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Saying Goodbye to One Adventure Is Saying Hello to Another

<b>“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” ~Paulo Coelho</b><p>When I was born, the nurse lifted me from the bed, …

The Greatest Secret to Productivity

that no one is talking about<p>There is no shortage of productivity hacks. If you want to get more done, spend more time reading about it.<p>You can learn …

Positive mindfulness – how to be grateful for the good things in life

<b>rss | t</b> <b>|</b> <b>g+</b><p>2013 was undeniably my best year so far. In the last twelve months, I have lived in three different cities, ran a marathon, graduated, …

Mindfulness

Writing a birth plan: 10 essential tips from a pediatrician and mom of 5

When a laboring mom arrives at the hospital with a birth plan, nurses often roll their eyes and smirk, especially if it is a check-off-the-boxes and …

The Blessingway: Celebrate Mom Before the Birth

Like a baby shower is used to celebrate a new baby and gift the parents with the things they might need to raise baby, a blessingway ceremony is a …

Pregnancy

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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

9 Things You Do NOT Need to Be Happy

<i>“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never truly live if you are forever looking for the</i> …

33 Proven Ways to Reduce Personal Debt

<i>Editor’s Note: When I heard that my friends Gina and Josh Masters had recently paid off $66,000 in debt and had made a list of the 33 lifestyle</i> …

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Please Stop Complaining About How Busy You Are

We’re all just so “busy” these days. “Slammed” in fact. “Buried.” Desperately “trying to keep our heads above water.” While these common responses to “How are you?” seem like they’re lifted from the <i>Worst Case Scenario Handbook</i>, there seems to be a constant exchange, even a a one-upping, of just how …

Challenge: Declutter Your World in 10 Days

Confession: I’ve been wallowing lately. While I think there is a time and place to wallow, without a proactive stop, it can go on longer than it …

Minimalism

Simplify Your Tech Life, Thoreau-Style

Even an avowed naturalist would have a hard time totally unplugging today. Here's how to take refuge from banal Facebook posts and incessant phone alerts without retreating to a tiny cabin in the woods<p>By<p>Michael Hsu<p>Michael Hsu<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@michaelhsu108<p>michael.hsu@wsj.com<p><b>YOU MAY</b> …

Henry David Thoreau

A rural road (by World Bank Photo Collection)

A rural road (by World Bank Photo Collection)

3 Decluttering Projects You Can Tackle in 20 Minutes or Less

Decluttering and living with less is not an overnight transformation. For me, it has been a slow and steady journey and even now that I’ve gotten rid …

The Surprising Weekend Habits Of Highly Effective People

It's a vicious cycle: We get more stressed at work as the week goes on, but once the weekend rolls around, instead of taking time to rest and recharge, we're busy checking things off our to-do list and responding to neglected emails. When the alarm goes off on Monday morning, we start yet another …

Living the Quiet Life

When I first started simplifying my life, about 8 years ago, I remember my life being much busier.<p>I would say yes to everything, and go to lots of …

The First Thing You Must Do On Monday Morning

Take five minutes -- better yet, take ten. Sit at your desk, on the porch, or on the floor. Have tea or coffee in hand (I find finishing a cup is the …

Meditation

How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails

<b>How to make your life better? All you need is email.</b><p>I’ve covered a lot of research on how to make your life better but many people struggle with …

Improve Your Life: 7 Reasons & 5 Ways to Be Mindful

<b>“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but</b> …

Cut Through the Noise with the One Photo Challenge

Who is up (or down) for a minimalist photo challenge?<p>Pictured above is a fraction of the photos I’ve taken and shared this year. A small fraction. …

Social Media

Whenever I visit @powells, I think ... I wish my daughter was here and I hope I write a book that someone will find here one day.

Airplane Yoga: 7 Poses To Try On Your Next Long Flight

It's been said that sitting is the new smoking, and if that's the case, then there's no worse place for your health than an airplane where you can be trapped in a seated position for seemingly hours on end. Frequent flyers and international travelers may do well to consider trying a few …

Imperfection Is Lovable: Let Yourself Be

<b>“You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” ~Brene Brown</b><p>We are all perfectly imperfect just as we …

Positive Thinking

A Year of Living Without

Or, How I Made Room for Life<p>For the next 12 months, I’ll be conducting a personal experiment that I’m calling <b>A Year of Living Without</b>.<p>It’s my way of …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Good Enough For Today

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Workplace morale heads down: 70% of Americans negative about their jobs, Gallup study shows

Even perks like ping pong tables and free lunch can't mask the ugly truth - that most Americans hate their jobs and are merely trying to survive each …

The No Body-Snark Diet

Things are about to get heavy around here.<p>Pun totally intended.<p>You see, guys, I’m fat.<p>And I don’t mean this in a I-feel-kind-of-puffy-today way. Or a …