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How Mindfulness Meditation Expands Awareness

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.01.2015 | Science

The practice of mindfulness dates back at least 2,500 years to early Buddhism, and since then, it's played an important role in a number of spiritual ...

5 Ways to Have 'Wonder Moments'

Leslie Boyer | Posted 02.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Boyer

When we experience wonder we are open to discovering the joy and beauty of life. I think that wonder can happen in a matter of seconds. Here are some of the things you can do to have "Wonder Moments" at any time during the day.

This Is How You Transform Stress Into A Beautiful Moment

Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living

For the next 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previ...

A Sense Of Wonder May Be Good For Your Health

New York Magazine | Melissa Dahl | Posted 02.11.2015 | World

Awe is probably not an emotion many of us experience on a regular basis; a childlike sense of wonder is hard to achieve when you're busy avoiding gian...

Carolyn Gregoire

Experiences Of Art, Nature And Spirituality May Help Prevent Disease, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.06.2015 | Science

Taking in the glory of nature at the top of a mountain peak, joining in a song of worship or viewing a breathtakingly beautiful piece of art are some ...

Letters to Hadley: Little Things

Liz Olson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Women
Liz Olson

My favorite little things are these: The way your sweaty skin feels right after you wake up from a nap, the way your little kid breath smells when you come in close for a nose kiss, the way you inspect my whole face -- pushing on my nose, noticing everything with your curious eyes.

How The Rewilding Movement Can Renew Your Sense Of Wonder

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Just as the broader conservation effort focuses on restoring human-altered ecosystems to their wild, natural state, human rewilding seeks to bring tha...

Simple Gifts to Make Your Holidays More Joyful

HopeLab | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
HopeLab

First, let others tell their stories. Rather than plunging headlong into a recitation of the world from our perspective, we simply commit to listening to others first, curious about what leads them to their perspective.

Believing in Santa

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 02.16.2015 | Parents
Cathy Cassani Adams

Receiving toys and opening presents is great, but it's fleeting and only a small piece of the big picture. Santa reminds us to reconnect to our childlike awareness so that we notice the love and magic in our everyday lives.

12 Gifts Ancient Greece Gave To The World

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

It's easy to forget just how much credit we owe the brilliant minds of ancient Greece. They are responsible for so many of the world's early steps int...

3 Ways to Live Like a Child (And Why You Should)

Nicole Liloia | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Liloia

Today as adults, we focus so much on other people's opinions when choosing what to do, that we forget we can make choices that will allow us to have more fun in our lives. Take the time to think about how something is going to make you feel when you do it.

Every Day Is Special, Holiday or Else

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

If I enjoy where I am right now, my journey will be that much more exquisite. And as far as destination, there is none, really. As soon as we reach one milestone, we focus on new things that excite and inspire us.

Cultivating This Overlooked Emotion Can Boost Your Well-Being And Quality Of Life

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living

When you look at a majestic natural landscape -- waterfalls, mountain ranges, vast deserts -- what do you feel? For many, the beauty of nature inspire...

Choosing A Wonder-Filled Life

Leslie Boyer | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Boyer

Ten months ago, my youngest sister passed away after a seven-year relationship with cancer. What a roller coaster it was. During the highs and lows, the healing and the blows, she never lost sight of what it might teach her. She was the most courageous person I have ever known.

A Lesson From My Daughter: Honor Your Ordinary Life

Rudri Bhatt Patel | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Rudri Bhatt Patel

The truth is there are glittery pieces of brilliance that color the cement of our everyday lives. We must be ready to keep our arms open for those possibilities.

3 Ways to Unlock Opportunity in What Scares You

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Caitlin Roberson

The truth is: We're all afraid. We've all had moments like mine on the floor. And it's those moments where terror can become the sandbox for astronomical transformation.

I Never Knew Ramen Noodles Could Be Cool

Lauren Stevens | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

If there is one thing my son has taught me, it is to slow down and take in my surroundings, giving myself over to each experience, no matter how mundane or insignificant it may seem.

The Land of Empathy and Wonder

Kristi Rieger Campbell | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Kristi Rieger Campbell

The only thing important in my imagined land is a person's heart. And his empathy. And his ability to find wonder.

A Sense of Wonder

Mary Paleologos | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Paleologos

If you want to witness a natural display of a sense of wonder, just observe a child. A child's whole world is viewed through the eyes of wonder and excitement. A child has no judgements of why things are so, but rather a child is in awe and views life through innocence, purity and curiosity.

8 Reasons You Should Learn To Love These Under-Appreciated Animals

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living

"If you are not a horse person, it might be hard to understand why some people love their horses so much," writes HuffPost blogger, bestselling author...

7 Questions That Will Keep You Curious

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living

“It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize,” Aristotle, the renowned Greek philosopher and scientist, o...

Disconnected (and Detained) in Cuba: My 'Third Metric' Experience

Michael Maisel | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Maisel

Forced to disconnect, I was able to challenge my own preconceived academic assumptions of what I would find in a 2014-era Cuba. On a more spiritual level, I underwent a heightened sense of awareness that I thought was reserved for fictional characters

My Smartphone, My B*tch: A Letter of Hate, Love and Balance

Cat Greenleaf | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Cat Greenleaf

Our relationship used to be a give and take. But from now on, this relationship is a one-way street. I own you for all the great things you can bring my life, but you don't own me in return. I will look up. I will stop. I've got to re-engage in the world instead of feeling engaged to you.

On Finding Wonder As an Adult

Rudri Bhatt Patel | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudri Bhatt Patel

My daughter's awe to ordinary occurrences isn't atypical.The world is a mysterious web of discoveries that heighten her ability to embrace the unknown. Sometimes her glee spills over like errant drops of water after a big splash. When I'm paying attention, I catch a few of these drops.

Daily Meditation: A Childlike State Of Wonder

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...