Michael Lechowski

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DropTask Is A Productivity App That Does Away With To-Do Lists

To do or not to do. That is the question for anyone who has a love/hate relationship with productivity apps. I’ve tested out so many different to-do list, mind-mapping, and Getting Things Done (GTD) apps (as well as various pen-and-paper planner hacks) that I sometimes wonder if it’s become just …

The Relationship Between Interior Design, Color and Mood

We at Decoist love a good dose of color. Do you ever notice how a powerful color can change your mood? There are clear relationships between colors …

6 Apps That Fit Charity Into Your Daily Routine

Social Good Apps That Fit Into Your Daily Routine<p>1. Instead<p>2. I Can Go Without<p>3. Charity Miles<p>4. One Today<p>5. Donate a Photo<p>6. Check-in for Good<p>A pen …

101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.

Home Decorating

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How to Meditate Properly: The How, Why, and Om of Meditation

Though the term “meditation” can many different things to different people, they all have one thing in common: looking inside oneself. It requires …

6 Tips to Help You Free Yourself from Your Fearful Thoughts

<b>“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>Here I am, huddled up …

Mindfulness

Meditation For People Who Don't Meditate (A 12-Step Guide)

Congratulations! You want to meditate, but you’re not sure what to do. If you’re one who can’t handle too much esoteric sweetener in your spiritual …

Enjoying Our Passions Instead of Focusing on Status and Approval

<b>“If your number one goal is to make sure that everyone likes and approves of you, then you risk sacrificing your uniqueness, and, therefore, your</b> …

Four Tips To Help Your Meditation Practice Become Daily

Here are four very simple tips for turning your dabbling, on and off, casual, swinging, it-loves-me-it-loves-me-not relationship with meditation into …

Do You Hate Meditating? Try These Activities Instead

Do you want to run wildly from the thought of meditating? Training the mind or inducing a mode of consciousness to realize some benefit can seem …

15 Things You Have to Forget to Get Ahead

<i>“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”<br>―E.E. Cummings</i><p>This morning, after back surgery nearly a year ago, one of my close childhood …

Why Letting Ourselves Be Weak Is Actually the Key to Becoming Strong

<b>“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” ~Criss Jami</b><p>“You have to be …

Positive Thinking

Is Your Mental Diet Bringing You Down?

What we put in our bodies runs deep. Deep into our veins, deep into the cells that make up “us.” This we know. We know that a teaspoon of sugar …

4 Keys to Develop Your Sixth Sense

October 27, 2013<p><i>We each have a sixth sense beyond the physical five, but we need to develop it to be able to use it effectively.</i><p>Develop Your Sixth …

Meditate & Be Happy.

The beauty of meditation is that you can understand your own reality, and if you understand your own problems in this way, you can understand all …

100 Breaths Meditation for Concentration and Well-Being

Steven Handel, <i>The Emotion Machine</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>This exercise will help increase concentration by using the breath as a focal point for meditation. It …