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Living in the Moment

The Relaxing Practice You Should Make Sure You're Doing On Vacation

Christiane Wolf | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Christiane Wolf

Travel-proofing your meditation is easier that you think. The motto is, "Do something at least every couple of days." This is enough to keep you going through travel time and to pick up your daily routine once back home.

The Power of Presence in Our Lives

Tracy Crossley | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

The realization hit me that I'd allowed all of this to distract me, take me out of presence and into a place where I wasn't really dealing with me. As it shielded me from me (and my true feelings), it created underlying stress.

Savor the Season: Why Appreciating What's Around Us Ignites What's Within Us

Miriam Ava | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Decorative pumpkins in July. Avalanches of fall fashion in mid-summer. Hearty harvest recipes during high heat. Societal conditioning magnified by...

Let Your Kids Live in the Present

Michaela Fox | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Michaela Fox

Children have the extraordinary capacity to disappear into the moment.As parents, we are the gatekeepers of time. And we are preoccupied with it. We are constantly clock watching to see when we need to race out the door to the next activity.

Why You Should Rock Climb in Ruby Red Slippers

Sara Goldfarb | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldfarb

Kids don't possess the delayed gratification flaw. They want. They take. They use. And you know what? They're generally much happier than adults for it.

Moments of Focus

Lianne Bornfeld | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Lianne Bornfeld

I don't think it should matter so much how extraordinary our lives are at 21, so long as we collect as many of those delusional little moments of focus when, briefly, you feel like the whole mess of it all somehow makes complete sense.

Is Gen Y Living Life Through a Camera Lens?

Unwritten | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Unwritten

A photo never does life justice, anyway. It doesn't encapsulate what was going on around you, the smell, the sound or the truth behind that moment. As I stood in that muddy field, the rain pouring down on my face, for the first time, I didn't spoil the moment by watching through a camera lens.

My Toddler Taught Me How to Be Still

Janelle Capra | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Janelle Capra

How is it that a toddler who is known for being all over the place was so happy to be still and in the moment?

The Kingdom is Within

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Harold Lloyd

The Kingdom is Within It's Holy Week again, that annual time when some of us struggle with the "orthodox" account of the Passion. How is it morally ...

How To Lead A Life Of Mindfulness

Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Eyes Up: Breaking the Worry Habit

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
John Duffy, Psy.D.

I am finding that most of us cannot articulate the nature of our worry. For many, we worry that we're going to be afraid. We worry about worry. Worry and fear become the muddy ruts of habit, our baseline before the day begins.

Got Some Downtime? Meditate On The Present Moment

Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

If Only

Nicole Scott | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Nicole Scott

As parents, we all know having children does something to time. Before children, time seemed steady and sure. Now, it's like I'm on a roller coaster that's going downhill, full-speed, my life flashing by me in blurred images.

To My 3-Year-Old on Her Birthday

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

It's easier to jump in mud puddles when you aren't carrying a camera; we talk more when a camera lens isn't separating us, and it's nice to have some mother/daughter secrets.

I Unplugged For 24 Hours -- And I Wish It Had Lasted Longer

Alena Hall | Posted 05.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Alena Hall

I had set out on this detox mission to do the things I rarely found time to do, but it didn't occur to me until these last few minutes to do nothing. So I took this little bit of time to be with myself, and experience living in the most idle of moments.

How The 'Godfather Of Slow' Learned To Live In The Moment

Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Carl Honoré, a successful journalist with a fast-paced media career, is on a mission to help teach others how not to rush through so many of life's v...

Eternity in an Hour: In Tribute to Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

This has been the hardest eulogy for me to write. I cried almost every step of the way. I miss him greatly. I know we all do. His smile, sense of humor, warmth, wisdom and vision. We have lost a giant.

Searching for Permanence

Ari Andersen | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

Technological advancement is considered human advancement, but somewhere along the line, we have become sloppy about keeping up with the very things that make us human. How can anything compare to the words I say as I look into the eyes of someone important to me?

Are You Living In The Moment?

Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

What My Son Might Not Remember -- But I'll Never Forget

Kristin Shaw | Posted 03.09.2014 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

Will he remember falling off his new bike in the first five minutes that he tried it? Will he remember that I cajoled him back on the bike and helped him gain his confidence back until he could do it by himself? The reality is that he might not. But I will.

Lindsay Henry: The Moment I Knew I Had to Put My Phone Down

Lindsay Henry | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Lindsay Henry

Snap, snap, snap. Head goes back down towards the phone. I see the girls on their phones, my own eyes locked on the edit button of my screen. Suddenly, it hits me. I am missing this. And so are these girls. We are missing this.

At the Bedside: Redefining Miracles

Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP

My New Year's wish for all of us is that we mindfully and consciously live in our moments. But what if our greatest and most cherished bedside moments will happen on a Monday morning or in the winter or during our work life. What if our purpose and the difference we will make occurs during those moments?

How To Stop Worry And Fear In Their Tracks

OWN | Posted 12.16.2013 | OWN

In today's fast-paced world, it can be easy to focus more on what's down the road than what's in front of you. Though living in the present is often a...

Redefining Quality Family Time in an Overscheduled Society

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 02.03.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

It's a hard message for today's modern family to remember, but an important one: a busy family does not necessarily make a happy family.

Being Thankful for Mindfulness

Sandra Fecht | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Fecht

In that moment, I was aware of a wealth of experience for which I could be totally grateful. I could feel the wind on my face, listen to the sounds surrounding me, see and enjoy the changing colors and clouds in the sky, and take in the delicate fragrances.