Janet Brown

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The Foundation of Love: Releasing Judgments and Expectations

<b>“Love is saying, ‘I feel differently' instead of ‘you're wrong.'” ~Unknown</b><p>We seek it, want it, need it, yet it eludes so many of us: genuine, …

5 Steps to Detoxify Your Inner Self | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever felt like you were bloated with all the negative thoughts that you have created for yourself? Have you ever been under deep pressure …

5 Unexpected Ways Meditation Will Change Your Life

We all know meditation can help us to relax and reduce stress by cutting out the continual white noise of our chattering mind. When I started …

Why Mindfulness at Work? Three Simple Ideas for Your Office

Did you know that one-quarter of American businesses currently utilize some form of stress-reduction initiative, such as mindfulness or meditation practices? Why? Because it is one of the least expensive ways to influence a company's bottom line. So, yes, it is becoming more and more mainstream …

20 Ways to Relax & Unwind

Sometimes when we’re exhausted, we gravitate toward activities that drain us even more. Or we think we don’t deserve to take a break, so we ignore …

33 Reminders of How to Be a More Mindful Person.

Next week, I’ll celebrate my 33rd birthday. It’s true what the old folks say… life just keeps getting better all the time. I find myself getting …

Meditation to Help Your Dreams Come True.

Taking deep breaths into belly and as you breathe imagine each breath holds a wish.<p>The wish falls deep into your belly the way a seed falls into …

Happiness Is A Natural Phenomenon

Happiness is a natural phenomenon.<p>Happiness is man’s nature. You need not worry about happiness at all, it is already there. It is in your heart — …

3 Ways to Harness the Power of Affirmations | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When I first started using affirmations I didn’t really know what I was doing. I figured that if I said a statement enough times, I’d start to …

7 Habits To Turn A Boring Life Into An Extraordinary One

It can be frustrating to hear about how to make your life wonderful by doing things that you can’t necessarily do on a daily basis because of your …

The Mind Blowing Power of Mantra Yoga

Mantra Affects All Sheaths of the Body and Mind<p>Christina Sarich, <i>Staff</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Mantra yoga goes hand in hand with the Vedic sciences as well as …

5 Ways Spirituality Can Dramatically Improve Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If you grew up in a zealously religious home practicing a strict faith, you might run from religion like your hair is on fire.<p>You may also run away …

Spirituality

10 Unexpected Ways to Meditate Every Day

Ready to get Zen? Meditation can do way more than people think—and it's not just for hippies. Practicing meditation regularly has legitimate health …

10 Inspiring Quotes About Building a Home Yoga Practice

Starting <i>(and actually sticking with)</i> any new habit can be incredibly challenging, and yoga is no exception, especially when it comes to practicing …

Can Meditation Make Us Smarter?

Most of us know that meditating is a great way to reduce stress. But meditative practice goes beyond taking a chill pill. Meditating is also …

Discover the Power of the Present Moment in Yoga

On the long and winding road of self-awakening, the realization of how remarkably far you have come is an epiphany moment that fills your heart with hope. It is often immediately followed by the depressing realization of how heartbreakingly far there is yet to go. This is not the moment to quit, …

A Simple Guide to Mindfulness for Beginners

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

Mindfulness

7 Things You Need to Stop Doing Every Day

If you get decent value from making TO-DO lists, you’ll also get significant returns – in productivity, in improved relationships, in financial …

How to control your emotional state through breathing

For centuries, the art of breathing has been one of a myriad of tools employed by Yoga masters in order to calm the body and mind, in preparation for …

Can Being Spiritual Make You Happier?

Spirituality: it's one big, loaded topic. And, while there are nearly as many systems of belief (or nonbelief) as there are people, being in touch …

8 Ways to Cultivate & Sustain a Creative, Intuitive Home Practice. ~ Andrea Bellini Spilling

Cultivating and sustaining a creative, yummy and intuitive yoga practice and home is possible.<p>Here’s how:<p>1. Stop “shoulda-ing” on yourself!<p>A wise …

So, Your Spiritual Awakening Cost You Some Friends

Gregg Prescott, M.S., <i>In5D Guest Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Have you noticed a change in your relationships with other people lately? Is it sometimes difficult …

Meditation Tips from a Non-Expert. ~ Heidi Templeton

Let me start off by saying I am not an expert on meditation!<p>For the last year, I’ve made a conscious effort to make meditation a daily practice—just …

How to Speak Your Mind Without Making Someone Else Wrong

<b>“Would you rather be right or free?” ~Byron Katie</b><p>Do you have the freedom to say what you really feel? Do you share your true thoughts and ideas, or …

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How Mindfulness Can Save Your Relationship

In my recent blog, "The Many Benefits of Mindfulness," I outlined how a mindfulness practice has been scientifically proven to improve our mental and physical health. The win-win effects of incorporating mindfulness into your life just seem to keep growing and expanding, interweaving into every …

Yoga Philosophy

Yoga

The Best Definition of Success

<i>To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a</i> …

52 Exercises: #20 Beach Walking and Mindfulness for Beginners

I’ve learned so much from this bout of depression but mainly I’ve learned that I know nothing. Today I’m notsure if I even have depression. Maybe the …