learning another language can enhance your life

Change your mind, change your life! The benefits of learning another language

or Why learning another language should be compulsory in every school!

In the 1960s, in our public schools in California along the border with Mexico, Spanish language-learning was a requirement, beginning in sixth grade. I couldn’t wait to get to sixth grade to start learning Spanish. Our school was more than 50 percent Mexican-Americans, and I was keen to understand them as they switched back and forth from fluent English to fluent Spanish (or, as they called it, ‘Mexican’). As I… Read More »

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My Beautiful Ugly Foot

Finding beauty in the difference

A few years ago, a sloppy surgeon butchered my right foot. I went to Dr. Garrett for routine bunion surgery and left his office traumatized. He lopped off a full third of my second toe and made bending my big toe ever again impossible. I used to be a distance runner and suffered significant foot pain from my bunions whenever I ran more than ten or twelve miles, which I… Read More »

women sitting at a cafe conversing

Conversations a new podcast

Conscious Life Conversations This month a new podcast, Conversations was introduced here on Conscious Life Space. Conversations connects with people, experts in various areas of life in order to share what they’ve learned with others so we can hear stories and learn together. The first episode was broadcast on the 15th of June and we’ll be publishing new episodes every other Thursday until the end of October. Season One Each… Read More »

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Love Yourself Like Your Life…

Depends On It, My Thoughts on the Book

During a difficult period in my life, I used to joke with a friend about self-love, proclaiming aloud, “I love me” as I kissed my own hand. We would giggle then because it seemed silly. But loving yourself isn’t silly. When we truly love ourselves, we are more likely to make choices that are in alignment with our personal values. Still, sometimes self-love eludes us. A lot of people talk… Read More »

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Love Your Enemies

even when your enemy is your own self-loathing

Recently I wrote about accepting and seeing what really ‘is’ in my article Confusion and Finding a Clear Path. Not so surprisingly, this very same topic comes up in the discussion in the video below. Thus my lords and ladies, methinks it appropriate to share this wonderful talk from NYC’s 92nd Street Y which features 2 authors of the book Love Your Enemies with the discussion led by one of… Read More »

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We Don’t Lack Ability, We Lack Incentive

When you see something astonishing you can rest assured that it was highly motivated by some sorta driving force. What exactly is motivation? Motivation is said to be the driving force by which humans achieve their goals. To achieve these types of goals, you must be willing to work extra hard and punch any & all obstacles in the fucking face. Bruce Lee threw thousands of punches and kicks daily,… Read More »

Fight the Enemy between your ears Darius Foroux

How To Fight The Enemy That Lives Between Your Own Two Ears

One of the main things I’ve learned about life is that before you conquer the external world, you have to master the inner world of your mind. You might have all kinds of awesome goals. “I want to buy a Lambo.”“I want to feed starving people.”“I want to fly to the moon.” No problem. The enemy lies not in the outside world. It’s not money, people, or opportunity that’s holding… Read More »

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7 Steps: Coming to Clarity from Confusion

Fighting what truly is + denial = suffering

If you’re confused or you know someone who is, here are 7 steps to help you gain clarity or be okay with the fact that you’re confused. Lessons learned from my own experience. Feel free to share your comments too. A Sandstorm in the Desert – we might want something to be what it isn’t – It’s called forcing your will. My mother would have called that ‘wishful thinking’ and… Read More »