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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Being near or immersed in water offers the opportunity to set an intention of cleansing on all levels.
Access vast reservoirs of hidden time.
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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.
That chronic back pain is a message from your body. Are you listening? These 5 questions will help you gain insight.
Spiritual inspiration from felines can be found throughout history. Here are five lessons your cat wants to teach you.
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.
“Thirty minutes spent grounded and expressing yourself through visual arts is 30 minutes of fresh, pure creative energy flowing through your body and infusing your cells—to flush old energy out and wash in new life, giving energy on a spiritual level! … A renewal of spirit.”
“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.”
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…
“We tend to think of stress as something that happens outside of ourselves; something that happens to us. But science is showing that it’s not the stressors in our life, but how we perceive them that determines how much we suffer.”
Baby Boomers, never ones for rocking chairs, are increasingly looking at life’s third act as one filled with many possibilities, instead of none.
Reflecting on what we own can help us shop less.
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…
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.
An Excerpt from Make Me One with Everything
Rami talks with contemplative scholar and author of How We Work Leah Weiss, MD.
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
One of the leading experts in the human mind Dr. Daniel Siegel talks to Rabbi Rami.
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.
How to build a bridge between your work and your purpose
An Interview with Daniel Goleman
It's okay to find the silver lining and enjoy yourself, even now.
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. Halfway through my lunch, I suddenly realized that my conscious mind missed the first half of my sandwich. I was typing, un…
Building a new health consciousness.
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.
Yet another reason to put away that phone.
An excerpt from Mindfulness, Meditation, and Mind Fitness
Consider teaching your child mindfulness during this period of homeschooling.
Use this method to process traumatic experiences and work through 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 …
"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."
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.
Here’s how you can find more stillness in your life—no matter how busy you are.
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…
Never too old: Inspiration from centenarians Sarah, Ruby, and Sadie—“I did not have to accept limitations.”
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.
Discover foundational principles that will help you understand your body and establish healthy patterns.
How knitting can strengthen the connection between the right and left hemispheres of your brain.
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…
Walking a labyrinth can allow entry to the unknown if we are willing to listen.
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…
Ways to allow for reflection while walking.
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.
Being aware of the present moment may reduce certain symptoms.
Meditation is at the core of a new generation of treatments for social anxiety.
We interviewed Sharon Salzberg for this issue to honor her remarkable career. With COVID-19 on everyone’s mind as we went to print, she graciously allowed us to share an adapted excerpt from Real Happiness.
Mindfulness meditation can help us befriend the pain sensations and teach the brain that it doesn’t need to sound the alarm so hard.
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…
In the age of COVID-19, mindfulness is a way to stay safe.
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, …
Philosophy isn't just for professors. Embracing a philosophical attitude can make you healthier, happier, and (of course) wiser.
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…
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…
Sufi spiritual practices for creating a sacred kitchen.
There’s no philosophy about this, it’s a simple quieting of the mind.
Renowned Buddhist meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg’s first book on meditation was Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, which she penned in 1995. Since th…
How a retreat leads to increasingly positive thoughts
Can meditation help you avoid a Snickers or a cigarette? A new study says yes.
“I don’t think there’s a right or wrong way to feel about being in isolation or quarantine in this unprecedented situation. ... We are being stripped—like Inanna in the underworld—and we are being offered the gift of hard-won wisdom.”
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.…
Close relationships can bring out the best and worst in us. A mindful approach to relationships requires a mindful approach to life in general.
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.