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How to be perfectly unhappy

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 101 Things to Be Thankful for That You Take for Granted [You] only miss the sun when it starts to snow. Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low. Only hate the road when you’re missing home. Only know you love her when you let her go.” Look: We all take things for granted. …and when this happens, we stop appreciating how valuable and important these things really are. What’s more, we usually, don’t realize that we had these things, until they’re gone… and it’s too late or too difficult to get them back. But here’s the thing: If you’re able to appreciate them before they’re gone, not only will they become more valuable to you, …but you’ll also be more conscious of them and will fight to hold onto them. So… to help you take stock of what’s truly important in your life, I put together this list of 101 things to be thankful for. PS: The list below is not little, insignificant things… things like “finding $5.00 in your pocket”, “the snooze button” or “getting a front row parking spot.” Be Thankful for What You Have (12 Things) 101. Life. 100.

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.

About francais & italiano Our vision is of a future where the wellbeing of people and communities improves year on year and wellbeing inequalities are reduced.We believe that improving wellbeing should be the ultimate objective of policy and community action.Our mission is to develop and share robust, accessible and useful evidence that governments, businesses, communities and people can use to improve wellbeing across the UK.Our approach is independent, evidence based, collaborative, practical, open and iterative. → What’s happening now? → What can I do? About the Centre The Prime Minister has announced that, together with the Economic and Social Research Council and Public Health England , the government is funding a What Works centre dedicated to understanding what national and local governments, along with voluntary and business partners, can do to increase wellbeing. The Centre has commissioned a research synthesis of what works, and secondary data analysis, initially in three areas: The team

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.

How to Begin Each Day: A Recipe for Unshakable Sanity and Inner Peace from Marcus Aurelius “Take everything that’s bright and beautiful in you and introduce it to the shadow side of yourself,” the wise and wonderful Parker Palmer counseled the young in his superb Naropa Unviersity commencement address. Only by accepting our own interior contradictions and dualities, he argued, are we liberated to put the shadow’s power in service of the good in the exterior world. This seems like a particularly timely message, urgently needed in a culture intolerant of duality, where we hasten to polarize everything into good and bad, unfailingly placing ourselves in the former category and the Other — whether their otherness is manifested in race, gender, orientation, or sports team preference — in the latter. And yet the message is a timeless one, most piercingly articulated two millennia earlier in the writings of Marcus Aurelius — the last of Ancient Rome’s Five Good Emperors and one of the most influential Stoic philosophers.

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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.

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