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Learning to Breathe Again

Aia Hawari | Posted 10.07.2016 | College
Aia Hawari

This final drag fills my tired lungs as the red tip of this white cancer stick glows. My mind covets the rush of this smoke, tricking my good senses to envelop in the temporary and forget that it's killing me. I feel light headed and I know I need to let it out.

Holding My Breath

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 10.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

Sometimes we are forced to open our eyes and realize the beauty that surrounds us no matter the season. The seasons are changing. I can't stop that. I can, however, embrace the unique goodness this very season offers. After all, this moment is all any of us are guaranteed. What's the use in ignoring its unique, unbridled, and nondiscriminatory beauty?

Ways to Create a Positive Day

Linda Lauren | Posted 09.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

I often think about how to start each day. My goal is to create a day to look forward to and embrace in terms of positive energy. In the fast-paced ...

The Present Is a Wonderful Gift: 8 Exercises on How to Discover It

Martín Llorens | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Martín Llorens

The following are eight exercises that you can put to practice whenever you want to consciously connect to your present and discover the only reality that truly exist in our lives, the magic behind the power of now.

What to Do When in a Shame Attack

Gabriella Taylor | Posted 09.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gabriella Taylor

Imagine this. You just f**ed up royally. Not only that, but you were busted, to boot. Now - imagine what your internal response is. Maybe it's a re...

4 Easy Steps to Take You from Stress to Bliss

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 09.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kate Bartolotta

Whatever type of work you do, we all have those days. You know, those days. The days where we've been running ourselves ragged, and it's still not e...

How to Breathe at 12,000 Feet

Kyle Bryant | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Kyle Bryant

This post was originally featured on kyleabryant.com As we cranked away at 12,000', the air became thinner and thinner. The trees disappeared. Summ...

3 Cooling Yoga Poses to Beat the Heat

Yoga Journal | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Part of the fun of steamy weather is finding the best ways to cool off. Sure, you could eat a slice of watermelon or take a dip in the pool, but yoga can also help your body beat the heat (and your mind chill out).

The Yoga of Aloha

Jennie Lee | Posted 08.11.2016 | Hawaii
Jennie Lee

In physical yoga practice, we focus on alignment in our postures and connection to our breath, in order to cultivate tranquility of body, mind and spirit. As a Yoga Therapist on the island of O'ahu, I focus on the alignment between yoga and the spirit of aloha that is so important here.

How Gratefulness Leads to Mindfulness

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Steven Crandell

I made God an offer She couldn't refuse. I would be grateful for everything in my life, all my experiences - no matter how hard, no matter how painfu...

Daily Meditation: Breathe In, Breathe Out

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Ways Music and the Senses Encourage Meditation

Linda Lauren | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

I have been meditating for the past 40+ years. This has led me on a journey to share the awareness of this relaxing and balancing practice with everyo...

The Hundred Dollar Sleep Solution

Deanna Reiter | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Deanna Reiter

My 9-year-old stepson, Quin, was having a few difficult nights of sleeping. I asked him if maybe a crystal or something might help him sleep better. ...

5 Meditation Alternatives for Anxiety (That Don't Require Sitting Still)

Amy Clover | Posted 06.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Clover

I know it can be frustrating dealing with stress and anxiety, but remember that you'll never be dealt anything that you can't handle. Growth takes stress, but it doesn't have to rule your life in the process.

7 Habits for a Stress-Free Life

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Try incorporating these seven habits and bring more peace and joy into your life. We can use the tasks and work in our lives to propel us ahead and inspire us or they can overwhelm us. By incorporating these ideas, see if life suddenly feels easier and a bit more enjoyable!

5 Ways to Break the Barrier of Fear

Joan Moran | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

With a practice of conscious responsibility, you can overcome your fears by facing them with honesty and resilience every time they come your way. It's time to break the barriers of fear, let go of excuses, take off your suit of armor and live a fearless, balanced, and healthy life.

Three Meditation Tips for Travel

Linda Lauren | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
Linda Lauren

This meditation is one I use and recommend for when I am traveling. It is designed to be done for brief intervals. The tone it encourages is happy and light, and it will trigger a more positive vibration to accompany the traveler.

Just Breath and Recognize Who's Listening

Catherine Nagle | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Whenever I come across a new book or material about spirituality, I feel that I'm in touch with something bigger than me because of the author's profound knowledge, dedication, and experience. Over the years, they've become my spiritual family by sharing their insights on love and compassion, and the power of prayer and meditation.

4 Steps to Backyard Yoga Bliss

Mel Sellick | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Mel Sellick

I'm going out on a limb and say most people don't even consider doing yoga in their backyards. Even among yogi friends, it's a rare bird that takes a mat outdoors to soak in the treasures summer serves up on the lawn.

An Afternoon With Scott Jurek

Patrick Daniel | Posted 05.27.2016 | Arts
Patrick Daniel

When Scott Jurek, world-famous athlete and dedicated vegan, visited Harvard Business School last week, his fireside chat with Jose B. Alvarez, HBS senior lecturer, revealed lessons that will make you go that extra mile.

Reduce Your Stress in Under 20 Minutes

HooplaHa | Posted 05.22.2016 | Healthy Living
HooplaHa

Are you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed? Check out the new episode of "You Should Know" with Lucia Nazzaro, a HooplaHa original series and learn ...

Daily Meditation: Air

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

5 Easy Steps for Inner Calm

Robbi Rucker | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Robbi Rucker

Life is a wild adventure. Just remember to buckle up, check your mirrors and purposefully move toward your destination. There is no complete control or omniscient knowing of what's to come; yet there is deep, passionate awareness when we choose among the many directions we can take each day towards creating inner calm.

One Thing You Can Do to Know Yourself Better

Amy Crumpton | Posted 05.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

stocksnap.io by Daniel Bowman The rain was coming down hard on the skylight in my living room just before 6 a.m. I breathed in the smell of my coff...

Daily Meditation: Come Back To Your Breath

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.23.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...