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Mindfulness Practice

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.

The Magic of a Meltdown!

Melissa Escaro | Posted 07.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Escaro

Our focus and intentions create the life we have. When we focus on all the amazing abundance in our lives, more of that begins to show up. When we foc...

5 Lessons From Zen Summer Camp

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 07.23.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

My family gave up beer, hamburgers and the oldest 4th of July parade in the country to go there and practice mindfulness with other families. Yes, we bribed our girls with ice cream on the drive home. And here's what we learned.

How Gratefulness Leads to Mindfulness

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Steven Crandell

I made God an offer She couldn't refuse. I would be grateful for everything in my life, all my experiences - no matter how hard, no matter how pain...

The Truth About Luck

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michelle Zarrin

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary the definition of the word luck is: "To prosper or succeed especially through chance or good fortune." How...

Want to Be More Creative? Find Solitude.

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan K. McAvoy

If you want to be more creative, then find some time to step out of your comfort zone, and into a place of quiet. Turn off the phone, step away from social media, and you just might find the answers that you're looking for.

Can a Bridezilla be Tamed?

Claire Enston | Posted 07.13.2015 | Weddings
Claire Enston

Planning a wedding can be stressful, there are lots of decisions to make! It's impossible to make every decision at the same time, so it makes sense to break them down into areas. Focus on one thing at a time so you avoid overwhelm.

The Facebook Feed of the Mind

Michael Neill | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

So in effect, social media very effectively narrows our reality tunnels by including more and more "evidence" that confirms our pre-existing biases and less and less evidence that there are happy, successful people in the world who think differently than we do.

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 Group At 5'4" and only 104 pounds, no one knew...

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...

Become Successful by Cultivating Gratitude

Reina Pomeroy | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Reina Pomeroy

Life is a continual balance of good days and bad days. On a good day, you're on top of your game, the master of your domain, patting yourself on the b...

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.

8 Ways To Remember Something Right Now

Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living

By Anna Medaris Miller for U.S. News Yesterday, it was where you parked the car. Today it’s the new co-worker’s name. If tomorrow you can’t r...

You Can't Make a Baby With Nine Women In One Month

Nipa Shah | Posted 06.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nipa Shah

They all looked at me dumbstruck. They couldn't believe their ears. What did I just say? I was being browbeaten into agreeing to a previously com...

Using the Power of Intention: 5 Easy Steps

Mary Joan Cunningham | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Joan Cunningham

To create an intention is to clarify what you want to achieve: in a yoga class, a day, a lifetime. This act is deceptively simple but deeply powerful.

Here's How To Reflect, Meditate And Sustain Positivity

Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living

Dulce Ruby is an explorer and an artist of written, visual and audio formats. Her GPS Guide below will teach you about meditation, reflection and how ...

The Meaning of 'Practice' in the Age of Sustainable Development: Part II (from the MDGs to 2030)

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The meaning of practice needs to be reinterpreted. The focus on cognitive thinking and technical skills underlying this problem-program-implementation-assessment action-framework needs to give space to a skill-set capable of actually building lasting trust and reciprocal altruism between key development actors.

Making a Case for Teaching Mindfulness to Youth

The Next Ten Challenge | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
The Next Ten Challenge

Mindfulness is a way of being and thinking that grows out of paying attention, on purpose and without judgment, to what is happening in the present moment. When we are mindful, we deliberately slow down to notice what is happening inside us (our thoughts, feelings, and body sensations), and what is happening outside us, in our environment. The intention is to see things as they are, rather than as they used to be or as we wish they could be. The good news is that the development of mindfulness helps us notice our emotions without being triggered by them. It moves us from living on automatic pilot to pausing and paying deliberate attention to what is happening in the now.

The Truth About Doing Yoga With Children

Olga Mecking | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Olga Mecking

I thought yoga would be a great way to connect with my children and get into shape at the same time. I found many great apps on my iPad, and we got started. Except it didn't work out the way I thought it would.