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Thought

The One Source of All Human Experience

Dr. Amy Johnson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Johnson

I considered that maybe the thoughts creating that feeling were just bobbing around, looking for a safe place to land. A little like me in a dressing room, trying on a hundred pair of jeans until I find the best fit.

A Lesson About the Eastern Mindset

Stacey Cole | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Stacey Cole

Understand how your own thinking works and how those processes might be related to your own cultural background and upbringing. If you can see your own 'source code' you will have a much better chance of perceiving and understanding someone else's.

Why I Wont Watch 12 Years a Slave

Glen McDaniel | Posted 05.16.2014 | Entertainment
Glen McDaniel

In terms of accuracy and vivid depiction of a real story -- a free man captured and held in slavery for 12 years -- this movie is said to be unparalleled. It is brutally accurate, with vivid heart-wrenching depiction of pain, blood, whippings and cruelty.

Momentum for the New Year: Mindset Matters

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Gratitude for all those at The Huffington Post for offering the momentum for all of us, to travel as a readership, to expand by all the rich content o...

The Secret to a Wonderful Life: Kill the 'Me' Who's Living It

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

It takes a tremendous amount of effort to uphold a fixed identity. We have to keep doing things that a "person like us" would do. We have to keep making sure that nothing happens that threatens our identity or who we have decided "we are."

Vipassana: Makes Life Practically So Much Easier

Narkis Alon | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Narkis Alon

Once you become established in the technique, you can practice being the master of your own life -- you get to choose how to react to your body sensations. And this has a benefit not only when you are sitting calmly on the beach, but also when you are in a stressful situation.

We Are Using the Same Words, But Are We Speaking the Same Language?

Nancy Colier | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

The problem is not so much that we are hearing different things in the same words, but the fact that we believe that we are meaning the same thing. This misunderstanding causes many of the problems that we run into in our relationships and indeed every form of human interaction.

Why Our Thoughts Are Not Real

Nancy Colier | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Let's say that at this moment you are having a thought about a friend, something specific that she did, and what you want to say to her in response. That friend who you are thinking about is not experiencing your thought. If you don't engage with that thought, it will literally not exist.

Today's Thoughts Are Tomorrow's History

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Normally we are looking through the lens of our prejudices and needs, through past regrets or future hopes, but without these we find each moment is infused with uniqueness, that everything is constantly fresh, new and unknown.

Excuses, Excuses

Garret Kramer | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

Every now and then I fault others, or my circumstances, for how I feel and lose my way. But, thankfully, most of the time I remember that it won't help to blame my past, my environment, or someone else. Why? Because the only creator of my feelings is me.

Waking Up

Michael Neill | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

Each new insight allows me to enjoy my life a little bit more and appreciate the beauty of being exactly where I am. And while being awake to the fact that I am dreaming is not the same as being fully awakened, for me, for now, it is more than enough.

Why You Should Practice Freeing Your Mind (And How To Start)

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Anyone who has ever practiced mindfulness knows that there is something akin to a wild animal living inside each of us. We call that wild animal "mind."

The Loaded Goal

Michael Neill | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The loaded goal is that goal that seems to be your most important and longest-standing one -- it's the one that "for some reason, I don't seem to be able to make any real progress on," and "this year, I'm finally going to handle."

Understanding Insecurity

Michael Neill | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

What follows is not a trick question: Would you rather feel exhilarated, grateful, humble, inspired, resolute, compassionate, and content -- or fearful, sad, worthless, jealous, angry, overwhelmed, and bored?

Sandy Hook

Michael Neill | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The future will change one person at a time and one thought at a time. You can't bring back a child, but you can bring back the hope in one. You can show love to those that have been raised in hate and you can be an oasis of kindness in a desert of cruelty.

Self-Help for the Self-Help Averse

Lauren Cahn | Posted 09.07.2012 | GPS for the Soul
Lauren Cahn

Every day, my Twitter feed and my Facebook ticker are littered with pithy soundbites that purport to unlock the secret of personal fulfillment -- and I find myself wincing. When a soundbite is presented without context, it might sound profound, but it is often meaningless or misconstrued.

Digital Fire: At War With Ourselves

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell C. Smith

Maybe the real issue with learning how to reinvent oneself is the simple fact we really don't know how we formed our identity in the first place.

Neuroscience, Meet Conceptual Art

Carl Schoonover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carl Schoonover

In making the case for the raw aesthetic appeal of neuroscience data, I focus on the powerful ideas that have given us this striking visual vocabulary.

Our Thoughts Are Too Small

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Our thoughts are too small. And as a result, our actions are too small. Most of us have our typical thoughts, imaginations, and decisions produced and...

What Really Matters?

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

Which weighs more on the What Really Matters scale, a life of selfless, loving service to loved ones, or a couple of published books? How do we measure the value of our time?

What is Philosophy? It's Not About Beards and Togas

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

This week, The New York Times launched a new online commentary called "The Stone," where academic philosophers, professors at our colleges and univers...

Choking on Thought

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Our brain is divided into two parts: the rational, analytical side. And, the instinctive, emotional side. For hundreds of years philosophers and sc...

Why Sleeping On It Helps

World of Psychology | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

We're often told, "You should sleep on it" before you make an important decision. Why is that? How does "sleeping on it" help your decision-making pro...

Does Law of Attraction Work for Getting Clientele?

Karen Luniw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Karen Luniw

I always like to say 'garbage in, garbage out' which illustrates the negative side. Instead, let's rephrase and live 'sparkling pure potential in -- sparkling pure potential out'.

Why the "Right Brain" Idea is Wrong-Headed

Joseph LeDoux | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph LeDoux

Talking about the right brain as the way of the future is a step backwards to a time when intuitive impressions about the brain were all we had.