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Maria Senise | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

The more I create a sense of inner peace, the more habitual it will become. I'm realigning the derailed car that is my mind, getting back on track, and focusing on moving forward.

Here's Proof Tranquility Looks Different To Us All

Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living

In our perpetually changing lives, it's important to be aware of what makes us feel at peace. It's even more crucial to embrace that tranquil state --...

The Ostrich and the Pelican

Elena Kryzhanovskaya | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Elena Kryzhanovskaya

In late August, I start thinking about how this summer has gone and remember the highlights of summers past. When confronted with a challenging perso...

Cultivating Equanimity -- How to Remain Calm, Composed and Present

Chris LuVogt | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris LuVogt

Mindfulness is so closely linked with equanimity because it directly teaches you to take the middle path -- to not resist or cling to things, and to not just let things happen to you willy-nilly.

Compassion, Music, Laughter: The Tree of Life and the Ripple Effect

Lisa Staprans | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Staprans

Compassion. Music. Laughter. I felt these experiences while sitting a few feet away and listening to Arianna's story during a recent conference in NY...

Finding Stillness In A Busy Culture

Susie Moore | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

The good news is that stillness is within us. We do not need a quiet garden, secluded beach or a zen room with candles flickering before us in order to find it. The amazing thing about our personal power is that we can be still, wherever we are and whatever we are doing.

How to Overcome Social Comparison

Susie Moore | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Remember, the universe is abundant and wants you to have all that you want. You block the flow of opportunity, creation and miracles when we focus on other people and resent their accomplishments. Use your energy to think of ways to become your best and highest self.

Staying Calm When Kids Lose It During Divorce

Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz | Posted 03.15.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Peggy Kruger Tietz

What emotions are you feeling? Are you angry? Is your authority being challenged? Are you about to engage in a power struggle? Are you sad and feeling defeated? Are you feeling unloved and taken advantage of?

The Best Songs For A Moment Of Calm

Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Meditation for the Damned

Mark Morford | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

You guys! Great news: Researchers have identified a new, fifth kind of boredom. It's true! Apparently the first four were getting a little musty, a little inadequate to describe what researchers say is a new, ultramodern kind of disinterested numbness.

Find Beauty In The Smallest Of Moments

Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

The Art of Suffering Is Love

Chade-Meng Tan | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Chade-Meng Tan

Compassion arises from understanding of suffering. When compassion dominates the mind, suffering naturally fades away.

Why Should Anyone Be Afraid Of Dying?

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

We seem to be inundated now with books about death -- and about how great it is. I assume that this is part of the aging of the baby boomers (I remember someone quipping that we'd know the end of the baby boom had come when we started to see designer funeral parlors).

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff? No Sweat

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

Watching my friend in action, I was so impressed by how easily he deflected the slings and arrows of small stuff. By putting things into their proper perspective, my friend bypasses squandering even an ounce of sweat on drivel.

The Big Night: 5 Ways to Cultivate Patience

Rob White | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Remember that many of life's miracles often do not happen quickly; they require patience. Illnesses and wounds heal best with patience. Life often reveals its mysteries with patience. Difficult problems sometimes solve themselves with patience. We grow into healthy, functioning adults with patience.

A Simple Way To Move From Anger To Peace

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

Usually, we are not, in fact, upset about the facts. We are upset about our interpretations of the facts, and particularly, when we take these facts to mean we are being attacked or rejected in some way.

Recovering From 'Hurry Sickness': A Case For Slowing Down

M.J. Ryan | Posted 07.19.2013 | Healthy Living
M.J. Ryan

We don't have to be victims of hurry sickness. We do have all the time we need -- and from this patient mind zone, we can reclaim our time, our priorities and our ability to respond well to life and all its demands. With patience, we're in the driver's seat of our own lives.

3 Moments When The 'Big Picture' Matters Most

Donna Labermeier | Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

When you are able to see the big picture and realize what is actually going on, you will quietly and calmly become the master of your own life. Your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors will carefully calibrate themselves with clarity, peace, understanding, and truth in order to define a happy life.

It's Not What's Happening, It's How You Respond

Tara Brach | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

One of the great teachings in spiritual life is this: It doesn't matter what is happening. What matters is how we respond. How we respond is what determines our happiness and peace of mind.

3 Tips To Help You Avoid One Of Life's Biggest Regrets

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2013 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Why is excessive worry such a big regret? Because, according to the elders, worry wastes your very limited and precious lifetime. By poisoning the present moment, they told me, you lose days, months, or years that you can never recover.

I Have Finally Found The Calm That Protects Me

Francesca Kaplan Grossman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Parents
Francesca Kaplan Grossman

I hate that instead of palming my belly to feel movement of a life, I fingertip-explore my body for lumps of danger. I hate that it will always be possible that there is something wrong, and it will never be that kind of right again.

How To Get A Handle On Emotional Triggers

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Triggers are certain people and situations that bring out our -- let's just say -- less-attractive sides. They are targeted little emotional barbs that cause us to react quickly, without thinking, and in ways we regret later.

How To Take A 2-Minute Vacation (Right Now)

Jon Wortmann | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

You've heard for years that we only use a percentage of our brains. Not at all true. What's true is that we don't know how to consciously use our brains to take advantage of our best experiences and use them to make every 24-hour period happier and healthier.

How to Keep Sane in a World That Seems Crazy

Ora Nadrich | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

We define what is sane and what is crazy based on our standards, and if we don't set them on what we believe is sound and healthy, then we get things like cloned beef and genetically modified food.

4 Quick Ways To De-Stress

Posted 02.28.2013 | OWN

By Kim Tranell We asked top meditation and mindfulness pros for their best on-the-spot, do-anywhere calming techniques -- because who has time ...