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  • Simplify Technology with Limits 11 December 2018
    By Leo Babauta I am no technophobe, but I do believe in living consciously … and technology has a tendency to overrun our attention and our lives. It’s designed to do that: tech companies are motivated to keep our attention in their apps, their websites, their devices. They’ve found incentives for us to keep using […]
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  • A More Deliberate Way of Living 7 December 2018
    By Leo Babauta Our lives are often spent in a rush, almost on autopilot, drifting from one wave of busyness and distraction to another, adrift in a sea of crises and urges. There’s noise and quick tasks, lots of tabs, messages and requests, demands on our attention, multitasking, mind scattered everywhere. The nature of the […]
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  • How to Get Good at Dealing With Massive Change 4 December 2018
    By Leo Babauta It can be stressful and anxiety-inducing to be in the middle of a bunch of life changes at once — so much so that it can turn a time of change into a time of misery. We all go through times of massive change: a divorce, death in the family, change of […]
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  • Sacred Bow: An Intentional Way to Close Out the Year & Start the New Year 29 November 2018
    By Leo Babauta We’re entering the last month of the year, and it can be a crazy, shopping-filled, party spree of a month for many people. Or it can be a simpler, more mindful period of closing out the year and getting ready for the coming year. I’d like to invite you to a monthlong […]
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  • An Intentional System for Working with Goals 26 November 2018
    Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames. ~Rumi By Leo Babauta Goals, like any tool, can be used to bludgeon ourselves over the head with shame and guilt, or can be used with intention, as a way to consciously deep our practice in life. I’ve been known to rail against having […]
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  • How to Simplify the Holidays 23 November 2018
    “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden By Leo Babauta Today, millions of people will be shopping, and the gift-shopping spree that is the holiday season will continue for a good month. In addition to the shopping madness (where […]
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  • The free Eat More Plants! cookbook 13 November 2018
    By Leo Babauta A couple months ago, one of my favorite cookbook authors/bloggers (Jules Clancy of Stone Soup) came to me and asked in her Australian accent, “G’day Leo, how would you like to collaborate on a free vegan cookbook? I promise it won’t have Fosters or vegemoit in it, mate!” OK, she didn’t say […]
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  • Train Your Mind Using the Puppy Method 5 November 2018
    By Leo Babauta The mind can be trained to do almost anything. It can be trained, for example, to get used to any situation, like sitting in silence for a long time, or concentrating on a task. However, usually we’re training our minds to do what we don’t want: be distracted, give in to cravings […]
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  • Challenge: Create an Iron Will with Consistent Daily Meditation 1 November 2018
    By Leo Babauta How often do you stick to what you plan to stick to, with 100% consistency, determination and devotion? What would it change in your life if you developed an iron will to stick to your commitments to yourself and others? This month, I’m challenging you to develop that iron will with a […]
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  • 3 Simple Mindset Shifts to Transform Your Work Tasks 29 October 2018
    By Leo Babauta The two biggest obstacles to doing meaningful work are familiar to many of us: Burden & complaint : The work feels like a burden (difficult, overwhelming, annoying) … you might do the task but you rush through it or mentally complain about it, not wanting to do it. Unimportant & putting it […]
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  • Dr. Peter Attia vs. Tim Ferriss (#352) 13 December 2018
    “Unhappiness is at the root of more pain, I would suspect, than any ailment that falls in the ‘physical’ body. And to think that we have compounds that could play such an important role that are really facing challenges in getting approved, I just find that really frustrating.” — Dr. Peter Attia This is a […]
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  • Real 4-Hour Workweek Case Studies — Allen Walton and SpyGuy, The Path to Seven Figures (#351) 10 December 2018
    “And then I wake up at 7:00 a.m., and I roll over and look at my phone. And I have a notification from Shopify saying that I made my first sale for $149. And I let out this huge, orgasmic noise of relief. I was like, ‘Wow. Everything’s going to be okay.’” — Allen Walton  This […]
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  • Dr. Andrew Weil — Optimal Health, Plant Medicine, and More (#350) 6 December 2018
    “I’ve gotten away with saying the most outrageous things because I’m not angry. And people listen, and we can have actual dialog.” — Dr. Andrew Weil  Andrew Weil, M.D. (@DrWeil) is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Dr. Weil received a degree in biology (botany) from Harvard College in 1964 and […]
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  • LeBron James and His Top-Secret Trainer, Mike Mancias (#349) 27 November 2018
    “I try to put myself in a mental state of, ‘How do I learn from that defeat? How do I learn from that loss?'” — LeBron James “Recovery never stops.” — Mike Mancias This episode represents the first time that LeBron James has been interviewed alongside his very below-the-radar, some might say top-secret, athletic trainer […]
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  • Dave Elitch — How to Get Out of Your Own Way (#348) 26 November 2018
    “Slow down. Do it again.” — Dave Elitch Dave Elitch (IG: @daveelitch) first garnered attention with his band Daughters of Mara’s debut album I am Destroyer in 2007, but his time touring with the American progressive rock band The Mars Volta in 2009-2010 is what really put him on the map. He has since worked […]
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  • Stan Grof, Lessons from ~4,500 LSD Sessions and Beyond (#347) 20 November 2018
    “I realized people were not having LSD experiences; they were having experiences of themselves. But they were coming from depths that psychoanalysis didn’t know anything about.” — Stanislav Grof Stanislav Grof, M.D., (stanislavgrof.com) is a psychiatrist with more than 60 years of experience in research of “holotropic” states of consciousness, a large and important subgroup […]
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  • James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron — How to Think Big, Start Small, and Change the World (#346) 12 November 2018
    “Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option.” — James Cameron James Cameron (@jimcameron) is a filmmaker and deep sea explorer. He is writer, director and producer of The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2, True Lies, Titanic, and Avatar. Both Titanic and Avatar (the highest grossing film […]
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  • Avatar Director James Cameron’s Daily Routine for Endurance and Stamina (Plus: James’s Smoothie Recipe) 12 November 2018
    Note from the editor: This post accompanies the recent episodes of The Tim Ferriss Show and the Tribe of Mentors podcasts featuring Suzy Amis Cameron and James Cameron. It explores James’s daily routine, which he credits for providing him with endurance and stamina during the back to back production of Avatar 2 and 3. As he explains, […]
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  • Doug McMillon — CEO of Walmart (#345) 8 November 2018
    “One of the things that can keep you from going away is an openness to change.” — Doug McMillon Doug McMillon (IG: @dougmcmillon) is president and chief executive officer of Walmart, a company that, if it were a country, would be the 25th largest economy in the world. Walmart serves 265 million customers weekly in 27 […]
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  • A.J. Jacobs — 10 Strategies to Be Happier Through Gratitude (#344) 5 November 2018
    “Paradoxically but wonderfully, focusing on someone else’s happiness will actually make you happier.” — A.J. Jacobs A.J. Jacobs (@ajjacobs) takes over the show for a special episode. A.J. is a kindred guinea pig of self-experimentation who chronicles his shenanigans in books that seem to keep winding up as New York Times best sellers. The Know-It-All was […]
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