Sacred Bow: An Intentional Way to Close Out the Year & Start the New Year

By Leo Babauta We’re entering the last month of the year, and it can be a crazy, shopping-filled, party spree of a month for many people. Or it can be a simpler, more mindful period of closing out the year and getting ready for the coming year. I’d like to invite you to a monthlong […]

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An Intentional System for Working with Goals

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.~Rumi By Leo Babauta Goals, like any tool, can be used to bludgeon ourselves over the head with shame and guilt, or can be used with intention, as a way to consciously deep our practice in life. I’ve been known to rail against having goals […]

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How to Simplify the Holidays

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”― Henry David Thoreau, Walden By Leo Babauta Today, millions of people will be shopping, and the gift-shopping spree that is the holiday season will continue for a good month. In addition to the shopping madness (where many […]

Power up Your Self-Talk and Reclaim Your Life

There is very little “self” in self-help. I already said that self-help is a big fat lie. However, there are still areas where outside help can do very little for you. Self-talk is the most important of them and I tackle this problem in my next book, “Power up Your Self-Talk: 6 Simple Habits to […]

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The free Eat More Plants! cookbook

By Leo Babauta A couple months ago, one of my favorite cookbook authors/bloggers (Jules Clancy of Stone Soup) came to me and asked in her Australian accent, “G’day Leo, how would you like to collaborate on a free vegan cookbook? I promise it won’t have Fosters or vegemoit in it, mate!” OK, she didn’t say […]

The free Eat More Plants! cookbook

By Leo Babauta A couple months ago, one of my favorite cookbook authors/bloggers (Jules Clancy of Stone Soup) came to me and asked in her Australian accent, “G’day Leo, how would you like to collaborate on a free vegan cookbook? I promise it won’t have Fosters or vegemoit in it, mate!” OK, she didn’t say […]

Sixty Fifth Income Report – August 2018 ($2011.59)

Are you curious about a 3-month delay? I explained it in my first income report. August 2018 was an extremely busy month. Apart from my considerable daily workload, I published a monster anniversary The Slight Edge report and worked on my new book. I also spent more time with my family because my kids had […]

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Train Your Mind Using the Puppy Method

By Leo Babauta The mind can be trained to do almost anything. It can be trained, for example, to get used to any situation, like sitting in silence for a long time, or concentrating on a task. However, usually we’re training our minds to do what we don’t want: be distracted, give in to cravings […]