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How to Meditate

3 Meditations You Can Do at Your Desk to Reduce Stress and Boost Productivity

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Natalie MacNeil

I'm going to share with you three very quick meditations you can do right at your desk, at any point, throughout the day when you're feeling stressed or just need to power up your productivity.

I Play a Game With My Kids Called Meditation

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Dr. Amy Shah

Sometimes, it's the first time of the day that I get to really look into my kids' eyes and engage with them. They're not moving, eating or watching something. They are just focused on the task at hand, and we can have a meaningful exchange.

The Surprising Effect of Meditation No One Is Talking About

Emily Fletcher | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Fletcher

When was the last time you said, "I had the most amazing sex last night with this guy who looked way older than his age. He had a slammin' pot belly ...

Finding Mindfulness on the A Train

Larissa Zimberoff | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Larissa Zimberoff

I was a bit stumped on how to bring mindfulness into the subway ride. I decided not to hold on (it is cold season you know), and instead I splayed my legs a tad wider and rocked with the movement of the car. It was bumpy, noisy, and distracting. Could I meld into the distractions?

The Case for Meditation As a Professional Skill

Women 2.0 | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology
Women 2.0

What if I told you that there was one practice that, if incorporated into your daily routine, could help you build some of the most desirable leadership skills and traits? Would you believe me?

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: How to Meditate: 18 Tips to Successful Sitting Practice

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

In order to lead a more enlightened life, it is important, first of all, to understand how the human mind works. We are often unknowing prisoners of our minds, swept away by whatever thought we may be having at the time. We give our thoughts too much power.

10 Mindfulness Power Tips -- It's all About You

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

But when you get off the cushion or out of the chair, and begin taking mindful action on behalf of your future self, you begin moving from a lovely place of quiet confidence. You future self will be most grateful, I promise.

A New Year Career Cleanse

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Instead of setting unattainable goals that you will most likely abandon by Valentine's Day, consider your professional future and what you really want out of your career this year.

The Most Common Meditation Excuses (And How To Avoid Them)

Linda Lauren | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

"I can't block out the noise around me, or the issues that bother me." That's fine, then don't try to block them out. In fact, don't try at all, just do it. Sit and breathe and focus on the distraction so you address the issue rather than give it back burner status so it rears its ugly head again.

3 Ways To Successfully Meditate During The Hectic Holidays

Stephanie Bender | Posted 02.20.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

As we find ourselves in the holiday season, too many of us find that we are in a time of year when rushing around with too much to do is commonplace. We are working, running errands, dropping off kids and grandkids (even dogs at 'doggy daycare') all the while answering cell phones with computers blinking at us in the background. It's exhausting!

'I've Tried, But I Can't Meditate!'

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

I've taught meditation classes for many years, and I think there are two main reasons why many people believe they can't do it: Either they don't understand the basic techniques, or they only try it a couple of times and give up.

Daily Meditation For Success: Do This First Thing Every Morning

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Natalie MacNeil

Here's the thing: Meditation is for everyone, and it's different for everyone. There is no right or wrong way of doing it, and meditation can help you increase your focus, reduce stress, and prevent common health ailments.

The Gratitude Experiments

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Marcia Hootman

Does giving or receiving thanks offer only immediate rewards, or does gratitude have far reaching benefits? What if you could live everyday feeling an abiding sense of gratitude -- no matter what? Would that have any effect on your life?

How Gratitude Healed My Life

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 12.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Marcia Hootman

By the end of the third week, it was as if any dreariness of my life started to clear and the sun popped out. Then I realized the miracle. Nothing outside of me changed -- it was all an inside job.

Meditation Instead of Medication

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Marcia Hootman

How many distractions do we live with today? Diversions include smart phones, laptops, iTunes, Netflix, social media and texting, to name a few. What if, in the midst of all this, you could maintain more focus? How would that affect your future?

How To Use Writing As A Meditation Practice

Jane Brunette | Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Brunette

Those who have a regular meditation practice can simply add the writing immediately following it, and those who find it difficult to do traditional meditation will find this practice fruitful as the writing gives your busy mind something to do.

Catherine Pearson

The Life-Changing Habit Every Woman Has Time For

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.23.2013 | Women

Throughout the day, Whitney Fisch takes moments to talk to herself. While washing the dishes or taking a shower, she practices mindfulness, describing...

'Meditation Is Not A Luxury'

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 12.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Marcia Hootman

You deserve to feel good, to have the energy you want to enjoy life, to be healthy and happy. Start living the life you were meant to live. Learn to meditate.

Wake Up: It's Time for Meditation

Anne Biging | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Anne Biging

For a brief moment I was free! Free from the grip of emotions and endless thinking. What a liberating moment. I felt like a new person and it was that sweet taste of freedom that has put me on the path of meditation.

A Guided Meditation On Calmness

Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living

Whenever life feels overwhelming, remember that you have the power to step back and take a pause. What better time than now to enjoy a moment of c...

Self-Awareness Increases With Meditation

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

There's no right or wrong way to meditate. Anything you do to help connect you to your inner self is a step in the right direction. Be gentle and loving to yourself and all will be revealed.

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 ...

Finding Peace in the Middle of a Storm

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

The first thing that comes to mind is to practice being in the moment, to learn how to practice self-love and compassion. Revisiting the past and continually reliving the stories in our heads will not get us out of the suffering, but instead only bring us closer to it. How do we really free ourselves?

Meditation on No-Self

Michael Taft | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

At the risk of sounding obscure or of totally misleading you, I'll try to describe the experience of no-self. You know all the feelings in your body? Just let those arise in spaciousness and pass away.

How To Meditate Without Meditating At All

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living

Your meditation doesn't have to emulate the Buddha's 49-day retreat. Whether you think there's no time for a mindfulness meditation practice, or the c...