, hsCIO.com<p>“Quiet your mind,” the instructor said, in an eerily calm voice, as she dimmed the lights.<p>Thinking this …

10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

Brad Waters, <i>Guest Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Ten years ago this month, Hara Estroff Marano, Editor-at-Large for <i>Psychology Today,</i> wrote in her article “The Art …