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Learn to be Grateful and Live in the Moment

Today is a Gift So Be Grateful

You think this is just another day in your life? It’s not just another day – it’s the one day that’s given to you TODAY. It’s a gift and the only appropriate response is gratefulness. We’re big on gratutude at Live in the Present. We all have day to day issues to deal with but, […]

In the Moment

This New Yorker cartoon made us chuckle. You may be in the moment, but which moment? Take a peak at our new book for ideas on how to live in the present.

You Have Choice

You must have the strong belief to be self-motivated for belief is a great motivator. It is in fact the most powerful force in the world. If you resolutely believe that you are going to achieve great success in life, you are motivated to think and behave in ways consistent with your belief and you […]

Be Mindful

Be Mindful

When you’re feeling stressed or anxious try this: Imagine carrying two heavy cases wherever you go. Of course, they’ll get in the way and make your arms and back ache. But because they belong to you, you can’t just leave them somewhere. Now imagine if one day someone says “you can leave your cases right […]

Yoshi Masuda and his Hope Cafe

Learn to be Humble

‘Don’t forget, a human sound is also a wave and it could have an impact as strong as a tsunami…’ Introducing the Hope Cafe. Wonderful. Directed/Edited/Shot by Mackenzie Sheppard mackenziesheppard.net

Jeff Harris photography project

Jeff Harris

Jeff Harris started out from writing in a journal, a common new year’s resolution to many which he said ends up to dust after a month or two, he then switched to taking photos which takes less time to do and more creative in a sense. He started taking self-photos in 1999 armed with an Olympic […]

Live in the Present NOW

The Trouble with Self Development

The Secret has a lot to answer for. Firstly, it’s sold well over 21 million copies so it’s far from a secret now. Secondly, it doesn’t work. The Secret gives the impression that if you think about something for long enough and will it hard enough then it will magically appear in front of you. […]

Frank Chimero

This Do Lectures talk by graphic designer, teacher and writer Frank Chimero is wonderfully titled: Do Things the Long, Hard, Stupid Way. Warning: This talk contains optimism. And it’s contagious. Frank Chimero’s inspirational talk on the long, hard, stupid way. And why we all should pursue it.

Roadside Attractions

Here’s a great lesson courtesy of our friends in Norway in appreciating the journey as much as the destination. In 2005, Norway began building “national tourist routes” along its particularly scenic areas, laying down quality standards for the roads to retain this status, and constructing more than 100 rest areas. But these aren’t your typical […]