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A Blessing For One Who Is Exhausted, by John O'Donohue

A Blessing For One Who Is Exhausted, by John O'Donohue | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
"You have traveled too fast over false ground; Now your soul has come to take you back." In this poem, John O'Donohue, Irish poet, author, and philosopher, beautifully expresses the process of slowly returning to oneself that can heal the heart after times of suffering.

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Mmm . . . healing . . . attended by the beautiful words of John O'Donohue.

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Get a life!

Get a life! | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
They found that the most common emotion aroused by using Facebook is envy.
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Back on the low-Facebook diet. Must cut down on my envy.

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Are Legumes “Paleo”? And Does It Really Matter?

Are Legumes “Paleo”? And Does It Really Matter? | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
I recently went on the Dr. Oz show to discuss my book, Your Personal Paleo Code. (If you missed it, you can watch the clips here.) Dr. Oz did a segment on Paleo last year with Nell Stephenson and D...
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There are super-health benefits to following a Paleo eating plan, many of which I've experienced. However, I shun fads and formulas. I like Chris Kesser's balanced approach to Paleo nutrition, which includes beans and other foods - taking into account your own body and digestive system.

 

Be willing to give up foods (or other things in your life!) that don't benefit you. But don't get rigid about it. Most of all, listen to your body.

 

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Thanksgiving Eating Anxiety? - Divine Hunger | Jenna Abernathy | Eating Psychology Coach

Thanksgiving Eating Anxiety? - Divine Hunger | Jenna Abernathy | Eating Psychology Coach | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
Anxiety about overeating during the holiday season and the pleasurable embodied approach that is possible.
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A sweet day-changing perspective on our biggest food-related holiday. Reflect on pleasure!

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16 Benefits of Cayenne (Infographic)

16 Benefits of Cayenne (Infographic) | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it

Are you one of those prop who We've all been there: guiltily slathering our food with ketchup, hot sauce, mayonaisse -- whatever salty and fatty sauce we can overuse to gain flavor. Cayenne


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Are you one of those people that likes to spread toppings like ketchup, mayonnaise, hot sauce, even cheese on your food? Have you ever tried using cayenne instead or even Nutritional Yeast? 

 

Cayenne is well known as an anti-inflammatory food that is very spicy. Many spicy foods contain capsaicin, which is a fiery chemical compound that increases thermogenisis (increases the rate your body burns calories even while just eating food).

 

Health Tip: try using cayenne in place of ketchup or other toppings on your food and feel the difference.

 

Here's a neat Infographic on the "16 Benefits of Cayenne" from Green Living.

 

This www.scoop.it/t/zestful-living site is being curated by Sandi Cornez. Follow Sandi for more healthy food/water tips @http://www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell ;

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The Facebook-ification of everything! Sex, authenticity and reality for the status update era

The Facebook-ification of everything! Sex, authenticity and reality for the status update era | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
We broadcast ourselves everywhere: Facebook, Tinder, Twitter. Is all this updating and right-swiping changing us?
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And this.

 

Makes me think about all the energy I can and do spend on "image management" or "image creation." Is this really who I want to be? How the heck do I even know who I want to be? Is my private life giving me the wisdom and confidence to be my full self in live interactions - and if so, why don't I focus on that and shrink the social networking jazz?

 

Nutritious food for thought.

 

While on a Facebook diet.

 

(Posted while signed out. There - and not there. And thinking about the whole thing.) 

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Why Creative People Age Better

Why Creative People Age Better | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
Do creative and artistically inclined people have advantages over the rest of us mere mortals who can barely draw a stick figure or whistle a simple tune? There are indications that individuals who are able to use their talents also tend to fare bett...
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Another advantage to using your creativity. .

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This Guy Is Setting Up Coffee Dates With All Of His 1,088 Facebook Friends (Photos)

This Guy Is Setting Up Coffee Dates With All Of His 1,088 Facebook Friends (Photos) | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
"It seems that social media has evolved into everyone staring at their screens instead of interacting with those who are right in front of them."
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Facebook as a BRIDGE to our live encounters rather than a distraction from them. Yes!

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How Do You Know What You Want? - Divine Hunger | Jenna Abernathy | Eating Psychology Coach

How Do You Know What You Want? - Divine Hunger | Jenna Abernathy | Eating Psychology Coach | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”  ― Paulo Coelho When I was a child there was no question about what I enjoyed. I loved to dance, do cartwheels…
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Try this one simple step for discovering your true desires . . .

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Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com

Breaking News, Analysis, Politics, Blogs, News Photos, Video, Tech Reviews - TIME.com | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
Feminist author Suzanne Braun Levine argues that it's time for women to embrace their age in her new book, "50 is the New Fifty"
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"What's interesting is that while no two women are experiencing this stage of life in the same way, we are able to give each other a sense of the possibilities and reassure each other." - Suzanne Braun

 

Loved the article until I got to the end and saw the stupid ads for sexy blondes. Bah.

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Are we witnessing the decline of difficult fiction? | Q with Jian Ghomeshi | CBC Radio

Are we witnessing the decline of difficult fiction? | Q with Jian Ghomeshi | CBC Radio | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
Tim Parks is concerned that we are losing our ability to read
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Fascinating as I rethink my interface with the world, literature, and social media. How is our fast-paced, digital world affecting our ability to grapple with complex fiction? Interesting thoughts, and a few tense moments.

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Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say

Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits affecting our non-digital reading
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I've been thinking about this article for three months. I didn't want to post it until I felt I was making strides toward fixing my own problem.

 

Yes, I completely, totally relate to Claire. Happy to say that I'm digging back into books and changing the way I structure my reflective reading time.

 

What I notice the most: a sense of quiet, and the ability to ponder  instead of rushing ahead.

 

Thank goodness it *is* possible to get my pre-Internet brain back - but it definitely takes effort.

 

Curious as to whether anyone else can relate, and if you've found any helpful tactics.

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A Fire By Night: We Interrupt This Broadcast . . . with Now

A Fire By Night: We Interrupt This Broadcast . . . with Now | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
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Are your dreams keeping you from living your life, now?

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The Knot in the Rosary: Rilke on How Private Struggle Fuels Great Art and Why Feedback Poisons It

The Knot in the Rosary: Rilke on How Private Struggle Fuels Great Art and Why Feedback Poisons It | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
the result of one’s having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, to where no one can go any further
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According to Rilke, art is "the result of one’s having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, to where no one can go any further."

 

Also of interest: Rilke's conviction that we should share our art with others, but never while in the midst of our process.  

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Kindling: The Typographer's Dream at Portland Center Stage

Kindling: The Typographer's Dream at Portland Center Stage | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
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Are you your job? Is this a good thing? A play that invites us to be honest, and writing prompts to continue our exploration. 

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Coach Training with Tony Robbins - YouTube

Hard questions!

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Brutal honesty. Although I wasn't impressed with the sister's comment, I was so impressed by the willingness to ask and answer hard questions. This is what the process of looking at hard questions can do in your life - and in relationships, the trickiest of all places, where we often lie to ourselves.  Note the husband's "truth" in the beginning vs. his heartfelt comments at the end. Powerful.

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Why You Should Write a Letter to Yourself Tonight

Why You Should Write a Letter to Yourself Tonight | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
The profound power of opening up through writing.
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If you have stuckness, if you need healing . . . .

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Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?

Is Facebook Making Us Lonely? | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
Social media—from Facebook to Twitter—have made us more densely networked than ever. Yet for all this connectivity, new research suggests that we have never been lonelier (or more narcissistic)—and that this loneliness is making us mentally and physically ill. A report on what the epidemic of loneliness is doing to our souls and our society.
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Continuing to find and tell cautionary tales of Facebook.

 

To me, it's like sugar - wonderful in small amounts, but hard to keep in my life on a daily basis. Far too easy to over-indulge.

 

The consequences have nothing to do with calories, but everything to do with real human relationships. 

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Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
Writers have a serious advantage over the rest of us.
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I've observed this for years: how human beings get healthy through a writing practice!

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The Hidden Messages of Water | SuperConsciousness Magazine

The Hidden Messages of Water | SuperConsciousness Magazine | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
What is water? Everyone, including our future scientists, is taught that water is simply H2O – two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen – and nothing more. However, the scientific researchers who delve deeply into the study of liquid water continue to be puzzled by the complex...
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Beautiful and fascinating. What messages are you sending into the elements around you? What beautiful crystals of "love and gratitude" will you form today?

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Practicing Contemplation on the Road

Practicing Contemplation on the Road | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it

"There’s something about righteous indignation that feels so good, so superior— at least for a minute.  And then it all comes crashing down.  What am I doing?!?"


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“Perfection is not the elimination of imperfection, as we think. Divine perfection is, in fact, the ability to recognize, forgive, and include imperfection!" --Richard Rohr

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Which Clothes Should You Keep? - Divine Hunger | Jenna Abernathy | Eating Psychology Coach

Which Clothes Should You Keep? - Divine Hunger | Jenna Abernathy | Eating Psychology Coach | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
Over the years I have had many clothing size changes.  There were years when ignoring my body and binging on packaged foods were my norm.  That’s when I wore extra baggy (usually black) clothes to hide my body from myself and the world. There were other years, when I vigilantly counted every morsel and restricted…
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Should you keep those smaller sizes? Jenna Abernathy suggests:

 

"Paradoxically, because what we resist persists, the body is way more likely to find its balanced place as we appreciate the very one we are breathing into (as opposed to some imagined future one)."

 

This goes much further than clothes but touches my entire life. I may be dissatisfied, not only with my body, but with my relationships, my tasks at hand, the state of my creating, that frustrating novel in the works.

 

In each thing, I have the choice to hold tightly to the "ideal" in the closet, or accept my life exactly as it is. This is where balance sings.

 

 

 

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Disabled Man in 500-Mile Trek With Childhood Friend | Storyful - Yahoo Screen

Disabled Man in 500-Mile Trek With Childhood Friend | Storyful - Yahoo Screen | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
Disabled man Justin Skeesuck recently decided he wanted to complete the 500-mile El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, or the Way of St James as it’s more commonly known in English. He knew he didn’t want to tackle the trek alone, so he asked childhood friend Patrick Gray to join him along the way.Justin lives with a progressive auto-immune disease, and is wheelchair bound due to losing the use of his limbs. Despite this, his illness hasn’t prevented him from attempting his dreams. “Just because you have your own limitations doesn’t mean we can’t do things,” said Justin, “Patrick is my best friend and when I told him what I wanted to do he just instantly said… and I’ll push you.”
Watch the story of Justin and Patrick’s friendship and what led them to undertake the challenge. Credit: YouTube/TIG Media
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Heartwarming.

 

And . . . maybe I'll cross paths with Justin and Patrick. Because I'll be trekking the Camino in late summer!

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Overload, situational and ambient

Overload, situational and ambient | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
The following is a reposting of one of Rough Type's greatest hits. It originally appeared in these pages on March 7, 2011. "It's not information overload. It's filter failure." That was the main th...
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"And precisely because the information is of interest to us, we feel pressure to attend to it." Worthwhile awareness on the journey to reduce overload! 

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