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Living Mindfully

5 Ways to Rethink Gift-Giving This Holiday Season

Brittany Policastro | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Brittany Policastro

The holidays certainly aren't what they used to be, but the shift to simpler times isn't completely forgotten. With the resurgence of local businesses and #GivingTuesday, there are more ways to get back into the actual spirit of this gift-giving season.

5 Life Lessons That Only Took Me 42 Years to Learn

Hilary Lauren | Posted 10.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hilary Lauren

It's been a rocky 42 years, but I am pleased to report life seems to be turning itself around. It wasn't for a lack of trying, because I have always been a scrapper. Rather, it was for a lack of understanding.

A Manifesto For the Modern Woman With a Gypsy Soul

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 07.17.2015 | Women
Lulu Salavegsen

People have misjudged me my whole life, for better or worse. No one has really figured it out. That makes sense! I am just now, finally letting myself try to form it. So here is to the women out there who (try to) live from heart and soul.

Shirley Temple: The Passing of an Icon

David Kanegis | Posted 04.13.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Let Shirley Temple serve as an example to all of us. We make of our lives what we choose. Let's opt for success, and happiness. It's a great way to live.

So She Says, 'OMG, My Life Is Falling Apart!'

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Akoshia Yoba

We can get caught up in the "why upset the apple cart" type of thought patterns and convince ourselves that it's okay to stay within the limitations of our current experience of "success." Playing it safe has its downside; it keeps us smaller than we are meant to be.

Your #1 2014 New Year's Resolution? Resolve to Live More Mindfully

Bill George | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
Bill George

Many of us want to be more mindful, but few of us know how. Below I have compiled a sampling of eight exceptional books on mindful living that will help you become a better leader and a more fulfilled human being.

6 Healthy Highs (That Don't Involve Drugs or Alcohol)

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

When stress mounts, the urge to self-soothe can lead us in some counter-productive directions -- drugs, alcohol or overeating, for example. But some of the most powerful mood-enhancing chemicals are not swallowed, smoked, snorted or injected. They've been within us all along.

Stop Overdosing on Celebrity Gossip, the News, and Low-Quality Information

James Clear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Is it necessary to turn on the same news program every night? Are you living a better life because of watching it? If something isn't benefitting you, then eliminate it.

After Labor Day, Take a Moment's Pause

Bob Deutsch | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Bob Deutsch

When you are truly aware of what you are about, you tend to be more comfortable with allowing the world to go on without you for brief stretches. This is because knowing what you're about gives you a better sense of where you stand -- with yourself and in the world.

Every Moment Is an Opportunity to Connect Mindfully

Ora Nadrich | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

Communal tables are becoming quite popular in restaurants these days, and with that happening, we will be sharing more intimate space with one another as we dine, and who knows? We might meet a stranger who feels as familiar to us as some people we've known a lot longer.

Andrea Gargotta: 7 Steps for Effortless Organization

Red Room | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By Andrea Gargotta As a busy mom of two elementary-school children and a professional chef and party planner, I am always on the go. Between the kids...

Vacation's All I Ever Wanted... Until It Isn't

Christine Sachs | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine Sachs

My husband and I just returned from five glorious days in Bermuda. All we did was sleep, eat, lounge by the pool, nap (him), and spa (me). We just luxuriated in the self-centeredness of being childless for an entire work-week.

Life Through A Camera Lens: Making Moments Worthy Of A Photograph

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

Often, when we're moving quickly from one thing to the next, we don't really see what's around us in the way that we do when we're traveling. It seems this quality of attention is one of the first things we lose when our days fill up with commitments and activities.

Inspiring a Mindful Nation: An Interview With Tim Ryan

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

There have been a number of people and books raising awareness of the importance of cultivating greater mindfulness for the purpose of healing great stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic pain and even creating great joy.

Love, Intimacy, And Mantras

Logan Lynn | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Logan Lynn

The point is to show up, to be fearless about letting him know I see him and love him, and to stay put long enough for him to see and love me, too. If mantras help us get there, great. I'm open to it... but when all is said and done, it's up to me and my darling to live out the words therein.

Seek, Don't Hide: Religious Wisdom To Cure Spiritual Blindness

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

Our lives would be transformed if we could let go of what we expect to find before we begin the search. If we could wait for the question before settling on the answer.

Paying Attention To The Space Between Life's Notes

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

The space between the notes, the pauses between the cuts and the transitions between postures shows that it is action as well as inaction that define our work and our world.

Zen and the Art of Grocery Shopping

Lissa Coffey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

With a meditative mind we can turn something like grocery shopping, which we might have thought of as a chore, into an adventure.

Stay Mindful on Moving Day

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

Neither mind nor heart are bound to any particular place--they seem to be with us where ever we go. So by extension, home must always be with us too.