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Keep 'Em Talking

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 09.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

This dialogue is encouraged as the brain observes internal sensations. Such a relationship arouses instinct, an unbridled imagination and an undomesticated intuition. All of which contribute to a unique individual living an inspired life.

Feeling Secure Vs. Being Secure

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 06.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Two old meanings of the word secure are free from apprehension and free from danger. It may be helpful to identify some of the common experiences of feeling secure:

Stressed Out? Try Looking At Some Trees

Richard E. Cytowic | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Richard E. Cytowic

So, do yourself a favor. Stroll outside on your lunch break, stare out the window for a while, or at least Google an image of greenery and give your nerves a break.

I Suffer From Erythromelalgia, And It Feels Like I'm Burning Alive

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Curley Bogner

The pain feels and looks like a scorching fire inside the limbs. I'd jump up and down on one leg in a blazing desert while eating live crickets if a doctor said it would cure me.

How to Not (Even Accidentally) Be a D**k When Your Person Has Anxiety

Margaret Howard | Posted 03.14.2016 | Impact
Margaret Howard

It's so easy to make someone's anxiety worse. But so, so possible to make it better, and not just in the short term, either. Every time you truly supp...

How I Thrived As An Introvert In An Office Full Of Extroverts

Ann Davis | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Ann Davis

I became tired of wishing my work was easier. Tired of pretending to be someone I wasn't. Tired of going home grumpy and heading straight to bed because I was so exhausted. To love my work as an introvert, I knew I had to make some changes. Changes that would allow me to thrive as an introvert in an extroverted work environment.

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both ex...

Scientists Hacking Our Nervous System Discovered Something Incredible

By Gaia Vince | Mosaic | Posted 05.30.2015 | Healthy Living

One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric.

Junk Science: The Fallacy of Fetal 'Pain'

David A. Grimes | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
David A. Grimes

In March of 2015, the West Virginia legislature overrode the Governor's veto of HB 2568, the "Pain-Cable Unborn Child Protection Act." As noted by th...

Living Mindfully, Living Happily Through Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 04.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

It is ironic that people dash through life trying to figure things out, furrowing their brows in deep concentration and boring their minds like laser beams into making decisions without ever wondering what "mind" is in the first place.

This '4D-Printed' Dress Is Changing The Way We Define Fashion -- And Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.09.2015 | Arts

The Kinematics dress, created by generative design studio Nervous System, is, in all cliches, not your average piece of fabric. For starters, the Muse...

10 Ways Introverts Interact Differently With The World

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Introverts and extraverts may seem the same on the surface, but if you look at the way they respond to life's everyday occurrences, differences begin ...

Establishing Boundaries, Preventing Attacks

Doug Kreeger | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

I write when I'm inspired and publish only when I'm ready. I don't read comment forums and I block communication from harassing strangers. I connect with at least one close friend per day, preferably in person. I sing constantly, loudly, and usually only for myself (or dogs). I'm doing the best that I can and trying to greet each new day with wonder and gratitude.

The Benefits Of Yogic Breathing

Kripalu | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living

This mind/body connection is central to yoga. Nowhere is this truer than with conscious breathing, which acts as a medicinal tool, increasing well-being and peace of mind.

The Sacred Art of Listening -- Nourishing Loving Relationships

Tara Brach | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Whether it's the communicating between different tribes or religions, ethnicities, racial groups or different generations, we need to listen. The more we understand, the less we fear -- the less we fear, the more we trust and the more we trust, the more love can flow.

The Gift of Presence: How to Be Here Now

meQuilibrium | Posted 02.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jan Bruce The rush, the anxiety, the hectic pre-holiday mental storm has passed. And while it's nearly impossible to relax in the days leading up...

Gift to the Soul: The Space of Presence

Tara Brach | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

For many of us this is a season when it feels that we are going faster and faster. Everything's racing, through school semesters, wrapping up work com...

Lessons From Kayaking: Finding a Way to Be With Fear

Tara Brach | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The key to being with fear is in contacting what is here now, rather than trying to push it away. Here's a story from the river that helps us understand that. In kayaking, you learn about what is called a keeper hole.

Absolute Cooperation With the Inevitable

Tara Brach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Aligning with what is here is a way of practicing presence. It allows us to respond to our world with creativity and compassion.

The Transforming Power of Mindful Prayer

Tara Brach | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When the pain is deep, the more fully we touch it, the more fully we release ourselves prayerfully into boundless, compassionate presence.

WATCH: 3D Printer Creates Human-Like Cells

Posted 04.05.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/04/2013 02:11 PM EDT on LiveScience A team of chemists has found a way to print 3D materia...

Weird Way Lyme Disease Outfoxes Immune System

Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/22/2013 12:52 PM EDT on LiveScience The bacterium that causes Lyme Disease substitut...

Super-Old Fossils Reveal Ancient Creature's Strange 'Limbs'

Posted 02.28.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 02/27/2013 01:07 PM EST on LiveScience Scientists have unearthed extraordinarily preserved foss...

Thinking With Your Body

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 03.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Douglas Fields

The neurons setting our heart racing, our skin to sweating, and our stomach churning, are draped in a network throughout the body cavity next to the organs they control, completely outside the brain and spinal cord.

Feed the Mouse

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

When you feel fed -- physically, emotionally, conceptually and even spiritually -- you naturally let go of longing, disappointment, frustration and craving. The hungry heart gets a full meal, goals are attained and the striving for them relaxes; one feels lifted by life as it is.