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Mindfulness Practice

The Conscious Interview: Suryacitta Malcolm Smith

Neil Seligman | Posted 02.04.2016 | Education
Neil Seligman

It's that time again...the next Conscious Interview is here! This month The Conscious Professional had the wonderful pleasure of getting to know ...

A Simple Way To Break A Bad Habit

TEDMED | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living

Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction &mdas...

Ingredient for Lasting Relationships

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 01.22.2016 | Weddings
Michelle Zarrin

If we do not have contentment within, we certainly will not have any to share. Our relationships become much more fulfilling after we become fulfilled in ourselves, from within. It is illusory to seek well-being from other people, as much to seek it in material possessions or job promotions. All of those satisfactions are temporary.

The Conscious Interview: Nick Diggins

Neil Seligman | Posted 01.13.2016 | Education
Neil Seligman

We can't wait to show you our first conscious interview of the year! And this month we have had the pleasure of speaking with and getting to know Nick...

6 Myths About Mindfulness We All Need To Stop Believing

Cheryl Jones | Posted 01.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Jones

Mindfulness is about full awareness of the present moment, the one we're in right now, with a gentle and open mind. I hope this article will help debunk some of the myths and confusion around mindfulness.

A Struggle With Words: How Mindfulness Maneuvered Its Way to the Top

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 01.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
M. Shannon Hernandez

My word for 2016 is mindfulness. I spent the first two weeks in December deep in thought about which word to choose. Actually, let me back up. I di...

Moments of Non-Doing

Hanne Suorza | Posted 01.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Hanne Suorza

In the city: I´m in a busy mode of thinking and planning, as I sit down by the water. Reminding myself that in any moment I can stop and listen...

Gifts of the Season

Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick

It's a few days before Christmas--our home is decorated, our cards have been written and mailed, the gifts are wrapped, our Christmas Eve gathering, and Christmas Day dinner are planned, and most important, my Heart is full.

Does Meditation Really Work? Part II: The Evidence

Ted Cadsby | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ted Cadsby

So what about the millions of meditators that claim significant benefit? Clearly there is something useful for them (beyond whatever placebo effect they derive from expecting to be calmer in their lives).

How to Improve Public Health? Be Your Word

Jae Ellard | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Jae Ellard

The great news is that every single conversation you have with others offers you a choice to be your word, to say what you mean and embrace full expression. Even better is you have the same choice with the conversations in your head. What would it look like to have a full conversation with yourself?

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.