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Peter Fearnley

I'm in a band called The Wantley Dragons, which I'm hoping to promote via Pearltrees, but I'm also here to research and share my interests in music, travel and local history - and anything else that takes my fancy.

Painting and Drawing

Art. Visionary Art. Photo. Design. Street art. Ipad art. The Vincent van Gogh Gallery. David Hockney. Google Tips, Tricks & Hacks. Best Sciatica Stretch For Fast Sciatic Nerve Pain Relief. What is Positive Psychology? Learned Optimism: Martin Seligman on Happiness, Depression, and the Meaningful Life. By Maria Popova What 25 years of research reveal about the cognitive skills of happiness and finding life’s greater purpose.

Learned Optimism: Martin Seligman on Happiness, Depression, and the Meaningful Life

“The illiterate of the 21st century,” Alvin Toffler famously said, “will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Our outlook on the world and our daily choices of disposition and behavior are in many ways learned patterns to which Toffler’s insight applies with all the greater urgency — the capacity to “learn, unlearn, and relearn” emotional behaviors and psychological patterns is, indeed, a form of existential literacy. Last week, Oliver Burkeman’s provocatively titled new book, The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, prompted me to revisit an old favorite by Dr. Mindfulness.

School of Life. Psychology. How the brain works. How to Memorize Things Quickly. People like to joke that the only thing you really “learn” in school is how to memorize.

How to Memorize Things Quickly

As it turns out, that’s not even the case for most of us. If you go around the room and ask a handful of people how to memorize things quickly, most of them will probably tell you repetition. That is so far from the truth, it’s running for office. If you want to memorize something quickly and thoroughly, repetition won’t cut it; however, recalling something will. The problem is that recalling something requires learning, and we all learn in different ways. Before we start, you need to establish something: are you an auditory, visual, or experiential learner?

Step 1: Preparation To optimize your memorization session, pay close attention to which environment you choose. How to Study Less by Learning Things Once. How to Lucid Dream: 15 Steps. Featured Article.

How to Lucid Dream: 15 Steps

Lucid Dreaming Techniques: A Guide To Lucid Dream Induction. Here are my top lucid dreaming techniques for beginners.

Lucid Dreaming Techniques: A Guide To Lucid Dream Induction

They range from simple memory exercises (like Reality Checks and Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreams) to specialized meditation (like Wake Induced Lucid Dreams). Lucid Dreaming Tutorials. How to Hallucinate...without drugs.

The Wantley Dragons

Guitar stuff. Music Videos and Performances. Music Generators. Learn and create. Download. Streaming. Music Recording. Listen to Wikipedia. The Beatles. Music History Calendar. UK Music Charts. Years Charts with YouTube Links. 1970s in music. Music-Map - The tourist map of music. The most important 6 seconds in musical history. & Here's Some Awesome. Humans of New York. L. Nimoy Tribute. PHILOSOPHY - Aristotle.

PHILOSOPHY - Augustine. EASTERN PHILOSOPHY - Confucius. Kierkegaard on Our Greatest Source of Unhappiness. By Maria Popova Hope, memory, and how our chronic compulsion to flee from our own lives robs us of living.

Kierkegaard on Our Greatest Source of Unhappiness

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,” Annie Dillard memorably wrote in reflecting on why presence matters more than productivity. “On how one orients himself to the moment depends the failure or fruitfulness of it,” Henry Miller asserted in his beautiful meditation on the art of living.

And yet we spend our lives fleeing from the present moment, constantly occupying ourselves with overplanning the future or recoiling with anxiety over its impermanence, thus invariably robbing ourselves of the vibrancy of aliveness. Kierkegaard, who was only thirty at the time, begins with an observation all the timelier today, amidst our culture of busy-as-a-badge-of-honor: Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy — to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work.

The unhappy one is absent. Consider first the hoping individual. POLITICAL THEORY - Marx. PHILOSOPHY - Plato. Maya Angelou on Identity and the Meaning of Life. By Maria Popova “Life loves the liver of it.

Maya Angelou on Identity and the Meaning of Life

You must live and life will be good to you.” The light of the world has grown a little dimmer with the loss of the phenomenal Maya Angelou, but her legacy endures as a luminous beacon of strength, courage, and spiritual beauty. Angelou’s timeless wisdom shines with unparalleled light in a 1977 interview by journalist Judith Rich, found in Conversations with Maya Angelou (public library) — the same magnificent tome that gave us the beloved author’s conversation with Bill Moyers on freedom — in which Angelou explores issues of identity and the meaning of life. Reflecting on her life, Angelou — who rose to cultural prominence through the sheer tenacity of her character and talent, despite being born into a tumultuous working-class family, abandoned by her father at the age of three, and raped at the age of eight — tells Rich: I’ve been very fortunate… I seem to have a kind of blinkers. The kindnesses … I never forget them. Donating = Loving.

World Map. JPN. Japonés. Ancient Greece sites.


Travel. 50 things you (probably) didn't know about the Pennine Way. Britain’s very first National Trail celebrates its 50th birthday tomorrow.

50 things you (probably) didn't know about the Pennine Way

Here’s everything you need to know about this pioneering path… The history 1. You knew that the Pennine Way was Britain’s first National Trail - but were you aware that there are now 15 trails across England and Wales, amounting to around 4,000 kilometres of walking in total? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Fun facts 11. Maya Angelou Recites Her Poem “Phenomenal Woman” 'Howl' by Allen Ginsberg (with subtitles) - HQ.

Bible stuff

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY - The Buddha. PBS Videos. TED Talks I like.