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Jon Kabat Zinn

A Chaotic Yet Peaceful Journey to Be With Jon Kabat-Zinn

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 11.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Craig E. Sherman

There were no off-color expletives or rude hand gestures; although, considering the events of that evening, such behavior would have certainly been un...

Mindfulness Health Insurance: How We Heal the System (And Ourselves)

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

It's time we joined our Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and started leveraging health solutions at the site of greatest opportunity: the individual. Mindfulness can unlock this vast and under-utilized health resource. So what is mindfulness?

Living with a Joyful Spirit and a Wise Heart

Michaela Haas | Posted 11.10.2015 | Religion
Michaela Haas

For us in the West especially, where there is so much self-judgment, ambition and confusion. To have compassion and loving kindness be the basis for wise attention changes everything.

Nov.15th: A Meeting of the Mindful

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Sigman

A momentous meeting of the mindful will take place this Sunday (November 15) when pioneers of the Western meditation and mindfulness movements come to...

5 Ways to Live a More Spiritual Life

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

How do we take our spiritual practice and live it every day? Those of us who are committed to a spiritual path can sometimes feel split in two. The...

A Meeting of the Mindful

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Sigman

A momentous meeting of the mindful will take place November 15 when pioneers of the Western meditation and mindfulness movements come together for Liv...

Moving From 'Middle Road' to Mindfulness

Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D. | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D.

When you feel your emotions become excessively excited or sinking too low, see or feel yourself reaching for your net and trapping those emotions, gently bringing them back to reside in the center region between chest and navel.

The Mindfulness Summit -- You're Invited

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Steven Crandell

Two 30-something Australians have decided to throw a mindfulness party for the world. It starts Oct. 1, lasts all month and costs nothing. They ca...

Mindfulness: Do You Have the Courage to Surrender?

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Steven Crandell

As a kid, I dreaded having to say, "uncle." Red-faced and sweating, I would struggle with all my strength to avoid getting pinned on the playgroun...

Can We Make Every Day an Extraordinary Day?

Lola Reed | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Lola Reed

Have you had a lightning bolt moment in your life? Did you decide to shift your perspective? Let me know about your experience and your journey so far.

How Gratefulness Leads to Mindfulness

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.25.2015 | 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 pain...

Mindfulness: A Declaration Of Health Independence

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Mindfulness is more than a great way to get healthy and stay healthy. It's a process of discovery -- full of solace and revelation. And your relationships, your work and your play will all benefit.

The Morning Ritual That Sets The Course For Your Entire Day

Posted 07.02.2015 | OWN

Scientist Jon Kabat-Zinn is best known for creating the groundbreaking program Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, which is available in more than 700...

Michael Jordan's Mindfulness Meditation Coach: The Secret Weapon of Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and You

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Woo-woo or not, compassion is needed today more than ever, and perhaps mindfulness can help bring us there. Through Mumford's book, we can all learn to be Mindful Athletes in our day-to-day lives.

4 Steps to Backyard Yoga Bliss

Mel Sellick | Posted 06.03.2015 | 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.

Your Best Day Every Day: The Potential of Mindfulness

Steven Crandell | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

You see, mindfulness isn't about perfection or reaching some artificial standard. It starts -- and continues -- with the simple daily decision that you want to become aware of what's really going on in you and in your life.

Caring Mindfulness

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Matthieu Ricard

The practice of mindfulness, based in particular on the method of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and has become immensely successful.

Why Your Best Thinking Always Seems To Happen In The Shower

OWN | Posted 04.14.2015 | OWN

Have you ever felt like your best thinking happens while you're in the shower? It may seem like a relatively unusual place for brainstorming and intro...

How To Make Sure You Don't Miss Life's Most Beautiful Moments

OWN | Posted 04.13.2015 | OWN

In our fast-paced, stressed-out, keep-it-moving culture, many people have chosen to slow down and embrace the concept of mindfulness. The ancient prac...

Read This If You Think Meditation Doesn't Work For You

OWN | Posted 04.13.2015 | OWN

Meditation has a wealth of well-documented physical and emotional benefits, from helping to relieve stress and anxiety to managing pain and chronic il...

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: An Interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Suza Scalora | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

It was during a meditation retreat thirty-five years ago that Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living, Wherever You Go, There You Are, and other books had a vision that shaped his life's work. This meditative insight, a mere ten seconds long, led to the creation of an entire clinical program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center which came to be known as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, also known as MBSR. This powerful program takes the form of an eight-week course, which utilizes the ancient practices of yoga and meditation in order to improve the quality of one's life and health. Dr. Kabat-Zinn has spoken to sold out audiences around the world about the power of the present moment and how to access it using MBSR amidst the seeming chaos of our daily lives.

I Thought I Knew What Was Best For My Son, But He Had Other Ideas

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Wolfe

I don't see his homework every night, I only hope he's using the washing machine once in awhile and I have to trust that he's eating his vegetables every day.

How Mindfulness Is Revolutionizing Mental Health Care

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.23.2015 | Science

More than 350 million people globally suffer from depression, and 1 in 13 people around the world have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Overal...

Does Social Media Foment Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Ira Israel | Posted 02.03.2015 | Technology
Ira Israel

Anyone who measures his or her self-worth by the facade he or she fabricates on the Internet -- or by his or her material possessions and status symbols -- or by the Facebook and Instagram LIKEs he or she receives for posting selfies -- is a disaster looking for a place to happen.

Which Wisdom Teachers Have Been Most Influential for You?

Dani Matthews | Posted 01.13.2015 | Education
Dani Matthews

I took some time to think back to my childhood, such a key time for development, and discovered my Dad is one of my greatest wisdom teachers. Here's what I've learnt from him and try to live by.