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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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    Tripping as a Tool for Self-Improvement

    Psychedelics are the chameleons of the drug world—amenable to a variety of uses, dependent on the user’s attitude. The importance of set and setting cannot be overstated. If you use them as...

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    8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

    The ruling elite has created social institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance. Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a...

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    A Short and Sweet Insight About Human Nature

    For some reason or another, I found myself in a funk over the last few days. I was lacking passion and drive. The world wasn't quite as vibrant as it usually appears. Little things were going wrong here and there. I just wasn't happy.To make matters worse, my go-to activities for realigning myself were failing miserably. I went for walks, meditated, stated affirmations, exercised, watched inspirational videos, read books, activated my chakras...I did everything. But it all felt fake. I couldn't truly get behind any of those activities because it felt like my core had been depleted...

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    10 Reasons You’ll Never Look at Sunsets the Same Way Again

    A thin blue line shoots across the horizon and that is the mark. You know the sun will eventually set underneath that line, but until then, the moment where it crosses that line, you are witness to...

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    8 Ways to Get a Morning Headstart

    Getting up early every day to start the day off right has a huge effect on the rest of our day. Unfortunately we can not always completely trust our morning selves, especially if we are lying in a warm cozy bed and there is no immediate pressure to get up (Or we can delude ourselves with pressing 'snooze'.) To combat this, a healthy and balanced morning routine works wonders, and especially doing it for 30 days to make it a habit. A morning routine sets the tone for the whole day to come. The goal is to work on what's important instead of reacting to what's being asked of you. Such a personal ritual will put us in the right mindset and help to avoid morning procrastination.

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    Redefining Passion: How To Avoid The Fate of the 64%

    Earlier this year I contemplated writing a graduation speech. I wanted to inspire, but I needed inspiration myself. I watched some of the most memorable graduation speeches ever — Steve Jobs,...

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    An Experiment in Empathy: 7 Journeys Into the Minds of Others

    Humans are empathetic by nature. We can ‘imagine’ how horrible/amazing it must be to be this person, or to go through that event. But often times our hubris and biases get in the way of...

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    22 Mind-Blowing ‘Notes From The Universe’

    A year ago, a friend signed me up for an almost-daily newsletter called ‘Notes From the Universe’. These emails contain quick reminders about life that often seem to be written just for me...

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    A Story of a Girl Following Her Bliss

    “You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” -Joseph Campbell I was at a crossroads. Each time I would visualize this in my head, I saw two...

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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...

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    Lucid Dreaming

    A beginner's guide to the art and scene of lucid dreaming, or the sensation of being in complete control of one's dreams. Why not make sleep an active part of your day?

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    Reaching for the Stars

    Some time ago, a boy named Christopher was in the fifth grade. One day, his teacher told the class to go home and make a collage of who you want to become. “Don’t limit yourself” he said....

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    Food For Thought From Eisenstein: Humanity’s New Story

    This is the third article of an extended series that dives into powerful insights from Charles Eisensteins’ latest book, ‘The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible’.In this book...

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    How & Where To Educate Yourself Online

    Generation after generation the human species stacks knowledge upon knowledge. This intricate web of symbols acts like a map for our inner and outer world. We use math to trade goods and we use words to convey we are in love. This is perhaps what we can call uniquely human and is arguably the most important activity we will ever do in our lives. Without it, we wouldn't survive in the world we live in.Education is learning how to use this knowledge in a clever way. For instance, you can learn how to be more effective in communication, you can learn how to calculate estimated profit for your new business plan or you can learn new symbols for the inner world so you can get more in touch with your body. What unites these different types of education is the drive for knowledge. It is the tool, and the only tool that actually helps us reach our goals. Whether you want to be a wall street banker, a professional athlete, a professor of philosophy or a shaman.Today, this education is at our fingertips. Everybody knows that through the internet it is possible to access an enormous quantity of high quality information. Never before has it been possible to search and find resources for every topic you are interested in. Best of all, it is free. It is truly the modern-day version of the ancient library of Alexandria. Yet, at the same time this massive amount of choice paralyzes us. Where do I start? What do I want to learn? How can I commit myself to actually achieving my goals? To answer these questions, we need a strategy...

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    How Porn Is Re-Wiring Your Brain: How Short Term Pleasure Might Cause Long Term Damage

      What happens when you drop a male rat into a cage with a receptive female rat? First, you see a frenzy of copulation. Then, progressively, the male tires of that particular female. Even if she...

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    Why Single-Tasking is Surprisingly Sublime

    I’m going to take a big risk here and guess you’re probably doing something else while you read this post. You’re listening to a song, you’re talking with your roommate, you’re tabbing back...

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    Insanity Management: A Story

     I keep having these flashbacks in my head when I look at certain things. For instance, while driving in my car, whenever I glance over at the little hula hoop dancing figurine on the dashboard, I...

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    The Simple Trick to *Guarantee* You Meditate Every Day

    Unless you’re the Dalai Lama, chances are you have trouble consistently taking time out of your day to center yourself. Yet if you’re on this website, you probably know that meditation is...