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5 Ways To Inspire Others

As a trainer, a big part of my job is to motivate and inspire my clients. It’s my job to help them reach their goals and transform their lives. Over …

Motivation

A Letter from Your Future Self

<b>“The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now.” ~Robert G. Ingersoll</b><p>Dear Past Me,<p>Remember that day when you thought all was lost? When …

Positive Thinking

'He's a ham': Panda caught on camera playing in the snow

At least someone is enjoying the snow!<p>The Toronto Zoo closed early on Wednesday due to a snowstorm, and while that left several zoo-goers disappointed to be heading home early, 5-year-old giant panda Da Mao thought it called for a party.<p>A security camera in his enclosure caught the playful panda …

Snowstorms

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

5 Poses to Heal Emotional Pain and Calm the Mind

Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years to strengthen and unite the mind, body and soul. When the mind and soul become out of balance, the …

Meditation 101: The Neuroscience of Why Meditation Works

As yogis have known for centuries and scientists can now prove, the benefits of meditation are profound.<p>Meditation is perhaps the most crucial instrument to harness the power of thought, cultivate more peace, clarity and happiness.<p>Learning to train the brain and focus our attention is crucial to …

Meditation

150-4 Little Red Riding Slippers pattern by DROPS design

DROPS 150-4<br>DROPS design: Pattern no ee-479<p>Yarn group E<p>Size:<br>US: 5/6½ - 7½/8½ - 9/10<br>EU: 35/37 - 38/39 – 40/42<br>Foot length: 22-24-26 cm / 8 3/4”-9½“-10 …

Mulled Wine Mitts pattern by Glenna C.

Craft<p>Knitting<p>Published<p>December 2009<p>Suggested yarn<p>Yardage<p>150 yards (137 m)<p>Sizes available<p>one size

Free People Horoscopes By Tracy Allen, Week Of February 17–23

Follow @astrotherapist on Twitter and email tallennyc@gmail.com to schedule a reading over phone or Skype. Available in-person in NYC! $125 for 60 …

The Future of Self-Improvement, Part II: The Dilemma of Coaching Yourself

What separates those who accomplish outstanding feats from those who don’t? According to author and researcher Joshua Foer, it’s the dedication and …

The Future of Self-Improvement, Part I: Grit Is More Important Than Talent

In the late ’60s, Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel performed a now-iconic experiment called the Marshmallow Test, which analyzed the ability of …

Canon Master:: Darren Jew

Using Zen Practices to Increase Your Organization & Productivity

There comes a time in every freelancer’s business that they realize the sad truth–that we spend more time answering emails, talking on the phone, …

Productivity

Budokon Yoga Primary Series By Creator Cameron Shayne.m4v

31 Days To Feeling Physically And Emotionally Lighter

Like most of you, I have attempted to participate in all sorts of 21 day, 3 month, 8 week-long programs in order to lose my muffin top, build muscles, increase memory, detox…you name it. I have never completed a single challenge. I get about half way through and then just get bored or can’t keep up …

Forget All The Reasons Why It Won't Work And Believe The One Reason Why It Will

Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will.<p>If you have a job in the present challenging economic times, you are …

19 Steps To True Happiness That Everyone Is Looking For

Find it difficult to be and stay happy? Here are 20 steps you can take to reach true happiness today.

6 Ways to Find Your Inner Visionary in 2014 | Inc.com

Do you feel like you've lost yourself in your business? What happened to that creative, freedom-loving person who launched that business with such a great vision in mind? She's still in there somewhere, I promise. And this may be a good time to find her. As we bring 2013 to an end, why not do a bit …

Creativity

Connect With Your Core

<b>What is my core?</b><p>The core can be divided in to two groups of muscles, the “inner core” and the “outer core”.<p>The “inner core” is composed of 4 deep …

Free People Horoscopes by Tracy Allen, Week of Febraury 3-February 9

<i>Follow @astrotherapist on Twitter and email tracy@theastrotherapist.com to schedule a reading over phone or Skype. Available in-person in NYC! $125</i> …

90's yoga mix-tape

I've been nostalgic for the 90's lately. Ever since I went to a party back in the fall with a 90's theme and danced my ass off to some bad ass 90's …

Engaged Expansion: Visvamitrasana

As inspiring and lofty as yoga teachings can be, fundamentally yoga is a practical path that is applicable to the here and now. Our pursuit of the …

The Ego and the Universe: Alan Watts on Becoming Who You Really Are

During the 1950s and 1960s, British philosopher and writer <b>Alan Watts</b> began popularizing Eastern philosophy in the West, offering a wholly different perspective on inner wholeness in the age of anxiety and what it really means to live a life of purpose. We owe much of today’s mainstream adoption of …

Year of Horse Brings Action + Change

This Chinese New Year corresponds to Vedic predictions for action and change. Learn how to align your yoga practice and harness the power of the …

Chocolate-Avocado Vegan Cupcakes

Joy Wilson, aka "Joy the Baker", came up with this vegan delight in her new cookbook, <i>Joy the Baker Cookbook</i>. It's such an ingenious recipe that it will even fool the most committed carnivore (<i>me</i>) into believing it includes butter and eggs.<p>Why?<p>"Avocado is like a secret weapon when it comes to …

Avocado Recipes: 5 New Ways to Use Avocado

We can’t think of a reason why you wouldn’t want to chow down on more of these green wonders, especially when they’re more versatile than you may think. The five recipes below will teach you how to work avocados into breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert.<p>For <b>breakfast</b>, try a Mango Surprise …