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Mindfulness Tips

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 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...

How to Make Each Day Your Masterpiece

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 07.14.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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 06.23.2014 | 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.

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.