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There is a difference between being forcibly positive and being mindful. One is denial while the other is total acceptance. Optimism is...

Are You Deluding Yourself With Positive Thinking? Being Realistic About The Limits Of Optimism.

Positive psychology and its promotion of optimism have become firmly established in the popular imagination now. The idea that people who are optimistic will fare better than people who are pessimistic has received a great deal of coverage and has become widely accepted – despite the fact that it grossly oversimplifies the complex dynamics of …

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Ever wonder just what ADHD is like or if you might have it? This humorous definition, written by a first-hand sufferer, puts it all in perspective.

What is ADHD Like? This Humorous Definition May Be The Clearest You’ll Ever Read.

ADHD is about having broken filters on your perception. Normal people have a sort of mental secretary that takes the 99% of irrelevant crap that crosses their mind, and simply deletes it before they become consciously aware of it. As such, their mental workspace is like a huge clean whiteboard, ready to hold and organize …

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Mystics, scientists and sages have all echoed the same sentiments through the ages: only humanity can save itself. What is the revolution in consciousness?

What is the Revolution in Consciousness? 3 Defining Aspects.

“We will see how very important it is to bring about, in the human mind, the radical revolution. The crisis, is a crisis of consciousness. A crisis that cannot anymore, accept the old norms, the old patterns, the ancient traditions. And, considering what the world is now, with all the misery, conflict, destructive brutality, aggression, …

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Anxiety disorders take many different forms, and therefore have many different methods for action against them. Here are 6 surprising facts...

6 Surprising Facts About Anxiety Disorders: Video and Infographic

Only anxious people understand what it’s like to feel anxiety. Getting told to “calm down” is annoying. Meeting people is not fun. A delay in someone accepting your Facebook friend request means they don’t like you. The list goes on and on… This infographic from Tower of Power outlines 6 surprising facts about anxiety disorders. You …

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Street Artist Creates Mind-Blowing Painting/Sculpture Hybrids Out of Trash

Old tires, car parts, burnt garbage cans and broken household appliances are only some of the items used by street artist Artur Bordalo to bring to life the massive painting/sculpture hybrids he creates in the city of Covilhã in Portugal. The idea? Show us gigantic, breathtaking, one-of-a-kind 3D images of animals whose habitats we’re destroying …

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"My mental illnesses do not care for social or personal etiquette or for what I want." A Sufferer of Mental Illness Writes an Open Letter to Her Loved Ones.

A Sufferer of Mental Illness Writes an Open Letter to Her Loved Ones

As we’ve written about before, mental illness remains a terribly stigmatized affliction in our society, and one that deserves as much compassionate attention as possible. Last week we received a request from the author of a letter regarding her own battle with mental illness, asking us if we’d share it here. Originally a piece written …

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From the meditation master who helped bring yoga to the west, here are ten quotes on how best to soothe fear and anxiety.

10 Quotes on Soothing Fear and Anxiety From a Meditation Master

If you don’t know who Paramahansa Yogananda was, you can brief yourself on his life and accomplishments here, and his advice on good business practice here. Among the oft-marred posthumous reputations of spiritual teachers, Yogananda stands as somewhat of a rarity, appearing to have reached a very deep level of mastery, and being remembered, for …

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5 Behaviours That Show You Are Reaching a Higher Level of Consciousness

If there’s one thing we know beyond any doubt, it’s that all of life is an evolutionary process. Everything, from the smallest particle in existence to the universe as a whole is in the process of evolution. Mutability is the only truth. Expansion is the point. The only question is whether or not it’s happening …

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Despite their differences, most people nonetheless follow a psychological trajectory from birth to death that is quite similar. This fascinating chart depicts those stages of your life, from birth to death, with eery clarity...

This Fascinating Chart Depicts All The Stages of Your Life, From Birth to Death

Despite their differences, most people nonetheless follow a psychological trajectory from birth to death that is quite similar. This fascinating chart from the think tank culturalanalysis.com depicts those stages of your life, from birth to death, with eery clarity… Basic Characteristics of Life Development Stages Infancy Birth-4 Years Individuality 19-23 Years Self-awareness 40-43 Years Reflection 60-65 …

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In 1990, Steve Golberg met Nelson Mandela, one day after his release from prison. How? Synchronicity.

One Man’s Story of How He Met Nelson Mandela Through Synchronicity

Whether they realize it or not, everyone has had their experiences with synchronicity. It’s just a matter of how they view it as to whether it carries any significance for them. Simply put, synchronicity is the experience of coincidences that carry a deeper meaning. A term coined by Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, many “believers” take …

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Transformation is the essence of all things, yet we are stubbornly resistant to it. Here are 4 of the most important "To Do's" in attaining (and maintaining) peace of mind.

4 of the Most Important “To Do’s” in Attaining (and Maintaining) Peace of Mind

Transformation is the essence of all things. There is nothing in this universe that doesn’t undergo transformation. All things change, all things adapt, all thing re-form themselves. As far as we can tell (according to the finest minds among us), it is an immutable law, a dance with no beginning and no end, and the …

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Rudolf Steiner was a 19th century Austrian mystic who created the foundations for organic agriculture, alternative education and even spoke out openly against the National Socialist Movement...

Rudolf Steiner: The Austrian Mystic Who Took on Hitler, Created Organic Agriculture and Alternative Education

Organics are all the rage these days. Everything from baby food to bedding is coming in packaging certifying its organic nature, and — aside from the price in many cases — this is a very good thing. The consumer, by and large, has finally caught on and is demanding their products be pure.  We are …

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Wisdom is something sorely missing from our world. The remedy? Start with kids. Here are 52 character builders for children that could change their lives.

These 52 Character Builders For Children, Once a Week, Could Change Their Lives

There is an old Native American proverb that says: “Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” In essence, we are borrowing everything from our children. The …

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Luther Standing Bear was a Sioux Indian Chief who occupied the rift between the native and white man's worlds. Here are some of his words on both.

10 Quotes From a Sioux Indian Chief That Will Make You Question Everything About Modern Culture

Luther Standing Bear was an Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Chief who, among a few rare others such as Charles Eastman, Black Elk and Gertrude Bonnin occupied the rift between the way of life of the Indigenous people of the Great Plains before, and during, the arrival and subsequent spread of the European pioneers. Raised in the traditions of his …

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Talking shit. Everyone's done it, including every one of us. But something we may not have considered while flapping our stinky gums is just what it says about us. New research...

The Science of Talking Shit: What You Say About Others Says A Lot About You

“This research suggests that when you ask someone to rate the personality of a particular coworker or acquaintance, you may learn as much about the rater providing the personality description as the person they are describing.” How positively you see others is linked to how happy, kind-hearted and emotionally stable you are, according to new …

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