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Entries tagged with “Mindfulness”

10 Affirmations for Staying Centered

To stay centered, try asking yourself these questions…then recite the 10 affirmations listed. Read them here.

108 Day Mindfulness Practice

Here are 108 suggestions for your own personalized 108-day mindfulness practice.

17 Affirmations to Release Negative Thoughts

Let go of those negative thoughts and feel a profound sense of wellbeing wash over you.

3 Tips for Building a Meditation Habit

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3 Ways to Make Friends with Time

Access vast reservoirs of hidden time.

4 Steps to a Happy New Year – All Year Long

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5 Favorites to Quiet the Mind

Books, Music, Film, Health, Healing, Wellness, Meditation

5 Mindful Ways to Transcend Stress

Try these practices when stress starts to overwhelm you.

5 Natural Antidepressants for Managing Depression Over the Holidays

For those with SAD, the holidays will pass, winter will eventually thaw, and help is always near if we reach for it.

5 Stories to Explore Fun and Creative Mindful Movement

Moving mindfully is known to increase wellness and mental health (as it is a form of moving meditation). Make your movements intentional, yet fun and creative with the inspiration from these 5 stories.

5 Ways to Bring Intention Into Your Day

Here are five ways to bring the power of intention into every day.

5 Ways to Moderate Your News Intake

I’m a total news junkie, with subscriptions to several newspapers and a passion for NPR. But I’m not alone in saying that with current events changing so fast—and being so negative—these days news can be 1) highly addictive and 2) utterly depressing. For this week’s Healthy Habit, I’m exploring ways of moderating intake of the news. I’ve found a few suggestions on ways to stay engaged, but partake in a more mindful and healthy way.

7 Coloring Books to Calm Your Mind

The popularity of coloring books is no surprise considering the benefits—from stress-relief to mindful awareness. Color your way to peace with these 7 picks from Spirituaity & Health.

8 Ways to Practice Memory Mindfulness for Loving Relationships

Extending your mindfulness practice to your memories will serve your loving, harmonious relationship.

A Symphony of Movement

It wasn’t so long ago that the aging brain was considered a done deal. The scientific community told us that with aging, the capacity of our brain diminished, and once that happene…

Aging With Consciousness

Baby Boomers, never ones for rocking chairs, are increasingly looking at life’s third act as one filled with many possibilities, instead of none.

Are You Attached to Pain?

The surprising reason why some chronic pain patients act like they don't want to get better—and how to help them.

Book Review: Emotional Rescue

Emotional RescueHow to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy that Empowers YouBy Dzogchen Ponlop RinpocheTARCHER/PENGUIN“Emotions get their power from…

Breathing in the Evil and Releasing the Good

An Excerpt from Make Me One with Everything

Buddhism without Religion?

Q&A with Jack Kornfield

Close the the Ground: Fashionista as Monk

In honor of spring, I decided to buy a new pair of pants. Usually, I head for St. Vincent de Paul for gently reused clothes, partly to keep the cloth out of landfills a bit longer …

Create a Safe Place for All Your Emotıons

An Interview with Josh Korda

Dusting off the Mind

Turn everyday activities into a mindful practice

Easing the Angst of Adolescence

Practicing mindfulness can help teens cope with the pressures of growing up—and even ward off symptoms of depression.

Emotional Hygiene

An Interview with Daniel Goleman

Fall Sick Mindfully

Observe the experience of your depression and learn it's language

Feet on the Ground

Harness powerful physical and mental benefits by going barefoot.

Five Science-Backed Strategies to Build Resilience

When the road gets rocky, what do you do?

Focusing on What Matters, Moment By Moment

We in the modern West assume that the normal mind is a healthy one. But a "healthy mind" is still subject to many types of distress, including depression, anxiety, frustration, res…

Gift of the Present: How Mindfulness Strengthens Relationships

This morning, I made a decision to eat mindfully. Then, halfway through my lunch, I suddenly realized that my conscious mind missed the first half of my sandwich. I was typing, unm…

Holiday Hazard: Walking While Distracted

Yet another reason to put away that phone.

Hollow Body Meditation

An excerpt from Mindfulness, Meditation, and Mind Fitness

How a New Blend of Mindful Movement Can Help You Heal

Use this method to process traumatic experiences and challenging emotional states.

How Mindfulness Can Help Us Forgive Betrayal

Is it possible to forgive infidelity and to overcome the emotional pain of betrayal?

How Mindfulness Helps Caregivers More Than Positive Psychology

When success is “The first time I have not cried all the way to the mailbox…”

How to Catch a Thought: 3 Tools for Mindfulness

“Your task is not to seek for love, but to seek and find the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” —RumiAs humans, we are creatures of habit. We not only stick …

How to Cultivate Mindfulness by Listening to Your Thoughts

Try this exercise to develop mindfulness by meditating on one’s thoughts.

How To Stop Being Absent-Minded

Want to stay sharp and focused all day long? Here are a few tips.

How to Train a Wild Elephant

How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in MindfulnessBy Jan Chozen Bays, MDWhile it is becoming more and more evident that the practice of mindfulness is life-transform…

Intensive Mindfulness for Depression

What’s been on your mind lately? If you’re like most of us, a lot of your time is spent pondering things that are rooted in the past or the future: the dentist appointment in a few…

Is Mindfulness Really the Best Way to Reduce Worry?

A new study examines how different practices benefit people who worry a lot

Is There Such Thing As Enlightenment?

Byron Katie believes there’s no such thing as enlightenment. Find out what we can do to truly evolve.

Kiss the Moment

4 misconceptions about meditation that get in the way of practice.

Let’s do a Spring Cleanse! From someone who hates cleanses

Happy first days of Spring!It’s a celebratory season, and one that just can’t help but invoke change, transformation, and rebirth. It’s spring cleaning time–get the dusty clothes o…

Living Well with Chronic Pain

An Interview with Vidyamala Burch

Me and My Guru

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the Sanskrit word “guru.” Most of us know it as “teacher” but the Sanskrit breakdown is a little different. See here from the Upanishads:The s…

Mindfulness & Breathing Meditation

Be present in the moment and relieve stress

Mindfulness as an Attitude

How to make mindfulness easy and incorporate it into your life without it feeling like a chore.

Mindfulness Creates Momentum for Healthy Choices

People who are more mindful are more receptive to making positive changes.

Mindfulness for the Wallflower

Meditation is at the core of a new generation of treatments for social anxiety.

Mindfulness with Internet Relationships

Technology has revolutionized relationships in so many ways. We can now find old flames, new sweethearts, and future spouses online. We can search under any category of desire, “La…

Mindfulness: A Gentle Approach to Healing

There’s an interesting story about a woman being chased by a tiger. She is running for her life and comes to the edge of a cliff. Here, she notices a sturdy vine, and climbs down t…

Mindfulness: More Rigor, Less Hype

A panel of experts calls for more consistent scientific examination of mindfulness.

Minding Your Moods

Sometimes, in the yoga community, it seems that what we are always trying to do is feel good and happy and positive. Smile at all costs!Of course we all want to feel good, but if w…

My Practice: Listening to the Basil

A zen priestess shares how she brings mindfulness into her kitchen

My Practice: Mindful Walking in Town

In “My Practice,” we share personal routines that create wellness and happiness from spiritual teachers, yogis, nutritionists, and more, in hopes to inspire your own healthy rituals.

Nine Practices for Conscious Aging

As I live into my own process of aging, my worldview has been informed by the depth and insight of many great teachers. These include masters from different wisdom traditions, heal…

One-Moment Meditation for Managers

How an MBA turned to meditation and in the process managed to turn meditation upside down.While a student at the Yale School of Management, I decided to invite all the students, st…

Play This Mind Game with Fruit and Nuts

Recently I was running a workshop on the MB-EAT program for therapists experienced in mindfulness meditation. We started with a mindfulness eating practice that focused on making c…

Preparing Love in the Kitchen

Sufi spiritual practices for creating a sacred kitchen.

Present Awareness Meditation

Learn forgiveness by being in the present moment.

Ram Dass Explores the Essence of Mindfulness

There’s no philosophy about this, it’s a simple quieting of the mind.

Recovering Joy

How a retreat leads to increasingly positive thoughts

Self Compassion: How to Value Yourself

The secret to empowered action is learning not to beat yourself upStrive for more, work even harder, aim to be the best! We live in a society that regularly sends us such messages.…

Struggling with Food Cravings? Mindfulness Can Help

Do you struggle with intense food cravings? If so, you understand that powerless feeling—when the craving takes control and you begin to feel like a passenger in Mr. Toad’s W…

Sustenance Rituals to Replenish the Well

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The End of Seeking

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The Happiness Track: Creating an Inbox Meditation

Cognitive overload is a term psychologists use when referring to dealing with too much information or too many tasks. Such overload can impair our memory and decision making, and c…

The Happiness Track: Is Mindfulness a Racket?

Is mindfulness really the panacea for today's stress?

The Happiness Track: One Truly Urgent Interruption

Get more done faster and better. That seems to be everyone’s modus operandi these days. And with a new year starting, you too may be resolving to become more efficient by procrasti…

The Magic of Beginner's Mind

"In the beginner's mind there are so many possibilities; in the expert's mind, there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki Roshi          &nb…

The Miraculous Sigh

Excerpt from The Foundations of Mindfulness

The Sacred Art of Conversation

Rebuilding the art of conversation with exercises based on three main parameters.

The Spiritual Lessons in Mindful Parenting

Here are four ways you can transform your most trying parenting challenges into spiritual lessons.

The Zen of Dishwashing

A new study suggests that washing dishes can be a form of meditation, promoting a positive state of attention on the emotions and thoughts in the present moment.

Think You Can't Meditate? Think Again.

If I had a nickel for every person who said to me “I can’t meditate,” I’d be rich. But for the multitudes of people who have busy, focused lives yet say they cannot meditate, there…

TIM RYAN: Leading the "Quiet Caucus"

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, a Democrat from Ohio, spoke with Rabbi Rami about his efforts to bring more mindfulness to the U.S. Senate.

Toolbox: Mindful Resources

Bring your attention to the present moment with these tools for mindfulness.

Using Mindfulness to Tackle Clutter

Just as mindfulness helps us clear our minds, it can also help us clear a path through the house.

Walk Like a Yogi: How to Live Your Yoga Practice Off the Mat

As many die hard yogis can attest, committing to a consistent yoga asana (Sanskrit for pose) practice can lead to more flexibility, strength, balance and overall serenity.However, …

We Don’t Have to be Perfect

A lesson learned: be true to yourself and to be grateful for who you are.

What Is Your Crazy?

When I was twenty-one, my grandma was bedridden and needed full time care. She was worried that the lady living with her and taking care of her was crazy and asked us to get someon…

What We Still Don’t Know about Mindfulness Meditation

Despite the hype, researchers are still exploring the benefits of meditation and how much practice we need to achieve them.

What Would the Dalai Lama Do?

Contemplating creativity, compassion, mindfulness, and body image with singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer

Why Following a Spiritual Path is Not a Picnic

Adapted from Everything Mind by Chris Grosso

Yoga, Meditation and a Plant-Based Diet, Key Ingredients in Your Evolution

An excerpt from Russell Simmons’ new book The Happy Vegan: A Guide to Living a Long, Health, and Successful Life.

Your Path to Mindful Eating

An excerpt from The Complete Book of Mindful Living by Robert Butera

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