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5 Reasons Doing Dishes, Laundry and Cleaning Could Be Ruining Your Creative Flow

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Sky Mandala Marcano

I admire all the mothers and fathers who nurture and respect the home by cleaning and organizing. But some of us may benefit from letting go of a few tasks, to then benefit from being creative in other ways.

Maderas Village Life

Kyriaki Chonacas | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel
Kyriaki Chonacas

After traveling all around the world, I must say there's something really special going on in Nicaragua. I suggest to the pioneers, tastemakers, creatives, highly intelligent, conscious beings, this is the place for you.

The Retreatniks

John Feffer | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
John Feffer

The new talking point for the Republican Party -- actually, it's an old talking point in expensive new clothing -- is "America is in retreat."

10 Relaxing Resorts Where You Can Warm Up This Winter

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Feeling a bit worn out by winter? Then the time is right for a peaceful getaway, where snow shovels and polar vortexes are but a distant dream.

I Decided to Stop. And I Invite You to Join Me.

Narkis Alon | Posted 03.17.2015 | Small Business
Narkis Alon

In the beginning of our journey, we need to convince people that our business exists, has the right to exist and will continue to exist. Continuing our journey, if we scale up, we become so busy with growing our business that we sometimes forget why we're doing it to begin with.

The Ancient Practice That Can Transform Your Life

Laura Munson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Fifty
Laura Munson

The act of going on a retreat is not woo woo. Leaving our daily lives behind and retreating into our primal rhythms, our purest flow, has been done since the beginning of time. The Native Americans went on Vision Quests. Jesus went to the desert. Buddha went to the Bo tree. Muhammad went to a cave.

Form Follows Dysfunction: The Enduring Legacy of a Strategic Failure

Paul Gunther | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Paul Gunther

Besides some failed emblem of American exceptionalism shining brightly abroad, it seems reasonable to conclude that national security and its according intelligence tools were and remain the principle role for such a massive presence abroad.

15 Writing Quotes to Challenge and Inspire

Karen Dionne | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Karen Dionne

Many writers would drool at the idea of spending a week at a writers retreat on a private Bahamian island, but not every writer is in a position to invest the time and money to attend.

How A Retreat Led This Man To Find His Life's Purpose (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Sometimes beating stress and burnout requires getting totally out of your present surroundings -- and finding peace somewhere far from the concerns of...

10 Cool Nature Retreats With Unbelievable Views

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Where do you go when you want to get away from it all? How about one of these 10 wild nature retreats with million-dollar views?

Silence Not Equal to Death

prataap patrose | Posted 06.30.2014 | GPS for the Soul
prataap patrose

Silence has allowed me to be present to death. Allowing death to be present in my life, gives me the perspective to be mindful of the present.

'Behind Every Successful Woman Is Herself'

Narkis Alon | Posted 05.19.2014 | Women
Narkis Alon

Although I strongly believe each person is responsible for his own happiness, saying the gender gap doesn't exist is just ignoring reality. People that didn't experience gender-gap before, can never understand what it means.

Watch: From Tragedy to Best-Selling Author, Dan Millman

Sura | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Sura

Dan Millman was 20 years old, at the peak of his gymnastics career, when he shattered his right leg in a motorcycle accident. A competitive gymnast at...

A Writer's Dream In San Miguel

Adele Scheele | Posted 04.23.2014 | Books
Adele Scheele

For the past nine years, Susan has invited great writers to come read from their books and share their process of writing -- novelists, poets, non-fiction writers, screenwriters and playwrights, literary journal editors as well as agents and social media wizards.

Turn Your Emotional Escapes Into Healthy Habits

Nicole Glassman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

Life is not always a crystal clear day with a sunny horizon. Part of the beauty is the struggle -- how we face it, learn from it and evolve. The question is: How do we cope in the interim?

When It Is Time to Reinvent Ourselves

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Reinventing ourselves is absorbing life's heart essence. It is heart essence which frees our awareness from disappointment, giving real freedom. It is our source of inspiration. The presence within us is giving the true joy which makes life worth living.

Stunning Modernist Mountain Escapes

Departures Magazine | Posted 03.13.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Traditionally, the high-altitude aesthetic of mountain resorts has centered on knotty-pine-wood paneling, oversized stone fireplaces, mounted antlers ...

Best Places to Unplug (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.05.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The phrase "digital detox" was added to the Oxford Dictionaries Online in August 2013 along with, interestingly enough, the term FOMO, or the fear of ...

Flexible Cuisine With Elena Brower

Elsa Giannakoudaki | Posted 02.05.2014 | Taste
Elsa Giannakoudaki

Recently, after a trip from a New York City Persian restaurant Elena realized she had she could use to make a delicious and healthy meal for four.

8 Awesome Wellness Retreats You Didn't Know About

Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel

Looking to get out of the daily hustle and bustle and finally take some “me” time, but don’t know where to start? Of course, you can begin ...

Going Home: Mother and Daughter on Retreat

Anne Biging | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne Biging

Here I was, on a retreat with my daughter, trying to grasp what just happened. I had lost my mother. Although it was expected for a long time, it is quite a big thing when it really happens. In that moment the world changes and things will never be the same.

Yoga Poses That Can Hurt You

Michaelle Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michaelle Edwards

To be smart and safe in yoga, we need to consider postural alignment and natural joint function, rather than blindly following a list of "must-do" traditional poses and boot camp challenges.

Akiko's Zen Prayers: Hakalau

Dawn Morais | Posted 12.07.2013 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

Wondrous Prayer We live in modesty and simplicity, palms together, head bowed in gratitude, giving thanks for each inhale and each exhale. We settle ...

Vipassana: Makes Life Practically So Much Easier

Narkis Alon | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Narkis Alon

Once you become established in the technique, you can practice being the master of your own life -- you get to choose how to react to your body sensations. And this has a benefit not only when you are sitting calmly on the beach, but also when you are in a stressful situation.

A Hut by the Lake

Samantha Hiew | Posted 09.27.2013 | Travel
Samantha Hiew

We arrived in the rain. As the taxi took us down a winding country road, the driver said 'I'm from London, where you can be quite anonymous. But over here, everyone knows each other.' Even in the rain, the last rays of sun casted a soft blue hue against a row of trees in the woodland.