After many years of neglecting sleep's importance in our lives, we've entered a golden age of sleep studies. Christian Benedict, a neuroscientist at Uppsala University in Sweden, is helping lead this scientific movement, with a particular emphasis on how sleep is connected to performance in school.
Now that we are learning that a more compassionate workplace results in more positive work relationships, increased cooperation, better customer relations, and reduced stress, the question begs to be asked: What steps can we take to develop or increase a compassionate workplace?
In the midst of young motherhood, I believed that having well-behaved kids, ones who didn't make waves, meant that I was being a good mom. And while I think that polite words and gentle hearts make the world go round, what changes the world, what also matters, is confidence.
My family and I beg her to come home. We selfishly want her to be back in New York, or at least I do. I want to see her more. I want my friends to meet her, and hear all the interesting things she knows. And yet, in my heart I know that she should stay... at least for now.
It doesn't matter if you go for a stroll or sit back and put your feet up with a nice glass of wine. Everyone needs some relaxation time to relieve stress and calm the mind and body. And if in that time, you can also add a few laughs, sing a few songs or dance a few steps, so much the better.
Yoga and breath helped me undo the binds in my body, spirit and mind. I began to love my uniqueness.
What is the number one thing you could start doing now that would have the most positive impact on your life and the people around you? Let's start with that today.
It's easy to admire someone's beauty in the full bloom of life. Oren was in the late autumn of his existence, yet somehow managed to put summer to shame.
The practices millions of Westerners now turn to for alternative health and wellness therapies were intentionally eradicated from parts of India to the point that lineages were broken and thousand-year-old traditions lost.
Feeling loved is the one thing we all want. It provides a safe and comforting feeling. With intimate and genuine relationships, our world is opened up and we don't feel alone. With this support, we don't value material possessions as highly and feel more centered and grateful.
When we're confronted with news that could be good or bad, our minds tend to side with the bad. And the important thing to note is, we've programmed ourselves with this mindset of worry and fear.
I used to say when it was snowing that the "the angels were brushing their hair." This year, the angels have really let their hair down, giving much of the country a cold shoulder. If hell actually froze ever over it may have been this winter.
While ignoring your bad habits may help you feel good initially, that avoidance will eventually catch up to you. When you don't address the unproductive and unhealthy things you're doing alongside your good habits, you'll stagnate.
What we need to understand in the context of active Son meditation, however, is that when we meditate while walking, it's not a meditation about walking. There is no contemplative study of the physical act of walking. And it's not slow either.
So my prayer today is this. That I stop defining myself by my doing, and start defining myself by my being. That I stop measuring time by the clock on the wall, and start measuring it by the experiences I share with those around me. And that I stop seeing my life as "busy," and instead, see it for what it truly is. Full.
We all have some part of us that needs forgiving in order to heal, but for some reason, most of us fight it with all we have.