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The Coolest Meditator In The World

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

When we met with the Dalai Lama he was standing on his veranda overlooking the beautiful Himalayan Mountain range, smiling and waving for us to come. We went to bow as is the tradition, but he lifted us, took our hands, and said: "We are all equal here."

Lessons on Being Yourself

Karen Talavera | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

How many of us have traveled the path away from ourselves to successfully return only once tragedy or crisis has struck? How much time have the dreams and passions you were born with spent on a shelf, untouched and gathering dust?

Breathing in a Healing Relationship

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

"A healer/client relationship is just that, a relationship; a partnership at best, and like all relationships its success is the responsibility of b...

How To Be More Self-Aware

Bradley Foster | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

I do know that awareness can be taught, it can be learned, it can be discovered, but I'm not sure that it can ever be arrived at. In other words, it's a gradual unpeeling where you never get to the core.

Mindful Dishwashing

Patrick Groneman | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Patrick Groneman

His light-heartedness, which we so enjoyed, lingered even after he had left. It was marked by a great sense of mindfulness and presence, exemplified in the way he would clean the dishes after a meal. Maitreya remarked: "Yeah, it's like the world is at ease when he washes the dishes."

The Secret To Being Your Most Productive

Pragito Dove | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

To fuel our highest level performance we need a clear mind. If the mind is filled with fear, self-sabotaging beliefs, and self-doubt, we are impeded, a bit like driving a car with the brake on. Emotional turmoil clouds our view and we cannot perform well.

Disliking Someone Is Really Disliking Yourself

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Qualities such as kindness, compassion, and forgiveness are the seeds we want to plant to cultivate a beautiful garden. But the self-centered ego's need for grasping, gaining, and selfishness easily buries them.

Great Expectations = Great Disappointments

Bradley Foster | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

There are two sides to expectations. We have to manage our own expectations and we have to be aware of others' expectations of us. Disappointment is a two-way street.

Double-parked School Buses, Acceptance and Me

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Since my cancer experience, I've started practicing mindfulness, awareness and acceptance. But, they don't call it a practice for nothing, and I still can't conjure up serenity at the drop of a hat.

What The Buddha Might Say To Bill Gates

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Wise spiritual teachers from all traditions have taught how the path of service is the most important of all, as it means we are less self-obsessed; through caring for others we can step out of indulgence and into big-heartedness, releasing any sense of separateness.

The Best Definition of Success

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

We are all incredibly busy. But, Emerson's quote reminds me that "busyness" alone will never bring us the success of which he speaks. In fact, I'm starting to understand that a life based solely on "busyness" risks the opposite of success.

Why Google's Idea to Get Technology 'Out of the Way' Is Short-Sighted

Maggie Jackson | Posted 07.26.2013 | Technology
Maggie Jackson

Today, the popular idea that our devices should fade into the background -- exemplified by Google's aim to get technology 'out of the way' via its Google Glass -- is alarming. If technology becomes invisible to us, we risk losing sight of how it shapes us, for good and for ill.

Is Mindfulness Enough?

Anthony Strano | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Strano

Mindfulness and heartfulness catalyze a partnership of opposites. They integrate together meaningfully to effect a more functional quality to daily living.

What The Buddha Might Say To Deepak Chopra

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Deepak is definitely helping to create a wiser and more compassionate world through his teaching. He has what the Tibetans call ding. This is similar to confidence but more of a deep inner unshakeable confidence when you are comfortable in your own skin.

Your Self-Concept Is Your Destiny

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Maddisen K. Krown

The simple truth is this: Our self-concept is our destiny. So if we want to change our destiny for the better, we need to change our concept and beliefs about our selves also for the better. We always have the freedom to choose better thoughts.

Meditate Your Way Through Anger

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Trying to eradicate anger is like trying to box with our own shadow: It doesn't work. Getting rid of it implies either expressing it and creating untold emotional damage, denying its existence, or repressing it until it erupts at a later time.

Glad It Was a Bell and Not a Bomb

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

My call to you, please think about encouraging mindfulness or simple techniques of awareness in your town, in your schools, in your community.

Rape, Murder and Swag

Dori Hartley | Posted 06.15.2013 | Media
Dori Hartley

We live in the "Let's talk about this" generation and although open communication on any number of subjects can be productive, there comes a moment where all of it becomes over-exposed.

An Open, Spacious Awareness For An Open, Spacious Life

Larry Yang | Posted 06.11.2013 | Religion
Larry Yang

Whether it is the internal or external sense of being "maxed out," what is often helpful is to seek a larger landscape in which to hold one's experience. This is not only a skillful means of coping with difficulty, but it is also an aspect of mindfulness and awareness.

Be Here Now: 3 Exercises For Being More Present

Terri Cole | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

You may want to do just one of these exercises or try them all. Just like anything, the key to building your awareness and present moment consciousness is consistency. The more you do these exercises, the more you will be able to harness the unlimited potential that this moment is offering.

'Dealing With My Son's Suicide' (Video)

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.09.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

There are many challenges a parent faces, but dealing with a child's suicide may be one of the most difficult. For many parents, moving past the devas...

Let's Protect Children 365 Days of the Year

Teresa Huizar | Posted 04.05.2013 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

This April, as we recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month, let's commit to protecting children from abuse not only today, but every single day of the year.

Your Past Need Not Become Your Future

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Today is a very special day. It has never happened before and it will never happen again. And we have no idea what will come next. What a great day just to be here. To show up now. The perfect day to let the past rest where it is and let the future take care of itself.

Spring Break Meets Oregon Trail

Kevin Swan | Posted 05.29.2013 | Impact
Kevin Swan

While my skiing days might be few and far between until we find a treatment for this disease, that's okay if, and only if, I realize the importance of harnessing that frustration and anger and channeling it into more valuable assets.

Free Yourself From Emotional Debt: Move Beyond Pain From the Past

Ashley Ryan | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ryan

We all know what debt is. Some of us, most of us, still have a few we're paying off. Student loans, car payments, mortgages. But what about the unseen debts, debts that are invisible to the naked eye but instead live within our hearts?