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Foster + Partners sure are busy: Moscow’s Crystal Island is a new development located on the Nagatino Peninsula, edged by the Moscow River, only 7.5 km from the Kremlin. The USD 4 billion “city inside a building”, which would become one of the tallest structures on the planet, will reach 450 m into the sky, [...]

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Our Best Friend Forever, Authenticity…

Whether or not we have kids, we can encourage all kids to get excited about creating their lives…to be their most authentic selves by sharing our excitement for them, with them…yahoo!
The 6th Verse of The Tao Te Ching is called “Living Creatively”, (from “Change Your Thoughts Change your Life” by Dr. Wayne Dyer). “Whatever you [...]

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Monks do it, so can we…

Happiness takes some effort, but besides good health & love, what is more important?
“It is not possible to live happily if one does not lead a beautiful, righteous, and wise life, or to lead a beautiful, righteous, and wise life if one is not happy.”, a quote from Epicurus.   
 ”We must be the change we wish to [...]

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Bring In the Joy: Getting Out of Our Way…

The spiritual practices that I’ve studied so far, place self-mind control practices on the top of their lists for achieving happiness…In Buddhist teachings, nirvana or freedom from suffering is known as Dharma.
In ‘Training the Mind: Verse3′, (Dalailama.com), the 14th Dalai Lama shares this mantra that he uses, “May I examine my mind in all [...]

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I’ll take my mind back, thank you…

“If you don’t run your own life, someone else will”-John Atkinson.
I’ve read that for many people, the idea of taking responsibility for their lives is frightening.
I get anxiety if I think too far into the future…It’s counterproductive for any kind of creativity.
When I space out thinking of past mistakes, I feel bad too.
Alright, the present [...]

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