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4 Ways To Savor The Moment

meQuilibrium | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living

Summer fruits and vegetables are the great, immediate, delicious -- and fleeting -- luxury of this season. It would be wonderful to bite into a fresh-off-the-tree juicy peach when February drags on. But seasonal food gives you a chance to savor the present moment, knowing full well it will end.

6 Things I've Decided To Stop Stressing About

Kitty Appel | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Kitty Appel

To us high school students, everything feels like the absolute be-all and end-all. And I'll be the first to admit that I stress about the smallest things. But, after interning for Healthy Living I've realized I haven't taken any measures to try to alleviate that stress. So I'm starting now with a few things I've decided are just not worth my anxiety.

8 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Sarah Rudell Beach

The purpose of teaching mindfulness to our children is to give them skills to develop their awareness of their inner and outer experiences, to understand how emotions manifest in their bodies and to recognize when their attention has wandered and to provide tools for control.

5 Ways to Make Peace With Money

Leisa Peterson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Money
Leisa Peterson

Managing money includes the mental action of spending and saving.  We all have some type of living expenses so that is of first concern when it comes to managing finances. Ensuring we live within our means and have money left over for savings is one way to create greater peace of mind.

Take Yourself Out of the Equation

Michael H. Brooks | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael H. Brooks

Recently I attended a talk given by a dharma teacher who also happens to be an award winning poet. During the talk she spoke about mindfulness and the...

30 Things Only Dog Owners Understand

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

I feel like I'm constantly reminded of how dogs bring alive the Third Metric values of well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving. They bring us joy. They keep us in the present moment. They make us laugh. They touch our hearts in the most unique way.

Why There's More To Taking A Break Than Just Sitting There

Fast Company | Dov Seidman | Posted 07.10.2014 | World

Meditation rooms, unplugging, digital Sabbaths, reflection retreats, mindfulness classes--it seems like everyone is clamoring to find a pause button i...

The Power of Meditative Thinking Versus Positive Thinking

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

With meditation one can learn to be in any scenario and access it from an optimistic stance. When we work together, we focus on seeing the truth of our situations.

The Mindfulness Backlash

The New York Times | Anna North | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

Mindfulness has reached such a level of hipness that it is now suggested as a cure for essentially every ailment. Anxious? Broke? Sneezing? Definitely...

How To Make Mindfulness A Long-Term Habit

Rachel Verlik | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

As I age, I recognize how important daily periods of reflection and quiet are. Whether you refer to it as prayer, meditation, reflection, or other, it allows the rest necessary to rejuvenate and see other possibilities. It is one of many ingredients that help my inner garden thrive.

How to Bring New Calm to Your Bedtime Routine

Kellie Edwards | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

I have a new favorite bedtime practice with my children. It works as well for me as it does for them and I couldn't be more surprised just how much ...

Don't Stop Thinking (A Mindfulness Meditation Tip)

Jennifer Howd | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Howd

When thoughts arise during meditation, it's completely normal. Minds think. That's what they do. Thinking is part of the mindfulness meditation process.

5 Ways To Create A Nurturing Relationship

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Leigh West

A spiritually aware relationship consists of two individuals on their own paths, who've decided to share roadways for a time. Both individuals help each other to learn and grow along those separate paths, while enjoying the experience of both paths meeting up -- sometimes alongside each other, sometimes branching out in different directions.

Bridging The Two Worlds: What Happened While Riding Bike 31

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

It is amazing what happens when we unite with our spirit and ride that wave. It feels like surfing with the wind at our back. And to sum it up, all it took, my friends, was my willingness to say, "The world is too much upon me and I can't get back to me. I need help." In 10 minutes, the latch of the gate lifted and I got back in.

Mindfulness at Work: An Upgrade in Professional Consciousness

Neil Seligman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Neil Seligman

Imagine for a moment that you were a computer. What sort of error messages would you have seen already today?

What To Know Before Taking A Meditation Retreat

Jennifer Howd | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Howd

Deciding to attend your first silent meditation retreat is a big deal. But the good news is, it's totally doable! Even if the thought of unplugging from modern life seems downright daunting -- chances are, it'll prove more than worth it.

COMANDS: Seven Skills/Traits of Effective Leadership

Manijeh Motaghy | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Manijeh Motaghy

Research shows mindful awareness practiced regularly can become a trait. Here are seven skills/traits combined as the COMANDS model for great leadership with effective results. Here is a brief summary.

The Huge Mistake We Make When It Comes to Love

Christine Hassler | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

We are so busy loving others the way we want to be loved -- and they are loving us the way they want to be loved -- and so no one feels loved the way they truly want and need!

This Third Grader's Advice Is All You Need For A Happy Life

Erin Michelle Threlfall | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Michelle Threlfall

"Look for the wow" is one of the happiness habits we have been practicing as we develop our poetry writing and photography skills through our interdisciplinary unit on self-expression. We define the "wow" as the small moments that make life wonderful, the little things for which we can be grateful.

'I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough and Doggone It, People Like Me'

Brian Leaf | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Leaf

Don't try to be the funny dad; the got-it-all-together mom; or the always-perky coworker. They are great as they are, no doubt. But, we are each happiest and serve the world best when we are truly ourselves.

4 Ways To Stay Mindful All Day

Chris LuVogt | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris LuVogt

Daily mindfulness meditation is the key practice that makes all of this possible, helping you develop the ability to be resilient, centered, and present. However, it's not until you take the sense of presence cultivated through meditation with you into your daily life that you are able to fully reap the benefits.

Thrive: Finding the Recipe for a Good Life

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Meditation, yoga, exercise, breathing techniques, nutrition and mindfulness are all very useful ways for everyone to stay well or manage a host of chronic illnesses, not just those in my field. How can we get these techniques broadly into a diverse population that could benefit?

The Other B-Word I'm Eliminating From My Vocabulary

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

Here's to the end of glorification for our culture's busyness, getting things done on little sleep, and feeling like we have to catch up with the race -- because ultimately there is no race except for the one we assign ourselves to.

How to Navigate Through Overwhelm

Melissa E. Kirk | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa E. Kirk

In an overwhelmed state, we veer off course of the destination that will fulfill us and support our authenticity. So how do you deal with overwhelm?

Is It Okay To Be Content?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Being content is a great thing, however, I've also observed it can be an avoidance technique. There's a difference between not wanting anything because you're content and not wanting anything because you don't think you can have it.