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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

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.

Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Time Is Running Out, Enjoy Your Child Now!

David Kanegis | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
David Kanegis

Life is finite and so much time is lost in the expenditure of wasted and misdirected emotional energy. Nowhere is this is so prevalent as in a student's last year of high school.

Parents, Hold Your Breath and Let Your Child Breathe!

David Kanegis | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
David Kanegis

Become the ship's captain as you navigate the choppy waters of your child's college application process. Your child is now a 12th grader. It's Octob...

Why We Should Put Mental Health First

Richard Layard | Posted 07.13.2013 | Religion
Richard Layard

We cannot easily foresee how our society will develop, but some things are highly likely. We shall become more psychologically conscious and more skilful at regulating our emotions. Future generations will find it impossible to understand or excuse the current level of neglect.

Mindfulness and Nature's Purposeful Pause

Janice L. Marturano | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
Janice L. Marturano

We should always remember to find pauses in our own lives. Those moments that allow us to renew ourselves so we can live the life we choose to live.

How Mindfulness Can Help Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living

The word "cancer" alone can trigger a stress response, and for those undergoing cancer treatment, the experience can easily be the most stressful they...

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.

Want To Reap The Full Benefits Of Mindfulness? Try This

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Do you sometimes find yourself thinking more about past and/or future things than what you're doing in the present? If so, you might be missing much of the beauty the life has to offer.

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.

InsightLA: 10 Years of Good Dharma

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

This fall, InsightLA celebrates its 10th anniversary -- a decade during which Trudy and an ever-growing band of colleagues have helped change the lives of thousands of Angelenos.

The Amazing Effect Of Meditation On Seniors' Health: Study

Posted 01.07.2013 | Fifty

A new study has found that older people who take part in an eight-week program of meditation were able to reduce feelings of loneliness and boost thei...

Why You Should Just Breathe

Mary Pritchard | Posted 09.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Yoga Nidra calms me down. Having suffered from anxiety most of my life, I am constantly looking for ways to reduce anxiety that don't involve popping a pill.

For Relaxation, Try Chanting the Chakra Vowels!

Claudia Ricci | Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Claudia Ricci

We were certainly in the know about stress reduction and relaxation. And yet, I realized in those last days of class that I hadn't yet shared with my students one of my favorite ways of eliminating stress: chanting.

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.

Thoughts on Mindful Awareness Practices in Education

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 02.26.2012 | Education
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

While popular with adults, the practice of applying mindfulness to education is not a recent phenomenon.

Habit #1: Slowing Down

Willow Dea | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
Willow Dea

Caution: You may be underwhelmed if you read this from a mental perspective; this post is an offer to your body and spirit.

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.