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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

One Question That Could Change Your Life for the Better

<b>“If it’s still in your mind, it is worth taking the risk.” ~ Paulo Coelho</b><p>I felt stuck. Why could I never achieve anything? Why could I never do …

10 Most Influential Books for Personal Growth

By: Amanda Froelich,<p>A means of expression one’s personal experience, scientific revelations, or new way of thought, books are extraordinary tools to …

The Silence of the Mind – Living in the Moment

Ilie Cioara describes the practice of “Self-knowing” using all-encompassing Attention.

Mind

3 Obstacles to Living in the Now (and How to Get Blissfully Present Again)

<b>“Never underestimate the desire to bolt.” ~ Pema Chodron</b><p>I have been trying this present moment awareness thing for a while now, about two years, and …

7 Ways to Let Go and Watch Your Life Flourish

<i>By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.</i> -Lao Tzu<p>So …

Happiness

10 Surprising Facts About How Our Brains Work

One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains work and how they actually do.<p>On many occasions I find myself …

This Practice May Boost Intelligence And Lower Stress By Re-Wiring Your Brain

Meditation and mindfulness aren't just buzz words. A growing body of scientific research shows that the simple act of sitting still in thought confers long-term health benefits -- and even changes in brain function.<p>What exactly have scientists discovered? Here are eight scientifically backed …