In my current bicycle-less state, I am resigned to looking at pretty pictures of bikes on the Internet. There are lots. Some of them are available for sale, even—and I have rounded my recent favorites to share with y’all. Need new cubicle, kitchen or bedroom decorations for spring? Put a bike on it! More
Mantras don’t mean much in and of themselves (Pinterest quotes are cheap these days), but they can mean something. Words can be taken to heart, can inspire awareness; and awareness can turn into action, or intention. Sometimes it really is all about changing the way you look at things. More
Das Energi was written by a man named by Paul Williams and published in 1973. I stumbled upon it circa 1997, in my early teens, and it changed my life.
Why do you do yoga? In new yoga documentary “Why We Breathe,” filmmaker Jonathan Pears asks yoga teachers and other experienced yogis what drives their practice. Watch it here. More
God bless a 67-year-old woman who’s not afraid to look at a pink-haired teen model and think, ‘yeah, I could rock that too.’ More
In our continuing quest to provide you with new year’s inspiration, here’s a round-up of 13 nontraditional self-help books. If we lost you at “self-help”—wait! The emphasis is on the “nontraditional” here. There are no “skinny rules,” no dating rules, no rules at all, really, in our reading roundup. What you will find are serious, science-backed suggestions for self-improvement; tried and true time-management techniques; positive psychology; and a little bit of hippie-ing out. Hopefully, there’s something for everybody here — unless you’re a Rules girl. In that case, might we suggest you visit Cosmo? More
Stars — they say the most profound things! Well, um, occasionally they do. Throw in a little literary talent, a few public intellectuals and a Hollywood darling or six and you’ve got yourself a darn good roundup of motivational mantras. As I mentioned yesterday: The impetus to stick to New Year’s resolutions or goals can fade faster than confetti from those midnight party poppers once you’re back in the grind of a winter work week. That’s why we continue our roundup of inspirational quotes and mantras today, with famous figures‘ takes on life, love, work, workouts and more. More
We’re one week into 2013 — and if you’re at all a normal human being, it’s likely that your New Year’s motivation may already be flagging. Whether it’s specific goals and resolutions you’ve got in mind or a general plan to be more awesome in 2013, even the best intentions can falter when holiday cheer fades and your faced again with the daily grind. Words may seem inadequate in the face of, you know: Life. But don’t underestimate the power of personal mantras. Sometimes what you’re capable of is all in how you frame it. Here are a few wise words to help you stay inspired (today we focus on mantras and sayings, tomorrow we’ll bring you inspirational quotes from famous folks). Cheers! More