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Feel Like Giving Up? 10 Things I Remembered in 2014 to Keep Going

Laura Aiisha | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

As the final weeks and days of this year have come and gone, I'm reminded of the ways that 2014 has pushed me backwards, pulled me forwards, lifte...

Mothering Monkey Mind

Annie Finch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Annie Finch

While I knew I was supposed to be lying there absorbing the present moment in serene bliss, my mind was actually jumping all over the place, from emails unsent to poetry to health concerns to spiritual thoughts to housework undone to plans for future decades, while my body felt stiff as a board.

The Power and Beauty of Patience

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

We might resolve to respond to whatever arises with loving kindness, exploring what might be discovered. Enter life, in the raw and sweaty, and the test gets real darn fast. Getting distracted from good intention can be tricky and takes a bit of doing in the reframing department.

Mindfulness and the Monkey Mind

Steve Robertson | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

This non-focused flickering is an intentional tool of the ego used to perpetuate confusion, attachments to duality and a resulting state of suffering.

Cultivating Self-Affection During Tricky Times

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Spring, in all her glory, dares the frosty air. Do we? Do we dare to shake off the wintry cold that hardens hearts and dampens dreams? Do we dare to bloom today, to become that which is best in our hearts, and that which most inspires our spirit? Do we dare?

WATCH: Overcome Your Anxiety!

Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living

In this AOL video, Daniel Smith, author of "Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety," describes his longterm struggles with panic disorder -- and how he was ...

Street Dharma: Teaching Meditation To The Homeless

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

It can be very unsettling when you realize just how frantic your mind really is... You may find, like Buddhist elders have said, that the mind is like a crazy monkey swinging from thought to thought and from past to future.

Buddha: How To Tame Your Monkey Mind

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.03.2011 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

Buddha described the human mind as being filled with drunken monkeys, jumping around, screeching, chattering, carrying on endlessly. We all have monkey minds, Buddha said.