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Mindful Meditation

A New Year's Look at My Meditation Failure

Geri Spieler | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

I wanted to start this New Year with a solid success of becoming an accomplished and consistent participant at Mindfulness Meditation. I tried, I really did. But Mindfulness Meditation just didn't stick with me. I was very good during the eight weeks of class. After the class was over I scheduled meditation time for a few weeks after. Finally, I let it slide altogether.

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Transform Health Care

Charles Francis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Charles Francis

The recent rise in popularity of mindfulness meditation is helping people live healthier lives by helping them cope with stress in ways that don't harm the body and mind. This will lower the demand for health care services, and exert downward pressure on costs, and upward pressure on quality.

3 Benefits to Mindfulness at Work

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 10.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greater Good Science Center

Research says mindfulness works for individuals. But does it work in the bottom-line-driven workplace, or is it just a frivolous feel-good program?

How to Improve Your Relationships With Mindfulness

Charles Francis | Posted 10.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Charles Francis

We all want to have better relationships with people, but many of us are unsure of how to accomplish this. These four simple practices can improve your relationships significantly.

The Present Is a Wonderful Gift: 8 Exercises on How to Discover It

Martín Llorens | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Martín Llorens

The following are eight exercises that you can put to practice whenever you want to consciously connect to your present and discover the only reality that truly exist in our lives, the magic behind the power of now.

On Gluten, Mindful Meditation And Colon-Cleansing

Linda Bergthold | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bergthold

What makes smarter than average people less smart about their health? We are living longer but not healthier, despite all the attention paid to health in the media. What we need is more funding for food research and better labeling, not less. More responsible journalistic reporting, not more sensational pronouncements.

Michael Jordan's Mindfulness Meditation Coach: The Secret Weapon of Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and You

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Woo-woo or not, compassion is needed today more than ever, and perhaps mindfulness can help bring us there. Through Mumford's book, we can all learn to be Mindful Athletes in our day-to-day lives.

Life is Now

Suza Scalora | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

I started to uncover the secret to true happiness and inner peace, late one busy Sunday afternoon. I was working on a project with a Monday morning de...

WATCH: Exercise Your Mind Just Like Your Abs

Posted 02.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

You don't have to spend a month meditating to enjoy the benefits of mindfulness. New research has found that short intervals of practicing mindfuln...

The Only Advice You'll Need To Start Meditating

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Meditation isn't a one-size-fits-all kinda thing. I always recommend that you start somewhat loose. Commit without overcommitting or feeling like to you have to force it.

How I Won The War Against My Smartphone

Stanislas Kraland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanislas Kraland

When I wake up in the morning, I don't hurl myself on my iPhone -- which also serves as my alarm clock -- to check my emails, as I was doing systematically. I've also put a stop to this unnecessary consultation of my inbox between home and the entrance to the nearest subway station.

The Necessity of Silence in Our Lives

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Mindfulness and meditation cannot exist without silence. We can prevent the extinction of silence by being more aware of the noise pollution all around us. If we control what we can, with that little flick of a finger, we can give our mind a much-needed break.

5 Ways To Teach Children Mindfulness

Posted 09.12.2013 | Parents

This is the final post of Stress-Less Parenting Club's workshop on mindful parenting. This week, our leader Carla Naumburg explains how we can teach ...

The 20-Minute Activity All Parents Should Try

Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's latest workshop. Our leader Carla Naumburg is showing us how we can make our family life calmer and...

Lisa Kline: A Light Hand on the Tiller

Lisa Kline | Posted 10.26.2013 | Women
Lisa Kline

While well-intentioned, we can often try so hard and so forcefully to achieve something that we push the objective even further away.

Mindfulness Can Turn You On

Ora Nadrich | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

All of our senses are heightened when we are in a state of complete awareness, and what we hear, see, smell, taste or touch can be a sheer delight and fill us with complete pleasure.

Mindfulness and the Monkey Mind

Steve Robertson | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

This non-focused flickering is an intentional tool of the ego used to perpetuate confusion, attachments to duality and a resulting state of suffering.

Is Mindfulness Enough?

Anthony Strano | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Strano

Mindfulness and heartfulness catalyze a partnership of opposites. They integrate together meaningfully to effect a more functional quality to daily living.

The Soul of Mindfulness: 7 Tips for Groovin' With Your Practice

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

The benefits of mindfulness aren't all ponderous and weighty and Buddhist monk-y feeling things. It sweetens our moments, our days, our lives. Gosh, what if we lived more in soulful attunement to the exquisite preciousness of life as it presents itself moment by moment?

A Short Meditation To Get Back To Balance

Matt Mumber, MD | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Mumber, MD

Much like a GPS can position us in directions relative to the surface of the earth, a simple breath-focused meditation can help orient our position on life's journey.

5 Tips For Creating A Sacred Space

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Take a few minutes to bring peacefulness and healing into your home by creating sacred space. It's not hard to do and has immense rewards. If you already have a sacred space, I'd love to hear about it. If I've inspired you to create one, I'd love to know how you made it meaningful to you.

George Bush Gave Me Breast Cancer

Jodi Lampert | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Jodi Lampert

Trust me, we are all just one left turn away from tragic events. Everyone. Blaming people is easy. Try to focus on what IS in your life, as opposed to what isn't. It's a waste of time and energy to miss those who are not there. And it's rude to those who are!!

Little Tips For Practicing Mindfulness On Busy Days

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Mindfulness and meditation allow full-body, full-mind and full-spirit experiences. An hour a day or a minute a day -- it and you can improve the world, one connected thought at a time.

Mindful Management: Less Stress, More Success

Jeff Cannon | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

You can spend so much time worrying about the past and future that you fail to do the things you need to do today, and that is what will undermine your tomorrow.

Universal Law #2: 'Give to Receive'

Peter Baksa | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Baksa

As I stood at the water's breaking edge, I gazed at the continuous ebb and flow of the tide as it crashed against the rocks. It reminded me of the constant giving and receiving flow of energy found in our universe.