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3 Simple Steps Towards Mindfulness

General Mills | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
General Mills

After 22 years in the workforce, I recently set out on a quest for a greater sense of purpose in my job. What I found had a profound impact on my life both at work and at home. Enter: Mindfulness.

7 Steps To Finding Your Voice

davidji | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

Often we believe that time or money are the impediments for fulfilling our dreams or finding our voice, but in reality we fear we will not live up to our vision or, worse, THAT WE WILL. So take baby steps. Start where you are, and give yourself permission to speak from your heart.

Don't Let Your Health Account Go Bankrupt

Pam Nochlin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Pam Nochlin

Before I got out of bed, I set my intentions for the day and stretched. When I walked to the train, I took notice of things around me.

What Grounds You?

Kimlai Yingling | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimlai Yingling

In the last decade, there has been a huge push for the use of meditation and how "connecting with oneself" can bring a sense of calm to a person's life. It can help to stabilize the mind and "leave oneself" for a place of serenity and gratitude.

The Mental Habit Everyone Should Practice (Even If You Don't Think You Can)

Grace Suh, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M. | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Grace Suh, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M.

Now, I'm a very self-disciplined person. I self-manage a thriving acupuncture business. Save for the occasional pasta or dessert, I maintain a pristine diet. Rain or shine, exercise is non-negotiable: I intensely work out three or four times a week. Meditation is a different story.

Re-Awaken Love in Your Life

davidji | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

The theme of letting love into your heart seems to have hit a powerful chord with so many people I encounter. Opening our heart is never easy, especially when there's been a heartbreak that has shut us down and allowed us to build walls to protect the tenderness of our heart.

5 Questions for Russell Simmons

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Yoga Journal

It may surprise some that hip-hop luminary (founder of Def Jam records and Phat Farm clothing) Russell Simmons is also a longtime practitioner of yoga and meditation.

Fear Is Your Sweet Companion

davidji | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

The many stages of life, jobs, careers or relationships can create vulnerability, fear and anxiety. These transitional times bring on levels of uncertainty. We're not the person we once were, nor are we the one we're about to become. So we need to establish a life of living in a grounded state.

8 Days to Living With Purpose

davidji | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

We all get to choose what we do with that time and how we feel about what we did with that time at the end of each day. Meditation can help you enjoy the moments a bit more, but only living life to its fullest can bring you the true joy we all crave.

Meditation Will Enlighten Your Path

davidji | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

If you love the direction in which your life is moving, apply more pressure to the accelerator and keep going! If you don't like the direction, you have the ability to stop and shift. Meditation and reflection will help you move from where you are to where you want to be.

How I Stay Motivated to Meditate

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

I believe meditation practice on the cushion is exactly that -- "practice" for the rest of life. When I sit down each morning to meditate, I hone my power of concentration.

How To Improve At Anything

Jon Wortmann | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

Meditate for 12 minutes a day. Then, take a nap each day or get a little more sleep at night. And finally, reward yourself with little treats to stay more attentive and clear. Your brain is happy when it knows good things are happening.

WATCH: Why People Don't Like to Meditate

Sura | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Sura

Meditation is a popular New Year's resolution but easily gets tossed to the side. Why? People think meditation is hard. It's an intimidating practice. "Sit still and breathe" seems an impossible task. On the other hand, everyone seems to know that meditation is good for them.

Best New Year Ever! Say 'Goodbye' to Your Inner Critic

Eckhart Teachings | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Eckhart Teachings

New Year's Day is a time of reflection, as resolutions for the New Year abound. A new year means new beginnings... a fresh start. We joyfully announce...

Ten Spiritual Resolutions for 2014

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Some change is better than no change. A little endeavor is better than no endeavor. If the resolution isn't made, then no action will follow. So, go ahead and make the resolution.

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 2

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Light: Flame of Love With the solstice comes the return of light and the promise that for every dark moment there will be a bright one. Almost ever...

The Role Mindfulness Plays In Slowing Down Time

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

Paradoxically, the secret to speeding up and getting more done is simply to slow down. I'm not saying you should renounce the world and meditate all day -- but I am suggesting that you clear space to access your inner power.

The Problem With Christians is That They Are People, and Sometimes People Suck

Angela Jamene | Posted 02.10.2014 | Religion
Angela Jamene

"I like Jesus, it's his followers I can't stand" That used to be a magnet on my refrigerator. I was 21 and had only read the bible enough to try to t...

5 Ways to Manage Stress This Holiday Season

Fauzia Burke | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Fauzia Burke

Holidays can be a stressful time. Every time I am in a parking lot of a shopping mall and see people fighting over the last parking spot, I think we need to all remember this is supposed to be a joyous time. I have discovered 5 ways that keep myself less stressed and I hope they help you too.

Meditation: So Much More Than Watching and Letting Go

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Sitting and waiting for glimpses of clear viewing in the midst of a busy mental stream is not the same as clear being, experiencing awareness as a great body of peaceful presence.

Plan for Your Wealth and Wellness

Stacia Pierce | Posted 11.05.2013 | Women
Stacia Pierce

I teach my clients there's no sense in building your wealth if you're not going to take care of your health. If you want to perform at optimum level, then you have to preserve your body.

Early Morning Meditation: First Things First

Martha Pasternack | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

Today I will find peace in chaos. Love within fear. Beauty in the ordinary. Forgiveness in expectations. Gratitude for the struggles. Generosity in the face of lack. Plenty in not enough. Joy in sorrow. Simplicity in the complex. Movement within inertia.

Conch Shells -- Another Reason to Love the Beach

Linda Lauren | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

Keep in mind that everything around us consists of energy. That energy helps us more intensely sense the awareness of life than our normal five senses afford us. You can find this awareness in the simplest of forms, like that of a conch shell on a stretch of beach.

The Blow Dry Meditation

Kara Sundlun | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Kara Sundlun

Let's face it: We are all so busy, and though we all should meditate, carving out the time can be problematic. As a mother of two small children, wif...

The Wandering Mind Needs Meditation

Ora Nadrich | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

The mind is definitely a busy, wandering thing, and unless we reign it in occasionally, it can get in the way of our ability to focus and concentrate, which is what meditation does for us.