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Are You a Mindful Maverick?

Ora Nadrich | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

Being of your own mind, and acting on it, lets you call the shots for how you want to live your life -- and if you can couple that type of thinking with mindfulness, there's no telling what you can do, or how far you can go.

Hitting the Reset Button

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Robyn Hessinger, intuitive, medium, Reiki master, and founder of Inspired Guidance Sometimes we just need a fresh start. Whether i...

Bubbles and Giggles: Reminders of How to be a Mindful Parent

Joree Rosenblatt | Posted 03.21.2014 | Parents
Joree Rosenblatt

It is so easy, as our kids grow up, to use their independent abilities as an excuse to stop spending quality time with them.

10 Life Lessons From My First Real Winter

Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Holmes

Nobody wants to slip on ice in a skirt and tights, but the point is you stand back up and take the next wobbly steps toward the subway. The same thing goes for anything in life, whether it's in your personal relationships or at work. You aren't going to sit firmly planted in the snow -- you're going to keep going.

Making Room for Fear

Emily Bennington | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Bennington

As my mindfulness practice has grown, one of the most extraordinary gifts I've received is the capacity to view fear as an impartial force and, thus, treat it impartially.

WATCH: Spain Turns To Mindfulness

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

We know mindfulness is catching on in a big way in the United States, but what about other parts of the world? Bodhin Philip Woodward, who founded the...

7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their ...

2014: A Year to Celebrate Imperfection

Nicole Glassman | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

What are we achieving when we constantly strive for perfection? In some ways we actually create a loss of freedom; we have less time and make more excuses for why we are unable to reach certain goals or enjoy life at all. This is a one-way ticket to avoidance.

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...

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 3

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Snow: Silence No matter where you live, winter is generally epitomized by snow. For those of us lucky enough to experience snow, we know that it br...

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 1

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Darkness: Introspection Today just happens to be the darkest day of the year, the last day of falling toward darkness (in the Northern Hemisphere, ...

The Best Recipe for Thanksgiving: Gratitude Bags -- Prep Time 5 Minutes

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

On Thanksgiving, after we finished dinner, we moved to the family room. Each person chose a gratitude bag, took a pen and as many strips of paper as there were people present. The assignment was that we would write a "compliment" or a "thankful" note to each person.

Today in the Mind of Lewis Howes

Cojourneo | Posted 12.17.2013 | Healthy Living

"Think of a tough time in your life, when you hated the situation you were in the most. Hold onto that moment and really own and feel it. Remember what it was like and that you never want to be there again. Then take action."

Today in the Mind of Jerry Colonna

Cojourneo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

"We all want to be seen, loved, acknowledged, held, and honored for who we are. That in doing so, we get to live undivided and whole and that the opposite of sadness is not happiness but wholeness."

Wait... We're Not Exceptional?

Emily Bennington | Posted 11.13.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Bennington

Countless barrels of ink and pixels have been devoted to Russian President Vladimir Putin's op-ed in the New York Times this week. And in the hornet'...

The Mindfulness Miracle

Jon Wortmann | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

The preachers of mindfulness are yoga instructors, therapists, and stress reduction psychologists and teachers. It is based on a very specific act that every human is capable of practicing: Be where you are.

4 Steps To Mindfully Ride The Ebb Of Life

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 10.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

Given that genuine inner happiness fluctuates, it's important to be mindful as you ride on the rim of that ever-turning wheel, rather than hold on to the misconception that life and happiness are static.

You Are Not Your Job

Emily Bennington | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Emily Bennington

When your self-worth is wrapped in things that are outside of your control, you're setting yourself up for an emotional roller coaster. In other words, you're up when the job is up and down when the job is down.

8 Ways To Stop Over-Thinking (And Rediscover Happiness)

Peggy Nolan | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Peggy Nolan

Over-thinking is all about dredging up the past and/or borrowing trouble from the future. The best cure for over-thinking is to simply be present. Be here right now.

Mindful Music: The Creation of 'Everything Changes' With Julian Lennon

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

Everyone can experience this creative flow especially with the art and practice of mindfulness meditation. It all starts with just 10 minutes once or twice a day of closing your eyes, breathing in and out and watching with wonder and joy how your inner core of gold unfolds.

Pay Attention

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Controlling your attention -- becoming more able to place it where you want it and keep it there, and more able to pull it away from what's bothersome or pointless -- is the foundation of changing your brain, and thus your life, for the better.

Jack Kornfield: Meditation Helps Us See What Matters

Kripalu | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living

Meditation can be the doorway through which we enter into a deeper connection with the world within and around us. At the beginning of his five-day retreat at Kripalu, The Wise and Loving Heart, Jack Kornfield reflects on the benefits and blessings of meditation.

Luxury Problems

Robert Levithan | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Levithan

I have come to understand that our petty issues do not leave permanently, but that we can joke them away or use them as fodder for compassionate introspection.

Do You Thrive? How To Approach Change With Positivity (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.21.2013 | Healthy Living

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

Is It a Tragedy or an Inconvenience?

Ellen Langer | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Ellen Langer

Since uncertainty is the rule, when we think we know, our mindlessness is in charge. The simple act of noticing is engaging and reveals that events don't cause stress. It is the mindless view of events that leads to stress.