Sometimes life delivers so many challenges and changes in a very short time. Maybe you know the feeling of being drowned in information, tons of stuff to do and still, nobody refilled the fridge for you.
Then you read about to balance mind body soul but you don’t have time for it. The guys of the Lift app came up with the idea of creating groups to join a bunch of Jedis, who face the same struggles. So we have set up the body.speech.mind group which will sign you up for the habits of Exercise, Tell a story and Meditate.
If you feel stressed and run on a 24/7 schedule of your (business) life, joining the group might be something for you. Namaste
The past is gone, the future is uncertain – what will you do with your remaining time? Lift your-self!
Thankfully the guys at Lift.doÂ did create an appÂ (currently for iPhone only) to help you to track and improve yourÂ habits.
â€œThe mind is everything. What you think you become.â€ Buddha
Thoughts form actions, repeated actions create habits and habits build yourÂ character. Are you happy with your current state of mind?
Since you might not be the only one with some not-yet designed future potential, have a look at the uplifting community over at Lift. Improving your habits is much more fun and effective with your pals around!
Yesterday I’ve watched the movieThe Tree of Life. Maybe IÂ wouldn’tÂ call it a movie – it’s more like a journey. It might even unlock some unconscious stress in you. It’s a voyage through your hopes and dreams in slow motion.
Besides some stunning visuals there’s one quote engraved into my brain:
“You make yourself what you are and you have control of your own destiny. You canâ€™t say I canâ€™t. You say, â€˜Iâ€™m havinâ€™ trouble, but Iâ€™m not done yet. You canâ€™t say I canâ€™t.” Mr. O’Brien
Go, plant a tree! Even if it’s only your very personal one inside your mind.
What the Plus! is the new book by Guy Kawasaki about the social network Google+. Why?
â€œI hate when people donâ€™t use the best tool. [â€¦] My goals are to help you to derive as much joy and value from Google+ as I do and that we can make Google+ tip.â€ Guy Kawasaki
Do you still drive your first car or live in your very first own room? Once in a while itâ€™s time to move on or at least shift your focus. When Google+ was unveiled in summer 2011 I got an early beta invitation. I logged in, looked around and logged out. TMI, too much information – the days still only have 24h a day.
In the last few months I was looking around for a new way to handle my social media activities. Yes I know Tweetdeck and have a Hootsuite premium account â€“ but stillâ€¦ I donâ€™t know how Guy picks the release dates for his books, but What the Plus! came just in time for me.
After reading What the Plus! I decided to move over to Google+ and cross post from there to Facebook and Twitter. Hop to page #131 to see how to do that the Guy-Kawasaki-way.Â See you on G+!
Sitting On A Spring is a short meditation by ZEN-MEN.
It was a great surprise to find this lovely dashboard monk in my hardware mail, thanks Theo!
How do I meditate? Its still a question people ask me from time to time. There are many ways – find the one, which suits you best. One easy way would be to watch this video for a while, even in FULL-HD if you like!
Try to relax, sit still and listen to the music if you like. For the music I picked a track, I wrote back then for Florent; “Le Petit Fleur” from the ZEN-MEN album “Rue Lepic”. Chill-out, dude! 🙂
This is a guest post by Bar Refaeli. Bar’s Facebook Page.
Today I wanna write about coffee…
I wrote about Starbucks already and how much money I spend on it every day but now I wanna write about the real stuff. Starbucks has good lattes and Frappuccinoâ€™s but there is nothing better than a real cappuccino or a regular coffee made of great coffee beans.
Every day I need my coffee. It’s funny because 2 years ago I hated coffee. I thought it was the most disgusting drink in the world, way to bitter with a nasty smell. Funny how things can change.
The ideal taste of a coffee should be a perfect balance between sweetness, bitterness and acidity.
A cappuccino is like a cocktail, and the ingredients need to be right. That includes the milk, full fat is the best to make a great cappuccino (but I always ask for skim- or Soy milk).
I â™¥ a soy cappuccino or a skinny latte. There are so many types and styles to make a great coffee but no stomach is large enough to taste them all.
The other funny thing about coffee is that it’s also a social event for me. Every time I meet up with a friend we go for a cup of coffee. There is nothing better than to sit down and talk for hours while youâ€™re enjoying your cup of black gold.