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This Is Why I Am Successful – Nicolas Cole. If I could boil down my “recipe for success” to a single sentence, it would be this: I am always willing to sacrifice short term validation for a longer term payoff. The above photo is me walking down the Champs Élyssés in Paris at 26 years old, after spending 3 days in Amsterdam, and 3 days before that in Budapest. I paid for this trip myself. I stayed where I wanted to stay.

I ate what I wanted to eat. I am the founder of a ghostwriting agency for CEOs, serial entrepreneurs, and executives called Digital Press. I share this for no other reason than to express the amount of freedom I have deliberately created for myself, so that I can explain the significant investment that was required in order to get here. For the past however many years, I had no such freedom. Every single day was planned down to the minute. Every single night was spent practicing my craft. Every single weekend was spent practicing my craft. I did not take vacations. I saved. I worked. And it did pay off. It always does. 11 Things Highly Productive People Don't Stress Over.

Wild Woman surging through me. Wild woman surging through me, she tears apart the illusion of the ego driven world. For she, she is a force to be reckoned with! She will take you down in the depths of the earth of your ego mind and show you what has to die – what has to go now in order for you to live in this world anymore. She feels like home in my body. Letting her rip me apart and howl, growl, scream and state her presence in this body of mine. Dancing naked, covered in mud, drum beating hard in hand. Fuck the social niceties and the all the ways we are tamed and trained to give away our power.

Along the journey I realise where I give my power away. She’s out now – there is no putting her back in her cage – she has tasted the freedom and wont be put away again. Ripping through my mind and emotional body the following day the Wild Woman shine’s a big fucking spot light on the areas where I am still sitting in self doubt, allowing my monkey ego mind to run with old beliefs that no longer serve me. BBC World Service - Assignment - Available now. This Is What It's Like Growing Up Surrounded by English Hippies - VICE. Photo of the author This article originally appeared on VICE UK. When your parent wants to find themselves, usually it means you're going on that journey, too. For me, this meant growing up in the town of Glastonbury with my new age mother—a converted hippie who shunned traditional soaps and who thought life was better led barefoot.

My mother was raised in Canada and always found herself in some sort of trouble. After dating a few musicians, dropping out of high school, and working as a roller waitress, she wanted to be somewhere new. That year, she accidentally cut her knee in a cinema aisle and used the small payout to buy a one-way ticket to England. She met my Glaswegian father at a punk poetry open mic night in south London (where else?) After living in London until I was three, my mum wanted to move us to the spiritual countryside that is Glastonbury. The day we arrived, the local newspaper headline was "Know Your Onions.

" NOISEY: What Your Favorite Music Festival Says About You. Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person. Unfiltered Photo Series Shows What 'Progressive Parenting' Looks Like | The Huffington Post. What is the Reggio Emilia Approach? | An Everyday Story. The Reggio Emilia Approach is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education which values the child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge. Every child brings with them deep curiosity and potential and this innate curiosity drives their interest to understand their world and their place within it. The Reggio Emilia Approach originated in the town (and surrounding areas) of Reggio Emilia in Italy out of a movement towards progressive and cooperative early childhood education.

It is unique to Reggio Emilia. It is not a method. There are no international training colleges to train to be a Reggio Emilia teacher. Outside of the town of Reggio Emilia, all schools and preschools (and home schools) are Reggio-inspired, using an adaptation of the approach specific to the needs of their community. This is important, as each student, teacher, parent, community, and town are different. Children are capable of constructing their own learning Share & enjoy. Am I Introverted, or Just Rude? 15 Ways to Tell if Someone is the Right Match for You | eHarmony Advice. The Impostor Syndrome. No Cookies | Daily Telegraph. To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser.

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Think about this if you’re worried that you might never find ’The One’ We came across this provocative, but very interesting and insightful article. Take a look — it might give you some new ideas about one of the most important questions any of us ever has to grapple with. ’...What if you peered into a fortune ball right now — this very second, today — and saw with indisputable clarity that you were never going to meet the love of your life?

That’s a sad thing that I’m asking you to think of, I’m aware. You’ve been hoping to meet “The One“ for a while now — or at least someone half-decent who you can deal with for the rest of your life. I know, I know. Because here’s the thing about finding love — it affects us constantly. So if you knew, with indisputable certainty, that love was never going to be yours, how would you live your life differently? Your first inclination may be to say ”Nothing. " If you knew that love would never be an option for you, what would be? And what about your other relationships — would they suddenly take on more weight? Alain de Botton questions what we think we know about love - ABC Conversations with Richard Fidler. Philosopher Alain de Botton confronts some romantic notions about falling in love and living happily ever after.

Philosopher Alain de Botton wrote his Essays on Love in his early 20s. Now he's returned to the subject, with a novel that challenges many assumptions about falling in love and what comes next. Alain says most 'love stories' are about the start of love and our romantic notions may actually work against the relationship. Further information and listening Listen to Richard's conversation with Alain de Botton from 2014 on our need for news Alain de Botton Hear Richard and Alain de Botton talking in 2012 on atheism and religion: Alain de Botton Listen to Gretel Killeen confide in Richard about her most infuriating love relationship with lawyer Charlie Waterstreet, the inspiration for Rake: Gretel Killeen You can either listen to each Conversations interview by clicking on the audio or you can download each interview as an mp3 by right-clicking on the blue heading above the audio.

The Wizard of Oz as a Parable, by Lillian Firestone | Parabola. The Wizard of Oz (MGM Studios, 1939) What makes the Wizard of Oz an iconic American tale that has entered into the language? Some expressions are so well known they need no further explanation, as for example “You’re not in Kansas anymore”. According to author Steve Adams in his searching new study The Wizard of Oz as a Parable, it is an allegorical tale of the soul’s journey along the spiritual path, which in the story is called “the yellow brick road”.

In Buddhism it’s called “the middle path”. Our recognition of the symbolism, whether conscious or unconscious may point to the reason the story of Oz has been translated into virtually a hundred languages and into plays, movies and various retellings. The following notes are my attempt to sample some of Adam’s ideas – in his own words – as much as possible. Steve Adams, The Wizard of Oz As a Parable Who is Dorothy and what does she represent? Do theosophical ideas underlie the Oz story? …And who or what is Toto? Glinda represents God. Taylor Swift's Fourth of July Instagram feed is ruining friendship for normal people — Quartz. “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun,” National Rifle Association (NRA) executive vice president Wayne LaPierre infamously declared following the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings in 2012.

The vision of armed heroes killing armed villains and preventing loss of life is a staple of the NRA narrative, as well as of Hollywood films. In Dallas, though, it didn’t work that way. Following a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest, at least one sniper opened fire on police. Despite the presence of armed law enforcement, the shooter did great harm before he could be stopped. As of reports this morning, five officers have been killed, seven more were injured, and two civilians were also injured. Gun proponents often point to a handful of incidents in which bystanders with firearms have managed to stop mass shooters.

Sometimes armed bystanders are able to capture a shooter. Moreover, most studies find that more guns make people less safe. SAS documentary gives rare glimpse inside Australia's secretive and elite military unit. Updated Media player: "Space" to play, "M" to mute, "left" and "right" to seek. Video: Documentary gives rare glimpse inside elite SAS (ABC News) An official documentary on Australia's elite Special Air Service regiment will be launched today, offering a rare glimpse inside the secretive military unit. The DVD features interviews with former and serving SAS members giving new insights into their dangerous and clandestine operations. The 11-part series, named The Australian SAS: The Untold History, has been produced by documentary maker Doctor Bruce Horsfield. "I started twenty years ago, lost a few years here and there, after 9/11 it was shelved, and various other interruptions — it doesn't take long to roll the years up, that's for sure," Dr Horsfield said.

In the documentary, current and former SAS soldiers detail their dangerous work and gruelling training. "The sky, the ground, the sky, the ground and you just tumbled. " First posted Updated. IfItWereMyHome.com. FP Holidays Across the Globe: Philadelphia. This is a time for celebration. A time to look back at the year and take stock, to gather together the ones you hold dear to revel in the magic of a season filled with light, love and happiness. Across the globe, everyone has their own festivities and traditions, and this week we’re paying homage to that with party ideas, recipes and DIYs brought straight from the source.

From a low-key gathering with food and a photobooth in Philadelphia, to a modern take on timeless tradition in the UK, each city has it’s own way of ringing in the holidays. Together, we have all the inspiration you need to host a fresh, fun holiday gathering or New Year’s Eve party. This past weekend, our team here in Philadelphia descended upon the Fishtown loft of FPChrissy for a relaxed night filled with incredible food, music, and — of course — a photobooth. Holiday Macrame Backdrop Materials: Wooden dowel (mine was a little less than 5ft.) Rope/twine (I used twelve pieces, each 3 yards long) Scissors Green trimmings. 20-Nothings. Educate Yourself Without School | High Existence. How To Learn On Your Own: Make A Personal Scholar Resource Plan. One of the most challenging and gratifying parts of learning alone is the opportunity to search for and select your own learning material.

Students in traditional classrooms usually don’t get to decide how they are going to master course content. Instructors decide for them in the form of textbook selection, quizzes, tests, group projects, etc. As an independent learner, you can make your study time more effective by using only the learning methods that work for you. A resource plan is a document used to brainstorm the learning material you can use when you begin your studies. This article will show you how to create a resource plan to use in your independent studies. Step 1: Set a Goal The first step to creating a resource plan is to decide on a single goal. Ineffective Goal – Learn HTMLEffective Goal – Create several websites using HTML, referring only minimally to a coding book. Step 2: Collect Materials Books – The written word is still one of the best ways to learn a subject. To All of the Wild Women. Via Antonia Rothschildon May 17, 2015 Can this really be?

For centuries and more they hunted you down, used you and punished you for your beauty, truth and your magical mystery. Suddenly, they seem to simply ask for it. They don’t fear you. They beg and plead for you to help them. They once called you a witch, chained you down, burnt you and tossed you down a cliff to see if you would fly. Now you do and there they are, watching you in awe as you rise like a phoenix from the ashes of their primeval cursed fires. Your body and mind may have died over and over but your spirit persisted and here you are again, blooming, as bright as ever. You have trusted defeat to be the beginning of victory and therefor you have been resilient.

Your strength is unlike many. The memories of your past battles stretching far back in history of mankind are imprinted in your body and today you can honor them. You have made it safely to this point in time and space and here you can finally reside in peace. Why Sex Work Is A Terrible Analogy, And “Pr*stitute” Is A Slur. NB: Throughout this article I have had to use various slurs for clarity’s sake — however, in solidarity with sex workers, the ‘o’ has been asterisked out. It’s tempting to see the terminology we’re raised with as correct, or at least as harmless.

Casual ignorance is for our grandparents, with their stereotypical fondness for out-dated racial slurs. However, individuals who normally err on the side of political correctness seem unaware (and sometimes unconcerned) that the word “pr*stitute” is a slur; that the term perpetuates harmful stereotypes and assumptions; and that, no, “just kidding” doesn’t give you a free pass. Sex workers are people, not the butt of a lazy joke; their labour is as legitimate as yours, and the fact that a marginalised group is still considered fair game for prejudiced flippancy signals just how far we have to go.

When uttered by those who aren’t sex workers, the word “pr*stitute” is a slur. Why The Language We Use Matters: The Problem With ‘Prostitute’ Seduction in Ancient Rome. A look at relationships, seduction, and flirtation then and now, through the lens of one of the most salacious (and hilarious) love books of ancient times Though 21st-century flirting advice can seem plenty risqué, the ancient Ars Amatoria (Art of Love) by Roman poet Ovid is just as bawdy as love advice written today—maybe even more so.

In fact, at times the book reads more like a seduction guide than a dating manual. Men are the primary audience of the Ars Amatoria, and Ovid’s suggestions are helpful for that gender regardless of century: be physically presentable, use flattery, don’t forget her birthday, and don’t ask about her age. For women, Ovid’s advice covers flirting techniques and tips for one’s daily beauty routine, from hairstyles and clothes to make-up and face scrubs, all helpful for his large readership of young women with no access to Vogue. Everyone loves a dancer. Left: Statuette of a Dancer, 300–200 B.C., Greek, made in Taras, South Italy.

Terracotta, 9 1/4 in high. Why Is The Beautiful Female Hourglass Figure Being Attacked? Sister God, by Betsy Cornwell | Parabola Essays. Aldous Huxley on Drugs, Democracy, and Religion. Amazons: Warrior Women of History, Mythology and Fantasy by Howard David Johnson. VICE | Canada | The Definitive Guide to Enlightening Information. The Art of Manliness. Football, Games, Sex, TV, Movies, Film, Music, Sport, Work, Life | Sabotage T... Vocativ - The Global Social News Network. Liberty.Me | Welcome to Liberty.me – Coming Soon. CHAOS BEGETS FREEDOM | Brave The World | bravetheworld.com. PolicyMic. Academic Earth. Quora - Your Best Source for Knowledge. Random, Interesting, Amazing Facts - Fun Quizzes and Trivia | Mental Floss. Instead of TV, you should watch... This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of. The School of Life - Developing Emotional Intelligence.

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