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Seven Ways Not To Be A Resentful, Ungrateful, Entitled Turd

<i>“We always may be what we might have been.” ~ Adelaide Anne Procter</i><p><b>“I spend so much time and energy complaining and blaming – I mean, a lot of time and energy. It’s hard for me to imagine that it’s much fun for others to be around me. If anything does not go my way, I stew about it, find fault,</b> …

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10 Mantras to Adopt to Become Mentally Healthier and More Confident

Have you been feeling torn down recently, questioning your life's purpose or wondering what your next steps should be? Are you feeling disconnected from the world around you because it's easier to hang out on autopilot than it is to truly engage with life? Maybe you know you have a lot to be …

17 Resolutions To Help You Have A Spiritually Renewing 2016

May your year be filled with joy.<p>As the new year dawns, it's time to set some intentions for what you hope to accomplish in the months ahead. Instead of taking on daunting new diets or exercise regimens, start with some resolutions that will nourish your spirit, instead.<p><b>HuffPost Religion</b> …

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The Best Mindfulness Apps Ranked In One Chart

A growing body of research reveals that practising mindfulness offers a number of benefits. With at least 700 mobile apps that claim to help you be …

4 Meditation Techniques for Beginners to Try

<b>If you’re afraid you’ll do it wrong</b>, try guided meditation. This is akin to having a personal trainer at the gym. An instructor talks you through the exercise of clearing and focusing your mind. Find a class at a gym or yoga studio, or listen to sessions—some as brief as five minutes—on apps like …

10 Powerful Habits of Ultra Successful People

This excellent infographic is a brilliant way to get you into the right frame of mind to achieve all the goals you are set to accomplish: It goes …

Self-improvement

9 Mindfulness Rituals to Make Your Day Better

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” <b>– Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monk</b><p>Post written by Leo Babauta.<p>Are you simply moving through your day, without fully …

27 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Eckhart Tolle

Luminita Saviuc, <i>Purpose Fairy</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>I love Eckhart Tolle. I remember reading his book, <i>The Power of Now</i> in 2010 and from that moment on, whenever …

Positive Affirmations: 10 De-Stressing Phrases That Help Put Life Into Perspective (PHOTOS)

One quick, free and practical way to de-stress? Recite an affirmation.<p>It sounds too good (and too simple) to be true, but saying a mantra could set a positive tone for your day <i>and</i> help you return to a sense of balance when things feel a little out of whack.<p>"Research tells us that every thought and …

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

6 Exercises from Positive Psychology to Boost Your Happiness

<b>“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” ~William Penn</b><p>A friend recently asked me, “What’s the …

Mindful Mantras for Teachers

Some days in the classroom are magical -- we are energized, our students are excited, the lesson goes well, we laugh and have fun, students participate and learn and we leave for the day with a sense of accomplishment and purpose.<p>Other days are downright disastrous -- we are tired, students are …

5 DSLR Camera Features All New Photographers Will Want to Master

The incredible assortment of buttons on your camera can be intimidating. We’re not talking about just pro level DSLRs, either; even entry level …

10 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be

1. You ascribe intent.<p>Another driver cut you off. Your friend never texted you back. Your co-worker went to lunch without you. Everyone can find a …

Mindful Living 101

<b>Infographic –</b> Mindfulness is the process of becoming an observer and practicing non-judgmental awareness of the present moment. Here’s a great …

18 Things Everyone Should Start Making Time For Again

1. Writing things by hand. Letters to friends, lists for the store, goals for the week, notes for lovers, thank you cards and memos to coworkers. …

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5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

Aperture Priority vs. Shutter Priority vs. Manual Mode | Which is Best?

You may have heard it from a friend, from a popular photographer on the social media outlet of your choice, or read it on a blog somewhere. Maybe it …

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10 Suggestions On Achieving Your Inner Peace

Inner peace may seem like a mythical peak. Almost unachievable, far away, maybe even unreal for many. In fact, for almost every single one of us. …

Meditation

5 ed tech podcasts you should listen to

Educators facilitate others' learning experiences, but their own learning experiences are far from over. Through podcasts, educators can learn even …

34 Ways to Bust a Bad Mood in 10 Minutes or Less

Bad days happen. A bombed job interview, a broken coffee machine (when you <i>really</i> need coffee), stepping in dog poop on the way to a date—we know, …

Happiness

7 Simple Things We Should All Say Every Day

These phrases are underrated, underused, and so worth saying.<p>There are some things that just don’t get said that should. You don’t have to be the most successful or extraordinary person to say these things, but you’d undoubtedly be better off if you did.<p>To improve your day and maybe brighten …

How to draw… anything

Ever had a day when you want to draw, but don’t know what to draw? You just stare at the blank piece of paper? Well Moose Allain has some great ideas about how you can draw on days when you don’t have an ideas. And it all starts with a random bit of ink splashing...

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7 Reasons We Don't Pursue Our Passions (And How to Move Past Them)

We are all born with little tiny seeds of inspiration inside of us. It's our soul's greatest purpose to nurture these seeds and allow them to blossom, fully sharing their beauty with the world during this lifetime. It's why we all have unique talents, likes, interests, and passion.<p>However, as we …