Jams Adams

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How to spend the first 30 minutes of your morning so you can be more productive all day

One day bleeds into the next, making it seem as if we're always doing, doing, doing, and searching for new and novel ways to do more.<p>The truth is, your desire to do more and get more done will lead you not toward greater productivity, but toward burnout, if you don't take time each day to check in …

Time Management

I tried this trippy healing modality for mental clarity—and still can’t believe how it made me feel

A few years ago, a friend told me about an underground breathwork circle she’d attended in Venice Beach—back when breathwork outside of yoga studios</i> …

4 Ways Meditation Literally Changes Your Brain

Not all of us are neuroscientists but we do know that meditation is somewhat good for the brain. How is it good for the brain though? What kind of …

The Paradox of Acceptance

As therapists increasingly incorporate mindfulness into their work, they’re discovering what Buddhists have known for centuries: everyone (even those …

Neuroscience Of Mindfulness: How To Make Your Mind Happy

Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, …

The Islamic State likes America’s ‘dumb’ gun laws, defector says

"Dumb."<p>That's how the Islamic State views America's lax gun laws, according to one former recruit who traveled to Syria to join the group.<p>Speaking to the New York Times's Rukmini Callimachi, Harry Sarfo was characterizing how the group would approach attacks on foreign soil differently in the …

5 Ways to Build Resilience Every Day

Resilience is the process of effectively coping with adversity—it’s about bouncing back from difficulties. The great thing about resilience is that …

Mindfulness

Top 10 Books on Learning Meditation and Mindfulness

There are different paths available to practice meditation, but the last truth of meditation will always remain as to reach your highest goal, where …

The best meditation apps if you’re just getting started

<i>This post originally appeared on The Zoe Report</i><p>We’re the first to admit how life can get pretty stressful at times. When we’re constantly connected …

If you’ve always wanted to try meditation, use this guide to get started

Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan and many other big names swear by it.<p>We’re talking meditation — a practice that’s usually done daily and involves sitting quietly for 20 to 30 minutes to calm and observe the mind.<p>But for what purpose?<p>“To intentionally cultivate …

30 Easy Ways To Eat Healthier On A Budget

Because it really shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg.<p><i>Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Science Says The Seed Of Depression Is Hidden In Your Gut, Not Your Brain

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not <i>used</i> correctly, can also be the most destructive force …

Self-help

Here's Why Apple Is Bringing Meditation To Your Wrist

Breathe, an app coming soon to the Apple Watch, is designed to help you chill out. But so far there’s little evidence that “mindfulness” apps have health benefits.<p>Apple wants you to take a deep breath, savor the moment, and slowly let it go. Preferably while wearing an Apple Watch.<p>Last week, Apple …

How to beat stress: a complete and relaxing guide

Britain: you're stressed.<p>That, in three words, was the basic message of a wide-ranging Bupa study back in 2013, which looked at the behaviours of …

A 3-Minute Breathing Exercise To Beat Bloat & Stimulate Your Thyroid

<i>Fern Olivia is the founder of Thyroid.Yoga and an L.A.-based wellness expert renowned for her artful approach to self-healing. This week, we’re</i> …

Yoga

7 Myths About Mindfulness (and What You Need to Know)

By now most of us have been introduced to the concept of mindfulness—the idea that by <b>focusing our attention on the present</b>, and bringing an attitude …

Mindfulness

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

5 Ways to Improve Your Workday With Mindfulness

by Kara Baskin<p>We live in an age of distraction. This is especially true at work, where we have to juggle competing demands on our attention all day long. "We often rely on multitasking to get everything done," says meQuilbrium CEO Jan Bruce. "However, this splinters our attention, and, according to …

Mindfulness

124: Dan Harris and Oren J Sofer

<b>0</b> Flares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>Podcast: Download<p>This week we talk to Dan Harris and Oren J Sofer about mindful communication<p>Our guests this week are Dan Harris …

Anti-Inflammatory Foods - 30 Best Diet Choices to Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation works a little like sports fans at their team’s championship game. One minute they’re cheering along in the stands, but once the final …

Nutrition

One Year of Daily Meditation.

<b>These are my notes and</b> reflections after dedicating myself to a daily 20 minute seated meditation for one year. After years of <i>asana</i> practice and many …

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

Self-help

Five Ways Working More Slowly Can Boost Your Productivity

You know all about why multitasking is bad and meditation is good. Here’s the cognitive case for why slower might be better.<p>Whatever mix of foreboding, cautious optimism, denial, and indifference with which you greet the prospect of your job being handed over to robots in the future, one thing …

11 habits of highly successful people

But that's probably not the case. While luck and genetics may play a role, there are certain learnable behaviors which make success more likely.<p>So just what are those behaviors?<p>Over on Quora, there's a thread dedicated to sharing the most important habits of highly accomplished individuals. We …

Success

Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Meditation

5 Reasons Mindfulness Is The Ultimate Success Habit

<i>Matt Tenney served more than five years in prison for attempting to embezzle government funds. During his time in jail, his approach to life changed</i> …

Mindfulness

An End-of-Day Meditation with Deepak Chopra

This simple practice from Sonima.com will help you reflect on your day in order to feel more relaxed and prepare for a restful night.A busy day can …

Meditation

Short Is Sweet: Mindful in the Moment

"Wow! That was great!"<p>Even under the glare of fluorescent conference room lighting, the 50-year-old manager's eyes were wide with surprise. "I totally felt my body settle... and then I felt the guy next to me calming!" In under 2 minutes, a complete newbie had discovered the innate capacity to …