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Two-Minute Stress Buster

Kellie Edwards | Posted 09.18.2014 | 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 09.19.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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 08.15.2014 | 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 07.31.2014 | 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...

Enough With the Deep Breathing Already!

Sara Goldfarb | Posted 07.19.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldfarb

You want deep breathing? Push faster. Suck the air into your lungs hungrily, use it all up and give it right back. A beautiful, intense exchange with the world that will make you feel more alive than at any other moment of your dutifully, organized day.

Mother's Day and False Eyelashes: Holding On and Letting Go

Alysia Reiner | Posted 07.11.2014 | Parents
Alysia Reiner

The completeness, the cycles, the depth, the richness, the process, the continuity and the treasure of the moment that is gone the second you are aware of it. We cannot capture these -- it is impossible, as hard as we all try.

3 Steps To Manage Stress Like A Boss

Linda Esposito, LCSW | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Esposito, LCSW

It's no secret we're more stressed out than ever. The good news is stress and anxiety are highly manageable. Make the following three steps part of your daily wellness tool kit to start feeling better tomorrow.

3 Ways to Clear Your Mind

Karl Romain | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Karl Romain

The beauty of practicing ancient martial arts, such as tai chi and qigong, is that you can cultivate stillness without standing still. Tai chi and qigong clear those blockages and restore the body's natural energy back to balance.

Four Common Situations Where Mindfulness Saves the Day

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Being mindful is like being a very calm sports announcer -- being aware of the play-by-plays of life yet not getting too wrapped up.

The Gifted Speaker -- I've Forgotten How to Breathe

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

And you're off. You've opened your speech, you've thanked your host, you've introduced your topic and right at the end of this run-on sentence you realize, you are out of air!

These 4 Must-Do Habits Will Guarantee Your Success

: Inc. | Miki Agrawal | Posted 03.10.2014 | Small Business

This year, I decided that I'm going to share my lessons. Lessons are some of the only things that we can both learn and teach. As I expand my new ...

The Gifted Speaker: Why Are You Growling at Me?

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

The Raspy Growl, The Fry -- Ouch! We've all heard it, the sudden drop in the voice, the raspy sounds connected to barely audible words. Have you been ...

The Neuroscience of Learning to Trust Yourself

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

If we can learn to intentionally pay attention to our moments of vulnerability, without judgment, and meet it with a curious and caring awareness. We condition the natural ability to trust and rely on ourselves. But like anything, it takes intention, attention and practice.