When I was twenty years old, I got a job at a gym in West Hollywood called Crunch Fitness. West Hollywood is gay central with rainbow flags hanging everywhere. I had no clue. None. Zero.
If you're in the middle of a busy workday or if you have young, demanding toddlers around, you might find it impossible to carve out even 30 minutes to meditate or do yoga. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day.
I quit my job at Dell, crammed some stuff into a backpack, and went to Southeast Asia (and a few other places) for about six weeks. Not exactly "traveling the world" as we only went to a few countries, but it was more of a backpacker/adventure travel experience than I had ever had previously.
There really isn't a class that you can take, or a way to mentally prepare for all of the ups and downs that can occur when dealing with your significant others ex, specifically when it comes to their children.
The battle with anxiety and stress is an uphill battle, but it is up to us to ensure that we do not let it take us down. Listen to your body and do not let stress take you down.
To the uninitiated, meditation appears mysterious and downright strange. To the well-practiced however, it's just a normal part of their daily routine. So how does meditation really work, and how are you supposed to do it?
During my cancer journey, I was able to see my heart on a screen during a test in which I was injected with radioactive dye, so they could trace the f...
The irony is that change is the only sure thing -- which is why being able to shift your interpretation of it is going to be far more helpful than any effort to stop change from happening. Here are some ways to start to make that shift, and reduce the negative effects of the stress of change.
The most critical step is listening -- not just listening to the words but to the story behind the words. The backstory is where we learn about other people so we truly understand where they are coming from.
Greenery and scenery of Sykkylven, Norway. All photographs by Hanne Suorza. Stepping out on our terrace this morning, I smile. The sight of the gol...
Setbacks are a natural consequence of taking a risk. You won't hit a home run every time, but putting yourself out there and becoming vulnerable makes you ahead of the person who does nothing.
A few years ago I went on a journey in Nepal. From the moment you land in Kathmandu, taxi drivers ask absurd sums of money for very short rides, merchants charge you a lot more because you're a foreigner.
On Summer Solstice, when the light is the longest, extend your soul to el sol. Plunge back into the ancient visceral knowing that the cosmos celebr...
This is my fifteenth Father's Day without my dad. He died of heart failure, a couple of months shy of his 79th birthday. He took his last breath quite peacefully while I sat by his bedside. He was gone. And so was a family history I'd neglected to plumb.
Whatever ounce of peace that is left in my heart, I give it to our brothers and sisters in need in Charleston. To lose one's life because of a hate crime is horrifying. To lose one's life to a hate crime in a holy place of worship stems from the ultimate act of cowardice and hatred.
It's very refreshing to know that mindfulness has grown over the years and has entered the mainstream today as one of the many ways of demonstrating prayer.
Typically, people who have anger problems also have pride problems. You may need to swallow your pride, humble yourself, and seek help before it's too late.
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!
The hydrangeas still bloomed when Mario Alberico opened his back door in November 2013 and took what he thought could very well be his last walk outside.