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WATCH: You Can Quite Literally Float Away Your Stress

Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living

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Today's Thoughts Are Tomorrow's History

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Normally we are looking through the lens of our prejudices and needs, through past regrets or future hopes, but without these we find each moment is infused with uniqueness, that everything is constantly fresh, new and unknown.

Mindfulness: An Adventure in Transformation

Patrick Groneman | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Patrick Groneman

On the surface, mindfulness works in seemingly boring swaths of activity -- long lengths of time sitting in quiet spaces, sometimes thinking, sometimes feeling one's breath. How can something so simple be so transformative?

10 Steps For Mindful Eating

Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living

By Headspace How often do you actually taste the food you eat? Most people tend to acknowledge the first few bites, just to ensure they’re eating...

Is There Too Much Hype Around ‘Mindfulness'?

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 08.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Bertin, M.D.

Mindfulness is the ability to live life more fully aware of what's going on both around us and in our minds. Through that awareness, we become more familiar with our ongoing mental habits.

Why Your Kids Should Be Practicing Mindfulness

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Mindfulness isn't about grades or being perfect. Everyone's answer has equal merit and differences are cherished. Do you see the freedom in that? This allows for expanded thought and exploration.

Mindful Dishwashing

Patrick Groneman | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Patrick Groneman

His light-heartedness, which we so enjoyed, lingered even after he had left. It was marked by a great sense of mindfulness and presence, exemplified in the way he would clean the dishes after a meal. Maitreya remarked: "Yeah, it's like the world is at ease when he washes the dishes."

The Tipping Point for Mindfulness

Bill George | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
Bill George

Today's pace and stress are so great that people are searching for new practices to find resilience in the midst of chaos, and mindfulness programs are helping them find better ways to live.

The Sheer Terror of Sitting Still

Mark Morford | Posted 08.19.2013 | Comedy
Mark Morford

Pause and you get eaten. Introspection is for hippies. Ruthlessly forward is the only perspective, the only direction, the only proper attitude.

My 6-Day Mindfulness Retreat

James E. Porter | Posted 08.19.2013 | GPS for the Soul
James E. Porter

Was I not being mindful about what he said earlier instead of thinking about what I was doing at that moment? Yes, I decided. But he also said that as soon as you become aware that your mind has wandered - you're back in the moment. Ah, so I was OK -- for the moment.

Why More Parents Should Consider A Mindfulness Practice

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 08.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

When my daughter is having a frustrated moment, it allows me the bandwidth to step out of my own frustration, to calm it, and to be with her in a connected, balanced way. Basically, it helps me to not get caught up in the drama and to focus on that strong part within myself.

American Heart Association: Transcendental Meditation May Lower Your Blood Pressure

Jeanne Ball | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Ball

The AHA report is helpful for physicians and health professionals because it clarifies that the various alternative approaches -- while they may yield benefits in specific areas -- are not all equally effective at lowering blood pressure.

How Mindfulness Can Save Your Relationship

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Mindfulness presents a valuable tool for facing the daily challenges of staying close to our partner. It allows us to become more centered and calm, so we can talk things out instead of spiraling into a screaming match.

What's the Difference Between Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation and Basic Meditation?

Ira Israel | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Mindfulness is a way of being, a way of living day-to-day consciously and mindfully, of which the ultimate goal is to help us consciously make healthy long-term, loving, peaceful, compassionate choices and have all of our actions and reactions reflect those choices.

Feeling - Story = Meditation

Mack Paul | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Mack Paul

Reality can't be negotiated, but when you allow yourself to feel it, you learn that it doesn't need to be negotiated. Whatever story is churning through the mind, no matter how painful, is just a ripple in a vast ocean of consciousness.

3 Simple Ways To Be More Mindful At Work

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

A company is only as healthy as its employees. Mindfulness creates healthier and happier workers, healthier and happier people. As I state in my seminars, mindfulness at work isn't just a work skill or a life skill -- it is a new way of existing.

How I Teach Basic Meditation to Novices

Ira Israel | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

We just carve out a few minutes of our day to take long, deep, fluid inhalations and long, deep, fluid exhalations -- taking our bodies out of "fight or flight" mode -- and if we notice thoughts arising to consciousness we simply guide our attention back to our breaths. This is basic meditation.

3 Things That Make Mindfulness Extremely Difficult

Ira Israel | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Instructing somebody to meditate -- to release or dis-identify with his or her thoughts -- is like trying to instruct somebody to instantly sneeze, or like telling someone just not to think, when the mind but built to do little else but that.

Turn These5 Things You Do Every Day Into Meditation

Cindy Griffith-Bennett | Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Cindy Griffith-Bennett

By turning everyday activities into meditation moments, you can bring more mindfulness, clarity, and peace into your day while energizing yourself and reducing stress. Here are five opportunities to add meditation to your day without taking time out of your hectic schedule.

WhyMindfulness Is Just So Good For Your Brain

Kripalu | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Mindfulness, something once practiced only in more closeted meditation circles, has recently become a greater mainstream interest. Perhaps for this reason, research on mindfulness meditation has increased considerably over the last decade.

6 Reasons Why Everyone in Corporate America Should Meditate

Robert Piper | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

Meditation is the new American pushup for the brain; it's a tool that helps us check in with ourselves throughout the day. It's a practice that should be embraced by all American corporations as a way to stay calm, focused, and productive through the day.

What Is Integrative Medicine and Why Is It Critical to Today's Healthcare Discussion?

Penny George | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Penny George

We know that we need to begin to ask "What matters to you" instead of "What is the matter with you?"

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?

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.

Can Christians Practice Mindfulness?

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Mindfulness allows everyone to bask in his or her own faith, belief and wishes -- it opens the door to acceptance. It allows us to see our humanity and the bigger picture things that connects us beyond our titles, beyond our outward appearance, beyond our philosophies and dogmas.