Entries tagged with “Mindfulness”
To stay centered, try asking yourself these questions…then recite the 10 affirmations listed. Read them here.
Here are 108 suggestions for your own personalized 108-day mindfulness practice.
Let go of those negative thoughts and feel a profound sense of wellbeing wash over you.
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Try these practices when stress starts to overwhelm you.
For those with SAD, the holidays will pass, winter will eventually thaw, and help is always near if we reach for it.
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.
Here are five ways to bring the power of intention into every day.
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.
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.
Extending your mindfulness practice to your memories will serve your loving, harmonious relationship.
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…
Baby Boomers, never ones for rocking chairs, are increasingly looking at life’s third act as one filled with many possibilities, instead of none.
The surprising reason why some chronic pain patients act like they don't want to get better—and how to help them.
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…
An Excerpt from Make Me One with Everything
Q&A with Jack Kornfield
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 …
An Interview with Josh Korda
Turn everyday activities into a mindful practice
Practicing mindfulness can help teens cope with the pressures of growing up—and even ward off symptoms of depression.
An Interview with Daniel Goleman
Observe the experience of your depression and learn it's language
Harness powerful physical and mental benefits by going barefoot.
When the road gets rocky, what do you do?
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…
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…
Yet another reason to put away that phone.
An excerpt from Mindfulness, Meditation, and Mind Fitness
Use this method to process traumatic experiences and challenging emotional states.
An Interview with Jack Kornfield
Is it possible to forgive infidelity and to overcome the emotional pain of betrayal?
When success is “The first time I have not cried all the way to the mailbox…”
“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 …
Try this exercise to develop mindfulness by meditating on one’s thoughts.
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.
Want to stay sharp and focused all day long? Here are a few tips.
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…
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…
A new study examines how different practices benefit people who worry a lot
Byron Katie believes there’s no such thing as enlightenment. Find out what we can do to truly evolve.
4 misconceptions about meditation that get in the way of practice.
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…
An Interview with Vidyamala Burch
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…
Be present in the moment and relieve stress
How to make mindfulness easy and incorporate it into your life without it feeling like a chore.
People who are more mindful are more receptive to making positive changes.
Meditation is at the core of a new generation of treatments for social anxiety.
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…
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…
A panel of experts calls for more consistent scientific examination of mindfulness.
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…
A zen priestess shares how she brings mindfulness into her kitchen
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.
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…
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…
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…
Sufi spiritual practices for creating a sacred kitchen.
Learn forgiveness by being in the present moment.
There’s no philosophy about this, it’s a simple quieting of the mind.
How a retreat leads to increasingly positive thoughts
Can meditation help you avoid a Snickers or a cigarette? A new study says yes.
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.…
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…
How to use mindfulness to let go of preconceived notions.
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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…
Is mindfulness really the panacea for today's stress?
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…
"In the beginner's mind there are so many possibilities; in the expert's mind, there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki Roshi &nb…
Excerpt from The Foundations of Mindfulness
Rebuilding the art of conversation with exercises based on three main parameters.
Here are four ways you can transform your most trying parenting challenges into spiritual lessons.
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.
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…
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.
Bring your attention to the present moment with these tools for mindfulness.
Just as mindfulness helps us clear our minds, it can also help us clear a path through the house.
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, …
A lesson learned: be true to yourself and to be grateful for who you are.
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…
Despite the hype, researchers are still exploring the benefits of meditation and how much practice we need to achieve them.
Contemplating creativity, compassion, mindfulness, and body image with singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer
Adapted from Everything Mind by Chris Grosso
An excerpt from Russell Simmons’ new book The Happy Vegan: A Guide to Living a Long, Health, and Successful Life.
An excerpt from The Complete Book of Mindful Living by Robert Butera