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The If Project: Week Seven

The If Project takes the text of Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” and breaks it down into digestible chunks of wisdom. Each week, we’ll take a few lines of the poem and focus on the life lessons and behaviors Kipling puts forth as empowering. This is a mindfulness practice, which will help you consciously build better […]
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Let’s Get Physical: Don’t Forget the Body in the Mind/Body Connection

We all experience physical challenges in our life, whether planned or unplanned. Some people test themselves by running a marathon or climbing a mountain. Some struggle with controlling their weight. Others are afflicted with bodily conditions for which they didn’t ask, in the case of diseases like cancer. No matter what physical challenges present themselves, […]
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Why You Need to Be an Idiot (Sometimes)

Okay, maybe “idiot” isn’t the right word. Maybe “naïve” is the word I should use. Actually, what I really mean is: you need to practice using what I call “targeted naivety.” Why? Because it will help you be open minded and innovative. Targeted naivety is what open minded and innovative people already do. Targeted naivety […]
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Why an Eye for Results is the Way to Succeed

When it comes to learning or forming new skills or habits, results are ultimately what matters. This isn’t to say that the “journey” of the learning process doesn’t matter. But let’s face it: if you’re not seeing some results along the way, no matter how small, you get discouraged. Who likes futility, right? What we’re […]
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Simple Ways to Reclaim Time for Your Hero’s Journey

One of the biggest challenges of changing your life is finding the time to do it. There always seems to be a million and one things you need to do before change can happen. Standing in your way are the seemingly constant distractions, interruptions, and responsibilities our modern world throws at you. But let’s be […]
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Punch Your Rut in the Gut

What’s life like for you right now, this very second? Are you stuck in a rut? Are you getting the most out of life? Stop! Right now! There’s no better time to ask yourself: Why am I stuck? What’s the mindfulness trend worth if we don’t pay some mind to our situation at regular intervals? […]
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Democratizing the Many Faces of Meditation

Meditation is growing in popularity as a means of maintaining one’s overall well-being. But a lot of people are unsure about meditation, and that’s probably because they have some misconceptions about the practice. I wrote about stress relief earlier and indeed, it’s incredibly important—not even Superman can be on duty all the time! But chilling […]
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Small Changes at Work Can Pay Off Big Time

Yep, I’m going to talk about small wins again. Remember why resolutions don’t last? Because they usually involve you biting off a bigger goal than you can chew. Focusing too much on a huge long-term goal, rather than on smaller short-term goals, is one of the most common reasons for quitting on lifestyle changes. That […]
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How (and Why) to Take Charge of Your Health

There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to decide whether or not he actually wants to take control of himself. Maybe you’ve already had that moment. Maybe some kind of crisis pushed you out of your complacency. Or maybe you’re still waiting for the universe to reach down a big cosmic […]
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Use Science to Kick a Bad Habit’s A$$

As I like to reiterate here on my blog, having a hero mindset doesn’t just involve looking after the people (both loved ones and strangers alike) who share the world around you. It also means taking caring of yourself mentally and physically, so you can keep yourself in a state of readiness to rise to […]
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