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Corporations' Newest Productivity Hack: Meditation

Target, Google, and Ford have started teaching employees mindfulness. Will capitalism complicate something as simple as following your breath?<p>Since I started meditating two years ago, my practice has been shamefully sporadic. When I do manage to stop what I’m doing and sit down, device-free, I find …

Mindfulness

10 Habits That Will Make You Happy Today (Even If Life Isn't Going Your Way)

In 2010, after losing my job and being unable to find another one for close to a year, I fell into a deep depression. During this time I read dozens …

Mindfulness at Work: It's Not as Hard as You Think

Adopting some simple elements of a meditation practice can make you more effective at your job.<p>If you've never thought of meditation as a competitive advantage, consider the case of the Zen athlete.<p>"Mindfulness, when practiced diligently, makes us incredibly focused on the present moment. In …

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain

Steve Jobs wasn't only a pioneer in computer technology. He was also a pioneer in the technology of the brain.<p>Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, …

10 Steps to Mindfulness Meditation

Have you ever wanted to practice mindfulness meditation? The Garrison Institute's infographic outlines 10 easy steps to help you get started.<p>After you start practicing, look for greater clarity and focus in the way you approach your day-to-day life, how you problem-solve, and how you relate to …

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3 Simple Meditations for Starting Your Practice

In our daily lives, many of us are disconnected from ourselves and our surroundings. As Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh writes in the book <i>How to Sit</i>, <i>“</i>our …

The Zen Commandments: Your Field Guide to Living in the Now

<i>Once considered the woo-woo practice of aging hippies, meditation has gone mainstream. But is all that deep breathing and mantra work really going to</i> …

Quiz: Which Mindful Vacation Is Right for You?

Quiz: Which Mindful Vacation Is Right for You?Planning a vacation? Good idea. Taking annual vacations is not only a fun way to learn about a new …

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This Guided Meditation for Sleep Will Knock You Out in Minutes

Photo: Shutterstock.<p><b>The past couple weeks, I’ve struggled to fall asleep at night.</b> It’s made me acutely aware of 1) how much much I love sleep and 2) …

How to Find Time to Meditate at Work [Infographic]

Making time for meditation at work will have a positive impact on productivity and happiness. Learn the benefits of meditation and how to find the …

Why You Are Not Meditating

Do you meditate regularly?<p>If you do, you know how invaluable it is to your well-being.<p>If you don’t, you probably know you “should” but either cannot …

6 Smarter Ways To Deal With Stress

I’m not sure about you, but I believe learning how to de-stress should not be so stressful. But, let’s face it. You probably have a lot on your plate …

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How To Have A Calm, Clear Mind When You Need It

It was one of those startling moments where I realized I might be in quite some serious trouble. No matter how fast I swim I am not getting any closer to the beach.<p>It is the early '80s and I am holidaying with my dad in Rio.<p>We are at Copa Cabana beach. While my dad is relaxing on the beach I decide …

28 Days To Yoga Bliss: The Fundamentals, Poses, & Breathwork You Need To Know - mindbodygreen

The Fundamentals, Poses & Breathwork You Need To Know<p>Class Rating<p>$149.99 USD<p>28 days of progressive yoga posture and philosophy instruction<br>• Tailored …

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Stress Hack : Meditation — You’re Likely Doing It Wrong.

My 6 year battle with meditation and why I’m giving up.<p><b>I am pretty certain everyone today “meditates”, or wants to, because they think they should.</b> …

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The Only Love Quotes Collection Everyone Needs

Love is the most powerful emotion a human being can experience. It’s also hard to put into words, but these love quotes make saying what you’re …

Daily Meditation: 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 poem by 19th century American writer Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. "Nature" …

The Quickest Way To Change How You Feel Is To Change How You Think

Science has confirmed, without a doubt, that your brain is shaped by your life. Your experiences, behaviors, thoughts, and feelings literally, physically change the form and function of your brain, a concept known as neuroplasticity, from the day you're born until the day you die. We all come into …

Daily Meditation: One Today

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 an excerpt from a poem by revered gay Latino writer Richard Blanco. "One …

How To Combat Stress With 6 Simple Activities, From Exercise To Meditation

Stress doesn't have to be an inevitable part of life.<p>Whether it’s concern over politics, work, our finances, or family, none of us are immune to …

Start Here! 5 Meditation Styles for Beginners

The best way to begin is to familiarize yourself with some of the different types of meditation to see what resonates with you. Here are a few of the …

Learning to Meditate Through Difficulty

Stomach somersaulting. Shoulders locked. Fingers quivering. Teeth clenched tight. Hot and cold simultaneously. Pangs of panic gripping the chest, …

Mindfulness

10 Morning Habits of Mentally Strong People

How you start your day determines how tough you really are.<p>You don't need to act physically tough to appear mentally strong.<p>A mindset that is mentally strong understands the importance of consistency and following a pattern to attain those goals that will mark them for success.<p>Our mornings are …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Want To Be A Better Leader? Take Five Minutes To Meditate

Meditation isn’t about sitting down and emptying your mind. That’s one of the biggest misconceptions. It’s about self-care and learning how to focus the mind—something that business leaders need in today’s hectic work environment. Incorporating meditation into your life can help reduce stress, …

How To Distract Yourself from the Greatest Distraction in Life: Stress

You're reading How To Distract Yourself from the Greatest Distraction in Life: Stress, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Self-improvement

The 10 Fundamentals Of Rewiring Your Brain

Neuroplasticity has become a buzzword in psychology and scientific circles, as well as outside of them, promising that you can "re-wire" your brain to improve everything from health and mental wellbeing to quality of life. There's a lot of conflicting, misleading, and erroneous information out …

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Finding The Meditation Practice That Is Right For You

rotate="90"><p>Image credit: PIlgrimage of the Heart Yoga<p>Each week at our yoga studios in San Diego over 150 people come and enjoy our meditation, mindfulness and pranayama classes. Many of these students are brand new to this type of practice. Two of the questions I get asked most often are: "How do …

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