Michael Townsend Williams

23 Added | 1 Magazine | 94 Following | 13 Followers | @stillworks | Founder Breathe Sync for iPhone. Author of Do Breathe: Calm your mind. Find focus. Get stuff done.

How to have a better relationship with technology

Our relationship with technology shows no signs of slowing down. As we continue to intertwine our lives with devices and software, we’re likely to experience increasing benefits and efficiency: things that make our existence easier, better.<p>It's an appealing idea – but there's a counter view. Look …

Fresh air for sale

It started as a joke, but now people spend a fortune on bottled fresh air. Alex Moshakis reveals how global pollution is fuelling this fad<p>One day in early 2015, Moses Lam and Troy Paquette filled a Ziploc bag with fresh air and posted it to eBay. The bag sold at the asking price – 99 Canadian …

Breathe

Michael Townsend Williams on how we can breathe ourselves better.<p>When you arise in the morning think what a precious privilege it is to be alive; to …

The Dash | Wireless Smart Earphones

The Dash is the name given to the world´s first wireless smart in ear-headphones. The sleek earphones can be paired with a smartphone or mp3 player, …

Headphones

Study: Meditation and yoga dramatically cut our need for health care services

Living a healthier life doesn’t have to be hard. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which found that using relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga can reduce the number of hospital visits you might need.<p>The explanation is simple. Though stress-related illnesses won’t usually kill you …

Physiology

9 Ways to Make Your Day More Successful Before 9 A.M.

How you start your day can very much determine how the rest of it will go. Many successful people and entrepreneurs have various morning hacks to …

John Lennon’s Impassioned Letters on the Value of Meditation

“I suggest you try transcendental meditation through which all things are possible.”<p>In February of 1968, a year and a half before their final photo shoot, the Beatles traveled to India in order to meet and study with the famous guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who had pioneered Transcendental …

Meditation

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

How to Stop Checking Your Phone Like an Addict

On December 16, 2013, a Taiwanese tourist was walking along St. Kilda pier in Melbourne, Australia. The pier offers a beautiful scenic view of the …

Gorgeous Landscapes Reveal the Idyllic Tranquility of Japan

Photographer Hidenobu Suzuki has captured the idyllic landscapes of Japan in a remarkably tranquil light. Between the quiet foggy rivers, peaceful rice fields, and twilight at Mt. Fuji, there's something for everyone who's looking for a visually relaxing utopia. "My photographs are like Japanese …

Do Lectures

Our Talks<p>"I've never been to a place with so many people that thought way outside the box with such contagious passion. I'll be back."<p>Ben Masters<p>It …

Design rules, OK.

The making of a stress killer app.<p>The classic designer Dieter Rams created 10 design commandments. They are integral to BreatheSync and guide us …

Yoga Poses, Classes, Meditation, and Life - On and Off the Mat - Namaste

Even better news for tired yogis: It doesn’t require much effort.<p>If you want to reach your full potential, Baron Baptiste suggests starting with …

Film Explores Why People Do Yoga

0<p>SHARES<p>People begin practicing yoga for a lot of reasons, ranging from fitness to stress relief. In Why We Breathe, a new documentary by Jonathan …

Yoga

Yoga Poses, Classes, Meditation, and Life - On and Off the Mat - Namaste

If you want to reach your full potential, Baron Baptiste suggests starting with self-inquiry.<p>Do you feel stuck? In part 4 of this kriya yoga series, …

Yoga

Headspace

The Great Escape

You and I, independent professional, solopreneur, freelancer – whatever you choose to call yourself, belong to the “free agent nation” popularized …

Tulipwatch: Welcome to April

Posted on April 02, 2013 by John Willshire<p>Tulipwatch continues in earnest; as you'll remember from this last entry in the Artefact diary, the basic …

Help Me Stay Sane During A Period Of Joblessness

Keeping a Journal Makes You a Better Writer

Posted by Melissa Donovan on April 12, 2016 ·<p>Keeping a journal makes you a better writer.<p>The more you write, the better your writing becomes. That’s …