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How to Be Mindful in the Real World

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle McQuaid

When it comes to improving our well-being, most of us think about the exercise we should be doing, the foods we should be eating and the sleep we should be getting, but have you thought about how your brain might be able to help cultivate enduring well-being?

Take a Mindful Hike

Hanne Suorza | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Hanne Suorza

In a field of cloudberry flowers, I pause. Only to cherish this long Norwegian summer evening. Feel the sun. Just be.

Discipline: Using the Heart and Brain Science

Susie Wolbe | Posted 07.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. When I told my parents I wanted to go to college in Austin, Texas, my mother, in true form, pulled out the encycl...

A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama -- Global Compassion Education

Emily Hine | Posted 07.06.2015 | Impact
Emily Hine

While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: Let's give His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world.

Meditation in Business: A Potent Medicine with Potential Side Effects

Jan Birchfield, Ph.D | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Jan Birchfield, Ph.D

A recent article in Harvard Business Review stated that meditation is "close to taking on cult status in the business world." Indeed, in the past year the use of meditation in business seems to have hit a tipping point.

Being Here and Now

Hanne Suorza | Posted 07.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hanne Suorza

Mindful attention: Me overlooking the village of Sykkylven/ Norway. Photo by Stig Brekke. When the mind wanders, gently bring it back where life ...

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor Shares 10 Mindfulness Tips for World Record Success, Health and Happiness

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor After Setting Four World Records. Photo Credit PhotoRun.net/Competitor Group At 5'4" and only 104 pounds, no one knew...

Conquering the Mountains of the Mind

Vyda Bielkus | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Vyda Bielkus

When you make yourself present to the moment you are in, the challenge, although might still be there, is suddenly much less daunting. Fear slips away in that very instant and you can absolutely conquer the mountain. One foot in front of the other, one precious present moment at a time, you will quickly find yourself at the top.

Three Meditation Techniques for College Life

Alexander J. Barron | Posted 06.30.2015 | College
Alexander J. Barron

Meditation is the practice of relaxing the body and elevating the mind. During the school year, mediation is a great way to decompress between classes and extracurricular activities.

Learning, Playing and Planning for Extraordinary Growth

Susie Wolbe | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susie Wolbe

See Jane run. From my early days of learning to read, Dick, Jane, and Spot always seemed to be up to something. Running here and there. Socializing. ...

Stress-Test for French Intellectualism as Mindfulness Makes Waves

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.26.2015 | Science
Van Winkle's

Mocking the French is passé. Fun, but passé. There’s much to be admired in the French. Theirs is a cultural of intellectual rigor...

How I Quit Smoking, Stopped Vaping and Learned to Eliminate Stress... One Breath at a Time

Talia Eisenberg | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Talia Eisenberg

When I quit smoking with a rudimentary electronic cigarette in 2010, I was so passionate about this viable alternative to combustible tobacco that at...

Mindfulness in Your 20s: Learning to be Mindful Beyond Just Reading a Blog

Blake Colaianne | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Blake Colaianne

If you keep up with your mindfulness practice, you can begin to literally change the way your brain works. This kind of control is exciting to me, especially when I feel like so many things are out of my control.

Meditation: My Secret Weapon to Disrupting the Energy Industry

Lynn Jurich | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Lynn Jurich

Meditation has been a go-to business tool to help me see others as part of a shared universe. It allows me to greet people with openness -- be it in a male-dominated boardroom, or across the conference table with a colleague.

Mindfulness in the Garden

Hanne Suorza | Posted 06.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hanne Suorza

Greenery and scenery of Sykkylven, Norway. All photographs by Hanne Suorza. Stepping out on our terrace this morning, I smile. The sight of the gol...

You Are Your Own Worst Enemy and You Are Your Own Worst Enemy If You Think That You Are Your Own Worst Enemy

Ira Israel | Posted 06.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. ~ Hamlet (1.5.167-8) I have a marketing problem. I teach...

Eastern Wisdom Is Changing Western Corporate Practices (or, at Least It Should Be)

Lenny Sanicola | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Lenny Sanicola

From an employer standpoint, having employees ever at the ready sounds like an ideal situation; problems can get resolved with the "send" of a text or email.

How Can Mindfulness Help With Chronic Pain?

Stephanie Weaver | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Weaver

More than 100 million adults in the U.S. deal with chronic pain. After reading an article by Dr. Christiane Wolf, I reached out to her to learn more...

Michael Jordan's Mindfulness Meditation Coach: The Secret Weapon of Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and You

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Woo-woo or not, compassion is needed today more than ever, and perhaps mindfulness can help bring us there. Through Mumford's book, we can all learn to be Mindful Athletes in our day-to-day lives.

Mindfulness: Are We Losing Ourselves in the Digital World?

Hanne Suorza | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Hanne Suorza

Interview with Dr. Bjarte Stubhaug, M.D., Ph.D. "Start with dramatic changes in your digital habits, then stay on that narrow road. Have no fear, you...

Bored Of Mindfulness? Give Mindlessness A Try

The Guardian | Stuart Heritage | Posted 06.15.2015 | World

I’m getting annoyed with mindfulness. Do you know how exhausting it is to constantly live in the moment? It’s really bloody exhausting. In my e...

Can Spiritual Practice Heal Racism? An Interview With Tara Brach

Omega Institute | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Omega Institute

Tara Brach talks about waking up to racism in our culture and how her Washington, DC, Insight Meditation community is doing something about it.

Mindfulness in Your 20s: How to Use Gratitude As Fuel for Happiness

Blake Colaianne | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Blake Colaianne

Take time to find the thankfulness in every situation. Once you are filled with thanks, find ways to express that gratitude in what you say and do. One of the easiest ways to feel happy is to make someone else feel it first.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Your Wellness

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

It was only then, weight lost, handstand mastered, appreciative every morning I stepped onto my yoga mat, that I started to think about what wellness truly meant. Wellness is the hard-earned reward of tidying up attitudes and behaviors that ultimately deliver happiness. Here are six ways to tidy up your approach to wellness, too.

How I Run With Mindfulness

Hanne Suorza | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Hanne Suorza

Working my body, resetting my mind. Photograph by Eldrid Suorza A river is flowing by the path where I run. When I tune in and concentrate I hear...