HARD CHOICES: Difficult yet Powerful Opportunities

Posted on06 Jun 2016
Philosopher Ruth Chang brilliantly explains that hard choices are so difficult because there is really no option that is best, overall. Hard choices, she argues, shouldn’t be a source of agony but rather, an opportunity to make a stance on our individuality and how we want to live our lives. Don’t beat yourself...
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Mind Travel: A Music Meditation

Posted on09 Mar 2015
Murray Hidary, 36, a music and composition major at NYU, had been playing the piano since he was 6. Afraid he wouldn’t make a living off music, he kept the piano in his back pocket until after he successfully launched five companies. Now, he is dedicated to his passion and purpose:...
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The Physiology of Love

Posted on14 Feb 2015
Most of us can look back at a time in our lives when we have felt “butterflies” in our stomach, or felt ourselves “falling” for someone. We may experience ourselves getting a bit obsessive, and some have described their feelings as “going crazy” for that person. Though these seem like...
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A Master in the Art of Living

Posted on03 Nov 2014
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing,...
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Why You Will Fail to Have a Great Career

Posted on03 Nov 2014
In his blunt and funny TED Talk, economics professor and career mentor, Jerry Smith, goes through the many excuses most of us use to justify why we don’t pursue our passion. From “I’m not a genius” to “I care about my family”, to “I’m just going to work really, really hard and hope to get lucky” he...
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Just Breathe

Posted on28 Aug 2014
When you are stressed or anxious and can’t concentrate; when you get emotionally hijacked by anger or frustration and are about to overreact (or maybe already did); when you are disappointed, sad, hopeless; or whenever you just don’t know what else to do… JUST BREATHE. The breath is special among bodily functions because...
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Calm Energy

Posted on11 Aug 2014
Visualize your mood as running in two dimensions. The vertical axis represents your energy level—from low to high. The horizontal axis, meanwhile, goes from very calm on the leftmost extreme to very anxious on the right.  In which quadrant do you find yourself right now? How about most of the...
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Rise in Love! – Don’t Fall… by Osho

Posted on25 Jul 2014
“In fact a mature person does not fall in love, he rises in love. The word ’fall’ is not right. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. They cannot manage and they cannot stand – they find a woman and...
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Happy Mind, Happy Life

Posted on30 Jun 2014
Throughout our lives, we have been told by many to “think positively” and to view the glass as “half full”. Many fields of study have discussed the benefits of positive thinking and the importance of lessening obsessive negative and worrisome thoughts. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, a modality of Psychology, suggests that how...
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Boost Your Productivity With Some Great Tips From ASAP Science

Posted on25 Jun 2014
Willpower is simply not enough. Habits and discipline are the key to productivity: Get Started!  Starting is the key obstacle towards productivity. Once you start a project, your brain rewires helping you complete it Instead of working in a diluted fashion through the day, multitasking, have periods of intense, focused work (i.e. 90mins)...
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Silence

Posted on16 Jun 2014
Silence… It sounds so relaxing and peaceful, even romantic. But, do you really enjoy it? Sometimes when we sit in silence, our thoughts start to make so much noise, they even yell as if in desperate need of activity. Where does the mind go? To the past. The future. Our...
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What is Yoga, really?

Posted on11 Jun 2014
Most people think of Yoga as a sequence of intricate postures. Yet the practice of postures (asanas) is only one of the eight limbs of Yoga and a means to an end. Moreover, you may be in a yoga (asana) class doing very advanced postures but if your mind is focusing on...
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Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony

Mahatma Gandhi

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Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do

Steve Jobs

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If you are depressed, you are living in the past

If you are anxious, you are living in the future 

If you are at peace, you are living in the present

Lao Tzu

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Everything in moderation — including moderation.

Oscar Wilde

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