I am in Guatemala for a couple of months. First stop is the UNESCO world heritage site of Antigua. A beautiful Spanish colonial city surrounded by volcanos. Beautiful weather and lots to see. I work to travel.
Practicing Quiet In A Loud World
Does your life seem to be caught up in the fast lane? Always rushing from place to place with a thousand different thoughts racing through your head? Do you use retail therapy as a temporary fix for boredom, loneliness and self doubt? All you want is some peace within.
You know that you need to slow down. But how? A lot of people feel the same way. Just at the Number 1 best seller in meditation on Amazon: Adult coloring books
“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
What is mindfulness? It is defined as:
a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations
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Do you want to be more mindful? It’s one thing to say “be more mindful” and then another to actually implement strategies to do so all day, every day. And these 15 things are fantastic and concrete ways to work more mindfulness into your everyday life. via Ideapod
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“Change The Code. Change Your Life.”
So often we live our lives drifting, getting by, trying to find comfort and pleasure, doing what we need to do, doing things out of habit, getting lost in the busywork, going through the motions, getting caught up in our thoughts, getting lost in distractions, trying to stick to something but then reverting to habitual … Continue reading Live With Purpose
"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - the breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." -Marcus Aurelius
Minimalists realize that the years we spend working, saving, paying a mortgage and needlessly accumulating a mass of ‘stuff’ don’t actually equate to happiness. They believe that our possessions only serve to distract us from what’s really important – living a full, meaningful and joyous life.
Today the average US person has as much individual space in their home as an entire 1950s family shared. Naturally, you would think these bigger houses could cope with all our material possessions but, scarily, there are now more self-storage facilities in America than McDonald’s restaurants!
At the same time, research says that Americans are more depressed now than they have been in decades.
Clearly, material goods don’t build happiness…so maybe minimalism is the way to go!
Why not check out these 31 ways to declutter your home and life…
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It would be wonderful if teams didn’t cheat and refs always got the calls right. It’d be wonderful if people in the media knew what they were talking about and didn’t stake out positions just to be controversial or contrarian. It’d be wonderful if other politicians operated in good faith and put country above partisanship. … Continue reading All You Control is How You Play
What would it take to get your life decluttered and organized?
That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts and spurts, using a handful of easy-to-follow rules.
I want to share a few ideas for rules to help you get decluttered and organized.
I am still a work in progress. I still need to do some decluttering as I feel that I have too much stuff. But I am working on it.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, I’m here to testify that it’s not impossible, and it just takes some small steps that add up over time.
Here are the rules I suggest — though I don’t suggest adopting them all, and especially not all at once. Try out a few of them, see how they work for you, then try a few others.
- Get yourself organized at the…
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These simple words can help you through life's difficult situations. This will require a complete change in your mindset and the way you approach life. The approach is based in the philosophy of Stoicism. The single most important practice in Stoic philosophy is differentiating between what we can change and what we can’t. What we … Continue reading These Simple Words