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Mindfulness Practice

5 Questions to Ask For Cultivating a Joyful Legal Career

Jeena Cho | Posted 02.19.2015 | 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 02.19.2015 | 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 02.13.2015 | 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 01.29.2015 | 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 01.21.2015 | 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 01.05.2015 | 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...

Can Mindfulness Improve Your Productivity?

Inc. | Ilya Pozin | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

If you're thinking stopping an activity wouldn't help you complete it faster, logically, you're right. Taking a breather doesn't instantly improve phy...

Erin Schumaker

This Doctor Believes Your Back Pain Is All In Your Head

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living

What if a bad back or unexplained nerve pain aren’t really bodily malfunctions, but instead manifestations of painful emotions, stress and unmet amb...

What's So Special About Meditation?

Julie Sacks | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Sacks

Meditation is a personal experience, and everyone's path is different. I encourage you to stick with it, even if you want to give up. Remember it's a practice. If you don't get it on the first, second or even third try, it's OK, don't get too frustrated.

15 Ways To Be Happier In 2015

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jaimee Ratliff

Don't follow the crowds. Trying to emulate others deters you from that special path you were meant to take. Be inspired from their journey and put that energy into who you were meant to become.

Obesity, Fitness Trackers and Kids: It's Time for a Plan

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

Will we survive the next hundred years? At the rate we're going, we're either going to blow ourselves up or eat ourselves to death. As individuals we...

How to Survive the Holidays

Melissa Escaro | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Escaro

We can't control the situations around us this holiday season, but we can control how we react to the stresses that present themselves to us.

Mindfulness: Stealth Buddhist Strategy for Mainstreaming Meditation?

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

Mindfulness has become mainstream. Hospitals and prisons offer "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction," public schools teach students to put their "MindU...

How to Not Be Stupid

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

I can throw dinner on the table, or I can slow down and really see what I'm doing. Focusing on the smell, taste and feel of the food in my hands grounds me. With mindfulness, bringing together even a simple dish is a work of creation and a gift of love.

If You Don't Use It, You Lose It

Kayla Redig | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Kayla Redig

Practicing thankfulness won't stop your pain or protect you from the curveballs life inevitably throws at all of us, but it just might make your day a little brighter.

Learn To Live With It

CNN | A. Parthasarathy | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

People the world over believe that stress comes from external sources. One complains of a nagging wife or hysterical husband. Another finds fault w...

Leonard Cohen And The Art of Stillness

Brain Pickings | Maria Popova | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

“Faith is the ability to honor stillness at some moments,” Alan Lightman wrote in his sublime meditation on science and spirituality, “and at ot...

7 Simple Techniques for Practicing Mindfulness

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Mindfulness is a mental state that we can achieve by focusing our awareness on what's occurring in the present. This can be done by learning how to, in a calm and collected way, acknowledge our feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.

Is Mindfulness a Religion?

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Rudell Beach

I truly believe mindfulness has the power to transform our lives and our world. And I absolutely believe that questioning is a good thing -- knowledge is power!

No More Diets -- Eat and Live Mindfully Instead

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Enter any bookstore, turn on the television, or flip through a magazine -- without a doubt you will be faced with shelves of diet books, commercials with celebrities touting unbelievable weight loss results or an advertisement for the latest fat-melting pill.

Let's Go Nowhere

Medium | Pico Iyer | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

The idea of going nowhere is as universal as the law of gravity; that’s why wise souls from every tradition have spoken of it. “All the unhappines...

Art of Attention: The Frequency of Home

Elena Brower | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

The frequency of home is mostly about simple listening, love and respect, and it's a repeated choice. Practice landing and situating yourself in that frequency; your body will thank you.