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The Monk And The Mad Man Making Mindfulness For The Masses

Fast Company | Bill Barol | Posted 01.29.2015 | World

I’m meeting Andy Puddicombe for the first time at his airy offices just off the beach in Venice, California. And it’s weird. Not because the cofou...

How Mindfulness Is Revolutionizing Mental Health Care

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.26.2015 | Science

More than 350 million people globally suffer from depression, and 1 in 13 people around the world have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Overal...

How I Learned to Breathe at 24

Jennifer Langione | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

As I reflect upon my mindfulness exercise over the past month, the most difficult part has been the attempt to acknowledge every thought as it flutters through my mind without passing judgment and replacing it with long, drawn out breaths.

The Gift of Mindfulness: Moving From Craziness to Happiness

Susie Wolbe | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

There are so many gifts we can give ourselves every single day. Now is not the time to waste even one single moment. Give yourself the gift of mindfulness, and let me know how it goes.

May We #ReclaimMLK With Mindfulness

Cameron Conaway | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Cameron Conaway

Dear Philadelphia, On Jan. 19, as our collective energy buzzes at 1:30 p.m. on 440N Broad St., as we begin marching at 2 p.m. and finish symbolical...

How Meditation Changes Our Brains For The Better

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're one of those people who "just can't meditate," you may want to give it another shot. A new video from ASAP Science, a YouTube channel tha...

We Can't Eat Money: A Journey to Mindfulness

Sunny Wight | Posted 01.09.2015 | 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'?

Will Work for Yoga

Omega Institute | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Yoga and meditation are not just extracurricular activities. Many employers now offer on-site wellness programs to boost morale and health around the office.

Time, Love and Truth in a Contemplative Culture

Lauren E. Galvan | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Lauren E. Galvan

While this breakup is going to be a difficult journey, and while I still care for and love my ex-boyfriend, the best part is that, now, I have all the time in the world to myself. I'm free of wanting. And I'm free of waiting.

Your No. 1 Money Enemy? For Many, It's Their Mindset

Leisa Peterson | Posted 01.07.2015 | Money
Leisa Peterson

Sheri (names in this post have been changed for privacy purposes) was in a financial hole when we met. She was caught up in a cycle of overspending and yet, she kept buying.

The Only New Year's Resolution You Need to Make

Stephan Bodian | Posted 01.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Stephan Bodian

For many years I spent New Year's eve reflecting on the events of the year drawing to a close and New Year's day clarifying my plans and aspirations f...

The Best Leadership Advice I've Ever Received

Stacia Pierce | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Stacia Pierce

Successful people develop morning routines that help them reach their daily goals and achieve tremendous success. Like Daniels, meditation has empowered me to have more creativity, insight and foresight into my projects and my day. Uninterrupted time spent thinking and pondering on your plans will always prove to be very productive.

How Mindfulness Can Help You Recover From Holiday Stress

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.30.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The holidays can be a trying time. Between shopping for gifts, visiting with family and feeling all the pressures of the season, it's easy to become o...

On Memory, Medication, and Meditation

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

I was always the guy who remembered everything, from baseball stats to the B-sides of obscure singles to phone numbers I hadn't dialed in decades. But recently, finding my eyeglasses and keys had required more and more sleuthing.

Mindfulness for Educators

Cameron Conaway | Posted 12.23.2014 | Education
Cameron Conaway

"Before we can share mindfulness with our students we need an experiential understanding of mindfulness from our own practice." -Meena Srinivasan As ...

Easy Ways to Be More Mindful in 2015

Hannah Ross Crane | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Ross Crane

With 2015 right around the corner, it's time to get started on your resolution! What will it be this year? Eating healthier, joining a gym, doing more...

How Mindful Children React Differently to Challenges (Illustrated)

Renee Jain | Posted 12.18.2014 | Parents
Renee Jain

One thing I know from my work is that mindful children react differently to challenges. To show you exactly what I mean, I've created a few illustrations.

Can Mindfulness Improve Your Productivity?

Inc. | Ilya Pozin | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

If you're thinking stopping an activity wouldn't help you complete it faster, logically, you're right. Taking a breather doesn't instantly improve phy...

Mindfulness and Presence vs. the Almighty iPhone (#MyJesusProject)

Christian Piatt | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I knew if I took the phone out to turn of the ringer I'd check it, like some automaton Pavlovian finger puppet. The bell rings; I slobber. Have I really been reduced to this? Have I honestly lost the ability to be in the moment long enough to make some breakfast?

When Things Aren't Merry or Bright

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Photograph taken at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art by Kristin Meekhof There is a big push this time of year for image management. Nearly an...

What's So Special About Meditation?

Julie Sacks | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Sacks

Meditation is a personal experience, and everyone's path is different. I encourage you to stick with it, even if you want to give up. Remember it's a practice. If you don't get it on the first, second or even third try, it's OK, don't get too frustrated.

2015: The Year We Evolve on Purpose

Sunny Wight | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
Sunny Wight

Mindfulness is a popular word all of a sudden, but it's really important to understand that it's not a "thing." It's not a product, gimmick or concept...

Practicing Presence at the Holidays

Stephan Bodian | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephan Bodian

As the old adage goes, if you think you're enlightened, go home to mom and dad and the rest of the family and see what happens. If you haven't completely released the grip of the past, it will surely come back to haunt you now.

The Woman Who Walked 10,000 Miles

The New York Times Magazine | Elizabeth Weil | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

A HUNDRED YEARS ago, when Robert Falcon Scott set out for Antarctica, his two primary goals were scientific discovery and reaching the geographic Sout...

Mindfulness Meditation in Public Schools: Side-Stepping Supreme Court Religion Rulings

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Education
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

Why is mindfulness sweeping American public schools? There is a perceived crisis in U.S. public education.