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How to Let Go & Stop Caring What Other People Think Using Deepak Chopra's Law of Detachment

In Yoga Journal's online course, Finding Connection Through Yoga: A Workshop on Our Universal Oneness, legendary integrative-medicine and meditation …

Spirituality

Are Your Thoughts Too Negative? Take Control from Your Inner Critic

We all have an inner critic who observes and comments on our thoughts and actions. This inner voice can be a source of useful advice or guidance when …

4 Simple Techniques to Erase Subconscious Negativity

<b>“As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment.” ~Joseph Murphy</b><p>The subconscious mind is like a computer’s hard …

The Real Reason Why It's so Hard to Be Happy, According to Science

Your brain is a 2 million year old piece of hardware that was programmed to live in a world of real physical threats, not a world where the biggest danger is an email from our boss.<p><i>Why haven't our brains learnt to get rid of negative emotions? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and</i> …

9 ways to stop dwelling on things

Struggling to move on from certain events or emotions? Give these tips a try...<p>It's something we're all familiar with. There's been an argument, an …

Guided Meditation for Healing Childhood Wounds and Trauma

“Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally […]The …

Meditation

Stressed Out? Science Says Take These Tricks Into the Holiday Season

At the dinner table or in the break room, here are three simple ways to tame your holiday tension.<p>It's that time of year again. As if we weren't stressed out already, here comes November with family gatherings, disrupted routines, travel tie-ups and holiday hype. Try as we might to focus on the …

Countering Stress and Depression

via dalailama.com, originally published in the Hindustan Times, India, on January 3rd, 2011<p>At a fundamental level, as human beings, we are all the …

How a Consistent and Stable Meditation Practice Leads to Altered Traits

Historically, meditation was not meant to improve our health, relax us, or enhance work success. Although these are the kinds of appeal that has made …

Meditation

Manneesh De Moor Feat. Sudha - Moola Meditation (LokalAffair Edit)

In the Moment - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

<b>The selfish Doctrine</b><br>Most of the Western world today is consumed with entitlements. The primary question is how many of my rights am I getting and to …

Can’t have sugar or salt? Use these 9 health alternative flavourings instead

It’s no secret Canadians love their salt and sugar. However, seeing as an excess of both can lead to problems with blood pressure and increased …

Why You Aren't Getting The Respect You Deserve

Feeling unappreciated and disrespected? We’ve all been there. So how can you shift things in your organization so that you can start receiving the respect you deserve?<p>The answer lies in expanding your beliefs. Because when we expand our beliefs, we create new behaviors. And through these behaviors, …

29 Vegan Pizza Recipes So Good You Won't Miss The Cheese

Buffalo Chickpea Pizza, Pesto and Avocado Pizza, Artichoke Spinach Pizza, Potato Habanero White Pizza, Green Goddess Pizza, Vegan Pepperoni Pizza, Roasted Cauliflower BBQ Pizza, Vegan Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza, and more!

The Biggest Wastes Of Time We Regret When We Get Older

We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren't …

8 things you probably do without realizing they're toxic to your mental health

People often confuse high achieving behavior with perfectionistic behavior. High achievers are dedicated, determined individuals who have a strong desire to accomplish something that's important to them. Their achievements are not about what others will think of them or a fear of failure, it's to …

Mental Health

15 Life-Changing Fiction Books to Read When You Need an Escape

The only thing I enjoy as much as reading is coming up with a reading list in preparation for an epic (recreational) readathon. Seriously. So as any …

Seven Ways to Make Your Thoughts More Empowering

How to bring more positivity and optimism into your day.

Happiness

Teaching “Madame Bovary”

Each fall, I teach “Madame Bovary” to my graduate writing students at Hunter College, and each fall I read it with them. My course is called Introduction to the Modern: The Role of Compassion. So we look at modernism, and how it disrupts the literary world, and at compassion, and how it expands the …

Literature

9 Packing Mistakes Everybody Makes and How to Avoid Them

Don't do these things when packing for your next vacation.<p>While you won’t be seeing anything about it at the Met or the Louvre anytime soon, packing …

What to Cook This Week

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. Let’s start with some housekeeping. There are only two weekends left before we enter …

Recipes

17 Lower-Carb Meals For Busy Weeknights That Actually Look Delicious

Recipes that will make eating fewer carbs a beautiful thing.<p>Keep in mind that <b>you should always</b> check with your doctor before starting a new diet or nutrition plan. (That's especially true if you have diabetes; not all these recipes may be right for you.) Alright, it's time to dig in!<p>All nutritional …

Three of the best apps to beat stress

We take a closer look at some of our favourites.<p>At a time when four in five adults own a smartphone and one in four people experience a mental health …

Apps

Writing a novel during NaNoWriMo? Here are 17 writing tips

November is National Novel Writing Month and for the estimated 400,000 participants hoping to crank out 50,000 words by the end of the month — …

Writing

1 Simple Exercise You Can Do Right Now to Become a Stronger Job Candidate

Doing this exercise can help you understand what you really want in your next job so you can go find it.<p>Years ago, I was looking for a new job, and could not really figure out what to do. As a management consultant, I could see myself doing lots of different things, and was having trouble getting …

8 Ways to Stop Feeling So Exhausted All the Time

If you can’t seem to keep your eyes open at your desk, you might need more than just one good night’s sleep. While rest is important in combatting …

13 quotations that describe the writer’s craft

Most of my favorite authors have not written anything new in hundreds of years.<p>The Brontes, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, George …

10 Unusual But Critical Edit Checks Before You Hit Publish

A good story is more than good structure, grammar and spelling. Does it keep your reader interested? Do they feel compelled to continue to the end? …

Science Says These 7 Attention Exercises Will Instantly Make You More Focused

In just a few minutes a day, you can rebuild your declining attention span.<p>With knowledge workers--software engineers, writers, entrepreneurs, and most people with a "white-collar" job--currently outnumbering all other workers in the U.S. four to one, it's clear that the thinkers will inherit the …

These 4 Simple Steps Are the Key to Better, Happier Relationships

Fact: we're always communicating (but not effectively).<p>People are always communicating, but typically not well. Most people aren't aware their body language, tone, and even their silence sends loud messages to others. And when you don't realize that not doing the dishes may be interpreted as "you …