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Slavery Is A Problem, Let's End It

Slavery Is A Problem, Let’s End It

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Slavery Is A Problem, Let’s End It Lets shine a light on slavery. 27,000,000* PEOPLE TRAPPED IN SLAVERY AROUND THE WORLD TODAY. 27 million people holding hands, is enough people to circle the entire globe 1X. Tragically, thousands of women are sex trafficked at major sporting events in the United States every year. It’s one of the most well-kept secrets in our nation … but no longer. Help END IT by visiting their website, EndItMovement.com. From their site: Since 2013, we’ve come together to raise awareness for the 27 million men, women and children trapped in slavery around the world today. In brothels. In factories. On boats. In homes. Across the …

Did You Know, You Can Quit Your Job, You Can Leave-

Did You Know, You Can Quit Your Job, You Can Leave-

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Did you know, you can quit your job, you can leave university? You aren’t legally required to have a degree, it’s a social pressure and expectation, not the law, and no one is holding a gun to your head. You can sell your house, you can give up your apartment, you can even sell your vehicle, and your things that are mostly unnecessary. You can see the world on a minimum wage salary, despite the persisting myth, you do not need a high paying job. You can leave your friends (if they’re true friends they’ll forgive you, and you’ll still be friends) and make new ones on the road. You …

May This Bring Happiness & Good Luck To All!!!

May This Bring Happiness & Good Luck To All!!!

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May This Bring Happiness & Good Luck To All!!! A Daily mantra for practice, art practice, spirit practice, happiness practice.   After all, your rib cage is there, and how often do you think about it? Rib by Rib? Take your practice slow. Gentle. Day by day and you will start to feel more and more at home. Don’t set goals. Don’t expect peak moments and breakthroughs. Don’t make claims and get attached. Don’t rush. Simply Practice. Resolve to practice in an easy way, a blissful way. Quietly… Again and Again… *A trick is to always quit the practice while you’re still enjoying it.* Don’t do too much at one …

Body, Mind, Soul. Connect All Three For Limitless Living.

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Body, Mind, Soul. Connect all three for limitless living. It’s pretty hard to live a limitless lifestyle when you can’t get out of bed. Living a life full of vitality requires a connection between mind, body, and spirit. Like a link in a chain when one is broken the others become weak and vulnerable. How can you create an environment where those three things are aligned more often than they are not? I recently finished a book titled Body Mind Mastery by Dan Millman. He’s also the guy behind one of the most inspirational books I’ve ever read, Way of the Peaceful Warrior. I Highly recommended. I came away with …

Mindfulness In Sports

Mindfulness In Sports

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Mindfulness In Sports Check out My Meditation for Athletes Package Here. For most of the last two seasons (except for last weekend), the Seattle Seahawks have been the most physically prepared team in the NFL, a collection of perfectly honed athletes that can outrun and outmuscle opponents at will. The Seahawks’ secret weapon, though, just might be the team’s willingness to give a sports psychologist the freedom to roam the training facility, locker room and even the sidelines every game, to make sure their heads are as sound as their bodies. For nearly three seasons, Michael Gervais has spent three days a week with the team, instilling what he and …

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How To Get Back On Happy

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HOW TO GET BACK ON HAPPY “Happiness is within me, in the center of my being. I am happy now and always.” You may already be happy and not know it because the media is blinding you. We live in a world where it is Media vs Self: CAR PILLS CLOTHES All these things that will help us or heal us or guide us, all these things that aren’t ourselves, that are outside of us. New car = New Lover New Car + New Lover = NEW YOU ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW We are insatiable as a culture, because it never ends, the new thing, the wanting is never ending. But we know this …

Your Children Are Dying... You Should Set Them Free

Your Children Are Dying… You Should Set Them Free

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And a bird whispers, “Your children are dying.” and a mother felt her stomach flutter as she cries out, “I know.” “You should set them free.” the bird says, “Show them what really matters… Show them a being that can move through mountains can not always move through something soft and delicate. Tell them every day,  you now have magic powers as result of your evolution.  If you can think it, you can have it. Remind them, However greatly they suffer,tormenting and worrying about it will not help. On hands and knees Pray on compassion On feet and toes Pray on kindness On air and water Pray on love and …

Ido Portal

The Movement Culture

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The Movement Culture. Whenever I need a bit of physical inspiration, I reach out to Ido Portal and his movement culture. Movement Culture represents a contemporary paradigm shift in physicality, moving us away from main culprits in movement and fitness as well as the separation between health, aesthetics, performance and art. – Ido Portal From the site: The intention is not to present those involved as ‘Masters of Movement’ – as anyone presenting himself as such is delusional at best. No one can be a master of all movement pursuits. What is the goal behind Movement Culture then? First and foremost to create a dialogue and a cross disciplinary exchange …

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We Are Eating Our Way To Death

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We Are Eating Our Way To Death What would you say if I told you that meat and dairy consumption are associated with heart disease, cancer and diabetes? Or if I told you that the meat industry kills more than 10 billion animals a year, in the US alone, and contributes more toward pollution than the exhaust from all the cars in the world? For the past few weeks, I’ve been researching the health benefits of vegetarian diets, to gain more clarity on the topic. Due to its controversial nature, this has been a topic which I’ve avoided, until now. What I learned shook me both emotionally and intellectually. I …

What Humans Were Meant To Do

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What Humans Were Meant To Do. Break Free of the Human Zoo, Move Like a Kid Again. I don’t do fitness. I do movement. – Ido Portal We have been domesticated, taught to sit still in tidy rows all day in unnatural positions, allowed to move only in strict, contrived patterns in specific locations and at specific times. Welcome to the human zoo. Where we are meant to be wild, playful and free. Remember when you were a kid, and there was no such thing as exercise, just spontaneous play? That is what us humans were meant to do for “exercise”: PLAY. Bear who play longer live longer The movements …

Why We Must Maintain A Practice

Why We Must Maintain A Practice

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Why We Must Maintain A Practice. For this example – Church, a place of worship, a spiritual home. Why go weekly? Daily? Why maintain the practice? A  Church goer wrote  a letter to the  editor of a  newspaper and complained that it made no sense  to go to church every Sunday.  “I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in  that time I have heard something like 3,000  sermons.  But for the life of me, I can’t  remember a single one of them..  So, I  think I’m wasting my time and the pastors are  wasting theirs by giving sermons at  all.” This  started a real controversy in the “Letters …

We Have To Build A World We Wanna Be In

We Have To Build A World We Wanna Be In

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We have to build a world we wanna be in… I  More and more Am beginning to understand Choices. Of the most basic kind. The choice (if we’re lucky enough) moment by moment to sustain a beating heart. The choice for blood to flow inside or outside. The choice to slam my head into a wall. The choice to wake up with that same sinking feeling in the pit of my gut, that worry, that doubt, that nagging continual verbiage of “suckage”. That in every moment Every single moment Without exception I am making a choice. Nothing else. There is nothing else but choice. There will never be anything else. …

Bouncing Back from Addiction: What You Need to Know

Bouncing Back from Addiction: What You Need to Know

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Bouncing Back from Addiction: What You Need to Know If you’ve suffered from an addiction, you’re probably all too familiar with the struggles associated with this disease. No matter your story, you can probably agree that getting your life back on track is challenging, to say the least. Thankfully, though, with hope, determination and hard work, bouncing back after an addiction is possible. Keep reading to find out how. Keeping a Close Watch on Addictive Tendencies For recovering addicts, keeping a close watch on addictive, or otherwise self-destructive, tendencies is essential. This can mean avoiding triggers, and can also include a fair amount of self-reflection and awareness. To gain a …

Practice Giving Things Away

Three Things To Practice

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Practice giving things away, not just things you don’t care about, but things you do like. Remember, it is not the size of a gift, it is its quality and the amount of mental attachment you overcome that count. So don’t bankrupt yourself on a momentary positive impulse, only to regret it later. Give thought to giving. Give small things, carefully, and observe the mental process going along with the act of releasing the little thing you liked. … Practice being more relaxed about your body. Don’t fuss so much about it, wasting time and money on things and treatments you don’t really need. Remember you tend to be most …

Hey!

Hey!… A Life Inspired Poem

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Hey! … A life inspired poem by Christopher Rivas When life flashes before me, 
I will leave the lies behind, for in this life there is no room for laziness, in this body no room for sloth. 
Firmly, I will enter the path of absorbing and knowing. Now that I’ve finally met myself, there’s no time left to stay on the path of disillusion. I cannot, I must not, I will not sleep like an animal, 
I will give up corpse-like, oblivious and pointless day-dreaming and enter reality. 
I will transform my sleep into now. I will not surrender to the billboards and people dressed like sandwiches. I will reject the myriad and abundant …

20 Things You Can Do to Help the Environment Today

20 Things You Can Do to Help the Environment Today

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20 Things You Can Do to Help the Environment Today – by Kate Wilson Helping the environment doesn’t have to be difficult. Check out some easy ways you can start today: 1. Eat Less Meat Meat is one thing that has a big impact on our environment. The average American eats about 270 pounds of meat every year. All of that meat requires grain or feed, water, land, and fossil fuels to produce it. 2. Eat Local Eating locally means your food didn’t have to travel hundreds or thousands of miles to end up on your plate, which means less gas and carbon emissions. 3. Stop Wasting We all buy something we think …

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We Must Practice Not Simply Believe

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I believe vs. I practice… We Must Practice Not Simply Believe We need to be more than speakers, philosophers and teachers. We need to teach by being, by our practice, our daily practice, in ever moment, by being harbingers of peace with our words and our actions, harbingers of love with the little things we do on a daily basis, we need to participate in our own perfection, we need to practice love and more importantly BE love. Other wise we are spouting things by memory that weren’t practiced in the laboratory of our lives. The laboratory of self, the most important place to test things, to learn and discover if …

Ignorance Is Bliss

Ignorance Is Bliss

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Ignorance is bliss. Ignorance is bliss. I believe this to be true. Does that make it right? Does that mean we should stay seated, close our ears, and avert our eyes? Ignorance is bliss, but it has its limits, I don’t know better, so I am blissful according to what? According to what I know. You don’t yet know: Peak health, abundant energy, feeling energized after a meal as opposed to needing a nap, loving life, excited to wake in the morning to live more, learn more, do more, help more. Lets not be mistaken, making the decision to change your life is one of the most difficult ones we can embark on. …

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We Should All Do The Ugly Dance

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We Should All Do The Ugly Dance. Lets Do The Ugly Dance!!! How UGLY can you get!? Cause I can get pretty UGLY. I Challenge You to do the ugly dance everyday. Have an impromptu solo dance party everyday. I learned this in a rehearsal process of a play I was working on. When the cast was first asked ot take part, we were all a bit freaked out and shy. It was only when asked to be ugly that everybody wanted to show just how much rhythm they had and how smooth they were. After a couple of days, we were UGLIER than ever and LOVING IIT! I challenge you and your …

The Power Of A Food Journal

The Power Of A Food Journal

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The Power Of A Food Journal “Let food be thy medicine & let thy medicine be food” — Hippocrates Studies show that simply recording your meals helps you lose more weight. It’s not about counting calories – it’s about becoming aware of your habits. You eat better by learning more about yourself – simultaneously. **Track your FLUID INTAKE: Including and especially WATER! 85% of the world is dehydrated and doesn’t even know it. Try and always drink at least 2 glasses of water before any meal. We often mistake hunger for thirst. Write down every glass or bottle of water you drink and the time, you’ll quickly notice how water …

50 Body Hacks

50 BODY HACKS

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50 BODY HACKS 1)  Like Jack LaLanne said, “If man made it don’t eat it.” In other words, as Eddie Vedder said , “Don’t eat it if comes in a box or a bag… oh no” … And of course the wonderful Michael Pollan, “Eat food, not too much, mostly PLANTS.” 2)  Buy locally at farmers markets as much as possible. Stick it to the man. 3)  Focus on pesticide free produce and hormone/antibiotic free animal protein. 4)  Make sure your fish is wild caught and not farm raised. 5)  Avoid drinking or eating out of plastic. Unless it’s one of those Giants helmets that you put beers into with the straw permanently …

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7 Ways to Cut Calories Without Trying

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7 Ways to Cut Calories Without Trying It’s easy to lose weight. Eat less than you burn. But general weight loss isn’t what we’re after—it’s actually fat loss.  So preserving as much muscle as possible (or gaining) while losing fat.  And it is possible to gain muscle and lose fat simultaneously. So then it gets a bit more “technical”—sure, you can lose weight by eating just 1 Snickers bar each day; however, the quality of the weight lost is not anything most would want.  Who wants to be a skinny person without any muscle or tone whatsoever? Without getting into those technicalities in today’s blog, we wanted to highlight some …

10 Inspirational Hip Hop Quotes

10 Inspirational Hip Hop Quotes

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10 Inspirational Hip Hop Quotes 1) “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business… man.”– Jay Z – Diamonds from Sierra Leone Remix 2) “Its Cool To Love To Win, But Its Better To Hate To Lose”– Nas 3) “YOU CAN SPEND HOURS , DAYS , WEEKS , OR EVEN MONTHS TRYING TO PICK UP THE PIECES AND FIGURE OUT WHAT WENT WRONG OR YOU CAN JUST LEAVE THE PIECES ON THE FLOOR AND MOVE THE F@CK ON “ – 2 PAC 4) “The most important parts,are the ones that are unseen. The wings don’t make you fly, and the crown don’t make you king.” – Lupe – Gold Watch 5) …

20 Ways To Find Yourself

20 Ways To Find Yourself

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20 Ways To Find Yourself Draw a map on your heart. Ink a compass onto your wrists. Write a book. Read sadness in someone’s eyes and try to make it fade. Press your fingers to your pulse and remember that you are alive. Stain your mind with beautiful words that you cannot be rid of. Kiss a sharp cheekbone and the tip of a finger. Tie ribbons on the branches of trees. Listen to yourself breathe. Remember that you are living and that you can be anything. Sleep in and stay under the covers when you wake up, get very comfortable and warm. Wear something cozy. Slowly drink your tea. …

20 things to do in your twenties

20 Things to Do During Your Twenties

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20 Things to Do During Your Twenties – A guest post from the fabulous Kate Wilson Entering your twenties is exhilarating enough on its own. You’re no longer a teenager and you can experience the world in a whole new light. For some, this newfound freedom and independence means partying the entire decade away, but that’s a good way of letting it pass you by. Your twenties are important. Here are twenty things you must do before you’re no longer twenty anymore. Learn to Say No Some people probably think your twenties are the years to say “yes” to absolutely everything and to deal with the results, but your twenties …