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4 mindfulness skills that can help you manage anxiety

Johan Larson/Shutterstock<p>By | Posted Aug 27th, 2015 @ 8:41pm<p>SALT LAKE CITY — Feelings of panic, restlessness, excessive worry, difficulties …

Natural Remedies for Anxiety: TOP 21 Most Effective Treatments

Life can feel unsatisfying when we’re unable to concentrate on the moment. When our thoughts are consistently elsewhere worrying about the future or …

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12 Healing Crystals and Their Meanings + Uses | Hello Glow

Crystals aren’t just for hippies—they’ve been used for ages to heal ailments and generally provide good vibes. (Okay, that does sound a <i>little</i> hippy …

Crystal Series - Healing Crystals for Pets - Part 4 of 4

<i>Article by Rinku Patel</i><p>Crystal healing and Reiki combined together brings remarkable result for human as well as for animals. Animals have an amazing …

6 Benefits of Transcendental Meditation and How to Get Started

Here, 6 reasons you should start meditating today:<p><b>It can amp up your workout</b><br>Not only does a regular Transcendental Meditation practice increase energy, improve your focus, and help you sleep sounder every night, it also increases your pain tolerance, says a study in the journal <i>NeuroReport</i>. Higher …

Positive emotion influences a depressive-to-happy state and increases life satisfaction

By combining the experience of self-reported positive and negative emotions among 1,400 US-residents, researchers created four affective profiles …

How to Live in the Moment

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Good Stress: There Is Such a Thing

In a recent Ohio State University study, mice that experienced brief but intense stress were better able to fight the flu. And a smattering of research has linked acute short-term stress to a reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer's.<p>The reason? Stress jolts you into repair …

4 Step Method To Overcome Anxiety

Clinical psychologist Tamar Chansky, Ph.D., founder and director of the Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety, is one of the nation’s …

35 Affirmations That Will Change Your Life

If you believe the phrase <i>you are what you think</i>, then life truly stems from your thoughts. But we cannot rely purely on thoughts; we must translate thoughts into words and eventually into actions in order to manifest our intentions. This means we have to be very careful with our words, choosing to …

7 Effective Ways Happy People Think

<i>“Happiness is when what you think, what you say,<br>and what you do are in harmony.”<br>―Mahatma Gandhi</i><p>Believe it or not, I’ve read 27 personal development …

Mindfulness and How It Helps Kids Excel

Last week I started teaching an intimate mindfulness class to four girls all between the ages of 7 and 9. It was nothing less than magnificent, and that is <i>always, always</i> the case whether I'm teaching to a small group or a larger classroom.<p><b>Here's why...</b><p><i>(First, for those who are new to mindfulness --</i> …

Prescription for Happiness: Living WithOUT Intention

We are a culture of doers. "What can I do?" "What should I do?" And the double do... "What do I do?" We are conditioned to believe that we need to do something to be happy and really, just to be okay. We need to do something in order to get the something or someone that will make us happy. If we …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (June 28-July 4)

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, Center for Healthy Sex has created daily meditations to help you reach your sexual and relational potential. (You can subscribe for free here.)<p>Even momentarily …

Time for Rebirth

The adventure continues. This life you acquired through desire gives you many opportunities to discover yourself. You have the great opportunity to sit inside of yourself and discuss anything that you need or want to know. Yes. All of the answers are inside. The great sages and masters have told us …

Three Zen Stories for Peace of Heart

Zen stories and koans have a reputation for being difficult to understand. While this is certainly true of some, there are others more transparent that seem to impart their primary lesson much more readily.<p>Here are three such stories, each of which uses a different strategy to address the issue of …

Mindfulness Means Nothing: Lose the Word, Find a Habit

I am on my way to a Mets game and my friend Ken asks, "What is mindfulness?" It's not an uncommon question for me. It's in my writing, my medical practice, the classes I lead, and my everyday life. So you'd think I'd have a pithy answer that perhaps would last less than the hour we'll be stuck in …

The Power of Morning Practice

If you don't practice being in the moment, feeling stress-free when everything is well, you won't be able to feel centered when life falls apart.<p>I learned that powerfully yesterday.<p>I just got back from a dream trip with my dad. We were golfing in Scotland. Every day was a true pleasure, even though …

How to Manage People Mindfully

The new comedy <i>The Internship</i> pokes fun at the quirky, innovative, utopia-like work environment of Google headquarters. We have all heard stories about Google's carefully designed "adult playground," where brilliant minds are nurtured with a creative mix of work and play. The stimulating and …

When Mindfulness Risks Becoming Mindlessness

Mindfulness meditation has been unequaled in helping me navigate the stressors that can rob me of the beauty of each moment. It has helped me manage …

10 Ways Over-Thinking Destroys Your Happiness

Have you ever been stuck over-thinking something that happened or something you think will happen only to get your knickers in a bunch? I know I have! This over-thinking thing keeps most of us stuck. It keeps us rooted in fear, uncertainty, and doubt. It's a major contributor to the FUD factor and …

Meditation In Action: Why You Should Be More Mindful In Relationships (PHOTOS)

<i>By Headspace</i><p>Mindfulness will undoubtedly help you get some headspace and make a difference in your life. But there’s another good reason for training the mind. Whether we like it or not, we share the world in which we live with other people and, unless we want to live as a solitary yogi or hermit …

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Personal Power -- Believe in the Power Within and Use It

When I was a young girl, I would venture into the woods behind my house almost every day. There was something special about the pristine world that began beyond the tree line. I knew it well: the huge throne-like rock on which I'd sit breathing in the clean air; the carpet and canopy of leaves …