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Stress Conversations: How to Break Behavioral Patterns With Breathing and Art

Dorote Lucci | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dorote Lucci

"All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns." -- Bruce Lee Breaking the st...

Art & the Tyranny of the New

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.06.2014 | Arts
Steven Crandell

I think it's time to create a market for art that deepens the spirit, not makes it shallower, a market to encourage art that taps into wisdom and truth that has lasted for generations, eons, as long as memory has served humanity.

Meditate and Change Your Life

Rose Caiola | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

We're all going to feel stress every day. It's how we choose to deal with the stress that makes the difference. Those of us who have embraced meditation have a built-in way of deflecting life's stresses, leaving us more open to the good stuff.

Download Information About Stress Through Poetry, Painting and Innovation?

Dorote Lucci | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dorote Lucci

"The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything." -- Bill Murray The experiment of experiencing information in a blog The process of str...

You're Smart, But Do You Feel Whole? 3 Ways to Reboot Your Spiritual OS

Steven Crandell | Posted 10.29.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Steven Crandell

Think of it as our human software - the spiritual operating system that orients everything we do. It guides us as we think, work, play, love, create...

Finding Peace Amidst Crazy: Five Quick and Easy Ways to Balance Busy

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

It's really easy to get sucked into busy. I watch people race around corners, speed talk into their phones, order lunch while texting. And I confess, I've been addicted to busy too.

Tapped Out Teens: 4 Stress Relief Strategies That Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Not ready to try meditation? Try to practice slowing your breathing down to four to six breaths per minute. Regular practice of this technique has been shown to build both your stress resilience and your willpower reserve.

The Art of Doing Nothing

Cliff Hsia | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Cliff Hsia

Doing nothing isn't easy. We all want to be productive and get stuff done, so we consume ourselves with being busy. Meetings, emails, phone calls, text messages, instant messaging, commuting, and multitasking have all become a part of our busy lives. Doing these things make us feel busy, but are we actually getting anything meaningful done?

How I Ditched My Inner Skinny B*tch

Lisa Lewtan | Posted 09.25.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Lewtan

I named my inner skinny bitch Frankie. Frankie used to obsess 24/7 about how to make me eat less. As a hungry girl with an extraordinarily healthy appetite, this was a big problem for me.

Two-Minute Stress Buster

Kellie Edwards | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

This two-minute gratitude stress buster will help release stress and restore calm -- give it a go! Test it out when you are feeling a little unbalanced or stressed.

The Best Version of Ourselves

Harper Spero | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

That 5 a.m. feeling is something that I never want to experience ever again. Of course there are going to be crappy nights, but for the most part there's no reason not to strive for good sleep. I've done so much to maintain my health, why stop now?

3 Tensions Hiding in Your Body

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

Check for these three subtle tensions that cause shallow breathing and learn how to let go of them with these three effective tips. 1. THE SLIGHT...

Want To Be Invited Into You? A Pre-Labor Day Meditation

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Mostly, this time of the year is a liminal space between here and there, then and now and you and me. Want to rewire, recalibrate and reinvent the next unfolding moment of the Truth of You and your own breath, your way? This is your invitation to entrain to new weather, time, space and commitments.

Yoga-tta Breathe to Be Bendy

Melissa Nordin | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

A small part of yoga is aerobic training, a greater part is resistance training, and a large part is flexibility exercise.

Meditation Does Not Belong on a To-Do List

Rudri Bhatt Patel | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudri Bhatt Patel

I've decided to try to capture stillness for only two minutes. When my eyes close, the to-do list pops up in my head. I squash it. I tell myself I am not there yet, but I quickly take those words back. Meditation doesn't belong on a to-do list.

3 Simple Meditations to Help You Thrive

Lauren Eckstrom | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Eckstrom

The key to meditation is not quantity but consistency. Rather than picking a specific time to meditate daily, add meditation to your regular routine. And at the end of each meditation, take a moment to say thank you to yourself for taking time to get still today.

Simple, But Difficult - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.16.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Giving Myself the Finger

Cat Greenleaf | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Cat Greenleaf

The next time you've written something questionable, take a second before you hit "send" and try whatever works for you. Pull in some deep breaths, walk around the block, dance it out... or do what I do. Give yourself the finger.

Time, Vacations and Routine: A Brief Meditation

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

In the practice of meditation we learn that the process of breathing grounds us in the body.

5 Yoga Practices That Beat Stress

Dana Bisenius | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana Bisenius

When we are faced with a deep stretch or strength-building posture, our bodies feel challenged and our minds may begin to protest: This is too hard. How much longer? I can't do this. How much longer?

An Open Heart, an Open Mind to Meditation

Ko Im | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Ko Im

We're seeking happiness in the wrong places. We need to break our bad habits by cultivating kindness to ourselves through steadfastness, clear seeing, emotional distress and attention to the present. This awareness can be helpfully reached through practiced meditation.

How Much Did You Really Enjoy Your Last Snack?

Gregg McBride | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Yes, that's right, healthy snacking should be as enjoyable as the more decadent kind of snacking. But no matter which type you're doing, you really should be enjoying the whole experience and not eating like a vampire that's afraid of dawn's first light.

As Still As a 5-Year-Old Kid

Ranya Alkadamani | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ranya Alkadamani

This weekend, I have learned something that I hope will change my outlook on meditation. If I can be still and focus on breathing in and exhaling out, I am meditating.

6 Ways Your Current Lifestyle May be Killing You, Regardless of What it Is

Reductress | Posted 08.03.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

Whether you're a raw food junkie, an exercise junkie, or an actual junkie, here are six SHOCKING ways your lifestyle may be killing you, regardless of what it is.

Blackberry-Asana

Ranya Alkadamani | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Ranya Alkadamani

I would be in "Trikonasana" and my teacher would walk past mocking me -- "blackberry-asana". At least he could make a joke out of it. And that's when he taught me one of life's most important lessons...