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What Do Dogs See When They Look at People?

Dogs are wonderful human companions. What do psychologists know about what dogs see when they look at people?

Growing in Your LifeStyle

In my last post I coined the word “LifeStyle” to describe our whole of life living in the world for all our life (a word to cover both archetype and vocation). As LifeStyle is meant to cover our whole adult life it needs to accommodate learning and change. There are two sorts of learning or […]

#947 When your neighbor has a pool

Hey there, neighbor. Thanks a lot for paying for that massive, expensive pool! Great job installing it, heating it, chlorinating it, vacuuming it, and skimming it. You sure it’s cool if I take you up on that offer to swing by for a quick dip? AWESOME! Photo from: here — Follow us on Facebook — The post #947 When your neighbor has a pool appeared first on 1000 Awesome Things.

Everything You Need to Start Your Mindfulness Practice [Book Giveaway]

As mindfulness becomes more mainstream, many people still wonder what it is and how to do it. Mindfulness is simply being present to whatever is in your life in the moment and noticing it without judgment. While being present is certainly...Show More Summary

#948 The Man Couch in clothing stores

The Man Couch is any couch conveniently located near the changerooms in a women’s clothing store. You can tell which one’s The Man Couch, because it’s generally covered in man. Most are either text-messaging, napping illegally, or staring...Show More Summary

#949 Making up your own orders at fast food restaurants

Ever had a neopolitan milkshake from McDonald’s? One where they layer the chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla flavors in the same cup, creating a thick, icy, slow-moving light-brown-swirls-with-pink-flecks taste sensation? Yeah, my friend Chad was a regular customer of those. Show More Summary

LifeStyle equals Archetype plus Vocation

My conviction and experience is that life is better when we are whole. We don’t have the hassle of suppressing parts of ourselves; we flow and we may even have a kind of elated calmness most of the time. I think this is a very good thing. And we don’t have many ways of talking […]

5 Things You Should be Doing to Get the Most Out of Your Days

“Time is non-refundable. Use it with intention.” Do you remember the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland who Alice follows down the rabbit hole? That cute, bespectacled little guy wearing a waistcoat, who mutters “Oh dear! Oh dear!...Show More Summary

#951 Hearing a stranger fart in an elevator

What’s funnier than hearing a stranger fart in public? Well sure, it can happen in a bank lineup, hotel lobby, or subway car. It can happen in a restaurant, movie theater, or local bar. But the funniest of all has got to be the Elevator Fart. Show More Summary

Sensitivity readers - Pace Smith

A recent and needed activity Is pre-reading for sensitivity. But where to assign That very fine line Between censorship and subjectivity? Sensitivity readers are people who read manuscripts before they’re published to check for racist or otherwise offensive tropes so they can be rewritten before publishing. The article that spawned this conversation (h/t Kelly Kingman) […]

Want to Be Happier in Romance? “Focus on What’s Going Right in the Relationship, Rather than Dwelling on What’s Going Wrong.”

Interview: Suzie Pileggi Pawelski and James Pawelski. Suzie Pileggi Pawelski and James Pawelski are the co-authors of a new book, Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts They're both positive psychology experts, and they're also married to each other -- very fitting, given their subject! In their book, they […]

Embracing and Enjoying Each Season of Life

This past weekend was 78 degrees and sunny in Phoenix (apologies to friends and family and readers living elsewhere during the winter months). It was also a holiday weekend with schools closed on Monday. But more important to me, this past Saturday, I drove my 15-year old son to his first official job. He spent […]

#952 When someone tells you there’s something in your teeth

Natural team players, your big ol’ teeth chomp and ship freshly ground foodpaste down the gully to the rest of your digestive system, who finish the job up in style. But unlike your stomach or large intestine, teeth actually have to look pretty doing it. Show More Summary

#953 When the cashier opens up a new check-out lane for you at the grocery store

Though I hate to admit it, I am a slow, indecisive mess in the grocery store checkout lane. Since I am an extremely cheap person, I watch the prices scroll up on screen like a hawk, often saying things like “Oh, I thought that was on...Show More Summary

#956 Using Rock-Paper-Scissors to help settle anything

While traveling on a road trip across the US last year, my friends Ty, Chris, and I ended up staying at a hotel that had two beautiful double beds cordoned off in private rooms, and one thin piece of felt spread over a hard metal frame in the middle of the common area. Show More Summary

#957 The goddamn telephone

What’s this? I can talk into a clump of plastic and wires over here and you can hear me from the other side of the planet a millisecond later? AWESOME!     — Follow us on Instagram — The post #957 The goddamn telephone appeared first on 1000 Awesome Things.

What Do You Need Right Now?

Recently, a mentor was asking me some questions about life: What is going well for you? What areas seem to be a struggle for you? What is something you have learned lately? Eventually, he asked me a question I wasn’t expecting: What do you need right now? The question caught me entirely off guard. But […]

How to Overcome Self-Doubt and Not Feeling Good Enough

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” –Karim Seddiki “What if they don’t approve of my decision?” “What if they won’t love me for who I am?” “What if I mess up and fail?” “What if they get bored and leave me?” Do any of these...Show More Summary

#958 Being the first person into a really busy movie theater and getting the prime seats

When it comes to where to sit in a movie theater, everybody has their favorite spot: • The back row crowd. We all know these people because most of us have been these people. With nobody behind you, the back row becomes a prime makeShow More Summary

“When I Dread a Task, I Remind Myself, ‘The Only Way Past It Is Through It.'”

Interview: Greer Hendricks. Greer Hendricks is one of my favorite people, and someone who had a huge influence on my life as a writer: she was the first editor to buy one of my books. She and I worked together to publish Power Money Fame Sex: A User's Guide. What a joy it was to […]

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