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How it all started: I'd been living in London when my world turned upside down and I'd had to come home. By the time my plane landed back in Sydney, all I had left was a carry on bag full of clothes and a world of troubles. No one to welcome me back, no place to call home. I was a tourist in my hometown. Standing there in the arrivals terminal, watching other passengers meeting their waiting friends and family, with open arms and smiling faces, hugging and laughing together, I wanted someone out there to be waiting for me.

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The 9 Epiphanies That Shifted My Perspective Forever - Global One TV - StumbleUpon By David Over the years I’ve learned dozens of little tricks and insights for making life more fulfilling. They’ve added up to a significant improvement in the ease and quality of my day-to-day life. But the major breakthroughs have come from a handful of insights that completely rocked my world and redefined reality forever. The world now seems to be a completely different one than the one I lived in about ten years ago, when I started looking into the mechanics of quality of life. It wasn’t the world (and its people) that changed really, it was how I thought of it.

Smile Into Your Organs: “A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks” Charles Gordy I love the idea that smiling is used as a healing and meditation practice by many ancient cultures. Taoists believe that holding a smile on your face and directing it inwards towards your organs and inner body, is the key to good health and longevity. Want to cheer yourself up? go for a walk in a cemetery "There has been very little integrative understanding of how subtle, day-to-day, death awareness might be capable of motivating attitudes and behaviors that can minimize harm to oneself and others, and can promote well-being." The authors pointed to a study by Matthew Gailliot and colleagues in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin in 2008 that tested how just being physically near a cemetery affects how willing people are to help a stranger. "Researchers hypothesized that if the cultural value of helping was made important to people, then the heightened awareness of death would motivate an increase in helping behaviors," Vail says. The researchers observed people who were either passing through a cemetery or were one block away, out of sight of the cemetery.

40 Photo-Illustrated Questions to Refocus Your Mind - StumbleUpon Asking the right questions is the answer… It’s not the answers you get from others that will help you, but the questions you ask of yourself. Here are 40 thought-provoking questions to help you refresh and refocus your thinking: The upside of rejection This morning I was thinking about rejection. On my way to the office I happened to pass by a former building owned by NYNEX. Back in early 1991, just months before I would graduate from college, a number of my classmates were getting jobs at fancy big companies in Boston. Others were going to wall street. I wanted to do something in the computer industry. And I thought I would stay in Boston.

25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes! :: Behind the Scenes :: Infinity vs. DIY Infinity =D :: difference is very subtle - the first fold. The Infinity is folded along the diagonal while the DIY Infinity is folded in half, horizontally. Don't Let Copyright Trolls Steal Our Property Rights! You can read the 6-3 decision here. The MPAA, RIAA, and others might still try to push legislation to reverse this decision -- we'll be sure to let you know if they do. It's unreal. Art Crush: (365) Days of Tumblr by Aaron Christopher Judd - Art Crush By Abby Wilcox 12 Feb 2012 @ 2:57 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art> Every once in a while I stumble across something that pops off the screen, and today I couldn’t help but be mesmerized by (365) days of Tumblr – a Tumblr site by Canadian designer Aaron Christopher Judd. It’s a typography experiment, in which Judd has married a quote with an image, and posted on for every day of the year. The quotes are witty and sharp, and the images compelling. Enjoy our favorites!

» How I Changed My Life, In Four Lines ‘What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.’ ~C. 6 Questions That Will Make You Fee Peaceful and Complete “The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.” ~Swedish Proverb When I was in my mid-twenties an unhealthy relationship with an unhealthy guy sent me packing off to the corner of New Mexico to find myself. In a new age, self-discovery kind of world—a hubbub of a town filled with people in transition—I was graced to meet many powerful healers, gurus, shamans, and teachers. I became a workshop junkie. Essays Featured on The Bob Edwards Show Showing 61 - 70 of 240 essays It's Cool to Be a Mammal Laurie Uttich - Oviedo, Florida As heard on The Bob Edwards Show, December 21, 2012 Laurie Uttich believes in the power of pack animals—mammals who help the other members of the pack in times of great need, such as job loss, illness, and death.

25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions 405 Flares Facebook 137 Twitter 5 Google+ 194 StumbleUpon 1 Pin It Share 68 68 405 Flares × A question that makes you think is worth asking… At the cusp of a new day, week, month, or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story. This process of self reflection helps us maintain a conscious awareness of where we’ve been and where we intend to go. It is pertinent to the organization and preservation of our dreams, goals and desires.

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