Posts Tagged ‘ mind ’

Sleepless dreams

dream or reality

Have you ever had that kind of night where you dream that you’re lying in bed awake? You toss and turn, get up and drink water, go to the restroom, stare at the clock, adjust the shades, check your e-mails … but in reality all of that is really a dream. You’re lying in…
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A constipated mind


I’ve heard people say that their mind is constipated when they’re having the infamous writer’s block. The tightness, the discomfort, the clogging together of everything you ingest … it isn’t pleasant. You’re in a foul mood. Colleagues give unasked-for advice. You can’t focus. And all in all it’s just grumpiness galore. You try to…
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Time travel

time travel

Have you ever tried tacos at a taco stand? They’re unbelievably delicious — unlike anything you’d eat at a “proper” restaurant (or at a Taco Bell!). That’s where I am. Eating the most spicy salsa ever and the crispiest chips, while the two soft tacos wait their turn. As I look around I see…
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Yo-pi mix

Yoga and Pilates mix

“Leave the worries of the world behind you” “Center yourself” “Close your eyes and listen to your body” “Think of nothing” “Exhale and let it all go” Words that mean nothing when you’re reading them on your screen. But when you hear them at the end of the day with soothing background music lightly…
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How much do you know?

Definition of knowledge

First it was all airports in Iceland. Then the UK shut off theirs. Now it’s France’s turn. As more and more airports are forced to close in the wake of the volcanic eruption near Eyjafjallajoekull glacier in Iceland, the media’s beginning to focus on the inconvenience it’s causing thousands of people flying in and…
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F r e e yourself


Free yourself Of expectations Money Restrictions Constraints. Free yourself Of limitations Material bindings Wants and needs. Free yourself Of ambition A job Stress Demands. Free yourself Of competition Hype Frustrations Pain. Free yourself Of order Routine Planning. Free yourself Of  obligations Rituals Guilt Remorse. Free your “self” From your body. Be a stream of…
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Stretch your mental muscles

Stretch your mental muscles

January 1 seems such a long time ago – remember that was the day you promised yourself you’d start working on a number of things? The annual resolutions to eat healthier, exercise more, drink less … Most people I know are gung-ho the first month with the excitement and motivation fizzling a little by…
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