Speedlinking: 07 January 2013


Hi readers,

Firstly, happy new year!

I wish you the best mindset and lots of meaningful experiences for 2013.

“Growing The Roots Of Happiness” hasn’t celebrated its first year of existence yet, but its audience is increasing rapidly, I’m happy to count you among those who’ll be able to say they have seen this project start :)

I’d also like to share a few websites/blog that I’ve discovered and liked, so you can start this year with material to support your efforts toward more happiness and growth:


I’m a huge fan of Steve Pavlina, if you’re into self-help, you might like what he’s been delivering since 2004: http://www.stevepavlina.com/

For those not familiar with Leo Babauta and his Zen Habits, he’s worth the bookmarking: http://zenhabits.net/ 

A promising self-help blog has just been born, I really like the author’s clear writing style: http://www.youeverysecond.com/

Getting inspired:

Corny quotes are all over the internet, but you can get more than just online fluff thanks to real authors like:

– Les Floyd: http://lesism.blogspot.fr/

– James Altucher: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/

Also: try to pay “Letters of Note” a visit, this website collects letters from various artists/writers, some of them are brilliant:


Online marketers claim that they’ll get you enlightened in 2 secs if you register to their “meditation” website, they don’t know what they’re talking about.

You’re better off playing around with:
http://www.donothingfor2minutes.com/ or checking really documented sites like: http://www.buddhanet.net/

My favorite Buddhist blog these days is David Ashton’s: http://davidmashton.blogspot.fr/


If you’re more into comics, I recommend the witty and outrageous: http://theoatmeal.com/ and if you want to share more subtle pics on your wall: http://chicquero.com/2011/11/13/stuff-no-one-told-us/

The iPhone’s terrible “autocorrect” functionality generates so many misunderstandings that there is a whole website just about that!: http://www.damnyouautocorrect.com

If you’re fond of the English language, witness how it’s being tortured in Asian countries at: http://www.engrish.com/

Music to focus/relax:

In case you’re a fan of Ambient Music, either to relax at work or for any other purpose, I recommend:



Any other website you’d like to mention?

Feel free to add them in the comment section below :)

  • http://davidmashton.blogspot.com David Ashton

    Gaël, thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate what you do on this blog – the world needs more of it. Here are 3 blogs I read regularly http://roselle-angwin.blogspot.ca/; http://zendotstudio.blogspot.ca/ and http://108zenbooks.com/.

    • Gaël Blanchemain

      Thanks, David :)
      will start following the blogs you mentioned.

  • http://www.youeverysecond.com Nicolas

    Wow Gaël!! Thanks again for the kind words :-) It’s not easy every day to have a blog, and such things really help. Plus, i discovered James Altucher, I didn’t know about him!
    Hope you don’t find my encouraging quotes ‘too corny’ … any feedback appreciated!

    • Gaël Blanchemain

      You’re doing a great job and I’m sure your blog will help an increasing number of people. Nice being connected :)

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