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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

A Chaotic Yet Peaceful Journey to Be With Jon Kabat-Zinn

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 11.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Craig E. Sherman

There were no off-color expletives or rude hand gestures; although, considering the events of that evening, such behavior would have certainly been un...

No Talking, No Reading, No Writing, No Media: How 7 Days of Silence Can Change Everything

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

I just finished my first seven-day silent retreat. That means I didn't speak for seven days. Can you imagine? Not a word. It was difficult, for sure, but I was not alone. There were over 40 other people there, too, spending the week in complete silence.

Living with a Joyful Spirit and a Wise Heart

Michaela Haas | Posted 11.10.2015 | Religion
Michaela Haas

For us in the West especially, where there is so much self-judgment, ambition and confusion. To have compassion and loving kindness be the basis for wise attention changes everything.

Another Reason to Meditate: Anti-Aging

Lisa Kirchner | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Kirchner

This process doesn't have a clear end, it's ongoing. If you have any draw to the practice, move toward it. You can start by simply starting to pay attention to what's happening in any given moment. Even if you feel skeptical, you know on an intuitive level -- bitter does not age well.

Why Do We Hate Mondays?

Ed Harrold | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ed Harrold

Recently, I was working with a manager of one of my corporate clients and she asked me, "Ed, what do you tell people when they tell you how much the...

How to Stop Perfectionism in Its Tracks

Melissa Escaro | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Escaro

Remember to be gentle and truly appreciate yourself for all of your unlimited potential. Celebrate your imperfections, because they are also a part of who you are and what you have to share with others!

The Magic of a Meltdown!

Melissa Escaro | Posted 07.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Escaro

Our focus and intentions create the life we have. When we focus on all the amazing abundance in our lives, more of that begins to show up. When we foc...

How Gratefulness Leads to Mindfulness

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Steven Crandell

I made God an offer She couldn't refuse. I would be grateful for everything in my life, all my experiences - no matter how hard, no matter how pain...

3 Mindful Steps to Survive the Bar Exam

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Finally, law students can take a breath. I am literally telling you to breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. When we consciously breathe, we connect to thi...

Mindfulness: A Declaration Of Health Independence

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Mindfulness is more than a great way to get healthy and stay healthy. It's a process of discovery -- full of solace and revelation. And your relationships, your work and your play will all benefit.

Mindfulness: 7 Reasons to Implement Meditation at Work

Geoff Koboldt | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Geoff Koboldt

I hope that you are inspired enough to give meditation a chance as you deserve greater peace in your life. For those that already meditate, and will now try it at work, I am confident your boss and colleagues will appreciate the new super-hero at the office.

The Morning Ritual That Sets The Course For Your Entire Day

Posted 07.02.2015 | OWN

Scientist Jon Kabat-Zinn is best known for creating the groundbreaking program Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, which is available in more than 700...

Your Best Day Every Day: The Potential of Mindfulness

Steven Crandell | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

You see, mindfulness isn't about perfection or reaching some artificial standard. It starts -- and continues -- with the simple daily decision that you want to become aware of what's really going on in you and in your life.

Caring Mindfulness

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Matthieu Ricard

The practice of mindfulness, based in particular on the method of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and has become immensely successful.

10 Things Non-Stressed-Out People Know and Do

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Rudell Beach

"Stress" seems to be an epidemic right now -- emails to answer, activities to attend, houses to clean, groceries to buy, jobs to do... the pressure seems never-ending. But here's what you need to know.

Do Our Illnesses Define Us?

Risa Sugarman | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

For now, depression is still a part of who I am. I am not ashamed of this and while I do not welcome it, I cannot pretend that it is not there. Maybe the phrase should be adjusted for meaning. Instead of, I am not my illness, perhaps it should be, there is more to me than my illness.

We Can't Eat Money: A Journey to Mindfulness

Sunny Wight | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Sunny Wight

We have to ask ourselves, would we hand drugs to our kids? Would we provide them with a chronic dependency that rules their lives? No, we wouldn't. So why do we continue to hand them stressful lives with a shrug of our shoulders, and a blasé acceptance that it's 'just the way it is'?

Mindfulness: Stealth Buddhist Strategy for Mainstreaming Meditation?

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

Mindfulness has become mainstream. Hospitals and prisons offer "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction," public schools teach students to put their "MindU...

Is Mindfulness a Religion?

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Rudell Beach

I truly believe mindfulness has the power to transform our lives and our world. And I absolutely believe that questioning is a good thing -- knowledge is power!

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.

Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Time Is Running Out, Enjoy Your Child Now!

David Kanegis | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
David Kanegis

Life is finite and so much time is lost in the expenditure of wasted and misdirected emotional energy. Nowhere is this is so prevalent as in a student's last year of high school.

Parents, Hold Your Breath and Let Your Child Breathe!

David Kanegis | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
David Kanegis

Become the ship's captain as you navigate the choppy waters of your child's college application process. Your child is now a 12th grader. It's Octob...

Why We Should Put Mental Health First

Richard Layard | Posted 07.13.2013 | Religion
Richard Layard

We cannot easily foresee how our society will develop, but some things are highly likely. We shall become more psychologically conscious and more skilful at regulating our emotions. Future generations will find it impossible to understand or excuse the current level of neglect.

Mindfulness and Nature's Purposeful Pause

Janice L. Marturano | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Janice L. Marturano

We should always remember to find pauses in our own lives. Those moments that allow us to renew ourselves so we can live the life we choose to live.

How Mindfulness Can Help Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living

The word "cancer" alone can trigger a stress response, and for those undergoing cancer treatment, the experience can easily be the most stressful they...