Spoil the Mom in Your Life With These 13 Mother’s Day Gifts

Spoil the Mom in Your Life With These 13 Mother’s Day Gifts

We picked the 13 best gifts for mom, whether they’re new to the game or they taught you everything you know. The post Spoil the Mom in Your Life With These 13 Mother’s Day Gifts appeared first on WIRED.
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The essayist and novelist, who died last week at 68, has written a different kind of cancer memoir, and an almost entirely platitude-free one.
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Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us, but sometimes life takes over and we can feel all over the place! We all need a course-correcting tool — A “GPS for the Soul” — to help us find our way back to center. The guide below will give you the tools you need to reach that calmer state of mind.

Sometimes it’s just better to go with the flow. In the GPS Guide below, reader Rachel Skoza offers some mantras to help you take life as it comes. Read them and find peace in the fact that you can’t control everything — and that’s more than okay.

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Loving Your Life of Service

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“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Many people are searching to “find themselves,” feeling a bit lost and unhappy. If Gandhi is right in the above quote, we’d probably find ourselves faster and be happier if we looked for how to serve others. Finding oneself by serving others may seem paradoxical. The word “service” has gone out of style. Today it often conjures up images of military service, or customer service. Its broader meaning refers to kindness, acknowledgement, making a difference. A “life of service” might include any or all of these:

  • Caring for a loved one
  • Praying for someone who’s suffering
  • Smiling at the grocery store clerk
  • Mowing someone’s lawn
  • Not giving advice, unless asked
  • Working whole-heartedly for a cause you believe in
  • Listening deeply to another person

Maybe the best way to think about living a life of service is to share peoples’ thoughts and experiences.

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”

― Albert Schweitzer

The Christmas when my grandson Mitch was 10 years old, he and his family adopted a family who was having financial struggles. They learned the ages of all the children and shopped for presents that would be appreciated. When I asked Mitch his favorite thing about that Christmas he answered immediately, “Giving Joey a bike and helping him learn to ride it.”

“Life is for service.”

― Fred Rogers

Judge Lou Olivera of the Cumberland NC Veteran’s Court sentenced Joseph Serna, a veteran who did three tours in Afghanistan and suffers with PTSD, to 24 hours in jail for a DUI offense. When Serna showed up to do his jail time, the judge, a veteran of the Gulf War, met him and said he was going with him. They spent the night together in a single cell, sharing their experiences, hopes, dreams. Explaining his actions, Olivera cited this story: “A soldier with PTSD was in a hole. A family member, a therapist and a friend all threw down a rope to help the veteran suffering. Finally, a fellow veteran climbed into the hole with him. The soldier suffering with PTSD asked, ‘Why are you down here?’ The fellow veteran replied, ‘I am here to climb out with you.’

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’
But…the good Samaritan reversed the question:
‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’

― Martin Luther King, Jr.

Leila, a friend of mine, lost her husband. When I saw her, I was concerned at how much weight she had lost and how little energy she seemed to have. When I saw her a few months later, she was lit up from the inside, vibrant and alive. It was so noticeable, I asked her what had changed. She smiled and said simply, “I now rock preemies on my lunch hour and after work.”

A life of service gives us a break from self-absorption. It shifts our focus to others.

To make us happy a life of service must be freely chosen. Still, there are times when we find ourselves serving, such as when we care for small children or an ailing loved one, because the situation requires it. Then we have a choice. Will we experience it as a burden or an opportunity to give? When I cared for my late husband, Hal, as he declined mentally and physically, I went back and forth. Here’s what I know: when I focused on the burden, I was unhappy. When I focused on the blessing of being with him, I was happy. When the effort of caring for him physically was too much for me, I got help with that part so I could still be with him kindheartedly.

“Using our gifts to be of service is the fullest expression of our lives. People who want to be of service can change the world.”

― The Virtues Project

Circling back to the place where we started:

  • A life of service is the surest way to find yourself and love your life.
  • Loving your life is the surest route to happiness.
  • When more people live lives of service, the world is a better place.

COACHING QUESTIONS

  1. What does your life of service look like? How do you serve? Whom do you serve?
  2. What gift do you have that others need? (Remember it can be a smile or your warm-hearted presence.)
  3. How can you make one person’s life better today?

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�Por Qu� Lloras? (Why You Crying?): Una mirada en serio a la vida, el amor, y la risa (My Long, Hard Look at Life, Love, and Laughter) (Span

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Urban Mystic, Discovering the Transcendent Through Everyday Life

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When meditation master and author Ken Mellor had a life-changing experience at 13, he had no idea where it would take him. In Urban Mystic: Discovering the transcendent through everyday life, he describes his amazing journey to spiritual awakening. Mellor’s story takes you from Melbourne, Australia to the United States, India, England, Switzerland, and Germany. You’ll meet psychotherapists, healers, astrologers, and many others. You will participate in fantastic experiences with masters of meditation and spiritual enlightenment-a Siddha Master, Tantric Master, Vedic Master, and a “Divine Mother”. Mellor’s intriguing and compelling narrative prompts self-discovery, and offers inspiration to dwell in the moment in order to awaken the soul to extraordinary transformations. Your reading will encourage you to embrace living, to cope with life’s ups and downs, and to advance your own spiritual awakening. Learn to celebrate how new beginnings, hopes, dreams, successes, mistakes, and challenges are all part of your unique destiny. “An amazing odyssey from the everyday to the spirit – and back again! – that reads like the true adventure it is. I was glad to be part of it and you will be too.” -Stephen Karcher, prolific author in the fields of comparative mythology, divination, and religious experience. Author Bio: Author Ken Mellor is a spiritual mentor and master. With Elizabeth, his wife, he trained intensely with three Indian Masters during a 27 year period; and, in 1984, co-founded Biame Network Inc, a non-profit, educational, spiritually oriented organization with active members and associates in more than 30 countries. He has published numerous works in professional journals, magazines, and online; and has written, co-authored or contributed to sixteen books. He lives with his wife in Australia.

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Google Play Will Now Soundtrack Your Life With Podcasts

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For the moments when only Ira Glass will do. The post Google Play Will Now Soundtrack Your Life With Podcasts appeared first on WIRED.
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The Book of Thou Does: The Virtuous Way as human in a worldly life

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Christian Life Fellowship Receive Tribute & Prescription Cards by Charles Myrick of ACRX

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The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

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Work-Life Balance: Your Right to Love Your Life

“Excuse me” I said to the guard inside the courthouse behind the counter, are there any resting rooms inside this courthouse? I’m on jury duty and am feeling a bit tired, is there any place during lunch hour where I could lie down? He looked at me and said “restrooms, sure they are over there ” and pointed towards the stairs behind me. I said, oh no I don’t mean restrooms, I meant “resting rooms” as I put my hands under my cheek and leaned to the side, making my point of wanting to get a quick shut eye experience.

Now, realizing I probably sounded silly, I told him that where I am from in northern Europe there are, at universities and libraries for example, “resting rooms” for those needing to take a quick nap. He moved back, opened his eyes wider in surprise and laughed out his reply “well then, maybe I should move to Europe!”

We have all heard the term work-life balance, and I am sure we can all relate to feeling that we just don’t have enough time in a day to do the things we need to do. Sometimes this makes us very tired, as in the case when I wanted to take a nap at the courthouse.

Having read up on this topic for this post I mainly see the “balancing act” theme between life and work and the “who is responsible” theme (you or the company). All great, and I’d like to offer also, that you have the undeniable right to love your life. It is not just about having the right to a life (see the declaration of the Human Rights) but rather it is about thriving. There is a difference between doing something, going through the motions like a zombie and creating something, which drives and motivates us. If you don’t work – as in love your life, nothing works, including companies.

Thinking of having a right to love your life shifts the conversation a tad, adds another flavor more towards the idea of solidarity to make sure those rights happen for each other. A right lives in the realm of seriousness, ironically for this post many of concepts considered “rights” are protected in a court of law. A right is not up for negotiation, it is not a sometimes and someday kind of phenomenon and it is not solely up to the individual alone to “make it happen”. Dressing work-life balance in this way we push our aspirations up a level to think about what can be created to have people (and companies) thrive.

Being Swedish-American, having lived most of my life in Sweden and seven year working in LA and New York I have come to understand different shades of what makes life work from two different cultural ways of talking about things. It is the age-old conversation of be, do, have and how we balance these for a gratisfactory experience. In today’s world of business a creative mindset is the new “it” thing to possess, and cultures can assist in opening up to new ways of seeing something we look at every day. I understand culture can be a sensitive topic, but it is not the notion of cultures that create sensitivity in itself, it is our tendency to categorize and places one thing above the other. Perfectly fine when your shopping for a new sweater but not functional when understanding why people do what they do.

Cultures are in essence interpretations on much of the same set of universal values, distinguishable but always changing habits (Confucius). This becomes clear when some cultures have invented words for states, feelings and the world out there, whereas others have not. “Resting rooms” is apparently not a ubiquitous concept in the American English language and before I explained it the officer misheard me. He didn’t hear what he hadn’t heard before. Language matters, because language is the key with which we unlock how to understand our world and it affects processes, systems and how things work in a society. The fact that there was no resting room in the courthouse, doesn’t necessarily mean that the U.S. undervalues sleep, it just means sleep and napping didn’t belong in that specific context, or at least not in a designated area.

The conversation that people matter is not new, the school of Human Resources go back some time, but seeing what the world looks like (economic crashes, layoffs, income inequality) it is clearly not considered the most important thing. Profit is usually the most important thing. Boxall and Purcell (2011) in their book Strategy and Human Resource Management conclude that human capital can contain the most competitively valuable sources which sets a company apart, create creative companies and bring a vantage point in the market place. When access to resources alone cannot explain successes, something else is reasonably at play, could the x-factor be people? Yet, Piketty (2013) chooses to exclude human capital from the asset column in his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, as an individual’s labor power, skills, training and abilities cannot be owned or traded on a market detached from the person they came from. Would you agree with that idea? There still is this uncertainty whether taking care of people matters in orders of magnitude, yet we all know in our hearts that if we put people first, before anything, all the time and always – everything else will follow. Of course at the heart of that conversation is that self care comes first, naps and all.

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All This Pug Puppy Wants In Life Is To Go For A Ride On Tiny Scooter

We don’t think this little pooch will be owning a Vespa of his own anytime soon. 

A video uploaded to YouTube features a pug puppy in Udon Thani, Thailand, attempting to join his bigger pug friend on what appears to be a toy scooter. To make matters cuter, the scooter is being pulled by another small motorcycle, driven by an adorable boy is taking his ride very seriously. 

The clip was shared on social media by Viral Hog, but ended up generating quite a bit of attention across the Interwebs when it was shared on Unilad’s Facebook page, where generating more than 3 million views. You don’t have to do much analysis to see why the video is so popular. Adorable kid + chill dog + pug puppy = a serious recipe for success. 

Just observe the adorableness in action. The puppy tries and tries to get back on the scooter but the other dog is all DGAF. Meanwhile the child, who starts the ride off excited, quickly gets down to business, keeping his eyes glued to the road. 

We’ll never know if the pup ever gets to ride out his dreams, but we are sure that this little trio has stolen our hearts. 

If this video has inspired you to get a little ride-or-die pup of your own, consider adopting a rescue pet. The ASPCA is a great place to start your search! 

 

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Artists Need to Make Peace With the Academic Life

It is said that when the Italian Renaissance artist Verrocchio saw the work of his student, Leonardo da Vinci, he decided to quit painting since he knew that his work had certainly been surpassed. The story is probably apocryphal — it is also told of Ghirlandaio when he first saw the work of Michelangelo, of the father of Pablo Picasso and of a few other pairings of artists — but the idea of a teacher selflessly stepping aside for the superior work of a pupil makes one’s jaw drop.

More likely, many artists who teach today would tend to agree with Henri Matisse who complained during his teaching years (1907-09), “When I had 60 students there were one or two that one could push and hold out hope for. From Monday to Saturday I would set about trying to change these lambs into lions. The following Monday one had to begin all over again, which meant I had to put a lot of energy into it. So I asked myself: Should I be a teacher or a painter? And I closed the studio.”

Many, if not most, of the world’s greatest artists have also been teachers. However, between the years that Verrocchio and Matisse were both working and teaching, the concept of what a teaching artist is and does changed radically. Verrocchio was a highly touted fifteenth century painter and sculptor, backed up with commissions, who needed “pupils” to be trained in order to help him complete his work. Lorenzo di Credi, Perugino and Leonardo all worked directly on his paintings as the final lessons of their education. It would never have occurred to Matisse to let his students touch his canvases. In the more modern style, Matisse taught basic figure drawing rather than how to work in the same style as himself.

Teaching now obliges an artist to instruct others in techniques and styles that, at times, may be wholly opposed to his or her own work. Even when the teaching and creating are related in method and style, instruction requires that activity be labeled with words, whereas the artist tries to work outside of fixed descriptions — that’s the difference between teaching, which is an externalized activity, and creating, which is inherently private and personal.

“The experience of teaching can be very detrimental to some artists,” said Leonard Baskin, the sculptor and graphic artist who taught at Smith College in Massachusetts between 1953 and 1974. “The overwhelming phenomenon is that these people quit being artists and only teach, but that’s the overwhelming phenomenon anyway. Most artists quit sooner or later for something else. You have to make peace with being an artist in a larger society.”

Artists make peace with teaching in a variety of ways. Baskin noted that teaching had no real negative effect on his art — it “didn’t impinge on my work. It didn’t affect it or relate to it. It merely existed coincidentally” — and did provide a few positive benefits. “You have to rearticulate what you’ve long taken for granted,” he said, “and you stay young being around people who are always questioning things.”

A number of artists note that teaching helps clarify their own ideas simply by forcing them to put feelings into words. Some who began to feel a sense of teaching burn-out have chosen to leave the academy altogether in order to pursue their own work while others bunch up their classes on two full days so as to free up the remainder of the week. Still others have developed strategies for not letting their classroom work take over their lives.

Painter Alex Katz, for instance, who taught at Yale in the early 1960s and at New York University in the mid-1980s, noted that he tried not to think about his teaching when he was out of the class – “out of sight, out of mind,” he said.

Others found their teaching had so little to do with the kind of work they did that forgetting the classroom was easy. Painter Philip Pearlstein, who has taught at both Pratt Institute and Brooklyn College, stated that his secret was to keep a distance from his students.

“I never wanted to be someone’s guru,” he said. “I never wanted to have any psychological or spiritual involvement with my students, getting all tangled up in a student’s personality or helping anyone launch a career. I call that using teaching as therapy and, when you get into that, you’re in trouble.”

However, Pearlstein claimed that “having a job has led to an intensification of my work. I had to use the little time I had to paint, and it made me work all that much harder. Something had to give, so I cut down on my social life. I decided it was more important to stay home and paint.”

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Fellow employees wished Polloway good luck on her journey, waving somberly at the glowing pumpkin spice cloud as it breezed past the many lingering laptop users and disappeared into the unknown.

“It’s sad,” said co-worker Jeremy Mullen. “She was my ride.”

 

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Trillions of Digital Photos Stored in “Clouds” But “Inkdot” Brings Them Back to Stunning Life on New Mediums

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Photos, photos everywhere…and, not one to hold. Inkdot’s changing that!

With the NFL season kicking off this week (September 10), it means summer is evolving into colorful Autumn, and people will be snapping photos of sports events, favorite concerts, fall weddings, first day of school for the kiddos, cute pets and breathtaking travel scenes, while taking the ubiquitous selfie. We just can’t seem to get enough of taking photos. Yet, the oldest known photograph with a person was only taken in 1838, depicting a man in Paris getting his shoes shined.

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Boulevard du Temple – by Louis Daguerre in Paris 1838

Now it’s estimated there’ll be one trillion photos taken this year, and the total number of photos stored may reach 4.9 trillion in 2017. Hello, that’s a lot of terabytes! Indeed, the recent World Photo Day (August 19) underscored our growing fascination with snapping everything and everybody.

And although eccentric British photographer David Bailey once suggested that it “takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer,” quality photography has indeed come to us masses.

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John & Nate Larkin bring memorable digital images to life in dramatic mediums

Chicago-based John Larkin, co-founder with his brother Nate of cutting edge and specialized online print company “Inkdot,” says that the invention of camera phones, especially the iPhone, has changed the whole game.

Every day there’s an incredible photo that comes through that was taken on an iPhone. Now everyone is able to capture quality shots, with a professional look about them. They don’t have to carry around a big camera, so it’s super convenient, they’re grabbing these spontaneous, quality moments and the images deserve to come to life again, in a tactile, creative and fun way — instead of only being shared on Facebook or Instagram.

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Sunrise captured on 24×36 Wood Print

The Larkin brothers were introduced to me by an associate of mine and a marketing expert Jonathan Stuart, whom I’ve worked with on several high profile athlete blogs for international platforms. Jonathan, whose Greay Area consultancy service helps clients cut through the noise, says the key to Inkdot’s success is its focus on creating distinctive and premium products, as opposed to churning out sub-par prints like many online photo-printing-sites.

So I checked out some of Inkdot’s unique products and discovered that by uploading one of your cool digital images from Instagram, Facebook or your computer to their website, you can pick hip “material” options for sporting your great image, including: immortalize your favorite event (like a sports score celebration or outstanding concert) by getting the shot printed on cool coasters or on a square print; create a memorable piece of art out of your stored wedding pix or recent vacation photos printed directly into natural wood; you can embed your back-to-school kids’ images off your phone into aluminum, giving it a long-lasting vibrancy; better still, do yourself a solid, grab a cute pet photo, and impress your lady by splashing her pooch’s mug on a throw pillow or tote bag; or to really rock out, use Stiick, a special magnetic frame to show off your special photos.

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Wedding bliss and shenanigans on Coasters!

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Holding a vacation memory on a Square Paper Print

Nate Larkin offers:

People take photos and the only feedback is from sharing on social media platforms and getting likes. But with Inkdot, people can see their photos printed in a tactile, tangible way, something you can hold in your hand, and easily put up in your house, something you can experience every day. The nice thing about the Wood Print is that it comes ready to hang, you don’t need to put it in a frame and pay extra. And, our distinctive printed products return you to that memory, and help bring the stories behind the photos back to life again.

The Larkins, who have a wide-format printing background working in their father’s business, feel they’ve caught the right wave with their business, brought on by the affordability and progress of printer technology and the growth of high quality photos.

John explains, “We didn’t want to focus on printing every photo but wanted to print those unique images — while also thinking, let’s pair it with some really cool, high-end materials.” Nate smoothly continues, “We were really testing the assumption that you can only print on certain materials, like paper. By using different grades of wood, we were creating our own medium to print on.”

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On the wall, Golden Gate Bridge captured on 24×36 Wood Print

In their ongoing goal to create new mediums and a new sort of art, the brothers also feature select artists and designers whose related products are available to customers in Inkdot’s “marketplace.” John explains, “By hosting different digital artists, we’re promoting their designs to work in combination with what our clients want.”

But the Larkins have also glommed onto another change, as Nate suggests:

There’s been a lull in printing, with people storing all those digital photos. But now it’s coming back to people remembering those photo albums they used to go through at their parents’ house, and now wanting to experience that again. We see this push back to printing physical photos. And the response we’re getting, especially with material like our Wood Prints and Metal Prints, people are blown away by the quality. We’re not here to print every photo that’s taken on an iPhone. We’re here to print those special photos that mean a lot, and need to be shared with loved ones, friends and family.

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Sharing special and fun photos on 12×12 Wood Prints

Speaking of family, the Larkin brothers pride themselves on being a family business with John adding:

We’re constantly making sure our products are the best and really take satisfaction in what we do. It’s a family business and we’re going to be around for awhile. We want to grow an awareness about what’s possible. People often leave their photos in the ‘App’ and they don’t actually have the original image stored anywhere. Or, they still aren’t sure that they can print their photos from Instagram. Or that iPhone quality is now good enough to blow up to 24 x 36 size print. So bring us your wedding, memorable event, travel, cute kid or pet images, and we’ll creatively bring your stories and memories back to life.

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Ashley Jude Collie is a big fan of Inkdot’s artistic creations.

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13 Pearls of Wisdom for a Successful Life

What would people advise a hypothetical 22-year-old college graduate to do with his or her life? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.

Answer by Evan Asano, Founder and CEO of Mediakix, a leading influencer marketing company. Twitter: @evanasano, on Quora:

  1. Read. Ferociously. Everything you can get your hands. Join a book club. Imbibe books about personal development, communication, achievement, biographies, leadership, success, marketing, sales, business, entrepreneurship. You’ll do many things you may regret, but you will never ever regret spending time reading. Good sources of reading lists are Quora, blogs (Google 10 best books for …), Amazon (look for recommendations in categories, popular books with high ratings).
  2. Accept uncertainty. This comes from The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams: Deepak Chopra, a must-read for getting started out. There’s uncertainty to everything; the sooner you can embrace that, the sooner you’ll be able to leverage it. “You must give up the life you have planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” – Joseph Campbell
  3. Agree. With everything and everyone. Stop arguing, stop trying to control every scenario, stop trying to prove yourself right. You’ll never change anyone’s opinion through argument, and no one will remember if you’re right. Seek consensus. Groups, teams, and life move much better when harmonized than with discord.
  4. Be curious. There’s a vast, fantastic world out there. Foster your curiosity, and it will lead you to amazing places.
  5. Be open minded. Your opinions will change drastically on many, many things. The opinions you hold with absolute conviction may be very different in a few years. Don’t let those opinions get in the way of meeting people and experiencing things.
  6. Learn from adversity. You’ll experience challenges and adversity you can’t imagine right now. You’ll have a choice when you have these experiences, either see it as an obstacle or focus on what you can learn and how you can grow from the experience. It won’t be easy, but choose the later relentlessly, and you’ll grow in ways you can never imagine.
  7. Foster the growth mindset. Watch this: The power of belief — mindset and success
  8. Get out of your comfort zone. It sounds cliched, but it’s true. If you stay within your limits, you’ll never know what you’re capable of.
  9. Don’t hold onto the wrong things. Grudges, anger, opinions. Let them go, quickly.
  10. Travel. Get out and explore. Another thing you will never ever regret. Go to places you’d never think you’d go. Max out your vacation time every year. Take a few weeks off between jobs and travel. Save up for a year and take a few months off.
  11. Don’t wait for the right time or the right thing to say. For anything. Most of the time if you wait for the right time, you’ll be too late. Those who win in the world are the ones who speak up and take immediate action. You might say a few things you later regret, but you’ll regret not saying anything more.
  12. Don’t look for the perfect scenarios, partner, or job. Everyone sees success and wonders how Jobs and Wozniak found each other, the perfect partners. Well, it wasn’t the one-in-a-billion odds that they found each other; they made each other the perfect partners, pushed each other’s knowledge and expertise, and built Apple on their collective knowledge and energy. The vision of your career might include a high profile company or opportunity (e.g. work at Google, live in San Francisco), but don’t get hung up on these. Focus on the motivation behind that scenario rather than that goal.
  13. Provide value in the world. Money and success are common goals, but so many people often don’t achieve these in spite of there being a nearly universal goal. Money and success are important, but focus on creating value in the world first. The biggest disrupters didn’t do it because it would lead to money or fame. They did it because they wanted to change things. They saw a different future and created that. Look at Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg built a tool for Harvard students originally. It now has over 1.4 billion users! Wake up and think about what you can do to create value in the world to your friends and family, your company, your coworkers, your country.

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Bringing Your Wedding Inspiration to Life

Being a wedding planner to the stars, I’ve seen it all — from the fun and quirky to the romantic and classic. Most brides and grooms have a million ideas going through their heads as they peruse magazines, blogs and Pinterest for inspiration. But how do you bring all your inspiration to life? Whether you’re turning to a wedding planner, event designer or dabbling in DIY these are some of my favorite tips on how to make sure your personal style is represented at your event:

  • Inspiration Boards — First up: manage all that inspiration! Once you’ve decided on a theme, create a visual “mood board” that represents the look you want. Create a collage of magazine clippings or even a Pinterest board (just remember to set this to private if you’re keeping things under wraps) to share with vendors that demonstrates your general motif. Are there any particular colors, shapes or textures that grab your attention? Add it in!
  • Stationery — Your save the dates and wedding invitations set the tone for your affair so make sure the design aligns with your style. Choose colors, fonts and an overall concept that coordinates with your theme.

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This invitation from my collection for Wedding Paper Divas is perfect for a more formal celebration! (Photo courtesy of Dennis Kwan Photography)

  • Florals — Flowers can make a huge impact on your aesthetic. From centerpieces to flower crowns and accent pieces, you can choose flowers in certain colors and forms to emulate your vision.

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Going for a springy pastel or watercolor theme? Try a long floral piece at your head table arranging colors from lightest to darkest. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Kwan Photography)

  • Tablescapes — Guests spend a lot of time at the table, so it’s the perfect place to represent your concept with linens, place cards, menu cards, glassware and more. If budget allows, rental companies can provide table settings that match your taste perfectly — your caterer can help you decide exactly what you need.

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Layered fabrics with vintage dinnerware are excellent for achieving a classically romantic look. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Kwan Photography)

  • Furniture — Furniture is especially key for venues where you need to bring it all in (a park or vacant loft, for example). For a rustic look, choose farmhouse style or wooden tables. If you’re going modern, try furniture with some metallic accents.

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Metal bar tables like these would work great for a chic cocktail hour. Dim lighting and bold florals add a striking effect. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Kwan Photography)

  • Props — Bringing in extra props is a fun way to amp up your event theme. Think statement pieces fountains or antiques. If your space allows, bring in lighting fixtures that match your style. For example, candles give a romantic ambience while large crystal chandeliers add a hint luxury.

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This statement chair covered in succulents and greenery by Mark’s Garden is my absolute favorite! (Photo courtesy of Dennis Kwan Photography)

  • Food and Drink — Don’t stop at décor! Bring your inspiration to life with food and drink. A nautical beach wedding, for example, can serve mini lobster rolls and a maritime martini. Or warm your guests up with some spiced Irish coffee at a winter wonderland soiree.

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Grilled cheese, anyone? Serve ’em up at a country chic wedding for a mellower atmosphere. Guests would savor them an appetizer, late night snack, or even as part of the main event! (Photo courtesy of Tiffany Rose/Getty Images)

Just remember, while it’s valuable to pay attention to the small details of your wedding, the goal is to celebrate your love with those closest to you! So be sure to soak it all in.

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The author of The New York Times bestseller Escape returns with a moving and inspirational tale of her life after she heroically fled the cult she’d been raised in, her hard-won new identity and happiness, and her determination to win justice for the crimes committed against her family. In 2003, Carolyn Jessop, 35, a lifelong member of the extremist Mormon sect the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), gathered up her eight children, including her profoundly disabled four-year-old son, and escaped in the middle of the night to freedom. Jessop detailed the story of her harrowing flight and the shocking conditions that sparked it in her 2007 memoir, Escape. Reveling in her newfound identity as a bestselling author, a devoted mom, and a loving companion to the wonderful man in her life, Jessop thought she had put her past firmly behind her.             Then, on April 3, 2008, it came roaring back in full view of millions of television viewers across America. On that date, the state of Texas, acting on a tip from a young girl who’d called a hotline alleging abuse, staged a surprise raid on the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a sprawling, 1700-acre compound near Eldorado, Texas, to which the jailed  FLDS  “prophet” Warren Jeffs had relocated his sect’s most “worthy” members three years earlier. The ranch was being run by Merril Jessop, Carolyn’s ex-husband and one of the cult’s most powerful leaders. As a mesmerized nation watched the crisis unfold, Jessop once more was drawn into the fray, this time as an expert called upon to help authorities understand the customs and beliefs of the extremist religious sect with which they were dealing.             In Triumph, Jessop tells the real, and even more harrowing, story behind the raid and sets the public straight on much of the damaging misinformation that flooded the media in its aftermath. She recounts the setbacks (the tragic decision of the Supreme Court of Texas to allow the children in state custody to return to their parents) as well as the successes (the fact that evidence seized in the raid is the basis for the string of criminal trials of FLDS leaders that began in October 2009 and will continue throughout 2010), all while weaving in details of her own life since the publication of her first book. These include her budding role as a social critic and her struggle to make peace with her eldest daughter’s heartbreaking decision to return to the cult.             In the book’s second half, Jessop shares with readers the sources of the strength that allowed her not only to survive and eventually break free of FLDS mind control, but also to flourish in her new life. The tools of her transformation range from powerful female role models (grandmothers on both sides) to Curves fitness clubs (a secret indulgence that put her in touch with her body) to her college education (rare among FLDS women). With her characteristic honesty and steadfast sense of justice, Jessop, a trained educator who taught elementary school for seven years, shares her strong opinions on such controversial topics as homeschooling and the need for the court system to hold “deadbeat dads” accountable. (Among Jessop’s recent victories is a court decision that ordered her ex-husband to pay years of back child support.) An extraordinary woman who has overcome countless challenges and tragedies in her life, Jessop shows us in this book how, in spite of everything, she has triumphed—and how you
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How to Turn Your Life Around

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anais Nin

I had a hard time beginning this blog yesterday because, frankly, I was in a bit of a slump. I blame it on the endless left brain edits I had to make after the completion of a lengthy right brain novel. Add to that a good dose of tedium generated by the anticipated marketing effort and a smattering of grief as I buried my latest characters, and you have the full catastrophe. If you’re an author, you get the picture. If not, just follow me into a tangled forest somewhere in the Deep South complete with dense underbrush and huge overhanging thickets of Spanish moss. Now look up; way up. Tied to the branch of an ancient live oak is a slender but sturdy vine.

Hanging in wait.

I’ve seen this vine too many times not to understand that the choice is mine. I can climb it in good faith, lean back and swing into a sunlit clearing, or I can loop it around my creative neck and yank. In other words, I can find a way to reinvent myself after the completion of every story, or I can choke on the lack of creative oxygen a more practical job would provide. Writing is a tough business.

But it isn’t the only one.

Almost anyone in any career, relationship, or life situation has seen that figurative vine. Do we use it to swing into: new city, new career, new pair of arms? Or do we set up camp in the forest and whine? Do we disable ourselves or enable ourselves? Finding a way out of stagnation isn’t easy, especially if we assume the victim role. We’ve all done it: “You have no idea how hard this is!” “Nobody understands my pain!” The truth is, at least initially, most people prefer the comfort of a familiar negative to the discomfort of a positive change, however promising.

Sometimes we just want to yank the vine.

But giving up is the easy route, at least short term. I know I’d be miserable in any other occupation, no matter how defeated I may feel in a given moment. One thing I understand by now is that action is an inescapable part of the solution. I can take action now, or I can marinate in misery for another day or another year. It’s up to me. But at some point I have to sit my butt down in front of the computer and type. At some point I have to begin a new book or a new job. No one else can do it for me. But where to begin?

First, climb the vine.

For me, any upward movement out of an inert situation involves mental preparation–or what I like to call — meditation. Performed properly, meditation is one of the finest mental and spiritual panaceas available. Think of it as a sorbet, a mental palette cleanser. Or for the technically minded — a cache scrubber. For the non-techs, cache is the part of your computer where old links, passwords, and search histories are stored. After a while, all it really does is slow the computer down and create automatic responses that, especially if we are trying to do something new, are distracting and largely irrelevant. Old cache consumes critical space that could better be used to process new information more quickly. Cleaning the cache is an essential component of computer hygiene.

The practice of meditation is an essential component of mental hygiene.

Meditation, even ten minutes a day, has the potential to clear old habits, emotional patterns, automatic responses, and fixed belief systems that drag us down and shackle us to the past. Meditation combined with the clear intention to begin anew, has the power to ignite possibility. Possibility creates probability. Meditation quiets — and with practice, silences — the nagging voice that taunts, ‘Why bother? You’ll never get anywhere anyway. You’re finished.’

As a writer, I know I will never create a new story by re-using the same material over and over again. Somehow I have to drag my mind out of the past and into conscious and purposeful movement that exists nowhere but ‘now’. It’s safe to say that the reinvention of anyone’s life must apply the same principles–clean the cache and start fresh. Climb the vine. Life is a constant invention or it’s nothing at all. And that’s the good news. So how do you turn your life around?

One blissful meditative moment at a time.

If you’re in a dead-end job, meditate first, then do one thing to move out of that job today. Create a balance sheet of assets and liabilities — what you stand to gain and what you stand to lose. The loss is generally short-term, so long-term benefits become obvious. If you’re in a dead relationship, get help. The same ‘ole same ‘ole is a waste of precious time. Sooner or later, action is required to make things right. Don’t wait. Do it now. Lay your old stories to rest and breathe a lungful of invigorating fresh air. All things are truly possible. Believe it.

Guided meditations can get us started, but as we gain confidence in the process, we are most productive left alone in our own ‘inner rooms’. Close your eyes, place yourself in Divine Presence, and gently release intruding thoughts, one by one. With practice, you will gain more control over negative thoughts, and more peace and clarity with which to swing into new territory.

Slumps are temporary situations and should never be misconstrued as a way of life. We are not meant to waste our days in darkness. Life is a sacrament, and we its offering. What we must leave on its altar is an intentional life of purpose, nothing less.

Begin your new life now.

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Anna Kendrick Shares Her Perfect Life Motto With Elle Magazine

Anna Kendrick seems to have this thing we call life all figured out. 

In a recent interview with Elle magazine (for which she posed alongside celeb BFF Aubrey Plaza), the actress discusses everything from turning 30 to the best advice she’s ever received. But best of all, she shares her new life motto, in turn giving us all new words to live by. 

When asked if she has her own motto, Kendrick gave what might be one of her best responses ever: “I can’t think of anything that wouldn’t make me sound like a pretentious fuckface. Maybe that should be my motto: Don’t be a pretentious fuckface.”

That is pretty much the best advice anyone could give, and at least its honest. We can also think of a few people who could benefit from adopting it, too. (Ahem, Donald Trump). 

Throughout her career, Kendrick has also been on the receiving end of some great advice from industry peers like James Corden, who helped her get through her Oscars performance

She told the mag, “I remember when I was getting ready to perform at the Oscars with Neil Patrick Harris, I ran into James Corden from ‘Into the Woods,’ and I told him how nervous I was and he said, ‘You have to enjoy yourself because the 13-year-old you would punch yourself if you didn’t.’ I try to keep that in mind. I think that’s really great advice for everybody. To enjoy yourself in the good moments, and to push yourself in the hard moments.” 

Beyond sharing her wisdom, the “Pitch Perfect” star opened up to Elle about what it means to her to be 30 years old. 

“I started calling myself 30 when I turned 29. I feel really ready for it. I feel like in your twenties you have to put up with a lot of bullshit. I know you have to in your 30s as well, but you can always say, ‘You know what? I’m 30-goddamned years old so I’m going to go home before 2am because I can.’ I’m excited for that.”

To read her full interview, head to Elle.com.  

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Motherhood can be one of the most intense and transformative experiences of a woman’s life. While many books explore the do’s and don’ts of effective parenting, few offer guidance on navigating the tumultuous inner experience of being a mother, with all its joy, pain, change, and uncertainty. Your Children Will Raise You explores the profound inward challenges and rewards of motherhood, from first giving birth to the empty nest. The editorâ??herself a mother of two sonsâ??has chosen some of the most insightful writings about the emotional and spiritual landscape of motherhoodâ??twenty-four essays in allâ??drawn from the best books, articles, and essays, as well as two original essays. The authors speak from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, each exploring a unique dimension of the journey of motherhood. Your Children Will Raise You features writings by Poet and novelist Louise Erdrich, who captures the sheer wonder and awe of early motherhood. Ariel Goreâ??a self-described "hip-momma," fully in touch with today’s youth cultureâ??who reflects on the challenges of dealing with her own daughter’s adolescent rebellion. Journalist Joan Peters, who highlights the rise of the "Power Mom" and the risks of overparenting to our children and to ourselves. Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Huntâ??husband and wife psychotherapistsâ??explore why it is that our own childhoods so often come back to haunt us when we become parents ourselves. Zen teacher Cheri Huber offers a spiritual perspective: sometimes it’s us parents who need a "time out"â??time to get in touch with ourselves so we can be more fully present and loving with our children.
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Who Hid My Strengths? An Educational Parody of Life

Gilbert the mouse was walking across a farmer’s field when out of the blue, he wondered where he got his strength. Though he thought he knew otherwise, the reality was that his strength came from his choices — and nothing more.

As we think about the idea of our strengths and gifts in life resulting from nothing more than the choices that we make, it is important to consider the following idea that an amazing Boston cab driver named Ronald* shared with me as I headed from Cambridge to the airport.

*His real name was changed so that you might look for strengths in every cab driver, not just one of them.

It was that our life was like a book, and each day was like turning to a new page. We did not need to live in the past — after all, the future is always a lure and dream ahead in times yet to come. Instead, we just need to keep things simple, see positives in every day and on every page, and just look for ways to share positivity with others wherever we can.

He also told me the story of a quadriplegic man he met before the holidays one year. The man certainly struggled with more than physical life, and was poor as well. To really add insult to injury, there were people close by who observed the man’s condition and laughed at him. As disrespectful as that is, Ronald was simply called to service. He encouraged the man, recognized his self-worth and gave him a gift for the holiday.

Listening to Ronald, I was instantly thankful for the traffic. Ronald’s words were like a sail amidst a tempest, not fighting the wind but harnessing it for the greater good. We made it to the airport on time and the conversation was a boost for us both.

This type of a resilient attitude causes me to think about strengths in life, and their definition, source, outcome when lacking, and outcomes when utilized. And alas, this leads back to the little story about Gilbert.

Strengths in Life, what are they?

As Gilbert looked upon a green, spotted piece of cheese, he thought certainly this must not be a source of strength for me. After all, I like fresh, sharp yellow cheese.

Culturally, the typical family consists of two children, a nice home, and perhaps a dog or cat. But of course, not included in that picture are ideas like fostering, same sex couples with children, couples without kids, or divorcees without custody. No, some of the realities of our country are really thought of as outside of a norm rather than as purposeful, intentional, or helpful.

In a similar way, strengths in life are often looked at as gleaming characteristics of greatness, pedigrees of persistence and dedication, or genius-like decision-making prowess at work or home. But what about all the day-to-day wise decisions we make — or even the ones that seem like ordinary decisions but when added up over time are the grit that makes great parents, excellent employees, faithful friends, and dedicated loved ones? After all, like a book, if each page is simply filled with some consistently wise and positive choices, then the destination of the story will likewise be of this important nature.

Having written a book that encourages educators to find strengths in all students — even the hurting ones — I am biased. I think that strengths are not incredibly difficult to find if you have a caring heart for the person for whom you are looking to build up. That book is called Ending School Shootings, but really it could be the process of ending any set of negative outcomes that a troubled young person could engage in or find themselves yearning to commit. For now, that text has gotten enough coverage to warrant bringing us back to the case of Gilbert.

How do I find my strengths?

Because Gilbert was fooled into thinking that one of the best types of cheese was bad, he starved and then looked for sustenance. Crumbs, junk food left over by big people, and the ends of potato chip bags ultimately did not satisfy. So Gilbert returned to where he started and as his eyes set upon the green wedge of cheese, his stomach let out a noticeable and later persistent growl.

If I were aged 11-15, I (or a caring adult advocate who was trying to help me) would look at the website, Strengths Explorer by Gallup, at www.strengths-explorer.com. Or another method is to tap the benefits of free tools like those that measure Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences, such as through a free online website.

Alternatively, if I were 16-18 years old or an adult with the same questions, I would try the adult strengths-based tool, at www.strengthsfinder.com, which is also by Gallup. These tools, or similar profiles of strengths you might think of as you work with young people can be a great asset in developing and enhancing a life-compass inside a young person.

What if I don’t find my strengths?

As Gilbert sat in front of the towering wedge and tried to imagine it was a yellow bite of his favorite variety, he felt sad. “If only” he kept saying, rather than, “Oh my heavens, I am so happy to have found exactly what I am looking for.”

Indeed, we live in a society that says it values strengths in people. As I said before, however, the trouble is that our society only values the great gains that look like strengths, or the powerful attributes of victors. But is a weakness a strength?

Here is a simple example that might make this point clearer. In the course of finding my own strengths, I noticed an area where I truly was weak. In other words, in the four domains of strengths depicted by Gallup (executing, influencing. relationship building, strategic thinking), there was one area where I had no strengths.

At first that area seemed like green cheese to me, a thing to be avoided. But ironically I found out through some not terribly comfortable experiences that this area of weakness was actually an area of buried strength waiting to be unearthed.

Gallup makes it clear that there is no perfect profile of the top three or five strengths that a person has. They surveyed thousands of leaders and caricatured some really powerful and even emblematic ones in the page-turner, Strengths-Based Leadership.

Some of these amazing leaders had a balance of strengths in each of the four domains while others had most or all of their strengths grouped in one category that made them stand out, or perhaps a couple.

But as I share this, I quite recently came back to that area which I thought was my allotment of green cheese and decided to learn more about it. Two classes later that my work sponsored me in, I found that the cheese was actually not greener on the other side of the room with other people in the class. In fact, we all were choosing to learn more about an area that we knew could be a benefit to others through us.

What about my weak points?

So finally, Gilbert after a lengthy look at that green cheese took a bite. Instantly, the taste was unfamiliar – almost gritty and yet sharp at first – but then it happened. Gilbert’s hunger subsided and he continued in his path in life with a new spring in his step. He learned that every bit of green cheese he could find in his life could actually be a beautiful thing if he also balanced it with his more inherent areas of gifting (the sharp yellow cheese).

As we make a hard choice for the first time, it then becomes easier after that. And so, as we choose one day to look at a weaker area (or areas) and simply learn more about causes and potential benefits, we might find that the true essence of our inherent creativity and purpose can be unlocked. If not anything else, this new area can cause us to change — which is always a good habit for those who want to keep their mind young and flexible.

And who knows, but what if that thing we call green cheese — because it feels hard for us to choose on the first time — is actually a wedge of fresh, sharp yellow cheese for someone else. And so by choosing something that is hard for us initially, we can be a refreshing message of hope for someone else in a way we never actually expected.

What if I apply my strengths?

Gilbert, having his fill of green cheese, almost thought he might never go back to the good old yellow kind until it happened. From inside his once famished tummy protruded a lump and then came a distinguishable noise that he tried to hide until, viola, it came out. Burp. Instantly embarrassed, Gilbert with a furry yet reddened little face realized anew that while his weaknesses could be his strengths, he should better try to live through his main areas of gifting. Then out of a satisfied heart, he could allow the greener areas to humble him into being a better… mouse.

In the end, like Gilbert we might ask ourselves about why our weaknesses are so elusive. In fact, sometimes the only way we see them is when hardship, or pain, or our own mistakes or others’ mistakes make a difficult circumstance into an undesirable reality.

But it is in those times that we must remember that what is green might actually what is golden. For indeed, our weakest weaknesses might become the wellspring out of which our strongest strengths can make us into a really helpful person unlike we ever expected. Why not try to find that kind of positive picture in ourselves and in others?

And if I ask who hid my strengths, I have to be honest about things. It’s not someone else who hides them, but instead it’s me who avoids looking for them.

After all, if you cannot find you own strengths even though they are inside of you waiting to be tapped, then the answer is simple.

So, “Who hid my strengths?” you ask.

The answer is that it could only be you. After all, the “choice” is yours.

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Jonathan J. Doll, PhD, wrote the book, Ending School Shootings. The book is dedicated to the courageous student, Claire Davis, and all proceeds from the first two months of sales are being donated to three charities, including the Arapahoe High School Community Fund, the Sandy Hook Promise, and in Michigan the Alma Stallworth Scholarship Foundation Fund. Learn more at http://www.endingschoolshootings.org.

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Harry Styles Falls Again Because It’s The Story Of His Life

Reuniting his butt with the floor once again, Harry Styles took another tumble at a concert in Toronto on Thursday.

It’s just the latest chapter in Style’s epic battle against gravity, which seems to have been going on for a while now:

Recently, during a time we assume he wasn’t falling to the seat of his pants, Styles and One Direction released the video for their new single. It’s called “Drag Me Down.”

Yeah, “Drag Me Down.” Has there ever been a more appropriate song title in the history of music?

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Triumph: Life After The Cult–a Survivor's Lessons

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The author of The New York Times bestseller Escape returns with a moving and inspirational tale of her life after she heroically fled the cult she’d been raised in, her hard-won new identity and happiness, and her determination to win justice for the crimes committed against her family. In 2003, Carolyn Jessop, 35, a lifelong member of the extremist Mormon sect the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), gathered up her eight children, including her profoundly disabled four-year-old son, and escaped in the middle of the night to freedom. Jessop detailed the story of her harrowing flight and the shocking conditions that sparked it in her 2007 memoir, Escape. Reveling in her newfound identity as a bestselling author, a devoted mom, and a loving companion to the wonderful man in her life, Jessop thought she had put her past firmly behind her.             Then, on April 3, 2008, it came roaring back in full view of millions of television viewers across America. On that date, the state of Texas, acting on a tip from a young girl who’d called a hotline alleging abuse, staged a surprise raid on the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a sprawling, 1700-acre compound near Eldorado, Texas, to which the jailed  FLDS  “prophet” Warren Jeffs had relocated his sect’s most “worthy” members three years earlier. The ranch was being run by Merril Jessop, Carolyn’s ex-husband and one of the cult’s most powerful leaders. As a mesmerized nation watched the crisis unfold, Jessop once more was drawn into the fray, this time as an expert called upon to help authorities understand the customs and beliefs of the extremist religious sect with which they were dealing.             In Triumph, Jessop tells the real, and even more harrowing, story behind the raid and sets the public straight on much of the damaging misinformation that flooded the media in its aftermath. She recounts the setbacks (the tragic decision of the Supreme Court of Texas to allow the children in state custody to return to their parents) as well as the successes (the fact that evidence seized in the raid is the basis for the string of criminal trials of FLDS leaders that began in October 2009 and will continue throughout 2010), all while weaving in details of her own life since the publication of her first book. These include her budding role as a social critic and her struggle to make peace with her eldest daughter’s heartbreaking decision to return to the cult.             In the book’s second half, Jessop shares with readers the sources of the strength that allowed her not only to survive and eventually break free of FLDS mind control, but also to flourish in her new life. The tools of her transformation range from powerful female role models (grandmothers on both sides) to Curves fitness clubs (a secret indulgence that put her in touch with her body) to her college education (rare among FLDS women). With her characteristic honesty and steadfast sense of justice, Jessop, a trained educator who taught elementary school for seven years, shares her strong opinions on such controversial topics as homeschooling and the need for the court system to hold “deadbeat dads” accountable. (Among Jessop’s recent victories is a court decision that ordered her ex-husband to pay years of back child support.) An extraordinary woman who has overcome countless challenges and tragedies in her life, Jessop shows us in this book how, in spite of everything, she has triumphed—and how you
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Discover the hidden culprit behind the ''middle-age spread''–and the simple plan that''s helped hundreds of women over 30 break the fat cycle!It''s an all-too-common problem once you hit thirty: Despite your best efforts, you just can''t seem to lose the extra weight around your middle, and you look in the mirror wondering what month and year you lost your waistline. Medical research proves you''re not alone–that the average American gains one to two pounds a year after age thirty–usually around the stomach. Not only does this excess belly fat make you look and feel bad, it''s the most damaging kind of fat; a precursor to heart attacks and certain types of cancer.To the contrary of other diet books, C.W. Randolph, M.D., a champion for women''s health, explains that the real reason behind this problem has less to do with calories, carbs, or crunches and everything to do with a little-known but very real medical problem called ''estrogen dominance.'' By treating thousands of women safely and effectively for over two decades, Dr. Randolph has discovered why we are in the midst of an estrogen epidemic and how you can save your waistline . . . and your health . . . using his 3-step plan comprised of an anti-estrogenic diet, natural progesterone supplementation, and exercise. You''ll learn:-How to self-diagnose estrogen dominance-The top ten belly-blasting foods that jump-start weight loss and maintain hormone balance-How your sleep patterns, exercise habits, and stress levels impact your hormone levels-Which vitamins and supplements support, not sabotage, your overall hormone balanceThe result? Well within four weeks you''ll lose pounds and inches… and reveal the flat belly–and the health and vitality that go along with it.
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Candid, self-deprecating, and absolutely unique, professional surfer Mick Fanning reveals his life story while imparting plenty of practical surfing tips Mick Fanning is young, but he’s had many experiences that most of us never will. How does it feel to lose a brother? Win a world title? Rip your hamstring muscle clean off the bone? Weave through a zippering Superbank barrel for 20 or 30 seconds or paddle over the ledge at places like Pipeline and Teahupo? Have scoliosis so bad you can’t get off the floor? Address the New South Wales state of origin team before a match, bowl to Matty Hayden, and have Dave Warner belt you for consecutive sixes? Mick tells his life story candidly?in turns funny, sensitive, thoughtful, self-deprecating?while providing intimate insights into the personal lessons gained along the way, with practical tips on surfing technique, fitness, nutrition, board design, travel, competitive strategies, and mental clarity. Mick has overcome personal tragedy and career-threatening injury on his way to claiming the 2007 world surfing title. Universally acknowledged as the most focused and driven competitive surfer of his era, his approach to surfing, sports psychology, life, and relationships makes fascinating reading.

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Take Your Love Life Into the Woods (And I Don’t Just Mean Sex Outdoors)

2015-08-21-1440186047-1294493-ID10073595.jpgIs your love life the romantic equivalent of a suburb? All plotted and predictable bits of grass and shrubbery; quiet, controlled, and so boring you want to blow your brains out? Time to leave the suburbs—and head into the woods.

This lesson comes to you by way of an unlikely source: Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods.” The main story line is this: a childless baker and his wife, in a land far far away, are sent into the woods by a witch who promises to lift the childless curse she put on them if they bring back a few ingredients. Sort of like a very dramatic, life-or-death errand run. And it will require bravery, brains, and a little trickery to get it done.

The baker is a nice enough guy, but he’s a victim—of a spell, of circumstance (none of this is his ‘fault,’ etc.). Not the manliest of men. But all of that changes when he heads into the woods, which, here and in every other fairy tale, represent all that is dangerous and risky and unpredictable about the world and ourselves.

The baker’s wife follows her husband into the woods and is struck by what she sees. She sings in “It Takes Two”:

You’ve changed.
You’re daring.
You’re different in the woods.
More sure.
More sharing.
You’re getting us through the woods.

You’ve changed.
You’re thriving.
There’s something about the woods.
Not just
Surviving.
You’re blossoming in the woods.

She’s getting hot for him again, plain and simple. Not only because he’s being decisive and exhibiting a stronger, more manly appeal, but because, well, they’re not where they were. They’re not stuck in their little hovel with their same old worries and habits and flaws. They have risen to a new occasion.

At home I’d fear
We’d stay the same forever.
And then out here—
You’re passionate
Charming,
Considerate,
Clever…

The woods has tested their relationship, and revived it. Then, together they go and rip off poor Jack by trading him five magic beans for his aging cow. But that’s another story.

My point is this: We spend so much time seeking comfort, order, predictable assurance in our lives and our relationships that we mistakenly beat back what remains of the woods with a lawnmower and call it adulthood.

In her fantastic book Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel tells us that “the challenge for modern couples lies in reconciling the need for what’s safe and predictable with the wish to pursue what’s exciting, mysterious, and awe-inspiring.”

We expose the deliciously dark shadows of mystery and domesticate every last bit of wild within us. Responsibility. Maturity. And with it goes our wilder, untamed, but undeniably exciting nature, our lustiness, our sensuality, and our passion.

Here’s how to get back into the woods:

Embrace uncertainty. One of my colleagues, Matthew Walker, coach and author of Adventure in Everything, teaches this concept in his workshops. He says that what we endeavor to do in our lives, careers, and relationships is made that much more rewarding if it has an uncertain outcome. Meaning: When you only go after what has a certain, predictable result, you don’t get a fraction of the fulfillment from it. If you’re single, it means throwing yourself in the dating wilderness and seeing it not as a chore or a dreaded, horrible thing, but as an adventure.

Explore fantasy. This is what Fifty Shades of Grey did for hundreds of thousands of wives (and husbands, too). It didn’t have to be a literary masterpiece to do what it did: Lured people into the woods of their erotic imaginations. Sure it felt a little wrong—that’s why it worked. Erotica is one way to do it, but even more fun is talking about your own darker urges, and possibly trying them out for real.

Go somewhere a little risky. Skip the tame pool-side excursion and opt for an adrenaline-inspired adventure (whether it’s literally hiking thru the woods, or rock climbing, etc.). You need to be somewhere vastly different than you’ve been. You may bring the partner you have known, but he (or she) may look a little different on the journey. A friend of mine goes away with her husband to far-flung places like Egypt and Peru every year. Seeing him in unfamiliar settings and sharing adventures keeps their relationship alive. If you’re single, take a solo trip. The sheer adventure of travel opens you up to all kinds of romantic interludes.

Create some distance. Perel writes, “There’s a powerful tendency in long-term relationships to favor the predictable over the unpredictable. Yet eroticism thrives on the unpredictable.” Do something out of character. Get dressed up, wear a new perfume, change your hair—whatever. Tell your partner you have plans, but be vague. Or, have him meet you at a restaurant where you haven’t been. Allow some silence, distance, mystery, and you reintroduce a little of the initial chase you had when you were first courting. Let him guess what you’re up to. Be coy. Sly. Inviting. As opposed to, say, peeing with the door open. Start acting like the person you were before you had a partner—the very person he or she was attracted to. Put yourself somewhere where he has to come find you. It’s hard to long for someone when they’re sitting right there. Make him follow you into the woods.

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Proust

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Will an Ivy League degree — or even your next advanced degree — bring you happiness, satisfaction and personal success?

I’m not sure if two recent trips around the northeast or August back-to-school fever prompted this question that beckoned a response.

Surprisingly, within a 10-day time span, I’d visited over a dozen university campuses to query students, observe campus cultures and cultivate something of an answer.

I’ve always venerated higher thought and education played a significant role in my upbringing. So did the pursuit of happiness. At times, my desire for happiness conflicted with social beliefs and educational expectations.

For example, in their effort to have me follow in my grandfather’s footsteps as an attorney, my parents sent me to a private prep school for girls. The education was supposed to be better than our public high school, but the constricting atmosphere dampened my spirit. I excelled in academics but also turned anorexic.

A return to public high school buoyed me and I regained energy as well as girth.

By the time I was college bound, the need for an appealing culture was as important to me as access to a quality education. Stepping onto the grounds of Boston College during a campus visit, I knew I’d found a welcome home. I sensed a place where I could grow intellectually while remaining pleasantly grounded.

However, law school proved a different experience. Trying to please parents whose professional goal for me had never changed, I moved back to New Jersey after graduation and trudged into my next academic chapter.

My LSATs were decent. I’d been accepted to several law schools in New York but instinctively knew that commuting via public transportation during inclement weather would prove an easy deterrent to attendance. I opted instead for Seton Hall Law School in Newark, a mere 12-minute drive from home.

Our L1 class was intimate. I marveled at several fellow classmates who carried passionate desires for a future in law. Two others who spent several post-graduate years gaining business and life experience knew exactly why they were pursuing a J.D. too.

For me, there was neither passion nor sufficient life experience. I perceived no joy spending the majority of my adult years practicing law. I exited mid-stream and never looked back.

While the loss to my family was palpable, I could no longer carry the excess weight. I was purposed to find my own life calling and could no longer support the expectations of others. The decision to leave was daunting. However, the rewards of developing my own talents and paving my own path to professional success proved golden.

I marveled at this most recent university pilgrimage which spanned two recent trips up north.

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Smiling during my recent return to Seton Hall School of Law

A trip to New England with my husband for his New England Basketball Hall of Fame induction gave us a few days for tooling around the region by car. While in Connecticut, we toured the campuses of Yale, Trinity College and Quinnipiac University .

A visit to Providence, Rhode Island brought us to College Hill for Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design. Checking out the resort town of Newport, I stumbled upon Salve Regina University, uniquely housed within a waterfront mansion.

Onward to Massachusetts, we toured our alma mater Boston College and College of the Holy Cross, another Jesuit institution and BC rival from our era.

As my husband flew back to Florida, I boarded a bus to New York. A few days in Newark, NJ brought me together with old friends and my first return to Seton Hall Law School since my departure.

The next day, a friend pursuing her PhD picked me up for lunch and brought me to Seton Hall’s main campus where she’s currently matriculating. We toured the quiet grounds and investigated Seton Hall’s Graduate School of Diplomacy.

My final stops on the university circuit arrived while spending time with our Brooklyn-based daughter. A lengthy summer walk through Manhattan brought me to the grounds of Columbia University and, finally, to Fordham Law.

Each collegiate venue delivered its own culture and sense of place. I appreciated every school’s unique strengths and assets. But rather than checking out admissions statistics, tuition costs or the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report, I was on a different kind of journey.

I wanted to investigate those on a path of personal happiness and needed to chat with those heading toward career and life satisfaction.

Not surprisingly, I unearthed no correlation between happiness and the more rarefied universities. Neither did I find a lack of expectation or joy at some of the lesser known institutions.

Instead, I discovered that stressed, anxious and sometimes near panic-stricken students were those feeling compelled to attain goals held in esteem by others — rather than themselves.

Conversely, the confident and energized students were those whose university provided them with the conduit to do what they had a personal passion for and engage with what they truly loved.

While at Columbia, I was inspired to ask about the pillars of our lives. The question is as pertinent for the academic as it is for anyone on a path toward life purpose and satisfaction.

A young coed I chatted with captured my reflective question on video. I hope you pause to watch it and ask yourself this question, too.

You may be studying as an undergrad, a graduate student or even as a life long learner.

Whatever your goals, may you find your pursuits of higher learning helping you to raise the unique — and satisfying — pillars of your life!

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Britney Spears already has magical mermaid hair, but now she has a tail to match.

The singer shared a photo on Instagram of herself dressed in a shimmering mermaid’s tail while hanging poolside with her adorable sons. The performer paired her blue tail with a striped blue-and-white bikini top, and her pastel blue locks are seen cascading over her shoulders. 

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A Life Of Reading Women

At first, it was an accident.

I was a freshman in college and was taking a 45-minute plane ride home to visit my parents. Due to some mixture of indecision and neuroticism (What if we crash?! I didn’t want to be stranded on an island, or worse, Waco, Texas, without something to read!), I always packed three or four books for the trip.

Hobby-wise, I’d barely graduated from high school, where I mostly got lost in sci-fi stories and other very conceptual plots recommended by teachers: Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk, Don DeLillo. I’d signed up for classes taught by professors who assigned more of the same, with the exception of one, who constructed a syllabus made up only of books that had been banned or censored at one point in time (a self-proclaimed scoundrel, he also dressed and talked a little like Han Solo). So, slowly, I learned about Henry Miller’s hunger and Vladimir Nabokov’s fancy prose.

I didn’t look for myself in the stories I read, but sometimes I found myself in them anyway. When I did, it was like glancing in one of those pore-maximizing mirrors — I looked away as quickly as possible.

 

It never occurred to me — or, at least, it didn’t trouble me — that I read far more books by and about men than books by and about women. There were a few fabulous exceptions, but overall gender didn’t dictate my reading list, the same way it didn’t dictate selecting a doctor or a roommate. Citing progressiveness, I claimed not to see gender. I read what I read because I liked solving the central puzzles, liked the anti-establishment tones, liked the thinly veiled philosophy lessons at the core of each story. What teen isn’t searching for an adoptable creed? I was a rambunctious reader; I didn’t want life explained to me plainly, or worse, with a shrug.

I didn’t necessarily look for myself in the stories I read, but sometimes I found myself in them anyway. When I did, it was like glancing in one of those pore-maximizing mirrors — I looked away as quickly as possible.

So, any given carry-on could’ve had my worn copy of On the Road stashed in it, nestled under tampons and tangled headphones. But both in my light and thoughtful reading choices, I neglected to hear to womens’ voices.

On this particular trip, I decided to pack John Updike’s Rabbit, Run (a suggestion) and an anthology of short stories (an assignment). An ex-athlete feeling disenchanted with the strange glory we attach to sports, I was looking forward to Updike, and cracked it open excitedly. But about 20 pages in, I had to stop. A paragraph I’d read made me physically sick.

 


Rich girls frigid? Nymphomaniacs? Must vary. Just women after all […] Funny how the passionate ones are often tight and dry and the slow ones wet. The thing is play them until just a touch. You can tell: their skin under the fur gets all loose like a puppy’s neck.

 

I don’t support trigger warnings, but my experience with Updike feels like a case in their favor. Those words — “all loose like a puppy’s neck” — still pop into my head sometimes like an intrusive thought. Reading them for the first time, I felt reduced to a pet, an animal. But, still, I was conflicted. I remembered the words of my professor, the one who introduced me to more realistic fiction: “This isn’t Oprah’s Book Club. Reading isn’t therapy. It isn’t about you.” Why, then, couldn’t I appreciate Updike, a sort of linguistic wizard who, magically, strings letters together in ways that pop and dazzle? As a reader was I somehow less than if I couldn’t suspend my personal associations with a story, focusing instead on the way it moved, the way it artfully recreated life?

For the first time, I didn’t care. Because as much as reading and writing are about crafting cities and people out of letters and sounds that perfectly match their settings and characters, it is also about explaining the world, or a specific view of it. And as a freshman in a male-dominated English department, I listened to men explaining their specific views of the world to me all day.

Over the next few years I came to realize that, speaking very generally, books written by or about non-marginalized people (read: white men) tend to claim an objective representation of “truth” (as so happens in my once beloved On the Road). This makes sense — their voices are already synched up with the loudest, or most amplified, voices we hear each day. Alternatively, they feature characters who are misfits, questioning or working against an overarching rule or viewpoint (as so happens in my still-beloved Slaughterhouse-Five).

On the other hand, books by or about marginalized people don’t need these constructed misfit scenarios to keep things interesting — in a sense, we’re already misfits. We already work against society’s norms; all we have to do is tell it straight. And, as I’ve grown up, I’ve grown more interested in these subtler stories.

Obligatory disclaimer: #NotAllMen. Obviously, there are exceptions — especially outside stuffy high school and college curriculums. But it’d be wrong to assume that egregiously misogynistic protagonists (only sometimes created by egregiously misogynistic authors) like Rabbit are relics. In plenty of contemporary male writers’ stories, women end up mocked, ridiculed and taken advantage of. Karl Ove Knausgaard’s self-effacing My Struggle relates his affairs with preteen girls; The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides (who’s shown that he can write women well, if he tries) features a ridiculous feminist character who puzzlingly blames all of society’s problems on the phallic shapes of buildings; Jonathan Franzen’s forthcoming book Purity has a plucky female protagonist who’s destined to become a batty recluse once she loses her sex appeal.

Enough!

These stories may accurately reveal some of life’s sad realities, but they shouldn’t drown out the voices telling us how women think about women. And they totally do. Books by men get reviewed more often, win awards more often, serve as inspiration for budding writers more often. As one writer recently learned, using a male pseudonym gave her a serious leg up with agents. These revelations have prompted movements, including 2014’s Year of Reading Women, and a new suggestion that 2018 should be deemed a Year of Publishing Women. And while I think the pool of what we publish should be anything but monolithic and restricted, I hope publishers jump on board.

Because whether I like it or not, gender is in everything I read, trumpeted loudly or tucked quietly between the lines. In fact, that day on the plane I unknowingly signed up for a longer-term commitment: a life of reading (mostly) women — or at least as many women as I do men.

Whether I like it or not, gender is in everything I read, trumpeted loudly or tucked quietly between the lines.

Put off as I was by Updike, I needed a palette cleanser. I opened the short story anthology to its Table of Contents, and chose the shortest one in it, just so I could fixate quickly on anything else. Grace Paley’s “Wants” was two pages long. Perfect.

It begins simply with a narrator running into her ex-husband on the steps of their local library. The disagreements that ended their marriage are quickly resurfaced: he had grand ambitions, she aspired to dreamier, less clearly defined accomplishments. He makes a snide remark about how she never had their mutual friends over for dinner; she’s left to contemplate her worth. In an evocative paragraph, Paley writes:

 


“He had had a habit throughout the twenty-seven years of making a narrow remark which, like a plumber’s snake, could work its way through the ear down the throat, half-way to my heart. He would then disappear, leaving me choking with equipment. What I mean is, I sat down on the library steps and he went away.” 

 

So simply, and in an aptly passive voice, she characterized the feeling I’d had minutes earlier reading Rabbit Run, sitting by as a man tried to explain me to myself. For this reason her story has become a classic; a writer who selected it for Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading newsletter mused of her “attempt not only to write the wrongs, but to right the wrongs, being an object lesson more important than any element of craft.”

Which is why women writers like Grace Paley matter. Because while reading “Wants,” and, later, her other stories, I saw myself. And I didn’t look sexy, or like some weird, furry animal. I didn’t have a mystical air or superpowers, but I didn’t need saving, either. I just looked like a person, flawed but good. I read the story over and over until the plane landed. Now, I practically know it by heart.

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Every relationship is different, of course, but there are certain universal truths about married life that ring true no matter who you love or where you live. 

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It’s hard to get Jake Owen away from the water.
Even on a day off from his nationwide tour with Kenny Chesney, the country music star made a side trip to Lake Tahoe.
“It’s my first time here, so I’m going to see what the lake has to offer,” he said.
An avid boater, fisherman, wakeboarder and surfer, Owen has built a following with good-time anthems such as “Beachin’” that connect with a youthful, fun-loving audience.
So it makes  sense that Owen has teamed up with the Salt Life apparel brand that will be cosponsoring his tour this fall.
He’ll also serve as one of the company’s “team members,” which include fishermen, surfers and divers.
“I’ve been a fan of what the brand has to offer for a while. It complements the life I live,” Owen said. “I like to spend my free time on the water. That’s how I unwind.”
The singer said he’s a “big clothing guy and I enjoy getting dressed up,” and at award shows he likes to “look nice and dapper.” But he’s most comfortable in board shorts, T-shirts and flip-flops. “My day-to-day life is very casual,” he said.
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10 Ways Gratitude Makes Your Life Better

It’s no accident that all of the major world religions employ some form of gratitude in their rituals. It’s simply because it makes our daily life better, even if you’re not religious nor spiritual.

Gratitude is the feeling of being thankful and showing appreciation for what is in our lives. And thankfulness and appreciation are a pathway to a life of happiness and well-being. When you pause and recognize all of the wonderful things in your life, you feel happier. Appreciation keeps us focused on what is already good in our lives, and opens up the doorway to more goodness to flow into our lives. Gratitude also equips us to handle setbacks and failures in a more resilient way. Science is producing mounting research that our lives are much better when we practice gratitude.

And indeed, gratitude does make your life better in the following ways…

1. You Feel More Satisfied
Not completely happy with your life? Gratitude is a lasting feeling that sustains you longer than other fleeting sensations. Grateful people are more satisfied with their lives because they focus more on what they do appreciate in their life. When you practice gratitude, you take time to appreciate the things that you’re thankful for in your life. And this means that you won’t be longing as much for what’s missing in your life, because you won’t pay as much attention to it.

2. You Motivate Others
When you say “thank you” to someone, they feel that you appreciate what you did for them, even if just a little bit. Saying “thank you” is therefore a powerful motivator for others to keep helping you again, because you are rewarding them with your appreciation. Have you ever noticed how it feels when someone doesn’t appreciate what you did for them? It makes you not want to help them again in the future because they don’t appreciate it. Small thank you’s go a long way, whether it’s a simple text message or a thoughtful email, you can never show someone enough gratitude.

3. You’re Happier
Grateful people are happier. They’re more in tune with what’s going well in their lives and focus more on the positive. When you actually count your blessings (I’m grateful for today’s beautiful weather, for my new shoes, for my close friends, etc) it puts you in a positive and uplifting mood. It’s very enjoyable to recognize the things that you might have been taking for granted, and to feel joy for having them in your life.

4. You’re More Resilient
Throughout your life you’ll experience many setbacks and failures. So having good coping skills is vital for us to have a thriving and successful life. When life knocks you down yet you still practice gratitude, you can humbly appreciate the temporary defeat as a learning lesson. When you’re faced with challenges, you can thank God or the Universe for giving you an opportunity to practice your patience and strength. When you’re grateful you focus more on the opportunities that failures give you, rather than its negative consequences.

5. You Deepen Your Social Ties
Gratitude has the power to deepen your social bonds and connections with others. When you live in a state of gratitude, you have better relationships with your peers. It also enhances your ability to form and nurture relationships, as your friends and family members experience the positive vibes of your appreciation for them and for life. Your energy changes when you’re grateful, and you go from being a “downer” to being a positive person. And this is very attractive to everyone else around and strengthens your relationships.

6. You Have Better Health
Gratitude has been linked to better physical health, as well as better sleep and reduced stress levels. You can live a much better life when you’re grateful because as you improve your relationship to the world, you feel better within your body. Grateful people take better care of themselves as they appreciate their health more.

7. You Increase Your Self-control
As David DeSteno says, “When you’re faced with a chal­lenging temptation in the moment, rather than solely trying to exert willpower, simply stop­ping and thinking of some­thing you’re grateful for should enhance your ability to make a wiser decision.” As life coach Peter Lambert says, gratitude gives you more patience and makes you less selfish.

8. Your Relationships Improves
When you’re more grateful and generous to the people who you care most about, your relationships improve. Not only will they feel more appreciated by you, but when they feel more appreciated and cared for, they’ll reflect positive feelings back towards you. As opposed to taking each other for granted, when you truly appreciate your significant other, your relationship becomes more magical again.

9. You’re Less Materialistic
When you appreciate what you already have, you realize that a bigger house or a new car are not the things that will really make you happier deep down. In fact, material things can actually feel sort of empty and meaningless. But when you’re thankful that you have a roof over your head and plenty of food to eat — something not everyone around the world has — you won’t be as tied to physical things anymore.

10. You Enrich Your Children
Research has shown that when you encourage gratitude in children, it has some remarkable effects. It turns out that kids who are grateful are happier, experience less volatile emotions, and feel that life has more meaning to them.

Gratitude is an emotion that’s worth cultivating as it will make your life better. You can start simply, by thinking of five things in your day today that you’re grateful for. There’s no doubt that we all want to be happy, have good relationships, and good health. The only thing you need to do to create more of these good things in your life, is to cultivate the gratitude within you.

Do you want to feel more grateful and happier in your life? A life coach will teach you how to practice gratitude and be happier. Click here to learn more about life coaching and how it can change your life. With an online personal life coach you can find your path in life, reach your goals, and be happier.

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The Only Way to Eternal Life

The Only Way to Eternal Life


For thousands of years mankind has been searching for the fountain of youth. Today, we are spending billions of dollars annually on beauty products, fitness activities and even surgery, in a bid to look younger and live longer – but with little success. The author, a physician, spent many years searching for the true meaning of life, beyond the cult of physical beauty and fitness. His quest took him through countless volumes of writings, and from an overloaded medical practice in Canada, to a four-year engagement as an orthopaedic surgeon in Bermuda, and finally to a more peaceful, contented professional and personal life back in Canada – with revelatory visits to other countries along the way. While Bermuda proved to be anything but a carefree island paradise – with its "old boy" network, highly questionable medical and legal standards, and no small measure of racial discrimination – it did serve to show the author the way to God. This book is an account of the author’s search, through a seemingly endless series of professional hurdles and the often humorous trials and tribulations of everyday existence, for the meaning of life, and the path he followed to find what he believes to be the Absolute Truth and the Only Way to Achieve Eternal Life.
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John Cheap, The Chapman's, Library: The Scottish Chap Literature Of Last Century, Classified. With Life Of Dougal Graham

John Cheap, The Chapman's, Library: The Scottish Chap Literature Of Last Century, Classified. With Life Of Dougal Graham


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Woman In A Wheelchair Gives Powerful Response To A Rude Question About Her Sex Life

 

 

“I get a lot of questions from strangers who think that because my wheelchair puts me at a lower height, the walls surrounding my personal life must be lower too.” 

So begins Kelsey Warren’s riveting spoken word poem called “My Body.” As a disabled woman, Warren discusses the rude stares and even ruder questions she constantly receives. Although she says these run-of-the-mill intrusions don’t bother her any longer, she points out one question she recently received that really got under her skin: 

“So do you like let your partner have a side relationship so they can have normal sex every once in awhile?” 

“Honey,” she replies to the question in her performance. “If they’re with me, they’re not looking for normal and I don’t mean because I’m crippled.” 

Warren goes on to explain that her sex is exciting and comfortable and sensual — really anything but “normal” and that’s why it’s so good. “Sex with me is never normal,” she tells the crowd. “Cripple copulation may be slightly more complicated, but it is always climactic. Not once has someone that I had sex wit said my sex was less than.”

She proudly proclaims her body is beautiful. “This body wasn’t made to meet your definition of desirable,” Warren says. “This body doesn’t exist to be taken or left. This body is broken but it is beautiful.”

With her powerful delivery, Warren nears the end of the poem with a truth all women can heed: “My body will not be denied its worth. My body will keep the job of being my body, perfectly.”

 

 

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American Legends: The Life of Mark Twain

American Legends: The Life of Mark Twain


*Includes 20 classic Twain quotes*Includes pictures of Twain and important people, places, and events in his life*Includes a Table of ContentsWhile Halleys Comet lit up Earths sky in 1835, Americas biggest literature star was born. Though Samuel Langhorne Clemens toiled in obscurity as a river boat pilot on the Mississippi and to this day remains a name oft forgotten, that young man became famous around the globe under his unforgettable pseudonym, Mark Twain. Although Twain spent the first 30 years of his life working odd jobs, his printing background, sharp wit, and humor helped establish him first as a journalist and later an author. His writing career took off in 1865 after his humorous short story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” was published. Newspapers enamored with his humorous accounts of his travels began hiring him to chronicle his trips through travelogues, such as The Innocents Abroad or The New Pilgrims’ Progress and A Tramp Abroad. Twains meteoric rise in literature took off in the 1870s with the publications of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Prince and the Pauper, novels that demonstrated Twains versatility, with Tom Sawyer capturing the essence of American childhood along the Mississippi and The Prince and the Pauper providing a biting social commentary that displayed Twains wit and humor. Those books were followed by Twains crowning achievement, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which combined the whimsical adventurousness of Tom Sawyer with social commentary about American culture and its treatment of blacks. Huckleberry Finn is one of Americas best known books and has long been regarded as the first Great American NovelTwain kept writing at a breakneck pace in order to attempt to remain financially afloat, but the last two decades of his life were personally and professionally trying. Family problems and the deaths of his wife and daughter near the end of his life made him depressed, and he was forced to declare bankruptcy in

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Did TV’s Greg Brady Seriously Date His TV Mom in Real Life?

When it originally aired from 1969-1974, the television series The Brady Bunch, about a man with three sons marrying a woman with three daughters, was far from a major success. It never finished in the Top 30 in the Nielsen ratings and was never nominated for any notable critical awards. It was popular enough, though, to make it through five seasons, which was notable in that it gave the show enough episodes (117) to meet the then-minimum threshold for successful syndication (for years, 100 episodes was the figure series generally had to hit to be successful in syndication. Nowadays it is 88 episodes). It was while in syndication and airing daily on stations all over the country that the show became a cultural sensation, and there have been numerous sequels and remakes of the series ever since.

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The seemingly perfect Bradys have become cultural icons and as such, any possible salaciousness involving the Bradys is latched on to with glee. Hence, the legend that Barry Williams, who played eldest son Greg Brady, dated Florence Henderson, who played his TV mother, Carol Brady.

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Did TV’s Greg Brady Seriously Date His TV Mom in Real Life?

When it originally aired from 1969-1974, the television series The Brady Bunch, about a man with three sons marrying a woman with three daughters, was far from a major success. It never finished in the Top 30 in the Nielsen ratings and was never nominated for any notable critical awards. It was popular enough, though, to make it through five seasons, which was notable in that it gave the show enough episodes (117) to meet the then-minimum threshold for successful syndication (for years, 100 episodes was the figure series generally had to hit to be successful in syndication. Nowadays it is 88 episodes). It was while in syndication and airing daily on stations all over the country that the show became a cultural sensation, and there have been numerous sequels and remakes of the series ever since.

2015-07-06-1436187871-1695409-bradybunch.jpeg

The seemingly perfect Bradys have become cultural icons and as such, any possible salaciousness involving the Bradys is latched on to with glee. Hence, the legend that Barry Williams, who played eldest son Greg Brady, dated Florence Henderson, who played his TV mother, Carol Brady.

2015-07-06-1436187915-8805569-barryflorence1.jpg

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The Only Way To Eternal Life

The Only Way To Eternal Life


For thousands of years mankind has been searching for the fountain of youth. Today, we are spending billions of dollars annually on beauty products, fitness activities and even surgery, in a bid to look younger and live longer – but with little success. The author, a physician, spent many years searching for the true meaning of life, beyond the cult of physical beauty and fitness. His quest took him through countless volumes of writings, and from an overloaded medical practice in Canada, to a four-year engagement as an orthopaedic surgeon in Bermuda, and finally to a more peaceful, contented professional and personal life back in Canada – with revelatory visits to other countries along the way. While Bermuda proved to be anything but a carefree island paradise – with its old boy network, highly questionable medical and legal standards, and no small measure of racial discrimination – it did serve to show the author the way to God. This book is an account of the author''s search, through a seemingly endless series of professional hurdles and the often humorous trials and tribulations of everyday existence, for the meaning of life, and the path he followed to find what he believes to be the Absolute Truth and the Only Way to Achieve Eternal Life.
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Wild Life: Travel Adventures of a Worldly Woman

Wild Life: Travel Adventures of a Worldly Woman


Foreward Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Gold Winner for Travel. Winner 1st place for best travel memoir at the 2014 North American Book Awards. Also winner of the silver Solas Awards for Best Travel Story of the Year 2014. From licking a Monet in Paris, to pushing an abusive macho honeymooner off his sailboat in the shark-infested Galápagos, to saving her toddler son from a charging bull elephant in Africa, these delightful tales will inspire readers to follow the call of a wild life and leave home with their doors unlocked. “When you’re hitchhiking about in foreign lands, whether in France, Morocco, or perhaps New Zealand, it helps-as California-girl Lisa Alpine discovered-to be “young, blond, persistent, and female.” And to get along, once you’ve reached an approximate destination in hardscrabble exotica, you should be friendly, fearless, and sometimes counter intuitively trusting. There is daring, humor, and even a bit of Eros in the fourteen stories that span her life from the innocence of eighteen, when she was struck with wanderlust, into middle age. “I am a woman who wanders and wonders and writes,” she explains. And what wandering there’s been, beginning in Paris, where she tasted art by licking a Monet. In Vienna, she asked an old woman, who turned out to be a survivor of Auschwitz, where she might find cheap lodging and ended up as the woman’s house guest. She met the chauffeur of Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones in Switzerland and was offered a job babysitting Richards’s two children, but after witnessing a temper tantrum by Richards’s live-in girlfriend, declined and took a job as a bartender, offering free drinks in order to get her slave-driving boss, who held her passport as ransom, to fire her. She had the sort of inevitable adventure that tests us all, coping with her mother’s dementia before her death on Mother’s Day, 2011. In a bittersweet way, it was probably her most admirable adventure of all.” – Foreword Reviews’ “Lisa’s love of

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Why Do We Grab Life By The Balls?

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What My Pointer Dog Taught Me About Life and Happiness

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I have the tiniest German Shorthaired Pointer anyone knows of. Her name is Embry, and she is about thirty pounds (where the breed standard is about forty-five to sixty pounds for females) of pure love and snuggles. Her main goal in life is to get under the covers. Any covers. Do you have a towel laying around? She wants to get under that. A napkin? That’ll work.

She is a happy, grateful dog. For no other reason than being alive. Her main achievements in life revolve around getting bites of chicken, successfully forcing her way into the tiniest spots between two people, and taking intense naps in incredibly entertaining positions. Every day she teaches me how to be a better person, which is strange, with her being a dog and all.

Every morning, Embry FLIES out of her soft crate, almost breaking the zipper, jumps into our bed, and glues a very cold nose to either of our faces. “Hello parents! I am here! Rejoice!” she seems to be saying.

She is full of love and and forceful snuggling, and I can’t help but laugh. I used to ask her, “What are you so excited about?” but now I hug her and say, “I knooooowww, we are so happy for no reason! Let’s party!” A new day, new smells, naps, maybe new toys and treats, fresh laundry to roll around in, potty breaks, eating grass… the opportunities are endless and the world is her oyster.

We run downstairs, and she starts running in small circles wagging her little nub of a tail signaling she’s ready to go potty, one of the highlights of life, obviously. If I take too long getting to the door, she sends me one of her snorts that sound like a race horse at the track gate. Still half-asleep, I open the door to let her out and she does her business proudly. She runs back inside and grabs Dharma (her favorite toy, a blue dragon) by the head, and brings her to me as a trophy of a successful potty escapade. Thank you so much, I was really needing a slobbery stuffed animal rubbed against my leg. If only we could celebrate our small victories like that…

I sit down to eat and have my coffee, and the shameless begging begins. Dharma is long forgotten when there are potential treats at stake. She was my husband’s dog at first, but she has lived with me for three years now, and I have to admit I have completely ruined her. She sticks her entire GSP nose into my plate or bowl, and snorts again. Excuse you?! I tell her “no,” and she backs off daintily, just to fake politeness. “Sorry mama,” her raised paw says. Two seconds later, she tries again. “You persistent little nugget,” I tell her, shaking my head. I wish I could be that shameless in real life. Wait, but why can’t I? I should be as persistent as she is when there’s a lot more than chicken at stake…

The day goes on, and I sit down to write as she finds herself a little cozy spot in the living room, where she can monitor me. Sometimes she’s an independent woman and goes upstairs and puts herself in her crate. She doesn’t need company, she could use a little alone and quiet time to unwind from her busy morning of potty and begging. She didn’t even excuse herself, she just left. What life would be like if I could just say, “I just need to be alone in my crate today. Bye.” The freedom!

I take a break from work and go upstairs to do some chores. As I pick up the six thousand pillows and blankets to make the bed, I look over at her inside her crate. She’s under her blanket next to Dharma, watching me from the little fabric window. I try to remember why I decided I needed all of this stuff on my bed. Look at her, she has one blanket and she’s perfectly fine. She doesn’t even feel the need to put up some art in her crate. Why do I need so much to be happy?

I head back downstairs and start to do some laundry, where I find some of Dharma’s friends, Gerard and Madeleine, buried underneath the piles. All of it is covered in black and white hairs, including the clean laundry, which she prefers for napping. She follows me downstairs and I scold her a little for getting into the clean clothes. She’s embarrassed and sad about that for a moment, and looks up at me with “I’m-so-ashamed” eyes. Right, you don’t fool me missy.

I get back to work, and hook myself up to all my electronics: iPhone, laptop, iPad, remotes, earphones… you know, all the things crucial to my daily survival. Today, like most afternoons, after hours of looking at too many screens, I get overwhelmed and mentally over-stimulated. I look over at her and she’s sprawled out on the couch, not a worry in sight. Sigh. She’s already forgotten about the laundry, and perks up when she sees me watching her. I wish we knew how to forgive and forget that quickly.

I jump up closing my laptop, pull my earphones out, turn my phone off, throw on some running shoes and take her to the field across the street. I let her loose, and she runs in erratic circles, ears flapping in the wind, looking up at the sky. Forever hopeful, she is looking for potential birds she’s never going to catch. Every so often, she sees me across the field and runs towards me as fast as she can, skinny legs flying in every direction. I’m laughing and the sun is setting, and I wonder why I get so caught up with “life” every day. She doesn’t care if she looks cute, or if she should post this adorable moment on her Instagram. She lives in the moment, and she chooses to be happy with whatever she’s got. She is grateful for the smallest of things, like the freshly cut grass and the warmth of the sun, and now I am too.

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Living Life to the Fullest

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In John 10:10 we find the reported words of Jesus, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” These words have been translated into several different languages by many people. Although the words are written in various ways, the essence of Jesus’s words is that he came so that we can have better lives.

Jesus was an exemplary human being — God manifested in human form. God has, does, and will manifest himself in different forms until he decides otherwise. This is the omnipotence and greatness of our God who lives in us and manifests himself through us and various other forms. By studying the life of Jesus with an open mind, we can learn many things that will help us personally and professionally in the journey of life. We can have life to the full or life more abundantly. We can be more successful and enjoy our lives more.

“I want you to enjoy the rest of your journey and live a better, more successful life with abundance in the areas of your choice. You can have abundance in several areas, such as more love, joy, peace, new experiences, health, and wealth, and you can be more successful. Success means different things to different people. For example, to some, success means a significant amount of money, while to others it means better health and fitness, loving relationships, freedom from worry, promotion at work, or the achievement of various goals. Some also refer to success as progress on the journey to achieving one’s goals. What does success mean to you? If you are not living a happy, full, or successful life or the life of your dreams, then it is time to transform your life and live a better one.

Transforming your life is an interesting, exciting process. You may experience delays along the way and have to take some detours, but do not get disappointed and or be discouraged for these things are only temporary. Do not let anything or anyone deter you from your God-given destiny to live a full, wonderful life. It is not too late to start doing so. Some things take time to accomplish, so the sooner you start, the sooner you will get what you want. Wherever you are in life, you can transform your life and live a better life if you begin by creating and maintaining a strong, burning desire to do so.”

(Excerpt from Transform Your Life: 7 Steps to a Better Life)

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Dr. Nella Ann Roberts is a human resource development specialist and the CEO of High-Impact Consulting Group. Her mission is to help others develop themselves for success and make a difference in the world. For more information, see www.DrNellaAnnRoberts.com.

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Zealot: The Life And Times Of Jesus Of Nazareth

Zealot: The Life And Times Of Jesus Of Nazareth


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Good Housekeeping • Booklist • Publishers Weekly • BookishFrom the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth.   Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was captured, tortured, and executed as a state criminal.   Within decades after his shameful death, his followers would call him God.   Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history’s most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived: first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor. Scores of Jewish prophets, preachers, and would-be messiahs wandered through the Holy Land, bearing messages from God. This was the age of zealotry—a fervent nationalism that made resistance to the Roman occupation a sacred duty incumbent on all Jews. And few figures better exemplified this principle than the charismatic Galilean who defied both the imperial authorities and their allies in the Jewish religious hierarchy.   Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against the historical sources, Aslan describes a man full of conviction and passion, yet rife with contradiction; a man of peace who exhorted his followers to arm themselves with swords; an exorcist and faith healer who urged his disciples to keep his identity a secret; and ultimately the seditious “King of the Jews” whose promise of liberation from Rome went unfulfilled in his brief lifetime. Aslan explores the reasons why the early Christian church preferred to promulgate an image of Jesus as a peaceful spiritual teacher rather than a politically conscious revolutionary. And he grapples with the riddle of how Jesus understood himself, the mystery that is at the heart of all subsequent claims about his divinity.   Zealot yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus of Nazareth’s life and mission. The result is a thought-provoking, elegantly written biography with the pulse of a fast-paced novel: a singularly brilliant portrait of a man, a time, and the birth of a religion.Praise for Zealot  “Riveting . . . Aslan synthesizes Scripture and scholarship to create an original account.”—The New Yorker“A lucid, intelligent page-turner.”—Los Angeles Times  “Fascinatingly and convincingly drawn . . . Aslan may come as close as one can to respecting those who revere Jesus as the peace-loving, turn-the-other-cheek, true son of God depicted in modern Christianity, even as he knocks down that image.”—The Seattle Times   “[Aslan’s] literary talent is as essential to the effect of Zealot as are his scholarly and journalistic chops. . . . A vivid, persuasive portrait.”—Salon   “This tough-minded, deeply political book does full justice to the real Jesus, and honors him in the process.”—San Francisco Chronicle
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The Good Life (Unabridged)

The Good Life (Unabridged)

Twenty-two year old Roxie Golightly is a fun and carefree spirit…until she marries a wealthy man and her role as a trophy wife leaves her isolated in a condo with an ironing board and an obsessive desire to impress people. When her marriage ends after seven years, Roxie’s identity is buried under layers of furniture polish and piles of designer shoes. She doubts she can ever be the person she once was. But when Roxie’s charmed life is turned upside down, her best-friend creates The Good Life List to help turn it back around. The instructions are simple: Complete each task on the Good Life List by the end of the summer. With list in hand and the help of a sexy and charismatic guy from her past, Roxie is only a few check marks away from living the good life, even if it means getting thrown out of a bar or skinny-dipping in the neighbor’s pool at 3am.

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Triumph: Life After The Cult–a Survivor's Lessons

Triumph: Life After The Cult–a Survivor's Lessons


The author of The New York Times bestseller Escape returns with a moving and inspirational tale of her life after she heroically fled the cult she’d been raised in, her hard-won new identity and happiness, and her determination to win justice for the crimes committed against her family. In 2003, Carolyn Jessop, 35, a lifelong member of the extremist Mormon sect the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), gathered up her eight children, including her profoundly disabled four-year-old son, and escaped in the middle of the night to freedom. Jessop detailed the story of her harrowing flight and the shocking conditions that sparked it in her 2007 memoir, Escape. Reveling in her newfound identity as a bestselling author, a devoted mom, and a loving companion to the wonderful man in her life, Jessop thought she had put her past firmly behind her.             Then, on April 3, 2008, it came roaring back in full view of millions of television viewers across America. On that date, the state of Texas, acting on a tip from a young girl who’d called a hotline alleging abuse, staged a surprise raid on the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a sprawling, 1700-acre compound near Eldorado, Texas, to which the jailed  FLDS  “prophet” Warren Jeffs had relocated his sect’s most “worthy” members three years earlier. The ranch was being run by Merril Jessop, Carolyn’s ex-husband and one of the cult’s most powerful leaders. As a mesmerized nation watched the crisis unfold, Jessop once more was drawn into the fray, this time as an expert called upon to help authorities understand the customs and beliefs of the extremist religious sect with which they were dealing.             In Triumph, Jessop tells the real, and even more harrowing, story behind the raid and sets the public straight on much of the damaging misinformation that flooded the media in its aftermath. She recounts the setbacks (the tragic decision of the Supreme Court of Texas to allow the children in state custody to return to their parents) as well as the successes (the fact that evidence seized in the raid is the basis for the string of criminal trials of FLDS leaders that began in October 2009 and will continue throughout 2010), all while weaving in details of her own life since the publication of her first book. These include her budding role as a social critic and her struggle to make peace with her eldest daughter’s heartbreaking decision to return to the cult.             In the book’s second half, Jessop shares with readers the sources of the strength that allowed her not only to survive and eventually break free of FLDS mind control, but also to flourish in her new life. The tools of her transformation range from powerful female role models (grandmothers on both sides) to Curves fitness clubs (a secret indulgence that put her in touch with her body) to her college education (rare among FLDS women). With her characteristic honesty and steadfast sense of justice, Jessop, a trained educator who taught elementary school for seven years, shares her strong opinions on such controversial topics as homeschooling and the need for the court system to hold “deadbeat dads” accountable. (Among Jessop’s recent victories is a court decision that ordered her ex-husband to pay years of back child support.) An extraordinary woman who has overcome countless challenges and tragedies in her life, Jessop shows us in this book how, in spite of everything, she has triumphed—and how you
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7 Steps to Create Giant Success and Live a Fulfilled Life in the Process

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NASA experts use what is called “the chain of events” to understand the root causes of failures. In this chain, a cause creates an effect that becomes the cause of a new effect and so on until the failure occurs. If multiple events can connect and lead to a failure, the opposite is true as well. There is a series of mental events that lead to massive success. Each event is the cause for another event. How can you apply this thinking to create authentic success, meaning and fulfillment in your life? Here’s the countdown:

Step 6
The final outcome that we want in our lives is to have great results. Nobody works for several years with the hope that maybe one day, if everything falls perfectly into place and if he’s lucky enough he will fail. We all want results and success as the final effect. What is the cause of this effect?

Step 5
Success is ensured through steady growth, exponential thinking, smart work, commitment and continuous learning. Overnight success usually requires many years of work. Nothing worthwhile is created quickly. What allows you to invest a lot of time and effort, to learn, to research and work hard until your dream becomes real?

Step 4
The mental forces that allow you to continue learning, working and growing are inspiration, drive and motivation. Educational systems are constantly looking for new ways to motivate their students to learn various disciplines; organizations are investing millions of dollars in motivational programs for their employees. These approaches create only a momentary spike of motivation that rapidly goes away with the stimulus. Neither are sustainable because they lack the rock solid inner personal foundation.

Step 3
The only way to trigger sustainable motivation, drive and inspiration is to live your life with a sense of purpose. When you make the decision to trust your heart, to live your values and to honor your passion, you will find purpose. If you don’t live your values, if you ignore your passion and if you don’t honor the intelligence of your heart, you will be empty and most likely experience a lot of emotional pain. You cannot create an inner conflict between the mind and the heart, you cannot lie to yourself about who you are, about your dreams and expect to live a fulfilled life.

Step 2
The most straightforward and probably the only authentic way to find a sense of purpose is to put your life in the honest perspective. Honesty is critical.

Step 1
You put your life in the honest (and correct) perspective by living the truth and by fully embracing reality. What is the most uncomfortable reality we all need to face in our lives?

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“I will show you fear in a handful of dust”
– T.S. Eliot

Our time here on Earth is limited. The desert fathers in the remote monasteries of Egypt, the Greek orthodox monks on Mount Athos or the ancient shamans in Central America understood that death is the wisest and most reliable guide we have in life.

Without sadness or worry, you must fully embrace the fact that you don’t have time to doubt yourself, to live in self-pity, to postpone your dreams, to delay your life. You simply don’t have time for a meaningless, empty existence. Without the awareness of our limited time on Earth, everything around us is trivial and ordinary.

“All you have to do is write one true sentence.
Write the truest sentence that you know”
– Ernest Hemingway, Nobel Prize Laureate

Honesty without judgment is the secret door to peace and fulfillment, so think and feel the answer to these questions:

1. If your life ended in this moment, would you be fulfilled with how you have lived and what you have accomplished so far?

2. Would you be able to honestly say you have lived an authentic life?

3. What regrets do you have in life?

4. How can you live from now on without continuing to accumulate more and more regrets?

Leave a comment and tell me. We’re in this together.

For hundreds of years humanity has tried to answer the question – “is there life after death?” For the first time in your life you now must honestly answer the question:
Do you really have a life before death?

Your friend,
Dr. Dragos

PS: Go do something extraordinary. Because it’s never the extraordinary people who do the extraordinary. It’s the ordinary people like you and me, who get up off their knees and decide to take the journey. Because they complete the journey, ordinary people become extraordinary.

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You’re Washing Your Swimsuit All Wrong: Here’s How to Extend The Life of It

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You’ve found the perfect swimsuit. OK, well maybe it’s more like the perfect collection of swimsuits (hey, when they’re this cute, who can stop at one?). Now it’s time to take care of them and make sure they don’t fade, stretch out, or get grimy.

Making a suit last all summer and beyond is all in the washing, says John Mahdessian, owner of Madame Paulette, where New Yorkers send their finest clothes to be dry-cleaned (you also might recognize his name if you watch The Real Housewives of New York. He’s Dorinda Medley’s beau!) Mahdessian told us that women tend to do all the wrong things when it comes to laundering their swimsuits, ruining them by (or even before) summer’s end. Here are his tips and tricks for extending the life of your suit:

1. Before you jump in: Rinse off any body oils or body makeup, which will ruin your swimsuit over time.

2. Hand-washing is your best bet: “I prefer the hand-washing and soaking technique with a neutral detergent, like Palmolive or Ivory soap,” said Mahdessian. First, rinse the suit with water to flush out any chlorine or debris, then add soap and rub gently. Be sure to rinse out all of the soap and lay flat to dry.

3. If you can’t hand-wash: “Buy a mesh laundry bag and put the suit in there before throwing it into the machine on a gentle cycle,” said Mahdessian. “Otherwise, the mechanical action will stretch the fabric and it can get bungled, twisted, and tied up.”

4. Don’t leave it to dry in the sun: Lay your suit flat on a towel to dry so it doesn’t stretch out—and do so in the shade. If you leave your suit out to bake in the sun for more than a couple of hours, it will begin to fade. And whatever you do, don’t put it in the dryer.

5. If you’ve got a stain: If the stain is wet, lightly dab it, then start the hand-washing process when you get home. If the stain is dry, do not scratch it off. If you do, you can scratch out some of the dye, which can never be repaired. If you can’t get the stain out, head to your local dry cleaner.

6. Can’t get those little particles sand out of the fibers of your swimsuit? First, try hand-washing and soaking it for a bit in water. If that doesn’t work, wait until the swimsuit dries completely and grab your hair-dryer. Blow out the sand particles on a light and cool setting.

For more on swim style:
Is This the World’s Smartest Bikini?
How to Build and Outfit Around Your Swimsuit
Bikini Hacks: 3 Things to Do Before Putting On Your Swimsuit

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7 Steps to Create Giant Success and Live a Fulfilled Life in the Process

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NASA experts use what is called “the chain of events” to understand the root causes of failures. In this chain, a cause creates an effect that becomes the cause of a new effect and so on until the failure occurs. If multiple events can connect and lead to a failure, the opposite is true as well. There is a series of mental events that lead to massive success. Each event is the cause for another event. How can you apply this thinking to create authentic success, meaning and fulfillment in your life? Here’s the countdown:

Step 6
The final outcome that we want in our lives is to have great results. Nobody works for several years with the hope that maybe one day, if everything falls perfectly into place and if he’s lucky enough he will fail. We all want results and success as the final effect. What is the cause of this effect?

Step 5
Success is ensured through steady growth, exponential thinking, smart work, commitment and continuous learning. Overnight success usually requires many years of work. Nothing worthwhile is created quickly. What allows you to invest a lot of time and effort, to learn, to research and work hard until your dream becomes real?

Step 4
The mental forces that allow you to continue learning, working and growing are inspiration, drive and motivation. Educational systems are constantly looking for new ways to motivate their students to learn various disciplines; organizations are investing millions of dollars in motivational programs for their employees. These approaches create only a momentary spike of motivation that rapidly goes away with the stimulus. Neither are sustainable because they lack the rock solid inner personal foundation.

Step 3
The only way to trigger sustainable motivation, drive and inspiration is to live your life with a sense of purpose. When you make the decision to trust your heart, to live your values and to honor your passion, you will find purpose. If you don’t live your values, if you ignore your passion and if you don’t honor the intelligence of your heart, you will be empty and most likely experience a lot of emotional pain. You cannot create an inner conflict between the mind and the heart, you cannot lie to yourself about who you are, about your dreams and expect to live a fulfilled life.

Step 2
The most straightforward and probably the only authentic way to find a sense of purpose is to put your life in the honest perspective. Honesty is critical.

Step 1
You put your life in the honest (and correct) perspective by living the truth and by fully embracing reality. What is the most uncomfortable reality we all need to face in our lives?

2015-06-11-1434013837-2113114-ScreenShot20150611at11.10.11AM.png

“I will show you fear in a handful of dust”
– T.S. Eliot

Our time here on Earth is limited. The desert fathers in the remote monasteries of Egypt, the Greek orthodox monks on Mount Athos or the ancient shamans in Central America understood that death is the wisest and most reliable guide we have in life.

Without sadness or worry, you must fully embrace the fact that you don’t have time to doubt yourself, to live in self-pity, to postpone your dreams, to delay your life. You simply don’t have time for a meaningless, empty existence. Without the awareness of our limited time on Earth, everything around us is trivial and ordinary.

“All you have to do is write one true sentence.
Write the truest sentence that you know”
– Ernest Hemingway, Nobel Prize Laureate

Honesty without judgment is the secret door to peace and fulfillment, so think and feel the answer to these questions:

1. If your life ended in this moment, would you be fulfilled with how you have lived and what you have accomplished so far?

2. Would you be able to honestly say you have lived an authentic life?

3. What regrets do you have in life?

4. How can you live from now on without continuing to accumulate more and more regrets?

Leave a comment and tell me. We’re in this together.

For hundreds of years humanity has tried to answer the question – “is there life after death?” For the first time in your life you now must honestly answer the question:
Do you really have a life before death?

Your friend,
Dr. Dragos

PS: Go do something extraordinary. Because it’s never the extraordinary people who do the extraordinary. It’s the ordinary people like you and me, who get up off their knees and decide to take the journey. Because they complete the journey, ordinary people become extraordinary.

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The Secret Life of France

The Secret Life of France


Lucy Wadham’s first work of non-fiction is a candid and funny account of her long and tumultuous love affair with France, her adoptive land. At the age of eighteen Wadham ran away from English boys – who she found emotionally immature and sexually unconfident – and into the arms of a Frenchman. She soon discovered that romantic relationships in France were fraught with their own set of problems: not only do the French put women on a pedestal, but both sexes are required to act out the sort of seduction games that disappeared from English society centuries ago. Wadham, who dressed in Doc Martens and baggy jumpers, struggled to fit in. Twenty-five years later, having married in a French Catholic church, put her children through the French education system and divorced in a French court of law, Wadham examines the profound and varied differences between the Anglo-Saxon and French worldviews. Using her own experience, as a wife and mother, and later as an investigative journalist for the BBC, Wadham explores French attitudes towards sex, marriage, adultery, money, work, happiness, war and race, and in so doing reveals much about our own priorities and the nature of our identity. The Secret Life of France challenges our preconceptions and debunks many of the myths – bleak and rosy – on which our view of France rests. Might we have something to learn from this most infuriating and contrary neighbour?

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The Change Your Life Challenge: A 70 Day Life Makeover Program for Women

The Change Your Life Challenge: A 70 Day Life Makeover Program for Women


The Change Your Life Challenge is a 70 Day program designed to help women make over virtually every area of their life. This Challenge has been tested by thousands of women. Their feedback and comments have created a program that will help you succeed in transforming 11 different areas of your life. If you think you have “tried everything” and there “isn’t any hope left,” think again. That is what hundred of “challengers” thought prior to completing this 70 Day Step-by-Step Challenge. Unlike other programs, this Challenge takes a fresh approach, incorporating internal and external exercises to foster lasting lifestyle change. Organize your life, control clutter, prioritize and more with this innovative program. This program is more than just a “book”. it is a journey. When you join the program, you also: 1. Have access to a positive community of women through our E-Group to guide and cheer you on every step of the way. 2. Receive a free “Challenge Weekly” newsletter subscription to keep you inspired and motivated (you must opt-in for the newsletter). 3. Gain access to our CYLC Portal with printables, free downloads, time and life-management articles, and more. 4. Are entered into our monthly drawings for life and time-management books and products valued at over each month. Afterall, best-selling author Brook Noel was inspired to write the program after trying hundreds of programs that didn’t work for her. She knew there had to be a better way. Together with the input of thousands of women, she set out to find it. You are only a few clicks away from joining the revolutionary challenge program that can makeover the following areas or your life: Finances Romance Clutter Control Relationships Organization Time with Children Self-Care Diet Fitness Self-Esteem Friendships Time Management Chore and Reward Systems Paper Management Household Cleaning Meal Management

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Live Life Large Women’s Plus Size Skort Charcoal 1X

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Your Primary Responsibility in Life

Life is not as complicated as our minds lead us to believe. In this powerful video, Eckhart Tolle explains the deeper meaning beneath the word responsibility. Quite simply, our ultimate responsibility is the state of our consciousness.

There is nothing more important than the state of our consciousness; it determines the kind of world we create. A negative and hate filled state of consciousness produces a world of disease and dysfunction. A loving and compassionate state of consciousness manifests a loving and healthy world.

Tolle says there is a deep-seated dysfunction in the human mind, and if there is no shift in consciousness — the dysfunction of the mind may destroy the world.

What is the state of your consciousness in this moment?
The choice… Love & Compassion or Fear & Negativity

For more information about Eckhart Tolle, please click here.

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Your Primary Responsibility in Life

Life is not as complicated as our minds lead us to believe. In this powerful video, Eckhart Tolle explains the deeper meaning beneath the word responsibility. Quite simply, our ultimate responsibility is the state of our consciousness.

There is nothing more important than the state of our consciousness; it determines the kind of world we create. A negative and hate filled state of consciousness produces a world of disease and dysfunction. A loving and compassionate state of consciousness manifests a loving and healthy world.

Tolle says there is a deep-seated dysfunction in the human mind, and if there is no shift in consciousness — the dysfunction of the mind may destroy the world.

What is the state of your consciousness in this moment?
The choice… Love & Compassion or Fear & Negativity

For more information about Eckhart Tolle, please click here.

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Zealot: The Life And Times Of Jesus Of Nazareth

Zealot: The Life And Times Of Jesus Of Nazareth


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Good Housekeeping • Booklist • Publishers Weekly • BookishFrom the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth.   Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the “Kingdom of God.” The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was captured, tortured, and executed as a state criminal.   Within decades after his shameful death, his followers would call him God.   Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history’s most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived: first-century Palestine, an age awash in apocalyptic fervor. Scores of Jewish prophets, preachers, and would-be messiahs wandered through the Holy Land, bearing messages from God. This was the age of zealotry—a fervent nationalism that made resistance to the Roman occupation a sacred duty incumbent on all Jews. And few figures better exemplified this principle than the charismatic Galilean who defied both the imperial authorities and their allies in the Jewish religious hierarchy.   Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against the historical sources, Aslan describes a man full of conviction and passion, yet rife with contradiction; a man of peace who exhorted his followers to arm themselves with swords; an exorcist and faith healer who urged his disciples to keep his identity a secret; and ultimately the seditious “King of the Jews” whose promise of liberation from Rome went unfulfilled in his brief lifetime. Aslan explores the reasons why the early Christian church preferred to promulgate an image of Jesus as a peaceful spiritual teacher rather than a politically conscious revolutionary. And he grapples with the riddle of how Jesus understood himself, the mystery that is at the heart of all subsequent claims about his divinity.   Zealot yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus of Nazareth’s life and mission. The result is a thought-provoking, elegantly written biography with the pulse of a fast-paced novel: a singularly brilliant portrait of a man, a time, and the birth of a religion.Praise for Zealot  “Riveting . . . Aslan synthesizes Scripture and scholarship to create an original account.”—The New Yorker“A lucid, intelligent page-turner.”—Los Angeles Times  “Fascinatingly and convincingly drawn . . . Aslan may come as close as one can to respecting those who revere Jesus as the peace-loving, turn-the-other-cheek, true son of God depicted in modern Christianity, even as he knocks down that image.”—The Seattle Times   “[Aslan’s] literary talent is as essential to the effect of Zealot as are his scholarly and journalistic chops. . . . A vivid, persuasive portrait.”—Salon   “This tough-minded, deeply political book does full justice to the real Jesus, and honors him in the process.”—San Francisco ChronicleFrom the Hardcover edition.
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Life Tote part of Bric’s Portafino line is crafted in printed polymide fabric that gives a sueded effect with genuine vegetable tanned leather accents designed for the on-the-go life style. Featuring top zip closure double flat handles and signature logo plate detail in leather tab zip front pocket luggage handle slip and internal open pocket.

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6 Ways to Get More Love in Your Life

The Beatles said it best: “Love is all you need.” But do you feel you have enough love in your personal life? According to a 2010 survey by the Fetzer Institute, 68 percent of Americans say they need more meaningful love in their lives and 95 percent believe that we need more love in the world.

Since love is one of the most basic human emotions, how can it be that so many of us find it lacking in our lives? We see the word “love” used everywhere these days in advertising for material goods like hamburgers, cars, shoes, eyeglasses and cosmetics. But the genuine love that so many of us long for in our lives involves so much more than the excitement we feel over our favorite footwear.

True love is a powerful, creative force that can inspire humans to write symphonies, trek for months on foot, build a massive mausoleum, and make superhuman sacrifices. But love also leaves us feeling vulnerable and opens us up to possible rejection. Love requires courage, patience and effort, which are difficult to maintain in our fast-paced, superficial society.

While many of us are searching for romantic love, remember that true love comes in many different forms and circumstances. Getting more love in your life requires more than dating tips; you’ll have to work at it and make some inner changes to find love that has deeper meaning. Here are some steps you can take to help you cultivate true love:

# 1. Love Yourself First

Before you can share love with others you have to feel it within yourself. That means you need to find practices and routines that help you genuinely love who you are, just as you are right now.

Try taking yourself on a “date” once a week and spend time alone, doing something you thoroughly enjoy. For example:

  • Linger with a latte and a good book at your favorite coffee shop

  • Take a walk in nature

  • Visit an art gallery or museum that inspires you

  • Attend a concert

  • Watch a video about love

As you spend this time with yourself, focus your intention on truly loving YOU and filling yourself up with positive feelings and energy. The more you concentrate on loving yourself the more you will radiate positive feelings of love toward others and attract their love in return.

#2. Recognize Your Barriers to Love

The Sufi poet and philosopher Rumi wrote: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

Whether you realize it or not, you may have barriers hidden within you that prevent you from giving and receiving love. Perhaps you have been hurt or betrayed by a past relationship or you fear being vulnerable to other people.

Spend some time in contemplation and write in your journal about your past experiences with love and how you feel about giving yourself over to love. Once you identify your own internal barriers to love you will be able to heal your wounds from the past and rise above them. This is an important step if you want to deepen your ability to genuinely love others.

#3 Practice the Lovingkindness Blessing

This Buddhist blessing (also called “Metta”) can be a powerful reminder to love yourself and others if you use it as a daily practice. Here are the five phrases of the blessing:

  • May I be at peace.

  • May my heart remain open.

  • May I realize the beauty of my own true nature.

  • May I be healed.

  • May I be a source of healing for this world.

Repeat this blessing every day as part of your daily practice and you will begin to feel your heart expanding with compassion for yourself and others. Next change the “I” in each phrase to “you” and use the blessing to send love to someone else.

#4. Give For the Sake of Giving

One of the best ways to bring more love into your life is to give your time and energy to others who need your help. Volunteer at an animal shelter, Head Start program, homeless shelter, or nursing home and you will find ample opportunities to share your love with others who need to be loved.

When you give of yourself with no expectation of return, you will find that you are blessed in many ways and love will begin flowing through you freely. You will begin to attract others into your life who can appreciate your loving and generous behavior.

#5. Open Your Heart

The HeartMath Institute teaches a simple method for opening your heart to love called the Inner Ease Technique. Use this practice as part of your daily routine (along with the Lovingkindness Blessing) and you will soon be able to overcome the barriers to love you have identified. Here are the steps:

  • Place your hand on your heart area and imagine you are breathing in and out through your heart.

  • Breathe slowly and gently until your breathing feels smooth and balanced, not forced.

  • With each breath draw in a feeling of inner-ease, balance and self-love into your heart.

You can do this practice in any place at any time to reduce anxiety and open yourself up to others.

#6. Find Love In Every Situation

As you open your heart to love and expand your capacity to express love for yourself and others, you will begin to see love everywhere you go. Then love can become your “default mechanism” so that you will choose love whenever you are in a situation of doubt or uncertainty.

For example, if a conflict arises with coworkers or a friend, choose the solution that contains the most love. If you face a crisis and must decide on your next steps, let love be your guide. When you need to give feedback to another person, be motivated by love rather than anger.

As you practice embodying love in your life in various ways, you will discover that you have always had all the love you need — you just couldn’t see it before. When you become a walking, talking vision of love you will become irresistible to other people who will be drawn to you by your beautiful presence.

The entire world will benefit from the love you put into practice, as you radiate love out to others and create more happiness and joy wherever you go. The love the world needs is right there inside you — now, go find it!

About the Author: Dr. Karen Wyatt is a hospice and family physician and the author of the award-winning book “What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying.” She is a frequent keynote speaker and radio show guest whose profound teachings have helped many find their way through the difficult times of life. Learn more about her work at karenwyattmd.com.

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How To Eat Spaghetti Like A Lady, According To A Vintage Issue Of Life Magazine

In 1942, “Bambi” was released by Walt Disney, Jimi Hendrix was born and folks were instructed to eat forkfuls of spaghetti four noodles at a time.

A vintage issue of Time Life provided a step-by-step guide to teach people how to eat noodles with charm and dignity. No, it’s not as simple as transporting the food from plate to mouth; there is a certain art to eating tube-shaped sauced carbohydrates. If you’re interested in learning the most polite method of spaghetti consumption, look no further than the tutorial below. All quoted captions are Time Life’s originals.

Step 1: “Four strands of spaghetti should be segregated from the pile.”

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No more and no less. Anything larger would be positively vulgar.

Step 2: “With soup spoon as prop, twirl fork and spaghetti gently.”

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No diner should have to endure the indecency of loose pasta splattering on a pristine tablecloth. The spoon acts as a noodle hood, mitigating potential twirling mishaps.

Step 3: “A ladylike mouthful of spaghetti is ready for consumption.”

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After the taxing work of segregating and twirling, this mouthful is just about ready to eat. Admire the masterpiece wrapped around the fork.

Step 4: “Full forkfuls should be consumed in entirety. Nibbling is out.”

Alfred Eisenstaedt via Getty Images
If you plan to nibble, well, don’t. Nibbling is out! The spaghetti has been twirled into a sizable portion, meant for a chomp, not a delicate, rabbit-like bite.

Step 5: “Truant strands require patience, lip facility, suck-power.”

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Noodles will inevitably escape from your mouth, but we have lips for a reason. According to Time, that reason is “suck-power.”

Step 6: “With end in sight, diner has consumed 160 in. of spaghetti.”

Alfred Eisenstaedt via Getty Images
You’ve done it! You are prim, you are proper and you’re ready for another four noodles. Some may be exhausted by this process by the end of the meal, but with practice you’ll become a disciplined diner worthy of an etiquette trophy.

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How To Eat Spaghetti Like A Lady, According To A Vintage Issue Of Life Magazine

In 1942, “Bambi” was released by Walt Disney, Jimi Hendrix was born and folks were instructed to eat forkfuls of spaghetti four noodles at a time.

A vintage issue of Time Life provided a step-by-step guide to teach people how to eat noodles with charm and dignity. No, it’s not as simple as transporting the food from plate to mouth; there is a certain art to eating tube-shaped sauced carbohydrates. If you’re interested in learning the most polite method of spaghetti consumption, look no further than the tutorial below. All quoted captions are Time Life’s originals.

Step 1: “Four strands of spaghetti should be segregated from the pile.”

Alfred Eisenstaedt via Getty Images
No more and no less. Anything larger would be positively vulgar.

Step 2: “With soup spoon as prop, twirl fork and spaghetti gently.”

Alfred Eisenstaedt via Getty Images
No diner should have to endure the indecency of loose pasta splattering on a pristine tablecloth. The spoon acts as a noodle hood, mitigating potential twirling mishaps.

Step 3: “A ladylike mouthful of spaghetti is ready for consumption.”

Alfred Eisenstaedt via Getty Images
After the taxing work of segregating and twirling, this mouthful is just about ready to eat. Admire the masterpiece wrapped around the fork.

Step 4: “Full forkfuls should be consumed in entirety. Nibbling is out.”

Alfred Eisenstaedt via Getty Images
If you plan to nibble, well, don’t. Nibbling is out! The spaghetti has been twirled into a sizable portion, meant for a chomp, not a delicate, rabbit-like bite.

Step 5: “Truant strands require patience, lip facility, suck-power.”

Alfred Eisenstaedt via Getty Images
Noodles will inevitably escape from your mouth, but we have lips for a reason. According to Time, that reason is “suck-power.”

Step 6: “With end in sight, diner has consumed 160 in. of spaghetti.”

Alfred Eisenstaedt via Getty Images
You’ve done it! You are prim, you are proper and you’re ready for another four noodles. Some may be exhausted by this process by the end of the meal, but with practice you’ll become a disciplined diner worthy of an etiquette trophy.

H/T Time


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The New Rules of Lifting For Life

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A customizable-and realistic-fitness program specifically created for midlifers who want to lose weight, revitalize energy, and build habits for increased longevity. Today’s exercising adults are caught in a bind: Those who take it seriously and work out aggressively end up with chronic aches and pains in midlife because they don’t know how to adjust their programs as they get older. And those who take it easy end up with overfed, underdeveloped bodies that don’t respond well when they decide to get serious about exercise. Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove, fitness experts and authors of The New Rules of Lifting series know all too well that these readers need a program of their own. That’s because they are these readers. Schuler started working out in his early teens. After forty years, he realized he couldn’t do the programs in his own books without lots of modifications. And Cosgrove, a former European champion in tae kwon do, is a two- time survivor of stage IV cancer who found himself with limited endurance and a body that stubbornly refused to add muscle or shed fat. So the authors set out to create a new template for exercise, one that delivers serious results but is also flexible enough to accommodate individual limitations. The New Rules of Lifting for Life offers a six-month plan that balances total-body strength, endurance, mobility, balance, coordination, and athleticism. The workouts are challenging and, in conjunction with the suggested diet modifications, will help readers change the way their bodies look, feel, and perform. And not just temporarily- The New Rules of Lifting for Life allows you to enjoy productive and pain-free workouts for many years to come.

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Life Goals: You Can Now Become a Fashion Lawyer

If your style prowess is matched only by your penchant for truth and justice, we might have just found your perfect career path: fashion lawyer.

Fordham University has announced that come next fall, it will have students enrolled in a fashion law program—the first of its kind in the world. The program builds on the school’s earlier offerings, including a fashion-specific course and the CFDA-endorsed Fashion Law Institute, and now allows students to receive master’s degrees.

Fashion law, as explained by the Institute’s site, is described as something that:

embraces the legal substance of style, including all of the issues that may arise throughout the life of a garment, starting with the designer’s original idea and continuing all the way to the consumer’s closet. The diverse categories of law that affect the business of fashion include intellectual property, business and finance, international trade and government regulation, and consumer culture and civil rights. From the historical relationship between clothing and culture to current issues involving the globalization of fashion, the newly defined field of fashion law is made to measure for the modern apparel industry.

The new track will result in students receiving their master of laws, or L.L.M., in the fashion field (classes are also set to include modeling law and sustainability). Interested fashion folk who don’t want to necessarily become lawyers can also benefit: a master of studies in law will offer similar insight that can be used by anyone in the designing or retail worlds.

Diane von Furstenberg, president of the CFDA, said she thinks the new offerings will “help us all as an industry, lawyers or not, better understand, grow, and protect our businesses.” A scan of the past few years’ headlines might prove that the degree is needed now more than ever. Just this month, Isabel Marant came under fire for a blouse in her collection that echoes the signature designs of a community of apparel makers in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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South Africa-born Marie Viljoen captures the hearts of her readers as she blogs about cooking and gardening on her tiny 66-square-foot terrace in Brooklyn. Named one of the top 10 gardening blogs by Apartment Therapy and the Discovery Channel, 66 Square Feet has also been covered in the “New York Times.” The book draws the reader into Viljoen’s beautiful world of unfolding city seasons as she forages through New York City and harvests from her garden to create elegant and inspiring meals that encourage the reader to pause and savor life. Each chapter is a month, and ends in the kitchen, with a menu inspired by her terrace and roof gardens, farmer’s markets, and the occasional weed. Set against a backdrop of growing up in South Africa and moving to the United States, meeting her French husband, and finding a culinary and emotional home in Brooklyn, Viljoen’s book is a love letter to living seasonally in the most famous city on the planet. Praise for “66 Square Feet” “The book is easy to love. The photos are alluring, the typography and graphics are charming and the menus, divided by month, offer beautiful, seasonal delights.” -“San Jose Mercury News

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What the Dying Want You to Know About Life

It was a rainy December day when I knocked on Melissa and Bradley’s* door for the first time. I was pregnant, cold, wet and without an umbrella; it rarely rains here. Melissa answered the door, quiet, sullen, with dark bags under her eyes, and probably (definitely) anemic. She devoted all of her time to taking care of Bradley, at her expense. Since his ALS diagnosis, Bradley had become steadily weaker, less capable. Refusing a voice-assistive device, he had been reduced to grunts and nods, a barely effective means of communication. He had been robbed of ability to stand, walk or to use his limbs at all.

Melissa embraced me in the doorway, the desperate grip of someone who had lost hope. She had never seen me. No matter.

Hospice does that to people. It makes strangers family.

Melissa took my saturated sweater, saying, “I don’t see your wings, but I know they are there. You are surely an angel.” She invited me in, offered me a cookie and showed me a seat.

That day stands out, maybe because Bradley and Melissa are so much like me and my husband. Maybe because I saw my own sullen face in hers. Maybe because of the profound fear that I felt; the fear of losing someone you love so deeply, so deeply that the world couldn’t possibly continue to move around the sun without them.

When you tell people you’re a hospice nurse, the default comment is always, “Oh I could never do that. I would cry all the time.” In truth, those who work in hospice do cry, not every day, but certainly enough. Still, despite the tears shed, there is a real privilege in being at the bedside of the dying. I’ve traded my stethoscope in (at least temporarily) for a laptop. But my hospice experiences are indelibly etched, and what I learned from the dying is important.

And worth sharing.

Don’t sweat the small stuff (it’s all small stuff). At the end of your life, everything that’s not vitally important — oh, let’s say, whether or not your pants are too tight — suddenly seems really unimportant. Ask yourself if what worries you will still worry you in 10 or 20 or 50 years. Answer honestly.

Don’t ignore pains, aches or symptoms of disease. Especially those involving the breast, testicles, bowels or skin. This isn’t particularly deep or moving. But it’s important. These things sneak up on you. Many people wish they had faced their fear, seen the doctor earlier and gotten treatment earlier.

Money is an illusion. You think you need so much. In the end, you don’t really need any of it. Prioritize people and experiences over possession.

The key to a long life? There isn’t one. But a 105-year-old woman told me she lived to be that old because she, “didn’t take no shit from no one.” The same woman told me that the one piece of advice she’d give any woman is this: “A woman can do any damn thing a man can do. You don’t need no man for nothing.” From the mouths of the incredibly old. Sage wisdom.

Your body is just a vessel for your soul. Quit looking in the mirror. Quit obsessing over your wrinkles, your ass, your dress size. Quit worrying about your hair, makeup, saggy breasts, varicose veins, stretch marks or that mole on your chin (unless it might be cancerous). Quit thinking about any of that shit. It all fades anyway, one way or another.

Repair what’s broken. Above all else, at the end of their life, the one regret that every person shares is broken relationships. Whether it’s with your parents, your children or your siblings, if it can be repaired, repair it. Don’t do it to your detriment, but if it can be done, do it. At the end, love is everything.

In hospice there are a lot of tears, and a lot to learn.

*names and some details have been changed to protect patient privacy

This story by Joni Edelman first appeared at ravishly.com, an alternative news+culture women’s website.

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I Remember Rachel for Her Ferocity for Life, Not Cancer

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The skeet whooshed towards the heavens. My right eye stared ahead with the barrel flush. I had developed a rhythm with the saucer: After it launched I waited until it reached a precise point in my field of vision and then I pulled the trigger. Without patience, my aim would be low and the saucer would continue its original trajectory until it fell to the ground. So I waited and then, click, the target erupted, its orange pieces blending with the sky like a perfect match on the color wheel.

I hit 11 of 25 skeets. My friend Rachel, who I’m sure shot guns growing up based on my generalization of people from Arkansas and who say things like, “My drinking water had tadpoles,” only shot two. She hit her first, missed the next 23, and ended with a bang. Rachel sat against a rock and watched others in our group shoot. She smiled and now said things like, “I have not spent time outside in days. It is beautiful.”

There was not a cloud above us and Rachel, a Fulbright scholar, began telling me a story about the sky. If people had never been told the sky was blue then they may see it as white, another color, or simply a void. Those people may have as much trouble wrapping their heads around the blue sky as I have around not seeing it as blue.

I can’t see Rachel in a different light, either. When I met her 2.5 years ago I saw a radiant and beautiful 27-year-old whose attitude matched her use of exclamation points. She told me stories back then, too, like the meaning of interrobang, which is a combination of an exclamation point and a question mark, and how she was diagnosed at 26 with stage 3 colon cancer that would later spread to her ovaries and omentum, “upgrading” the cancer to stage 4. Rachel would stay on treatment forever, in a concept that is new to me and the way I had “finished” cancer treatment when I was a teen: Rachel was living with cancer.

I may never have met Rachel if her life trajectory had not been erupted by cancer. Even though we had many similarities and both lived in Washington, D.C., we met as part of a group of cancer survivors to rock climb on the red rocks of Moab, Utah, our trip funded by a nonprofit that believes providing outdoor adventures changes survivors’ lives.

I have always been strong and lean as if I was meant to climb rock walls in that desert that looked like Mars. Still, Rachel was better at climbing. She possessed grace and strength that was less obvious than mine. Rachel was actually better than me at most things I was passionate about, including writing, shedding body fat, researching nutrition and drinking whiskey, which I realized when we toasted her 29th birthday with her dad’s homemade moonshine.

When her cancer returned, Rachel underwent surgery to remove ovaries and parts of her colon. Controversial surgery to slice her open and pour hot chemotherapy into cavity, a procedure known as shake and bake. More surgery to remove more tumor and peek inside at the cancer that had spread everywhere and could not be removed due to its placement near her organs. So much treatment and so many procedures over so many years that I could not keep track of Rachel’s status without feeling like I was burdening her.

When Rachel shared episodes from her life there was always a funny story, because if her level of suffering couldn’t break her then nothing could. When she had to cancel climbing with me she said, “This kid with a provisional driver’s license just ran into me. I’m fine, car is fine — just a fender bender, luckily. And the guy was a super nice kid!”

And, “I’m supposed to be in the hospital right now but they don’t have a bed for me yet. I guess Georgetown was just really busy today! I just have some sort of bug, could be a result of the trip to Zambia. Who knows.”

And while she was still hospitalized the day before her thirtieth birthday party she said, “I have a lot of potential arguing to do in the morning to get them to let me out of here for a few hours. I’ll call you if we need to execute ‘plan prison break!'”

I am fortunate to have completed my 20s without cancer, following an adolescence smothered by it. I spent my college years questioning how to live more than actually living: When would I share with friends and romantic interests that I had had cancer? How long could I lie about my limp that was caused by my resected cancerous ilium? Could I ever do it again if I had to — endure cancer and its treatments with the same unwavering spirit and superhuman conviction?

Now eight years after college I wonder if I could I ever do what Rachel did — live with cancer without any possibility of a cure, all while never letting up on exclamation points?

Sitting straight up, on the ground with her back supported by the rock, under the clear blue sky, Rachel was at peace. She hadn’t eaten in a month and days before, the procedure to insert a feeding tube nearly failed catastrophically when her doctor at first couldn’t get the tube past the tumor that was blocking the entrance into her stomach. “That was almost it,” she said.

I have seen many young people pass away due to cancer. When death is inevitable, the end can come quickly. Rachel was different, living nine more months without food or drink; never surrendering to disease; never surrendering her loving and positive spirit. “I just want to live and have more adventures,” she said, still smiling at the heavens.

Rachel Yingling erupted into my life and so many others’ lives. She is the blue sky: Her impact on those who knew her was so great that none of us can imagine what life would be like if we had not met her.

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New – This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world to teach today’s children to read. In this Year 4 Grey B (NC level 4c)…Could you…Start school at 6 o’clock in the morning? Manage with only two days’ holiday a year? Sleep on a mattress filled with straw? If the answer is “no” you probably wouldn’t make it as a Tudor schoolboy! Look inside to experience what life was really like for a 9-year-old boy in Tudor Britain.

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Triumph: Life After the Cult–A Survivor’s Lessons

Triumph: Life After the Cult–A Survivor’s Lessons


The author of "The New York Times" bestseller "Escape" returns with a moving and inspirational tale of her life after she heroically fled the cult she’d been raised in, her hard-won new identity and happiness, and her determination to win justice for the crimes committed against her family. In 2003, Carolyn Jessop, 35, a lifelong member of the extremist Mormon sect the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), gathered up her eight children, including her profoundly disabled four-year-old son, and escaped in the middle of the night to freedom. Jessop detailed the story of her harrowing flight and the shocking conditions that sparked it in her 2007 memoir, "Escape." Reveling in her newfound identity as a bestselling author, a devoted mom, and a loving companion to the wonderful man in her life, Jessop thought she had put her past firmly behind her. Then, on April 3, 2008, it came roaring back in full view of millions of television viewers across America. On that date, the state of Texas, acting on a tip from a young girl who’d called a hotline alleging abuse, staged a surprise raid on the Yearning for Zion Ranch, a sprawling, 1700-acre compound near Eldorado, Texas, to which the jailed FLDS "prophet" Warren Jeffs had relocated his sect’s most "worthy" members three years earlier. The ranch was being run by Merril Jessop, Carolyn’s ex-husband and one of the cult’s most powerful leaders. As a mesmerized nation watched the crisis unfold, Jessop once more was drawn into the fray, this time as an expert called upon to help authorities understand the customs and beliefs of the extremist religious sect with which they were dealing. In "Triumph," Jessop tells the real, and even more harrowing, story behind the raid and sets the public straight on much of the damaging misinformation that flooded the media in its aftermath. She recounts the setbacks (the tragic decision of the Supreme Court of Texas to allow the children in state custody to return to their parents) as well as the successes (the fact that evidence seized in the raid is the basis for the string of criminal trials of FLDS leaders that began in October 2009 and will continue throughout 2010), all while weaving in details of her own life since the publication of her first book. These include her budding role as a social critic and her struggle to make peace with her eldest daughter’s heartbreaking decision to return to the cult. In the book’s second half, Jessop shares with readers the sources of the strength that allowed her not only to survive and eventually break free of FLDS mind control, but also to flourish in her new life. The tools of her transformation range from powerful female role models (grandmothers on both sides) to Curves fitness clubs (a secret indulgence that put her in touch with her body) to her college education (rare among FLDS women). With her characteristic honesty and stea
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Ten 5-Minute Habits That Can Change Your Life

Having good habits is the difference between your life being an easy, smooth-sailing adventure, and it being a train wreck. Why? Because good habits allow us to keep the little things under control so that we can effectively handle the big things. With good habits, we are able to navigate life’s obstacles with ease. And they make life generally more pleasant.

The habits listed below aren’t time consuming. They simply should be part of your everyday routine. So here are some good, quick habits that you can do each day to make your life easier and more enjoyable.

1. Make Your Bed: There is something demoralizing about returning home from a long day of work and looking at an unmade bed. Let’s face it. An unmade bed is depressing. It says, “I am so disorganized, I don’t even have 1.5 minutes to clean up after myself in the morning.” It also makes your bedroom look like a brothel, but not in a sexy way, just in a dirty, sad way. When you walk into your bedroom and the bed is made, you’ll feel like you at least have the basics of life under control.

2. Floss Daily: Yes, flossing sounds boring, but there are a zillion reasons to do it twice a day. Let’s start with your breath. If you don’t floss, no one will want to stand within 10 feet of you because your breath will smell terrible. Let’s move on to your finances. If you don’t floss, you most assuredly are going to have dental issues uncovered by insurance, and you can say goodbye to that trip to Europe. You instead will be funding your periodontist’s new boat.

3. Always Say “Thank You”: We are becoming a society that is reluctant to use manners. It seems too formal, when we just want to be casual. The problem is that gratitude is necessary to inspire others to want to interact with you. You may think that people like you, but if you never thank them for what they do for you, here’s a news flash: They are just tolerating you. Moreover, if you don’t say “thank you,” no one is going to want to help you when you are in a real bind, e.g. stuck in the middle of nowhere with a flat tire and no spare.

4. Leave Early: A good rule of thumb is that it typically will take you longer to get somewhere than you anticipate. So always leave five minutes earlier than necessary. That way you aren’t destroying your karma by cursing out the accident victim on the side of the road whose car has been totaled, while you are stuck behind rubberneckers and late for your meeting.

5. Make Your Own Coffee: I love Starbucks more than anyone, but spending $ 2.00 on a cup of black coffee when you can make your own at home for about 27 cents is silly. Paying more than necessary for things is a bad habit. We should always be careful of how we spend our money, even if we are as rich as Bill Gates. Now buying a $ 2.00 cup of coffee makes sense if I am going to sit down and experience the ambience of being in a coffee house. Then I am spending 27 cents on coffee and $ 1.73 on ambience. That is OK. But if I grab a $ 2.00 cup of coffee and run out the door, I’ve just wasted $ 1.73. Wasting money is not going to get you anywhere in life (see “flossing”).

6. Tip Generously: Use the money you’ve saved by flossing and making your own coffee to tip service people properly. Being in a service profession is hard work. Service people not only provide a service, but they have the added pressure of having to interact with a million different personalities. Their work is not for the faint of heart. The least you can do as a consumer is to make someone’s day by tipping them generously for a job well done. And then you can spend your day knowing that you voluntarily did the right thing for another human being.

7. Don’t Leave Dirty Dishes in the Sink: Having a kitchen filled with dirty dishes isn’t just about being messy. Filthy dishes are a magnet for bugs (fruit flies, roaches, etc.). I like bugs, but they need to live outdoors, not in my kitchen. If you get in the habit of doing your dishes immediately after using them, you’ll save the money that you otherwise would be handing over to an exterminator to subsidize his new boat.

8. Leave Every Room Better Than When You Entered It: As you go through your house or apartment, tidy up as you pass through each room. You will be amazed how much easier it is to keep your environment organized if you do a little bit at a time. That may sound anal retentive, but it really is about living in a beautiful space. No matter where we live, we have the choice to either create a beautiful space or a mess. You will feel better and be happier if you live in beauty, so why not do the small things necessary to make that happen?

9. Compliment Others: Just as we are reluctant to say “thank you,” we seem to be turning into a society that is averse to paying a compliment. Encouraging others is an important skill. And it isn’t time consuming. Paying a compliment merely involves the decision to vocalize all those thoughts we have during the day that we don’t say out loud. How often do you notice someone’s haircut or blouse but don’t tell them it looks great? How often do you think, “Wow, they did a great job on that project,” but forget to mention it to them? When we authentically compliment others, our relationships improve, and we feel better about ourselves by having acted kindly.

10. Make Sure Your Transportation Is Always Ready: We all have to get to places on time and safely. So it is important that whatever you use for transportation is ready. That means making sure your gas tank is always above half full. That means making sure your public transportation card has enough money on it at all times. That also means that if you are relying on a cab, you call for one well ahead of time.

It is funny how if we accomplish the little things, everything else in life seems to run smoother. We feel better about ourselves, we have more stability in our relationships, our homes are more pleasant to be in, we are healthier, and we are under less stress generally. When we implement good habits, life more easily falls into place.

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This Summery Recipe Will Inspire Your Love Life

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You know the saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Of course that goes for women as well. One of the most intimate things that we can do is prepare a meal with love. Couples that try new things enjoy a deeper connection, so making something together in the kitchen may help you feel more connected in your relationship. If you want to try something new that’s fun to do with your sweetie, why not cook for each other?

Cooking has always inspired my desire. Making something delicious for your amour is a good recipe for a better love life. You can learn a lot about each other by cooking. For instance, a man that takes his time, using his senses to select fresh ingredients, delicately tasting to know its flavor— he may be a great lover as he pays close attention to his darling’s responses with epicurean skill. My theory? As in the kitchen, so in the bedroom. But you don’t need to be an expert chef to arouse your beloved. With just a few essential ingredients you can make ordinary grub into glorious gourmet.

Let’s start with a simple summer recipe. This particular dish was made by a lover and it won my heart. In the moment of watching him clean and cook shrimp I already knew that he was attentive. The care he put into whisking the dressing and chopping up herbs until fine made my body simmer. By the time I took one bite my eyes rolled back in orgasmic delight. When cooking for each other, keep in mind it can be absolute foreplay.

Needless to say, cooking for each other is a preamble to lovemaking. I’m not just suggesting you two have a quickie on the countertop after fixing a sandwich. Have but a taste of your sugar after you’ve (ahem) laid your ingredients out à la mise en place. Just don’t knock over the mise all over le place while you’re going for more and more amour.

SUMMER SHRIMP IN MOJITO DRESSING
with Watermelon, Corn and Cucumber Salsa

Your sensual summer rendezvous will be oh-oh-oh-lala once you’ve tasted this delicious recipe, Summer Shrimp in Mojito Dressing. If you love succulent shrimp, juicy watermelon, crunchy cucumber and mint with cilantro, then this is the perfect dish for your romantic afternoon à deux.

For this recipe you will need:

1 pound colossal shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 hothouse cucumber, diced
2 cups seedless watermelon, diced
1 ear corn, husk and silk removed, kernels cut off
¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, lightly packed
¼ cup fresh mint leaves, lightly packed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons shallot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
dash sea salt and black pepper
Juice squeezed from 1 lime

The kitchen is the new bedroom, so wear nothing but an apron like it’s lingerie (or a loincloth) and begin the seduction. Take your darling by the hand and lure them into the kitchen so they can watch you cook. Pour your loving voyeur a glass of rosé or bubbly. You want to get them in the mood for good food and arouse their senses. Offer a nibble of Kalamata olives or grapes while they wait. It worked for Roman orgies, didn’t it? Food foreplay for your god or goddess is tantamount to tickling their tongue with a kiss.

Now first, devein the shrimp. Hold your paring knife firmly and carefully cut along the vein of the shrimp. Repeat for all the shrimp until complete. If you aren’t sure how to devein shrimp without making a mess of them, purchase deveined shrimp from your local seafood market. This isn’t the time to feel anything less than confident while you make such a romantic gesture.

Next, prepare your prawns for quivering pink plumpness in hot water. You’ll have a medium pot of salted water simmering for these little beauties. Add the shrimp and cook until flesh is pink and opaque, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat (with a mesh sieve if you have it) and rinse under cool water until shrimp are room temperature. Set the cooked shrimp aside as you prepare the salsa and dressing.

Strap your apron around your waist and flirt while you chop up fresh bunches of mint and cilantro. Do not be shy when it comes to making dressing from scratch. Of course, undressing each other slowly is exciting, but homemade dressing for this recipe makes it zing. Chop the herbs with a seductive glance here and there, but don’t take your focus off your knife skills or you’ll be headed to the ER instead of the boudoir.

Once you’ve chopped up your green herbs, scoop them into a bowl with the cup of your hand. If your sweetie likes how fragrant your hands smell after doing this, caress your lover’s face and give them a slow kiss. The scent of a chef at work is an aphrodisiac. Then put the cilantro, mint, olive oil, garlic, shallot, sea salt, pepper, honey and lime juice in the work bowl of a food processor or blender. Blend until herbs are finely chopped. This is your Mojito dressing.

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Now for the watermelon, cucumber and corn salsa.

Kiss your sweetheart again and reach for your cucumber with one hand. Cube the cucumber and place it in a bowl. Then hold the watermelon and slice it open. Cut the watermelon into bite-sized cubes. You’ll need two cups of watermelon and one hothouse cucumber all cubed in a bowl. Slice the kernels off one ear of corn. Raw is sexier, so just husk the silk off and slice the corn into the bowl of watermelon and cucumber. This makes the salsa.

Toss the watermelon salsa with the Mojito dressing and add a squeeze more of lime if you’d like. Add the shrimp and mingle all of the ingredients together in an orgy of colorful flavors.

Lovingly arrange the shrimp dish upon two plates and sit closely together. Enjoy with absolute abandon. Add a pinch of sea salt and pepper however it pleases. Take your time and savor each bite.

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The silk pajama set Grace Coddington wore to the Met Gala this year got almost as much press as Beyonce’s sheer Givenchy dress or Rihanna’s elaborate Guo Pei yellow robe. And for good reason. The Vogue creative director’s unexpected fashion maneuver that night was a bold statement about nonconformism, the parameters of formal dress code, personal agency, luxury, and fashion as artistic expression. She also proved to the world that everyone needs a pair of fancy pajamas in their life—stat.

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1. Look chic without even trying. As evidenced above, a silk pajama top and jean shorts is the perfect summer weekend look—and roll-out-bed-throw-on-pants easy.

2. Pajamas are iconic—in a serious fashion-cred way. Who doesn’t want to feel three parts Audrey Hepburn (think Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Charade, and Roman Holiday) and equal parts Coco Chanel (the style was a favorite of Chanel’s—and she even produced couture pajamas for her best clients).

3. Wake up in the morning and you’re already halfway there. You will never again struggle getting dressed in the morning. Not sure what to wear when you emerge from your featherbed in fancy pajamas? You’re already (at least half) dressed!

4. Versatility, thy name is pajama. If you are, indeed, going to sport the look outside your home, the styling options are endless. Pair the top with everything from a pencil skirt to denim shorts, or throw on a classic cashmere sweater or tuck in a T-shirt with the luxe bottoms.

5. Men have been doing it for ages. This is a classic borrowed-from-the-boys moment: Guys learned the ways of the fancy pajama set long before we did (see: Hugh Hefner, noted pajama lover), and it’s time to try it out for yourself.

6. They’re the perfect summer house look. Lest we forget the summer plans we’ve made that involve tons of communal PJ time! Trade in your boxers and T-shirt mix for something a little more share-house-friendly.

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While the Glamour staff loves Sex and the City as much as the next girl, we’re constantly chatting about characters’ outfits that made us want to throw the remote (like bra tops and hot pants on a cold fall day). Carrie and crew had some of TV’s best fashion moments, but that still won’t stop the ever-growing list of things that, though fantastic, were totally unrealistic. Nine things we’ve come up with so far:

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#1. Small clutches working as everyday bags.
Take a look at the majority of all the ladies’ outfits (there are some priceless Carrie looks here and here) and you’ll notice that, more often than not, everyone’s got tiny clutches tucked under their arms. For most women, the petite size makes an appearance on nights out or at formal events since it’s only really suitable where you don’t need more than a credit card and cell phone. For day-to-day life? Please. Where’s the extra space for snacks, gym clothes, and reading material?

#2. Heels 24/7.
The entire world knows Carrie and the gals love heels, but still…there’s some practicality to consider (especially in New York City). A gorgeous stiletto definitely has its moment, but so do ballet flats, espadrilles, and comfy sneakers. In real life, they would slip on something easier every now and then, especially if the day involved skipping from uptown to down for meetings, shopping trips, and drinks with friends.

#3. A normal salary supporting that shopping habit.
Sure, if Carrie were a high-level investment banker or the CEO of some mega corporation, she could shop like crazy. But as a newspaper columnist? The ability to live alone in a spacious apartment on a tree-lined block, constantly shop for pricey shoes, and wear a designer wardrobe would never happen—even if she had access to all the sample sales in the world.

#4. Miranda’s lawyer clothes.
Viewers got it: Miranda was the serious one with a high-powered job. Still, she spent half the series in boxy suits with bad cuts and, let’s be real: if you had three BFFs who were as into style as her pals, you know someone would have given her some tough love and dragged her to Bloomingdale’s.

#5. Keeping clothes forever.
You know the glorious montage in the movie in which the girls judge as Carrie whips through the history of her closet, trying on all sorts of outfits? It was cute to watch but so not realistic. With the rise of resale and the physical introduction of new purchases, a girl’s forced to weed out stuff every now and then (and not in just one fell swoop).

#6. All the tummy action.
Crop tops are cool now, but back in SATC‘s heyday? Not as much. Between Carrie and Samantha, there was no shortage of midriff-flashing outfits, which, honestly, would have stuck out like a sore thumb.

#7. Absolutely no weather-appropriate shoes whatsoever.
No one ever acknowledged rain much more than opening an umbrella (or holding a newspaper over her head). Where are the wellies or, at the least, simple flats you wouldn’t mind tossing if they were destroyed? For a woman who loved her shoes as much as Carrie, she for sure would have been into taking better care of them. This doubles for snow boots for all four.

#8. Or cold-weather-ready coats.
Throughout all the show’s seasons, a cold winter would have definitely had to strike New York City, meaning the girls should have bundled up a lot more than anyone ever did. Carrie’s beloved fur makes frequent appearances, but paired with bare legs and flimsy dresses (and all the women were guilty of this). Fashion’s awesome, but sometimes a girl needs a long down coat.

#9. The lack of cross-pollination.
In real life, few women fit a style category quite as neatly as Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda did. It’s a storytelling conceit, but let’s be real: If four women spent as much time hanging together as they did, everyone would wind up picking and choosing from one another’s styles, inspired to try and mix it up a little.

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You’re thinking about that person right now aren’t you? You know, the one who makes you want to poke ink pens into your own eye sockets?

Some people in our lives drive us absolutely nuts. We want to shake them while saying, “What in the hell is wrong with you?” Family members, friends, co-workers and life partners can all drift into the category of toxicity. Sometimes we work on projects which are the highlights of our lives and we find ourselves trapped by a nut case. You desperately wish to move on, but you feel guilty about booting them out of your life.

I am in week four of the six-week OCourse, “Thrive” with Arianna Huffington on Oprah Winfrey’s website. Last week, we worked on identifying the most important priorities in our personal lives and dropping the priorities which just take up space. People who are considered to be fundamentally different from my personal core values were on the table. Not an easy process at first glance and it disturbed me for a time.

The course is interactive. I was asked by a Productions Assistant from OWN if I had a question for Arianna which could be shared with everyone in the course. In week three, Arianna speaks about “letting people off of your train.” Your train is a metaphor for your life and the people who are riding with you as time moves forward.

My question was…
“When focusing on the priorities and projects [of my own], I have found some of the ones I want to keep, have people within them that I want to let off my train. What is a good way to deal with them?”

Arianna’s answer to my question was a deep probe into my core values and how to evaluate whether or not people in my life are truly toxic. Her answer was brilliant. The fundamental difference I have with relating to my core values becomes a key indicator of toxic people in life who need to be escorted off of my train. Some folks may have difficult personalities which oppose mine, yet at the same time they maintain similar core values. Those are the ones who are not toxic and are the ones who I can simply set time limits upon.

I reflected upon how I have let people off of my train in the past with relation to my most passionate personal project. As I think about it now, I realize the notion of cleansing the toxicity from life is one of the core messages within Path of Three Hundred.

Let’s say for a moment that you are in a relationship with someone you believe to be the love of your life. “Oh yeah, that one…I can’t live without him or her even though he or she cheats, lies, talks crap behind my back and walks all over me as if I was a doormat.” Well, there is the very clear clue of a toxic person who must be booted off of your train. Yes, forgive them and yourself, but get them the hell off now. This is the one on your train who is easy to boot off once you find the courage within yourself to be alone for a while. The bonus with this one is you may find yourself on a very cool, yet scary, adventure where you learn epic lessons of life. I did and was transformed.

Or…

You are in the midst of creating something which you feel passionate about. Your life’s work which you feel could bring about massive positive change in the lives of millions, both alive and yet to be born. OK, that may be a bit extreme, but you get my drift. You are working on your passion and fulfilling a dream. Whatever it is, it’s big to you.

Along the path of your project, you invite others (or they invite themselves) to join you in the creation of your masterpiece. As time goes by, you begin to realize a few of them are not really on board with how you think. Yet, they contribute in such a way that their efforts make your project even better. They may even help create a better you.

Thus, a dilemma and this is where Arianna’s answer to my question becomes a key point. There will always be people in our lives we can only take for brief amounts of time. They exist in a gray area. We really do not have to do anything except establish some boundaries. Perhaps difficult at first, but once they are set, life will flow nicely.

Arianna said, “Make sure people are truly toxic.”

I had to let her statement gel for a while…days actually. I meditated while at the beach with my dog and took several long walks in silence. Upon the reflection with her statement diving deep into my core, I realized something about myself. I was doing something which I cannot stand being done to me. I was judging people I loved when I simply needed to establish some space. It’s part of the awakening process.

The cool thing about this process is now you have a way to recognize the ones who truly are toxic and the ones who we just need to put a little distance between us and them. You can boot someone off forever. Some need to be escorted off your train if they are “draining energy instead of being part of the joy of our lives,” as Arianna stated in the answer to my question. You can keep most of your people around with respectful and loving distance.

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