Sylvia Lawrence

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40 Quotes that Will Quiet Your Mind

<i>Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be</i> …

Google+ can now make your videos look better with just one click

If you’re one of those people that upload a lot of videos to Google+, you’ll be pleased to know that Google just rolled out a feature that will probably make your life a lot easier. Gone are the days of having to enhance videos on your own, as Google+ now does all of the work for you with just one …

How to Stop Fearing the Worst & Worrying About "What Ifs"

<b>“Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.”</b> <b>~Charles H. Spurgeon</b><p>There’s nothing like a real health …

50 Happiness Quotes to Change the Way You Think

<i>“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”<br>―Abraham Lincoln</i><p>It usually isn’t what you have, where you are, or what you’ve been …

Self-Esteem-Building Advice from Iyanla Vanzant: 'Put Yourself First' (VIDEO)

Are you the "strong" one in your life? Do you put others before yourself?<p>Relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant says it's not necessarily a good thing to put yourself last. In this clip from an episode of "Oprah's Lifeclass," Iyanla says it's not selfish to put yourself first -- it's self-<i>full</i>.<p>"You are …

What is Karma?

<b>Welcome to Part 7 of The Seeker’s Story, where Namit continues his exploration into yoga philosophy and discusses one of the central ideas of yoga –</b> …

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Naturist hotel wins right to serve alcohol despite residents' concerns

A naturist hotel and spa is to be allowed to serve its guests alcohol despite worries from some local residents and politicians that such a move would lead to inappropriate behaviour and unfortunate public displays of nudity.<p>Some people who live near the Clover Spa and Hotel – which challenges …

The more you use Facebook, the more miserable you get, study finds

and<p>Many couldn’t imagine a life without it, but as well as keeping us all connected, Facebook may actually be spreading unhappiness through society, …

Yoga and the Art of Accepting Change

Change is profoundly challenging. How many times in your life have you seen change rolling toward you and deemed it unacceptable, not your plan? Found yourself working wildly to prevent or ignore it? Of course, it happened anyway. And how many times have you felt the urge, the deep internal pull, …

The Secret to Sticking with Anything

How many times have you started something new (exercise routine, meditation schedule, writing that book, a new project), got pumped and excited about …

8 Ways to Grow Your Happiness by Letting Go

Happiness in all walks of life is often more about stopping than starting. More about subtracting than adding. More about letting go than holding …

The Four Agreements - A Path to a Peaceful, Fulfilling Life

Anna Hunt, <i>Staff Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>The knowledge of the four agreements comes from The Toltec, who lived thousands of years ago in southern Mexico. …

At Home With the Dalai Lama

<i>Below, a letter to my daughters that first appeared in the September 2013 issue of Shambhala Sun magazine.</i><p>Dear Lina and Kira,<p>You are now sixteen and nineteen years old and starting to chart a course for your own lives. Gone are the days when we had seemingly endless time to just sit and talk. I …

Five Tools to Build an Effective Meditation Practice

Cygnus is quite a unique character, a little deep-sea diver immersed in an aquarium on the set of Gaia's VUmind Meditation Training Program. With the …

Flexible Mind: An Interview with Leo Babauta | Sangha News - San Francisco Zen Center

Leo Babauta, creator of� the acclaimed blog Zen Habits and author of three best-selling books (<i>The Effortless Life</i>, <i>Focus</i>, and <i>The Power of Less</i>),� …

3 Lessons to Help You Find Peace When Fighting a Hard Battle

<b>“He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.” ~Proverb</b><p>August 3, 2001. I still remember it like it was yesterday. It was around …

7 Negative People You Need to Ignore

<i>You can’t live a positive life around negative people.</i><p>Sadly, some people are so entrenched in seeing the negative side of things that they leave zero …

The Spiritual Shift -- Do You Feel It?

There's a shift happening in humanity, a shift in consciousness, happening now because it has to happen now. -- Eckhart Tolle<p>There's a spiritual shift going on, and if you haven't felt it yet, you most likely will, unless you don't want to, and if that's the case, you're going to notice a lot of …

Your Purpose in Life: Do You Know What It Is?

<b>Have you discovered your life purpose yet? Are you doing exactly what you feel you should be doing? Or is there some sneaking level of discontent</b> …

The Perils of Busy Life and What to do About it | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?”</i><p>Have you ever felt that you have the compulsion to fill your …

How does meditation actually work?

Neuroscientists are researching centuries-old Buddhist mindfulness techniques and their effects on the brain<p><i>Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.</i><p>This line from Herman Hesse's 1922 novel <i>Siddhartha</i> came …

Is Something the Matter with Metta?

I went on a retreat this weekend, and one of the practices was a metta (loving-kindness) guided meditation. The instructions included repeating …

A Rested Mind Can Improve Your Productivity

Imagine that you’re working late at night on a project due in the morning. Your body is tired and your mind is numb, but this project must get done, …

Clarifying the Meaning of Universal Oneness

James C. Wilhelm, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>I recently wrote an article published by Waking Times that has generated many excellent responses for which I …