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8 morning habits of Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins, and other successful people

The way you start your day can set the tone for how the rest of it will follow. Your probability of success can fluctuate depending on what you choose to do with those critical hours before your workday gets underway. That's why the morning routines of leaders can offer insights into how they are …

Tony Robbins

17 Profound Quotes From an Ancient Zen Master That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Among the most important texts of Zen literature, the Lin-Chi lu details the insights and exploits of the great ninth century Chinese Zen master …

Spirituality

20 Profound Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Ever heard of Kodo Sawaki? If not, then you’re in for a treat of wisdom today.<p>Kodo Sawaki is considered to be one of the most significant Zen masters …

Meditation

A Zen Philosopher Reveals How to Find the Meaning of Your Life in About 5 Minutes

One of the perennial questions that so many of us seek to answers is the issue of how to live a good life. Who are you and what does it mean to live …

Meditation

17 Profund Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Realize That Kindness and Compassion is the Only Answer

The Dalai Lama is one of the most inspirational spiritual teachers living today. From the age of 16, he was inducted with enormous responsibility in …

5 Mantras to Help You Become Calm and Confident

Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? According to Sherianna Boyle, the answer is most definitely yes. She is the author of</i> …

25 Profound Mindfulness Meditation Quotes That Will Help You Find the Real You

If you’ve read anything about mindfulness or Buddhism, you’ve probably at one point given meditation a go. And if you’re like most people, you found …

Meditation

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known for Ages: There Is No Constant Self

Evan Thomson, a researcher from the University of British Colombia, has confirmed that the Buddhist teaching of a constantly changing self is …

Meditation

The Number One Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

Meditation

How to Get “High” Without Drugs

<b>Binaural Beats</b> are the products of two different sounds in harmony; they produce sounds that are only heard by the brain. The effect of this can be …

Actually, Let’s Not Be in the Moment

I’m at the kitchen sink, after a long day of work and kids and chores and the emotional exhaustion of a toxic election season, attempting to mindfully focus on congealed SpaghettiOs. My brain flits to the Netflix queue. I manhandle my thoughts back to the leaky orange glob in front of me. My brain …

Mindfulness

Why Some People Get Burned Out and Others Don’t

Stress and burnout are not the same thing. And while we know that stress often leads to burnout, it’s possible to handle the onslaught of long hours, high pressure, and work crises in a way that safeguards you from the emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and a lack of confidence in one’s abilities that …

Steve Jobs Asked Himself This 1 Question Every Morning to Stay Successful

See why self-reflection in the morning can set your entire day up for success.<p>Have you ever been distracted while driving and then suddenly arrived at your destination, wondering how you even got there? Too often, we go through life on autopilot like this, only to realize later that we've lost …

Steve Jobs

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I just spent a day in a mindfulness program developed at Google and left with 5 key lessons

It was a fitting start to a day of mindfulness training.<p>Search Insider Yourself (SIY) is a two-day program that teaches participants skills around mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and resilience. It was originally developed at Google, by the company's 107th employee, Chade-Meng Tan (a.k.a. the …

Mindfulness

How to Stop Being a People-Pleaser

By Christine Carter<p>Many commentators took issue with my claim that happiness comes when we live with total integrity--when we stop people-pleasing and start living more authentically.<p>I understand entirely why a lot of people fear the sort of transparency and honesty I'm advocating. We are clannish …

Here's How To Be Mindful AF Even When Life Is Stressful

Apparently it's the secret to being happier, calmer, and just generally more awesome.

The Effects of Four Different Types of Meditation

Meditation has real, practical benefits for your body and mind, but there are lots of types to try. Knowing the specific effects of each of these …

Meditation

This is what eight weeks of mindfulness training does to your brain

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettPractising mindfulness – spending time paying attention to your current mental experiences in a non-judgmental way – has been …

Mindfulness

How I altered my brain

Your mind. It is one of your most valuable resources...depending on how you use it. Ever notice that sometimes you are using your mind for evil rather than good by repeatedly thinking negative, limiting or untrue thoughts?<p>Something that has significantly helped me and my clients shift our thinking …

5 Leading Theories of What Dreams Actually Are

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. “An eagle seizes a …

Abraham Lincoln

6 Useful Psychology Tricks to Think More Positively

Ever heard of reframing? It's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Try it.<p>Do you ever hear that voice inside your head tell you things like:<p>"I screwed up again. I'm worthless."<br>"I can't do this. I was never able to do it. It's not going to work now."<br>"I am nothing compared to those …

Meditation keeps emotional brain in check

Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you’re not a mindful person, suggests a new study from Michigan State University.<p>Reporting in the …

Mindfulness

This Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals to Become Happier

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

The No. 2 TED Talk of All Time Is Based on Bad Brain Science

Don't put all your eggs in one power-pose basket.<p>The science behind one of TED's most-viewed talks is being called into question by someone whose skepticism carries huge weight. The researcher speaking out co-authored the study the entire talk is built upon.<p>Last night Dana Carney, who is now an …

How to raise a sympathetic child, according to psychology

Parents and teachers might often wonder how to teach children caring toward others—more so when the world feels full of disagreement, conflict, and aggression.<p>As development psychologists, we know that children start to pay attention to the emotions of others from an early age. They actively take …

Psychology

Rape culture is caring more about protecting an offender's future than his victim's

What is the price of sexual violence, and when will society start to realise how comprehensive this debt is?<p>It's a question that is all too often …

Feminism