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So... Why Do You Meditate?

Reetu Gupta | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Reetu Gupta

This is a question that is posed to me quite regularly, and I can see the skepticism in people's eyes -- the fear of meditation, and the preconceived ...

5 Things Moms (Yes, Moms) Need to Know About Meditation

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

All of those reasons we're overwhelmed are all the reasons that we moms may need it more than anyone else. We mamas need to know about some of amazing effects of meditation. Things that can help us with all of our stress and overwhelm.

New Ways to Learn: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

The practice of giving daily has changed my life. In 2012, I co-founded The Pollination Project which makes daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Here are the extraordinary people we supported this week.

Why Your Best Thinking Always Seems To Happen In The Shower

OWN | Posted 04.14.2015 | OWN

Have you ever felt like your best thinking happens while you're in the shower? It may seem like a relatively unusual place for brainstorming and intro...

Why People Think Mindfulness Meditation Is Impossible

Business Insider | Drake Baer | Posted 04.14.2015 | World

I started practicing mindfulness meditation five years ago, when I was an English teacher living in Seoul, South Korea. I'd sit cross-legged and t...

What Anxiety Is Like Day to Day

Janelle Ann McCarthy | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Janelle Ann McCarthy

It's not something that I can control or just change whenever I want to. If I could just choose not to be anxious, I would. Since I can't, I've had to find ways to cope with it. I've found that meditation is the biggest help in calming my anxiety.

4 Core Mind Habits Helped by Mindfulness

Lara Fielding | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara Fielding

What is your Mind Habit? Habits become autopilot when they are 1) in some way rewarding (increase pleasure or decrease pain) and 2) practiced repeat...

Make Meditation a Habit to Improve Your Life

Richard Taite | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Taite

Honestly, a 30-minute meditation session felt like some sort of torture for someone with a mind like mine. However, it was only a very short time before I started being able to sit longer and being more comfortable when I did.

3 Ways Mindfulness Will Improve Your Relationship

Nicole Liloia | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Nicole Liloia

Mindfulness can improve your relationships in many ways by changing how you connect and interact with others. Here are three reasons that mindfulness matters in a relationship...

Career Burnout? How to Relight Your Candle

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion
Ingrid Peschke

Career burnout: It's a problem anyone can face, but perhaps especially those in jobs requiring intense concentration and long hours. That well describes America's health care providers.

We Are Earth Walking

Amanda Hessling | Posted 03.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Hessling

Dearest Friends -- Now is the time to remember who we are. We are not as the corporations would have us. Our value is not in our ability to consume ...

Busyness Is a Disease... and It's Contagious!

Dawn Hafner | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawn Hafner

Feel the urgency, the pain, the beauty, the joy, the fleeting moments and the passing years. Our temporary nature. Feel what we see in the news. Feel what is going on with the family down the street we know battling cancer. Feel our parents aging, our kids growing.

Got Anger? The Secret to (Mostly) Calming Your Parental Rage

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

My thoughts told me I was a terrible mother for my anger. I would spiral deeper into a hole. I couldn't see the light. I was fighting myself. I couldn't handle this ugly part of me. I had to change. But anger gets stronger when we fight with it, when we reject it.

7 Ways to Start Your Journey Toward Self-Love

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

For many of us, we could all use some help in the self-love department. Our own level of self-love can be detrimental to our success in relationships, career, health, and overall well-being. Here are seven ways to start your journey toward self-love.

UT Dallas' Center for BrainHealth and Mindfulness Meditation

Susie Wolbe | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

UT Dallas' Center for BrainHealth, established in 1999, is a leader in its mission to understand, protect and heal the brain. An inviting research c...

How to Create Supportive, Healthy and Compassionate Relationships in Business

Alissa Grainger | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Alissa Grainger

As we have built our team it has been very important to me to provide a nurturing and compassionate environment. I have experienced exactly how powerful and transformative someone's support and guidance can be.

5 Questions to Ask For Cultivating a Joyful Legal Career

Jeena Cho | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeena Cho

Balancing my life so that I have the right amount of work and play requires daily effort. I have found gardening and cooking to be great teachers of patience. You can't rush the seed that you planted in the ground.

Where Is Your Aliveness?

Annemiek van Helsdingen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Annemiek van Helsdingen

Dear you, This is a big question! A question that is so important, so beautiful, and so potent. Let me tell you about my dance with it. I've bee...

Get the Love You Want -- #emergingnow

Chantal Pierrat | Posted 04.15.2015 | Women
Chantal Pierrat

Like anything transformational, self-compassion and self-love only come alive through practice. Here is my simple approach to this powerful practice -- culled from the amazing Self-Compassion authors I have mentioned in this post already. Check out these four steps...

Let's Be Real 'Let It Go' Quotes

Chiara Cortese | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women
Chiara Cortese

The opposite of letting go is to hold on to and be attached to something. That means we love and desire it or are harping on the negative effects of what it has done to us. If you've reached the need to "let it go" stage, it means that your attachment has consumed you

How I Learned to Breathe at 24

Jennifer Langione | Posted 03.23.2015 | 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.

Learning Matters: Failure Can Lead to Success

Stedman Graham | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Stedman Graham

As we dive into the new year with renewed vigor, stop for a moment and take stock of your habits. Are you failing enough? If all of your efforts are resulting in home runs, you might need to play a bigger game, a game based on your powerful identity.

A Mindful Minute: 3 Fun Mindfulness Exercises For Kids (Illustrated)

Renee Jain | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Renee Jain

Inspired by questions from my last article on how to actually teach mindfulness to kids, I'm putting out a new weekly post with FUN mindfulness exercises for the family. After all, who said mindfulness had to be a drag?!

Mindfulness for Educators

Cameron Conaway | Posted 02.22.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | 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...