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Sign up here » Facebook Google or Forgot password? 5-struggles-overly-nice-people-would-understand-so-well?ref=mail&mtype=daily_newsletter&mid=20160822_customized&uid=757365&email=puhnner@hotmail. Being overly nice can be a great thing and a terrible thing.


Although most people admire nice people for their forgiving and loving attitudes, other people will try to take advantage of their kind heartedness. And it isn’t just other people; nice people can also make their own lives difficult. Your Future Self Wants to Know What the Heck You Were Thinking! Autofocus Brain: 5 Tricks To Use Your Brain Like A Camera. Think about the lens of an autofocus camera.

Autofocus Brain: 5 Tricks To Use Your Brain Like A Camera

Regardless of the distance, the focus adjusts itself in milliseconds to bring the object into sharp clarity and perfect focus. Now, imagine if you could learn to use your brain to do that. Imagine if it could focus on various things in matters of milliseconds, seamlessly moving from one thought to another. Cultivating Purpose: Let Go of “Should” and Do What You Love. “Your daily life is your temple and your religion.

Cultivating Purpose: Let Go of “Should” and Do What You Love

When you enter into it take with you your all.” ~Khalil Gibran In my mid twenties I found out I had a mass on my pituitary. I was told it could be cancer, it could be benign, it could be a cyst—we wouldn’t know until my doctor performed a surgery to remove it. This surgery meant I could go blind, be on lifelong hormone replacement therapy, or even die. Bill Hicks with the Good News. Dalai Lama: Stop praying for Paris — humans created this problem and humans must solve it. The Dalai Lama speaks to Larry King on 'Larry King Now' on July 13, 2015.

Dalai Lama: Stop praying for Paris — humans created this problem and humans must solve it

[Ora.TV] The Dalai Lama offered unusually sage advice for dealing with the terrorist attack on Paris on Friday. Don’t pray for Paris — work for peace, he told Deutsche Welle, a German broadcasting company. “We cannot solve this problem only through prayers,” the spiritual leader said. “I am a Buddhist and I believe in praying. How to Kickstart a Healthy Habit When You've Gotten Off Track. “Come, come, whoever you are.

How to Kickstart a Healthy Habit When You've Gotten Off Track

Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. The-daily-chore-that-can-increase-mental-stimulation-and-decrease-anxiety. When done properly, the chore decreased nervousness by 27% and increased mental inspiration by 25%.


Mindful dishwashing can decrease stress and calm the mind, a new study finds. People in the study focused on the smell of the soap, the feel and shape of the dishes to help them enter a mindful state. 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.

Choose Happiness: 5 Ways To Get Out Of a Funk

-John MiltonTweet This 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. The Mindless Pursuit of Mindfulness, or: Why it's Better to Mindfully Pursue Mindlessness.

“When we let things convey unto us, that is true artistic expression.

The Mindless Pursuit of Mindfulness, or: Why it's Better to Mindfully Pursue Mindlessness

But when we try to convey ourselves onto things, that is delusion.” — Dogen Zenji When I was at the beginning of my philosophical journey I went up to my teacher, and asked her the obnoxiously silly question, “What is your spirit animal?” Theconversation. New research in the fields of psychology, education and neuroscience shows teaching meditation in schools is having positive effects on students' well-being, social skills and academic skills.


A recent meta-review of the impact of meditation in schools combined the results from 15 studies and almost 1800 students from Australia, Canada, India, the UK, the US and Taiwan. The research showed meditation is beneficial in most cases and led to three broad outcomes for students: higher well-being, better social skills and greater academic skills. Students who were taught meditation at school reported higher optimism, more positive emotions, stronger self-identity, greater self-acceptance and took better care of their health as well as experiencing reduced anxiety, stress and depression. How To Make Persuasive Eye Contact.

How situations change the type of eye contact people make with each other. Too much eye contact can make other people more resistant to persuasion, a recent study finds. The results fly in the face of the common advice to make strong eye contact with another person when you want to persuade them. People in the study were even less persuaded by eye contact when they held particularly strong opposing views. The findings are published in the journal Psychological Science, and used eye tracking technology to measure where people were looking during persuasion attempts (Chen et al., 2013). Look ’em in the eye…or not? Theconversation. Mindfulness as a psychological aid is very much in fashion. Recent reports on the latest finding suggested that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is as effective as anti-depressants in preventing the relapse of recurrent depression. While the authors of the paper interpreted their results in a slightly less positive light, stating that (contrary to their hypothesis) mindfulness was no more effective than medication, the meaning inferred by many in the media was that mindfulness was superior to medication.

Mindfulness is a technique extracted from Buddhism where one tries to notice present thoughts, feeling and sensations without judgement. The aim is to create a state of “bare awareness”. What was once a tool for spiritual exploration has been turned into a panacea for the modern age — a cure-all for common human problems, from stress, to anxiety, to depression. Mind Your Own Business. Thich Nhat Hanh Shows Us How Eating Mindfully Can Nourish More Than Just Your Body. When we're busy at work, it's easy to quickly scarf down a meal at your desk or skip a healthy lunch altogether. But what does this kind of eating do to our souls and the environment?

Mastering the Mind and Body Through Meditation, Jiu-Jitsu and Ayahuasca with Nicolas Gregoriades. Here's what happiness looks like when you buy it. Don't be that person. "Alan Watts" isn't exactly a household name. Click image to Zoom Recognize this guy? Yeah, neither did I. Watts was a British philosopher. The website dedicated to his memory lists him as "a foremost interpreter of Eastern thought for the West.

" 5 Powerful Exercises to Increase Your Mental Strength  Building mental strength is about regulating your emotions, managing your thoughts, and behaving in a positive manner, despite your circumstances. Mental strength involves more than just willpower; it requires hard work and commitment. Growing stronger requires you to establish healthy habits, while also giving up the unhealthy habits that could hold you back from becoming better. Although it's easier to feel mentally strong when life seems simple -- often, true mental strength becomes most apparent in the midst of adversity. Choosing to build mental muscle is the best way to prepare for life's inevitable obstacles. Many exercises exist that can help you develop mental strength. How to Develop the Situational Awareness of Jason Bourne.

Types of Meditation - An Overview of 22 Techniques. Muse Brain Sensing Headband. Mindfulness exercises - Living Well. Mindfulness exercises allow you to be able to identify, tolerate and reduce difficult, painful and even frightening thoughts, feelings and sensations. Mindfulness gives you back some sense of mastery over our thoughts and feelings. Mindfulness’ “truthiness” problem: Sam Harris, science and the truth about Buddhist tradition. This Simple Exercise Will Pull You Out Of A Sadness Rut. Concept wearable pod offers isolation in a Nutshell. Enlightening stuff. How to Meditate: A Beginner's Guide. Is Consciousness Universal?

For every inside there is an outside, and for every outside there is an inside; though they are different, they go together. —Alan Watts, Man, Nature, and the Nature of Man, 1991. Why Screwing Things Up Is Crucial to Your Well-Being. How to Develop Gratitude for Mindfulness. Letting Go, Trusting, and Allowing Yourself to Be Happy and Free. Let It Be: Using Mindfulness to Overcome Anxiety and Depression. The Difference Between Setting Boundaries and Shutting People Out.