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4 Reasons Why You Should Pay Attention to Your Attention

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung I just came back from a holiday (holy-day) with my parents...

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Don’t Chase Your Bliss… LIVE IT

If the little-engine-that-could plugs boldly onwards by repeating: “I think I can, I think I can”, then my inner critic’s engine used an opposite mantra: “Not there yet… not there...

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Stop Dieting

If you are a breathing, functioning human being, you’ve probably realized by now that our senses control us. Perhaps what I am about to reveal is a product of my own bias as a budding art historian, yet I believe that the sense of sight is the most unique in its power over our minds. I recognize that all five senses are equally important and interconnected, becoming the sum of our experiences (merci, Roland Barthes). Yet sight is different in its volatility, for how we perceive something can change depending on its context. Also, no matter how distant or proximate we are from what we are viewing, our other senses instinctively seem to know how to respond to what we see, for our bodies are capable of experiencing physical sensations without direct, tangible contact...

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Life Pro Tip #1: Make Your Mondays Badass

4 months ago I moved to Weston, Connecticut. Your first question is probably ‘What the heck are you doing in Connecticut?‘ And your question is certainly justified. There’s nothing...

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NLP: Neuro Linguistic Programming – Part 1

Intro to NLP According to Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), 10% of the mind is conscious, leaving 90% of the mind to the unconscious. Now what does this mean? The conscious mind is simply what we...

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Food For Thought from Eisenstein: Doing VS “Non-Doing”

This is the first mini-article of an extended series that dives into short but powerful insights from Charles Eisensteins’ latest book, ‘The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is...

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How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day (Even If You’re Single, Heartbroken, and Jaded)

I know how you feel. I’ve been there. Standing in line at the coffee shop, innocently awaiting your beverage, and surrounded by glittery heart confetti, oversized red candy, and plushy toys with...

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The Spiritual Nature of Virtual Reality

There is a new phenomenon from the world of virtual reality (VR) that is unspeakably exciting. It’s called ‘presence’ — the visceral feeling that what you’re seeing is REAL (even though...

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Best of TED Talks: Part 2

The second installment in a series highlighting the most mind-blowing, inspirational and flat-out awesome TED Talks. TED is a conference that allows people to come and share their unique insights on a wide variety of topics, including human consciousness and how the universe works. You will learn something new with every video, guaranteed.

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The Philosophical Morality of the 1%

Peter Singer is arguably one of the most influential philosophers alive today – he has published over one hundred academic articles, dozens of books, and was recently named a “Companion of the Order of Australia,” one of Australia’s highest honors. While Singer has an extensive moral code extending over a vast array of human affairs, I will only focus on one particular aspect of his moral code – charity. Specifically, I will explain his radical claim that we should give to charity until we are "very near the material circumstances of a Bengali refugee..."

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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward – A Discussion on the Future of the World

The following documentary is the most important  film you could possibly watch. It’s massive implications reach across the globe and cannot be denied. It will change the way you view the...

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Why YOU Can Run A Marathon

I never imagined myself running a marathon, a grueling 42.195 meters of putting one feet after the other. Most of all because I never saw myself as the athletic type, let alone one of those superhumans that run a marathon for fun. I played some soccer when I was young, did a few years of judo and a few months of tae-kwando. Then puberty happened and you could find me in the gym a couple times a week. Probably had to do something with the opposite sex. But it never was much really, definitely nothing that even remotely comes close to something as brutal as a marathon...

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The Love Experiment: Conclusions

It’s been 7 days since I started the Love Experiment and all I have to say is wow. Those of you who were also feelin’ the love this week will know what I’m talking about when I say I...

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From Skateboarding

I have a lot of fun playing with my four children, and while skateboarding with one of them recently, I realised there is a lot to be learned from children’s playfulness and activities. In fact,...

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Wake Up and Watch ‘Planetary’ Today on Earth Day – We Are All Connected

We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, a cross...

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The Psychedelic Dialogues: The Only Medicine is Love

The Psychedelic Dialogues is an online video series where people share their experiences involving various psychedelics and plant medicines from around the world. An ongoing media project...

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The Cult of Work You Never Meant to Join

Are our most valuable qualities being exploited at work to form bad habits that — if we don’t change soon — just might kill us?

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10 Reasons Why You Should Think Like an Optimist

Having a cheery disposition can influence more than just your mood. “People who are optimistic are more committed to their goals, are more successful in achieving their goals, are more satisfied...

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Schopenhauer’s Big Mistake: The Pleasure of Ephemeral Satisfaction

This is a response to an article posted earlier this week concerning Arthur Schopenhauer’s dismal theory on the life’s futility. In short, he postulated that man is in constant struggle to...