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How to be perfectly unhappy

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The McMindfulness Craze: The Shadow Side of the Mindfulness Revolution (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) In case we had any doubt after watching Anderson Cooper on "60 Minutes," mindfulness is the new yoga - and we are in the midst of a mindfulness revolution. It's been embraced by celebrities, business leaders, politicians and athletes; and recommended by doctors, clergy, psychotherapists and prison wardens. Apps and bestselling books touting the benefits of meditation proliferate. Google "mindfulness" and you'll get over 24 million hits. It's not surprising that with unbridled enthusiasm about mindfulness come exaggerated claims and problems that are eclipsed. Backlash was inevitable. Buddhists have also pushed back, arguing that the mindfulness vogue has divorced meditation from its grounding in traditional Buddhist teachings. But focusing on these problems with the McMindfulness craze obscures a more profound one - meditation neglects meaning. I'm both a psychoanalyst and a long-time student - and now a teacher - of meditation.

Stress Management During Job Search | CAREERwise Education When you're searching for a job, you almost always have other issues begging for your attention. Stress builds up when you don't deal with issues. Keep your job search on track by paying attention to all aspects of your health. Get organized. Source: Creative Job Search, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Get the Free Small Business Divi Layout Pack by Olga Summerhayes Welcome to Day 95 of our Divi 100 Marathon. Keep tuning in for 100 days in a row of awesome Divi resources as we count down to the amazing release of Divi 3.0 on the final day of the series! One of my favorite features in the Divi theme is layouts. Being able to import/export a whole page or just a single module makes a web designer’s job so much easier. In today’s post I am happy to share a layout I created that can be used for a small brick-and-mortar business. A main purpose of a small business website is to provide general information about the business, showing their services, the location and contact details. In this layout, I have included 4 custom pages that can be used for most small business, giving them a good foundation for their online presence. Enjoy! Downloading & Using the Free Small Business Divi Layout Pack by Olga Summerhayes When the portability modal pops up go to the import tab. Step 1: Locate the image file texture.png in your unzipped layout pack’s folder.

LPT: Don't "six months" yourself to death. : LifeProTips 4 Things You Can Do to Cheer Up, According to Neuroscience For everyone, there are times when a dark cloud just seems to be following you around. You may not even even know why. While we don’t mean to minimize the value of medication for those who experience this on a daily basis, UCLA neuroscientist Alex Korb, author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time, has some insights that might just get you back on the sunny side. It’s all got to do with neuroscience. Getting Your Brain’s Attention Your brain has some unhelpful ideas of its own on how to feel good. According to Korb, “Despite their differences, pride, shame, and guilt all activate similar neural circuits, including the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex, amygdala, insula, and the nucleus accumbens. A similar thing may be going if you just can’t seem to stop worrying. So the obvious question is how you can take positive control of this destructive little dance? He-Who-Actually-Must-Be-Named So, okay, you’re still down.

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No Man's Sky Upload Follow me on Twitter! theRadBrad Loading... Working... ► Play all No Man's Sky theRadBrad15 videos328,329 viewsLast updated on Aug 24, 2016 Play all Sign in to YouTube Sign in History Sign in to add this to Watch Later Add to Loading playlists... 5 Steps To A Mindfulness Practice For The Non-Woo Self-care has become a huge buzzword in the wellness industry. Everywhere you turn, you hear about the importance of caring for yourself, taking time out of your day for self-care, and prioritizing self-care over others expectations of you (or your expectations of yourself). With this, you may have heard whispers about the importance of developing a mindset practice, complete with abundant confusion about how kale and affirmations will lead you to having a better outlook on life. Here’s the thing: self-care doesn’t have to be a huge endeavor. It doesn’t even have to be an endeavor, period. The idea is that you need to put your own needs, emotionally, physically, and spirituality, above other BS in life. See how painless and non-woo woo that was? Well, a mindset practice can be explained in exactly the same way: it’s a frequently practiced routine that is centered around creating the frame of mind that you want to cultivate into your life. Step 1: Mindset = Frame of Mind Step 4: Break It Down

In Defense of Being Average There’s this guy. World-renowned billionaire. Tech genius. Inventor and entrepreneur. Athletic and talented and handsome with a jaw so chiseled it looks like Zeus came down from Olympus and carved the fucker himself. This guy’s got a small fleet of sports cars, a few yachts, and when he’s not giving millions of dollars to charities, he’s changing out supermodel girlfriends like other people change their socks. This guy’s smile can melt the damn room. This man is, you guessed it, Bruce Wayne. It’s an interesting facet of human nature that we seem to have a need to come up with these sort of fictional heroes that embody perfection and everything we wish we could be. And today, we have comic book superheroes. I don’t think I’m exactly shaking up the field of psychology by suggesting that, as humans, we have a need to conjure up these heroes to help us cope with our own feelings of powerlessness. Behind the Curve Everything in life is a trade-off. This here is called a bell curve.

Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance - Monash University <p>Unable to play video. Please enable JavaScript or consider upgrading your browser.</p> Captions Settings Dialog Beginning of dialog window. 0:12Skip to 0 minutes and 12 secondsPROFESSOR CRAIG HASSED: Hi, I'm Craig Hassed and this is Richard Chambers. 0:18Skip to 0 minutes and 18 secondsDR. 0:27Skip to 0 minutes and 27 secondsPROFESSOR CRAIG HASSED: So this is an introductory course. 0:49Skip to 0 minutes and 49 secondsDR. 1:07Skip to 1 minute and 7 secondsPROFESSOR CRAIG HASSED: So we'll try and support you through the whole journey.

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How to find your passion 7.6k shares Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Too many of us believe in a magical being called ‘passion’. “If only I could find my passion”, we cry. “Finding my passion would make me happy”. Well, passion is real, and very powerful. Rule 1: Passion comes from success All of our emotions exist for good reason. Imagine you start a dance class. The enemy of passion is frustration. Most people get this backwards. Rule 2: Childhood is where passion goes to die In theory childhood provides a great opportunity to try a bit of everything, find your talents, and with them, your passions. But think for a moment how badly the system is stacked against you. Say you’re one of the lucky ones, and you’re top of your junior math class. And that’s if you’re lucky. In a population of billions, it’s obvious that not everyone can be unusually great at a handful of academic subjects. And so most people grow up without much passion for anything. Rule 3: Passion can be created They created their own passions.

A Non-Conformist's Guide to Success in a Conformist World, Bryan Caplan I've been a non-conformist for as long as I can remember. "All the other kids love sports" never seemed like a good reason why I should feel - or pretend to feel - the same way. "None of the other adults are wearing shorts and flip-flops" never seemed like a good reason why I should make myself uncomfortable. It wasn't mere elitism on my part. "All the other Princeton economists take general equilibrium models seriously" was no more compelling to me than "All the other teens want their own car." Non-conformism at my intensity rarely allows real-world success. Some of it's luck - especially the luck of being in the right place at the right time to meet the right people. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.