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Which Wisdom Teachers Have Been Most Influential for You?

Dani Matthews | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Dani Matthews

I took some time to think back to my childhood, such a key time for development, and discovered my Dad is one of my greatest wisdom teachers. Here's what I've learnt from him and try to live by.

How to Find the Right Mindfulness Teacher for You

Ira Israel | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

When I meet fellow mindfulness teachers I sometimes ask, "What do you think the difference is between mindfulness and Buddhism? If the teacher starts prattling on about brain states and alpha waves and prefrontal cortexs and amygdalas, I will wish him or her the best and quietly excuse myself.

The Power of Solitude

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.07.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

My lonely cabin was like my mind, a prison cell full of screeching monkeys. No equilibrium anywhere. Although I was alone, there was no solitude.

Love, Death and Innkeeping

Melissa Levis | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Melissa Levis

Arianna Huffington's message of taking care of yourself, protecting your priorities and connecting with people is the only way I can navigate through all this changes and loss.

Mindful Marketing Goes Mainstream: A Third Metric Live Conference Review

Lisa Nirell | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business
Lisa Nirell

If you are one of those highly accomplished, over-caffeinated, exhausted business leaders, you're in luck. It is now cool to admit it, and approach things in a healthier way.

7 Pearls of Wisdom From Thrive

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

Conventional definitions of success have us chasing our tails. Contemporary outlooks will have us living in truth. This new perspective of success has to include the intangibles of happiness and purpose. Only in these pursuits can the experience of authentic joy be attained.

The 7 Most Important Secrets to Start Your Own Company

Elisheva Wexler | Posted 06.07.2014 | Small Business
Elisheva Wexler

Once confronted with the realization that my goal of creating an animated music video with a minimal budget and no directing experience was unlikely to yield a high quality product, I panicked.

Carolyn Gregoire

This Congressman Wants A Law That Would Actually Help Veterans Heal

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Wisconsin native Travis Leanna was 22 years old in 2007, when he was deployed to Fallujah for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Initially buzzing with exciteme...

The Top 5 Excuses For Not Practicing Mindfulness (And Why We Need To Stop Using Them)

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen S. Exkorn

Over the years, I found that I expanded these bite size mindfulness exercises into full-blown practices in my own life. Now I sit and meditate every morning, and try to approach life in a more mindful way.

Gregory Beyer

The World-Changing Truth Our Leaders Are Only Beginning To Understand

HuffingtonPost.com | Gregory Beyer | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Jon Kabat-Zinn, a father of the mindfulness and meditation movement in America, traveled to Beijing in November to help lead a cross-section of Chines...

S.N. Goenka: The Man Who Taught The World To Meditate

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

You may not know the name of S.N. Goenka, who died Saturday at the age of 90. But if you've counted your breaths to relax in a hospital, or if you've ever tried to eat, walk, or speak "mindfully," you've felt his influence.

My 6-Day Mindfulness Retreat

James E. Porter | Posted 08.19.2013 | GPS for the Soul
James E. Porter

Was I not being mindful about what he said earlier instead of thinking about what I was doing at that moment? Yes, I decided. But he also said that as soon as you become aware that your mind has wandered - you're back in the moment. Ah, so I was OK -- for the moment.

George Bush Gave Me Breast Cancer

Jodi Lampert | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Jodi Lampert

Trust me, we are all just one left turn away from tragic events. Everyone. Blaming people is easy. Try to focus on what IS in your life, as opposed to what isn't. It's a waste of time and energy to miss those who are not there. And it's rude to those who are!!

The Many Benefits Of Mindfulness

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

If asked to explain the value of mindfulness, you may want to consider the following question: Can you sit for one minute and completely quiet your mind? Can you do this without feeling like you're coming out of your skin?

6 Ways to Enjoy Your Life More

Kare Anderson | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Some of our biggest inside battles involve changing habits to create a more meaningful, congenial life with others. Try six research-based tips for turning the page to the next chapter of the adventure story we are truly meant to live.

What Is Mindful Parenting?

Carla Naumburg | Posted 01.27.2013 | Parents
Carla Naumburg

I snap at my daughters when I'm frustrated, I'm terse with them, I'm distracted by my iPhone, my to-do list, what I'm going to make for dinner.

When Mindfulness Meets Compassion: Close Encounters in Contemplative Science

Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D.

As an exploding body of clinical research confirms that mindfulness helps reduce stress and promote healing, learning and neuroplasticity, a parallel line of study on the practice of loving-kindness has begun to converge with exciting new research on positive emotions and the brain.

Jon Kabat-Zinn Explains Mindfulness In The Modern World

Omega Institute | Posted 12.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), talks about the present moment and the "thousand-year view" with Omega.

How to Best Help Alzheimer's Caregivers? Teach Them Mindfulness

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Mindfulness is about slowing down enough to connect with ourselves and our loved one, moment to moment. As we do so, we can de-stress and at the same time give ourselves and our loved one the chance of experiencing greater well-being.

Yoga and Breathing Helps Juveniles Reflect on Their Actions

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

At Crossroads, the metallic locked juvenile detention center in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Bart van Melik, 34, a slim Dutchman with a receding hairline, prepares for his weekly yoga class.

3 Tiny Habits to Enhance Your Mindfulness Practice

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

All the hype around mindfulness -- being aware of the present moment, on purpose and without judgment, has gotten many people interested in giving it a try. The big challenge for most has been how to sustain their practice past the initial excitement.

The Role of Mindfulness in Education

Susan Kaiser Greenland | Posted 03.25.2012 | San Francisco
Susan Kaiser Greenland

But when it comes to secular mindfulness there is one teacher who has influenced absolutely everyone: Jon Kabat-Zinn. Now Jon is bringing his considerable experience to bear on the role of mindfulness in education.

Thoughts on Mindful Awareness Practices in Education

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 02.26.2012 | Education
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

While popular with adults, the practice of applying mindfulness to education is not a recent phenomenon.

A 500-Year Plan For Humanity's Mental Health

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Altruistic acts need to be introduced into our mental health plans. If you choose some way to help future generations and you're involved on an ongoing basis, you will absolutely benefit psychologically.

Want A Happier Brain? Try Mindfulness

Daniel Goleman | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Goleman

Mindfulness is not some exotic ritual; in essence, it helps us train our minds to focus on what matters in the moment and to resist distractions. There may be no mental skill more essential in this era of constant distraction.