Thinking Mode vs Doing Mode

By Leo Babauta I spend a lot of time dreaming about things — incredible adventures I want to go on, self-improvement projects, all those books I plan on reading! And there’s nothing wrong with that. Dreaming is wonderful. What I’ve noticed, though, is that sometimes I get stuck in the thinking and dreaming mode, and […]

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The Lost Art of True Rest

By Leo Babauta OK, calling this a “lost art” is a bit of hyperbole, because there are some people who actually rest these days. But I don’t believe most people do it anymore. I could rail about the age of distraction (I’ve done that before), and social media and devices. Yada yada, you’ve heard it […]

The Get Active & Fit Challenge for January!

By Leo Babauta My friends, it’s time to start moving. We have the energy of the New Year and a fresh start — let’s actually start getting active and fit. I invite you to join me and other members of my Sea Change Program in the Get Active & Fit Challenge. We’re starting this week […]

The Two Most Powerful Ways to Create a Healthy Eating Pattern

By Leo Babauta While most people want to find a way to eat healthier, they are up against forces stronger than they understand. Sure, we’d like to eat healthier — but then why do we keep failing? Why are most of us getting heavier over time, despite our best efforts? To figure out a better […]

The March Healthy Eating Challenge

By Leo Babauta There are very few people among us who doesn’t want his or her diet to get healthier. So I’m issuing a challenge for March: the Healthy Eating Challenge! This challenge is meant to be doable and promote small, gradual change … but also help push us a little out of our comfort […]

Meditating in the Middle of Chaos

By Leo Babauta The wind and rain were swirling around me powerfully, as I sat in my mom’s tropical flower garden in Guam and meditated. A tropical storm was passing close to Guam, where I’m living at the moment, and I decided to go out into the strong winds and torrential rain to meditate for […]

Cooking Healthful Joyful Meals with a Picky Family

By Leo Babauta Shifting from a convenient but unhealthy diet to one of healthful, delicious joy can be a challenge when you’re living alone — but there’s a whole new level of challenge if you are part of a family. The problem: while you might want to change to a new style of eating, picky […]

Getting Started with Traveling Ultralight

“He who would travel happily must travel light.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry By Leo Babauta I’m on a trip at the moment, and a friend who generously let me sleep on his couch looked at my small travel backpack and commented on how little I travel with: “That’s impressive,” he said. I was a little surprised, […]

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 […]