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Mindfulness Meditation

From Physician Burnout To Mindful M.D.

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Mindfulness-based practices are not just a hobby for our free time or just a marketing trend. It is a way of living that can prevent or even heal career burnout. What if I had realized this earlier in my career as a physician?

Please, Carry Omm

Pamela Peeke | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Pamela Peeke

Effortlessly, I allowed myself to open my mind to all possibilities. Creative ideas arose. Self-forgiveness and compassion emerged.

7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their ...

Idiot Compassion and the Power of Sorrow

Susan Piver | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

When we clamp down on our inner experience or avoid emotions, the path to kindness is also obscured. Kindness toward others is actually synonymous with kindness toward self.

The Habit That Changed, And Saved, This Country Star's Life

Posted 01.30.2014 | Healthy Living

In 1990, country star Naomi Judd was diagnosed with Hepatitis C and told that she had only three years to live. Now, 24 years later, Judd says she fee...

TIME's Beautiful, White, Blonde 'Mindfulness Revolution'

Joanna Piacenza | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Joanna Piacenza

2014-01-29-fkdofodjfdfkjdkjfkdjkfIMAGE2.pngThe new definition of Buddhism in the West is perfect for those who want to dabble around spiritually without fully committing.

What I Learned From Spending 5 Days In Total Silence

Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Sasha Bronner

Revealing to people that I was going to be silent for five days inspired all sorts of responses. They were even more baffled when I clarified that I would do so alone, over New Year's Eve and my birthday.

Davos: Mindfulness, Hotspots, and Sleepwalkers

Otto Scharmer | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Otto Scharmer

I just returned from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. I came away with three observations: mindfulness is approaching a tipping point; human energy hotspots are the real attractor; and collective sleepwalkers remain dominant.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: How to Meditate: 18 Tips to Successful Sitting Practice

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

In order to lead a more enlightened life, it is important, first of all, to understand how the human mind works. We are often unknowing prisoners of our minds, swept away by whatever thought we may be having at the time. We give our thoughts too much power.

Can Success and Sex Sell Mindfulness?

Susan Piver | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

The point of mindfulness is not peace, nor is it bliss or transcendence. Rather, it shows you where your heart is hard. It unlocks all the tears you have been holding back and in so doing breaks your heart to the preciousness of your life, the uniqueness of your genius, the unending grief of your losses, and your immeasurable capacity to love.

7 Common Mindfulness Questions, Answered

Patrick Briody | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrick Briody

We thought it might be helpful to bring together some of the questions that commonly come up as people begin to learn the practice of mindfulness.

Norman E. Rosenthal: Meditation to Boost Morale, Performance and Creativity in Business

Norman E. Rosenthal | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Norman E. Rosenthal

It occurred to me that one method, perhaps the most important, was being overlooked or, at the very least, deemphasized so as to be lost in the maelstrom of advice. I am referring, of course, to meditation.

Mindfulness Meditation Is The Direct Way To Happiness

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

What, out of all the things we can get in this whole world, will give us the most happiness, joy, peace of mind, self-friendship, clarity, insight, presence, is totally free but invariably ignored? Yes, you got it, it's meditation -- the most invaluable gift you could ever give yourself!

5 Scientific Insights Into Creating A Meaningful Life

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jason Marsh, Devan Davison, Bianca Lorenz, Lauren Klein, Jeremy Adam Smith and Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas The past few years have been marked by...

Grief and Anxiety: How Can I Calm Down When I Know Bad Things Happen?

Megan Devine | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

The crazy train of fear prevents you from being present to what is, and it most definitely keeps you from enjoying what is here in this moment. Following these steps can get you off that train before it takes you too far.

Mindfulness Meditation Improves Depression, Pain And Anxiety, Review Shows

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Mindfulness meditation programs can effectively improve anxiety, pain and depression in some people, according to a new review of studies from Johns H...

A New Year Career Cleanse

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Instead of setting unattainable goals that you will most likely abandon by Valentine's Day, consider your professional future and what you really want out of your career this year.

The Good Enough Meditation

Kat Katsanis-Semel | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Kat Katsanis-Semel

Similarly to psychotherapy, meditation is an ongoing process; this is precisely why it's called a "practice." (Nope -- there is no getting around that aspect!) Like practicing the piano, one doesn't sit down, practice 10 times, and emerge a concert-ready pianist, ready to grace Carnegie Hall.

From Fearful People-Pleasing to Loving Presence

New Harbinger | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

To me, loving presence means being connected to our inner nature of love and allowing it to radiate out to others. Knowing and experiencing our loving presence is one important outcome of mindfulness practice that can help us gain freedom from fearful people pleasing.

Mindfulness Meditation For A Stress-Less Mind

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The truth is no matter how much we try, plan, plot, arrange, have things to do, leave the house at the same time each day, arrive at the office at the same time, pick up the kids on time, we can still never know what will happen in the next moment.

Simple Form Of Meditation Affects The Genes, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

It's no secret that mindfulness meditation -- a practice that encourages focusing attention on the present moment -- can ease emotional stress. And ev...

How To Keep From Losing Your Mind

refinery29.com | Posted 12.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Mindfulness is a bit of a buzzword these days. You can attend mindful eating workshops, learn mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques and become...

Navigating the New Year With a Beginner's Mind

Faisal Hoque | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

A beginner's mind is what allows us to embrace the highest emotional qualities such as enthusiasm, zeal and optimism to creatively move ourselves forward.

Third Eye Blind? A Guided Meditation

Lilly Barels | Posted 01.25.2014 | Hawaii
Lilly Barels

Welcome to your third eye. Whether it helps you access your inner psychic, takes you to a secret world, or connects you to a great consciousness, enjoy the calm, appreciate the quiet, and visit it whenever you need a break from the hoopla.

Meditation Is a Place of Refuge

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Meditation takes us underneath the stream of me. Below our strong ego is an even stronger presence. Meditation discovered by seekers in all the great traditions brings us to the heart of the mind. And this heart is a universal place of refuge.