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Not Another Plea To Unplug June 01, 2014 09:59

Living beyond a technological daze has to come first from our deep inner desire to do so, to reclaim something we used to know, of choosing our moments of wonder and really living within them.

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On Peace & Presence May 31, 2014 17:40

"It sounds unreal, but all the chaos of Times Square literally vanished. For eight minutes, although I was sitting in the heart of one of the world’s busiest intersections of commerce and culture, I was nowhere, everywhere, in the haven of my authentic presence."

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18 Reminders To Live In The Moment, Reach For Our Phones Less and Pay More Attention May 31, 2014 17:39

Some favorite commentaries on presence (in the media, by authors, writers, comedians and other generally observant people) that I’ve learned, read, remembered, watched, lived, laughed at (or cried at) so far this year.

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Can You Be Here? May 31, 2014 17:38

Being present gives us the courage to address the things we need to change and be grateful for what we already have. We remember how precious ‘now’ is and all it has to give us.

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Put That Coffee Down And Listen: An Alternative Way To Find Focus May 31, 2014 17:37

The non-caffeinated way to increase productivity (and delta brain waves).

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Are We There Yet? May 31, 2014 17:36

For some, the coordination and details of trips cause stress, anxiety, and time away from their immediate, everyday life that must be regained when they return. But for me, traveling provides a small window of time to simply be.

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Presence At Work With Technology May 31, 2014 17:35

We can choose the speed and incredible efficiency of digital connected technology and we can choose the slow but present notebook.

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Practicing Presence: 5 Tips on Conscious Living May 31, 2014 17:34

How to take real breaks, establish rituals, practice wellness and live in the moment.

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A Pumped-Up Presence Playlist May 31, 2014 17:32

13 tracks at 58 minutes to help you find your flow and feel the moment.

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On Savoring Life May 31, 2014 17:31

"When we rush from activity to activity or get lost in thoughts, we can sometimes find that hours pass without actually appreciating their texture. It's like eating a meal without paying attention to the food. When this happens regularly, we miss the sweetness of life."

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5 Steps To Listening With Presence May 31, 2014 17:30

Five ways to fight your natural response reactions and truly learn to listen.

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Being Present Saved My Life May 31, 2014 17:00

I open my eyes and I've just bumped my car into the one in front of me at the traffic lights. If there was ever a wake up call, this was it.

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A Door That Opens Outward May 30, 2014 16:00

What Ira Glass, Rainer Maria Rilke and David Foster Wallace can teach us about learning slowly, deliberation and the discovery of creativity from the inside out. 

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Creative Advice from James Victore April 30, 2014 17:35

"I could shoe-horn myself to fit into middle America and forever banish my creativity to the attic; secretly painting on the weekend, letting my odd-spirit soar, like some 'artsy' plaid rabbit uncle. Or, I could face the truth and become … Me."

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Bird by Bird: Anne Lamott's Timeless Advice on Writing and Why Perfectionism Kills Creativity April 30, 2014 17:34

Maria Popova, the creative mind behind Brainpickings, reflects on what Anne Lamott can teach us about being kind to ourselves: “Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life.

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Thinking Outside The Vacant Lot April 30, 2014 17:33

Gangsta gardener Ron Finley talks to us about the inspiration behind his quest for real food, what prompts him to think creatively and pursue solutions through action.

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5 Tips On Creativity April 30, 2014 17:32

Practicing to make better, thinking wrong, having confidence and other ways to boost your creative output.

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Tuning In To The Voices April 30, 2014 17:31

"How does creativity work? Where does it work? Will it happen while you're alone? And if not alone, then with whom?"

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Best It! Reach A State Of Flow April 30, 2014 17:30

What does it take to get deep into creative thinking? Three suggestions on how to find your flow.

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Play! (And Other Ways To Think Wrong) April 30, 2014 17:29

"Creativity is about bending the rules of logic to a point that allows the mind to wander, that allows it to take the unknown path. Without play, there is no creativity – and vice versa."

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Creativity: It's not what we make, it's how we live. April 30, 2014 17:28

"Spend your time collecting the dots, the insights and experiences, and trust that in their inevitable connection you will find your creativity."

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Jams To Boost Creativity April 30, 2014 17:27

Ten tunes that are guaranteed to boost your creative spirit.

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Yoga Meets Creativity April 30, 2014 17:26

How practicing yoga can channel your flow and increase creative potential.

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Chaos Theory and Dancing Stars April 30, 2014 17:25

"Contrary to the popular archetype of the tortured artist, the description of the imagined creative process contains major elements of joyful, easy inspiration, bursts of inspired ideation."

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