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See Good Intentions

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Recognizing the positive intentions in others, we feel safer, more supported, and happier. And when others feel that you get their good intentions, they feel seen, appreciated, and more inclined to treat you well.

Find Your Own Way

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Did you truly choose this path? The Practice: Find your own way. Why? The human body has about 100 trillion cells (plus another 10 quadrillion micro...

Can You Medicate Meditation?

Tara Brach | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

There are no absolute recipes for working with the issue of taking medications. In making choices on our path, it's important to ask ourselves whether or not they will serve awakening and freedom. Our best answers are found by honestly looking into our intentions.

See What's Likable

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Your brain continually tracks whether something is pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral. In essence, is it a carrot, a stick, or safely ignored? Naturally, we like -- we enjoy -- what's pleasant, dislike what's unpleasant, and wish what's neutral would get pleasant pronto.

Ramadan Reflection Day 7: Building Tender Hearts

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

The heart's function is to love and it will love that which we put in its presence, so a certain mindfulness is needed in order to avoid allowing for it to be an abode of things that are neither healthy for it or for us.

Be Home

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Your body and mind want to come home: That's where energy is conserved for the marathon of life, where learning is consolidated, where resources are built rather than expended, and where pains and traumas are healed.

The Journey to True Love

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

I have come to believe the answer to love, to finding our soul mate, is really finding intimacy within ourselves. If someone provokes irritation in you, this shows a weakness in yourself that needs to be elevated.

Find What's Sacred

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Without stress or pressure, see if there could be a deepening commitment to this something sacred. How do you feel about making sanctuary for it, in your attention and intentions, and in how you spend your time and other resources?

Be Benevolent

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Benevolence is a fancy word that means something simple: good intentions toward living beings, including oneself.

Rushing to Conclusions About Adrenaline

Brian B. Hoffman, MD | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science
Brian B. Hoffman, MD

While shots of adrenaline alone do not enormously boost physical or emotional responses, adrenaline and noradrenaline play major roles in helping us cope with what the world throws our way.

A Heart That Is Ready for Anything

Tara Brach | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

There's a bright light of awareness that shines through each of us and guides us home, and we're never separated from this luminous awareness, any more than waves are separated from the ocean.

Are You Listening to Your Heart?

Trina Hayes | Posted 07.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Trina Hayes

This week, my brother's heart attack was a reminder to me to continue to nurture my relationship to my heart, to be consciously aware of the importance of listening to what my heart has to say to me.

When Knowing He Loves You Is Not Enough

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We can ask for, participate in and commit to getting the full and direct experience that is love. After all, to love someone truly is to be interested and willing to create the experience that is love for them, and thus to become truly bilingual in the language of the heart.

Try This: An Exercise In Generosity

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Moving through your day, try considering your contributions as offerings -- particularly the little things that are easy to overlook, such as the laundry, courteous driving, or saying thanks. When you relate to everyday actions as offerings, you feel an intimacy with the world.

Emergency Help for Couples Who Have Just Had a Big Fight

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

Whenever I'm embroiled in this kind of dynamic and (hallelujah!) manage to make it out the other side, I get majorly humbled -- all concepts of myself as a conscious, loving, evolved human being completely blown to smithereens.

Buddha Doodle - 'Connect'

Molly Hahn | Posted 06.16.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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'Sensomics' Studies Suggest Nose Isn't Only Odor-Detecting Organ

Posted 04.08.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/08/2013 07:34 AM EDT on LiveScience Your nose may not be the only organ able to sense the ...

WATCH: Edible, Realistic Beating Heart Cake

Foodbeast | Posted 06.04.2013 | Technology
Foodbeast

Buy a girl a cake, she'll love you for a day. Teach her how to bake...and, she'll have something to do every time her heart gets broken. Am I right? H...

A Heart-Centered Meditation For Managing Stress

Susanna Bair | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Bair

Whatever circumstances are going on in the outer world, outside your control, you always have the power to create a peaceful and harmonious inner world.

How The Heart Helps You Change

HeartMath LLC | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

The heart rhythm is subtle. To find a smooth rhythm when you need it requires a new reference place inside from which you respond -- a heart-intelligent place. That reference place will feel different from your mechanical head, and you'll come to recognize it.

Heart vs. Mind: Which One Are You Listening To?

HeartMath LLC | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

The heart often speaks to us quietly and with common sense. The mind tends to rationalize our desires and reactions. To help you distinguish between how your mind might sound vs. your heart, here are some examples in the same situations.

Hey! Your Life Is Great: 5 Steps To Start Celebrating

Susanna Bair | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Susanna Bair

The attitude of celebrating your life is healthy, both physically and emotionally. Not only that, but upbeat people attract other upbeat people, so by changing your attitude, you can set in motion positive reinforcement for a new and improved outlook. How great is your life already?

How To Stay Heart Healthy In February

Mirabai Holland | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Mirabai Holland

February is Heart Month. Since heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women, I thought I'd focus on prevention. After all, if you prevent heart disease, you're very unlikely to die from it.

The Difference Between What's Hot and What Lasts

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are a lot of things that are popular and commercial, but aren't very good. Or are just good enough. Consider Justin Bieber: It's not that the kid isn't talented; it's that he's only just talented enough.

The Healing Power of Sex

Donna Henes | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Here are some suggestions to expand your ideas about sex and open yourself to the infinite power of healing that it offers. Indulge yourself whether you are alone or with the partner of your choosing.