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Live in the Present

8 Easy Tricks to Be More Present

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

I've spent just enough time living in the present to know that Deepak Chopra speaks the truth when he says: Life gives you plenty of time to do wha...

Three Simple Steps to Get You Out of Your Head and Into the Moment

Kevin Seldon | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin Seldon

Clear your mind and make a choice to do whatever comes next. Step out of autopilot and take back the controls. I have no idea where you will end up, but I can assure you that you'll be present when you get there.

On Being Content...

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 12.26.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

If you believe being content comes from acquiring luxurious material possessions, living in the best homes money can buy, having all the technological gadgets on the market, and so forth, this is not the case. In fact, it is just the opposite.

Time, Vacations and Routine: A Brief Meditation

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

In the practice of meditation we learn that the process of breathing grounds us in the body.

2 Mind-Blowingly Simple Exercises To Help You Stay Present

OWN | Posted 03.25.2014 | OWN

Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle believes in the practice of staying present. The author of A New Earth and The Power of Now acknowledges the challenge...

Live in the Present and Enjoy the Journey of Life

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 12.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

Life is most enjoyable and meaningful when you are present in every moment. Living in the past or future, as we often do, only serves to drain your spirit. The past, whether successful or full of failures, is done and over with. You can't change it. Worrying about the future is also a burden.

Sept. 11 Reminds Us That Our Life Is Right Now

Penny Love | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

If there is a thimbleful of good that came out of the truckload of devastation from Sept. 11, not that it would be worth it in any way, we all did snap out of our zombie mode and realized, even if only briefly, that our life is right now. And that's what I want to say today.

You Can't Predict the Future, Which Should Make You Very Happy

Valerie Alexander | Posted 10.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

The future is uncertain, so be happy now, regardless of your bad day, week or year. Next time you can't find a parking spot, or miss a plane, or have your plans hindered, before you get mad, remember that this could be the best thing that ever happens to you

Why Things Are Never Good Enough for You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Life is really just a whole bunch of "right now" moments strung together. If this moment is not what we want, and we constantly find ourselves waiting for a better future -- minutes or years from now -- then we're really just accepting our own unhappiness all the time.

The One Realization That Changed My Outlook On Life

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 06.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Allison Berkowitz

No two people deal with stres the same -- and as I'm seeing now -- and many people don't deal at all. And you know what? It's all good. I believe we all get where we need to go eventually.

Your Past Need Not Become Your Future

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Today is a very special day. It has never happened before and it will never happen again. And we have no idea what will come next. What a great day just to be here. To show up now. The perfect day to let the past rest where it is and let the future take care of itself.

How Your Desire for Control May Be Preventing You From Living in the Present

Minh Chau | Posted 04.13.2013 | College
Minh Chau

The only moment that is guaranteed to us is now. This very second. Then why do we always find ourselves contemplating about a past that we cannot change or worrying about a future that may not happen?

No Time Like the Present

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

The woulda, coulda, shoulda of life can so quickly steal our "now time." We are either being caught in the past or projecting too much into the future.

Dividends of a Difficult Mind

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Levithan

Most days, I am attempting peaceful coexistence with my ego mind. Knowing that I have a higher mind helps, but the voices of the lower mind chatter and yell as if they are the masters of my universe.

If It Goes So Fast Then For G-d's Sake, Let Me Enjoy It Now!

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Even when we have what we want, we still can't land in this moment. We cling to the illusion that there are indeed a set of circumstances that, once we achieve them, will finally, miraculously make this moment inhabitable.

Living Between Life and Death

Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D.

Here I sit every day with the exciting and unpredictable life of this ivy plant on my left and a reminder of peaceful smile of death on my right. And that's where I live. That's where we all live.

Now Doesn't Last Forever

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

When it comes to our empty nest, absence will make the heart grow fonder. And when it comes to life in general, I suspect that presence makes the heart grow richer.

The Ride of Your Life Doesn't Start Somewhere Down the Road

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The older I grow the more I know this moment is as good as it gets because it's the only moment I have, so why not live in it as deeply and richly as I can.

A Mindfulness Practice To Help You Live In The Now

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The reality is tomorrow has always been uncertain; perhaps we just weren't as obsessed with it as we are now. For many, there is quite an attachment to "the way it used to be."