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Everything After "What If" Is By Nature, Pure Imagination

Everything After “What If” Is By Nature, Pure Imagination

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​What if I lose my job? What if my marriage fails? What if my health fails? What if I don’t have enough money? What if I don’t enough time? What if she or he doesn’t like me? What if I make a fool of myself? The thing is, everything after “what if” is by nature, pure imagination. And because it is imagination, it means it can be changed and we have a choice. You can imagine something different. You can make some better, happier, healthier, more exciting stuff up; as opposed to the same ol’ – all the stuff you don’t want. What if you were OK? What if it …

​ How do you afford this lavish lifestyle? Inquiring minds want to know.

​ How do you afford this lavish lifestyle? Inquiring minds want to know.

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A friend asked me this and I had to let him know: To please not believe the hype. Not lavish, nor expensive. Just finagling and staying with friends and buying groceries and telling stories and going to school and playing the game, and growing and learning. You don’t have to own park place and board walk to win at monopoly. At the end of the day, this is the Game Of Life. And there are rules, and we can finagle and move within them to make them work in our favor. It’s one part hustle, one part awareness, a lot of parts consciousness and intention. So, don’t look at my Instagram …

Selling Snake Oil

Selling Snake Oil

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We’re all up against all this feedback from the outside world, it’s all this social media, it’s all “How do I compare myself?” It’s all this illusion people are creating for themselves about how perfect things are. Or aren’t. Or how perfect other people’s lives are. Or they’re using it as a platform to shame or hate. I think wellness is a great idea, I also think people are promoting information that has no backbone. I think people are preying on others weaknesses. I think wellness is necessary and different types of practices about stretching your mindfulness and consciousness are valuable. I think we’re really scared and confused and we’re looking …

THE NEW OCD

THE NEW OCD

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This is a guest post form a powerful and intelligent woman – Val Dokic – Check her out! “We are all broken. That’s how the light gets in.”  Hey you. How’s it going? It’s been a while since I’ve written anything on my site. Please forgive me. I wanted to just sit & write about something that’s been weighing heavy on me. I hope I’m able to get my point across eloquently. So, as many of you probably know, I have a YouTube channel. Not a huge one, but I’m able to interact with lovely people all around the world. About a week ago I got a comment from a subscriber that …

Why Are You Unhappy?

Why Are You Unhappy?

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​ Why are you unhappy? Because, Everything you do is 98.98% for your self… And there isn’t one. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join u

Contrary To Popular Belief, It's Okay To Want To Be Perfect.

Contrary To Popular Belief, It’s Okay To Be Perfect.

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​This whole concept that nothing is perfect, or that one shouldn’t aim for perfection is, in my eyes, wrong. Now, this is simply my take on things, but… Everyday, I look out at an elegant universe with an unbelievable amount of balance to keep things in tow. Even as we make decisions to hurt our world, it does it’s best to find balance, to support itself. If the sun goes off even by an inch, we burn or we freeze. If trees decide to stop turning poison into oxygen we die. If my body decides to not do the millions of functions it has to handle on a second by …

All We’re Ever Doing Is Creating Or Destroying

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Everything on a Macro and Micro level. We are making, creating, composing, building or tearing down, killing, melting, destroying. Creating our lives, our careers, our lunch, our 1 year plan, our bodies, our minds, our heart, our dinner, our portfolio… Destroying a word we no longer need to use, a story that doesn’t serve us, a relationship that has reached it’s point, a habit that is more harmful than helpful, a friend that is more frenemy then friend. So, what are we creating and what needs destroying? What are we destroying that really needs creating? What are we creating or think we are creating that needs destroying? This is the question …

The Ultimate Guide To An Anti-Inflammatory Shopping List

The Ultimate Guide To An Anti-Inflammatory Shopping List

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A Guest Post From Our Friends Over At Positive Health Wellness: Inflammation is a normal response by the immune system. When used properly, it can aid the healing process. However, more often than not the immune system attacks healthy cells. The immune system is confused over the cells and components that are good and bad for the body and acts thinking that it is doing you some good. Some irritants can also cause inflammation of the skin and areas of the body like the digestive system. When our bodies do become inflamed, there is excess pressure placed on the nerves. Circulatory systems are narrowed, and the brain is told that …

You Need Much Less Than You Think You Need

You Need Much Less Than You Think You Need

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​ You don’t need the ultimate writing studio. You don’t need the perfect pen. You don’t need the perfect computer. You don’t need the most expensive program. You don’t need an enormous amount of money. What you need to do is begin. You need just enough space. You need just enough time. Just enough courage, foresight, and insight to begin. Begin. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join …

It's Time To Conduct A Possibility Audit

Time To Conduct A Possibility Audit

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We are wasting time investing our life and energies into the superfluous, into the things we cannot take with us. If we were to radically shift our priorities to developing inner peace, inner compassion, inner knowing; we would feel this profound relief which comes from unburdening ourselves from the weight of worry, doubt, and fear of inconsequential things. This is an elegant and charming universe if we make the space to recognize it. The important thing is to make the space. Is to relax and let the highs and lows come and go, to stick to the practice of living no matter what. If you find joy and value in …

​ In Every Challenging Situation You Have 4 Options

​ In Every Challenging Situation You Have 4 Options

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What you choose is up to you. There is no right or wrong, just choices. What you choose depends on your level of commitment. What you choose reveals the worth of the thing itself. Exit: Leave your country, leave your spouse, leave your job, get up and go. Neglect: Do as little as possible, try to go unnoticed, try and forget what’s happening, try and fill up your life with side hobbies and addictions that allow you to forget. Persist: See what’s happening and persist on. Believe in things changing, believe in a new tomorrow, believe that things will get better. Voice: Voice your concerns. Speak up and out against …

REST

REST

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Show me a more beautiful 4 letter word.  “Rest in natural great peace this exhausted mind, beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thoughts like the relentless fury of the pounding waves in the infinite ocean of samsara.” Revel Enjoy Sensual Time REST If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us

5 Ways To Seriously Boost Your Immune System

5 Ways To Seriously Boost Your Immune System

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How do we prevent madness and bodily sickness? Eat healthy – sure. Exercise – sure. But, there are other ways, powerful techniques that will boost the immune system and holy system in far more profound ways. Exercise your imagination regularly. Get in the habit of feeding your minds eye with images that fill you with wonder and vitality. Eliminate uhs, you knows, I means, and other junk from your speech. Avoid saying things you don’t really mean and haven’t thought out. Stop yourself when tempted to make scornful assertations about people. Take on an additional job title, beautifier. Put it on your business card and do something every day to …

By Patiently Practicing You Can Produce A Miracle

By Patiently Practicing You Can Produce A Miracle

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Genius is eternal patience – Michelangelo Be patient. Be kind to yourself. Others might give up, get frustrated, and overtime get tired and burned out. They might blame the practice, saying it doesn’t work; while it is a normal reaction to blame something that doesn’t work, look closely. If you do something haphazardly and fail, don’t blame the system. Find out what can be done differently and make the necessary adjustments. Remember – Genius is eternal patience. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s …

There Is Nothing To Wait For And Nobody To Blame

There Is Nothing To Wait For And Nobody To Blame

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You are entirely responsible for cutting through your own laziness, addictions, and unclarity. There is nothing to wait for and nobody to blame. Whatever techniques are appropriate use them: Talk with your friends, use therapy, practice meditation or prayer, go on a VisionQuest, go on a hike, read a book, read scripture, walk in nature, keep a journal, study with the teacher. It really doesn’t matter what you choose, what matters is your actual commitment to discovering the deepest truth and aligning your life with it. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your …

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12 Health Benefits of Quinoa, According to Science (+8 Delicious Recipes To Try)

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In recent years, quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) has become a buzzword among the health-conscious. Considered a trendy superfood, quinoa’s superior make-up earns its status. Quinoa, a seed among grains, can be served hot or cold, and is typically boiled in the same manner as rice. It is simple to prepare and makes for a great substitute to other grains that might not be as nutritionally complete, such as wheat and rice. Quinoa is coated in saponins, which are bitter-tasting compounds that act as a natural pesticide. Because of this, it is important to thoroughly rinse and soak quinoa before cooking. Saponins are found in other vegetables as well–they are the agents …

Understanding and Managing Stress

Understanding and Managing Stress

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Stress is something we all experience from time to time and it can be caused by a whole host of different situations. Some of the most common triggers include relationships, money and work or a huge change in our lives, e.g. a bereavement, moving house, unemployment or divorce. But sometimes, the cause of stress can be something minor like finding it difficult to deal with children or feeling unappreciated at work. In other cases, there may be no identifiable cause. Not all stress is negative, as research has found that stress, at a moderate level, can actually improve our performance level. Small amounts of stress can also make us more …

You’re Never Out Of The Game Until You’re Actually Dead

You’re Never Out Of The Game Until You’re Actually Dead

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You’re always in the game. Always… It’s not like you fail at somethign and then you’re out. No, you’re still in, despite how it might feel in the moment, you are still in. No subs here, no coach on the sideline to replace you; as long as you are alive, you are still very much in the game. So, if you’re down, get up. If you are frozen, move forward; just keep moving, one step at a time, one breath at a time. Life is a game, a game with rules, that if followed and respected can be played quite well. Play the game to the best of your ability …

What Must Be Left?

What Must Be Left? What Must Leave?

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What must I leave? One must be able to leave. And one must leave. Leave. In leaving One discovers ones path by discovering the paths that stray from it. In order to begin one must go. So, what must be left? What must I leave? I can leave. I should go. Leave.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us

I Get Said "No" To A Lot.

I Get Said “No” To A Lot.

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I get said no to a lot. It’s the industry I’m in, I put myself out there – sometimes people vibe with it and sometimes they don’t. “It’s exactly how it’s supposed to go.” … One of these days I won’t have to keep saying it – I’ll know it – in my marrow: it’s exactly how it’s supposed to go, something bigger and better is on the horizon. But until I know it, I say it, I remind myself, and I share with y’all – Who are just as brave and courageous and putting yourself out on the line. So thank you for inspiring me. Whether you turn to …

Is POWER The Talent You Have That You're Not Using?

Is POWER The Talent You Have That You’re Not Using?

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Is POWER The Talent You Have That You’re Not Using? Consciously or unconsciously, you are pruning your life of everything that is not relevant to what you really are as a human being. Powerful. I think human beings are so fucking powerful. I think our minds and wills and hopes and belief systems can bend space and time, I don’t just think it, I know it, physics has proven it. “When two or more minds come together with the same intention, anything is possible.” – Napoleon Hill We’re all blenders, we are all a Vitamix, some of us are just plugged in. Some of us are juicing that green smoothie …

Denmark Will Be The First Country On The Planet That Will Become 100% Organic!

Denmark Will Be The First Country On The Planet That Will Become 100% Organic!

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What could be more environmentally and socially advantageous than an entire country going 100% organic? The Danish government has actually announced that it will transform the entire country’s agriculture into organic and sustainable farming. This means that Denmark will be the first country on the planet to become 100% organic. Denmark is at the fore-front when it comes to organic items and how they trade with the world, nevertheless the Danish government has actually set a bigger challenge. The federal government has handled to raise a huge 53 million euros in 2015 in an effort to turn the nation into a 100% organic powerhouse. This is likely to be the …

It Pays To Find Your “Flow”

It Pays To Find Your “Flow”

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It sounds like common sense: if you want to do more creative work, you work hard. Harder than everyone else. But meaningful work doesn’t have to lead to exhaustion at all: a few hours of total concentration and focus can change how you work and the progress you make. To attain peak productivity, you’ve got to have a plan. Your best work happens when you are in the mental state of flow. In positive psychology, flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process …