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3 Ways to Live More Mindfully

Research validates the benefits of meditation and mindfulness techniques to reduce the stress and anxiety of modern living. In my latest book, Just …

Mindfulness

Taming our wandering mind: Why distraction is not your enemy

<b>We live in an era of distraction.</b><p>Teachers, researchers, and productivity experts love to remind us of our inability to stay focused. Technology seems …

Mindfulness

Don’t Give Up

<b>What's the most important thing?</b><p><b>The Practice: Don't Give Up.</b><p><i>Why?</i><p>Have you heard this saying?<p><i>The most important thing is to remember the most important</i> …

Mindfulness

What Type of Meditation Is Best for You?

As citizens of the 21st century, we face many problems that come with an industrialized and globalized world. We’re confronting climate change and …

Mindfulness

You Definitely Don't Need To Meditate For An Hour

Phew, right?<p>Meditation is the ultimate multitasker.<p>It clears your mind, may help lower blood pressure and relieve depression and anxiety, and could even reduce the severity of IBS symptoms.<p>And you don’t need to convert your guest room into a crystal-adorned Zen Den to get these benefits. You can …

How to Survive Your Midlife Blues

I’m in my 50s—a bit past midlife, but not exactly into old age. My kids have grown, I have a good career, my marriage is solid, and I’m still …

Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?

If you’re going to get any sort of science done, an experiment needs a control group: the unaffected, possibly placebo-ed population that didn’t take …

RAIN

Most people who come to meditation are looking for respite from what is sometimes called the “monkey mind”—the perpetual, hyperactive (and often …

A daily ritual that will help you de-stress (in just 5 minutes)

Wellness<p>Process your thoughts, diffuse stress and find an optimistic perspective in just a few minutes.<p>For many, stress is an accepted part of daily life, whether it’s triggered by a mile-long to-do list at work, a schedule packed full of family commitments or the stream of never-ending bills in …

These Books on Mindfulness Will Help You Practice Being Present

Meditation and mindfulness are two concepts that have received quite a bit of buzz in recent years. While their origins lie in ancient teachings and …

Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Greatest Parenting Mistake Most Of Us Make

Through my foundation, Thru My Eyes, and the trauma work that I do utilizing EMDR and other trauma-based treatments, I’m faced with treating …

This Book Will Make You Want To Meditate, No Matter What Your Excuse

The most common misconception about meditation is that it's all about the breath, or posture, or having no thoughts at all.<p><i>Excerpts from JOY ON DEMAND by Chade-Meng Tan, copyright 2017 (HarperOne/HarperCollins).</i>

Meditation

How to Be a Resilient Parent

Imagine two equally talented graduates at their first jobs. Within a year, downsizing gets them both laid off. One becomes caught up in thinking he’s …

6 ways to be a more productive writer - Leigh Shulman

<b>I am a master of distraction.</b> Indeed, I could spend days completing truly productive, helpful tasks and yet STILL find a myriad of methods to fill my …

Productivity

7 Things I've Learned So Far, by Jessamyn Hope

This is a recurring column I’m calling <b>“7 Things I’ve Learned So Far,”</b> where writers (this installment written by Jessamyn Hope, author of …

Some Thoughts on How to Become a Better Writer by Todd Hasak-Lowy

We are thrilled to welcome to the blog today an author who has dared to push beyond the boundaries of prose. Todd Hasak-Lowy's newest release, <i>Me</i> …

Fiction Writing Pitfalls: Beware Nodding, And Wandering Eyes

Fiction writing has its pitfalls, and some of them can be unintentionally humorous. Your characters can get what I can “the nods”, like TV reporters’ …

How To Write A Beginning And An Ending That Readers Will Never Forget

Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States, says, ‘The first line is the DNA of the poem; the rest of the poem is constructed out of …

No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links

As I wander through the dark reaches of the internet, articles about improving writing are always leaping to my attention. This week, I have selected …

Blogging For Writers: 4 Platform Tips

I’m a huge fan of blogging. Over some 16 years of blogging, I’ve run hundreds of blogs. Yes, hundreds, literally. At least once a week, someone asks …

When to "show" and when to "tell" in your fiction ⋆ How to write Military and Science Fiction novels : My Learnings

Don’t you love it when you get feedback on your fiction that you are doing too much “telling” and not enough “showing”?<p>When we think about how to …

How to Develop Writing Skills: Four Essential Practices

Find out how to develop writing skills.<p>Stephen King once said, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and …

Glossary of writing terms and definitions

Befudddled by the terms that writers and publishers use? Here is a glossary to help you navigate the lingo.<p>There are many terms used in writing, and …

6 Tips to Uncover Your Best Writing

Being a writer requires time, devotion, passion and skill.For aspiring writers and those who have just started, becoming the writer you always wanted …

Guest Post: 7 Sites to Find Inspiration for Creative Writing

<i>Today I welcome Cindy Bates as a guest blogger who shares some interesting sites for creative writing. Take it away, Cindy!!</i><p>Finding inspiration as a …

3 Traps to Avoid When Writing a Rough Draft

by Marcy McKayI’ve started a new novel—as in a blank “page one” in need of 275 to 400 more pages to be complete. I’m lucky, because this book is …

Fast Fiction: 30-Minute Fiction Starters

Short stories are hot. If you’re not writing them — start today. You can turn a few hours into Kindle cash. Let’s look at how you can make fast …

9 Simple Ways to Write Stronger Introductions

Learn how to write powerful introductions that will help you retain readers' attention -- and ultimately get you more promoters, subscribers, leads, …

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