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Find a Little Place of Your Om

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There's No Place Like Om
Wall Street Journal
Yearning for a place to unplug, meditate and pray, some people are transforming parts of their homes into houses of worship.
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This WSJ article speaks to how some people are designating areas in their homes as places of worship.  Whether a Zen garden; a meditation or yoga studio; a tea room; or full fledged private chapel, homeowners are thinking about these spaces not as afterthoughts, but as part of the initial blueprints.

 

If you're "yearning for a place to unplug, meditate or pray", you don't necessarily need to rebuild your home or spend exorbitant amouns of money.  Just find a quiet space in or outside your house that you can call your om...

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Camping and some Duly Needed Unplugging. - The Magic Onions

Camping and some Duly Needed Unplugging. - The Magic Onions | Unplug | Scoop.it
Many of you know that our lives here in California have been turned upside down in the last few months. A few days ago, our Governor signed into law legislation that forces each and every child to be fully up to date on all state mandated vaccinations in order to attend school. California now hasIf you want to read more...click here
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9 Reasons You Need to Unplug

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These days, logging an overwhelming number of hours on our computers, laptops, smartphones, and iPads seems to be the norm. But it turns out you could be losing more than just precious time while plugged into the technology matrix. Here, the physical, mental, and emotional tolls of overusing the Internet — and why occasionally disconnecting from the digital world may not be such a bad idea.
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Unplug For Your Own Good: 5 Ways Social Media Is Ruining Your Life

Unplug For Your Own Good: 5 Ways Social Media Is Ruining Your Life | Unplug | Scoop.it
Don't look to social media for validation.
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The Joy of Quiet

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Trying to escape the constant stream of too much information.

 

"In barely one generation we’ve moved from exulting in the time-saving devices that have so expanded our lives to trying to get away from them"  Pico Iyer

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Big Crazy Family Adventure: Sharing Life, Travel and Adventure with Your Kids

Big Crazy Family Adventure: Sharing Life, Travel and Adventure with Your Kids | Unplug | Scoop.it
    Travel, family and living my best life are my greatest passions, so I've partnered with the Travel Channel and their new show Big Crazy Family Adventure to follow an incredible family...
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Mindfulness and Watching the Dockers Last Quarter.

Mindfulness and Watching the Dockers Last Quarter. | Unplug | Scoop.it
Like paleo, mindfulness has been heralded as the next big thing. But is it just a hippie fad or can it really help you watch the Dockers until the siren?
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Annette Van Der Kaaij's curator insight, June 24, 4:35 PM

hahaha

comme le régime paléo, le mindfulness est annoncé comme étant le nouveau "truc à la  mode". 

Lorsque la norme du "comment vas tu?" "ah bien, merci très occupée comme d'hab, et toi" a laissé la place au phubbing... et combien le mindfullness est utile.

En nous demandant de nous focaliser sur une seule chose, le présent, la pleine conscience nous place dans un état méditatif quasi instantané... 

A lire absolument

 

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Make This Change to Your Day to Become Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

Make This Change to Your Day to Become Healthier, Happier, and Smarter | Unplug | Scoop.it
This Is How Much Media the Average Person Consumes - The Muse: Yes, we're suggesting a diet. And no, this one ...
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3 Simple Ways to Disconnect and Digitally Detox

3 Simple Ways to Disconnect and Digitally Detox | Unplug | Scoop.it
When a salesperson is looking to get hired, the first thing that happens is they get googled by prospective employers and then examined on all the social networks. Today’s digital salespeople cannot survive without creating and nurturing their brand: while you are looking for work you have to strengthen it, and while you are employed... Read more »
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5 Ways to Unplug from Work

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Work is never as important as your family, friends or personal relationships you have in your life. Here are 5 ways to unplug from work.
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Things To Do When You're Unplugged + Ranch Popcorn Recipe

Things To Do When You're Unplugged + Ranch Popcorn Recipe | Unplug | Scoop.it
Have you ever made homemade ranch popcorn recipe using JOLLY TIME Pop Corn? If not you're totally missing out! Plus, JOLLY TIME wants to get families
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You Now Have a Shorter Attention Span Than a Goldfish

You Now Have a Shorter Attention Span Than a Goldfish | Unplug | Scoop.it
The average attention span for the notoriously ill-focused goldfish is nine seconds, but according to a new study from Microsoft Corp., people now generally lose concentration after eight seconds, ...
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A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting

A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting | Unplug | Scoop.it
Even a few minutes per hour of moving instead of remaining in a chair might substantially reduce the risk of premature death.
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Break Free: How to Banish FOMO for Good

Break Free: How to Banish FOMO for Good | Unplug | Scoop.it
Dr. Hick shines a light on a common problem: preoccupation with everything but the present. It's time to shift focus and enjoy this moment to the max.
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The French Know How to Live

The French Know How to Live | Unplug | Scoop.it
The French have restricted employers from contacting many employees after hours. This allows time for life. What would you do with more time for family?
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Encouragement: When I Unplugged for a Day

Encouragement: When I Unplugged for a Day | Unplug | Scoop.it
"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes...including you." —Anne Lamott Here's what happened when I was forced to unplug for a
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Boredom Can Be Beneficial: How Kids Build Confidence Through Unstructured Time

Boredom Can Be Beneficial: How Kids Build Confidence Through Unstructured Time | Unplug | Scoop.it
For many parents, the summer provides a welcome reprieve from the intense academic, sport and extracurricular activities of the academic year. However, summer can be a time of trading one stress for another – to much scheduled activity to little or no structured activity. A universal phrase parents hear in the summer is, “I’m bored, …
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7 Reasons You Should Quit Facebook in 2015

7 Reasons You Should Quit Facebook in 2015 | Unplug | Scoop.it
Whether for the lax security, targeted ads, anonymous friends, or damage to your health, it's time to get off of social media.
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How Nature Makes Kids Smarter

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A new study finds that vegetation around schools cuts down on air pollution and boosts memory and attention.
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SI's American Pharoah Cover Epitomizes Everything Wrong With Society

SI's American Pharoah Cover Epitomizes Everything Wrong With Society | Unplug | Scoop.it
This problem is not SI. The problem is all of us.
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Please people watch the race and not your freaking phone.... :)

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7 Ways to Unplug

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You know you should be more 'present,' but honestly, is there any human connection as sweet as seeing a new 'like' pop up in your Instagram feed?

Yes, you maniac!

Here, seven ways to put down the friggin' phone.
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Exclusive: Hannibal Buress Teams Up With Tech Company Yondr For A Cell-Phone Free Show

Exclusive: Hannibal Buress Teams Up With Tech Company Yondr For A Cell-Phone Free Show | Unplug | Scoop.it
In what looks to be a new advance in technology and comedy, we found out that Hannibal Buress is making sure fans will pay even more attention to his jokes.
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The Paradox of Choice - YouTube

In this new RSA Animate, Professor Renata Salecl explores the paralysing anxiety and dissatisfaction surrounding limitless choice. Does the freedom to be the...
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The Work-Life Balancing Act

The Work-Life Balancing Act | Unplug | Scoop.it
A new study shows that managing work-life balance is getting harder for workers around the world. Not terribly surprising, but still insightful.
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