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Meditation in Business: A Potent Medicine with Potential Side Effects

Jan Birchfield, Ph.D | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Jan Birchfield, Ph.D

A recent article in Harvard Business Review stated that meditation is "close to taking on cult status in the business world." Indeed, in the past year the use of meditation in business seems to have hit a tipping point.

You Don't Need Rose-Colored Glasses: 5 Realistic Tips to Be More Positive

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

I used to look at people like that with a mixture of admiration and annoyance. Then one day I asked myself, what are they doing that is different?

10 Ways To Combat Stress In Under A Minute

Tom Casano | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

If you're in the middle of a busy workday or if you have young, demanding toddlers around, you might find it impossible to carve out even 30 minutes to meditate or do yoga. Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day.

SEAMLESS -- Ordinary Habits, Extraordinary Life!

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Allen Vaysberg

Being a modern individual is not all flowers and candy (which we are constantly told not to eat anyway). We are busy choosing careers, building car...

Why Can Overthinking Kill You?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 06.24.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


4 Steps to Making Mindfulness Work in Business

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

Mindfulness is trending in the business world, but that doesn't mean every manager has bought in. The biggest obstacle to changing corporate culture is getting leaders to see the value of such programs. I know about this challenge first-hand, as we recently added a new global mindfulness program at SAP.

Exercise: The Steadfast Cornerstone for Maintaining a Healthy Weight and Lifestyle

Joe S. Moore | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Joe S. Moore

The mistake people make when they think about exercise and weight management is the perception that it's all about counting calories. It's not. Ex...

No Time to Connect With Friends? Try This

Jill Dahl | Posted 06.11.2015 | Women
Jill Dahl

Most women find it difficult to make time for friends amidst the unrelenting demands of work and family. It's not that we don't want to see our friends, it's just that we are so busy.

You Can't Make a Baby With Nine Women In One Month

Nipa Shah | Posted 06.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Nipa Shah

They all looked at me dumbstruck. They couldn't believe their ears. What did I just say? I was being browbeaten into agreeing to a previously com...

6 DIY Stress Hacks Using What's in Your Closet

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Lee Costa

When we keep stress in the closet, we aren't doing ourselves any favors. Instead, bring these everyday items out of storage and put them to good use to minimize the negative impacts of stress.

The Incredible Way Your Emotions Are Causing You Physical Pain | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living

We spoke to some experts in order to find out more about the relationship between emotions and pain in specific areas of the body. Scroll through until you find the pain you've been experiencing to see what emotions might be causing the pain!

What's in Your Mindful Toolbox? A Pause/PAWS

Bonnie Levine, MA | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Bonnie Levine, MA

Exhilarating and exhausting, classroom teaching is a daily adventure. Each moment is filled with an eternal mixture of instruction, learning and emotion. Times that by the number of children in the room and well, there is always a lot going on.

The Cost of Business As Usual

Melissa Heisler | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

Adding in movement, disconnecting from the day, and shifting your relationship with communication, can help reduce some of your workplace stress leading to more productivity and increased wellness.

Can't Sit Still? You Are Not Alone

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Lustbader

It takes effort to push back against the tide of small worries, to-do lists, people to call back, emails piling up as fast as you can delete them. Trying to meditate or to take a few moments out on the porch when full of anxiety can be infuriating. The cart is placed before the horse, and you don't get anywhere at first.

80 Minutes That Can Brighten Your Life

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

I have always been a proponent of periodic journaling as a tool to help reduce stress: "personal" journals, "gratitude" journals, "why I can't make a ...

How to Take Control of Your Stress

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 05.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Marilyn O'Malley

Most of us have an instant physical reaction to the sound of our cell phone dinging, marking the arrival of a new text message or e-mail or anticipa...

The Conscious Guide to Overcoming Anxiety

Neil Seligman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Neil Seligman

How many of us can say we never experience anxiety at some stage of our day? None! We all experience anxiety, particularly if we fulfill multiple ro...

Are You Stressing Out Again? 3 Easy Steps to Help You Relax

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

April is National Stress Awareness month, when the U.S Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) urges Americans to refresh and recharge their bodie...

Breast Cancer: My Lesson on Stress

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

Republishing on This the 7th Anniversary of My Last Cancer Surgery So last week I wrote all about stress and how to handle it. And this week I got...

Happy Stress Awareness Month!

Melissa Heisler | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

Stress awareness month always confused me. Aren't we always hyperaware of how stressed we are? What we may not realize is how stress affects us.


Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

We worry about heart attacks, strokes, cancer and a myriad of other regular diseases that lead to early incapacity and death and most of us take activ...

How to Heal: The Art of Breaking Open

Jenine Durland | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenine Durland

We squeeze and breathe, feeling that support, and then the release as we both let go, laughing. We walk out of the studio to the soundtrack of birdsong, our chests lifting up towards the morning sun.

Overwhelmed By Your Life? Perhaps It Is Time to Simplify

Melissa Heisler | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

If you had millions of dollars, what would you do? Buy an expensive house and car? How about a used van and park it by the ocean? That is exactly what...

Your Body Is Wise, But It Needs for You to Pay Attention

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Although complementary medicine has made strong advances, mainstream medical practice still keeps faith with drugs and surgery as the default methods ...

7 Ways for Parents to Stay Calm, Cool and Connected

Tara Cousineau, PhD | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Tara Cousineau, PhD

Yes, there is a mound of research that shows that emotional support, resilience skills, healthy lifestyle habits, mindfulness and stress management techniques work; not only that, these skills can positively influence the mind-body connection in ways we didn't imagine before.