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Winter Is Coming (But It's Okay If You Don't Want It To)

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

We don't have to pretend to enjoy the winter if spring is our preference, but what if we could consciously embrace the season, understanding it is a prerequisite -- a rite of passage -- for the spring to follow.

Procrastination: I Won't Let You Get the Best of Me!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Eventually, it all gets done, but it's that worrying of having pending issues to close out, which can sometimes lead to just not knowing how to get started. Therefore, let's shift our focus on what we can control.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Compassion and the Art of Having Fun

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

In the same way that an airline attendant will tell passengers in pre-flight instructions to secure their own oxygen mask before assisting others, in life we need to learn how to feel compassion for ourselves first, before we can be happy or contribute to others' happiness.

8 Ways To Bust Stress Immediately

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Let's face it, daily life can be beyond stressful. And between a demanding job and even more demanding home life, it becomes next to impossible to squeeze a bit of serenity into our everyday rounds. But what if being idle were just as productive -- and necessary -- as being super busy?

5 Keys to Peace That You Already Have

Tamara Star | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Right there, I intimately felt the power of now. I'd read about it, heard about it, and had seen more than one book title containing those words, yet I'd never understood it until that unexpected and routine moment of time.

10 Ways To Cultivate Inner Strength

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Since part of survival is accepting that you cannot change outside circumstances or people, it is imperative to accept and feel empowered by the realization that you can transform yourself. It's a super power.

Finding Your Authentic Voice Will Set You Free to Express Who You Really Are

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Finding your authentic voice is for naught unless you are willing to use it. When you live with a willingness to allow your authentic voice to be heard something mystical and magical begins to happen: Your heart opens and your soul soars because you are revealing who you were born to be.

Is Your Sense of Responsibility Working for You or Against You?

Sarina Tomel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Have you ever considered your sense of responsibility and if it's working for you or against you in what you ultimately want to achieve in your life? ...

3 Unexpected Places To Find Inner Peace

Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living

It can be difficult to capture a few moments of inner peace in our chaotic lives. However, with the increasing availability of unique yoga classes...

11 Daily Rituals for Self-Empowerment

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Daily life can drag us down and make us weary of our circumstances. The repetition of routine becomes mundane and mediocre, and we often wonder where to turn for a bit of liberating distraction. So what would you do if you discovered your fountain of inner energy? You can unlock your own unique force through daily exercises aimed at establishing your tenacity and capacity.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 10

Carol Simone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

This is the light of creation and you are one with it. You are a co-creator of all of the beauty, kindness, innocence, creativity, joy, abundance, peace in your inner world and outer world.

Creating Space for 'Non-Doing'

Kripalu | Posted 12.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

In a culture moving faster and faster, it seems contagious and desirable to be in a constant mode of comparison, self-improvement and achievement. Yet the ability to relax is essential for the overall health of the body and mind.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 9

Carol Simone | Posted 12.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

Today marks the 65th year I've been breathing on the planet. And, let me tell you, it's been quite a journey... one not for the faint-hearted, but one filled with grit and grace, overwhelming beauty, dizzying despair, incredible inspiration and as much drama and comedy as my ego could possibly drum up.

Learning From Failure -- How to Transition From Being Less of a Perfectionist to More of an Optimalist

Sarina Tomel | Posted 12.23.2013 | College
Sarina Tomel

Once we master the lesson of learning from failure, we can persevere and come back stronger, more tolerant and disciplined, more successful, more flex...

Lived by Love

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Be aware of the warmth and good will from others toward you. Sense your connecting to others, how you are supported by a net of relationships. They don't have to be perfect. Some people do care about you. You are almost certainly loved.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 8

Carol Simone | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

There is so much beauty all around you. Open up, take a deep breath and let it in! Let every moment be a meditation.

What Are Christian Mystics Doing at a Mosque?

Kemal Argon | Posted 10.31.2013 | Religion
Kemal Argon

Over the last 20 years I have been inspired to ponder the benevolent potential of interfaith work when I have seen mystically oriented Christians and Muslims successfully dialoguing to show their goodwill.

LOOK: 10 Enchanting Meditation Spots

Posted 10.17.2013 | Healthy Living

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

Drop the 'Shoulds'

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

At bottom, "shoulds" are not about events. They're about what you want to experience (especially emotions and sensations) if your demands on reality are met, or what you fear you'll experience if they're not.

Want Happiness? Become a Practicing Stoic

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

Over the past two months I've read the works of all four great Roman Stoics -- Epictetus, Musonius Rufus, Seneca and of course Marcus Aurelius -- and with their help I've come to a few realizations

Rebecca Perkins: Spend Some Time in Solitude

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 12.15.2013 | Women
Rebecca Perkins

For those of us rarely alone, those of us who give of ourselves to others in our work and our family lives, creating time for solitude can seem like an impossible task.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 7

Carol Simone | Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

Close your eyes and take several deep breaths. As you breathe into your body, notice there is the you who is breathing and also there is someone else quietly noticing you breathing. This part of you is watching over you, always has been and always will.

Why Caroline Myss Doesn't Meditate

Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living

The following is an excerpt from ORIGIN Magazine. Interviewer: Maranda Pleasant Maranda Pleasant: What are the things that make you feel most al...

Let There Be Light: A Mindfulness Practice to Dispel Darkness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The practice is to remind yourself that in those unavoidable moments of darkness that come with the privilege of living in a human skin, it is the nature of the light to give itself to you unconditionally.

21 Golden Rules To Live By

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

I've committed my grandmother's invaluable wisdoms to memory and recall them whenever faced with uneasy decisions. It's amazing how a few simple words which we believe with conviction can enrich us with an incredible power to act and an unimaginable strength to recover.