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These Amazing Before-And-After Drawings Show The Real Value Of Practice

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Arts

"For the first couple years you make stuff," public radio host Ira Glass stated once, "it's just not that good. It's trying to be, but it's not." ...

Mpofu's Happiness Cage and the Practice of Joy

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

It seems counter-intuitive to practice joy. Joy seems to move like a hummingbird, flitting where it will, bringing delight and then disappearing. Can ...

Forgive Yourself

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

As I took some time to reflect and go within, I realized I was carrying around an enormous amount of resentment, most of which was directed at myself.

How to Ignite Your Creativity: Advice From World-Renowned Artist Julia Cameron

Cortney McDermott | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts
Cortney McDermott

Sadly, somewhere along the journey, many of us have forgotten that we are all creatives. Even the most talented artist in the world cannot replicate your art exactly -- in any form. It's time to return to your art, to access your creative reserves.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Meditation, prayer, church services, fellowship and even the admission of wrongdoing -- confession -- all help train an individual's ego into seeking something more important than individual satisfaction. It takes practice, practice, practice -- both to know what's right and then to actually do it.

Be Kind to Yourself

Mike Robbins | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While I understand the importance and value of being kind toward myself, it isn't always easy to practice.  However, when we are kind to ourselves, it has a positive impact on every aspect of our lives and on everyone around us.

How You Practice -- Not Just How Long -- Matters, Too

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Everyone knows that to get good at something, you need to practice. But a new study shows that it also matters how you practice, and not just how how ...

When Is It Time to Give Up the Fight? When Your Child Refuses to Practice...

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Nancy Colier

Being willing (and tough enough) to keep practicing something hard gives us a sense of pride and inner strength. It connects us to ourselves in a very profound way.

9-Step Yoga Sun Salutation -- To Find Balance on the Autumnal Equinox

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

As the first frost approaches, promising to decimate a summer's worth of flowers in one cruel night, as the trees begin to take on a skeletal appearance, we are forced to contemplate and process some highly primal dualities: life and death; hope and regret; desire and fear.

A New Theory of Elite Performance

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Tremendous effort can compensate for modest skill, just as tremendous skill can compensate for modest effort, but not if either is zero.

In Sports, Think Now, So You Don't Have to Think Later

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Why so much thinking about your sport now? Because when you head out to the field, court, course for the first competition of the season, you will have done all of the "heavy lifting" necessary and you can say, "I'm totally prepared to perform my best and achieve my goals."

Tony Hale Practices Winning and Losing Emmy Speech For "Veep"

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

The hilarious Tony Hale - best known for playing the mama-loving Buster Bluth in "Arrested Development" - has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy fo...

The Magic of Mastery

Meghan Keener | Posted 07.15.2013 | TED Weekends
Meghan Keener

We all want to excel in certain areas of our lives, master our skills, and connect our passions with a larger purpose. By taking a closer look at the ingredients of mastery, maybe we can step more fully into our own unique potential -- and dazzle the masses just like BLACK.

Two Passionate Paths to Performance

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 09.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Scott Barry Kaufman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgBLACK's journey highlights the extremely important role of passion in fueling the deliberate practice necessary to gain the valuable expertise necessary to reach higher and higher heights of personal creative expression.

The Journey to Mastery

Peter Walters | Posted 09.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Peter Walters

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMastery comes, as it did for BLACK, through immense passion and dedication -- and in many cases, through obsession. But that's what it takes!

A Simple (Yet Powerful) Morning Practice

Jon Wortmann | Posted 08.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

What the experience of noticing the transition from vacation to regular life taught me is that during more stressful times, I have to be more intentional about my practice.

The First 100 Hours

Michael Neill | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The reason I like the notion of the 10,000 hours is that while it can appear daunting, it actually lowers the barrier to entry for most people.

Mining for Meaning

Donna Henes | Posted 07.31.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Henes

It always comes down to the same necessity: go deep enough and there is a bedrock of truth, however hard. -May Sarton The shamanic assumption from...

Pole Vaulting and Spiritual Knowing

Anthony Strano | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Strano

One aim of meditation is to develop inner strength through attention to practice. Practice is to observe and to take the opportunity to transform knowledge into an experience that helps us in our daily life.

The Fitness Myths That Hold You Back, and How to Succeed: Myth 5 -- Practice Makes Perfect

Anat Baniel | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

There is no question that in order to become skillful at any sport or fitness activity, you need to participate in and practice the activity. But if that is all that is required -- practice, practice, practice -- how come not everyone that practices a lot excels at what they do?

The Power of Creativity in Healing

Molly Hahn | Posted 04.10.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

In this week's video blog, I reflect on the time Buddha Doodles emerged, as well as my creative practice that existed prior to this comic (which serve...

A Change In Perspective: How Adversity Adds Meaning To Life

Polly Campbell | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

We are not passionate about things that are easy. We are not engaged wholly by the things we have all the answers to. We are driven by our passions in part because we haven't quite mastered them.

5 Sex Stages Every Woman Goes Through

Janie Emaus | Posted 03.15.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

Practice hitting baseball after baseball and you're sure to raise your batting average. Play the guitar everyday for 25 years and you're destined, if nothing else, to entertain family and friends at barbeques and campfires. So, what about sex?

10 Reasons Why You Should Make Room For Spiritual Practice

Maggie Lyon | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Simply put, I define spiritual practice as something you do every single day that draws you deeper into who you really are, by connecting you with your divine self.

Paying Relaxed Attention

Maggie Lyon | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Today, I entreat you, even if things are flowing beautifully, practice relaxing yourself from head to toe in the midst of your intense on-the-ball focus, and consciously melt deeper into gentle ease with each breath.