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A Mindfulness Dream Come True

Treasure Milinovich | Posted 08.27.2015 | Education
Treasure Milinovich

I didn't know quite to expect as I walked in the front doors of Crockett Elementary in South Phoenix, Arizona. What I had heard was this was a low-income school with a high population of refugees and they were all in for mindfulness training for the entire school.

Bridging the Past and the Future: 8 Lessons

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Every day brings a new beginning. New beginnings can signify leaving the past on the way to the future. We've all been there, and while it's exciting, it's also scary to travel the bridge that takes you from your yesterday to your tomorrow.

9 Simple Points on How to Meditate

BA Brown | Posted 07.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
BA Brown

Celebrities. CEOs. World leaders. Auto mechanics. Everybody's doing it. The word is out. Mindfulness achieved through meditation is good for you. Ther...

An Artist's Perspective on Inspiration and Making Art

Anna Agoston | Posted 07.22.2015 | Arts
Anna Agoston

My art is of my soul. It is a fabrication of my internal machine, an organic engine powered by my conscious and unconscious minds. It is, however, more visceral than intellectual.

Transforming Education With Your Help - How You Can #givemindfulness

Sunny Wight | Posted 07.20.2015 | Impact
Sunny Wight

It's no secret that the misuse of drugs, alcohol and sex is prevalent in the lives of teenagers. And addiction doesn't only come in these traditional forms anymore; don't we all have a child glued to some kind of screen?

Want Health? You Can't Get There From Here

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

In the name of "getting healthier," a lot of people use short-term strategies in an attempt to address their long-term goals. They eat shakes and ba...

Can a Bridezilla be Tamed?

Claire Enston | Posted 07.13.2015 | Weddings
Claire Enston

Planning a wedding can be stressful, there are lots of decisions to make! It's impossible to make every decision at the same time, so it makes sense to break them down into areas. Focus on one thing at a time so you avoid overwhelm.

3 Steps to Mindfully Shift Negative Thoughts and Feelings

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

In Buddhism, we say that a constrictive quality of mind keeps mind flow within a narrow range of awareness, while mindfulness allows us to drop our limitations and ultimately enter the creative space of open mind.

#WhyIGiveAZ? Because Children Are Our #1 Investment!

Sunny Wight | Posted 05.31.2015 | Impact
Sunny Wight

Arizona Gives Day is a great way to be a part of doing good for others. Whether you live here or not, a donation to a cause that is close to your heart could make an incredible difference in the lives of others.

10 Hacks For When You Need A Little Extra Willpower

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Willpower. It's something we all have, in varying quantities. It's the essence of our self-control. It allows us to recognize the right decisions to m...

15 Podcasts That Will Leave You Pondering Life's Big Questions

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living

It's no secret that the constant connectivity made possible by technology can leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves. And there's no better time...

Why It's Harder Than Ever To Unplug From Our Devices

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology

We're living in a time when a seemingly endless number of devices and apps are demanding our attention, while claiming to make our lives better and ea...

Lasting Love

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

It's not about jewelry, weekly flowers or other expensive gifts that make a relationship remain as loving and intimate as it was at the beginning. It's all about reconnecting to who you were when you met, how you behaved and communicated during those times.

Permission to Be

Harper Spero | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

I kept thinking about the power of saying no. I spent so much of my life saying yes, and doing everything and going everywhere because that's what everyone else wanted for me. By simply saying no, and choosing myself, I realized I was being more authentic to myself.

5 Mantras For Mindful Mamas

Shannon MacLaggan | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Shannon MacLaggan

Mantras have the power to disconnect you from the disarray and the chaos and tap you into the beauty and the possibility of the here and now, before judgement and before thinking.

The Secret to Finding Balance (While Having It All)

Matti Perilstein | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Matti Perilstein

If you love your work to the point that it feels like play, that might be your balance. You will have to make sacrifices from time to time. You will feel days that you feel "off" but, if you know what balance is, you will be able to build a plan to get back to that point.

7 Mindful Steps to Make Love Happen Anywhere

Francesca Hogi | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Hogi

I have singles tell me all the time they want love to "just happen." Well, that can only happen if you are in a mental and emotional place to receive the positive attention of others.

Take Yourself Out of the Equation

Michael H. Brooks | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael H. Brooks

Recently I attended a talk given by a dharma teacher who also happens to be an award winning poet. During the talk she spoke about mindfulness and the...

6 Steps to Mindfully Tune the Instrument of Self

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

Mindfulness improves your capacity to be reflective and receptive. Being reflective gives you access to information in your unconscious that's hidden from your conscious mind. It lets you receive subtle communications to help you live with more happiness, energy and grace.

Why There's More To Taking A Break Than Just Sitting There

Fast Company | Dov Seidman | Posted 07.10.2014 | World

Meditation rooms, unplugging, digital Sabbaths, reflection retreats, mindfulness classes--it seems like everyone is clamoring to find a pause button i...

6 Mindfulness Habits You're Already Practicing (But May Not Know It)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living

"I just can't do it." The excuses for not engaging in mindfulness are endless -- you either don't know how or worse, you don't have time. You may t...

The One Area Of Our Lives Where We Need To Be More Mindful

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

Your words and thoughts can guide you to creative solutions when challenges occur. Bringing mindfulness to the words you speak is an important aspect to creating a life truly worth living -- where you are not merely surviving, but really thriving.

Gay Men, Will We Think Better of One Another?

Josh Hersh | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Josh Hersh

When our thoughts about gay men as a whole are constantly negative, we're going to feel anger, hostility, and judgment. We're going to miss out on having meaningful, thriving friendships with each other.

Are You a Mindful Maverick?

Ora Nadrich | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

Being of your own mind, and acting on it, lets you call the shots for how you want to live your life -- and if you can couple that type of thinking with mindfulness, there's no telling what you can do, or how far you can go.

Hitting the Reset Button

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Robyn Hessinger, intuitive, medium, Reiki master, and founder of Inspired Guidance Sometimes we just need a fresh start. Whether i...