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What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is an ability to consciously be in a particular moment of your life, without judgment or regrets. Imagine that you are aware of what’s going on both with you and around you; you observe reality without “good” or “bad” labels; you live and participate in every moment of your life without being regretful about your past or anxious about the future. Mindfulness techniques teach us how to self-soothe ourselves in a…

Humans are creatures of habit. In The Story of Philosophy, Will Durant explains some of Aristotle’s most memorable thoughts:  “…we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit…”. Even studies like the one conducted by researchers at the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology revealed that 90 percent of what people do every single day follows a routine. So, what do you do with all this information? You use it…

There are many things we do to improve our mental health, to relax and practice calmness and peacefulness. Reading a book, spending time doing something we love to do, those are all valid ways of enriching your soul. However, you will never get more pleasure than when traveling. It seems like it is in our nature to always be on the go and in a hurry, that is why traveling provides a perfect opportunity to…

Most people live such busy and stressful lives; they wake up tired and stressed every single morning. It’s a well-known fact that if you don’t manage stress, it will consume you and leave a mark on your life, relationships, and most importantly, on your well-being. None of this is good for you. Seeing how stress is your biggest enemy and you face it as soon as you open your eyes in the morning, it is…

With hectic days and busy work schedules, stress is becoming an almost inevitable part of our lives. We all have different ways of coping with it, but spending time in nature is inarguably one of the best ways for reintroducing balance into our lives. Let’s take a look at five stress-reducing activities that will get you outside and help you start feeling better.  1. Give yoga a try Yoga is by far one of the…

Procrastination is the easiest thing to do and the most difficult thing to stop. It can sap up your productivity. Procrastinators are not a rare species — they can be found everywhere, even in you and me. It is the somewhat notorious habit of putting off things endlessly. Who amongst us is not guilty of it? Business organizations and their strategic plans can suffer losses because of poorly performing employees. Decision-making and action are prerequisites to…

Your home is your sanctuary. It’s where you and your family can relax and feel comfortable. Your home should be a place of safety and should allow your mind to be at ease. A mindful and relaxing home environment can do wonders for your mental health and can help recharge you for life outside of your sanctuary. However, not everyone feels so relaxed in their home. In order to create a home that feels comfortable, it’s…

The average American spends 93% of their life indoors – according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The National Trust, meanwhile, states that children play outside for just four hours a week. This can have serious consequences for your physical health (since America is currently in the midst of an obesity epidemic). Moreover, it can also take its toll on your mental health. Since spending time in nature wields many benefits, including an ability to battle stress, you may…

When it comes to the balance between men and women, men are still more respected in any profession than women. They are expected to succeed and their actions are rarely questioned as being rash or reckless. On the other hand, it takes women much more effort and time to reach success. There are even those people who still believe that a woman’s only role is to be a mother, and that’s all a woman could…

We have all heard the expression that “Freedom Comes with a Price” and in this last decade of turning my passions into the way I make money in the world, I have learned some huge lessons. I have learned what it means to put my trust and faith into a vision that I whole-heartedly believe in and move towards it despite fear, self-doubt or a lack of clarity or even having the necessary skills on…