Barbara Ackerman

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What is 'ikigai' and how could it help you boost your well-being?​

First there was hygge, then lagom, and now the Japanese concept of ikigai. But what is ikigai, and how could the latest trend in well-being help …

Self-compassion may protect perfectionists from depression

If you are anything like me, you understand that perfectionism is more than a great opportunity to humblebrag during a job interview. You see …

9 High-Protein, Low-Carb Recipes That You'll Want to Devour

Restricting yourself when it comes to what you eat can be challenging, but what about when you’re looking for high-protein, low-carb recipes? The …

Mindfulness and the Power of Beginning Again with Gratitude and Kindness

This is a really good time of the year to think about what you practice on a daily basis. One of the reasons I love mindfulness practice is because it has many benefits – greater presence, less emotional reactivity, increased resilience, and an enhanced ability to make decisions based on lasting …

This ‘Kindness Curriculum’ Is Free And Should Be Used In Every Classroom

Imagine living in a world that valued kindness enough to teach it along with academics. Educators would teach kids to manage their emotions in …

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"One of the most courageous decisions you'll ever make is to finally let go of whatever is hurting your heart and soul." ~Brigitte Nicole https://t.co/OstnO14UvF

3 Ways to Get Back Into Meditation

When I was in high school, my advisor, Michael Mulligan, called my parents to recommend a special treatment for my anxiety: Transcendental Meditation …

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A Letter from Your Future Self

<b>“The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now.” ~Robert G. Ingersoll</b><p>Dear Past Me,<p>Remember that day when you thought all was lost? When …

Positive Thinking

Herbed Honey Biscuits with Glazed Ham, Cheese & Honey Mustard Recipe

<b>Serves 4</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>3 1/2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes, plus more for greasing<p>1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour<p>1 Tbsp. baking …

40 Quotes that Will Calm Your Mind When You’re at a Crossroads

It happens to all of us gradually as we live and grow. We discover more about who we are and the way life really is, and then we realize there are …

Positive Thinking

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

The Healing Power of Self-Care in a World of Stress & Anxiety

<b>“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~Lao Tzu</b><p>I’ve always lived with a low hum of anxiety in the background, and lately it’s been …

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25 Profound Quotes From the Dalai Lama That Will Make You Rethink Everything

The spiritual leader of Tibet is widely seen as the human embodiment of peace and love, and is a powerful example to mankind on how to live a …

6 Things You Should Do When You're Mentally Drained (Instead Of Resting On The Couch)

At one point or another, we all burn out. It wouldn’t be wrong to think that plopping yourself down on the couch for a few days would leave you …

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Meditation: The Practice Every Child Needs Now

The Dalai Lama says that "If every child in the world is taught meditation, we would eliminate violence in the world within one generation. At this …

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From date night to cold showers: 20 habits that changed readers' lives | Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers

Small changes can sometimes make the biggest difference. Here our readers suggest the hobbies or routines that might make 2017 that bit brighter<p>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” If it’s good enough for Aristotle, it’s good enough for us. So what rituals …

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Choose 'flourish' as your word for 2017

Imagine flourishing. To choose to flourish is an intentional act to increase your well-being in a profound way, improve your health and extend your longevity. Now imagine choosing <i>flourish</i> as your daily word for 2017 to anchor your life and sense of purpose. To choose to flourish is a bold …

22 ways to be healthier with minimal effort

The new year is a common time to think about self-improvement.<p>Luckily, there are lots of ways to better your lifestyle without throwing your daily …

A Loving-Kindness Meditation to Cultivate Resilience

In this compassion practice, there’s no aim to force anything to happen. You cannot will yourself into particular feelings toward yourself or anyone …

You Are Not What You Think You Are

Why you are not what you think you are<p>Often we can go through life identifying with our thoughts, our habits of thinking and believe this is the …

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Why practising mindfulness is good for over 60s

The idea is to really become conscious of what is happening around you and how you react to it. With our minds so busy these days, experts say there …

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Mindfulness for families: 7 tips to get you started

<i>Editor’s note: This article first published on October 16, 2016</i><p>Writing this article couldn’t come at a more symbolic time. October is all about …

4 Simple Ways to Teach Mindfulness in Schools

It was the last day of school. I was putting my kids on the bus and giving them one last hug when one of my boys looked up at me and said "Miss W, if I get angry this summer I'll focus on my breath." Wait, what? Did he really say that? I was so excited, proud, happy and all the emotions but instead …

What Is Mindfulness?

Imagine you are a bird. Perched in a tree, peering through your bird-eyes at the world. You have no cultural identification, no thought of your past …

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Top Mindfulness Quotes to Change Your Life Forever

Mindfulness is a process of exploring ourselves. Mindfulness is a way to know yourself. It is a new way to look at your own thoughts. It is a way to …