The 30-Day Learning Challenge

By Leo Babauta There are probably a dozen items on your lifelong list of things to learn: a foreign language, guitar, martial arts, yoga, a sport, chess/poker/billiards, programming, html/css, drawing/painting, ancient history … the list is endless! Now is the time to do it. I hereby challenge you to tackle one of your learning projects […]

Elisabeth Blaikie on Mindfulness and Meditation

“When we know that we are vessels of love, we treat our bodies with care, and respect.” Elisabeth Blaikie This week I’m excited to bring you an in depth interview with someone who I believe is one of the frontrunners in the mindfulness and meditation movement, Elisabeth Blaikie. If you’ve been following Health Room for a while, you may […]

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The Place Where You Are

By Leo Babauta We rush through our days with so much to do, so much we should be doing, so much we’re missing out on … but how often do we stop to appreciate the place where we are right now? I don’t mean to focus on the journey, because that’s many different places … […]

National Vegetarian Week: 30 Ways You Can Make A Difference

By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter or Instagram. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi You may or may not be aware that this week beginning the 18th May 2015 is National Vegetarian Week. I know, I know… It’s now Wednesday and I’m a little bit behind, but better late than never […]

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Feeling Determined to Change

By Leo Babauta Let’s say you’ve been wanting to quit smoking for awhile, or you’ve really been wanting to start exercising. All of a sudden, you read something that motivates you … you’re ready to make the change! You’re determined. You’re going to make this happen. That’s amazing. The question is: are you going to […]

Practicing Non-Judgment

By Leo Babauta We go through our day judging our experiences, other people, ourselves: this is good, this is bad. If all goes well, most of it will be good, but more than we realize, we dislike certain experiences, things about people, about ourselves. We “like” online comments by others, or pages on the Internet. […]

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Hold Your Own Feet to the Fire

By Leo Babauta Lots of us want to change our habits — get healthier, procrastinate less, write a book, save some money, get fit, read more, get good at something. And when it comes to changing habits, we know what doesn’t work. What doesn’t work: saying you’re going to make a change, intending to, and […]

The Ultimate Guide to Forming a Healthy, Productive Morning Routine

 By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter or Instagram. My morning routine is something that’s become increasingly important to me over the past few months. There’s something about that first hour upon waking that can really set the tone for the rest of the day. I feel like the actions that you take during that time have a […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Forming a Healthy, Productive Morning Routine

 By Luke Jones. Connect with him on Twitter or Instagram. My morning routine is something that’s become increasingly important to me over the past few months. There’s something about that first hour upon waking that can really set the tone for the rest of the day. I feel like the actions that you take during that time have a […]

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Don’t Waste Your Opportunity

By Leo Babauta For most of us, our biggest sin is taking things for granted. I’m as guilty as anyone else: I wake up and rush into online work or reading, forgetting to appreciate what a miracle this new day is. I’m alive! I’ve been given another amazing day, full of opportunities, and that is […]