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Mindfulness and Stress

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.

A Simple (Yet Powerful) Morning Practice

Jon Wortmann | Posted 08.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

What the experience of noticing the transition from vacation to regular life taught me is that during more stressful times, I have to be more intentional about my practice.

The Science of Surrender

Ashley Turner | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Turner

My favorite definition of surrender comes from the website TinyBuddha: "Surrender is complete acceptance of what is, knowing it will all be okay, ...

5 Simple Stress Busters (That Take No Time At All)

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Prevention can allow us to build up little moments of calm throughout our day that we can draw from when we feel ourselves tensing up or revving up. Try taking revitalizing little breaks to increase that pool of calm inside of you and remind you that life is not a race.

10 Things You Need To Know About Meditation

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Puddicombe

Training the mind, meditating, being mindful, or whatever else we choose to call it only works if we actively engage with it. More than that, it only works if we practice it regularly, preferably on a daily basis with a considered, gentle discipline.

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.

Stressed? Why Mindful Breathing Really Works

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

To understand how pausing works, consider that chronic stress affects the brain much as running too many applications simultaneously impacts your computer's performance. After all, the brain is a computer of sorts. And both suffer when overloaded.

What Really Helps Make Mindfulness Work

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

While mindfulness is a simple practice, it's not always so easy to practice it in our lives. Our mind pops up with reasons why we're too busy, skeptical or just unmotivated.