Category Archives: Human Behavior: Stillness

Opt Out: A Simplicity Manifesto






zen habits : breathe Opt Out: A Simplicity Manifesto By Leo Babauta Our lives become filled, even controlled, by the things we think we need to do. We think we can’t live without these things, but actually, we can. We … Continue reading






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The Joy of Letting Go of Stress






zen habits : breathe The Joy of Letting Go of Stress By Leo Babauta The holiday season can generally be one of the most stressful times of year. That’s on top of most families being so stressed they aren’t able … Continue reading






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Gratitude Can Transform Your Life. Here’s How.






There are moments in life when gratitude sneaks up on us. You step out of the freezing winter cold and into a warm cafe. Your phone buzzes, and you see a text from your daughter saying her plane has landed … Continue reading






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Little House Living: The Make-Your-Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, and Self-Sufficient Life






From the immensely popular blogger behind Little House Living comes a motivational homemaking book, inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie, featuring creative, fun ways to live your life simply and frugally. Shortly after getting married, Merissa … Continue reading






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Wonder, solitude, quiet, intimacy, the holy: If we want to connect with God, we will ‘awaken to the dark.’






In the tradition of Thomas Merton’s spiritual classic The Seven Storey Mountain or Thomas Moore’s Care of the Soul, Waking Up to the Dark is a deeply resonant and personal project—a modern gospel that is an investigation of the relationship … Continue reading






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Living Staircase combines a garden, meeting spaces and a tea bar






A new workspace in the UK has a staircase that does more than just get people from one level to another. Designed to make more use of what would be minimally utilized space, the Living Staircase at Ampersand’s offices in … Continue reading






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A unique integration of body psychotherapy, mindfulness, and the Eastern philosophical principle of non-violence






The authoritative text on Hakomi methods, theory, and practice. Hakomi is an integrative method that combines Western psychology and body-centered techniques with mindfulness principles from Eastern psychology. This book, written and edited by members of the Hakomi Institute― the world’s … Continue reading






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Intense anger episodes linked to high risk of heart attack within 2 hours






Sophia Antipolis, 24 February 2015. The risk of heart attack has been found to be 8.5 times higher in the two hours following an acute episode of anger than during the “usual frequency” patterns of anger. The findings emerged from … Continue reading






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The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere






A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to … Continue reading






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