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A Life Well Lived

Fifty years ago, Jim Whittaker became the first American to summit Mt. Everest.  Today he's still an adventurer and and avid environmentalist.  He was the first full-time employee of REI, and retired as President and CEO after 25 years with the company. He has a couple of things to say. And we're all ears.   "Being out on the edge, with everything at risk, is where you learn and grow the most." - Jim Whittaker           Above Video:  A Life Well Lived | Jim Whittaker & 50 Years of Everest from Eric Becker on Vimeo. [Read more]

The Coffinmaker and The Final Resting Place

green coffin maker The idea that one’s life work should be fulfilling and meaningful is part of many people’s modern-day deliberations.  This beautiful short film speaks to tha...
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10 Ways Science Proves Mindfulness Can Change Your Life

science and mindfulness Mindfulness Meditation is a simple yet powerful practice that has been practiced for thousands of years, and despite it’s solid reputation to improve quality of lif...
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The Beauty of Nothingness – Alan Watts

The Beauty of Nothingness Imagine for a moment, that all your worldly belongings, all your achievements and attainments, (along with the importance of them)… Imagine all of them completely vanis...
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Stop Trying To Fix Yourself, You Were Never Broken w/ Jeff Foster


Habitually, we rush to avoid pain, sorrow, frustration and fear; we distract ourselves from these very natural energies, label them as 'wrong' or 'bad' or 'negative' or 'unspiritual', or even meditate or medicate them away. Sometimes even trying to 'fix', 'accept' or 'heal' something within ourselves can be a subtle form of resistance! When, just for a moment, we make the radical commitment of not trying to fix ourselves and each other, and simply allowing things to be as they [Read More]

Glad.is Recommends The Wake Up Festival August 20–24, 2014


As it’s name might imply, the Wake Up Festival is hailed as the “festival to wake up together at.”  This festival is dedicated to a core principle of life:  That we CAN live with an open heart, aware and in gratitude to the singular beauty of each moment.  If we could only recommend ONE retreat or festival to our readers, friends and family, this would be it. It’s truly an event like no other, taking place August 20th to 24th, 2014 [Read More]

Tiny Time Machines


 Stealing Time Back by Garni Sohrabian. once upon a time, before clocks told the time not yet tomorrow, after yesterday the time is now, the day today the clockmaker made a big noisy clock strange it was and said tick tock tick tock the time bandit, one noisy day heard so much noise he could not play he broke the clock to be free and made it look like infinity Garni Sohrabian started a shoe company with a friend right after college. It grew into into nineteen countries and everyone [Read More]

Take the plunge, marry yourself. Proclaim that you are fabulous!


Go on, take the plunge! Marry someone who completely deserves your unconditional love... yourself! Glad.is friends and all-round wonderful human beings Jeffrey Levin and Bonnie Powers, want to spread more love in the world, and have set out to get people to “take the plunge and marry yourself.” Having conducted a number of self-weddings, this husband and wife team are out to grow this idea in as many ways as possible. They see the self-wedding idea as a movement that spreads happiness. [Read More]

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