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How to Keep a Conversation Going: 8 Simple Tips

How to Keep a Conversation Going

Do you have problems with keeping a conversation going? Do you sometimes run out of things to say? Then you’re in the right place. Because in this post I’d like to share 8 of my own favorite tips and habits that have helped me to greatly reduce this issue in my own life. Here is…

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Thich Nhat Hanh’s Simple, Profound Mindfulness Practice to Magnify Your Capacity for Joy – Brain Pickings

Tangerine Meditation: Thich Nhat Hanh’s Simple, Profound Mindfulness Practice to Magnify Your Capacity for Joy

My poet friend Marie Howe gives the students in her ecopoetry class a lovely assignment: At the outset of the semester, each young poet is asked to name the animal they find most repulsive, then to learn everything they can about it — scientifically, historically, culturally. By the conclusion of the course, they have to…

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How to Stay in the Present Moment in Everyday Life: 5 Simple Habits

How to Stay in the Present Moment in Everyday Life: 5 Simple Habits

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”Buddha There is only one time and place where you can be and have any control over. The present moment. But most of us still spend a lot of our regular days lost in memories, reliving a…

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3 Simple Steps to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other People

Stop Comparing Yourself to Others (and Start Empowering Yourself)

“Comparison is the death of joy.”Mark Twain “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.”Lao Tzu One of the most common and destructive daily habit is to constantly compare your life and yourself to other people and their lives. You compare cars, houses, jobs, shoes, money,…

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How to Overcome Nervousness: 7 Simple Habits

How to Overcome Nervousness

“Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”Benjamin Franklin “If I don’t train enough, of course I’m nervous.“Haile Gebrselassie It starts with just a little tremble within. Then a pressure builds up. A hand or foot starts to fidget. Your palms become moist and you start to feel…

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