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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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5 Reasons Why Facebook Can Be Dangerous for People With Depression

5 Reasons Why Facebook Can Be Dangerous for People With Depression | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
Last week I fell into panic mode. It started with intense chest pains each time I logged onto Facebook to check the groups I belong to as well as scroll through my main feed. Each visit became shorter
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10 Things to Do When You Are Too Busy for Grand Adventures - Anywhere at Home

10 Things to Do When You Are Too Busy for Grand Adventures - Anywhere at Home | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
It's not always possible to go on grand adventures. Work and life often get in the way. Here are 10 adventures for when you only have one day to get out.
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We often overlook possibilities for adventure on a smaller scale, but they make a life that is rich and playful every day.

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Yoga and Strength Training Bring Creativity to the Table

Yoga and Strength Training Bring Creativity to the Table | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
Elad Yifrach of L’Objet, a maker of high-end tabletop accessories, believes Kundalini yoga gives him a clear mind and helps him cultivate creative ideas for his brand
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I believe we are whole beings . . . and when we integrate our bodies, minds, and souls, creativity flourishes. 

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Becoming Minimalist

Becoming Minimalist | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
Own less. Live more. Finding minimalism in a world of consumerism.
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The capsule wardrobe idea charms me.*Where in my life can I streamline everyday decisions?*

 

Truth told, I love clothes  and am a thrift shop wizard and will keep pulling in fabrics and colors - just as I like to paint with a full palette. Still, I can use these ideas in many ways. Awareness is key. 

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Fear Of Failure: 7 Ways To Get Unstuck And Take Action

Fear Of Failure: 7 Ways To Get Unstuck And Take Action | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
If you think you’re alone with these feelings, rest assured, you’re not. If you think the successful people around you possess some secret or unique genetic quality, they don’t.

Via Elizabeth Lehl
Christi Krug's insight:

Thank you,  Elizabeth Lehl, for sharing your insight about fear as the voice of the ego.

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Elizabeth Lehl's curator insight, April 5, 9:10 PM

Fear is the voice of the ego. As is suggested change your perspective and your definitions, and life changes.

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What's Your Best Problem-Solving Approach?

What's Your Best Problem-Solving Approach? | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
The answer may be hidden in your imagination.
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Doodling to the rescue! Seriously, knowing how to use your doodle can change your life. (Grin.)

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Facebook removes controversial 'feeling fat' emoji

Facebook removes controversial 'feeling fat' emoji | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
Facebook users will no longer find "feeling fat" among the website's arsenal of emoji available for assistance in the art of self expression.
On Tuesday morning, the double-chinned, pink-cheeked icon had disappeared from the site, after a Change.org petition called for its remova
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Does removing the icon take away the fact that we're being conditioned to criticize our bodies? This won't make the feelings go away.

 

I love what Jenna Abernathy at Divine Hunger has to say about the negativity that surrounds bathing suit shopping: "These unworthy messages spread into every interaction, even relaxing the sun." She offers *real* help for feeling fat: http://divinehunger.com/feel-bathing-suit-shopping-matters/

 

At the same time, Facebook's action is a positive in recognizing that this "fat-feeling" has gone too far. Let's recondition our minds and start loving our bodies. 

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What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set?

What if Age Is Nothing but a Mind-Set? | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
Ellen Langer’s experiments have shown that mental attitudes might reverse some ravages of old age. Now she wants to test that same radical principle on cancer.
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Fascinating and stimulating: researching the power of the mind over the body, and how scientific culture remains wary.

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Peace Pilgrim: An American Sage Who Walked Her Talk (1 hr documentary) - YouTube

This is a powerful documentary about an extraordinary woman. At age 44, Mildred Norman left her life circumstances and became Peace Pilgrim -- walking coast ...
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Peace Pilgrim has been one of my heroes for a while now. Giving up all her possessions, walking across the world, fulfilling her purpose. True power. 

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Love and the Human Bean on Flipboard

Love and the Human Bean on Flipboard | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
By Christi Krug | Exploring relationships of the human variety. Love of the self, love of the other.
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I'm enjoying curating this new magazine "Love and the Human Bean" - it complements my Scoopit well-being magazine.

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Paul Goodman on the Nine Kinds of Silence

Paul Goodman on the Nine Kinds of Silence | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
"There is the dumb silence of slumber or apathy... the fertile silence of awareness, pasturing the soul... the silence of peaceful accord wi
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Nine kinds of silence . . . how many shall I choose today?

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Rilke on What It Really Means to Love

Rilke on What It Really Means to Love | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it

Love is at first not anything that means merging . . . it is a high inducement to the individual to ripen, to become something in himself, to become world, to become world for himself for another’s sake." 

Christi Krug's insight:

I've treasured these words for a long time, and as I grow in wisdom they make more and more sense. When we stop trying to merge with the other and at last become a world for ourselves, we can finally offer love in the highest form.

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10 Forgotten Truths to Help You Get Through Hard Times

10 Forgotten Truths to Help You Get Through Hard Times | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” –Friedrich Nietzsche The wisest, most loving, and well rounded people you have ever met are likely those who have known misery, known defeat, known ...
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That present moment thing always saves me.

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How Poetry Can Change The Way Children With Autism Learn

How Poetry Can Change The Way Children With Autism Learn | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often the media fails to show the whole picture, neglectin
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COME HOME.

COME HOME. | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
 

 

 

our mission is simple:

make love famous. 

 

 

 

 
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Love letters. Gotta love 'em! Here's a wonderful resource.

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A New Normal: Ten Things I've Learned About Trauma

A New Normal: Ten Things I've Learned About Trauma | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
Trauma upends everything we took for granted, including things we didn’t know we took for granted. And many of these realities I wish I’d known when I first encountered them. So, while the work of life and healing continues, here are ten things I’ve learned about trauma along the way.
Christi Krug's insight:

How we deal with trauma is a key to living mindfully.

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How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life

How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
track that has been there all the while, waiting for you
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"[The] track that has been there all the while, waiting for you."

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Be You. | Blog | Pass Counting Disorder

Be You. | Blog | Pass Counting Disorder | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
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"You are not disordered. You are complicated." Pearls of wisdom from psychotherapist Pearl Waldorf. 

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▶ The Remarkable Story of Ernestine Shepherd - YouTube

Do healthy, ripped bodies only belong to the young? Not if you're Ernestine Shepherd. At 77, she's the world's oldest female bodybuilder and in our original ...
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Stunning, inspiring, and heartwarming. This is living.

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Speaking To God In Doodles

Speaking To God In Doodles | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
Out of the depths of her despair, Mara Measor started talking to God.

The singer-songwriter first started keeping a prayer journal during a year-long service trip to Ethiopia. She felt lonely at first, since she didn’t speak the language, so...
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So perfect.

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Hundreds Of Norwegians Circle Oslo Mosque In 'Peace Ring'

Hundreds Of Norwegians Circle Oslo Mosque In 'Peace Ring' | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
After weeks of news of hatred around the world against Jews and Muslims, Norwegians have shown humanity what it truly means to love your neighbor.

On Saturday, hundreds gathered around the Central Jamaat-E Ahl-E Sunnat mosque in Oslo to participan...
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An act of love . . . yay, Norwegians!

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Walking: The Secret Ingredient for Health, Wealth, and More Exciting Neighborhoods

Walking: The Secret Ingredient for Health, Wealth, and More Exciting Neighborhoods | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
"Walking is going places. Over recent decades, walking has come to be widely viewed as a slow, tiresome, old-fashioned way to get around. But that's changing now as Americans recognize that traveling by foot can be a health breakthrough, an economic catalyst, and the route to happiness...The evidence that millions of people are finally walking again is as solid as the ground beneath our feet." Read on to learn why walking is being called "America's untrendiest trend" and why changemakers are calling for the creation of more walkable communities to improve the well-being of all.

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Yes!

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Mindful Monday: 11 Secrets to Successful Meditation - Kara Lydon

11 secrets to successful meditation are all about shifting your attitude during the practice.

Via craig daniels
Christi Krug's insight:

I'd agree with all of these, with the caveat that anything that resembles thinking - #9 and #11 - can be done outside the meditation sit. Sitting in meditation and having a meditative lifestyle go hand and hand - but don't try to do all mindful practices in a single sit!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 26, 3:21 PM

Some excellent points are made in the article about meditation.

 

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Robert Walser, the Art of Walking, and Our Daily Dance of Posturing and Sincerity

Robert Walser, the Art of Walking, and Our Daily Dance of Posturing and Sincerity | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
"It is not with pleasures and with joys that a man grows proud. Proud and gay in the roots of his soul he becomes only through trial bravely
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The nondoer - a beautiful person to be. 

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Kandinsky on the Spiritual Element in Art and the Three Responsibilities of Artists

Kandinsky on the Spiritual Element in Art and the Three Responsibilities of Artists | Artful and Mindful Living | Scoop.it
"To harmonize the whole is the task of art."

“Art is a form of nourishment (of consciousness, the spirit),” 31-year-old Susan Sontag
Christi Krug's insight:

Maria Popov's "Brain Pickings" is a brilliant resource for creatives. Here's a heads-up about an artist with work now in the public domain. Gorgeous insights into art and spirit!

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