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Eric Johnson

Quote: "Presence is not an activity, it's an availability" – James Low

“Presence is not an activity, it’s an availability.”

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Being present isn’t something you π˜₯𝘰, it’s something you relax into. Open to the world that’s right here now, just how it is. read more

Preparing a first 10-day Vipassana retreat: What I wish I would’ve known

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Going to your first Vipassana course? Here’s what to know, how to prepare, and answers to common questions. read more
Kids art painting confidence

Lacking confidence? Take action

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Sometimes the best way to overcome doubt is to just get started. read more
Red barn in an Indiana cornfield

God lives in a cornfield

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Stop, look, listen. You can find It anywhere. read more
Light show tunnel into the future

Slow down: Why are we in such a rush to get to the future?

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Get ready for the future. But don’t miss the life in front of you right now. read more
Family dinner time

How family dinners add up over time

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A small daily investment amounts to hundreds of hours of family time per year. Here’s how to calculate the potential. read more
quote "Beliefs are hypotheses to be tested, not treasures to be protected."

“Beliefs are hypotheses to be tested, not treasures to be protected.”

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Situations change. People change. Here’s why actively open-minded parents are better at predicting the future. read more
Lilac chaser, disappearing dots optical illusion

Show this to your kids: magic color change optical illusion

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Change purple to green, and make colors disappearβ€”all you need is your eyes. read more
Find your blind spot illustrated examples

The hole in your eye: How to find your optic blind spot

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Discover a hole in your eyeβ€”a spot right in front of you, where you can’t see. read more
Kurt Vonnegut quote on gratitude - family sunset in Delta d'Ebre

β€œI urge you to notice when you’re happy, and think, β€˜If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’”

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A sunset, a cold beer, a moment with your kids. Here’s Kurt Vonnegut’s two-step process for expressing gratitude. read more
Umberto Eco quote for dads and fathers

“What we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us.”

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Your kids are learning from you. Especially when you’re not trying to teach them. read more

“It’s not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it.”

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How do you make sure your life is full of time well spent? Here are some reminders. read more
BCN half marathon start 2023

Run the race you’re in

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Thoughts of future pain made my current struggle hurt more. The key is to catch that mental time travel and come back to now. read more
A bit lost audiobook

A Bit Lost [audiobook]

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Listen: When Little Owl falls out of the tree, it takes some help from new friends to track down his mummy. Fun voices keep kids engaged. read more
Trans-Siberian express train through Russia

β€œHistory is a map of the past, from a particular point of view, to be useful to the modern traveller.”

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You can’t change your past, but you can choose to connect the dots in different ways. read more

“When I die, I want my body to be eaten by a lion.” – my child

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His reason surprised me. read more
Balloon against a glass ceiling

“When mommy’s upset, you need to be extra happy.” (a conversation with a 10-year-old)

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We all get down. And when it’s your partner’s turn, you need to be the counterweight. read more

Show your kids this flippin’ robot

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This current event is a cool way to connect with your kids. read more
Finishing a 1000-piece Asia jigsaw puzzle

What to do if you spill water on a jigsaw puzzle

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This is how to dry wet puzzle pieces so they don’t fall apart. read more
"You are what you do, not what you say you'll do." – Carl Jung​​​​​​​​

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”​​​​​​​​

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How do you spend your time? That’s who you are. read more