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7 Small Mental Shifts That Can Improve Your Quality of Life

Does it feel like your brain controls you instead of the other way around? You want to live a productive, happy, and successful life, but mental roadblocks keep getting in your way. You know what it takes to become successful, but it’s easier said than done. You are willing to do the work it takes to succeed, but your mind leaves ...

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10 Best-seller Books which every aspiring Productivity Hacker Must READ !

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever” ~ Mahatma Gandhi Undoubtedly, every human being on this planet is striving to find the ways to deliver more. Not only that one wants to deliver more and in lesser time. And the journey does not end here. Human being always strives to be better ...

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Lessons Learned From My Yoga Teacher Training in Bali

I feel excited and a little anxious. The yoga shala is located in the middle of a beautiful jungle-like garden. As I enter the room where I will be training for the next 24 days I see a beautiful flower mandala (a geometric figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism) on the floor. The smell is lovely. Eight ...

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Be You, The Whole You And Nothing But You

https://unsplash.com/photos/SLxbEMVNeqI The hunger for authenticity guides us throughout our lives. Henry David Thoreau once said “Be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.” The world is waiting for you to start something. Waiting to hear what you have to say. Waiting to share your ideas and original work. The self-criticism and self-doubt will always be present, ...

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If You Focus on Optimism, You Will Change Your Life

Learning to Find the Good In Life is Key to Your Success. “Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.” -Victor E. Frankl How often do you wish you could constantly look on the bright side of things and find happiness wherever you ...

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This Is How To Discipline Your Mind For Greater Success In Life

Nurture Your Mind “You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.” — Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes Most people’s problems result from their thoughts about a situation outside of their control. Allow me to unpack this in more detail. Reflect on an area of life causing you frustration. What if you were to hand it to an ...

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Transitioning from a Corporate Job to Guidebook Author

Mount Rainier National Park When I resigned from my corporate job, my plan was to be active, to be outside, and to volunteer. Although I had grown in my career and was surrounded by warm and friendly colleagues, it felt like the right time to take a risk, try something new, and step out of my comfort zone. A year and ...

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10 creative hobbies for people too busy to pick up a hobby

My daily commute includes a 45-minute rail trip, a predictably pleasant ride spent shoulder-to-shoulder with professionals who clearly would rather be anywhere else. For a lot of them, their time on the train is a dead zone, a begrudged concession to the leafy suburban experience. Most people, even the busiest among us, have time like this each day — recurring periods long ...

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A Personal Note to Columbia University’s Class of 2012

A Personal Note to Columbia University’s Class of 2012 Mason, Sarah, Katie, Brandon & an Upscale Bag Lady (Me) This time last week I still wasn’t sure whether or not to go to my Columbia University 5 year reunion. To be honest, the mere idea was anxiety-inducing; many of the people I now call my closest friends were not in my ...

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Questioning my way out of the Imposter Syndrome

“You have to do this today. This is the only way to redeem yourself after a terrible week” I told myself. I folded up my mat against the wall and cupped my hands on the floor to get into a headstand. Seconds later, there was a loud thud and I could feel the balls of my feet in excruciating pain. ...

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