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Solitude, and the Contrast Between the Outside World and Our Inner Selves

There can be something enjoyable, even revelatory about that feeling of self-protection, which is why we seek out circumstances in which we can feel …

Crochet A Caravan For Your Keychain

Caravans were designed to be little homes that go wherever you do, so it’s very fitting that this little crocheted caravan by Natasja King of Crochet Time is a keychain that goes where you go!<p>Not only does this project yield a portable product, but according to King, it’s also quick and easy enough …

Crafting

88 quotes to help you finish your novel

Writing a novel through the Now Novel system makes it easy to structure your work and keep track of where you are in telling your story, yet even …

Great Strategies To Improve Your Mental Health Through Writing

Exactly what is mental health? There are probably as many definitions “out there” as there are books and articles written on the subject! For these …

Mental Health

Borderline Personality Disorder: 'I couldn't deal with the rollercoaster in my head'

The majority of those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder are women but still so few people understand what it is. Sarah Graham reports<p>Mental health has never been so high on the agenda. Both Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband have made it a key part of their election campaigns, and we're …

Mental Health

Botox Vs Fillers: Here’s everything you need to know

The line between toxins (including Botox) and fillers can sometimes seem blurred, so we’ve spoken to two experts to find out exactly how they differ, …

How To: Make Your Own Soap

Making your own handmade soap sounds daunting and intimidating at first. I had no idea it was even possible before stumbling across a book on making gift baskets at my local half-priced bookstore. In the book was a bath and body basket that included handmade soap, and my brain perked up and said, …

The Mechanics of Consciousness and Intention

<i>Brandon West, Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><b>Editor’s Note:</b> This is part I of <i>Personal Transformation through the Cultivation of One Practice,</i> by Brandon West.<p>…

How to Better Retain Information from Books, Articles, and More

Although we can learn a lot of great information from books, articles, interviews, and conversations, we naturally forget a lot of it. Create a …

Don’t use “thought” verbs

I love Chuck Palahniuk’s advice to writers:From this point forward – at least for the next half year – you may not use “thought” verbs. These …

Resolve to Write More This Year: 5 Important Articles About Writing

For a long time I was an “aspiring” writer. Which means I didn’t write much. Sure, I aspired as hard as I could, and yet my quill produced nary a …

Writing

Fake 8 Hours Of Sleep In 8 Minutes

No one will be able to tell the difference—promise!<p><i>This article was written by Gyan Yankovich and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.</i><p>We've all been there: You've stayed up way too late working, partying, binge-watching—basically, anything other than sleeping—only to wake with a face that …

Skin Care

Thoughts Are Not Facts

<b>Click the infographic to enlarge it or click here.</b><p><b>Above excerpt from Uncovering Happiness by Elisha Goldstein.</b><p>So you’re waiting in the hallway with …

Mindfulness

How to Use Mindfulness to Work With Negative Emotions - Mrs. Mindfulness

There are moments in life that are hard, painful, scary and difficult to endure. There are times when we feel anger, anxiety, grief, embarrassment, …

The Myths of Meditation | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When we look at the peaceful monks sitting in meditation we likely have some interesting opinions about what it is that they are actually doing. We …

Meditation

The Guest House: A Poem - Mrs. Mindfulness

This poem by Rumi would have to be one of the most frequently recited poems in mindfulness retreats and courses around the world. I love all of his …

Mindfulness

Yes, You Might Be a Flake

... and the cost to your friendships may be higher than you think.<p>We've all had at least one "flaky" friend who can't be counted on for anything. She …

The Most Powerful Law of Attraction

<i>"An elusive, enigmatic aura will make people want to know more, drawing them into your circle...The moment people feel they know what to expect from</i> …

I Had to Move Back In With My Parents As a Single Mom At Age 30

I never expected to live with my parents at age 30 with my 4-year-old daughter in tow, but we had nowhere else to go after my boyfriend dumped me.After clearing customs on the way back to America from my volunteer trip to Haiti, I called him. “This isn’t working out,” he said. “I had your stuff …

"The Harm In Asking" - A Hilarious New Book By Sara Barron

Sara Barron was one wild kid, and in her new book <i>The Harm In Asking: My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race</i>, you get an intimate look at her …