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The Brilliant Thing That Happened When I Lost My Phone

Heather Kasdan | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Heather Kasdan

had no idea if my Facebook friend Andy from high school had eaten soup for lunch and slept well last night and I couldn't find out what my inner potato was through Buzzfeed, which was disappointing

How I Jumpstarted My Post-Grad Life in Three Simple Steps

Maxwell Pichan | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Maxwell Pichan

My hope is that by forming good habits early on and sharing them with others, I can do my part in establishing a new baseline for a generation as it begins to tackle the "real world." We have it in us to be successful and to help others, but we must first do all we can to help ourselves.

The One Misconception Everyone Has About Extroverts

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

The concepts of extroversion and introversion are oftentimes misunderstood. It's possible that extroverts and introverts take risks equally -- it's just a different kind of risk.

I'll Take What I Can Get -- Me Time

Lori Ferraro | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

It's a sad fact that I now consider a trip to the dentist as "me" time. I pray I don't get the chatty hygienist and that I can just close my eyes and have 30 minutes of quiet.

Who Says Quiet Kids Can't be Leaders?

Marsha Pinto | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Marsha Pinto

Society is obsessed with leadership. Leadership skills are highly emphasized as a requirement on almost every posting -- be it for college admission or a job position. Students are taught about leaders, how to be a leader and what makes a good leader.

The Noise Can Be Too Much

Lindsey Mead | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Lindsey Mead

"For the most sensitive among us the noise can be too much." I have not been able to get Jim Carrey's tweet on the occasion of Philip Seymour Hoffman's sudden death out of my head. That line has been running through my thoughts pretty much constantly since Hoffman's death.

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 3

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Snow: Silence No matter where you live, winter is generally epitomized by snow. For those of us lucky enough to experience snow, we know that it br...

Creating Space for 'Non-Doing'

Kripalu | Posted 12.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

In a culture moving faster and faster, it seems contagious and desirable to be in a constant mode of comparison, self-improvement and achievement. Yet the ability to relax is essential for the overall health of the body and mind.

What Is It Really Like To Be An Introvert?

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

Being introverted has nothing to do with lack of confidence. In some ways, I believe that the ability to enjoy being by yourself says a great deal about your confidence.

Welcome to Today's Totally Modern Library: No 'Shushing' Allowed!

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.18.2013 | Books
Peter Mandel

Call me a Luddite if you like, but I keep wondering if it might not make some sense to have at least one outpost left in our over-wired world that just says no to glittering disks and glowing screens.

Let's Turn Down the Noise and Turn Up Peace and Quiet

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

The lack of peace and quiet affects all that we do, our relationships, and most important our ability to listen and know our own heart and soul. It is our potential for introspection that makes us unique as a species.

On Choosing To Be Alone

Kripalu | Posted 11.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

It's easy to believe that our lives are too full for solitude. But the rewards of carving out time for yourself are great (just be careful that it doesn't feel like an obligation). Befriend yourself, and prioritize one-on-one time with that friend.

The One Thing You're Not Doing That Will Completely Boost Your Focus

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.03.2013 | Healthy Living

For many of us, true silence only comes when we close our eyes and turn in for the night. Even when we're "listening," our minds churn an inner di...

How To Experience True Quiet (And Why You'll Want To)

Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living

By Joel Davis We live in a noisy world. The manmade environment that surrounds us, the devices we carry with us, the never ending to do list: all o...

Why Are We So Afraid of Silence?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Heffernan

I'm sitting in a nice resort in Chesapeake bay. Before me, the sun is setting and the sky is glorious. If there were no Muzak and the fountains were t...

An Introvert's Guide To Surviving (And Thriving) In The Workplace

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living

If your open-concept office is driving you crazy, it could be because you're an introvert. Offices can can be particularly difficult environments ...

Susan Cain: 7 Ways to Use the Power of Powerless Communication

Susan Cain | Posted 09.01.2013 | Women
Susan Cain

When people think you're trying to influence them, they put their guard up. But when they feel you're trying to help them, or to muse your way to the right answer, or to be honest about your own imperfections, they open up to you. They hear what you have to say.

Breaking The 'Code Of Silence' At The Airport

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Why do people keep their mouths closed when they feel violated? A combination of powerful motivators keeps air travelers quiet. Only by understanding these influences can we end them.

Pope Calls For Silence To Communicate Better

AP | By NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 01.24.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI is asking everyone to quiet down. In his annual communications message released Tuesday, Benedict extolled the soun...

Meditation For Non-Meditators

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Through meditation you come to realize that who you are is no longer sourced in your mind or body or even your ego-personality, but in something else, something deeper that exists "prior" to all of these different aspects of yourself.

Victims of Bullying...From Powerless to Powerful

Marlise Karlin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marlise Karlin

The infinite intelligence we connect with in Stillness has answers -- and once you know how to connect to this place consistently, there is an enormous amount of strength that opens.

Balanced Life -- 11 Tips For Boosting Your Sense Of Quiet Focus

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Turns out that people aren't very good at thinking about two things at once. One study showed that when people were interrupted to respond to email or IM, it took fifteen minutes to resume a serious mental task.

One Man's Quest To Save America's Vanishing Quiet Spaces (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

America is losing its quiet spaces; or more specifically, it's losing the spaces where all you hear are the sounds of nature. In Julia Baird's Newswe...

A Little Yin to Your Yang: Yin Yoga Brings Deep Stress Relief

Janet Kinosian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

Yin yoga is not a new form, but rather a return to more meditative, traditional yoga. The emphasis is not on a lack of pain, but rather on how to feel discomfort, stay with it and move through it.

Quiet Teacher Part Two

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

This is the second installment in my serialization of my new novel, Quiet Teacher.