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How to Find the Right Mindfulness Teacher for You

Ira Israel | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

When I meet fellow mindfulness teachers I sometimes ask, "What do you think the difference is between mindfulness and Buddhism? If the teacher starts prattling on about brain states and alpha waves and prefrontal cortexs and amygdalas, I will wish him or her the best and quietly excuse myself.

Speaking Wisely: How The Buddha Might Communicate

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

With time and a little practice, you will find yourself "speaking wisely" without consciously thinking about it. You might be amazed at the powerful, assertive ways you can communicate within the frame of these six guidelines.

5 Strategies To Cling Less And Love More

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Clinging is different from healthy desire, where we have wholesome values, aims, purposes, aspiration, and commitments -- without being attached to the results.

Can Your Brain Fall in Love?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

There is no doubt that brain research is one of the most exciting frontiers in medicine, and our knowledge doubles every few years. The problem isn't about the data, but about overstepping and making too may claims about what the data are telling us about ourselves.

Good News: You Are Not Your Brain

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

It's very good news that you are not your brain, because when your mind finds its true power, the result is healing, inspiration, insight, self-awareness, discovery, curiosity, and quantum leaps in personal growth.

Lower the Pressure

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Remind yourself that you can act in competent, honorable and successful ways even when there is no sense of pressure.

Take a Stand.. Be Friendly: Why Friendliness Is Almost Subversive

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

In its own quiet way, ordinary friendliness takes a stand that is almost subversive these days: that the world has many more opportunities than threats, that most people want the best for others.

Practicing the Compassion Meditation

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Compassion is natural; you don't have to force it; just open to the difficulty, the struggle, the stress, the impact of events, the sorrow and strain in the other person.

Feel Cared About

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.14.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Sometimes we feel embarrassed about our yearnings to be cared about. But they are completely normal. Love has been the primary driver of the development of the brain over the last 80 million years.

The Wisdom Of Appreciating What's Improving

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

I'm tired of the widespread meme -- "in these dark times" -- however it gets expressed. It's ignorant, defeatist, and often used to further an agenda. Every time in human history has been dark in some regards.

Why It's Better To Have A Mind Than A Brain

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The point must be made that we are not our brains. We are our minds, a rich, alive, constantly changing mystery.

Dog Souls, Animal Intelligence and Human Hubris

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Schweitzer

The assumption must be that animals are moral until proven otherwise. Not the other way around.

See Beings Not Bodies

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

When we encounter someone, usually the mind automatically slots the person into a category: man, woman, your friend Tom, the kid next door, etc. Watch this happen in your own mind as you meet or talk with a co-worker, salesclerk or family member.