12 Things Happy People Do Differently post written by: Marc Chernoff Email by Jacob Sokol of Sensophy “I’d always believed that a life of quality, enjoyment, and wisdom were my human birthright and would be automatically bestowed upon me as time passed. Studies conducted by positivity psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky point to 12 things happy people do differently to increase their levels of happiness. I want to honor and discuss each of these 12 points, because no matter what part of life’s path we’re currently traveling on, these ‘happiness habits’ will always be applicable. Express gratitude. – When you appreciate what you have, what you have appreciates in value. Jacob Sokol is committed to living an extraordinary life. Photo by: Aurelio Asiain If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)...
The Death Delusion Are You Highly Sensitive? Read This As a highly sensitive person, I've always experienced life differently than most of those around me. Being designed this way kept me awake, so when I slipped off and started to do what everyone else was doing, choosing a stressful corporate job, taking care of everyone else before myself, and not taking care of my body with healthy foods and exercise, I got wake-up calls from all directions. But the biggest thing that was holding me back was that I had no awareness about how to heal my emotions and harness my gifts of empathy, being a visionary, and a deep desire to serve and make a difference in the world. Before I stepped onto my spiritual path of self-knowledge, I lived in a very limiting world in which I was cut off from my potential. I was in codependent relationships that didn't nourish me; I blocked by fears and disconnected from myself and who I really was. As a highly sensitive person, it's important for you to know that your purpose here is deeply important. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
My Review on the Theory of Karma 20 Things To Let Go Of Before The New Year How much stress are you carrying around? Do you feel burdened by life’s circumstances and emotional issues? Becoming more grounded and happy starts with letting go of worry and stress. I learned this in my own journey, through overcoming drug addictions, healing myself from depression, and walking away from a career in corporate to follow my heart and be a successful writer and life coach. In the process, I had to let go of a lot of things to become the person I am today. Physically, spiritually and emotionally, I had to learn how to let go of the person I thought I should be in order to be the person I really wanted to be. Letting go of my worries and stress made a difference for me; of course I still dip in and out of some of my stress jar from time to time, but I’ve found this list a good reminder of what I need to strive for each day in order to reach unlimited happiness. Here are 20 things to let go of in order to reach unlimited happiness. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
art of dharma 4 Steps to Transform Your Morning After some 35 years of daily spiritual practice, if I’ve learned anything at all it’s this: it doesn’t work if you don’t do it. What we seem to need, especially when we’re just beginning, is something simple that we can do anywhere. Here’s my recipe for an easy-peasy morning practice. Choose Your Space Identify a quiet corner in your home. If it is a corner that will let in a slice of sunlight, streetlight, or moonlight, all the better. Stretch Do a couple of minutes of stretching. Finish up with some waist twists, letting your arms swing. Sit With your eyes slightly open, sit on the chair with your back straight, feet flat on the ground, and hands in your lap. Sit like this for a few minutes, or longer if you feel like it. Give Thanks To segue into the rest of the day, it helps to take a moment to identify at least three things you are grateful for. I promise that if you do this practice every day it will change your life.
Blog - Brené Brown 4/14 UPDATE: Congrats to William Chan! We’ll get your poster in the mail ASAP. I started this interview series because I wanted to know more about the people who share their work with the world and inspire me to show up, be seen, and live brave. Gavin Aung Than is one of those people. Meet Gavin! Photo by Morganna Magee Gavin Aung Than is a cartoonist based in Melbourne, Australia and creator of Zen Pencils, a cartoon blog which adapts inspirational quotes into comic stories. Gavin launched Zen Pencils as a desperate, last-ditch attempt to turn his passion for cartooning into a career. Since launching in 2012, Zen Pencils has been featured by The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Slate, Buzzfeed, Gawker, Brain Pickings, Upworthy, Mashable and was named one of the top 100 websites of 2013 by PC Mag. I fell head over heals for Gavin’s CS Lewis comic the minute I saw it (it’s below). I took a chance and emailed Gavin about doing an interview for the blog. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8.