Kathleen Schildmeyer

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10 Small Movements that Can Improve Your Mood

I always tell my kids that we don't always get to choose our feelings, but we get to choose what we do with them. Sometimes those emotions, though, …

Self-help

11 Pro Tips for Packing for Your First Backpacking Trip

I’d consider myself a pretty experienced backpacker—last summer, I spent more than three months backpacking 1,000 miles. But it was only two years …

Backpacking

This Is Where Italian Girls Go on Summer Vacation (and Why You Should Too)

When planning your first trip to Italy, there are a few standout cities that provide a perfect first glimpse at the Italian way of life. But after …

Italy

26 of the year's best movies no one saw

High praise, low box office

All Your Questions About Painting Kitchen Cabinets, Answered

Painting kitchen cabinets is a big job (even if you have a tiny kitchen!), so it makes sense that you'd have a lot of questions about the process. …

Artist Makes Optical Illusion Vases That Create Secret Images When Put Together (7 Pics)

There’s more than meets the eye about Greg Payce’s vases, because the true beauty of his work lies not in the ceramic itself but in the empty spaces …

Optical Illusions

Do 3 Minutes of This Kundalini Yoga Exercise Every Day For Better Sex

Sat Kriya is a powerful Kundalini kriya known to work on all levels of your being. Sat Kriya is so effective because it balances the energies of the …

Your Gym Doesn't Want You To Read This

You are absolutely allowed to skip going to the gym when there’s a "bomb cyclone" ripping through parts of the country. It’s freezing, you can't feel …

Exercise

8 Apps That Relieve Anxiety

Real talk: anxiety's no fun. Not even a little bit. If you struggle with some form of it, know that a) you're not alone and b) there are tools out there to assist you, and some are right on your phone. The eight apps ahead are designed to help you relax and recollect yourself, so you can keep your …

Hundreds of Small Paper Sculptures Tell Art History Stories

Geoffrey Farmer’s paper works are on display at ICA Boston.<p>In the last 20 years of his career, the Canadian artist, Geoffrey Farmer, has made audacious paper sculptures and video installations from more than 15,000 fragments of images and sound. The “paper works,” as Framer calls them, pull from …

Boost your mindfulness and try to rise above digital distractions with these apps to carve out time for peaceful reflection<p>The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can …

Apps

Twin Flame Forecast May 23rd-29th “Sleepers Awakening”

<i>Double-powerful energies amp up the Ascension process and stir Deeper Awakening in Sleeper Twins, while Masculine/Feminine oppositions pose</i> …

7 Essentials You Can't Road-Trip Without

Technically, all you need for a road trip is a vehicle and a long stretch of pavement, but as any road-weary traveler will attest, not all road trips are created equal. In an attempt to help you elevate your next journey, we’ve rounded up the best road trip gear of the season, from necessities like …

7 Super-Useful Apps for Last-Minute Trips

You’ve spent all week looking at #vanlife pictures at work and now you simply have to get out of town. The beach would be great, but you’ll take the mountains. Or the city. Really, anywhere but here. It’s time to let that tiny computer in your pocket do the work for you. In recent years, …

Relieve Hip and Lower Back Pain With This Piriformis Release Technique

Photo: Kai Wheeler.<p><b>Hip and lower back pain can be super irritating.</b> The type of radiating discomfort that so many people (surfers especially) …

Apps for Meditation and Peace of Mind

We are very lucky to have technology come as far as it has, and that there are developers out there who have our mental health and well-being at heart. They have creatively come up with apps that put tools at our fingertips to help with mood and to give us peace of mind. Here are 10 of my favorites …

10 Core Exercises For Women

Zyana Morris<p>Blogger Read full profile<p>You can’t make excuses when it comes to your fitness, right? No matter how busy you are, you need to be in good …

Ben Affleck

Linda Christensen 'Keeping Time' at Sue Greenwood Fine Art

Linda Christensen<p>At Sue Greenwood Fine Art in Laguna Beach, painter Linda Christensen is showing a suite of recent oil paintings. Responding, over time, to the example of Bay Area Figurative painter David Park (1911-1960) Christensen paints figures in a broad, improvisational style. Working …

A New Online Course Teaches Buddhist Meditation for Free

<i>By Sonia Jones</i><p>In this video, Sonia Jones, Sonima's founder, sits down with David Germano, Ph.D., a professor of religious studies and the director of the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia, to discuss the school's newest online course on Buddhist meditation in the modern …

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A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

Time Management

Five ways to help you sleep if you have anxiety-related insomnia, from a life-long sufferer

Travelling tattoo artist Bob Rules, 33, has suffered from severe anxiety for most of his life.<p>The painter and special effects whizz from the U.S. was …

Sleep

Beautiful glass inlays bring unexpected beauty to everyday objects

Old books, sticks, and stones might not normally get your attention, but we guarantee you’ll give them a second look after artist Ramon Todo is done …

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, CA | Monterey County Parks

Named after legendary Big Sur pioneer Julia Pfeiffer Burns, for whom the McWay Waterfall was a favorite sight, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is a …

This Is The Gear That Took Me To Southeast Asia

What clothes, gadgets, and backpack does a photographer and writer for an adventure travel site rely on when he's going to Asia and travelling light? …

6 Insanely Cheap Summer Trips for 2015

<i>McWay Falls, Big Sur, California (Photo: Mark Newman/Getty Images)</i><p>This summer, why not go where the prices are unusually cheap and the dollar is unexpectedly strong? By weighing hotel rates and airfare prices alongside industry trends and local currencies, we've come up with six suggestions for …