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Meditation -- The New SoulCycle

Meditation -- The New SoulCycle | Unplug | Scoop.it
The country’s sleekest and most convenient meditation studio just opened in Los Angeles.
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Whether it's losing baby weight; giving traders an edge on the market; or winning the Super Bowl, the "name of the magic pill" is meditation.


And now it's a big hit for "plugged-in, stressed-out millenials, who gather in groups of up to 52 people in the service of quieting an overactive mind".

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10 Ways to Recharge

10 Ways to Recharge | Unplug | Scoop.it
Moving to the next chapter in our life, whether it's a new relationship, new job, new home, or new body, can be an exciting time. The problem is that most of us still have a lot of “stuff” we’re thinking about from the past that can hold us back from the future we deserve. Before we can move on, it’s good to have a “reset” so that we’re ready for what lies ahead. Here are ten ways to recharge your mind, body and spirit so you can go into your next chapter relaxed, renewed and ready to make it your best one yet. 10 Ways to Recharge Your Mind, Body and Spirit 1. Be Honest You don’t owe anyone a lie. Clear your mind by being honest. Allow honest thoughts and communications to naturally flow in and out. Carrying the burden of keeping up with lies is not a healthy way to live nor does it attract healthy people. 2. Know Your Limits Don’t take on more than you can handle only to complain about it later. Knowing your limitations will help you with [...]
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As you move to the next chapter of your life, are you still stuck in stuff from the past, holding you back from the future you desire? Here are 10 ways to recharge your mind, body and spirit.

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Hit the Pause Button

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This holiday season, I hope that you can hit the pause button, to slow down, rest and relish in the gratitude of all that you have.
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HIt the pause button!  Feel more creative and replenished!  Five inspiring ideas:

 

  1. Begin and conclude each day reading inspiring quotes and then sit and think about them.
  2. Get some fresh air; go outside!
  3. Power down; take at least 1 day each week with with NO SCREENS.
  4. Take a long nap -- 2 full hours if you can.
  5. Reflect; write anything down that you've learned in the past week.  How can you move forward?  Is there anything holding you back?
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Disconnecting from Digital Devices is a Challenge

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Fresh Air's Mary Ito and CBC Toronto News anchor Mike Wise on unplugging your high tech devices for the holidays.
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Disconnecting from Digital Devices is a challenge.  But the holidays might be the time to try, according to Mary Ito and Mike Wise on CBCradio.

 

Is it possible to unplug from your technology for an extended period of time?  In this conversation, Mary and Mike share that it's challenging, but doable. 

 

And the holidays might be the best time to try.  Many of us have time off from work and our colleageus have time off from work.  So if you've ever had an inkling that you might want to unplug -- even just a little bit -- now might be the time to do it.

 

 

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Ditch the Facebook and Go To Nepal

Ditch the Facebook and Go To Nepal | Unplug | Scoop.it
"I’m done with daily hustle, I’m tired of social media", this is something many of us feel. Those who were born before or 90’s know the best of life, not having these nicer means. Phone calls by...
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Are you fed up with the daily hustle?  Are you tired of social media?  If you've forgotten -- or never experienced -- life without smartphones and Facebook, then ditch the Facebook and go to Nepal.

 

Have luxurious candle light dinners -- every night!  Enjoy long chats with your family; play with your kids; get to know yourself.  Meditate.  Breathe.  Bask in the fresh mountain air.  Experience life without electricity.  Take all the time you need -- to just "be".

 

If you're constantly opening apps or "you go to your browser for other reasons and type in the Facebook or Twitter URL; then it is definitely time for you to come to Nepal."

 

 

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Resilience Revealed... Working With Adversity & Acceptance

Resilience Revealed... Working With Adversity & Acceptance | Unplug | Scoop.it
Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo they bend but rarely break. How resilient...
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What distinguishes the resilient from the not-so-resilient? According to some research, a paradoxical intertwining of somewhat opposing world views makes for a more resilient individual. You can take a realistic and yet optimistic, empowered approach to life and find yourself springing back more quickly from life's tougher challenges.

A few points...

1. destiny perspective

2. battle perspective

3. adversity impact

all make up the story of resilient living. You'll appreciate this article whether you feel you're resilient or not. For one thing, it points out an encouraging pathway for developing resilience.

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8 Ways to Disconnect from Technology and Get More Done!

8 Ways to Disconnect from Technology and Get More Done! | Unplug | Scoop.it
I believe multi-tasking is over-rated! Recently, I saw a study that said the average smartphone user checks their device about six times an hour. Small wonder so many people these days are feeling distracted and overwhelmed!
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Here are 8 great ways tips to add to your bucket of info about getting more done, and getting it done with joy.

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DOT. — a new picture book by Randi Zuckerberg

Meet Dot! She's a spunky little girl obsessed with electronic devices. Dot knows a lot. She knows how to tap... to swipe... to share... and she pays little a...
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We all know how to "tap...to swipe...to share." Follow Dot as she learns how to Reboot, Recharge and Restart...

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Reclaim Your Weekend!

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Reclaim Your Weekend - Summer may be over, but don't let your spirits flag. These easy steps can help you reclaim your zest
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Statistics tell it all.  The 40-hour work week has become the 50-hour work week.  More than 90% of people check email while on vacation.  And weekends?  Well they have become a luxury of the past.  Most of us now use our days off to catch up on work or other domestic duties.

 

It's time to get your weekends back!  It's time to recharge those batteries!  Woman & Home shows you 21 ways to do just that!

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The One Thing We're Forgetting To Recharge Each Day

The One Thing We're Forgetting To Recharge Each Day | Unplug | Scoop.it
It's an unusual paradox but one we all face in today's busy world. All of us are guilty of becoming so consumed with charging up our gadgets, so that we can race back into the fray of everyday life, that we overlook our most important device -- ours...
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Sprucing & Juicing: A Digital Hiatus

Sprucing & Juicing: A Digital Hiatus | Unplug | Scoop.it
You extend the life re-chargeable batteries if you let the battery drain completely before you re-charge it....When to Take A Hiatus and How to Make A Hiatus Extra Useful and Holy...Hiate. (I made that word up.) Hiate when you're pumped to jump.
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Danielle Laporte is taking a digital hiatus.  For a few weeks there will be no online publishing, Tweets, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest.  And she thinks you should take one too.

 

Not the kind of digital hiatus where you simply recover, but one of sprucing and jucing -- where you "make space in which to prepare for the New".

 

When to take a hiatus and make it extra useful?

 

  1. Take a hiatus before you burn out; not because of it
  2. Take a hiatus when you want to enter a new creative phase
  3. Take a hiatus when it's time to create new habits
  4. Prepare for your hiatus; set a start and end date
  5. Have the courage to step back from what has substantially been feeding you

 

So go ahead and "hiate" -- Pause, Cleanse & Create!

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Defry Your Burnt Brain: There are Better Solutions than Energy Drinks

Defry Your Burnt Brain: There are Better Solutions than Energy Drinks | Unplug | Scoop.it
Because there are better solutions than 5-Hour Energy drinks.
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Human beings need rest -- expecially after a hectic morning of getting kids to school, driving to work, multiple meetings, spreadsheets and screens.  By 3 PM we are exhausted.  And the more tired we are, the worse decisions we make.

 

Fast Company shares with ways to defry our burnt brain; because there are better solutions than energy drinks

 

  • Get some calm.  Meditate or do some yoga in the afternoon.  Even 20 minutes boots your brain function. 
  • Get some rest.  If you're feeling tired in the afternoon, take a nap.  As the great Zen saying goes: "Eat when hungry, sleep when tired".
  • Get some movement.  Walk, jog, run, exercise.
  • Get some perspective.  We need to be mindful of what we're doing and why we're doing it!

 

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Trusting The Pit in Your Stomach & Knowing When to Embrace Change

Trusting The Pit in Your Stomach & Knowing When to Embrace Change | Unplug | Scoop.it
Resisting change nearly held me back from doing the work I love.
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Jessica Sweet tells us how she almost missed the work she loves for the work she knew. Resistance to change is the theme here and most of us humans know it well. Great questions posed by Sweet's own experiences include:


1. Do you think you you have a calling?

2. Do you stay in your current situation/relationship/business because of love or fear?

3. Do you believe you're enough, that you can make your world what you want it to be?


It's a great read for reminding ourselves how important it is to follow what we love, and to recognize when we're resisting change.

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3 Unexpected Places To Find Inner Peace

3 Unexpected Places To Find Inner Peace | Unplug | Scoop.it
It can be difficult to capture a few moments of inner peace in our chaotic lives.
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Studies show that taking frequent short breaks throughout the day can help us to be more productive and happy at the same time.


Push away from the computer screen or phone and breathe deep, you'll be glad you did.

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Get youth onto the snow this winter! - Help SOLE's 9th annual Backcountry Film Festival

Get youth onto the snow this winter! - Help SOLE's 9th annual Backcountry Film Festival | Unplug | Scoop.it
Winter is upon us and once again! Fortunately, for us the 9th Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival is answering the call here in Sandpoint, Idaho at the beautiful Panida Theater at 7:00 PM on Friday November 22nd, 2013.
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Once again this year SOLE ( Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education) will hold their 9th Annual Backcountry Film Festival. This worthy event supports Wildlands Alliance Snowschool which gets kids out on the snow for outdoor classes.


Check out the story and if possible please donate a few dollars, after all what could be more unplugging than being outdoors...

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14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends | Unplug | Scoop.it
“A successful person is usually one who has achieved a measure of happiness and fulfillment in their work, family, and spiritual life (however that is defined f
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3 things really stood out in this list for me, they are the essense of living a healthy physcial and mental life.

  • Reflect
  • Meditate
  • Recharge

We have this moment to gather ourselves together in serentiy before we embark on another week of work. It's vital we take the time to recharge if we want to be the best we can be.

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