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Our Latest Articles

Evan Dunn

January 21, 2022

We humans hate feeling bad and will do almost anything to avoid it. This is known as emotional avoidance, or “buffering,” as I call it.

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Wanna Feel Good? Start by Getting Good at Feeling Bad

By Laura Araujo

January 17, 2022

For many of us, we’ve spent week after week wasting time – mostly unknowingly. We finish our day and don’t realize how much more we could have achieved. Not only could we have achieved more – if you’re about getting stuff done – but the quality of the experience could also’ve been far richer, engaging with tasks, and experiences so much more intentionally, taking care of our body and brain. 

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Your Ability to Focus Determines: Are You A Tourist or a Traveler?

By Claudia Lopez

January 15, 2022

Here’s Why You Might Want To Develop a Kink (Even If Your Sex Life Is Already Great)

By Laura Araujo

January 5, 2022

Dinacharya – The Morning Practice We All Could Benefit From

Meditation & Breathwork

The Routine Reset

Meditation is undeniably powerful. But while some estimate that over 400 million people have tried meditating, many people struggle to make it a consistent practice. The reason may be that you just haven't found the right fit. This special, 7-day mini-program will take you on a tour of the world of meditation and help you find a type that fits you like a trusty pair of jeans!



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Focus & Productivity

The Routine Reset

An excerpt and exercise from our full six-week, neuroscience-based program, The Focus Factor, that will help you reset, declutter, and revamp your routine to put yourself on the path to finding your own purpose-driven focus.



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Coming Soon!

The Routine Reset

Is a Lack of Focus Keeping You From Achieving Everything You Want? It's time to break through the steady stream of distractions keeping you from becoming the best you possible. The Focus Factor™ is The MAPS Institute's new 6-week online program that will help you: - Understand the brain science that explains how you‘ve undermined past attempts to improve your focus — and how to use that knowledge to rewire your brain - Learn the specific choices you can make and actions you can take to slowly, but consistently turn your brain into a focus machine - Layer specific tactics and tools on top of these foundational activations to channel and direct your focused energy so that you can achieve the life you want



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Meet Laura.

I created MAPS not because I have some secret remedy or because I think I have it all figured out. I created it because I have observed what happens around me when I embrace this idea of creating a personal daily practice of life. I have found that when I actively foster it within my life and practice it without fear of its uncertainty, that is when everything comes together and I find that I am living my best life.

And that is what I want to share with you.

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