Erica Newman

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The Power of Empathy

Shares 0<p><i>Empathy and sympathy are vastly different. A clear empathic way to help those who are down with depression can make our communities …

5 Meditation Tips for People Who Can't Focus

Meditation is more than just a stress buster: it has a whole host of health benefits. But how can you embark on a serene course of meditation when …

10 Reasons To Slow Down Your Life

There seems to be constant pressure to get everything done at record speeds, a desire to go from point A to B to C as quickly as possible. This need …

How to Meditate Sitting in a Chair, Part 1

We've been hearing that the traditional cross-legged meditation posture is too difficult for beginners. This is part one of a special two-part series on how to practice Son meditation while sitting in a chair. Today we'll learn correct meditation posture, a cleansing exercise, and proper breathing …

Tips for Multitasking With Time Management

Multitasking is not for everyone. A lot of people think that they are multitasking when all they're doing is making more work. When we multitask we need to take into consideration time management. We also need to have the ability to actually focus with intensity on each task equally. Many people …

8 reasons why you should leave work on time today

It's Go Home On Time day<p>If you aren't going to do it today, you never will. The initiative by The Australia Institute, a local think tank, is in its …

How One Couple Earns Money While They Travel Around The World

Now that he works from places like Berlin, Prague, Vietnam, and Amsterdam as he travels the world, he says things aren't much different — at least, things aren't much different for the clients.<p>For Chris and his wife, Danika, everything has changed.<p>"The fact that I'm sitting here in Berlin dealing …

A Mindful Gift from Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) to All of Us

Last week I wrote about Thich Nhat Hanh’s brain hemorrhage landing him in the hospital. The most recent update from Plum Village shows that while his …

Could depression be linked to an infectious disease?

Some types of major depressive disorders (MDD) may be reclassified as infectious diseases after a study found several forms of depression are a …

Are There Positive Addictions?

Many people love to cook, play or perform music, meditate, dance, and knit. They say that these activities are healthy, effective, and fun ways to …

Taking The First Step Of The Day

Walking on the Earth is a miracle! Each mindful step reveals the wondrous Dharmakaya. This thought can be reinforced as we get out of bed and our …

2014 Snowboard Setup

CH HQ is in NYC, but we're big fans of hitting the slopes. Whether it's riding the local toe rope in Minnesota or exploring some side country in California, having the right gear can make all the difference. While early season snow conditions run rampant out east, we recently went west in effort to …

Brain stimulation eases major depression

TORONTO – Doctors are increasingly turning to brain stimulation therapy, a non-invasive procedure that uses electromagnetic energy, to treat severe …

Meditation Retreat

<b>Guest Post: An Excerpt from 10% Happier</b> <b><br>by Dan Harris</b><p>It was the longest, most exquisite high of my life, but the hangover came first.<p><b>Day One</b> <br>Here’s …

Meditation

ADHD Time Management: What Will It Take To Get You There On Time?

“What will it take to get you here on time?”<p>I cringed when I heard that question.<p>It wasn’t directed at me, but it had been in the past. I cringed …

This Is What Cocaine Addiction Looks Like In a Transparent Mouse Brain

Last year, neuroscientists unveiled a remarkable new technique called CLARITY that makes whole mouse brains invisible. And now, they're proving it's …

Neuroscience

4 Unexpected (and Science-Backed) Ways to Develop Empathy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Empathizing is like wearing someone else’s shoes. Sometimes, those shoes are just the right size, cut, and material for you. But most of the time, …

Psychology

Life lessons from a Buddhist monk and a fish

I linger on my friend Pravin’s porch in Baltimore. I adjust the modest hemline on my white shift dress and comb my fingers through my hair. Then …

Human Rights Campaign says Barilla has turned around its policies on LGBT

Not long ago, pasta-maker Barilla was just one more major company that had run afoul of the gay rights movement, a distinction it earned last year when its chairman said he would never feature a same-sex couple in an ad. If gays didn’t like it, he added, they could eat something else.<p>But in a sign …