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The Holy and the Plain

Maggie Lyon | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

We are so often cut off, bewildered by, and stranded from spirit in our suffering-prone, rampant minds, that coming to experience spirit out in the world is at first more accessible than experiencing it inside.

How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Work

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

Pausing is an introductory mindfulness practice, but it offers a feasible and practical technique with which to start. Over time, training attention and awareness enhance cognitive functioning and contribute to emotional balance.

LISTEN: New M.I.A. Track Leaks (Sort Of)

Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment

M.I.A. has somewhat unintentionally premiered a new song. M.I.A. emailed the song "atTENTion" to a fan after she was repeatedly asked for new material...

How Technology Is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.02.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Technological development is shaping the way we think. The uncertain reality is that we have neither the benefit of historical hindsight nor the time to ponder or examine the value and cost of these advancements in terms of how it influences our children's ability to think.

The Joy of Learning

Diana M. Raab | Posted 12.11.2012 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Most of us really do not change that much as we age, but our deeper interests might become even more apparent.

French Kids Do Have ADHD: An Interview with Elias Sarkis, MD

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2012 | Parents
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

The concept of ADHD as a serious, treatable disorder is gaining strength in France.

Back to School: Pause to Prepare

Stephen Cowan, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents
Stephen Cowan, M.D.

This time of transition can be a wonderful opportunity for your family to pause and prepare your child for the coming school year with a sense of heightened joy and anticipation.

'Eavesdropping' Study Yields Huge Surprise About Human Awareness

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.21.2012 | Science

Editor's Note: Don't read the text below until you watch the video above and take the "selective attention" test -- it's harder than you think! Wat...

The Limitless Treasure Of Who You Are

Gangaji | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

As I began to grow up, I attempted to define myself -- this presence of "I" -- through endlessly collecting information. In this natural process of mental awareness inhabiting a body, I discovered a symphonic mandala of sometimes competing, sometimes complementing explanations.

Orphans Of Technology: Choosing Between Our Smartphones And Kin

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Like everything, humans included, technology resolves itself in contradiction. And yet, we must be mindful of what we are doing with technology, particularly when in the company of our children. Our emotional presence is the greatest gift we can offer our children.

Metrics for Attention in Networks

Pablo Mancini | Posted 05.22.2012 | Media
Pablo Mancini

The challenge of mass media, and journalists, with social networks is not getting fans or followers. The most important mission is to expand our edito...

Are We Losing the Magic of Play in a Digital World?

Maggie Jackson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology
Maggie Jackson

If we drive children away from their innate needs to go within themselves to reflect and imagine, we'll be losing something of our humanity. Are we looking up from our screens often enough -- and teaching our children to do so?

How Spiritual Practices Can Redirect Negative Feelings

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 05.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Pull back your attention from the object of the senses to the senses, and then to the source of mind. This journey within will you give you the strength and endurance to go through all the ups and downs of life.

Why It Bugs Me When People Say: "I Must Have A.D.D.!"

Lori Day | Posted 04.17.2012 | Home
Lori Day

There seems to be an outbreak of self-diagnosed A.D.D. among individuals who simply have no manners. What is going on? Do I need to put Ritalin in my tic-tac dispenser and offer it to the afflicted?

Telling the Truth About What Is Here

Gangaji | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

One of the most powerful phrases in human language is "I am here." It is powerful because it is utterly simple and profoundly true. Anything that is said or thought afterward is just an addition to this basic, unfaltering truth.

Do You Really Believe in Change?

Jurriaan Kamp | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Jurriaan Kamp

Do you really believe in change? Do you really think that you can transform your life? These are important questions, especially at the beginning of a new year when most of us have, once again, made "New Year's resolutions."

The Magic Spell of a Pretty Face

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Sam Sommers

We love to look at good-looking people. Hardly an earth-shattering conclusion, I know. But it's a well-documented one: Attractive people grab our attention.

Habit #3: Holding Space

Willow Dea | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education
Willow Dea

One of the functional practicalities of cultivating embodied awareness is the ability to hold space as a teacher. Holding space is a delicate balance between sensing, feeling and action.

Attention Span Plan

Colin Curran | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home
Colin Curran

My mind starts to wander and the thoughts become a lot more random. What would happen if zombies invaded Water Works, or if the moon suddenly exploded? What would I do for a Klondike bar?

How To Be Completely Honest With Yourself

Gangaji | Posted 12.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

By inquiring into your life story, you can recognize the layers of ephemeral distraction that keep your attention busy with entanglements. When you recognize this, you can reclaim your attention.

Quick Focus: 3 Fast Ways to Relaxed Concentration

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Here are three techniques to relaxed concentration that, through experience, can be done inside a minute.

The Action Movie Blog Post

Dave Pell | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology
Dave Pell

The other day, I asked my son if he wanted Daddy or Mommy to take him on the bus for his first day of Kindergarten. He answered: "I want the iPad to take me." Who can blame him?

Is It ADD Or Your Blackberry?

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) a real thing, or is it just a byproduct of the times we live in? We have overcommitted, over-scheduled and overextended ourselves. Have we been conditioned to be an ADHD/ADD society?

The Most Useful Question To Ask Yourself Throughout The Day

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 08.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

The challenge is to know at any given moment where our attention is most needed. If our cell phone rings while we are talking to a friend, do we pick it up out of habit, or do we take the call because that is where our attention is needed?

The Currency Of Attention

Jeff Gitterman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Gitterman

What we choose to put our attention on is where we direct our energy in all its forms -- including our time, creativity and, of course, our money. More simply put, where attention goes, energy flows.