by elephantjournal.com on May 10, 2013
by elephantjournal.com on May 5, 2013
“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” ~ Steve Jobs I am standing in the middle of a crowded room screaming, crying, making a scene and not one person even blinks an eye. I feel as though I could literally [...]
by Waylon Lewis on May 4, 2013
Seven Great High School & College Graduation & Commencement Speeches. A new version of a longer classic: “Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” ~ Malcolm Forbes 1. You are not special. “Before you run off and get your YOLO tattoo, let me point out the illogic of that expression. [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Apr 4, 2013
RIP, Roger Ebert. His last words: “I’ll see you at the movies.” “So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I’ll see you at the movies.” Bonus: much more Ebert awesomeness. Update, via Ehron Asher: “Had the good fortune to meet Roger Ebert when he [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 4, 2013
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 16, 2013
To boost his spirits I sought out success stories from young entrepreneurs blazing the tech trail. Can it be a coincidence the lessons apply so beautifully to teacher training?
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 14, 2013
by Robert Piper on Feb 14, 2013
Whatever you like to do—just do it. But make sure you do it every day. Because if you do it every day you’ll become good at it, and when you’re good at something you can make a living out of it, if you decide to.
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 25, 2013
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by Waylon Lewis on Dec 17, 2012
I watched this last night—as a Jobs fan (within the context of him being a tyrannical perfectionist and pure entrepreneur through most of his years)—I knew everything here, and wasn’t super impressed with the bio. That said, if you haven’t read up on Jobs, this is a solid and inspiring introduction, and I say that [...]
by Martin Murphy on Dec 9, 2012
Is this really an altruistic move by Apple and CEO Tim Cook? Or is it a skilful move during the Christmas shopping period to remove cognitive dissonance from the minds of all those potential buyers?
by David Romanelli on Nov 5, 2012
The yoga economy is also enduring the grinding recovery process…Studios are keeping wages low because there is a glutton of yoga teachers…We have to start thinking OUT OF THE BOX.
by David Romanelli on Oct 13, 2012
“As a neurosurgeon, I did not believe in the phenomenon of near-death experiences…”
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 30, 2012
The following is dedicated to all the yoga teachers who think they have to force themselves into a specific mold in order to be valued and to anyone else who thinks that being yourself is not enough. Are you familiar with the song “Yeah!” by Usher? It’s ok if you aren’t. It’s a great R [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 21, 2012
by David G Arenson ND on Aug 22, 2012
You deserve to achieve your dreams. Most people who consult with me are seeking increased happiness or more fulfillment. Some have achieved financial wealth, yet yearn for spiritual wealth. Some do yoga, but can’t seem to get ahead in their careers. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Aug 9, 2012
Would you let Shane McGowan drive your new Forester?! Or, it’s easy to Sing about Integrity, while being a Backdoor Man. It’s harder to do it right: walk your path with integrity. Qualification: if the music is sold to an awesome, sustainable, inspiring product…god bless. ~ ed. 1. Jimi Hendrix 2. Bob Dylan. 3. Postal [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Jul 23, 2012
News Corp owns 67% of National Geographic Channel. Which explains why Nat Geo is suddenly looking like the once-great History Channel. But whose fault is it? Ours: “When you’re young, you look at television and think, There’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you [...]
by Robert Piper on Jun 8, 2012
by Andrea Balt on May 17, 2012
by Chris Fici on May 4, 2012
The maha-mantra is, in one sense, a tool in the toolbox of apps that is part of my daily existence as a spirit in the material world. But in the ultimate sense it is so much more. By chanting this mantra, we are taken through the depth of complexity of our own being, allowing us to see and transcend all the illusions that we carry in our consciousness. We come to the simple core of our being, as eternal souls in a loving relationship with God.
by Waylon Lewis on Apr 27, 2012
There’s no better time than now to have a moral and civic backbone, to have a moral and civic true north—this is a tremendous opportunity for you to be heroic. Morally-upstanding. Helpful. Almost boy scout-like. Presidential. Altruistic. You must never lower yourself to be a person you don’t like. Not a trustafarian? We’ll get stronger [...]
by Lauren Hanna on Apr 26, 2012
“You are a child of the universe, no less than the moon and the stars. You have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you – no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.” ~ Max Ehrmann, The Desiderata
by Jennifer Cusano on Apr 25, 2012
Basically I was on the verge of tears for the first 24 hours, and I am pretty sure I turned 50 shades of red for each hand I shook or body I hugged.
by David Romanelli on Apr 17, 2012
Steve Jobs had access to a state of consciousness available to each of us. However, most of us struggle to get out of our own way…
by Michelle Margaret on Apr 12, 2012
You do your best work if you do a job that makes you happy. ~Bob Ross
by Chanti Tacoronte-Perez on Apr 8, 2012
The first stage of Vairagya (non-attachment) is to release the weight of disappointment and emotional pain. Our ability to practice this stage relies on changing our perception of what causes our suffering. This refinement of our personality is “The Miracle Angle.” To find your Miracle Angle you must find the nurturing, growth oriented perspective in a painful situation. When you find it, there will be less suffering.
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 26, 2012
You can have all the power of positive thinking that you want, but unless you get off your tush, you are just going to be a pauper.
by Andrea Balt on Mar 10, 2012
I try not to laugh at my own jokes. But we all know I’m hilarious.
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 9, 2012
As an Anusara yoga teacher I’ve felt a bit like Arjuna in the midst of the battlefield of Kuru these last few weeks. All around me chaos is raging: quick flashes, sharp words and sudden changes. But looking at maturity in the practice… where do we go from here?
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 8, 2012
Subscribe to elephant’s free Top 10 Blogs of the Week newsletter. Yoga Girl Tricks Eco Boy into Asking Her Out (on Facebook). The Continuing Adventures of Eco Boy vs. Yoga Girl, a serialized novel (fiction). “Dating in the 21st Century is becoming virtual. Love and life itself are becoming virtual. In the internet, there are no [...]
by James Altucher on Dec 11, 2011
I’m writing this while sitting in a hotel room. To my left is the Pacific Ocean and all the magical San Francisco fog stuff people kept whispering to me about. About 12 floors downstairs Claudia is doing yoga in the gym. About four feet directly behind me is a woman that is a complete stranger [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Dec 7, 2011
Steve Jobs: a genius, a tough, even harsh leader, a perfectionist, an icon…a rebel. “The now iconic quote debuted in a 1997 television commercial for Apple Computer. The text was said to have been mostly written by then Apple CEO Steve Jobs. He embodied the characteristics in this quote arguably better than anyone in history. [...]
by James Altucher on Dec 6, 2011
When I was reading Walter Isaacson’s biography on Steve Jobs it suddenly brought back memories of the FBI repeatedly hitting the buzzer for my apartment rather forcefully ten years ago. Isaacson mentions that Steve Jobs and Dr. Larry Brilliant were best friends. Flashback to ten years ago, Larry Brilliant calls the FBI and tells them [...]
by Jessica Stone Baker on Nov 26, 2011
My journey with breast cancer in 2011 at age thirty-six, diagnosed just three months after being married, is a topic with which those who know me are familiar.
by Amy Champ on Nov 22, 2011
We didn’t want you to ACTUALLY “Think Different.” What we meant was: “Kinda Different.” Like a different color iPhone case. Or something like that. Oh man, there is so much to say. It’s like we’ve been thrown back into the Dark Ages, and we have to remember what it was like to live back then, when bodies [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Nov 13, 2011
Focus, Innovation & Creativity. And, Success. Okay, first up, via the Daily What: “Hungarian ad agency Café Creative visited some schoolchildren and asked them to perform two tasks: Complete a drawing in ten seconds, and then complete the same drawing in ten minutes.” ~ and, Mr. Jobs: “Focusing is about saying no.”
by Jessica Stone Baker on Nov 9, 2011
“You know, we all get gifts from going through cancer. Cancer is different from other illnesses.” Excuses, go away. Welcome, Enlightenment.
by Tanya Lee Markul on Nov 6, 2011
Backbends, Cosmik Debris, Designer Shades, All About the Pose, Ippoliti on Anusara, Resignation, Yogis & Jedis, Yoga Not a Workout, Yin/Yang. (The usual predictable stuff.)
by elephantjournal.com on Nov 5, 2011
The Grand Curmudgeon, like Steve Jobs just a month before, worked right up to the end, retiring only just before passing on. To some of us, who love what we do, work isn’t work, it’s duty, it’s play—our work is our life, and we do it until we have none left. Farewell, Mr. Rooney. ~ [...]
by James Altucher on Nov 4, 2011
Summary and more in depth answers from this Thursday’s Twitter Q&A. Every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 I’m around on Twitter answering any questions about anything. Even stuff I have no clue on. Try me. HOW DO I GET OVER INTERVIEW ANXIETY Michael Kane (@unionkane) asks: What are your tips for interviewing? I always seem to choke [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Nov 3, 2011
Want more? Subscribe to our free, weekly Best of the Week newsletter. Booming—and, broke. I interviewed John Friend, the famous yoga teacher, last night. For three hours. It was his first response to some recent…developments in his Anusara yoga community that pertain directly, and in a fascinating manner, to our mission: being a sane, fun, [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Oct 30, 2011
From Mona Simpson’s eulogy. In keeping with his beginner’s mind—his “capacity for wonderment“—his final words were simple, and dynamic instead of static, just like his life’s work. From his sister, the writer Mona Simpson: …But with that will, that work ethic, that strength, there was also sweet Steve’s capacity for wonderment, the artist’s belief in [...]