Archive for January, 2012

[Guest Post]Life as a Conscious Practice

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

‘Everything is practice.’ ~Pele

Post written by Leo Babauta.

When we learn a martial art, or ballet, or gymnastics, or soccer … we consciously practice movements in a deliberate way, repeatedly. By conscious, repeated practice, we become good at those movements.

Our entire lives are like this, but we’re often less conscious of the practice.

Each day, we repeat movements, thought patterns, ways of interacting with others (more…)

Leveraging My Social Network

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I have to say that I have seen the light, so to speak.  For years, I have heard about the power of social media; however, this past week, I truly witnessed it in action.

My 2 year old niece and her Father (my brother-in-law) were in town to get my 17 year old niece settled here in beautiful Altadena (LA adjacent).  Anyway, Dad and the 17 year old had a meeting on Monday to which the 2 year old was not invited. We needed a babysitter.

Unfortunately, I could not stay home and all of my friends that I could think of work full-time.  (more…)

[Guest Post] Be Still

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
Post written by Leo Babauta.

Be still.

Just for a moment.

Listen to the world around you. Feel your breath coming in and going out. Listen to your thoughts. (more…)