Stop sharing the hate

I just posted this on FB   Stop. Just stop. Stop sharing the hate. Ya know.. for the past 8 years.. I unfriended haters.. of Obama.. unless they were friends with me in real life.. and them, I unfollowed.. or just followed less…   And I thought.. stupidly.. that my liberal friends were above the hate. I was wrong. So Continue Reading →

Compassion in the Midst of Madness

BY LEO BABAUTA Whether you’re in the U.S. or not, the results of the election can bring up some strong feelings — maybe outrage or depression, maybe elation and shock, maybe contempt for others. In this crazy emotional time, I urge you to try a compassion practice. Perhaps, like some people I know, you are angry about the outcome, and Continue Reading →

Making OUR America great again — OUR way

I had what may have been an Epiphany. I could be wrong. I don’t know.. but.. here it is Social Media has grown a LOT in the last 8 years. For 8 years, we saw Republicans / Conservatives spout hate. Democrats / Liberals thought that they were above all that. (yes.. I’m dogging both.. Keep in mind that I am Continue Reading →

THIS is why we grieve today

This has never been about politics. This is not about one candidate over the other. It’s not about one’s ideas over another’s. It is not blue vs. red. It’s not her emails vs. his bad language. It’s not her dishonesty vs. his indecency. It’s about overt racism and hostility toward minorities. It’s about religion being weaponized. It’s about crassness and vulgarity Continue Reading →

A Short Guide to Starting, if You’re Struggling

BY LEO BABAUTA I know a lot of people who fall into a slump, losing the habit of exercise, procrastinating with work, slipping into a bad diet, and generally not feeling motivated. It’s hard to get out of a slump like that. It’s hard to get going again, to get started when all the forces of inertia are against you. Continue Reading →

Is Burning Incense Bad for Your Health?

(originally posted on SafeBee, but it seems to be missing, so keeping it here cuz it’s good information) If you use incense a lot, you may want to cut back Denise Foley (@dmfoley)HealthSeptember 18, 2015 If you sniff at the idea that aromatherapy can be therapeutic, guess what? Science doesn’t agree. One study found taking a deep whiff of lavender Continue Reading →

How To Stop People From Emotionally Manipulating You

If you are reading this right now, then chances are you have been manipulated by someone at some point in your life.  There is also a good chance you are being manipulated right now.  Teachers, co-workers, relationship partners, friends, and family are usually the ones who end up manipulating us because we feel as though we can trust them.  Because Continue Reading →

A Mindful Shift of Focus

BY LEO BABAUTA Throughout the day, we get frustrated, irritated, angry. We are frustrated in traffic, when a loved one doesn’t behave the way we like, when someone tells us we’re wrong, when technology doesn’t work the way we want, when dinner is ruined, among many other daily stresses. These frustrations can build up into unhappiness, relationship problems, work problems, Continue Reading →