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7cups. Skills You Need - Helping You Develop Life Skills. 6 Mind Expanding Movies That Will Make You Question Reality And Life. Some movies are made to touch our heart and soul with an overabundance of sentiment. They make us come in touch with our humanity and empathy. And some films are made to touch our mind, to get our mental cogs working, to awaken and expand our consciousness. They are films that deal with questions that we are all too eager and too afraid to ponder. It is those films that signal our awakening, and that push us into seeing life and our existence differently. 1. What is a dream, and what is reality? 2. “Samsara” is a little documentary film made in 2011, by the same people who had collaborated on two similar in terms of style and theme films in the last decades, “Baraka” and “Chronos”. 3.

“Uncle Boonmee” came out in 2010 and was the first Thai film to win the Palme d’Or. The film was actually the last part of a loosely linked film trilogy, titled “Primitive”, and was mostly focused on a particular area of Thailand. 4. 5. Otherwise known as “acid on film“. 6. Literally, anything. Source: 8 Ways to Stop Over-Thinking and Find Peace in the Present Moment. We all do our best to stay positive, but occasionally we can slip into negative thinking patterns that can wreak havoc on our lives. We might worry about our past mistakes or current stresses, and how these could lead to negative outcomes in the future.

We might obsess about or over-analyze regular experiences and interactions, reading into them things that aren’t actually there. We might find that as soon as one bad thing happens, we associate it with all the other bad things that have happened in our lives and begin to feel miserable. We might feel anxious in the present, having a hard time getting out of our own heads as we worry and obsess about the things that could go wrong. If you find yourself in this place frequently, you are what psychologists call a ruminator, or, an over-thinker, and this way of thinking can be harmful to your health. 1) Accept that You Have a Problem with Over-Thinking. The first step to healing is acknowledging that you have a problem. 3) Breathe More. 4. Resources | Hive - A Network of Global Leaders. Slide Decks The full 500 slide presentation from the January 17-20, 2014 program at the offices in San Francisco.

Download here.Dave Kashen on building an awesome company culture. Download here. Videos from Past Hives Building Your Team Culture – Dave Kashen Mindfulness – Rich Fernandez The Future of Technology – Aaron Frank Creating a Sustainable World in Our Lifetime Keynote at the United Nations for the Nexus Global Youth Summit – July 2013 Bringing Silicon Valley Innovation to Washington D.C. Keynote at the NextGen Government Summit in Washington D.C. – July 2013 The Innovation Age A 245 slide presentation on the past, present, and future of humanity and how well our species has actually done in the last 200 years on key measures like life expectancy, infant mortality, per capita income, and poverty reduction and the great generational opportunity of creating a sustainable world in which every human has access to basic human needs.

All I’ve Learned By 28. Connect. Videos | Hive - A Network of Global Leaders. Ryan Allis. How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Your Art Homework Done. I have written this article for students who are sick of leaving their art projects to the last minute. It is for those who are tired of nagging teachers and parents who glare at them with disappointed eyes. It is for the chronic underperformer: for whom detentions, reprimands, phone calls home, referrals to Dean, quiet chats in the hallway, sticker charts, bribery (rewards from parents for passing), withdrawal of privileges, begging, snide sarcasm and attempts at reason seldom work. It is for those who slide under the radar: who manage to complete things to a satisfactory – but rarely brilliant – standard.

It is for those who avoid homework for as long as possible, only gaining feverish, panic-driven momentum in the days or hours before the project is finally due. The strategies contained within this blog post are practical, straight forward suggestions that have been compiled with the sole purpose of quashing procrastination in a high school Art student. 1. Get a wall planner. 2. 3. 100 Art Therapy Exercises - The Updated and Improved List - Expressive Art Inspirations. (Fritz Perlz - Gestalt Therapist) Here is a popular internet list of art therapy activities originally posted up many years ago by the Nursing School Blog, and as time has gone by over half of the links have become defunct or out of date.

I have researched current links that reflect the inspiring art therapy directives on the internet today, while aiming to keep them as close as possible to the original list. Warmly, Shelley Klammer Emotions Deal with emotions like anger and sadness through these helpful exercises. Draw or paint your emotions. Relaxation Art therapy can be a great way to relax. Paint to music. Happiness Art can not only help you deal with the bad stuff, but also help you appreciate and focus on the good. Collage your vision of a perfect day.Think about what constitutes a perfect day to you and collage it. Portraits Often, a great way to get to know yourself and your relationships with others is through portraits. Create a past, present and future self-portrait.

Trauma and Loss. Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius. Anti Wantrepreneur - Real Advice From Real Entrepreneurs. Converting Wantrepreneurs One at A Time. 80 How-To Sites Worth Bookmarking. Tuts+ Inspiration — Chris Cureton, Brand Consultant & Designer. Top 20 Motivation Hacks – #7. Quick intro: I first intended this Top 20 list to be in a single post, but I decided that breaking them into separate posts would allow me to concentrate on each a little more.

So, I present my list of the Top 20 Motivation Hacks. A number of people have commented that I must be dedicated to achieve some of the goals I’m going for: exercise, frugality, organization, healthy eating, etc. Well, I don’t believe in someone being naturally “dedicated” … it’s all a matter of motivation. You can achieve anything if you motivate yourself enough. Motivation Hack #7: Become aware of your urges to quit, and be prepared for them.

One of the things I discovered as I was quitting smoking was that when I had an urge to smoke a cigarette, I didn’t really think about it. I wasn’t aware of the urge on a conscious level. And so I discovered that one of the most powerful things I could do was to start being more conscious of those urges. The next step is to have a plan for when those urges hit. 30 Tips to Help You Get Your Swagger Back Ploomy - a blog for guys. We’ve all been through it at some point. I’m talking about that rut, funk, spell or period in our lives where we feel like we’ve lost our swagger. There are many reasons why this loss in confidence occurs (I’ll let you fill in the blanks), but when it happens to you, it sucks major. Here are 30 tips to get you out of the doldrums and help you get your swagger back. Photography by Delgoff Some say to get a tattoo, go sky diving, shave your head, change your name, throw out all your clothes, move back to your home town, have a one-night-stand and things of that nature, but I want to focus on less extreme measures and more of the simple things you can do.

If you think about it, when an NBA player is in a slump, they’re always told to get a few easy layups in or to get to the free throw line to get them going. These types of things should be no different for you. Take a Good Hard Look in the Mirror 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Get Your Shit Together 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Master the Art of the To-Do List by Understanding How They Fail. Hi Janet, Thanks for your interesting piece. From a GTD perspective, having a long list isn't necessarily a cause for anxiety—in fact, one of the "promises" of GTD is relief from anxiety by getting all the open loops out of your head. That said, I know many folks for whom the promise is never fulfilled, even with strict adherence to GTD principles and practices. So, in that sense, I think you're on to something.

The most interesting part of the post for me was the statistics. All in all, though, I found that your stats didn't support your conclusion that to-do lists don't work. 78% of items completed within 24 hours of being listed and 59% of all items marked complete sounds pretty successful to me. Best wishes, Tara. 30 Challenges for 30 Days. Did you know that it takes 30 days to form a new habit? The first few days are similar as to how you would imagine the birth of a new river. Full of enthusiasm it gushes forth, only to be met by strong obstacles. The path is not clear yet, and your surroundings don’t agree.

Old habits urge you to stay the same. But you need to stay determined. So, take a moment to reflect on the question ‘Who do I want to be in 5 years?’ Check out this short TED talk first to get inspired: Now pick one or more challenges and stick with them! However, be cautioned, picking too many challenges at the same time can easily result in a failure of all of them. #1 Write a I-Like-This-About-You note/text/email each day for someone (Easy) This is the perfect way to let someone else know you care. . #2 Talk to one stranger each day (Hard) This is a great one to cure approaching anxiety.

. #3 Take one picture each day (Hard) #4 Re-evaluate one long-held belief each day (Intermediate) Do you love yourself? We recommend: