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Be Your Best With Consistent Inconsistency

Be Your Best With Consistent Inconsistency

We’ve all had moments when we feel stifled, out of sorts, psychically frumpy and physically lumpy. We want stability, but too often, the habits that seem to pacify imprison us with invisible walls of stagnation. Crippled by routine, our life force, our creativity and vitality, wane. Rather than adhering to a rote routine, let your spirit thrive by practicing inconsistent consistency.

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The Ecstasy of Surrender with Judith Orloff, M.D.

The Ecstasy of Surrender with Judith Orloff, M.D.

Dr. Judith Orloff talks about her remarkable new book (“The Ecstasy of Surrender”) and more with Anjula Ram of Conscious Life News. Dr. Orloff’s book is subtitled: “12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life.” She discusses some of the ways of surrendering and letting go with Anjula. It’s an uplifting and highly informative interview. Enjoy!

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How to Be Happy: 11 Powerful Things Positive People Do Differently

Written by on April 27, 2014 in Conscious Living, Happiness & Humor, Inspirational with 1 Comment
How to Be Happy: 11 Powerful Things Positive People Do Differently

What makes people happy it is not some big mystery. Here I will present you few of the many lessons from the powerful positive people who know how to fulfill their soul with pleasure and extend smiles on their faces and on others.

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Addicted to Approval: Reclaim Your Self-Esteem

Addicted to Approval: Reclaim Your Self-Esteem

The past few years have been full of hard but necessary lessons I needed to learn about my relationships with others—their limits, boundaries, what healthy relationships are and are not. I realized that the foundation for some of my relationships (the unhealthy ones) was my need for attention and approval. This, of course, was futile because we can only truly feel good about ourselvesdespite outside opinions.

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14 Choices Happy People Make

14 Choices Happy People Make

One of the most paramount and compelling choices people face is whether or not to let bad or unexpected things get them down and make them feel unhappy. Guess what happy people choose. They choose to be happy regardless of what is happening around them. If you want to start feeling happier, then do what happy people do, and make these 14 choices.

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Help Your Teenager Help Others

Help Your Teenager Help Others

Happiness derived from tasks that help others, like raising money for a charity, could be better for teen mental health than happiness derived from selfish activities, like eating chocolate or listening to music. Empirical psychological studies have indicated that, over time, eudaimoniac activities tend to be beneficial to mental health while hedonic activities can be harmful to it.

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Odds Are, It’s Not About You

Odds Are, It’s Not About You

In our day-to-day lives, we interact with a wide variety of people. It’s easier (in theory) to understand the motivations and actions of close family and friends because we have interacted with them for a long time. Interactions with others – such as co-workers, acquaintances, and even strangers – aren’t nearly so clear cut. Unwittingly, we often overlay our own fears and emotions on their actions to bridge the communication gap.

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15 Things Highly Confident People Don’t Do

15 Things Highly Confident People Don’t Do

Highly confident people believe in their ability to achieve. If you don’t believe in yourself, why should anyone else put their faith in you? To walk with swagger and improve your self-confidence, watch out for these fifteen things highly confident people don’t do.

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Brits Choose Happiness Over Wealth

Written by on April 20, 2014 in Conscious Living, Happiness & Humor with 0 Comments
Brits Choose Happiness Over Wealth

People in the United Kingdom believe national happiness is more important than national wealth, according to a new survey. A YouGov poll commissioned by Action for Happiness revealed that the majority of British people (87%) would choose happiness for their society rather than money (chosen by only 8%). These findings were largely consistent across all UK regions, classes and age groups.

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Live Fully Now – Alan Watts

Live Fully Now – Alan Watts

Another awesome video from Tragedy and Hope featuring an inspirational speech by the late philosopher Alan Watts on the importance of enjoying the life you currently have now – not the life you might have one day in the future. “You can’t live at all, unless you can live fully now,” says Watts.

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How To Make Friends In A New City

How To Make Friends In A New City

Before you move to a new city, you imagine what your social life will be there. What often happens is that you imagine a happy social life, filled with friends welcoming you into their group with wide smiles and open arms.

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Why DO Grownups Stop Laughing?

Written by on April 18, 2014 in Conscious Living, Happiness & Humor, Thrive with 0 Comments
Why DO Grownups Stop Laughing?

A kid laughs on average 300 times a day… an adult, only 5 times. When and why do we block this critical key for happiness, what doctors call “inner jogging”?

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42 Ways to Make Your Life Simpler

42 Ways to Make Your Life Simpler

I love simplifying my life. It makes me more effective and life less stressful. It makes me calmer, more energetic and happier. Today I’d like to share 42 ways to make your life simpler. I hope you’ll find something inspiring and helpful among these tips.

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13 Signs You’re Wasting Life But You Can’t Admit It

Written by on April 17, 2014 in Conscious Living, Happiness & Humor with 0 Comments
13 Signs You’re Wasting Life But You Can’t Admit It

When you were a kid, did you want to grow up to be an astronaut, a singer or an engineer? If so, how’s that working out for you? Hopefully, it’s going great and you are living the life of your dreams. But for the rest of you who are not, here are 13 signs that you might be wasting your life… but you don’t want to admit it:

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Give up Living Your Life to Other People’s Expectations and Live It Your Way Instead

Give up Living Your Life to Other People’s Expectations and Live It Your Way Instead

You have one life – this one right now – you must live it, own it, and especially don’t let other people’s opinions distract you from your path.

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