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Reflection on Mindfulness in Business

Lauren Stoneberg | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
Lauren Stoneberg

I once held some unfair judgments about the practice of meditation. I don't have incense at home, I admit to worldly ambition and have never seriously considered giving up red meat. Harris introduced me to a very different personification of meditation.

Four 'Killer Apps' to Feel Less Overworked and Overwhelmed

Scott Eblin | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Eblin

There's too much to do in any given week to begin with, and trying to squeeze more in is just going to make things worse. Instead, try the mindfulness alternative. You don't have to know how to meditate like a monk to benefit from mindfulness.

Shining Hope for Communities: Furthering Economic Opportunity for Women

Megan Foo | Posted 12.06.2014 | Teen
Megan Foo

In addition to fortifying women with more choices and freedoms in areas like education, healthcare and nutrition, I think that one of the most powerful ways to expedite "a better future for all" is to give women greater economic freedom and opportunities.

6 Decisions You'll Never Regret Making

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living

We have a lot of decisions to make in our lives: Where to live, what job to pursue, what flavor coffee to drink. Some are obviously more serious than ...

Is Your Pinocchio Gut Growing?

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

. Face up to a truth you're avoiding. Have the courage to have clarifying conversations and put more attention on the words coming out of your mouth instead of the food going into your mouth. Listen to your telepathic stomach and learn to read the signals your body is sending you.

Stop Giving Up Unhealthy Habits!

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Let's be nice to ourselves. We only have one body, one mind, and one life. Why not treat them with care and respect? Eat to feel alive, not guilty. Exercise because you love your body, not because you hate your body. Live because you enjoy your life, not because you have to exist.

A Vision for Happier Cities

Killy Kilford | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Killy Kilford

Instead of using the words on the official signs I incorporated positive words to express how I felt about New York City. It was at this moment that I realized the street sign had evolved from a one-way command, into a two way emotionally inspiring communication channel.

Are You Addicted to Success?

Michael Neill | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

I read a magazine profile a few years back on the actor Charlie Sheen where he said "the only thing I'm addicted to at the moment is winning." One as...

Can Crowdsourcing Play A Role In Preventing Suicide?

Robert R. Morris | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert R. Morris

Established therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy can address distorted, negative thinking and can be extremely effective for disorders like depression and anxiety. But the demand for these treatments exceeds the resources available. New innovations are sorely needed to fill the gaps, not to replace existing models of treatment, but to extend basic practices of mental well-being to the general public.

40 Ways to Practice Self-Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.26.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

As we all know modern life can be very stressful. With so many demands on our time, through juggling family, work and friends, it can be a little difficult to give ourselves the attention that we really need and deserve.

Why Those Who Embrace Leisure Get More Done

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

I believe people when they tell me their lives are unmanageably busy. But I also have seen that what people believe about leisure and relaxation has a far greater impact on their well-being than a packed calendar alone.

The Graying of Trauma: Revisiting Vietnam's POWs

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.19.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

An extraordinarily stressful experience, such as war captivity in early adulthood, can reverberate throughout a lifetime and influence later well-being, but many factors shape the outcome.

Sustainable Self-Soothing Technique #1

Mala Rambharose | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mala Rambharose

The Power of Silence and Subtlety It has been a while since my first post. There have been many changes in the last couple months. I began a new j...

Carolyn Gregoire

The World's Best (And Worst) Regions For Well-Being

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living

We tend to quantify a nation's success with measures like GDP, life expectancy and employment rates. Well-being, though it may be the most accurate me...

The Most Beautiful Outhouse Ever

Millie Grenough | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Hike. Meditate. I didn't do either of them seriously until I hit my 40s. Still not "perfect" at either, but much less afraid of them now than I was decades ago. Yes, more skillful.

Adopting These 2 Habits May Just Make You Happier

Kellie Edwards | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

Gratitude is part of the puzzle; the other main part is being kind to myself. I have cranky, sad and lethargic moments too. But instead of criticizing myself at those times OR faking gratitude I have experimented with another practice backed by science.

33 Days to More Well-Being: A Special Offer for HuffPost Readers

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Wherever I go around the world, I see the same hunger to live our lives with more meaning and purpose and less unnecessary stress and burnout. This is the goal of "33 Days of Awakening Through Loyalty to Your Soul," a new online course being offered by the University of Santa Monica, which I'm delighted we have arranged to offer free for HuffPost readers. The class is designed so that on each day of the course, the intention for the day is supported with meditations, videos, podcasts and other resources that help us go deeper. Each day's email has a theme: clarifying our intentions, accepting what we cannot change, putting our thoughts in writing to help us forgive ourselves and others, writing out a gratitude list, dropping grudges and -- my favorite -- realizing that the way we deal with the issue is the issue. When we make these habits part of our daily practice, we can view ourselves and the world with more awareness and more gratitude.

Fighting Anxiety And Depression At Work

Geoff McDonald | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Geoff McDonald

We live in an environment, particularly in the corporate world, where competition is increasing, where there is a 24/7 always-on mentality, and where people are expected to do more with less. This sort of environment is conducive to driving people to high levels of stress.

Life Audits

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

When necessary, change isn't easy and it's just natural to try and initially resist it. What's interesting is that it's not change that's difficult to confront; it's the process of transformation that can be challenging.

Burnout to Flourishing: It Can Happen!

Leslie Boyer | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Leslie Boyer

What was wrong with me? I had turned the company around and it was continuing to grow. I was successful. Why was I so depressed and disoriented?

8 Happiness Lessons I Learned From Writing About Happiness

Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Holmes

When all else fails, dance it out. Or sing it out, craft it out or run it out. Just do something healthy and constructive to boost your mood when you're down. Letting out bad energy opens up space for good vibes to come in. And who doesn't want to dance around to the boy bands of yesteryear every so often, anyway?

3 Tips To Help You Love Your Body Just The Way It Is

Chris Freytag | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Freytag

When you make a conscious choice to appreciate your body for all that it can do, you can change how you treat your body on a daily basis. After all, I believe a perfect body is the body that you are happy with.

UN Addresses 'Overwhelming' Barriers Youth Face In Seeking Mental Health Help

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact

The United Nations is addressing an issue that stigmatizes and causes discrimination against millions of children around the globe every day: mental h...

Why Cancer Divorce Is Necessary for Survival

Kelsey Flanigan | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelsey Flanigan

Cancer thinks I am just a number, but I'm not. And if you're going through treatment, neither are you. One of the most important facts to remember is that we are not cancer, but that it is just one small piece of who we are and will be.

The BGA fights for FOIA requests

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.08.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

In July, The Better Government Association sued the Illinois High School Association for denying a Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, request for in...