As we Tweet, post, like, share, and pin, are our brains registering our digital frenzy and shapeshifting accordingly? Preliminary research suggests yes.
Still need a gift for the mom in your life? Try appealing to her five senses. These gifts are easy to carry out last-minute, and will not only brighten her day, but also help calm her whenever she needs to de-stress.
"Health comes from inner peace" according to a talk I recently attended by the Dalai Lama. He makes it sound so simple. Doesn't inner peace sound easier than giving up French fries or learning how to make kale palatable? But how do we cultivate inner peace and thus health?
It just so happened that the theme for the lesson was interconnectedness. We would spend the time exploring partner poses, designed to build community and interdependence within the class. I told the students that this would be a chance to lighten the load that we'd all been carrying the past few days.
Water has a calm strength. I shot this video in Dakar, Senegal. It is beautiful coastal city with temperate weather. Join me for this one-minute Power Living Mini-Escape. To capture its power, say the affirmation out loud.
Like a top athlete looking to boost performance, we all need recovery time to perform at our best. So, pace yourself and don't be afraid to turn it off. Get some exercise and fresh air. And quit eating lunch at your desk. My dad would approve.
You think if you stress would loosen its chokehold on you, then you could relax. But you have it backwards: If you learned to relax, then stress would recede. That's because relaxing is a practice, and like a muscle, and you need to use it -- or lose it.
Take a few minutes to bring peacefulness and healing into your home by creating sacred space. It's not hard to do and has immense rewards. If you already have a sacred space, I'd love to hear about it. If I've inspired you to create one, I'd love to know how you made it meaningful to you.
Even though my life is calm these days, I plan to continue my practice because I know a new stressor is bound to appear just as certainly as the sun rises tomorrow. For me, yoga is good medicine for body, mind, soul and spirit.
If you are used to being angry at people and blaming someone, you will find someone to blame, even in the place with the most beautiful view in the world, with the best food, after 10 hours of sleep.
After years of trying for a few seconds at a time and giving up, I finally discovered something that works for me -- listening to music about breathing. By listening to music, my mind focuses on one thing, something relaxing, and I can breathe without the silence doing me in. It's still not easy, but it helps.
There are so many different ways in which we might be having a hard time in our relationship with food and our bodies. Some people are horrified with ...
How long have you been working without a break, could it be impacting the way you perform at your job? In this article I take a deep dive into how nature can positively impact your work performance, sanity and overall emotional well-being.
It's hard to relax when our minds are in turmoil. But without relaxation we can't get the sleep we need to recharge and focus productively. I've posted about how to turn your bed into a refuge and a soft place to land. But what if you still can't get to sleep?
As a GPS for the Soul editor -- someone who reads, writes, Tweets and preaches about stress management all day -- I have my own tools that work when stress rears its repugnant head. But this doesn't mean I don't stress.
Too often we take the easy way... When we always put responding to other people's needs above meeting our own.