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Mindfulness Tips

4 Crazy Simple Ways To Live More In The Moment

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living

Mindfulness is one of those wellness buzzwords that is frequently tossed around, and with good reason. Numerous studies have shown it can lead to prof...

Make Happiness Your Default Setting in 3 Easy Steps

Naomi Goodlet | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Naomi Goodlet

When you notice a positive feeling, try consciously inviting it to stay a while longer. Imagine the feeling growing and expanding. Don't force it, just allow it to stay for as long as possible.

What You Gain By Ditching Your Smartphone

High50 | Posted 10.07.2014 | 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.

'Five Easy Steps' for Approaching 'Five Easy Steps'

Michael H. Brooks | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael H. Brooks

The challenge seems to be that the writers fail to reinforce the necessity of having an evolving practice, and that results take time and effort. From what I've seen and experienced, it can be tremendously difficult to snap out of one state of mind and into another.

Our Curated Lives: The Insanity of Living Monotonously Happy, Perfect and Successful Lives

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology
Ritu_Sharma

At the end of the day, when you step away from your computer and phone, which posts from the day's romp across the social media landscape stick with you?

How to Deal With Self-Sabotage

Melissa E. Kirk | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa E. Kirk

Self-sabotage is bound to happen anytime we are stepping into the unknown. What is important is to recognize when we are getting in our own way of what we want and ask how we can empower ourselves to get back on track.

7 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Live In The Moment

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living

Mindfulness is one of the few things that is simultaneously trendy (we declared 2014 "the year of mindful living") and a centuries-old technique, help...

Take Yourself Out of the Equation

Michael H. Brooks | Posted 09.15.2014 | 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...

How to Make Each Day Your Masterpiece

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

But how often in the middle of life's challenging moments, do we stop for half a second and see the beauty in our own lives? The big picture kindness. I am convinced that there are many actions we do every day that go unnoticed, by others and by ourselves, almost like a wave we don't stand up on.

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 Mindfulness Memory Method

Ora Nadrich | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

By making an effort to be more mindful, mindfulness will become second nature for you, and with time and practice, you will need fewer reminders to do it. The goal is to live a life of mindfulness, where each moment of awareness naturally flows into the next.

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 Simplify Your Life

Melissa E. Kirk | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa E. Kirk

Even though this example may seem silly, there is something to be said about the process of elimination. When you simplify your life by removing those things that are not serving you, more opportunities become available.

Gratitude Is an Attitude

Melissa E. Kirk | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa E. Kirk

In a world of scarcity, we are always searching for the next thing to make us feel whole, which usually doesn't fill us when we find it. On the other hand, we can choose to live in abundance, a knowing that we already have everything that we need.

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.

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.

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?

Why Our Worst Days Teach Us Our Biggest Lessons

Melissa E. Kirk | Posted 05.31.2014 | 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 05.26.2014 | 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 05.17.2014 | 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 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.

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.