Letting Go: How to Live With the Loss of a Loved One

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Note from Leo: This is a guest post from my friend, Suraj Shah, who wrote this post as a favor to me after a reader asked about how to deal with the loss of a loved one. Suraj writes regularly about dealing with loss on his blog, Live With Loss. I’ll hand it over to […]

The Way of No Debt (This is really good!)

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If you have ever struggled with deep crippling debt or feel totally spent from trying to make ends meet each week, I urge you to read this article; written by the always brilliant, Leo Babauta. He will help you face your never-ending debt fears; and guide you onto the path of real recovery and relief […]

Zen Habits: The Way to Be

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“The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes. ” […]

A Guide to Eating a Plant-Based Diet (for every kind of eater)

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Another great article here folks! While I am not a full-time vegan or vegetarian; the bulk of my diet (probably 85%) is abundantly plant-based. Eating a wide variety of organic veggies, fruits, nuts and healthy whole grains, keeps me happy and healthy!  The following article is packed with expert information about the benefits of keeping […]

Habit Mastery: Creating the New Normal

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Changing habits, at its core, is simply a process of changing what’s normal for you. This is something I’ve done myself a gajillion times over the last 7-8 years: not smoking became my new normal (lots of pain for a month or so) running became normal eating vegetarian became normal later eating vegan became normal […]

The Most Successful Techniques for Rising Early

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“The proper response to life is applause.” ~William Carlos Williams Waking early is one of my favorite things in the world. The morning is quiet as the world hasn’t begun stirring, the perfect time for meditation, writing, exercise and some quiet reading. Waking early can give you an hour or three of extra time for […]

Create a Sacred Space in Your Heart

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‘Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh Yesterday I had tea with a Daoist tea monk who said for tea to change you, you have to create a sacred space in your heart […]

Walled-in: Life Without Facebook

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I quit Facebook because I wanted to live deliberately. Seventeen months ago, I deleted my Facebook account — not just deactivated it, but fully deleted it — and the relief was tremendous. No longer did I have to check for updates, deal with friend requests (is this someone whose updates I want in my life? […]

The New Rules of Fitness for 2013

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We’ve entered 2013, and yet most of us think of exercise like it’s 1991. Let’s toss out the old and welcome the new. The old: long sessions of jogging, or marathon sessions on the elliptical machine or treadmill, or working every bodypart individually on a dozen different weight machines and dumbbell stations, doing circuits in […]

The Willingness to Think Differently

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I can summarize the most successful people I’ve ever known with one trait: the willingness to challenge mainstream ideas. This has been the key to everything good in my life too: I changed my health and drastically reduced my carbon footprint when I stopped eating like everyone else around me and became vegetarian (and eventually […]