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Recovering The Joy In Your Life

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

Where has our joy gone? I have come to feel lately that joy is an expression of our own truest nature.

Spiritual Self-Confidence

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Z. Cohen

Spiritual confidence is that unique and palpable sense of absolute conviction that cannot be affected by external or internal fluctuations. It's being absolutely sure.

WATCH: FOR THE LOVE OF ART: NYU Professor Gets Camera Implanted In Head

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

NYU Professor and artist Wafaa Bilal had a camera surgically implanted onto his head for an art project called "The 3rd I." Commissioned for the Decem...

Caught in the Act: Naomi Natale Collects One Million Bones for Genocide Awareness (VIDEO)

Kathy Eldon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kathy Eldon

Recently I met a young activist, Naomi Natale, who is using her creativity to not only raise awareness about the atrocities occurring abroad, but also to raise funds to support displaced survivors.

How Often Are We On Mental Autopilot? You Might Be Surprised

David Rock | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Rock

People reported that they mind wandered no less than 30 percent of the time, during everything except love making. And here's the kicker: people report being unhappy during mind wandering.

12 Places to Take in America's Waters

Farryn Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Farryn Weiner

In honor of Blog Action Day, we're celebrating the beautiful bodies of water that make up the American Landscape -- and our favorite places to sit back and enjoy the view.

The Content of Your Mind Is Not Your Choice (VIDEO)

Sadhguru | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sadhguru developed Isha Yoga as an invigorating process to transform oneself. For over 25 years, Isha Yoga Programs have touched and transformed the l...

Take a Break from Facebook and Twitter For 1 Day

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ari Herzog

I ask you to participate in the Communication Shutdown by taking a break from Facebook and Twitter on November 1, 2010.

The Power To Create Your Life

Sadhguru | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

What is possible and not possible are not one's business, it is nature's business. Your business is just to strive for what you want. Nature will decide whether it is possible or not.

5 Simple Ways To Live More Fully

Tara Stiles | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

We miss moments all the time and if we fully lived them all we might spontaneously combust, or appear intensely hyper and loony. This brings awareness to all the moments that we miss, that we dull out on.

Modern Buddhism: Language and Culture in a Shrinking World

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

Language is translatable but we also have to be aware of the subtle shades of meaning, beyond literal translation, that cultural settings impart.

Stemming the Mindlessness Epidemic

Joel Brokaw | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Brokaw

Whether it is food, drugs, sex, gambling or keeping the television or music droning on all day to fill up the silent void, these behaviors all exist in our lives for good reasons.

12-Day At-Home Yoga Challenge

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

Even just five minutes of Ujjayi Breath a day can be tremendously beneficial as we breath pure and energizing oxygen into our bodies, spreading the air deep into our lungs and selves.

There Is a Beauty Within You #22 - Your Original Face, Your Open Heart

Bob Lingvall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bob Lingvall

In this meditation we will turn our attention to the area of your brain behind the center of your high forehead, the prefrontal cortex.

5 Gifts of Being Highly Sensitive

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

If you had to name the top five gifts of being highly sensitive, what would they be? One of the prominent "virtues" of high sensitivity is the richness of sensory detail that life provides.

On The Road With Krishna Das

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

this week I'm on tour playing guitar with Krishna Das. Hanging with KD and the posse is always about dharma and music mixed together --- my favorite combo.

There Is a Beauty Within You #21: Preparing for Self Realization in the Springtime

Bob Lingvall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bob Lingvall

Its bliss is deeper than our winter and its love greater than our embrace. And it is you. All of this, no more than mirror, your sweet reflection -- springtime.

What Does It Mean To Receive?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Do you get so busy during the day that you do not take a moment to receive, to be aware of, the good around you? Do you ever pause to take in the beauty of flowers?

May Is Perinatal Depression Awareness Month: Why You Need to Pay Attention

Mallika Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mallika Chopra

Why does perinatal depression need more awareness and attention from all of us? Depression in itself is a mental health issue that still carries a heavy stigma in this society.

Stay on Your Cushion: The Importance of 'Hot' and 'Cool' Boredom During Meditation

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

For those who are beginning to explore meditation practice, allow yourself to actually experience this "hot boredom" and not just jump off the cushion when that kind of restlessness is experienced.

Inclusive Economics: Enabling the World

Sadhguru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

We must change our economic process into an "all-inclusive" process. Providing health care and education is not charity but an investment; our engine functions better if we give what we have to all.

Meeting Our Minds: Is Meditation Practical?

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

We rarely if ever look at the "I" that's making our everyday assumptions. Our meditation practice, rather then being theoretical or metaphysical, is extremely personal and direct -- it's highly experiential.

Is Your Mind A Friend Or Foe?

Hillary Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hillary Rubin

I share this with you because hearing these words again as a beginner has opened me to a new level that there really is nothing wrong with me or you.

There Is a Beauty Within You #20: Finding Your Mystical Family

Bob Lingvall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bob Lingvall

Being part of a spiritual community can take many forms. Sometimes it is an organized religion or an informal group with common beliefs. And sometimes it is a mystical family.

5 Steps to Getting Out of Your Own Way (VIDEO)

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

Meditate. Hang out with others who live good lives. Do good things. Be simple. Your life will change. I'm telling you from experience.