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The Well-Rested Woman: 7 Field Notes for Inner Peace

Karen Brody | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Karen Brody

Most women today are deeply, profoundly exhausted. They don't feel they have permission to rest and just be. I've been taking field notes for years on the art of the well-rested woman. Here are my notes.

LISTEN: What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Meditation?

Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion

Welcome to the HuffPost Religion Podcast All Together hosted by Executive Religion Editor Rev. Paul Raushenbush. All Together offers a unique perspect...

Meditation: Widening the Boundaries of Our Caring

Allison Heaps | Posted 11.22.2014 | New York
Allison Heaps

The world often tells us we do not have enough, we are not enough. No matter how fast we run, there isn't enough time, pleasure, accomplishment, or peace to be had. Later this fall on Wednesday, October 29th, the center will examine 'What's Enough Success' at the NYC location.

I Stopped Meditating: Here's What Happened

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary-Lou Stephens

I realized that here was my place of rest, here was my place of solitude. Meditation gave me exactly what I'd been craving so desperately; a safe place to rest and come back to myself. In the silence I heard those words returning to me. "You are beautiful. You are loved."

The Buddha Walks Into the Office: Be Who You Want to Be

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 11.09.2014 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

Imagine for a moment a world where an entire generation took the view that it is more important that they determine who, not what, they want to be when they grow up.

China's Shaolin Temple Hopes To Lure CEOs For Meditation Training

Bloomberg Businessweek | Christina Larson | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

The ancient Shaolin Temple, perched on a leafy mountaintop in eastern China, is widely recognized as the birthplace of kung fu. For at least 1,500 yea...

How To Live In The Moment And Get Work Done At The Same Time

Fast Company | Jenny Dearborn | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

If you are like me, you probably find yourself multitasking more, yet feeling like it really isn’t benefiting you. As a society, we’re stressing o...

Want To Be Invited Into You? A Pre-Labor Day Meditation

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Mostly, this time of the year is a liminal space between here and there, then and now and you and me. Want to rewire, recalibrate and reinvent the next unfolding moment of the Truth of You and your own breath, your way? This is your invitation to entrain to new weather, time, space and commitments.

How Mindfulness Turned Negativity Around

Susie Wolbe | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

Thank you, mindfulness meditation. Without any expectations for what the future may bring, my personal practice will continue. If you're looking for me, I'll be the one focusing on sound, breath, or body, staying in the present moment, noticing how I feel and what I'm thinking, and making no judgments about whatever I find.

5 Steps to Living a Mindful Life

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Mckown

How often have you arrived at a destination and stopped to realize that you don't remember the roads you took or the stop signs you stopped at? This can be a frightening realization. The same happens in our day-to-day moments.

The Simple Life

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Lynn Shattuck

If I try and squeeze it all in and hold it all together, it shows. I snap at my family. I miss out on much-needed sleep because my brain buzzes with my to-do list. I miss so many moments because I'm obsessing and worrying about everything I'm not doing. Saying no to opportunities that don't serve me helps. Yoga helps. Meditation helps. Writing helps.

Enough Is Enough (And a Mindfulness Approach With 5 Self-Mantras)

Sarina Tomel | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Focusing on what's not happening or what's wrong is a sure way to keep manifesting the same. And indeed it will only bring you more of what you don't ...

Everything Changed When I Started Meditating Every Day

Sasha Bronner | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Sasha Bronner

I wonder what my 20s would have been like if I had learned to meditate sooner. I wonder if my health would have been different or if I would have been able to handle it all better. Or if maybe all of this was part of a grand order of things. I have room in my life now where I didn't before.

The Point of a Health Challenge Is What We Make It

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Since first encountering his work, I have been a great admirer of Larry Dossey, M.D. -- a New York Times bestselling author of several books, as well ...

Why You Should Believe in Karma

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Salmansohn

My 3.5-year-old son Ari has a passion for Legos -- even bigger than his passion for pizza. I know this, because when Ari's busy with his Legos, not e...

7 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Live In The Moment

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living

Mindfulness is one of the few things that is simultaneously trendy (we declared 2014 "the year of mindful living") and a centuries-old technique, help...

The Relaxing Practice You Should Make Sure You're Doing On Vacation

Christiane Wolf | Posted 09.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Christiane Wolf

Travel-proofing your meditation is easier that you think. The motto is, "Do something at least every couple of days." This is enough to keep you going through travel time and to pick up your daily routine once back home.

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...

This Video About Worry Will Really Make You Think

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living

"Can you allow your mind to be quiet?" British philosopher Alan Watts poses the question in his speech on worry, which he describes as "a mind in ...

The Power of Meditative Thinking Versus Positive Thinking

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

With meditation one can learn to be in any scenario and access it from an optimistic stance. When we work together, we focus on seeing the truth of our situations.

This Table For Two Forces You To Be Mindful

Fast Company | Adele Peters | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

If you have trouble resisting the impulse to check your smartphone while you’re out with friends or having dinner on a date, this table might help: ...

5 Steps To An Instant Mental Break

Yoga Journal | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

Got a much-needed vacation coming up? Maybe a long July 4th weekend? Your meditation practice is one of the easiest things to take with you! When your schedule doesn't allow for a full-blown mat practice, you can still quiet your mind.

The Mindfulness Backlash

The New York Times | Anna North | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

Mindfulness has reached such a level of hipness that it is now suggested as a cure for essentially every ailment. Anxious? Broke? Sneezing? Definitely...