April 2017: A Month In Review

Published on: 2017-04-30

To be quite honest, April hasn't been the best month. I'm not entirely sure why, either. We have had a lovely family break in Scotland, and it was the Easter holidays so I have had some time off work. The weather has got better. Frugal Baby continues to be a joy. There should be no reason why ...

3 Profound Lessons From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind

Published on: 2017-04-30

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves to see what we really desire in life. Fortunately, sages and mystics over the years have encountered the same problem, resulting in valuable wisdom ...

Expressing Gratitude and Finding Joy in Every Moment

Published on: 2017-04-30

How often are we anxious, frustrated, looking forward to something coming up, unhappy with ourselves, unhappy with others? How often are we not happy with what's going on in this present moment? What if we could, instead, be completely in love with this moment? What if, no matter what happened, ...

The Dalai Lama Explains What Happens When You Die (And How You Can Be Prepared)

Published on: 2017-04-30

We can all agree that the fear of death is the most fundamental fear that all humans face in their lives. We may try to forget our uncertainty as to what happens in the afterlife, but the fear is ever present, always just below the surface. What do Buddhists have to say about this wholly natural ...

The Truth About Karma and How to Use it as a Guiding Force in Life

Published on: 2017-04-30

Just about everyone's heard of karma. Some people think it's almost fate. But have you ever stopped to think what Karma really means? The truth is, most us have it wrong. And this misunderstanding doesn't help any of us. When you truly understand what Karma means, it can be used as a powerful ...

7 Mantras that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

Published on: 2017-04-30

It's tough to be around people who believe that everything happening around them is a direct assault on them or is in some way all about them. It may sound harsh, but it's the truth. What people say and do to you is more about them, than you. People's reactions are usually about their ...

David Icke – Today’s mighty oak..

Published on: 2017-04-29

...is just yesterday's nut, that held its ground. So hold your ground, no matter the challenges. Hold your ground and continue to apply pressure. Continue to believe in that little idea, continue to nurture it and it shall one day grow into a mighty oak.

10 Tips for Better Canyon Photography

Published on: 2017-04-29

With steep narrow walls and tricky, high-contrast lighting, canyons are notoriously difficult to photograph. Whether it is the Grand Canyon or a narrow slot chasm, most people get frustrated trying to walk away with a great picture while visiting a canyon. Black Canyon of the Gunnison is no ...

I’d Mourn The Hopes by Thomas Moore – Hope Alive.

Published on: 2017-04-29

I’d mourn the hopes that leave me, If thy smiles had left me too; I’d weep when friends deceive me,.,” When hope is lost, a heart is crushed, well, few are never vanquished, what do they have that keeps them going? Do the few have a second heart? Or they are cats with nine lives?... Read More

Help Shape Life Nomadic 2

Published on: 2017-04-29

I'm about halfway through a transatlantic cruise, which means I'm also halfway through writing a new book. This time I'm writing a follow-up to Life Nomadic, since so much has changed about traveling and being a nomad since I wrote my first book. Also, the tech section i

1 trick to your most productive weekend ever

Published on: 2017-04-29

When the weekend rolls around, it can be hard to accomplish everything on your to-do list, especially when you’re exhausted from the long work week.<p>“When you don’t plan ahead, the weekend slips through your fingers,” time-management expert Julie Morgenstern told TODAY. She is an internationally …

10 Tweaks To Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day

Published on: 2017-04-29

I don't know anyone who couldn't use a little boost in their energy and self-control. Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What they found will change the way you start your day. The ...

Sheltered Garden By H. D. – The Garden, Your Source Of Daily Inspiration..

Published on: 2017-04-29

“I have had enough. I gasp for breath. Every way ends, every road, every foot-path leads…” plant a garden of positive self-affirmation, water it daily with an ocean of inspiration, everyday, search for weed of self-doubt, tend your garden with love in good and bad times, because time is coming ...

Arado weeHouse by Alchemy Architects

Published on: 2017-04-29

This is the original weeHouse, designed by Alchemy Architects and built in-factory by Geoffrey Warner and his team. The 336-square-foot tiny house is located on Minnesota prairie land near Lake Pepin. The exterior was built using cementitious siding painted with an oxidizing paint, which ...

How The timings of the day affect a Photo By Mohamed Hakem

Published on: 2017-04-29

By Mohamed Hakem Hello Steve, I am back again with new stuff. So the below pictures are all taken from nearly the same place looking to the same scene. This is the Shali of Siwa, Siwa is the biggest oasis in Egypt and the most remote inhabited place - just 50 KM away from the borders of Egypt. ...

15 Powerful Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Published on: 2017-04-29

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then you’re in for some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy that …

4 Questions that Will Change Your Attitude (When You Can’t Change Anything Else)

Published on: 2017-04-29

All of us suffer setbacks and obstacles in life. According to the first noble truth of Buddhism, suffering is inevitable. Life is full of …

How to dye fabrics with food….

Published on: 2017-04-29

The link for the muslin squares further down is an affiliate link – just putting it out there so you know. You pay the same price but I’ll get a few pennies too. How to dye fabrics with food. In my kitchen I have a little box for all of my favourite photo styling props – not […] The post How to ...

Inspiring Simplicity. Weekend Reads.

Published on: 2017-04-29

There’s more to life than buying stuff. There are many wonderful people pursuing and promoting simplicity. Fortunately, some of them are gifted in communication and choose to encourage and inspire us with their words. I enjoy reading their unique perspective. I’m sure you will too. So fix ...

The Foolproof Guide To Organizing & Cleaning Your Closet

Published on: 2017-04-29

It couldn't be easier....

Writing Naked: The Benefits of Exposing Yourself Through Memoir

Published on: 2017-04-29

"When I write, I strip naked. Not because I’m an exhibitionist but because I’m a healer. And I cannot heal what I cannot see."...

Casa H71

Published on: 2017-04-29

Casa H71 is a beautiful minimal house located in Madrid, designed by Lucas y Hernández-Gil. This apartment of 200m2 is set on a borderline between the museum area of Paseo del Prado and the Barrio de las Letras, a model of the ancient city. The building, made by Gutierrez Soto in the 50’s, is ...

How to Wake Up Early Without Sacrificing Your Sleep

Published on: 2017-04-29

When your circadian rhythm is out of whack, your work life can get off kilter as well. It is almost impossible to have a high-performance work day, every day, when you are sleep deprived and your 24-hour cycle is chaotic. One of the best things you can do for your clarity of thought, creativity ...

A tiny house on Whidbey acreage is comfortable without compromise

Published on: 2017-04-29

Cozy woodstove inside, massive fireplace outside<p>A tiny timber house lives much larger thanks to good design, plenty of outbuildings, and more than nine acres of land. Put everything together for $410,000.<p>The sweet little cabin has 636 square feet of space, including two bedrooms, one ...

How You Can Use the 5-Hour Rule to Achieve Your Goals and Improve Your Life

Published on: 2017-04-29

You try hard ever day, but never see any long-term improvement. You feel trapped where you are, unable to move forward or progress. You see other …

Assignment #287: Fine Art Travel Photography

Published on: 2017-04-29

The May issue is on newsstands, and it’s dedicated to fine art travel photography. In this issue, you’ll find great travel photography tips and new …

3 Things Every Travel Photographer Needs in Their Camera Bag

Published on: 2017-04-28

Have camera, will travel, right?<p>Even if you don't fly off to exotic locations with your photography gear in tow, there's a few items that will make …

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