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Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight. 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person. 2014, motherfuckers.

6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person

Yeah! LET'S DO THIS. "Do what? " you ask. I DON'T KNOW. Feel free to stop reading this if your career is going great, you're thrilled with your life, and you're happy with your relationships. Via Upscalehype.com For the rest of you, I want you to try something: Name five impressive things about yourself. Note: I originally posted this in December of 2012, and to date it has drawn more than 12 million page views and been shared on Facebook nearly half a million times. Life's little instruction book... Existential Bummer.

9 Mind-Bending Epiphanies That Turned My World Upside-Down. By: David Over the years I’ve learned dozens of little tricks and insights for making life more fulfilling.

9 Mind-Bending Epiphanies That Turned My World Upside-Down

They’ve added up to a significant improvement in the ease and quality of my day-to-day life. But the major breakthroughs have come from a handful of insights that completely rocked my world and redefined reality forever. Can We Be Lovers & Not Have Sex? For more: Learning to Make Friends with Ourselves: a Pema Chodron video, on “Maitri.”Maitri: how to be Alone.

Can We Be Lovers & Not Have Sex?

3x5/files/2008/06/worlddomination.pdf. Steal Like An Artist: Austin Kleon at TEDxKC. Clear Is a Colorful, Clutter-Free Way to Manage Your To-Dos on the iPhone. Wow, talk about being cheap.

Clear Is a Colorful, Clutter-Free Way to Manage Your To-Dos on the iPhone

I purchased it because it was only a buck and the concept seemed really appealing. From using it a whole day, I think this is one of the best todo apps I've ever used. No, there's no reminders, and the only alerts I can see are in the form of app icon badges. 10 Unconventional Habits to Live Distraction-Less. Stuff no one told US.. Mindful Indulging: Having What You Want Without Guilt. “You only lose what you cling to.”

Mindful Indulging: Having What You Want Without Guilt

~Buddha I used to cling to my identity as a person who didn’t eat donuts. To me, donuts represent all that is tempting and yet forbidden. Any self-respecting natural health doctor is not supposed to like donuts, right? 6 Powerful Questions That Will Change Your Life Forever. “Information is not knowledge.”

6 Powerful Questions That Will Change Your Life Forever

~Einstein A few years ago I was lost. Frustrated. Scared. Unsure. 50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do. Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life.

50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do

To be self-reliant one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack of all trades. Contrary to what you may have learned in school, a jack of all trades is far more equipped to deal with life than a specialized master of only one. Motivation is a Luxury. My heart sank.

Motivation is a Luxury

I couldn’t believe my alarm was ringing. It can’t be 5am already, it can’t. Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work.

Self-improvement

7 Words For Starting Your Day Off Right. A few months ago, a friend shared their favorite mantra on Facebook and I immediately took it on as my own.

7 Words For Starting Your Day Off Right

The phrase was ‘I am letting go of all resistance’ (FYI those aren’t the 7 words). Resistance being any fear-based emotion, eg. worry, jealousy, hate and fear itself. This worked extremely well for me for a while. Anytime one of those feelings came up, I would step aside for a minute or two, repeat the calming words and visualize a dark slime of negativity seeping out of my body until I was back into a present, conscious and smiley state.

Then I discovered 7 other words that are doubly as awesome. Another friend sent me an email excited about a book he had just read – Yes Man by Danny Wallace — yes, the one the Jim Carrey movie was based on. In reading the description of the book on Amazon, I had an epiphany. The Secret to Life in 2 Words. 36 Essential "Manly" Life Hacks That Every Person Should Know. The Egg. Author's Note: The Egg is also available in the following languages: The Egg By: Andy Weir You were on your way home when you died.

The Egg

It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. And that’s when you met me. “What… what happened?” Nothing is Wrong! You're Just Growing. Or How to Live Life like a Big Wave Surfer. Have you ever noticed how your whole life expands whenever you grow and change in any one area of your life? Choose Happiness: 5 Ways To Get Out Of a Funk. The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. -John MiltonTweet This is a story about how fickle happiness can be, and how to get it back. It’s going to be the most open I’ve ever been online, because I recently realized how beneficial it is to share what’s inside of us, our challenges and insight alike. I hope this piece inspires you to do the same. 4 months ago, I was on top of the world. Life's Instructions.

The Non-Conformist Samurai & A Cage Full Of Monkeys. Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) was a Japanese Buddhist, Kensei*, Rōnin**, and all-round badass. He was a legendary dualist, unrivalled in his skills with a blade, and highly respected by his peers, yet at the same time he was an educated scholar of religion and philosophy. However, most people (myself included until recently) have never heard of him, or his teachings, despite his impressive reputation (I highly recommend reading up on him).

I recently stumbled across a succinct work that Musashi wrote shortly before his death, called the Dokkodo or ‘The Way to be Followed Alone’. It consists of twenty-one precepts aimed at personal development and encapsulates the knowledge he had gained throughout his epic life. I read through them with the intent of broadening my own life philosophies, and discovered a new perspective on a principal frequently discussed around here: seeking an alternative to social norms, or as it appears in the Dokkodo:

Supernormal Stimuli. Marc and Angel Hack Life - Practical Tips for Productive Living. 18 Thought-Provoking Questions. Spoiler Alert: You Do Not Exist. I would like to start this article gently, but the truth is. No matter how I put this, it will seem odd. No matter how I say this, it will rub someone up the wrong way.