Christopher Jones

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Releasing Emotions Through Yoga

Just as it is inappropriate and unhealthy to push past our physical edges, it is also unskillful and unhelpful to push past our emotional edges.<p>The …

Learning to Love: Zen & the Problems of the Ego

I am a dedicated practitioner observer of the establishment of Zen in the West. I am particularly focused on the transmission of Soto Zen and the …

‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

Mental Health

12 ways successful people get more done than the rest of us

1. They create structured to-do lists.<p>Most people who have a to-do list just keep a running list, with no sense of timing or priorities. There are lots of ways to structure your list to avoid making it a never-ending drudge. One technique I suggest to my coaching clients is to take an index card …

This 10-Minute Routine Will Boost Clarity and Creativity | Inc.com

"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep." -- Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests. It controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, digestion, and all the vital processes and functions of your body. It knows the answers to your problems.<p>What happens …

Creativity

101 Positive Quotes to Help You Look on the Bright Side | Inc.com

Sometimes, when you need inspiration in your life--whether for love, success, or work--it helps to hear the motivational words that others have shared. So here are 101 of the best positive quotes guaranteed to change your attitude and make you feel happy.<p>There are some classics in the list, and …

Motivation

25 Habits of Successful and Extremely Happy People

Quality sleep, big dreams and meaningful conversations are all part of the mix for those lucky enough to call themselves "happy."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What's the secret to happiness? That can differ according to the person involved. But we do know that happy …

8 TED Talks to Help You Overcome Your Fear of Failure

Eight videos that will help inspire you to go for your dreams.<p>Author and Brand Storyteller<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Debbie Millman told me her biggest regret was not “going for it” after she graduated college. She took the “safe” option, got a job and built a …

13 Useful Apps for Off the Grid Adventures

These wifi-free apps were designed with remote areas in mind.<p>Though purists may say nothing can replace a printed topographic map, the world’s leading smartphone apps are getting close. Technology is making it easier than ever to get lost in an adventure without getting lost in the wilderness, and …

Apps

8 things the happiest people do every day

University of California professor Sonja Lyubomirsky details the things research shows the happiest people have in common.<p>They devote a great amount …

A new twist on mental health: Running with the therapist while discussing life's problems

The psychotherapist was in running gear: black tank top, black leggings and black shoes. Her hair was pulled back. She carried only her phone.<p>Leaving her office on Elena Avenue in Redondo Beach, Sepideh Saremi crossed a couple of streets, walked down a sloping path to the beach, then began to run …

A leading happiness researcher says we’re giving our kids bad advice about how to succeed in life

Most parents want their kids to be successful in life—and so we teach them attitudes that we believe will help them achieve their goals. But as I learned while researching my book <i>The Happiness Track</i>, many widely-held theories about what it takes to be successful are proving to be …

Ancient Philosophers Reveal 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happier

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

12 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Go After Your Wildest Goals

You're reading 12 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Go After Your Wildest Goals, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. …

A Wilderness Bucket List

12 must-visit places, courtesy of Sierra Club members and Outings leaders<p>Sponsored content underwritten by LEKI<p>If you could visit only one wilderness …

Can you get rich by investing in a startup? How to do it — and the pros and cons of crowdfunding.

In May 2016, a law took effect that allows anyone to invest at least some of their cash in startup companies. Until then, buying a stake in a small …

Just 21 Of The Best Documentaries You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

There's seriously something for everyone.

'60 Minutes' Looks at How Silicon Valley Hacks Our Brains

Smartphone apps are designed with compulsive use in mind.<p>On the April 9 edition of <i>60 Minutes</i>, Anderson Cooper sat down with former Google product …

Silicon Valley

101 Awesome Zen Proverbs and Sayings to Live Your Life By

You can’t really put Zen into words, but you can share some of its timeless wisdom in ways that lead you on the path to discovering the truth for …

25 Alan Watts Quotes That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

5 Steps to Beat Your Nagging Thoughts (Even If They Are Sticky)

You're reading 5 Steps to Beat Your Nagging Thoughts (Even If They Are Sticky), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Try This Meditation Technique to Quiet Your Inner Critic Once and for All

Practicing lovingkindness can help you become kinder to yourself (and your enemies too). Here's how to get started.<p>Want to develop more kindness for …

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25 Quotes by Alan Watts That Will Open Your Mind to New Dimensions

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

15 Profound Zen Buddhism Quotes That Summarize the Wisdom About Life

In Western society, we tend to place our wellbeing and happiness on external forces, such as our job, our relationships or our material …

20 Enlightening Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Ever heard of Kodo Sawaki? If not, then you’re in for a treat of wisdom today.<p>Kodo Sawaki is considered to be one of the most significant Zen masters …

8 Powerful Lessons By The Dalai Lama That'll Make You See Things in a Whole New Way

It’s not often that Oprah Winfrey is lost for words.<p>But when she asked The Dalai Lama “Have you ever had to forgive yourself for something?” The …

18 of the hottest under-the-radar startups to watch in 2017

Founders, venture capitalists, and tech employees flock to the Bay Area and New York City to launch and build startups, fund new ideas, and simply just live among their tech-obsessed brethren.<p>But there's a new wave of companies eschewing the Valley/Alley life in favor of building their startups in …

From Psychedelics To Alzheimer's, 2016 Was A Good Year For Brain Science

With a president-elect who has publicly supported the debunked claim that vaccines cause autism, suggested that climate change is a hoax dreamed up by the Chinese, and appointed to his Cabinet a retired neurosurgeon who doesn't buy the theory of evolution, things might look grim for science.<p>Yet …