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Ah, inner rage. It feels cathartic for a little while, especially when you're making complex but incredibly insightful points with lots of subpoints and bullets and footnotes. But after a while, the process blackens the mind. What would happen if you dealt with your anger beyond the silent borders of your brain? This doesn't necessarily require a confrontation with the object of your fury. It means figuring out why you're so angry with her (or him) and why you feel you can't bring it up. How to Do What You Love - Leigh Newman How to Do What You Love - Leigh Newman
Dreams you can never give up on Never give up on the dream of finding someone who fits your personality. Take the little things in your life and make it a big part of your existenceShorten the length of your stay or replace the destination to make that life-changing tripDreams are also part reality, and reality gives you plenty of chances to rise to the occasion (Oprah.com) -- As life goes on, it may finally dawn on you: You're not going to win the Olympic gold in figure skating or discover a new species of toucan in the Brazilian rainforest. But there are other valid insane dreams, says columnist Leigh Newman, that you absolutely must pursue. 1.The dream of the (tiny little) thing you were meant to do Dreams you can never give up on
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Doing Self Better. ~ Dr. Jeffrey Rubin, Joel Kramer & Dr. Diana Alstad Doing Self Better. ~ Dr. Jeffrey Rubin, Joel Kramer & Dr. Diana Alstad Pitfalls of Unlivable Spiritual Ideals. Eliminating selfish behaviors is an important part of most religious ethics. Many religions assume that when human beings are left to themselves, they will be destructively egotistical—even evil. In the face of this, spiritual and religious teachings traditionally prescribe selflessness. In Ethics for a New Millennium, for example, the Dalai Lama, the spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism, recommends that we put the other first as an antidote to the narcissism that haunts our world.
Laurie Gerber: 5 Blunders That Kill Your Happiness I believe we were meant to be happy. I am also pretty certain it was meant to be a challenge to get and stay happy, or else we'd take it for granted and get bored. So then, life is about the pursuit of happiness. I used to be generally unhappy, and now I am generally happy, so I feel obliged to teach you about some blunders you can avoid in your happiness pursuits! 5 Blunders That Kill Your Happiness: Loading Slideshow Laurie Gerber: 5 Blunders That Kill Your Happiness
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.: You Are (Probably) Wrong About You If you want to be more successful -- at anything -- than you are right now, you need to know yourself and your skills. And when you fall short of your goals, you need to know why. This should be no problem; after all, who knows you better than you do? And yet your own ratings of your personality traits -- for instance, how open-minded, conscientious, or impulsive you are -- correlate with the impressions of other people (who know you well) at around .40. In other words, how you see yourself and how other people see you are only very modestly correlated. Who's right? Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.: You Are (Probably) Wrong About You
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Intention, Attention and Manifestation The association of a particular sense object over and over again creates a sense of craving for it. If you are used to drinking coffee every morning, then even though you are not born with a coffee fervor you have begun a habit within you that has created a craving. How did it all start? The habit of drinking coffee didn't happen in one day! Addiction starts with a repeated experience of a particular object. It becomes a habit -- and the nature of habit is that it does not give you joy. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Intention, Attention and Manifestation
Gretchen Rubin: To Be Happier, Write Your Own Set of Personal Commandments One of the most challenging -- and most helpful and fun -- tasks that I've done as part of my Happiness Project is to write my 12 Personal Commandments. These aren't specific resolutions, like make my bed, but the overarching principles by which I try to live my life. It took me several months to come up with this list, and it has been very useful for me to have them identified clearly in my mind. It's a creative way of distilling core values. To get you started as you think about your own commandments, here are my 12 Commandments: 1. Gretchen Rubin: To Be Happier, Write Your Own Set of Personal Commandments
According to this article in the New York Times this week, "How 1-Minute Intervals Can Improve Your Health," high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has significant physiological benefits. HIIT is an approach to exercise that involves alternating short, intense bursts of exercise with equally short rest periods -- for example, one minute on and one minute off -- for a total of about 20 minutes. Although athletes have been using HIIT to boost speed and endurance, according to new research, HIIT has other benefits, too. These include the improvement of blood sugar regulation and insulin sensitivity, improvement in the functioning of the blood vessels and heart, lowering the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and the "creation of far more cellular proteins involved in energy production and oxygen." The most attractive thing about HIIT, however, has to do with its user-friendliness. Martin Boroson: High-Intensity Interval Training for the Mind Martin Boroson: High-Intensity Interval Training for the Mind
Never give up on the dream of finding someone who fits your personality. Take the little things in your life and make it a big part of your existenceShorten the length of your stay or replace the destination to make that life-changing tripDreams are also part reality, and reality gives you plenty of chances to rise to the occasion (Oprah.com) -- As life goes on, it may finally dawn on you: You're not going to win the Olympic gold in figure skating or discover a new species of toucan in the Brazilian rainforest. But there are other valid insane dreams, says columnist Leigh Newman, that you absolutely must pursue. Dreams you can never give up on Dreams you can never give up on
31 Life Lessons in 31 Years Photo by Simon Pais & Vero Monaco {*style:<i>“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. 31 Life Lessons in 31 Years
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A friend asked me what I had learned over 94 years of intense living. What a question! Since I will be 94 on Feb. 21, she thought it was time I gave the idea some attention. Actually, the only thing I can say I've learned is: "No experience is wasted." And that has become my mantra. Rhoda P. Curtis: What We Learn as We Age
"You're such a complicated person." "This is a complex deal." "It's complicated. You wouldn't understand." In our speed-and-greed anti-culture, the words complex and complicated, and the nuances and layers the words evoke, have reached a kind of cult status. Arthur Rosenfeld: The Simple Life
Levi Ben-Shmuel: Growth and Comfort: How Uncomfortable Are You Willing to Be? While watching Roger Federer lose his recent Australian Open semifinal to Raphael Nadal, I was struck by his seeming unwillingness to play the obvious strategy to have the best chance at winning. (The current world number one, Novak Djokovic, showed Federer and the world a successful way to do it last year.) After the match was over, I thought about how Roger played it. Did he feel by not playing his usual game, there was no joy in playing? Or, was he unwilling to consistently leave his comfort zone, to go into uncharted territory, and perhaps find victory there?
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.: See Beings Not Bodies What happens when you look at someone? The Practice: See beings, not bodies. Why? When we encounter someone, usually the mind automatically slots the person into a category: man, woman, your friend Tom, the kid next door, etc. Watch this happen in your own mind as you meet or talk with a co-worker, salesclerk or family member.
I've always been fascinated by the slogan of the United Negro College Fund: "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." While they are speaking of an education in the academic sense, I'd like to give this saying a more literal application. Our minds are the most amazing part of ourselves. We often think of ourselves as our physical bodies. But since our bodies are physical in nature and will one day decompose, it's not fair to call ourselves our bodies. Yes, your mind is the one unique thing that distinguishes you as individual, and your mind is the ultimate connection to the universe. Aaron Anson: Minding Your Own Life
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