FOLLOW The ordinary mind
According to Zen master Basho, the ordinary mind has no fabrications, no biased value judgments.
That is to say, the experiences you have and the person you already are, suffice.
You may occasionally need repairs, but that adds to your character and makes you who you are.
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More and more people are nowadays consuming matcha for both its herbal flavor and health benefits.
Matcha became known in the 11th century when Buddhist monks started using it in order to...
Matcha and its health benefits
Drinking matcha has plenty of benefits, according to the studies made on the topic:
it provides beneficial antioxidants as well as polyphenols it has many active components that are good for your brain health it can reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease it cuts inflammation it slays viruses it can lower the risk of liver disease as well as the one of prostate cancer it reduces anxiety and improves focus it stimulates the memory it simulates and calms the nervous system at the same time. The taste of matcha
Everybody who has ever tried matcha will agree on the following: its taste is hard to define.
And this is precisely what makes matcha so special. It is said to feel as a mix of wine, while at the same time tasting a bit floral and bitter.
FOLLOW 6 Steps to Turn Regret Into Self-Improvement
Stop beating yourself up, and turn your emotions into action. Have you ever felt like life would be better if you had taken a different path? If only you had pursued that job, ended that relationship sooner or moved to a new city, everything would be just perfect. Nonsense, of course.
The disease of "What if" It’s human nature to linger on feelings of regret. We look back and think that missed opportunities(real or not) could have set us on a different, possibly more rewarding path. Unchecked, th... Turn regret into motivation Acknowledge how you cope with regret: ignoring it makes it more present Stop the regrets spiral, until you are ready to face the situation with more clarity Revisit the story and identify practical lessons you can learn from it Treat yourself like your ideal mentor would Ask yourself why you feel regret and work backward to identify the values that are tied up in your feelings The cure for anticipating regret isn’t feeling lousy or overthinking, but pursuing solutions, using the wisdom gained through self-reflection. Turn regret into motivation Acknowledge how you cope with regret: ignoring it makes it more present; Stop the regrets spiral, until you are ready to face the situation with more clarity; Revisit the story and identify practical lessons you can learn from it; Ask yourself why you feel regret and work backward to identify the values that are tied up in your feelings; The cure for anticipating regret isn’t feeling lousy or overthinking, but pursuing solutions, using the wisdom gained through self-reflection. FOLLOW The benefits of putting pen to paper Drawing develops the capacity for close observation, introspection, patience, and humility.
Drawing is also an important problem-solving tool, because it helps you visualize ideas and concepts.
Get in the habit of drawing Sharing or even saving your doodles isn’t important. They also don't need to be finished. Draw what’s in front of you. Any object will do. If you’re stuck on finding a subject, follow a prompt ( e.g. Inktober’s “prompt list": words are meant to spark your imagination on each day of the month). Try sketching your meeting notes. Use as few words as possible. Start with something easy like drawing on a greeting card or drawing a small caricature of your face after your signature. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN