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Mindfulness Practice

Gratitude: The Spirit of Thanksgiving

Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick

One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving as it is a day when I often find myself in our family room in front of the fireplace enjoying a crackling fire with family and friends. I enjoy giving small gifts that are an expression of Gratitude.

A Chaotic Yet Peaceful Journey to Be With Jon Kabat-Zinn

Craig E. Sherman | Posted 11.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Craig E. Sherman

There were no off-color expletives or rude hand gestures; although, considering the events of that evening, such behavior would have certainly been un...

No Talking, No Reading, No Writing, No Media: How 7 Days of Silence Can Change Everything

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

I just finished my first seven-day silent retreat. That means I didn't speak for seven days. Can you imagine? Not a word. It was difficult, for sure, but I was not alone. There were over 40 other people there, too, spending the week in complete silence.

The Lost Factor in the Buddha's Path to Happiness

Josh Korda | Posted 11.20.2015 | Religion
Josh Korda

It would be easy to assume, given the ways Buddhist practice has been presented to its target market, that it revolves entirely around meditation: Health and well-being books, magazines and websites are lousy with images of smiling young women sitting blissfully on cushions

Mournful Holidays: 5 Tools to Use

Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Baldwin Panagore

Does heartache haunt holiday? Are you mourning the one, or the ones, who you love or loved the most? Does your heart ache? Do you grieve? Are you as...

Erasing the Negative Narrative Through Mindfulness Practice

Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Peter Baldwin Panagore

The thing about mindfulness practice is that is not magic, or mysterious, or mystical; it is practical and applicable and easy; a ready tool for a more peaceful interior life and it only takes a few minutes a day.

Being a Mindful Mommy

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Grainger

This is a wonderful way to still your mind, stay connected to your inner desires and be present in the moment. The more you practice these mindfulness actions, the more stillness and awareness you will experience, which will help as you journey through motherhood.

Let's Meet For Drinks! - Or Not

Francesca Maxime | Posted 11.10.2015 | New York
Francesca Maxime

Earlier this year I stopped drinking. I.just.quit. Overnight, I just woke up one morning and said, meh, that's enough for me.

Waking Up to Dance, Mindfully

Tajci Cameron | Posted 11.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

The song starts and I let my body respond. My hips sway and my feet start to step this way and that. My arms lift up above my bobbing head and my hand...

How to Have Less Stress and More Joy This Holiday Season

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 11.04.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

We're all going to mom's house this year. I'm packing the bags (enough underwear for the 5-year old? Check). And a special sort of holiday anxiety creeps in.

12 Reasons Why Parents Need Mindfulness Now

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

Parenting today is about shifting generational patterns of shame and blame. And mindfulness is the foundation that conscious parenting is built on.

Mindfulness Practice During A Heart Attack: Or Me and My Mind Against My DNA

Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Peter Baldwin Panagore

The author at age 26 sitting in Zazen Seiza style. This past August, at the age of 56, on the last day of my summer vacation, on the day after I ran...

Another Reason to Meditate: Anti-Aging

Lisa Kirchner | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Kirchner

This process doesn't have a clear end, it's ongoing. If you have any draw to the practice, move toward it. You can start by simply starting to pay attention to what's happening in any given moment. Even if you feel skeptical, you know on an intuitive level -- bitter does not age well.

3 Reasons Your Kids Should Learn to Meditate

Julie Sacks | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Sacks

If your child is curious about your meditation practice, or has heard about meditation, try guiding them toward their own daily practice. It could hel...

An Awesome Place to Practice Mindfulness

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 10.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eden Kozlowski

Any chain, any name... the grocery store is one of the most outstanding places to train your mindfulness brain.

How Texting Can Make You More Effective Professionally and Personally

Matt Tenney | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Matt Tenney

Device use can become an opportunity to not only connect with another person or find important information, it can be an opportunity to actually let go of some of your anxiety, to be more present for your next encounter with a person, and to be more effective at whatever task you engage in after using your device.

How I Finally Stuck To A Meditation Schedule | Posted 10.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Here are three key ideas that helped me develop a regular practice and unlock the benefits I had been touting for so long.

7 Ways Mindfulness Can Unlock Your Authentic Self

Christine Horner | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Horner

Mindfulness is key to the self-realization that you came into the world already fully equipped with many gifts to share. Here are seven guiding lights to assist you toward becoming your authentic self.

The Problem With Gratitude

Carmen Isáis | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Carmen Isáis

Life will kick your ass and leave you flat in the ground. True Gratitude will pick you up, cradle you in its arms, comfort you and hold you through the worst parts of it all.

Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life

Sari Sheehan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The tiger dream started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.

Treating Stress and Trauma With Mindfulness

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 09.16.2015 | Education
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Mindfulness is a committed, concerted, targeted practice -- a life skill. While pausing for a few deep breaths may make you feel better in the moment, practicing and training regularly will allow you to achieve long lasting results, brain health, and that calmer, less reactive place of being.

How to Find Gratitude on an Ordinary Day

Jennifer S. White | Posted 09.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer S. White

The light streams towards me through the front porch windows. The light is golden, and it highlights the yellow of the front porch's ceiling, and t...

Rethinking Professional Development: Using Mindfulness to Explore the Emotional Labor of Teaching

Elizabeth Frias, PhD | Posted 09.08.2015 | Education
Elizabeth Frias, PhD

Taking the time to practice mindfulness is an excellent opportunity for teachers to stop, sit quietly, and bring awareness to their emotions and how those emotions may be affecting them physiologically.

Questions to Ask During Difficult Moments

Michelle Ghilotti Mandel | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Ghilotti Mandel

One way to energize and take great care yourself as you live through a heartbreaking experience, is to resist the human urge to ask why, and instead, ask what and how.

Mindfulness is About as Religious as Red Wine

Joe Burton | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Joe Burton

Coming out of a public company background, I was looking for a way to stop stressing out about every little thing in life (and especially at each quarter end). I've been practicing mindfulness for about two years. In that time, I've learned that mindfulness meditation training is about as religious as red wine.