AMAZING ARTISTS (part 5)

The greatest hurdle for any artist to overcome is themselves.  They must battle through criticism, self doubt, failure, lack of support, hostile people, and more in order to bring their dreams to reality. By any measure, all the artists featured here are a success. Let their work touch you, inspire you, stretch your imagination, and…

Magnificent Models and Phenoms of Photography (part 2)

Wisdom Nervous about nude photography and sexuality? That’s how many people have unfortunately learned to think. Read this brilliant open letter about how perfectly natural the human body is, and how it’s something to be appreciated. There’s no need to be embarrassed by our bodies and our sexuality. Express, experiment and enjoy! 😀 Artists The greatest hurdle…

AMAZING ARTISTS (part 4)

The greatest hurdle for any artist to overcome is themselves.  They must battle through criticism, self doubt, failure, lack of support, hostile people, and more in order to bring their dreams to reality. By any measure, all the artists featured here are a success. Let their work touch you, inspire you, stretch your imagination, and…

AMAZING ARTISTS (part 3)

The greatest hurdle for any artist to overcome is themselves.  They must battle through criticism, self doubt, failure, lack of support, hostile people, and more in order to bring their dreams to reality. By any measure, all the artists featured here are a success. Let their work touch you, inspire you, stretch your imagination, and…

AMAZING ARTISTS (part 2)

The greatest hurdle for any artist to overcome is themselves.  They must battle through criticism, self doubt, failure, lack of support, hostile people, and more in order to bring their dreams to reality. By any measure, all the artists featured here are a success. Let their work touch you, inspire you, stretch your imagination, and…

Magnificent Models and Phenoms of Photography (part 1)

Wisdom Nervous about nude photography and sexuality? That’s how many people have unfortunately learned to think. Read this brilliant open letter about how perfectly natural the human body is, and how it’s something to be appreciated. There’s no need to be embarrassed by our bodies and our sexuality. Express, experiment and enjoy! 😀 Artists The…

100 Ways to Improve Ourselves (and Inspire Others)

by Timothy Baril Life is an adventure in which we never stop growing. Well, we shouldn’t, but unfortunately, a lot of people do stop growing, or at least slow down considerably. Many of us get the wrong idea that the only time we really develop is in our school years, and the first short period…

AMAZING ARTISTS (part 1)

The greatest hurdle for any artist to overcome is themselves.  They must battle through criticism, self doubt, failure, lack of support, hostile people, and more in order to bring their dreams to reality. By any measure, all the artists featured here are a success. Let their work touch you, inspire you, stretch your imagination, and…

A Letter To Bad People

By Timothy Baril Dear Bad People, This is a letter to all the bad people in the world. The people who choose to be rude, crude, lazy, ignorant and selfish. The people who choose to spread pain and suffering. You are all the people make the world harder for the rest of us. To all…

Why Understanding Christmas Can Make You Happier

by Timothy Baril  Christmas isn’t always the stuff of dreams. Sometimes it falls rather short of our hopes. Maybe we’re without loved ones, or far from them this year. Maybe we’ve lost friends, or moved to a new city and don’t know anyone yet, or for whatever reason, just feel really alone this Christmas. Can you imagine…

This Is Why I Need You

by Timothy Baril This is why I need you. Every day I try to be the best person I can be. The reason I do that, is you. I want to help you become the happiest, most successful person you can be. So I share my knowledge, look for ways to make you smile and…

My 6 Friends with Dreams

In following with The 6 People I Believe In idea (My 6 here), these are My 6 Friends with Dreams: Yukari Nail Salon Lien in Osaka, Japan Yukari, you’re so talented. Your nails are fun and beautiful. I really admire you for doing something you love, and having the courage to make a life from it….

My 6

In following with The 6 People I Believe In idea, these are My 6: Philip You’ve grown up to become a really solid guy. You’ve grown stronger. Now you’ve got a wife and four kids who love you dearly and want to share your life with you. You’re fantastic about supporting your wife’s dream. Mom…

The 6 People I Believe In Movement

by Timothy Baril High self esteem is our judgement of what we’re worth as human beings, and how we feel about ourselves. Nathaniel Branden in 1969 defined self-esteem as “the experience of being competent to cope with the basic challenges of life and being worthy of happiness.” According to Branden, self-esteem is the sum of self-confidence (a feeling…

Sharing Responsibly

The above cartoon can have multiple meanings. The cartoon could represent responsible reporting. The public and the media expose what people are doing wrong, so that we might correct the mistakes in our society. When criminals of all kinds, from murderers to bankers, hurt the people around them, we let everyone know. This helps people…

Gossip and Witch Hunts

I think I’m in love with Selena Kitt. This article (Porn Hunt 2013: Gossip Boys “Researching” Porn Real Hard) is absolutely stellar. Well written, a touch of humour, truthful and persuasive. She is so smart and her blog is such a pleasure to read that it makes you want to pick up a copy of her books….

9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind

READ THIS LINK: 9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind. Self control is everything. This article has some excellent tips on how to feel more at peace, more grounded, and happier.

4 Ways We Don’t Realize We Suck at Coping With Adversity | Cracked.com

4 Ways We Don’t Realize We Suck at Coping With Adversity | Cracked.com. Adversity is something that should be tackled. Then overcome. That’s how improvement happens. We don’t want to get bogged down with every little negative thing out there and lose ourselves in immense stress over things we can’t change. But, we shouldn’t be…

10 things Japan gets awesomely right

Originally posted on SoraNews24:
At the end of our recent article listing the 10 things that we think Japan gets horribly wrong, we assured you that we’d be back soon to focus on some of the positives and introduce the things that we really, truly love about living in Japan. True to our word, we sat…