Jedi Mind: Awareness, Focus, Brain Training

The Princess Bride Guide to Beating All Odds

If you’re like me (and probably a few million others), The Princess Bride was a movie that captured your imagination as a child or young adult.

There are so many reasons that The Princess Bride is awesome, but as I rewatched it the other day (just cuz), I realized the thing that grabbed me most in this story is the ability to stay focused and fully committed to a purpose, even against overwhelming odds.

As I watched, point-for-point, how Westley …

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Meditation Superman Style–Find your Fortress of Solitude

If you’re reading the League of Awesomeness posts, I’ll risk assuming that you already know of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude.

If not, the quick origin story is this (the simplest of a few versions): A small crystalline artifact was entrusted in the escape pod that bore the baby Superman away from his dying planet of Krypton to Earth.

Years later on Earth, the adult Superman activates this crystal artifact in the Arctic wastelands, and out of it grows an entire …

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Ralphie’s 7 Rules for Staying Healthy & Happy Through the Holidays

You’ll shoot your eye out!

Theme song to listen to while reading

As we pass the mid-point of December, like clockwork I start to get a head-to-toe current of electric excitement. Is it the anticipation of time off? Is it the promise of presents? Is it the fabulous feasting?

Nay, it is the seasonal arrival of Ralphie’s adventure through kid-dom that we fondly know as A Christmas Story.

December marks my annual trip to the Parker family’s home of …

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5 Ways to tell if you are a real-life Superhero

You’re a real Superhero. Hey, you don’t have to convince me–I see you inspired and active all over the place:

• Using your detective skills like Batman to hunt down the owner of the $4,000 you found on the street

• Helping envision and implement Denmark’s first bike-only highway

• Are part of independent yet collaborative groups worldwide creating a coherent and cohesive Occupy manifesto

Or maybe the most super-heroic action of all: random acts of high-fiving kindness:

In short–…

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