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The Relaxing Practice You Should Make Sure You're Doing On Vacation

Christiane Wolf | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Christiane Wolf

Travel-proofing your meditation is easier that you think. The motto is, "Do something at least every couple of days." This is enough to keep you going through travel time and to pick up your daily routine once back home.

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.

Asia Society Offers a Space to Slow Down and Reflect

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

The Asia Society's current exhibit, 'Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery,' has allowed its curators to foray into unconvention...

What Mindfulness Really Is

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 12.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Here are some of the most common false views about mindfulness that I have encountered and ways to change them.

5 Tips for Freedom

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 02.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

We're finding out who we are, so we can do it on purpose. So we can be free. We are gently learning to become honest with ourselves, about ourselves. Which is the entire practice of awareness. All we have to do is show up.

Mindfulness, Dorothy, and that Yellow Brick Road: 5 Hot Treasure-Hunting Tips

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

These simple tools can help us get started on the ultimate treasure hunt, where self-awareness and self-acceptance reign, and conscious choices begin rocking our world, rather than the more common suffering-is-all mindset.

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.

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.

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.

The Good News About Alzheimer's: How Mindfulness Can Heal Patients and the Ones Who Care for Them

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

I used to think Alzheimer's was all bad news. My mother started showing signs of mental deterioration seven years ago. She managed to live alone for...

Teaching Regular Folks to Reduce Stress With Mindfulness

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Two months ago, I signed up for a MBSR teacher training practicum with Bob Stahl, at El Camino Hospital, in Mountain View, California. MBSR stands for...