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These 7 Facts Sold Me On Meditation, And Genuinely Made Me Happier

The most common misconception about meditation is that it's all about the breath, or posture, or having no thoughts at all.<p><i>Excerpts from JOY ON DEMAND by Chade-Meng Tan, copyright 2017 (HarperOne/HarperCollins).</i>

Meditation

Meditation Changes Your Brain In These 7 Ways, According To Science

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training …

Meditation

What’s the Deal with Chakras (and How Do I Know If Mine Are Blocked)?

You’ve probably come across chakras in your weekly yoga class or favorite meditation app, but you’re not <i>actually</i> sure what they are (or why they …

Yoga

3 Ways to Use Your Time More Efficiently

Although new priorities may come up throughout the day, a to-do list gives you an opportunity to see just what you need to do.<p><i>By Samuel Thimothy, is the VP at OneIMS.com.</i><p>An entrepreneur’s day never ends. From the moment you wake up in the morning until you crawl back in bed at night, your to-do …

Time Management

9 Ways to Calm Your Anxious Mind

Source: Alan Bailey/Shutterstock<p>Anxious thoughts can overwhelm you, making it difficult to make decisions and take action to deal with whatever issue …

Mindfulness

If Meditation Stresses You Out, Try This

I have a bad habit of trying to meditate, getting distracted, and immediately giving up, just to try it again six months later. So this observation …

Meditation

Six common misconceptions about meditation

Meditation has been hailed as a way to boost mental health, help chronic pain, reduce stress and build a new appreciation for the world around us.<p>But …

Meditation

Six clouds you should know about – and what they can reveal about the weather

Modern weather forecasts rely on complex computer simulators. These simulators use all the physics equations that describe the atmosphere, including …

Landscape Photography

The Spiritual Shift That Eased My Anxiety When Nothing Else Worked

For as long as I can remember, anxiety was my companion. As a young child, it showed up as severe separation anxiety where, even in the safety of my …

Spirituality

Want to Become Smarter? Learn the Difference Between the 3 Types of 'Smart'

Being wise and learned are better things to strive for.<p><i>Which habits should you practice (and avoid) to become smarter? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by John L. Miller, software</b> …

Quora

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve

Source: Sebastian Kaulitzki/Shutterstock<p>This <i>Psychology Today</i> blog post is phase one of a nine-part series called "<i>The Vagus Nerve Survival Guide."</i> …

Neurology

Intro to Mala Beads & Japa Meditation

Fashion meet meditaion.<br>What are mala beads? Why 108 beads? How are they used in meditation? How are they held?<br>You’ve seen them worn as jewelry, but …

Meditation

7 books every job hunter should read before sending out résumés

It doesn't matter whether you're a college student or a mid-level professional — making a career change can be intimidating.<p>Sure, sending out cover letters and going on job interviews is panic-inducing. But perhaps the scarier part is figuring out what you <i>really</i> want to do and how you can best …

Employment

I Did Intermittent Fasting For 1 Year and This Is How It Transformed My Body

Ever since having my second child, I've been holding onto a few extra pounds around my waist. I know I'm not overweight by any means, but I made a decision that I was ready to change up my normal diet and workout routine to see how it would change my body and improve my current level of fitness. My …

Fitness

How to stay focused and productive without getting burnt out

After growing my business to nearly 7 figures and managing over a dozen employees, I have realized that mastering the art and science of focus and …

Confidence Crash Course: 5 Days to Feeling More Self-Assured

Everyone struggles with his or her confidence from time to time, and as a confidence coach, I know this all too well, but for some of us, self-doubt …

Self-esteem

7 great books that will improve your life

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually four to five times …

14 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Sam Walton founded Walmart at age 44; Julia Child published her first cookbook at 60. Your best years may be way ahead of you.<p>It'll depend a lot on …

How To Use Meditation To Stop Your Negative Thoughts In Their Tracks

As a student of meditation and innovative psychology, I've found that when you're working to change inner energy, there is a profound marriage …

Meditating on Your Death Could Make You Happier

Try this death meditation to feel a little happier about life.<p>I was 26. I watched my fair complexion darken to grey, then black. The flesh fell off my skin in damp patches that were absorbed into the earth. Then I was bone. Those, too, deteriorated to fine grains that were picked up my the wind. …

Meditation

Your Happiness Is Built With The Little Things

Image: iStock<p>Zeno of Citium was a Hellenistic thinker from Citium, Cyprus and founder of the Stoic school of philosophy. He believed it's the little …

Happiness

Finding Your People—and Why They Might Surprise You

Our tendency to look for our “tribe” in groups and communities that we immediately feel an affinity toward—people who reflect back who we think we …

How to maintain your post-yoga high after you leave the studio

There are few feelings as blissful as the one you get after a really good yoga class—it’s basically the endorphin high of a killer workout, the …

Tips to Clear Your Clutter for a Relaxing Home

1<p>Get Rid of Clutter to Promote a Relaxing Home<p>Relaxing at home is easier if you have a relaxing home to enjoy! Sadly, many of us feel more stressed …

Self-improvement

The best alternatives to another boring Mediterranean holiday

Can't stand the thought of cooking on a Mediterranean beach in August, surrounded by sunburned Brits? Here are 18 more original options for summer.<p>1. The Azores<p>This Portuguese archipelago is almost 1,000 miles off the coast of North Africa, but it is easily accessible via direct flights from London …

10 top tips for taking amazing travel photographs

We asked the team at Wild Photography Holidays, supplier of the prize for our 2018 readers’ travel photography competition, for expert advice on capturing great travel shots<p>Get up early<p>Getting up early ensures that you have time to get to your chosen location and set up your equipment before the …

Landscape Photography

Bournemouth beach has been ranked one of the best in Europe

Time for a trip down south, it seems<p>If the dreary start to the year has left you dreaming of warm, sunny beaches this summer, then you may be …

5 of the best exercises to do with your kids

They add a whole new dimension to your workout<p>We all know that <b>parenting is a full-time job</b> and that even a few minutes' worth of 'me time' can be …

Want to Increase Your Happiness This Year? Science Says 1 Rare Habit Truly Stands Out | Inc.com

Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want to experience its psychological, physical, and social benefits, we need to train our brain to the "positive." This can only be done through …

Happiness