Retraining Deeply Ingrained Habits of Mindlessness

By Leo Babauta It’s hard enough to change a habit that you can physically see: going for a daily walk, sitting down to write, having a salad for lunch each day. These are easily seen, but can still be quite a challenge to instill in your life. But what about habits of mindlessness, that you […]

The Practice of Listening to Find Purpose

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” ~Rumi By Leo Babauta Very often, our lives are so filled with busyness and distraction that we have no space to actually listen to what life is calling us to do. Think about your day […]

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The Slight Edge Report Year Seven

On the business & career side of things, the last year has been the most impactful since I started my transformation. And business is like litmus paper, like a visible top of an iceberg that indicates the scale of everything else that changed, so I’ll start with reporting my business progress.   August and September […]

Finding Groundedness in the Age of Anxiety

By Leo Babauta We live in uncertain times. Actually, things have always felt uncertain to the people who live in those times, but these days it might feel even more heightened, with the hyperconnectivity of the internet, social media and constant messaging, comparing ourselves to everyone else, and a very tense, divisive political situation (not […]

Writing Down Your Soul book review

This is a very good book about the power of journaling. It has some weaknesses, I found a few chapters very out of place in “Writing Your Soul Down,“ they seemed inserted there just for the sake of making the book longer (like the whole chapter about different names of God). But the actual core […]

Cutting Through Indecision & Overthinking

By Leo Babauta I’ve been working with a few people who are very intelligent, very competent, and very talented — but they get stuck in indecision and analysis paralysis. In effect, overthinking and getting lost in endless options reduces their effectiveness and intelligence by producing inaction. Taking any action is likely to be better than inaction […]