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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 Water Rituals to Reset Your Wild Spirit

Being near or immersed in water offers the opportunity to set an intention of cleansing on all levels.

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 Questions with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Renowned mindfulness scientist and teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn will be leading a retreat called “The Way of Awareness” at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, from May 5 to 10, 2019. For more information, go to Eomega.org.

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.

6 Ways to Keep Technology from Hijacking Your Holidays

“Technology has changed our behavior drastically, and yet we are still humans—social beings who crave connection and affection, who eat, sleep, laugh, cry, and love.”

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.

An Easy Tool to Curb Spending

Reflecting on what we own can help us shop less.

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…

Book Review: Walking Through Anger

Conte’s approach hinges on the principle of Yield Theory: the idea that anger is best defused when we meet other people where they are, as opposed to where we would like them to be.

Breathing in the Evil and Releasing the Good

An Excerpt from Make Me One with Everything

Bridging Your Work and Your Purpose with Leah Weiss, MD

Rami talks with contemplative scholar and author of How We Work Leah Weiss, MD.

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

Dr. Daniel Siegel's Wheel of Awareness

One of the leading experts in the human mind Dr. Daniel Siegel talks to Rabbi Rami.

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.

Embrace Your Daily Grind

How to build a bridge between your work and your purpose

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.  Halfway through my lunch, I suddenly realized that my conscious mind missed the first half of my sandwich. I was typing, un…

Healing from Within with Dr. Joel Bennett

Building a new health consciousness.

Help Your Mind Avoid Distractions

Our ability to stay with one topic is constantly in jeopardy, sometimes due to factors that we can control and sometimes to those we cannot.

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 work through 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 Create A Life You Don’t Need To Escape

"I have been asking myself what it takes to be present and fully absorbed in the life we are leading. It is not an easy question."

How to Cultivate Mindfulness by Listening to Your Thoughts

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

How to Deal with Negative Emotions at Work

Are you feeling anxious, angry, or just plain overwhelmed at work? Here are some tips for how to manage these emotions and enjoy your workday more.

How to Find Stillness Every Day, Throughout the Day

Here’s how you can find more stillness in your life—no matter how busy you are.

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.

Learn to Speak the Language of the Body

Discover foundational principles that will help you understand your body and establish healthy patterns.

Let Go of Perfection to Find Creative Flow

How knitting can strengthen the connection between the right and left hemispheres of your brain.

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…

Listening in the Labyrinth

Walking a labyrinth can allow entry to the unknown if we are willing to listen.

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…

Mindful Walking

Ways to allow for reflection while walking.

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 Menopause Relief

Being aware of the present moment may reduce certain symptoms.

Mindfulness for the Wallflower

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

Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain

Mindfulness meditation can help us befriend the pain sensations and teach the brain that it doesn’t need to sound the alarm so hard.

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, …

Philosophy and the Good Life

Philosophy isn't just for professors. Embracing a philosophical attitude can make you healthier, happier, and (of course) wiser.

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…

Practicing Mindfulness at Mohonk

Since its very beginning in 1869 in New York’s Hudson River Valley, Mohonk Mountain House has been inviting guests to be inspired by spectacular scenery that creates a sense of spa…

Preparing Love in the Kitchen

Sufi spiritual practices for creating a sacred kitchen.

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

Reduce Cravings with Mindfulness

Can meditation help you avoid a Snickers or a cigarette? A new study says yes.

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.…

Spirituality and Relationships

Close relationships can bring out the best and worst in us. A mindful approach to relationships requires a mindful approach to life in general.

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…

Suspending Judgment: Losing Control to Be in Control

How to use mindfulness to let go of preconceived notions.

Sustenance Rituals to Replenish the Well

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The 2 Reasons Women Have Low Sexual Desire

Low sexual desire is incredibly common. For some people, low sexual desire can limit their energy and vitality. The good news is you can take control.

The Art of Deep Listening

Struggle to stay focused when you meditate? Learning to listen like a musician can deepen both your meditation practice and your mindfulness.

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 Impermanence of Emotions

"The truth is, we all go through cycles of emotions and eventually return to neutral. We then remain in a neutral state of equilibrium until some stimulus acts on us again, and then we feel an emotion until it too fades away and we return to neutral again."

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 Power of Being with Anxiety

A path to keep anxiety from controlling your life.

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