A Zen Master Reveals the Giveaway Signs of a Toxic Person and the Most Powerful Way to Deal With Them – Ideapod blog

“The deeper your present moment peace gets, the easier it’ll be to react non- passionately when confronted with hostility. As this gets better, you can begin to realize more deeply just how much someone has to be suffering internally in order to have such harsh reactions. With enough insight, you can develop your empathy and compassion based off this knowledge and these also help you remain even more peaceful in the present moment.

Eventually, with enough compassion and insight on your side, you can begin to extinguish the fires of hostility by extinguishing anger with patience and understanding… It’s hard to continue treating someone harshly when they continue treating you well. In helping them relieve these feelings, you not only help them but you also help yourself, since you no longer have to deal with them as they were.”

Source: A Zen Master Reveals the Giveaway Signs of a Toxic Person and the Most Powerful Way to Deal With Them – Ideapod blog

The Daily Teacher Podcast – Episode 9 – This Too Shall Pass

In today’s podcast, I talk about those really horrible days where everything seems to go wrong…and some strategies to deal with them.

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Some important stuff:

Intro Music: “Take a Chance” from Royalty Free by Kevin MacLeod. Released: 2013.

Outro Music: “DarxieLand” from Royalty Free by Kevin MacLeod. Released: 2013.

Check out Kevin’s other music at http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/collections.php

Why It’s Time for Humans to Slow Down | Heleo

Compassion and altruism are the keys to creating a better future and understanding what it means to be alive during humanity’s greatest crisis.

“If there’s a rhinoceros coming at a group of people full speed, everybody gets up and runs. If you say, ‘There’s a rhinoceros coming in 30 years,’ people will ask, ‘What’s the problem?’”

Source: Why It’s Time for Humans to Slow Down | Heleo

Neuroscientists Suggest These 4 Easy Ways To Create Genuine Happiness In Your Life – Ideapod blog

All of us have experienced times when a dark cloud just seems to be following us around. No matter what you do, it just seems that you can’t seem to shake off that feeling of negativity.

While we don’t want to minimize the value of medication for those who experience this on a daily basis, UCLA neuroscientist Alex Korb, author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time, has some handy insights from neuroscience that may help us feel genuinely positive and happy.

Source: Neuroscientists Suggest These 4 Easy Ways To Create Genuine Happiness In Your Life – Ideapod blog

5 Ways To Be More Giving

What do you think about when you hear the word giving? Is it money? Is it time? This article goes through some of the ways you can give during your day which not only improves the day for the receiver, but also for you (I promise this from personal experience!). If you ever feel down, giving is a great way to get back up!

Being generous is something we all know is inherently good.

We’re also, as humans, wired to be a little selfish.

But, giving is good, and tis the season to give gifts.

Beyond giving gifts this time of year, how about living with a generous spirit, one that reaches far beyond Christmas?

To live generously is to give freely, and not just with money and physical gifts.

To be truly generous we can give of our time, our hearts through a smile or kind gesture, or in the gift of patience with a difficult family member or even a complaining stranger in the check-out line.

Source: 5 Ways To Be More Giving | Brett Blair

4 Questions that Will Turn Your Day Around

Having a bad day? Feeling stuck? Today just isn’t your day? Marc and Angel share 4 questions you can ask yourself to change your attitude, and your day completely.

Source: 4 Questions that Will Turn Your Day Around

Category: Podcast The Daily Teacher Podcast – Episode 8 – New Year’s Resolutions

Wondering why there’s a New Year’s Resolution podcast in March? This is usually around the time that some people need a boost. And that’s exactly what this episode is all about.

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Some important stuff:

Intro Music: “Take a Chance” from Royalty Free by Kevin MacLeod. Released: 2013.

Outro Music: “DarxieLand” from Royalty Free by Kevin MacLeod. Released: 2013.

Check out Kevin’s other music at http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/collections.php

A Mindful Guide to Email in 20 Minutes a Day : zen habits

In Episode 3 of my podcast, I talked about how we can all learn to unplug for better mental health. In order to do that, we may need to make sure we aren’t stressed out by the possibility of important emails coming through that we’re missing out on. Odds are, we aren’t missing out on too much if we unplug for a while. But in case you need to feel productive before you can unplug, here are some excellent tips to checking and replying to your emails in a more efficient, productive way.

Plug in efficiently, so you can unplug peacefully.

Source: A Mindful Guide to Email in 20 Minutes a Day : zen habits

The Daily Teacher Podcast – Episode 6 – Senses and Sense-ability

In this podcast, I talk about the experience of really focusing our senses to uncover a world of details that we usually miss. That and, I make a lame attempt at embarrassing my girlfriend. All this and more below!

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Did my description of the food at Planta leave you hungry? It should have! Check them out below:

Twitter: @plantatoronto

Stay tuned for a new podcast every week!

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Blog: www.thedailyteacher.com

 

Some important stuff:

Intro Music: “Take a Chance” from Royalty Free by Kevin MacLeod. Released: 2013.

Outro Music: “DarxieLand” from Royalty Free by Kevin MacLeod. Released: 2013.

Check out Kevin’s other music at http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/collections.php

If Your Mind Is Always Filled With This Thought, You’ll Be More Successful

It’s normal to feel inferior from time to time. It’s a struggle that many face. However, there are many people around you who encourage you to stay strong, focused, and positive, and to stand firmly behind what you believe in. If you can hold on to those things, you’re more likely to be successful.

Source: If Your Mind Is Always Filled With This Thought, You’ll Be More Successful