I think it's important to remind yourself that the things you do each day are not burdens, they are opportunities. So often, the things we view as work are actually the reward. Embrace your constraints. Fall in love with boredom. Do the work.
Meditation isn't a one-size-fits-all kinda thing. I always recommend that you start somewhat loose. Commit without overcommitting or feeling like to you have to force it.
I created this group of black and white images to depict states of mind we are all familiar with.
While establishing a gratitude practice requires intention and persistence, it is relatively easy to do. If you have a journal, you can start writing down three good things that happened every day and what made them special.
A sure way to make yourself less productive is to artificially limit your individual sleep needs. We can't do without sleep. But can we do without dreams? The scientific evidence is less clear on this point.
As people who are entrusted with so much responsibility, professional helpers should conduct themselves according to a standard that prohibits them from providing services that they themselves need.
By analogy, DNA is hardware, but epigenetics -- literally "above genetics" -- is software. All manner of factors -- lifestyle, diet, habits, and so on -- influence gene expression by "tagging" sections of the genetic code as "on" or "off."
A larger question that the release of the tapes raises -- given that their exposure clearly comes with a price -- indeed any coverage of such incidents does -- is what ultimately can and should come of it.
What does self-deception mean? As RadioLab's story suggests, self-deceivers are not only more successful, but often happier. Go figure.
This is an interview with Natalie Cielle, who has taught over 250 classes to incarcerated youth and adults, and trained over 125 yoga teachers to tea...
The way a person manages and expresses feelings can make or break their mental health, as well as the effectiveness of an entire team. Here's what studies have taught us.
We tried shifting our wake-sleep cycles so they were more in sync with the rest of nature. We slowly switched most evenings to quiet reading, meditating or relaxing before sleep rather than seeking out the stimulation of computers, hyperkinetic TV and films or other media before bed.
When health care systems are designed with the aim of ensuring the most vulnerable patients receive timely, accessible, high quality care, the result is a better, safer health care experience for every single one of us.
The key to being with fear is in contacting what is here now, rather than trying to push it away. Here's a story from the river that helps us understand that. In kayaking, you learn about what is called a keeper hole.
Emotional experiences clearly affect memory. At the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy many people shared their memories of whe...
We all face challenges in life and Boomers are seriously being buffeted from all directions at once. It is possible to create more happiness in your life but it takes real work.
Over the last decades, social scientists have cataloged the many different factors that lead to shopper irrationality, and Black Friday touches on nearly that entire list.
Because when you are mindful, you are aware that you have choices. You can choose the words you use. You can choose the actions you take. When you are not mindfully awake, you are reacting all the time and trapped in an illusion that it is all happening to you.
Ever since Star Wars, we've increasingly gone more and more towards movies that convince us that we are secretly more powerful and more interesting than the world lets on. We can not get enough of that story!
A dream can rarely be fully understood and interpreted, but the process of trying to understand your dreams matters.