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Splashpress acquires The Daily Mind

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

One of the most popular niches in blogging these days is one pioneered by Zen Habits, a blog dedicated to giving spiritual and healthy living tips to people in their everyday lives:

…achieving goals, productivity, being organized, GTD, motivation, eliminating debt, saving, getting a flat stomach, eating healthy, simplifying, living frugal, parenting, happiness, and successfully implementing good habits…

Owing to the success of Zen Habits, there have been a lot of rather lame imitations being churned out in blogosphere. Such imitations have lacked the basic authenticity and author experience to genuinely help others embark on a healthy, spiritual journey in everyday life. However, we believe that The Daily Mind is a blog that is an exception to this and that it is as good, if not better, than Zen Habits itself in the content that it offers up. This is the reason that we have recently acquired the blog and added it to our lifestyle network.

Of course, the success and authenticity of The Daily Mind is all about the author. And this is why it was crucial to us that The Daily Minder himself agreed to stay on and keep writing and managing the blog over the long-term. It is his passion for the subject and his genuine wish to help others that makes this blog so special and without him, surely the community would feel let down and abandoned. One can see this passion not only in the obvious effort given to the researching and writing of the posts, but also in the follow-up comments and threads. One can also see how much joy this has brought to the very loyal community and their appreciation of all the advise and tips they are getting.

Here are some of the most popular posts from The Daily Mind:

And here is the Daily Minder in his own words:

The Daily Minder - The mind behind The Daily Mind

Hello there. My name is The Daily Minder and I am the real person behind The Daily Mind.

I made this page to show you a little bit about who I am and why I created this blog. Here is my brief biography.

A Brief Biography of The Daily Minder

Early Years
A quiet boy born into a middle class family, The Daily Minder grew up in a nice suburb in a small city. During his primary school years he spent his time playing sport and video games like any normal boy. However, at around age 10 he had a sudden epiphany while watching his sad father go to work – there must be more to life than school, study, money and jobs. Desperate to find something meaningful in his life he began reading books and studying ancient eastern martial arts.

Throughout high school The Daily Minder continued his martial arts studies, taking particular interest in Chinese Kung Fu. He trained long hours both before and after school in an attempt to reach a level of deep inner peace.

Spiritual Journeys
In the first year of high school he was given a Buddhist book which he read with much energy. This book triggered a love of Eastern philosophy and before long he was reading the works of Buddha, Confucius and the Taoist masters. However, it was the Tibetan Buddhist teachings that mostly captivated his imagination and a few weeks after high school ended he travelled to North India to meet and study with the exiled Tibetan Buddhist monks and yogis. He has returned to North India every year since.

Work Life
He soon realized, however, that he needed a job. He could not live as a hermit his entire life. He found simple work and quickly discovered that a 9 to 5 job was not spiritually satisfying. Depressed and sad he worked the job like a zombie, wishing he could be back in the mountains meditating.

The second epiphany occurred in early 2007 when The Daily Minder realized that all the buddhist, zen, taoist and philosophical teachings of the world could be applied to everyday work. Suddenly his ordinary work became a living meditation. A balance between spiritual life and the rat races was possible.

Creation of The Daily Mind
The Daily Mind was created to share his experience with others and help him learn more about a happy work and a full life. The Daily Mind is an online outlet. A place to share, ask questions and laugh. A place to help make the daily grind meaningful. It covers many topics including:

  • Happiness at work
  • Success and making money
  • Workplace humor, jokes and entertaining stories
  • Using work as a spiritual and meditative tool
  • Productivity and workplace hacks
  • Anything to help make the daily grind meaningful

You can join The Daily Minder and the community of Mindful Workers by subscribing to the feed and via Twitter. Additionally, there is an FAQ section at the blogs, giving answers both to specific questions about the blog and about how to attain happiness!

You can also download a fabulous free eBook , written by the Daily Minder himself:

Enlightened Stress Relief

Are you constantly stressed, anxious and depressed? Do you dread getting out of bed in the morning because work is the last place on Earth that you want to be? Are you constantly snapping at family and friends because you can’t get a grip on your stress?

If so then this FREE eBook is exactly what you need.

This 100% FREE 22 page eBook is called Enlightening Stress Relief and in it you will find:

  • My experiences of how Tibetans deal with stress
  • Ancient meditative techniques that will help you cope with stress
  • Practical solutions to workplace anxiety
  • Simple meditations you can do at home or at work when stress arises
  • The one drink that really conquers stress
  • The Buddha and Tibet’s greatest masters philosophy on stress
  • One YouTube video that will change how you deal with stress forever
  • The one internal change you can make to finally deal with stress
  • Much, much more.

We at Splashpress Media are very happy and proud to be able to continue
The Daily Mind‘s journey and quest to bring happiness into peoples’ everyday lives. It is indeed a place for everyone to learn, grow and smile 🙂