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When Doing Nothing Is Doing Everything

Cassidy Hall | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Cassidy Hall

Perhaps there's something different this time and I'm more open to listening to the solitude; allowing it to speak silence, truth, and rest into my life.

The Importance Of Being Bored

Jennifer S. White | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

As parents, we can hope so desperately for more instances of quiet, but then we get them and they're boring. Rather than settling into these randomly gifted minutes, we ungraciously fill them.

Sometimes Togetherness Is the Problem, Not the Solution

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Regardless of the differences in their respective comfort levels, all couples have an (unspoken) agreed upon level of comfort hat they negotiate on an on-going basis, each partner offering balance in the security/risk continuum, or to use another metaphor the roots and wings.

Yes, Art Is Boring Sometimes, But Maybe That's A Good Thing

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.15.2015 | Arts

Gaze upon a painting by Mark Rothko, color field king, and you can experience myriad emotions. The lush blocks of orange and yellow might awaken your...

Ask Miss Mingle: "The Human Sacrifice"

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 12.08.2015 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

My friend Joelle recently had a harrowing cocktail party experience. She was cornered by one of life's most dangerous predators -- the Crashing Bore.

The One Sign You Are Too Busy

Brian de Haaff | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Once you know what matters most, it's time to get going again -- except this time, you will hopefully feel a much lighter burden on your shoulders. Starting your day with confidence involves knowing what you will accomplish and why.

OMG I'm So Bored: Why Millennials Must Learn to Sit Alone in a Room

Jess Carson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Jess Carson

Few articles have evoked a visceral reaction on par with my response to The Atlantic's piece, "Dorms for Grownups: A Solution for Lonely Millennials." I all but threw my hands up in an existential fit.

Multitask Much? It May Not Be As Bad For You As You Think.

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Midlife seems to put us in situations that demand multitasking. Whether you're fixing dinner and need to make a late phone call or have to juggle the competing demands of a job that forces you to monitor emails and clients, you're pretty much forced to divide your mental bandwidth into portions.

10 Ways to Never Be Bored Again

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I was bored once for about five minutes in 2011. I remember it well. I was home alone, and for a minute I felt a feeling I couldn't identify. By the time I did figure out it was boredom it was almost gone. Of course, if you have kids around, they tend to get bored easily, so this list works for them, too (except for #5).

Back To School And Already Bored? Try This!

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.11.2015 | College

Summer break is over, and we know how it is -- paying attention in class is hard work. So here's a little something to keep you entertained....

Why You Can't Always Get What You Want

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents
Kara Post-Kennedy

If there is something surviving a day wearing a farmyard scene sweater with a burnt orange polyester skirt in a classroom full of designer jeans will teach you... no matter what you've been told, no one ever died of embarrassment.

Ungrateful Kids Reminded Me to Simplify... and Dance.

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 08.14.2015 | Parents
Lulu Salavegsen

All too often it takes a near star-alignment, incredible happenstance, or tragic disaster for us to truly revel in the gifts we have. We forget that we have the innate right to breathe and choose our mind's state.

Feeling Stuck in the Yuck? Here's Why!

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they are yours." ~ Richard Bach Have you ever felt "stuck in the yuck"? You know, that mental, emotio...

Boredom As A Teaching Opportunity

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

You and your kids are currently in the midst of the summer wherever you may be and your kids are probably complaining about boredom every now and then. I know about this all too well. The teens and tweens tell me about this. Parents complain about not knowing how to handle it. Oh the irony.

Sunday

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.28.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

Sundays are so boring.

Guy Battles Summer Boredom With Leaf Blower

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.15.2015 | Weird News

Summer break can be a time to dream, a time when flights of fancy inspire feats of ingenuity. And then there's this. He has a leaf blower, an of...

Why Boredom Is One of The Greatest Experiences You Can Give a Child

Susan Pearse | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Susan Pearse

"I'm bored. Can I play on the iPad?" asked my 6-year-old for the second time. It was one of those times where it would've been easier to say yes. I was tired, had a deadline looming and an hour's peace would have been great. But instead, I packed up a few things and we all headed outside.

How Boredom Kills Us -- In Body, Mind and Spirit -- And What to Do About It

Andrea Driessen | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Driessen

A podcast on the tedium of boredom produced by Public Radio International delves into the subject of boredom in a decidedly un-boring, substantial way. Let's explore the piece, along with related compelling research, to see how being "bored to death" isn't just a euphemism. And discuss what to do about it.

Burdened With 'Glorious' Boredom

Jio F. Deslate | Posted 05.09.2015 | College
Jio F. Deslate

Our boredom arises not from a lack of stimuli, for in the digital age of attention-deficit discord, we have plenty of distractions. Our boredom springs from a lack of imagination, the ability to defy reality, and its dictates by going beyo

How to Survive a Boring Dinner Partner

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Imagine yourself at a dinner "stuck" next to someone who is rambling on about something you have no interest in. "How can this person be so boring?" y...

Is Facebook Making Us Stupid, Boring and Insecure?

Carla Poertner | Posted 06.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Carla Poertner

The answer to whether our social media use is harmful or benign might just lie in the question we need to ask ourselves: "How good do I really want to feel?"

Ode to a Slow Day at the Office

Aron Wander | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Aron Wander

Nobody bothers you when you are writing an email. Reading a book, yes, cell phone, yes, dozing, yes. But emails are made of finer stuff. Office zen.

Hilarious iPhone Wallpapers Remind You To Look At Your Screen Less

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology

Artist Molly McLeod would like you to please calm down about your phone. (That is, unless you've got to text your mother. By all means, text the woman...

6 Reasons You're Stuck In A Rut (And What To Do About It)

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

Life is about connection, expansion, joy, abundance, and love. It's about fulfilling our calling and becoming more of our true selves and I assure you, you were meant for more than the lackluster life you have been living. It's time to shake things up starting now.

Is Reading Boring?

Naomi S. Baron | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Naomi S. Baron

Today, many of us whip out our phones instead, though the principle of killing time is the same. If we only make it halfway through the travel piece on Corsica or a game of Candy Crush, we readily abandon ship, rarely feeling the need to resume where we left off.