Small Actions, Huge Impact

By Leo Babauta Most people get hung up because of a few reasons: A task or project is too intimidating/overwhelming, so they put it off. Sticking to new habits is hard, so they fail after a week or two. Life becomes overwhelming, because there’s so much to do, so many choices. The problems with these…

Ask How

Do you have something you feel deep within yourself you need to do? Maybe it is a dream that you are unsure how to fulfill.  What’s stopping you?  It would be easy to list excuse after excuse for your mind is an expert in the areas of fear and doubt.  However, instead of focusing on…

Random Acts of Kindness

I want to share with you something I experienced earlier this year. I ventured out during lunch time to eat. I was pressed for time so I went through the drive-thru. I typically prefer to eat within an establishment whether or not I’m alone or with someone because I like to feel the atmosphere of…

Desires

“Don’t be afraid to give yourself everything you have ever wanted in life.” Desires are a part of all of our lives. A strong desire is a deep longing that we have for a particular thing, person, opportunity or event. Many people struggle with the thought of desires. They can handle the ones that are…

4 Ways to Be Your Own Hero

by Sia Mohajer “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” ~Christopher Reeve What makes us love Harry Potter or most action movies? Why do we always cheer for the good guys? Why do we love a good story of challenge, perseverance and triumph? Why…

Dreams About Being Chased: Dream Meanings Explained

Dreams about being chased are a fairly common theme at bedtime. If you or a loved one have been covering this ground at night, you may have questions about what it all might mean. As part of a Huffington Post series on dreams and their meanings, we spoke to Richard Nicoletti, J.D., a psychotherapist trained at the…

Letting Go of Distractions

by Leo Babauta Today I deleted several apps from my phone: Twitter, Reddit, Feedly, Snapchat, the N.Y. Times app, and more. I’m letting go of distractions, or at least learning to. In fact, I made a list of things I’m letting go of: Twitter (except to post my latest articles) Reddit Favorite blogs & websites…

Shine Your Light

Let me share this experience with you all from earlier this year. I wrote this March 27th. I have been in Arizona the past few days visiting family, in particular my grandmother. Her health has been deteriorating the past year and I’m trying to get as much time with her as I can — I…

Unity Consciousness

by Christine Horner The time is upon us to live fearlessly and choose courageously as we were born to do. Compassion for another human being regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or mental/physical state requires an emotional intelligence and maturity that most people will not achieve within their lifetime. Will you? We could blame our educational…

Allow Yourself

  by Catherine Pulsifer Allow yourself to dream, And when you do dream big Allow yourself to learn And when you do learn all you can Allow yourself to laugh And when you do share your laughter Allow yourself to set goals And when you do reward yourself as you move forward Allow yourself to…

5 Ways to Simplify Today

By Leo Babauta Living a life of simplicity can be a beautiful thing. But simplifying itself can seem like an overwhelming process. So I recommend simplicity in your simplifying. Instead of trying to simplify your whole life, tossing out all your clutter and paring your schedule to just meditation and writing your novel … how…