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Overcoming Our Biggest Obstacle to Feeling Worthy and Enough

“Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect […]The post …

Spirituality

How to Make Immediate Behavior Changes | Inc.com

Most self-improvement "strategies" and even psychological interventions seek incremental progress.<p>"Be just a little bit better". . .<p>And although this approach, especially over a long period of time, will yield results, there are better approaches to change.<p>Actually, from a systems perspective, you …

Self-improvement

The 'dogs from the cellar' is a perfect metaphor to explain how your childhood still influences your relationships today

Brach shares a bunch of simple but brilliant insights into the way we handle difficult emotions— and how we can handle them better.<p>But there's one sentence I've kept coming back to because it just makes so much sense:<p>"Because we are responding to an accumulation of past pain, our reactions are out …

Psychology

What Women Need to Hear About Desire

Sexuality expert and therapist Esther Perel has a way of re-conceptualizing ideas that feels like a massive paradigm shift, every single time. We got …

How to Step Out of the Drama Triangle and Find Real Peace

<b>“Keep your attention focused entirely on what is truly your own concern, and be clear that what belongs to others is their business and none of</b> …

Positive Thinking

11 Reasons to Visit Italy's Amalfi Coast

It may only stretch for 30 miles, but the Amalfi Coast offers enough idyllic beauty and Italian luxury for a standalone trip. Driving its winding seaside roads will take you to charming coastal towns, scenic beaches, villas and gardens, and some of the best hotels in the world. Looking for la dolce …

Italy

Eckhart Tolle Brilliantly Explains How to Deal with Anger and Other Negative Emotions

We all know what anger is. That often fleeting but violent feeling that arises in response to perceived threats.<p>Anger is a normal and healthy human …

Hands Down, This Is the Most Instagrammable Place to Visit This Spring

Japan takes the cake for being one of the most popular destinations as of late—travelers simply cannot get enough. Spring—April especially—is the …

Lucid Dreaming Meditation: A Guided Meditation for Deep Sleep

Allow yourself to step into a blissful and relaxing state of being with an incredibly beautiful lucid dreaming meditation. This lucid dreaming …

Meditation

Road trip: Prague – Cesky Krumlov – Hallstatt

Whenever I’m asked what my top 3 favorite European destinations are, I’m always quick to answer: Prague, Cesky Krumlov, and Hallstatt.<p>You could say I …

The 10-Minute Core and Butt Workout for a Stronger Lower Body

Here's a fun fact: Your glutes are the largest muscle group in your body, so nearly everything you do with the lower body is powered by your …

Health

7 Beginner Kettlebell Exercises To Work Your Entire Body

Beginner kettlebell exercises are an excellent way to add variety to your workout routine, whether you're new to strength training or you're just …

Workouts

New year, new destinations: Here’s why you should visit Jamaica in 2017

It is about time we moved over Paris, London and New York. If you should take any resolution for 2017 at all, it must be exploring newer, faraway …

Bob Marley

Why You Need to Visit Venice Now

We found ourselves singing along to “That’s Amore” then receiving the bill that was over 40 euros for 2 cappuccinos, shot of Kahlua and a hidden fee …

7 Powerful Signs You're More Successful Than You Think

Now and then you have to take a step back and appreciate what you've accomplished. Here's to you.<p>Success means different things to different people.<p>For many, accumulating wealth or power are definitive signs of success. For you, it may be as simple (or complex) as being happy.<p>And although an …

Self-improvement

13 Famous Walls Around The World (PHOTOS)

Walls have been built since ancient times, to mark borders, protect kingdoms and settlements, or keep out unwanted people. In more recent times, walls have also been built to serve as memorials and structures of art.<p>Here are 13 walls from around the world, ancient and modern, and famous for their …

Vietnam Veterans

Forget Planks—Crawling Just Might Be the Best Core Exercise Ever

Get on your hands and knees—we're about to #TBT your workout all the way back to your toddler days.<p>Planks are hailed as the Holy Grail of core …

How to do a proper push-up

One of the most common training mistakes, from rookies and seasoned veterans, is overlooking the value of body-weight exercises. It's easy to be seduced by machines and gadgets and their false promises of maximal muscle for minimal effort. And then, of course there's the ego, that noisy …

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

There comes a point in almost every fitness lover’s life when they consider throwing in the towel after a workout—both figuratively and literally. …

Exercise

Luang Prabang in three days: sightseeing itinerary

The ancient city in the north of the country is a delightful mix of exquisite temples and French colonial buildings – and a great place for cafes, restaurants, bars and shops<p>DAY ONE: TEMPLES AND SHOPPING<p><b>Morning</b><p>Luang Prabang means “city of the Golden Buddha Phra Bang”, a 83cm statue of which is …

Asia Travel

Micro Wind Turbine Captures Wind from All Directions to Generate Energy

<b>Micro Wind Turbine</b> proposes an alternative to solar panels that can be unreliable when there’s no sunshine. Electronic devices have played an …

Renewable Energy

10 Hikes You Have To Do In Scotland

Some of the best parts of Scotland are its beautiful, wild and rugged countryside – a part of the country that has long captivated the hearts of …

Travelers

3 Reasons Why Fidgeting Is Actually Good For You

If you're a believer in the 1-minute workout you already know that a little bit of physical activity can go a long way.<p>And we mean a <i>really</i> little bit. Tapping your toes or bouncing your knee isn't about to win you any marathons, but more and more research suggests fidgeting can make a noticeable …

Weight Loss

20 Foods To Alkalize Your Body And Remove Acid Build-Up

Ever wonder why refined grains and processed sugars make you feel sluggish after eating?<p>The answer may lie in where they stand on the pH scale.<p>These …

How Exercise Helps You Age Better

There’s even more reason to exercise, especially as you get older. While study after study confirms the benefits of physical activity for the heart, …

Exercise

How to plank and increase your core strength without injuring yourself

From body builders to yoga fanatics, the plank is a fundamental part of exercise routines for many of us - but it's also the most common exercise …

Exercise