Gwendelyn Phillips

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Journey Across 7 Countries on the World's Newest Long-Distance Trail

Hiking this 1,200-mile-long trail along the Dinaric Alps is worth the trek.<p>The mountains have vanished in swirling mist. Deep in the highlands of Bosnia and Herzegovina, peaks roll under a wet blanket of fog. Each step is a good faith effort to believe the summit is in blind reach. My hiking …

The 30 greatest yoga holidays on the planet

For yoga in enchanting locations<p>1. Silver Island, Greece<p>I could quite happily live on this delightful, 60-acre private island strewn with rough flower-filled tracks, which has an ancient church, a romantic lighthouse and more than 2,500 olive trees. Come for week-long holidays with yoga sessions …

Yoga

The Big Reason Why You Need To Start Tracking Your Time

Have you ever been plowing away at some big project for what seems like minutes, only to realize that you’ve just burned through 5 hours? Or been running around frantically all day, putting out fires, only to realize that you’ve barely made a dent in your to-do list?<p><b>Watch on Forbes:</b><p>Both of these …

Time Management

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Little Known Secret to Not Giving a F*ck

If you’ve read articles on Hack Spirit before, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat …

10 Things You Get From Yoga Besides a Tight Butt

<i>The following post was originally featured on Fit Bottomed Girls and written by Karen, who is part of POPSUGAR Collective.</i><p>If you are not already practicing yoga it might be time to give it a try. The practice of yoga is more than simply stretching! Done properly, it's an awesome workout for your …

8 Sources of Strength Powerful Enough to Overcome the Fears Holding You Back

To avoid failure, acknowledge and compensate for your weaknesses. To achieve great success, discover and build on your strengths.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What are your powers? Few of us are focused on what our powers are, let alone practicing or leading from …

Self-improvement

The 10-Minute Morning Routine of Consistently Successful People

Want to start every morning with focus, energy and power? Here's a simple morning routine that puts power in your day--every day.<p>Successful people do things differently. They aren't slaves to "have to's"--especially during their morning routine.<p>Your first waking minutes will set the tone for the …

Beating Procrastination: 72 Successful People Reveal their Most Powerful Tips

Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?<p><i>"This isn't important right now, I will get to it later." "This is too difficult, let's keep it for next week." "I need to be in the right mood." "I work better under pressure."</i><p>It comes in various forms (as above), but it has one name. …

Procrastination

5 Unbelievable Adventures In Norway

Photo: Ben Ashmole<p>Norway is home to some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet with its massive fjords, fairytale-like villages, and snow-capped mountains. Cruise around in the rental car and take it all in or test your grit and climb one of those snow-capped mountains. Whether you have …

Hiking

True Romance: fashion’s latest film inspiration

What’s your favourite Quentin Tarantino look? Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction right? Uh-uh. This season that would be the wrong answer. Right now in fashion, True Romance, the 1993 film that Tarantino wrote, is fashion’s favourite reference. The misadventures of Christian Slater’s Clarence and Patricia …

Meet the adventurer who's gone to nearly 100 countries and can take you on the adventure of a lifetime

During Matt's Adventure Academy course, participants are taken to this stunning hidden village. Matt Prior Matt Prior takes adventure to a new level.<p>A member of the prestigious Explorers Club, his past endeavors have included circumnavigating Lake Baikal on a WWII-era Russian motorbike, traveling …

South America

Did the Buddha Break Away from Hinduism?

<i>This was published in Hindu Human Rights, on 10 August 2013, and in Sutra Journal, October, 2015.</i><p>Orientalists have started treating Buddhism as a …

Nature-Inspired Tattoos Combine Vintage-Style Etchings of Fauna and Flora

Pony Reinhardt‘s naturalistic monochromatic tattoo pieces reflect deep artistic flair and amazing talent. Her intrinsic tattoos are rich in detail and visual texture, and often feature elements of the natural world with a modern twist. She tattoos using vegan ink with plant-based glycerin, and is …

Body Art

12 Life Changing Buddhist Quotes

You’ve seen statues of him, symbols of the great Buddha all over. We know people pray to him, rub his belly, worship and adore him but who is he and …

Spirituality

Lying awake at 3am? Perhaps you should try biphasic sleeping

Poor sleep and insomnia can make you less effective, but it’s still not necessary to stay in bed for eight hours<p>Madonna, Margaret Thatcher and Donald Trump all claim to have thrived on four hours or less of sleep. If it’s good enough for the queen of pop and the Iron Lady, should entrepreneurs be …

Sleep

17 Of The Most Underrated National Parks In America

Move over, Yellowstone.

Build Your Own Teardrop Camping Trailer by Yourself

We introduced Happy Camper’s H1 travel trailer last week. Right, impressive, but expensive. Need some alternative? If you know some hands-on skills, …

7 Horrible Thoughts That Hinder Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting control of your mind is one of the toughest challenges entrepreneurs face and something you will likely work on your whole life. It’s normal to have thoughts of doubt, go through moments of anxiety and to experience periods of …

Motivation

We're Not All Witches: An Introduction to Neo-Paganism

This month, many modern Pagans in the Northern Hemisphere will be celebrating Samhain (pron. sah-win) on October 31st, the same day that many of their neighbors are celebrating Halloween. Due to the coincidence of these two holidays, as well as contemporary Paganism's association with Witchcraft, …

Spirituality

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

Meditation

An A-Z of Mental Wellbeing | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Keeping our minds well deserves as much attention as keeping our bodies healthy and strong. Use the A-Z below to investigate where your mental</b> …

Self-improvement

Let’s Stop Being Embarrassed by Spirituality

Daily Beast columnist Jay Michaelson has written a new book called The Gate of Tears, but he isn’t sure he wants the rest of us to know about it.<p>Let …

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

Books

I Turned My Grandma’s Old Van Into A Mobile Home So I Could Travel Across North America

You don’t need to plan an elaborate vacation to end up at a beautiful destination. Simply pack up your car, drive for a few hours and I guarantee you …

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Fish diet could help to keep depression at bay

Consuming diet that is high in fish could be easy way of preventing symptoms of depression, as survey finds it lowers risk by up to a fifth<p>Eating a portion of fish a day could ward off depression, scientists believe.<p>Studies involving more than 150,000 people found that a high fish diet lowers the …

Discover Today's Neo Hippie Counterculture

Electric Forest Festival, Michigan.<br>Steve Schapiro<p>1 of 13<p>For decades, Steve Schapiro’s iconic photographs have been witty visual documents of American …

Zen Foxes: Photographer Documents Wild Foxes Enjoying Themselves

These photos by Roeselien Raimond, a Dutch nature photographer who specializes in taking beautiful photos of wild foxes, show how foxes are experts …

The laziness imperative: Why zealous exercise burns fewer calories than we think

We modern humans live in a world in which calorie-packed food tempts us from all directions, and a dazzling array of conveniences and conveyances relieves us of the need to exert much physical effort.<p>These are problems, we tell ourselves: These modern realities are making us fat, sedentary and …

Diabetes