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Mindfulness in Everyday Life: My Day With the Dalai Lama -- A Primer for Happiness

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

I listened carefully as he spoke. I took notes. I mulled over in detail his main points. Since that day, I have steeped, like tea, in the essence of his message. My sense is that if he were to write a "Dear Dalai Lama" column, this is what he might say.

Grief and Healing: Will I Ever Recover?

Megan Devine | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

For me, any outside source or force asking me when I'll get better is going to be met with irritation. But if I do the asking, if I wonder -- myself -- what healing or recovery might look like, then it becomes a very different question.

Shifting the Social Field: Contemplation, Compassion, Collective Action

Otto Scharmer | Posted 04.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Otto Scharmer

In a previous post, I blogged about my impressions of the World Economic Forum in Davos: about the increasing interest in mindfulness in mainstream ci...

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...

Practical Mindfulness Methods You Can Use Daily

Mikko Jarvenpaa | Posted 04.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Mikko Jarvenpaa

Mindfulness is a state. Like all human states, it is not a static goal, but a dynamic process. More important than starting in the right place, or with the right technique or the right teacher -- is just starting.

Catching Up On The Third Metric Mediagasm

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

I've been away from blogging for a while, spending all of my free time in a remote land called Bookville -- a place with strange, ancient customs. For instance, writing something and not publishing it immediately!

Evidence Shows Transcendental Meditation Has Real Health Benefits

Robert H. Schneider | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Robert H. Schneider

Needless to say, I was surprised to see the recent headline in The Wall Street Journal: "Meditation Has Limited Benefits, Study Finds." I've been researching the effects of meditation on health for 30 years and have found that it has compelling benefits.

Collective Mindfulness: The Leader's New Work

Otto Scharmer | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Otto Scharmer

Why is it that, across so many major systems, we collectively create results that nobody wants? Nobody wants to increase environmental destruction, poverty, cultural ADHD, or suicide. Yet we keep doing it. Why do we collectively recreate these patterns?

Bill Nye, My Dad's Tie, and the Creation-Evolution Debate

Jack Levison | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Jack Levison

No matter what side of the creation-evolution debate you are on, your partisanship costs you dearly. Why? Because it costs you the ability to read the Bible on its own terms. What do we lose by straightjacketing the Bible with the creation-evolution debate?

Finding Mindfulness on the A Train

Larissa Zimberoff | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Larissa Zimberoff

I was a bit stumped on how to bring mindfulness into the subway ride. I decided not to hold on (it is cold season you know), and instead I splayed my legs a tad wider and rocked with the movement of the car. It was bumpy, noisy, and distracting. Could I meld into the distractions?

From Physician Burnout To Mindful M.D.

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Mindfulness-based practices are not just a hobby for our free time or just a marketing trend. It is a way of living that can prevent or even heal career burnout. What if I had realized this earlier in my career as a physician?

Please, Carry Omm

Pamela Peeke | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Pamela Peeke

Effortlessly, I allowed myself to open my mind to all possibilities. Creative ideas arose. Self-forgiveness and compassion emerged.

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 ...

Idiot Compassion and the Power of Sorrow

Susan Piver | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

When we clamp down on our inner experience or avoid emotions, the path to kindness is also obscured. Kindness toward others is actually synonymous with kindness toward self.

The Habit That Changed, And Saved, This Country Star's Life

Posted 01.30.2014 | Healthy Living

In 1990, country star Naomi Judd was diagnosed with Hepatitis C and told that she had only three years to live. Now, 24 years later, Judd says she fee...

TIME's Beautiful, White, Blonde 'Mindfulness Revolution'

Joanna Piacenza | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Joanna Piacenza

2014-01-29-fkdofodjfdfkjdkjfkdjkfIMAGE2.pngThe new definition of Buddhism in the West is perfect for those who want to dabble around spiritually without fully committing.

What I Learned From Spending 5 Days In Total Silence

Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Sasha Bronner

Revealing to people that I was going to be silent for five days inspired all sorts of responses. They were even more baffled when I clarified that I would do so alone, over New Year's Eve and my birthday.

Davos: Mindfulness, Hotspots, and Sleepwalkers

Otto Scharmer | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Otto Scharmer

I just returned from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. I came away with three observations: mindfulness is approaching a tipping point; human energy hotspots are the real attractor; and collective sleepwalkers remain dominant.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: How to Meditate: 18 Tips to Successful Sitting Practice

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

In order to lead a more enlightened life, it is important, first of all, to understand how the human mind works. We are often unknowing prisoners of our minds, swept away by whatever thought we may be having at the time. We give our thoughts too much power.

Can Success and Sex Sell Mindfulness?

Susan Piver | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

The point of mindfulness is not peace, nor is it bliss or transcendence. Rather, it shows you where your heart is hard. It unlocks all the tears you have been holding back and in so doing breaks your heart to the preciousness of your life, the uniqueness of your genius, the unending grief of your losses, and your immeasurable capacity to love.

7 Common Mindfulness Questions, Answered

Patrick Briody | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrick Briody

We thought it might be helpful to bring together some of the questions that commonly come up as people begin to learn the practice of mindfulness.

Norman E. Rosenthal: Meditation to Boost Morale, Performance and Creativity in Business

Norman E. Rosenthal | Posted 03.19.2014 | Impact
Norman E. Rosenthal

It occurred to me that one method, perhaps the most important, was being overlooked or, at the very least, deemphasized so as to be lost in the maelstrom of advice. I am referring, of course, to meditation.

Mindfulness Meditation Is The Direct Way To Happiness

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

What, out of all the things we can get in this whole world, will give us the most happiness, joy, peace of mind, self-friendship, clarity, insight, presence, is totally free but invariably ignored? Yes, you got it, it's meditation -- the most invaluable gift you could ever give yourself!

5 Scientific Insights Into Creating A Meaningful Life

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jason Marsh, Devan Davison, Bianca Lorenz, Lauren Klein, Jeremy Adam Smith and Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas The past few years have been marked by...

Grief and Anxiety: How Can I Calm Down When I Know Bad Things Happen?

Megan Devine | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

The crazy train of fear prevents you from being present to what is, and it most definitely keeps you from enjoying what is here in this moment. Following these steps can get you off that train before it takes you too far.