7 Daily Habits That Harm Your Brain

By Sinem Günel Your brain is the control center for all activities in your body. It regulates your breathing, heartbeat, and many more vital activities. Yet, most people harm their brains every single day. And most of the time, they’re not even aware of it. In this post, I’m not going to cover obviously brain-damagingContinue reading “7 Daily Habits That Harm Your Brain”

16 Things to Do When You Can’t Stop Beating Yourself Up

By Vicki Botnick, MA, MS, LMFT Many people believe being one’s own private drill sergeant is the best way to be a good person. Countless advertisements and workout videos have taught us that if we berate ourselves enough, we’ll get up off the couch and be more productive. If we break down, overeat, or underperform, manyContinue reading “16 Things to Do When You Can’t Stop Beating Yourself Up”

Rise of the Conqueror Part II (With audio version)

Today I wish to share with you the Buddha’s teachings on desire.Human desires are endless. It is like the thirst of a man who drinks salt water: he gets no satisfaction and his thirst is only increased.So it is with a man who seeks to gratify his desires; he only gains increased dissatisfaction and hisContinue reading “Rise of the Conqueror Part II (With audio version)”

HOW TO LIVE A PEACEFUL LIFE: TIPS FOR SLOWING DOWN & ENJOYING LIFE

Do you ever feel as if life is moving so fast that you don’t have the time to enjoy it? Maybe you’re consumed with family responsibilities and the expectations of others. Maybe you’re buried under work deadlines. Or, maybe you’ve simply forgotten how to slow down and live in the moment. The storm of daily life oftenContinue reading “HOW TO LIVE A PEACEFUL LIFE: TIPS FOR SLOWING DOWN & ENJOYING LIFE”

5 MORNING MINDFULNESS PRACTICES TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE

by BARBARA LEE Mindfulness is not just a buzzword created for yogis and hipsters. It is a form of meditation, a practice used for treating anxiety disorders and depression, a daily exercise grounded in breath. With its foundation in Buddhism, mindfulness focuses on being present in the moment and sitting comfortably with our thoughts, emotions,Continue reading “5 MORNING MINDFULNESS PRACTICES TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE”

The Science of Gratitude

This is an article form Mindful, exploring the power behind gratitude. Taking a moment to be thankful for the good things in life can help you cultivate a healthy work life, manage stress and develop a deeper connection to people, especially in tough situations. Researchers at the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley haveContinue reading “The Science of Gratitude”

To Avoid Bad Habits, Add Some Friction

Rosie Spinks writes about how to create a meaningful life in a chaotic world. Formerly a lifestyle and business reporter. Find me: rojospinks.com @rojospinks. Making something fractionally more difficult has a way of clarifying whether you need to do it. Acouple of months ago, I decided I was going to stop putting my usual half a teaspoonContinue reading “To Avoid Bad Habits, Add Some Friction”

At what age are people usually happiest? New research offers surprising clues (With audio version)

By Clare Mehta an associate Professor of Psychology, Emmanuel College If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what would it be? Would you choose to be nine years old, absolved of life’s most tedious responsibilities, and instead able to spend your days playing with friends and practicing your times tables?Continue reading “At what age are people usually happiest? New research offers surprising clues (With audio version)”

Giving Hope to the Martyr in you

What self-imposed stresses are you dumping on yourself at this moment in time?And maybe more to the point, why are you being a martyr? You may not believe it for now, but you really can limit the negative stresses of life if you would only give yourself a flipping break and listen to the person who knows you best, YOU.Continue reading “Giving Hope to the Martyr in you”

Stoic Mindfulness (With an audio version)

https://www.conquerornutrition.com/ Shared this powerful piece on their website. I had to share it once again. I believe the essay was originally written by Dr. Chuck Chakrapani. It explores the stoicism philosophy which can be of much use in our day to day life. By Dr. Chuck Chakrapani Mindfulness is not a standard Stoic term, butContinue reading “Stoic Mindfulness (With an audio version)”