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7 Ways Optimism Is Good For Your Health

Mara Karpel, Ph.D. | Posted 07.31.2015 | Fifty
Mara Karpel, Ph.D.

Throughout the past two months, my dad has taken my family on a roller coaster ride with his health's ups and downs. Every day has been so unpredictable, with days in which we thought he might not live out the week, and other days in which he has had me sobbing with tears of joy.

Happiness Without a Reason

Elliott Dacher | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Elliott Dacher

Is it possible to be consistently happy and peaceful for no reason or cause whatsoever? Would you want this for your life? And if this is possible, why does sustained serenity and happiness seem so elusive? Where is it hiding?

Everyone Else Is Not You

Lindsay Agne | Posted 05.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lindsay Agne

People need more from you and from me. They need more of your undivided attention, which I know already feels so limited and so stretched out among...

Sugar Pie Honey Bunch

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Remember when you and your spouse/partner first met? Many of us can remember even the smallest of details because, for one reason, they are bathed in...

Sense of Purpose Could Extend Life

Myles Spar, M.D. | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Myles Spar, M.D.

A study was just published in the journal Psychological Science demonstrating that "purposeful individuals lived longer than their counterparts." The...

David Freeman

LISTEN: 'Interrogating' Your Mind Can Improve Your Life

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science

As someone who has spent decades at the forefront of brain research, Dr. Richard J. Davidson is well acquainted with the organ's amazing power to thin...

Be Here Now: Where Does Your Mind Go When Things Appear to Be Going Wrong?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

I had caught myself red-handed, not practicing what I preach, and it was a delicious moment to be reminded of where my true peace and power lie -- within, not on the 405 freeway only when the conditions are just as I think they "should be."

Do Be Do Be Do

Paige Davis | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paige Davis

About a year and a half ago I attended my first official meditation retreat. It was with Deepak Chopra and The Chopra Center. Prior to this, I was wha...

An Open Letter To My Body

Susan Bernstein | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Body, I'm truly grateful to you. I'm done ignoring, overlooking and pushing your wisdom aside. I'm going to listen to you. In important matters, like career, love, friendships and family, I'll trust your guidance. Please help me sense what matters.

5 Tips to Turn Holiday Stress Into Peace and Joy

Suna Senman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

During the holiday time from Thanksgiving to New Year's, we tend to experience more activities, responsibilities and the corresponding stresses than u...

Creating Change: Tom Myers on Yoga, Fascia and Mind-Body Transformation

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

Modern science is just catching up to the ancient wisdom of the mind-body connection and the effect that mental patterns (e.g., stress) can have on th...

7 Key Healthy Strategies From a 15-Year Cancer Survivor

Jeannine Walston | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeannine Walston

Integrative cancer care does not only include medical visits and treatments. In combination with necessary conventional cancer treatments and other integrative therapies addressing the entire body, cancer patients need to use self-care daily.

5 Simple Tips For Keeping Calm Under Pressure

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

Research shows that mind-body practices have a positive effect on all systems in our body, improving quality of life, reversing the harmful effects of stress, and creating fundamental changes in the way the brain functions.

Want To Still Your Yo-Yo Mind? (WATCH)

John-Roger | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
John-Roger

That Utah night so long ago was a turning point in my awareness because, at 16, I realized that there is something other than my mind that is part of my being. I realized that if I could say, "I want my mind to leave me alone," there was another part of me identifying myself as "I" and "me."

Will Your Heart Go On?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

We cannot control what happens to us. Sometimes, difficult and tragic events overwhelm us. Yet no matter what has transpired, we do have the magnificent power to choose how to respond to life and how to move forward.

Mind, Heart and Soul

Amanda Slavin | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

What I have learned this year is to never run from reality, to face it head on with your mind and heart; it is about staying on the ground with your two feet, and instead of looking outside yourself for the magic, never being afraid to know that it exists within you.

Letting Life Live Through Us

Tara Brach | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Everything is alive; the whole world lives inside us. As we let life live through us, we experience the boundless openness of our true nature.

Can Changing Our Mindset Improve Our Health and Well-Being?

Grace Fuller | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Grace Fuller

We can prove in our own lives that, whether or not we are aware of it, our spiritual practice can help us achieve better health.

Symptoms: A Choice Between Suppression and a Search for Meaning?

Larry Burk, M.D. | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Larry Burk, M.D.

It is important to recognize that pain is a very subjective mind-body experience, and there is often a significant psychospiritual component that is calling out for healing.

Are You A 'Know-It-All'?

Doug Binzak | Posted 09.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

Finding ways to practice becoming aware of our presumptions and prejudices, even the very small ones, can put us on the road to rediscovering the vitality, the "juice" of life.

What We Know in Our Bones

Doug Binzak | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

Our bodies are not our thinking minds, and thankfully our thinking minds are not our bodies! There is so much intelligence coursing through us on so many different levels, and "we" benefit every moment of our lives from it.

Does Your Mind Impact Your Health?

Marc B. Levin | Posted 02.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Marc B. Levin

In a discussion of health, wellness and well-being, an important concept is the relationship between the mind and the body. There are two primary ways of looking at the mind-body relationship.

How Belief Affects Our Health

Russ Gerber | Posted 02.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Russ Gerber

Sooner or later we'll see for ourselves what Penny Sarchet and countless others have uncovered -- that what we take in, what we believe, has a correlation to our health. The days of thinking that the body operates independent of our beliefs about it are fading away.

Mind Body Shift: Using Your Awareness To Bring About Wellness

Marc B. Levin | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Marc B. Levin

Your body is the most brilliant, insightful, caring, nurturing, intuitive, persistent, honest, knowledgeable teacher you have ever encountered. There is much to be learned if you pay attention to it.

As We Think So We Become

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Thoughts have energy; emotions have energy. They make us do and say things, act in certain ways, they make us jump up and down or lie prone in bed, they determine what we eat and who we love.