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Awareness.

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?

All I Want for Christmas Is to Save More Children's Lives

Marion Roche | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Marion Roche

Diarrhea remains the second leading cause of death in children under five years old -- approximately 760,000 deaths every year. Each episode deprives a child of the necessary nutrition to live and thrive -- play, go to school and grow.

Mindfulness Meditation For A Stress-Less Mind

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The truth is no matter how much we try, plan, plot, arrange, have things to do, leave the house at the same time each day, arrive at the office at the same time, pick up the kids on time, we can still never know what will happen in the next moment.

The Only Advice You'll Need To Start Meditating

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Meditation isn't a one-size-fits-all kinda thing. I always recommend that you start somewhat loose. Commit without overcommitting or feeling like to you have to force it.

People With Alzheimer's May Still Be 'There'

Marie Marley | Posted 02.02.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

People with Alzheimer's -- especially those in the later stages of the disease -- may stop talking or making other clear attempts to communicate. Too often we assume they don't know what's going on around them. We think they don't understand what people are saying to them or about them.

Truly, Deeply Shifting -- After Winter Solstice 2012

Kelley Harrell | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

Over the last year I've been sitting back, watching lots of dramas play out. Groups splintering, belief paths diverging, relationships ending, jobs di...

Do You Appreciate Yourself?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

What's on your list? As Thanksgiving is here, let's all take some time to say thank you for those things we usually ignore. Say "Thank you!" out loud over and over. We can never have enough gratitude; let it fill every moment, every thought and every feeling. Experiencing gratitude is totally transforming.

Making the Most of the "Most Wonderful" Time of the Year

Emilie Davidson Hoyt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Emilie Davidson Hoyt

This year, despite having a busier schedule than ever, I'm trying to be more conscious of this craziness, and do what I can to take better care of myself. I'm making a resolution to be bit more mindful, so that I can fully enjoy all these wonderful memories I'm trying so hard to create.

How to Strengthen Your Sales Funnel Via Trade Shows

Rajesh Setty | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Participating in a trade show generally requires a significant commitment of your time, money and resources. However, if you plan well, you can supe...

The One Thing That's Preventing Your Growth

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Creating the illusion that we are the dust on the mirror, the ego ensures that we believe we could never be so beautiful as the radiant reflection beneath the surface. Yet how extraordinary to believe that we cannot be free when freedom is our true nature!

How Humor Eases Parenting Anxieties

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Humor is a great way to recover from parenting anxieties as it provides a platform via which parents can recognize and acknowledge their fears, put them in perspective, and by doing so, minimize the psychological and functional disruption they cause.

When Things Go Out of Hand

Christine Eilvig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

If we are not aware of what's going on when we are in these patterns or if we experience resistance to the healing process. Then we will go in and out of awareness when things remind us of a place we have been before and in no ways want to repeat.

Providing Care to Bereaved Parents During Infant and Child Death Awareness Month

The Rev. Sue Wintz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
The Rev. Sue Wintz

We all have the opportunity during October and November to provide much-needed care to bereaved parents and family members. Being aware of the potential impact of "forever grief" is the first important step.

OCD: A Way of Distracting Myself From Something Even Scarier?

Matt Bieber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Bieber

This is exactly how my OCD often plays out. I spend a great deal of time trying to anticipate and avoid situations that might trigger strong obsessive-compulsive cycles. When I return to awareness and realize that I've failed to keep watch, I become terrified that something awful has happened in the interim.