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Mindfulness and Leadership

Orit Vaknin | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Orit Vaknin

I regret that my erroneous perception of what meditation is kept me from discovering it earlier in life and enjoying its benefits sooner, especially in times when I desperately needed that calm, clarity and focus.

Being Mindful in a Digital Age

Hannah Ross Crane | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Ross Crane

The many benefits of mindfulness, namely meditation, are staggering. Studies show that maintaining a mindful practice like meditation can reduce stres...

5 Ways To Slow Down And Enjoy Your Life More

Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living

By Andy Puddicombe for YouBeauty Most of us have wished for a simpler life at some stage or other. No surprise really, given how hectic our tech-fu...

How Meditation Helped This Man Battle Cancer (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The increasingly popular practice of meditation has a number of important physical and mental health benefits. For Andy Puddicombe, the ancient mindfu...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

LONDON -- This week began with the continuing fallout from the killing spree at UCSB. Richard Martinez, whose son was among the victims, blamed "craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA." Echoing that outrage, and the senselessness that lets it continue, the Onion nailed it: "'No Way to Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens." On Wednesday, Maya Angelou passed away, and the world mourned the poet, teacher and thinker who inspired us to look within, reach out and celebrate our common humanity. In in-house news, I was in London, where I found the mindfulness revolution in full swing. As Headspace founder Andy Puddicombe put it, "Ten years ago when I left the monastery I wouldn't have thought I could have a conversation on mindfulness in the pub, let alone with the Chancellor of the Exchequer." As the new week begins, we can let Maya continue to guide us: "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."

Postcard From London: 'Thrive,' With A Distinctly British Accent

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

"The English are not very spiritual people," goes the quote, often attributed to George Bernard Shaw, "so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity." Having arrived in London for the UK publication of Thrive, I can happily say that, when it comes to matters of the soul, the British have evolved quite a bit since Shaw's quip.

The Importance Of Making Headspace

Rachel Leventhal-Weiner | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Leventhal-Weiner

When I have a small opportunity to stop, I can hardly relax. Unclenching, relaxing, relenting requires a kind of headspace I struggle to find. It's not simply untethering from responsibilities or checking items off of a list. For me, I have to relax my own expectations of myself (and others).

WATCH: 'We Become Kinder Not Only To Those Around Us, But Also To Ourselves'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

How many of us have tried meditation, but given up because we thought we were no good at it? Judging by the cheers elicited from Andy Puddicombe's key...

Exercise the Mind and the Body Will Follow

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Puddicombe

By teaching us how to be aware and focus on the moment -- and on the exercise we're doing, mindfulness makes every workout really count. It also makes exercising safer and more fun, so we're more likely to keep doing it!

The 8 Best Apps For A Calm, Focused Mind

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

There's almost no place or time in most of our lives that's beyond the reach of digital distractions, which can make it incredibly difficult to focus ...

This'll Make Your Commute A Whole Lot Less Dreadful

Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living

Americans spend an average of 24.5 minutes commuting to work, according the U.S. Census Bureau. That's nearly half an hour of time to spend worrying ...

How To Be More Creative (Hint: Meditation Can Help)

Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living

By Headspace Is creativity a matter of nature or nurture to you? Does it spontaneously arise when you least expect it, or do you deliberately attem...

How To Turn Your Run Into A Meditation

Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Headspace Running most certainly has its benefits: It's good for our hearts and our heads. Many have turned running into a daily habit. And whil...

A Simple Meditation For Better Sleep

Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living

By Headspace It’s no secret that meditation can help us sleep better. There are some specific meditative exercises that can help us nod off when...

5 Characteristics Of A Beautiful Mind

Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By Headspace We all have ideas about what a healthy, happy body looks like but do we know what makes up the components of a healthy and happy mind?...

Reasons To Meditate: Clarity, Stress-Relief And More (WATCH)

Posted 07.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Why meditate? For one, to clear a cloudy mind. Find out other reasons to meditate from 'Mind Man' Andy Puddicombe in the video above. For more...

10 Steps For Mindful Eating

Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living

By Headspace How often do you actually taste the food you eat? Most people tend to acknowledge the first few bites, just to ensure they’re eating...

7 Convincing Reasons To Practice Mindfulness While Dating

Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living

By Headspace Mindfulness will undoubtedly help you get some headspace and make a difference in your life. But there’s another good reason for tra...

LOOK: 5 Steps For Tapping Into Your Limitless Potential

Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Headspace It is often said that as human beings we’ve have limitless potential. But how can we practically apply this to our experience of me...

5 Better Ways To Be More Generous (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Headspace Giving is easy, but doing so with sensitivity and care is an art. When we give, it’s important to be generous in our giving. At firs...

12 Steps For Turning Your Walk Into A Meditation (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living

By Headspace Walking is a great way to integrate mindfulness into your everyday life and has been practiced as a meditative technique for thousands...

5 Ways To Be More Mindful In Your Everyday Life (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living

By Headspace Mindfulness starts to get really interesting when we can start to integrate it into everyday life. Remember, mindfulness means to be ...

What You Can Gain From Clearing Your Mind

Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living

With the stream of scientific and anecdotal evidence showing us the benefits of meditation, it’s no wonder that it’s touted as the tool for a happ...

10 Things You Need To Know About Meditation

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Puddicombe

Training the mind, meditating, being mindful, or whatever else we choose to call it only works if we actively engage with it. More than that, it only works if we practice it regularly, preferably on a daily basis with a considered, gentle discipline.

Meditation Made Simple: Why You Should Stick With It

Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living

With the stream of scientific and anecdotal evidence showing us the benefits of meditation, it’s no wonder that it’s touted as the tool for a happ...