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  • Vast Mind: 3 Ways to Open Beyond the Self-Concern of Our Small Mind

    By Leo Babauta Most of the time, we are caught up in what can be called “small mind”: the small world of self-concern, of wanting to get what we want and avoid what we don’t want. This is the cause of our suffering — always running to distraction, procrastinating, caught up in worries and fears, […] …

  • How to Overcome a Run of Bad Luck & Start Winning Again

    Bad luck can be pretty difficult to cope with, particularly when it seems to be targeting you and no one else. My mother always said that bad luck comes in bouts of three. It does often seem that way, too, [Read More] …

  • Cooking Healthful Joyful Meals with a Picky Family

    By Leo Babauta Shifting from a convenient but unhealthy diet to one of healthful, delicious joy can be a challenge when you’re living alone — but there’s a whole new level of challenge if you are part of a family. The problem: while you might want to change to a new style of eating, picky […] …
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  • 15 Ways to Stop Energy Vampires Draining Your Life Source

    Being an adult sucks — there’s the endless pressure to act like one, the demands of work and personal and interpersonal relationships, and the responsibility to take care of yourself. To survive and thrive we need a hell of a [Read More] …
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  • A Guide to Habit Resilience

    By Leo Babauta I’ve coached thousands of people who want to change habits, in my Sea Change Program, and I’ve found there’s a key difference between those who actually make changes and those who don’t. That key difference is what I like to call “habit resilience.” Habit resilience is the ability to bounce back when […] …

  • A Review of Sounds True (the spiritual store)

    Armed with just a tape recorder and a tiny studio, a woman with a passion for sharing spiritual wisdom decided to follow her dream. In 1985, Tami Simon founded what we know now as a very successful multimedia publishing company [Read More] …

  • Meditating in the Middle of Chaos

    By Leo Babauta The wind and rain were swirling around me powerfully, as I sat in my mom’s tropical flower garden in Guam and meditated. A tropical storm was passing close to Guam, where I’m living at the moment, and I decided to go out into the strong winds and torrential rain to meditate for […] …

  • Why I Hate Running But 10 Reasons I Will Never Stop

    I don’t like running long distances. I started out running cross-country in school at around 11 years old and, after a year or so, I’d had enough. I went on to run the 1500 meters on track, but I only [Read More] …

  • The March Healthy Eating Challenge

    By Leo Babauta There are very few people among us who doesn’t want his or her diet to get healthier. So I’m issuing a challenge for March: the Healthy Eating Challenge! This challenge is meant to be doable and promote small, gradual change … but also help push us a little out of our comfort […] …

  • No Leaders Please – By Charles Bukowski

    This is a wonderful poem by Charles Bukowski. It’s about remaining fluid, creative, independent and present in life. I’ll give you my thoughts below the poem, but first I’ll let you read through and establish your own without my influence. [Read More] …

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