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What Is Mindfulness? 10 Answers From 10 Teachers

Kellie Edwards | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

Sometimes I think there are as many ways of describing mindfulness as there are brands of shampoo. This can be confusing. So we asked many of the experts we interviewed to put it in their own words. Here is what they told us.

Adopting These 2 Habits May Just Make You Happier

Kellie Edwards | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

Gratitude is part of the puzzle; the other main part is being kind to myself. I have cranky, sad and lethargic moments too. But instead of criticizing myself at those times OR faking gratitude I have experimented with another practice backed by science.

A Mindful Journey

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Imagine a marathon you did not sign up for, and yet, you are told you have to run the race until the end. To add to the challenge, you are to carry a heavy load on your shoulders, and the load will get heavier and heavier as the race goes on. This is what the dementia journey is like for most family caregivers...

My Day as a Test Case for Self-Compassion

Kellie Edwards | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

My day started badly. I had an important international interview for our mindfulness4mothers project at 7 a.m. My husband was interstate so I had o...

Self-Compassion Expert Chris Germer on Lessons Learned From the Dalai Lama

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Every now and then, you meet someone who changes your world. For me, that most recent someone is a remarkably wise and compassionate colleague, Christopher Germer.

Self-Compassion: Is It More Important Than Self-Esteem?

Yahoo! News | LiveScience.Com | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

A charming animated baby, Kristin Neff's son Rowan retreated into himself as a toddler, losing his few words and becoming prone to inexplicable scream...

The Horse Boy: Looking for Answers to Autism With Horses in Mongolia

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chantal Sicile-Kira

With all the ups and downs we parents of children with autism have to face, it's nice to see inspirational movies such as The Horse Boy from time to time.

Self-Help 101: Compassion

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

Do we heap on another layer of judgment for our predicament? Or do we respond with gentleness and compassion?