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Can Beauty Actually Improve Your Health?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

"It's better to look good than to feel good" went the SNL line made famous by Billy Crystal. It was funny, in part, because it mocked an age-old confl...

The Top 5 Excuses For Not Practicing Mindfulness (And Why We Need To Stop Using Them)

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen S. Exkorn

Over the years, I found that I expanded these bite size mindfulness exercises into full-blown practices in my own life. Now I sit and meditate every morning, and try to approach life in a more mindful way.

Meditation, Purpose and the Happiness Police

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Having purpose means to connecting with and working for something larger than yourself. It is about seeing and merging with the sacred that exists in the mundane -- exploring and knowing our individual consciousness to understand what truly matters to us.

20 Scientifically Backed Ways To De-Stress Right Now

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living

What's your stress "tell?" For some, a quickened heart rate or a slight feeling of queasiness is enough to let them know they're getting anxious or ov...

Stress Management Upgrade 2.0

Michael Gervais, Ph.D. | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Gervais, Ph.D.

When you're stressed, the world can feel like an obstacle course dotted with triggers. They come from everywhere -- work, relationships, money, school...

How Relaxing Affects Your Genes

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Recent research showed that yoga is able to change the expression of genes involved in immune functioning, and now a new study shows that relaxation i...

The 5 Keys to the Death of Perfect

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

Repeating the affirmation "progress, not perfection" will help you to create an attitudinal shift that will better equip you to accept your own limitations as well as those of your family members, friends, and coworkers.

Don’t Worry: Meditation Doesn’t Have To Be A Religious Thing

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

Meditation is innately human. And just as religion cannot claim exclusivity to food, sleep or play, neither can it claim meditation.

Nutrients to Unplug and Recharge Your Body and Mind

Hyla Cass, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hyla Cass, M.D.

Stress seems inevitable, and takes its toll on our health and well-being. Do you recognize any of these signs?

Seven Myths about Meditation

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

The real challenge is to stay with mediation long enough to start noticing how incredibly engaging the process can be as whole new worlds of awareness and sensation open to us. It's anything but boring.

Six Steps to Get Your Meditation Practice "in Gear"

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

For those of you who have mostly relied on going to class to anchor your wandering minds and provide structure for your meditation, here are some tips for "flying solo" in your very own practice.