Alexandra Sestito

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The Most Romantic Destination in Every State

We went coast to coast to find the most romantic spots in the U.S.<p>Although there are countless ways to spend Valentine’s Day together as a …

Castles

7 Mindful Rituals That Are Hard To Adopt But Will Benefit You Forever

I’m sure you’ve heard of ‘mindfulness’ before. From mental health experts to professional athletes, it’s being touted as the next big revolution in …

Mindfulness

How Meditation Benefits The Working Brain

The workplace is more stressful than ever. With modern technology, employees rarely have a time in their day when they are completely removed from work responsibilities. A competitive job market encourages employees to work harder and longer, take on larger workloads than ever before. These added …

Daily Meditation: Buddha Nature

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today’s meditation features a chant used by followers of Nichiren Buddhism. Buddhist organization Soka …

Meditation and Exercise: Life Routines You Should Follow

We live in an increasingly frantic world where life has become a non-stop bombardment of the senses. Younger readers have never really known any …

Meditation

How To Meditate: Meditation Made Simple For Beginners

Why meditate?<p>Meditation is a powerful tool that can reduce stress, help our physical health, ease chronic pain and support better sleep. Meditation has also been proven to improve mental and emotional wellbeing.<p>On a deeper level, meditation can help open us to the cosmic universe (or spiritual …

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

Graduate School and Mental Illness: Is There a Link?

Few people go to graduate school thinking it will be a walk in the park. But many find that it involves a lot more stress than they bargained …

We might be able to replicate the human brain long before we understand it

Most neuroscientists believe that our "self" — the core thoughts, memories, and emotions that make us who we are — resides in the intricate connections of the three-pound, soft, wrinkly, and squishy organ that we call our brain.<p>And some researchers, especially those who fall into the "futurist" …

The Strange (But Effective) Way to Stick to Hard Goals

There’s a saying that you should never trust a skinny chef. By that logic, you should never trust an out of shape behavioral designer.<p>Over the past …

Why does the brain use so much energy?

We know more about what the brain does when it's active than we do when it's at rest. It makes sense -- much neuroscientific research has looked to …