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Mindfully Remembering That the Present Moment Is All We Have

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Someday, for each of us, there will be no tomorrow. At that moment, we will have proved, completely and without any doubt, that all we have is the present moment. The trick is getting to that realization well before we take our final breath.

Why Sex With Someone With a Disability Is the Best Sex You Could Be Having!

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

As a queer person with a disability who is not shy about his sexuality, I find that some of the most common questions that I get are, "Can you have sex?" "Do you have sex?" and "How do you have sex?" I'd like to focus on the positives of sex with people with disabilities.

Is Technology Worsening Our Basic Restlessness?

Nancy Colier | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We need to stay fiercely aware of its power to steer us away from our true needs. We must remain mindful of our own minds and careful not to be seduced into the unconsciousness that technology makes possible.

A Yogi Embraces Pope Francis

Sister Jenna | Posted 05.08.2014 | Religion
Sister Jenna

As I approach my upcoming birthday, I am drawn to remember Pope Francis. There are moments that touch our lives and I remember where I was on March...

Silence and Freedom

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 05.06.2014 | Hawaii
Joseph Carlisi

Silence, a break from mental noise, allows the world to seep into us, to fill us in a whole, unbroken sense.

March Is National Kidney Month: Let's Get Back to Basics

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Kidney Disease kills more people each year than breast and prostate cancer combined. Yes, you read that statistic correctly, but you may be surprised by it.

On Savoring Life

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

Isn't savoring our lives at least as important as enjoying Reese's? For, like chocolate, this moment will be gone in a flash. So, it's probably worth paying attention to.

Get Unstuck and Live Your Authentic Life

Joree Rosenblatt | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Joree Rosenblatt

There is no magic in mindfulness. It simply starts with awareness. If you aren't aware of where you are, then you can't be aware of where you want to go, let alone how to get on the path that will guide you towards more personal freedom.

5 Things I Want You to Know About Multiple Sclerosis And Me

Cathy Chester | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
Cathy Chester

The month of March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, an effort to help expand knowledge, support and understanding about the disease. I wrote this short piece to educate others about what it feels like to live with MS and a disability.

The Way of Mindfulness With Paul McCartney, Richard Gere, Deepak Chopra and Jean Houston

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Mindfulness is a hot buzzword at the moment, furthered by Time magazine having "The Mindful Revolution" on its front cover. But what does mindfulness look like in practice? What difference does it make on a day-to-day basis? How does it change our lives?

Because You Feel Sad Doesn't Mean You Have to Be Sad

Nancy Colier | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Mindfulness check! What liberation, to become aware of our own mind. With all the recent attention on mindfulness, we are getting better at being ab...

See the Forest and the Trees

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 04.21.2014 | Hawaii
Joseph Carlisi

A hideous event surfaced in the international news last week. It touched millions of people around the world and their anger, hurt and outrage f...

10 Great Ways Mindfulness Turns Fear Into An Ally

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

At first glance you might not put mindfulness and fear together or think that one can counterbalance the other. But while mindfulness invites us to be present with fear rather than run from it, it also frees us from being stuck in fearful thoughts and feelings.

Are You Aware? Or Just Simply There?

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Rj and I were in our usual spots at the bikram yoga studio with ten minutes before class was to start. We were engaged in our usual pre-class routine...

How I Stay Motivated to Meditate

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

I believe meditation practice on the cushion is exactly that -- "practice" for the rest of life. When I sit down each morning to meditate, I hone my power of concentration.

Are You Ready to Open Up to Trust, Happiness and Joy?

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Mindfulness is conscious awareness of what you are feeling and experiencing in the present moment. But there is more. To get to joy it's not enough to just be aware of the present. To get to joy you have to trust that the present moment is exactly where you belong.

Where Is the Exit?

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 04.05.2014 | Hawaii
Joseph Carlisi

Seventeen years ago, on a rainy day, I was sitting in a Cuban restaurant in Los Angeles with close associate and fellow traveler, Carlos Castaneda. We had been discussing the near impossibility of, somehow, freeing oneself from the mind . . . the ego centered self or me.

Amazing: Super Bowl And TIME Magazine Both Focus On Mindfulness

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The moment we focus attention on one thing and bring the mind into a quiet place, then we are meditating, which means it can be as much active as it is being still.

What Is YOUR Dream?

Alexia Parks | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Alexia Parks

What is your dream? Take time to think about it, to test it out by speaking it aloud to yourself. Write it down. Post it somewhere as a note where you can see it frequently during the day. Go to sleep thinking about it. Wake up repeating it in your mind.

The Trick To Tackling Your Toughest Projects

meQuilibrium | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

The key to making progress, rather than just spinning your wheels with fruitless effort, is keeping your eye on the prize. In other words, pay attention.

Take Charge of Your Transitions

Lolly Daskal | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

When you find yourself going through a transition in your professional or personal life, the successful outcome depends largely on how you take charge.

What I Would Have Missed If I Didn't Make A Life Change

Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents

This is the first installment of our Stress-Less Parenting Challenge with Hands Free Mama, Rachel Macy Stafford. Read her introduction to the workshop...

Mindfulness Stops Negativity From Sticking To You Like Glue

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Mindfulness means we don't get locked out of our heart and throw away the key. Rather, we can watch how negativity distracts the mind and makes such a song and dance, and we just keep breathing and watching as it goes on it's jolly way.

Take a Good Look Inside the Box You Want to Get Out Of

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 03.02.2014 | Books
Mitch Ditkoff

As someone who makes his living helping people get out of the box, I've heard this now iconic phrase uttered thousands of times in the past 25 years. No matter what industry, continent, or mood my clients are in, none of them aspire to be box-bound.

Past Gone, Future Unknown, Be Here Now

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Why does it take a new year to make us behave like this? Why is it that for 364 days we live with regret, doubt, holding on to what we did wrong and wishing we hadn't, or dreaming of a future that can never be because it doesn't exist, and then for just one day we resolve to change all this?