Lucid Practice

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25 Jun
2013

11th Solistice in Times Square

A bit late, but nice to document. Last week there was a yoga event in Times Square, “The 11th Solistice in Times Square.” Event organizers drew over 15,000 yogis for the 5 yoga classes that took place in the middle of Broadway between 43rd and 48th streets. The heavily sponsored spectacle likely lured in about […]

25 Jun
2013

The Bible Miniseries

I spent the last few nights watching the miniseries The Bible. Throughout the ten episodes you will learn a lot and experience many different epics of The Holy Bible. It is a wonderful testament to the enduring power of the incredible text. I highly recommend watching it. Check out the video below for the scene depicting David, the shepherd […]

25 Jun
2013

The Literal Meaning Of Every State Name In The U.S.

  Click and zoom to see the literal meaning of the name of your home state…..

24 Jun
2013

4 Ways to Have Positive Interactions with People

Positivity and Relationships People often ask how they can bring positive energy into their lives. The answer is that it begins with common interactions we all have on a daily basis. Interacting & conversing with people without a conscious plan can lead to negative conversations that consist of complaints, insults, and overall negative energy. So, […]

24 Jun
2013

The 7 Best Foods to Boost Your Memory

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/1-10009-7/the-7-best-foods-to-boost-your-memory.html Lisa Guy believes walnuts, coconut oil, eggs, green tea, rosemary, oily fish, and berries are 7 of the best foods to help boost your memory.  Jump to the article for more info on each selection.  

24 Jun
2013

Sun Gazing

Sun Gazing I have yet to try Sun Gazing but it sounds like a lucid practice from friends who practice and this article. Check out the article for more info…. What is Sun Gazing? Sun gazing (also known as sun-eating) is a strict practice of gradually introducing sunlight into your eyes at the lowest ultraviolet-index […]

24 Jun
2013

LeBron’s Odds of Catching Jordan

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/21/lebrons-odds-of-catching-jordan/?_r=2 Not the most lucid post in the world but fun nonetheless. Nate Silver has done fantastic work with prediction models over the past few years. “One can forgive Jordan, who did not have anything left to prove. But to match him, James will need to win two or three more titles over the next […]

21 Jun
2013

6/21 Art: Sistine Chapel

  Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo, 1508-1512

21 Jun
2013

I Have to ~~~> I Get to

We can bring more positive energy and gratitude into our lives by eliminating the phrase, “I have to” from our vocabularies. If you’d like to take this a step further, you can replace “I have to” with “I get to.” Our “self+talk” sends signals to our subconscious & affects the way we perceive life. This […]

21 Jun
2013

25 Habits Of People Who Are Happy, Healthy & Successful

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-9985/25-habits-of-people-who-are-happy-healthy-successful.html 1. They don’t hold grudges. 2. They think outside of the box. 3. They go by a routine and make exercise a part of it. It takes practice to develop healthy habits and stick with them. Once you do, your internal foundation will be strong. 4. They have a supportive tribe, thereby not wasting […]

21 Jun
2013

Something Old, Something New

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/06/inside_digg_reader/all/#slideid-140768 I thought this piece was great. I use both Google Reader (an RSS or really simple syndication feed) and Instapaper to help navigate my learning.  

21 Jun
2013

The Quickening Pace of Modern Life?

Ah, the good old days, when people used to talk to each other in public rather than looking at their phones or listening to headphones all the time. Except that’s not been the case for awhile as XKCD demonstrates with a series of quotes from various publications dating back to 1871. This is from William Smith’s Morley: […]

20 Jun
2013

How to Actually Stick to Your Goals This Year

http://jamesclear.com/identity-based-habits inf_contact_key=7681a092fda4e7f1d8c1b1d71cc19d2e5ca671f0e557862e1cfd5d6c46e146b2 “Performance and appearance goals are great, but they aren’t the same as habits. If you’re already doing a behavior, then these types of goals can help drive you forward. But if you’re trying to start a new behavior, then I think it would be far better to start with an identity–based goal. Changing […]

20 Jun
2013

6/20 Quote

“The definition of genius is taking the infinitely complex and making it simple.” ~Albert Einstein

20 Jun
2013

India Fact of the Day:

http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2013/06/india-fact-of-the-day-3.html “One statistic above all explains the excitement India kindles: just 18 people in every 1,000 own a car. In China the figure is 58, according to the World Bank, while in most European countries it is more than 500. “India’s level of car ownership per capita is even lower than in Sudan, or Afghanistan,” […]

20 Jun
2013

4 Natural Alternatives to Reverse the Overmedication Trend

Overmedication in America As a society, we’re severely overmedicated in America. Too often, we are willing to take the easy way out by swallowing a pill. We’re passing this ritual down to our kids. Many of us anesthetize ourselves by plopping in front of the TV or using drugs to “zone out” and escape life. This […]

19 Jun
2013

Yoga-Related Scientific Studies Increasing at Historical Rate

http://yogadork.com/news/yoga-related-studies-are-increasing/ “As the plot above shows, there has been roughly a factor of 10 increase in the number of yoga-related scientific papers per year since the late 1990′s. In fact, there were 41 more papers published last year than in all the 1990′s combined. And we could be in for the biggest year yet. There have already […]

19 Jun
2013

6/19 Quote: William Shakespeare

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” -William Shakespeare

19 Jun
2013

In Pictures: Tanzania’s Traditional Healers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-22263057 “Many people in Tanzania – and across Africa – consult traditional healers for everything from curing illness to good-luck charms. Government regulations and Western medicine may have changed some of their activities, but from herbalists to diviners, they have adapted and remain important figures.”

19 Jun
2013

Phil Jackson on Charlie Rose

http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/12940 Phil Jackson talks about life on and off the basketball court.

18 Jun
2013

Tao Te Ching

“Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.” -Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. I had my first introduction to […]

18 Jun
2013

6/18 Quote: Siddhārtha Gautama

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” -Siddhārtha Gautama (Buddha)