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Here’s why we’re addicted to technology

Here’s why we’re addicted to technology

  Why we crave digital distractions?  Unlike real life that can be boring and monotonous, on the internet, even if you want nothing, you can always get something. When we are bored, lonely and feel like we’re unable to make a dent in the world like we want to, we...

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3 strategies to counter distraction addictions

3 strategies to counter distraction addictions

  Predict, Mitigate and Eliminate distraction addictions: There are three ways we can deal with a myriad of distractions we face each day. Because managing distractions is a huge part of maintaining our attention on the big projects and long term goals of our...

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This is Humanity in the throes of technology

This is Humanity in the throes of technology

  Humanity in the throes of technology:  Technology is objectifying humanity. Our fellow humans have turned into objects because we prefer to ignore them to focus on our devices. Thanks to technology, we have facts and truths at our finger tips. But unlike facts,...

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Robots + Empathy > Human Potential

Robots + Empathy > Human Potential

  Robots vs. Humans: Now:  If robots and animals had superior cognitive abilities than us humans, we would not be running the world today. Only humans have the power of imagination, intense curiosity, and can understand the cause and effect scenarios. Only we can...

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Actionable tips on how to achieve mindfulness

Actionable tips on how to achieve mindfulness

  Resolving the struggle: Most of us, not including those who’re lucky to be enlightened, don’t want to live in the present moment, because we don’t accept life as it has manifested itself. We then find ourselves in conflict with the moment. When our needs and...

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Why should we live in the now?

Why should we live in the now?

  What is living in the now?  Read about what mindfulness is and why it is such a struggle to live in the now.    The opposite is Mindlessness:  Consider the opposite of living mindfully. It would be a life filled with wishful thoughts and day dreaming. In...

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Why living in the present is so hard

Why living in the present is so hard

  What is living in the now?  Living in the now is living in the present moment and feeling good in its natural stimuli and banality. Although for millenia before us, people had been doing exactly that, albeit with a little day dreaming here and there, only...

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Here’s how to ace that job interview

Here’s how to ace that job interview

  You're for sale:  You've landed an awesome job interview. Congratulations! Its time to prepare yourself for the sale. Wait, you don't know what you have to sell? Believe it or not, an interview is a platform for you to sell three aspects of yourself. You're a...

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Contemplate death so you can live and give more

Contemplate death so you can live and give more

  Living is a team sport. Dying is a team sport. ~ Timothy Leary. A culture of denial:  When we talk about death, if we at all do, we don't entertain it for the exact experience of what it is. Genocides and decapitations happen elsewhere or on TV. Angelina Jolie...

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Embrace self compassion. And find the peace you seek.

Embrace self compassion. And find the peace you seek.

  We all crave a sense of order, balance and calm in a world of information overload. And in this daily pursuit, we find ourselves even more lost. By adopting a compassionate approach to ourselves, we can stop chasing the perfect version of life that doesn’t...

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Strategies to grow attention span

Strategies to grow attention span

  This past Wednesday afternoon, my 9 year old son kept switching between two tasks. Writing a full page of a mantra praising Lord Shiva, a homework from our Sunday Hindu school. (He hated it) Reading 10 pages of the comic book, Calvin and Hobbes. (He loved it)...

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Here’s how you can extend your brain

Here’s how you can extend your brain

  What is Brain extending:  We usually don't live in the present moment, because we find ourselves overwhelmed in our heads with tasks that need to be remembered, facts we've just learnt and out-of-the-blue ideas that have sparked inside of us. At the same time,...

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The business of Animal shit in America

The business of Animal shit in America

  What the shit?  If you thought the YouTube comments section is a septic tank, you're in for a surprise. There's a hog farm in North Carolina, where animal waste including aborted piglets from pregnant pigs falls through slits in the floor. The shit that's...

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Where do your roots of optimism come from?

Where do your roots of optimism come from?

  If there's anything unifying about humanity's existence, its our solitary pursuit of happiness. Its the way in which we choose to define our successes and identify our failures. Its how we contemplate on how well we've spent our lives. Its our unbridled hope...

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How to lead effortlessly

How to lead effortlessly

Live and lead actively:  We're all leaders because we lead our lives. But, is there a way to live an optimal existence? Yes, here's how. Take Initiative: Sometimes all you've to do in a new situation is to take initiative to be labeled as a leader. Even such quick...

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How to be Human: Man vs. Animal

How to be Human: Man vs. Animal

  I grew up watching Indian movies and rubbernecking at street fights in my hometown. Most often during the most dramatic moments of these events, one person would be challenging another with, "Are you a human or an animal? Are you eating grass or rice?" When we...

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Food, will power and a problem of excesses

Food, will power and a problem of excesses

  After watching the "What the Health" documentary on January 1st, my resolve to live a healthy lifestyle has been reignited. Enter Intermittent fasting, where I give my liver a break for 18 hours each day, and eat only in a window of 12pm to 6pm. However, just...

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An antidote to self loathing

An antidote to self loathing

  Imagine you're trapped inside a burning building and the heat from the engulfing fire is almost killing you. But, you've an opportunity to save just one person. Who will it be? If you answered your 85 year old next door neighbor, it's official, you're a saint....

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How to meditate

How to meditate

  1. Create a sacred bubble in your house. It can be a small mat or rug on which you can sit comfortably. Pick a favorite thing to give you company. It can be a pillow, a trinket or even a book. Now you have created a shell where you are full of bliss (Go with...

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Momentous

Momentous

It’s not the lack of money that makes me cry like my heart is about to burst. You want to know what it is?   It’s something you have or don’t more than I do, because there’s no straight finish line here. It ticks away silently mocking our indignant ways with...

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The cardinal wisdom of the Native Americans

The cardinal wisdom of the Native Americans

  The 7 Sacred Directions of Life:  In the Native American way, there are 7 sacred directions of a life's journey. There are the 4 cardinal directions representing the different stages in his life and there's the sky above and the earth below and the 7th...

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Hey listen, you’re not better off dead

Hey listen, you’re not better off dead

When I was in my first year of college, many years ago, my mom came home from the school she worked at and broke down at the dinner table. Another teacher's daughter had hung herself in her kitchen. The daughter was a newly wed who had come home to visit and when her...

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