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Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness for Educators

Cameron Conaway | Posted 12.23.2014 | Education
Cameron Conaway

"Before we can share mindfulness with our students we need an experiential understanding of mindfulness from our own practice." -Meena Srinivasan As ...

Easy Ways to Be More Mindful in 2015

Hannah Ross Crane | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Hannah Ross Crane

With 2015 right around the corner, it's time to get started on your resolution! What will it be this year? Eating healthier, joining a gym, doing more...

Can Mindfulness Improve Your Productivity?

Inc. | Ilya Pozin | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

If you're thinking stopping an activity wouldn't help you complete it faster, logically, you're right. Taking a breather doesn't instantly improve phy...

Erin Schumaker

This Doctor Believes Your Back Pain Is All In Your Head

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living

What if a bad back or unexplained nerve pain aren’t really bodily malfunctions, but instead manifestations of painful emotions, stress and unmet amb...

What's So Special About Meditation?

Julie Sacks | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Sacks

Meditation is a personal experience, and everyone's path is different. I encourage you to stick with it, even if you want to give up. Remember it's a practice. If you don't get it on the first, second or even third try, it's OK, don't get too frustrated.

15 Ways To Be Happier In 2015

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jaimee Ratliff

Don't follow the crowds. Trying to emulate others deters you from that special path you were meant to take. Be inspired from their journey and put that energy into who you were meant to become.

Obesity, Fitness Trackers and Kids: It's Time for a Plan

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

Will we survive the next hundred years? At the rate we're going, we're either going to blow ourselves up or eat ourselves to death. As individuals we...

How to Survive the Holidays

Melissa Escaro | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Escaro

We can't control the situations around us this holiday season, but we can control how we react to the stresses that present themselves to us.

Mindfulness: Stealth Buddhist Strategy for Mainstreaming Meditation?

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

Mindfulness has become mainstream. Hospitals and prisons offer "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction," public schools teach students to put their "MindU...

How to Not Be Stupid

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

I can throw dinner on the table, or I can slow down and really see what I'm doing. Focusing on the smell, taste and feel of the food in my hands grounds me. With mindfulness, bringing together even a simple dish is a work of creation and a gift of love.

If You Don't Use It, You Lose It

Kayla Redig | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Redig

Practicing thankfulness won't stop your pain or protect you from the curveballs life inevitably throws at all of us, but it just might make your day a little brighter.

Learn To Live With It

CNN | A. Parthasarathy | Posted 11.21.2014 | World

People the world over believe that stress comes from external sources. One complains of a nagging wife or hysterical husband. Another finds fault w...

Leonard Cohen And The Art of Stillness

Brain Pickings | Maria Popova | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

“Faith is the ability to honor stillness at some moments,” Alan Lightman wrote in his sublime meditation on science and spirituality, “and at ot...

7 Simple Techniques for Practicing Mindfulness

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Mindfulness is a mental state that we can achieve by focusing our awareness on what's occurring in the present. This can be done by learning how to, in a calm and collected way, acknowledge our feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.

Is Mindfulness a Religion?

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Rudell Beach

I truly believe mindfulness has the power to transform our lives and our world. And I absolutely believe that questioning is a good thing -- knowledge is power!

No More Diets -- Eat and Live Mindfully Instead

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Enter any bookstore, turn on the television, or flip through a magazine -- without a doubt you will be faced with shelves of diet books, commercials with celebrities touting unbelievable weight loss results or an advertisement for the latest fat-melting pill.

Let's Go Nowhere

Medium | Pico Iyer | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

The idea of going nowhere is as universal as the law of gravity; that’s why wise souls from every tradition have spoken of it. “All the unhappines...

Art of Attention: The Frequency of Home

Elena Brower | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Elena Brower

The frequency of home is mostly about simple listening, love and respect, and it's a repeated choice. Practice landing and situating yourself in that frequency; your body will thank you.

Contraction and Expansion of Life

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

Like the waves in the ocean, the contraction and expansion of this life are endless. Ultimately, it's our choice to jump in each time or remain calm on the sidelines.

Mindful Christianity

Jim Burklo | Posted 10.30.2014 | Religion
Jim Burklo

It is my prayerful hope that Christians will embrace the current cultural fascination with mindfulness practice, and lift up the ways that the Church has always encouraged this practice and given it a deeper and broader context in spirituality.

What The Mindful Revolution Means To Me (Part 1)

Logan Gardner | Posted 10.29.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Logan Gardner

A Moment: I am laying on a park bench in a valley in Nichols Arboretum, staring up at the canopy above. Sunlight strikes the dancing leaves, turni...

Looking for Groundhogs: Everyday Mindfulness

Katie Craig | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Craig

It's easy not to notice the groundhogs or blooming flowers or even the smiling faces in a crowd if I am caught up in my own drama. It is easy to get swept up in meaningless negative mental chatter. Noticing the groundhogs takes practice.

Mindfulness. The Key to Productivity?

Renee Cullinan | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Renee Cullinan

At first glance, mindfulness and productivity appear to be polar opposites. But look again. Mindfulness and productivity have one striking thing in common: They are focused on where and how time is spent.

What You Gain By Ditching Your Smartphone

High50 | Posted 12.07.2014 | Fifty
High50

I've always been an early adopter of technology and hadn't realised the insidious changes that the best, fun technology had wrought. I now know that I am so assaulted with attention-grabbing gadgets and the ever-increasing demands of instant communications that I need to make time to disengage.

Can Just 30 Minutes a Day Make a Difference in a Child's Education?

Rob Furman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

Homework is practice. You should practice at least 30 minutes a day on your academics just as you would an instrument or a sport.