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When you spend 4+ hours on a golf course, it pays to pay attention to how you are mentally approaching the round Happiness is a long walk with a putter -Greg Norman Golf is such a mental game. We can all spend hours on the course and the range, but an often overlooked component of golf is the mental aspect. How are you handling the ups and downs of the game. Getting into a flow in golf, and maintaining through 4+ hours is critical to having a great round. Think about your best round. What was different about it. Our guess is that it you just played the game and didn’t create huge ups and downs for yourself. When we...

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7 Simple Steps to Meditation

This is not meant to be an exhaustive guide  but rather a quick cliff notes version of how you would start to meditate.  Look, there is no perfect way.    Be as you are, do your best and don’t be hard on yourself.  Without further ado: 1. Create a time and a space: choose a time each day that you can practice your meditation.  Ideally this is a quiet space so you are distraction free   2. Set your timer, starting with as little as 2-3 minutes and over time you can work up to 10 minutes and longer 3. Find a comfortable sitting position.  Sitting cross legged on a zafu or meditation cushion promotes the right posture for your...

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Buckwheat vs Kapok

This is not meant to be an exhaustive guide  but rather a quick cliff notes version of how you would start to meditate.  Look, there is no perfect way.    Be as you are, do your best and don’t be hard on yourself.  Without further ado: 1. Create a time and a space: choose a time each day that you can practice your meditation.  Ideally this is a quiet space so you are distraction free   2. Set your timer, starting with as little as 2-3 minutes and over time you can work up to 10 minutes and longer 3. Find a comfortable sitting position.  Sitting cross legged on a zafu or meditation cushion promotes the right posture for your...

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Headspace & Calm

Summary: both apps are very good at helping you start or continue meditation. Interface The Calm interface can best be described as very modern with a nature feel. There are nature backgrounds that you can utilize, and the flow of the app feels very current. There are several buckets that Calm organizes it’s content into, including sleep | meditate | music | other The other category is a little bit of a catch-all, including kids, masterclass (world renowned meditation experts), body and breathe. Calm buckets out things a little more broadly at the top level, whereas Headspace will creatively label each category to a lower level. For example, to find “Personal Growth” in Calm, you would click into the Meditate...

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Why Organic Cotton Matters

Organic cotton matters. There are many pros to organic cotton.   A few to start:  first, it uses far less water.  Beyond that, the crops aren’t treated with pesticides, insecticides, herbicides or genetically modified organisms.  Obviously these toxins are harmful to consumers, but consider the impact to farmers, workers and wildlife ecosystems as well.   Some statistics that are revealing:  <1% of all cotton is organic grown cotton uses more insecticides than other crop in the world cotton producers use as much as 25% of the worlds insecticides these pesticides kill people, approximately 20,000 people each year according to the World Health Organization Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic...

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