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Mindfulness Tips

How to Navigate Through Overwhelm

Melissa E. Kirk | Posted 04.17.2014 | 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?

Why Our Worst Days Teach Us Our Biggest Lessons

Melissa E. Kirk | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa E. Kirk

It is in those moments of emotional pain that we learn our greatest lessons and from those lessons we grow and expand our capacity as purposeful human beings.

5 Scientifically-Backed Ways Hating Your Job Can Hurt Your Health

Alexander Kjerulf | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexander Kjerulf

If you hate your job, you have to act on it. You have to either figure out how to improve your current work situation or you have to find another job where you can be happy. The only option you don't have is to do nothing, because staying in that job you hate can make you sick.

Mindfully Remembering That the Present Moment Is All We Have

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Someday, for each of us, there will be no tomorrow. At that moment, we will have proved, completely and without any doubt, that all we have is the present moment. The trick is getting to that realization well before we take our final breath.

Practical Mindfulness Methods You Can Use Daily

Mikko Jarvenpaa | Posted 02.17.2014 | 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.

Are You Aware? Or Just Simply There?

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Rj and I were in our usual spots at the bikram yoga studio with ten minutes before class was to start. We were engaged in our usual pre-class routine...

11 Ways to Emotionally Thrive

Tamara Star | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Life can feel like an emotional roller coaster if we let it, but remembering that we have more control over our inner landscape than we realize-help...

The Method That Will Help You Practice Mindfulness Daily

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Mindfulness is a state of being. Mindfulness can be described in two simple words: pay attention. By paying attention, we are present in the current moment. Often the biggest challenge is, how can we carry this state of mindfulness into our daily lives?

Are You Ready to Open Up to Trust, Happiness and Joy?

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Mindfulness is conscious awareness of what you are feeling and experiencing in the present moment. But there is more. To get to joy it's not enough to just be aware of the present. To get to joy you have to trust that the present moment is exactly where you belong.

The Good Enough Meditation

Kat Katsanis-Semel | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Kat Katsanis-Semel

Similarly to psychotherapy, meditation is an ongoing process; this is precisely why it's called a "practice." (Nope -- there is no getting around that aspect!) Like practicing the piano, one doesn't sit down, practice 10 times, and emerge a concert-ready pianist, ready to grace Carnegie Hall.

4 Habits Of Superbly Confident People

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

Let's get into that sweet spot of really accepting and cherishing our vulnerabilities, our humanness and ourselves! Let's embrace the whole package, the things we are good at and the things we are not so good at, because that is how we find our confidence and how we make the ground we walk on not only steady, but sacred.

The Point of Pointless

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

When I go for walks outside or a drive in the mountains, I almost always return with new ideas, divine downloads in the form of blogs, poetry and talks, and inspiration to create something amazing.

10 Tips to Being Deliciously Happy

Tracy Crossley | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

Life is meant to be experienced joyfully. The past will fill your future with dustballs of discontent if you let it, so gain clarity, clean up and get moving!

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.

7 Just-Right Mindfulness Tips With Gretchen Rubin and Goldilocks

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

The only life you can live is yours. Not the one they think you should be living. The stakes are high.

Mindfully Crazy

Mack Paul | Posted 10.21.2013 | Religion
Mack Paul

Mindfulness is a great gift that, if we practice well, may help us react to out to others with love and kindness and not hatred.

How To Actually Follow Through With Your Good Intentions

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

The truth is that living a healthy, miraculous life -- with vitality and grace -- requires real commitment and a practice. Without it, even your most soul-directed intentions may falter.

How To Be Great In 24 Hours Or Less

Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

We often attribute success to great, big earth-shattering accomplishments: Completing a sub-four marathon, landing your book on the Times' best-seller...

Mindfulness In Everyday Life: A Walk In The Woods And Return To Essential Nature

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Life has become so fast-paced, yet we are disconnected in our ostensible technological connections and cannot find firm grounding on the very earth beneath our feet. Run by emotion and speed, video-gamed and overtired, the nurturing aspects of nature escape our view.

12 Tips From Albert Einstein For Strengthening Your Brain

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

Mindfulness isn't a cure-all for everything on the planet. But it sure does help. With almost everything.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Don't Be Afraid! Fearlessness -- A Place Beyond Fear

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

The solution to overcoming fear lies not in finding the shortcut around it but in seeing fear's fundamental paradox: Western culture views tenderness as weakness and repression of feelings as strength, but actually the opposite is true.

How To Practice Mindfulness -- In Your Kitchen

Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living

By Headspace Where is your mind when you’re cooking? Is it busy planning tomorrow’s schedule as the knife moves closer and closer towards your ...

Double-parked School Buses, Acceptance and Me

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Since my cancer experience, I've started practicing mindfulness, awareness and acceptance. But, they don't call it a practice for nothing, and I still can't conjure up serenity at the drop of a hat.

The Best Definition of Success

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

We are all incredibly busy. But, Emerson's quote reminds me that "busyness" alone will never bring us the success of which he speaks. In fact, I'm starting to understand that a life based solely on "busyness" risks the opposite of success.

Mindful Lessons From A 10-Day Cleanse

Alison Shulman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Alison Shulman

A 10-day cleanse? I've been teaching and guiding mindfulness in eating workshops for three years now, and yet have fallen short on applying these techniques to my own life and family. It seemed high time to tackle not one but two large goals at once!