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Gemini and Gemini: Friendship and Love Compatibility

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Gemini and Gemini compatibility is pretty high. Although two Gemini will have trouble trusting one another, they will get along well. They share the same values and beliefs, so they will never run out of interesting conversations. Plus, they have the same hobbies and interests, so they will always spend their weekends doing something exciting….

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Alan Watts on the Meaning of Freedom, the Only Real Antidote to Fear, and the Deepest Wellspring of Love – Brain Pickings

Alan Watts on the Meaning of Freedom, the Only Real Antidote to Fear, and the Deepest Wellspring of Love

“Fearlessness is what love seeks,” Hannah Arendt wrote in her superb 1929 meditation on love and how to live with the fundamental fear of loss. “Such fearlessness exists only in the complete calm that can no longer be shaken by events expected of the future… Hence the only valid tense is the present, the Now.”…

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Aries and Libra: Friendship, Sex, and Love Compatibility

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Aries and Libra compatibility isn’t as clear-cut as you might think. There are plenty of pros and cons to a relationship between these two signs. They might not have a lot in common, but they make a decent match. There’s a chance they can create a lifelong relationship or friendship. They just have to learn…

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Olivia Laing on What the Lives of Great Artists Reveal About Vulnerability, Love, Loneliness, Resistance, and Our Search for Meaning – Brain Pickings

Art and the Human Spirit: Olivia Laing on What the Lives of Great Artists Reveal About Vulnerability, Love, Loneliness, Resistance, and Our Search for Meaning

The composite creation of a doctor, a philosopher, a poet, and a sculptor, the word empathy in the modern sense only came into use at the dawn of the twentieth century as a term for the imaginative act of projecting yourself into a work of art, into a world of feeling and experience other than…

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Mental Health

Showing Yourself Love On Valentine’s Day – My Brain’s Not Broken

Showing Yourself Love On Valentine’s Day – My Brain's Not Broken

I’ve written before about the impact holidays can have on our mental health, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Loneliness, isolation, and depression are common feelings during this time of year, and although the causes may be different from other times of the year, these feelings persist. Whether you went through a breakup or are…

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Motivational Stories

How to Love Yourself Unconditionally

How to Love Yourself Unconditionally

Discover how to love yourself unconditionally and improve your quality of life.  To love yourself unconditionally is a seriously misunderstood concept. Before learning how to make it happen, you first need to understand what it doesn’t mean. It is NOT thinking that you’re perfect, absolutely wonderful, and should always be adored. It doesn’t involve accepting…

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The Love Related Goal Each Zodiac Sign Should Set In The New Year

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Aries Be more vulnerable. Lower your guard. Let more people into your heart. Taurus Take a break. Spend some time dating yourself. Learn to love you.  Gemini Forget about reaching relationship milestones. Focus on the present. Enjoy the moment. Cancer Give out fewer chances. Stop letting people trample your heart. Stand up for yourself. Leo Put yourself…

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The Four Buddhist Mantras for Turning Fear into Love – Brain Pickings

The Four Buddhist Mantras for Turning Fear into Love

“Fearlessness is what love seeks,” Hannah Arendt wrote in her magnificent early work on love and how to live with fear. “Such fearlessness exists only in the complete calm that can no longer be shaken by events expected of the future… Hence the only valid tense is the present, the Now.” This notion of presence…

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BLM

Will we EVER learn to love the council flat kid who became F1’s greatest driver?

He has been linked with several women, including singer Rita Ora – but has not been in another serious public relationship

Even if you know nothing of Formula One and care still less for the high testosterone sport of motor racing, you will have almost certainly have heard of Lewis Hamilton. There’s Lewis the red carpet regular with a string of glamorous celebrity girlfriends, Lewis the fashion icon with his tattoos, hair braids and bling,  Lewis…

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An Uncommonly Enchanting Painted Poem Celebrating the Wilderness of the Imagination and Our Capacity for Love, Trust, and Hope – Brain Pickings

The Unwinding: An Uncommonly Enchanting Painted Poem Celebrating the Wilderness of the Imagination and Our Capacity for Love, Trust, and Hope

“Some dreams aren’t dreams at all, just another angle of physical reality,” Patti Smith wrote in Year of the Monkey — her exquisite dreamlike book-length prose poem about mending the broken realities of life, a meditation drawn from dreams that are “much more than dreams, as if originating from the dawn of mind.” As I…

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Artist Maira Kalman Illustrates the Extraordinary Love Story of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas – Brain Pickings

Artist Maira Kalman Illustrates the Extraordinary Love Story of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas

It is not often that one encounters a great love letter to a great love, composed by someone outside the private world of that love, serenading it across the spacetime of epochs and experiences. In my many years of dwelling in the lives and loves and letters of beloved artists, scientists, and writers, I have…

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