Andrea Higgins

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Awareness Through Movement

Shifting the Healing Paradigm from Pain Management to Self-Awareness

SMART INTENTIONS by Daniel Barrows

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult — all of the easy decisions have already been made at levels below you. On those days, you know you could be a much more effective leader if you could …

Mindfulness

How to Improve Your Mood and Mental Focus in 15-minutes

Body Knowledge for Teaching Body Mastery

Teaching

Embodied in Taiko

3 Days & 7 Ways to Improve Your Golf Swing with Body Awareness

Mom Turns Her 3-Year-Old's Drawings into Incredible Art

“As soon as she could grasp a crayon,” a toddler began collaborating with her artist mom.<p>Many parents hope their kids develop an interest in areas like debate, science or software design. But Canada-based painter Ruth Oosterman wanted her daughter Eve to love art as much as she did -- so much so …

Here's Proof Mindfulness Can Transform Your Life

Think of it as a workout for your mind.<p>The term "mindfulness" can scare people off. But the truth is, the practice could be your greatest superpower.<p>The basic premise of mindfulness is possessing an awareness of your thoughts, which, when you think about it, is a very useful tool. Next time you …

How mindfulness gave a boy peace and confidence

James Doty’s prospects were bleak, but then one summer he was taught a new, compassionate way to think<p>When I speak in my capacity as a professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University or as an entrepreneur with a company worth $1.3bn, there is an assumption that I had a privileged background, one …

Mindfulness

How to Save Your Soul: Willa Cather on Productivity vs. Creativity, Selling Out, and the Life-Changing Advice That Made Her a Writer

“It’s so foolish to live (which is always trouble enough) and not to save your soul. It’s so foolish to lose your real pleasures for the supposed pleasures of the chase — or the stock exchange.”<p>Recently, in listening to a dear and brilliant friend rationalize her choice to stay at a soul-sucking …

A Book 'Everyone Says' We Must Read. Especially Now: Viktor Frankl's Man's Search For Meaning

Hitler had already occupied Austria when Viktor Frankl, a young Viennese psychiatrist and writer, learned that the United States had approved his request to immigrate. His parents were overjoyed -- their son would escape the Nazis, go off to America and continue his brilliant work.<p>Frankl was …

Read Mark Zuckerberg’s Letter To His Newborn Daughter

In a note to their newly born daughter, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan pledged 99% of their Facebook shares to philanthropy.<p>On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced the birth of their first child, a daughter named Max. In a lengthy letter posted on …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Secrets of kindness from Matthieu Ricard, the 'world's happiest man'

If being kinder is a goal for you, Matthieu Ricard has some good news. Kindness leads directly to happiness, says the 69-year-old Buddhist monk.<p>Ricard, often called the “happiest man in the world," has undergone hours of MRI scans during which scientists found unusually high levels of upbeat …

Happiness

John Steinbeck on Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter of Advice to His Lovesick Teenage Son

Nobel laureate <b>John Steinbeck</b> (February 27, 1902–December 20, 1968) might be best-known as the author of <i>East of Eden</i>, <i>The Grapes of Wrath</i>, and <i>Of Mice and Men</i>, but he was also a prolific letter-writer. <b>Steinbeck: A Life in Letters</b> (<i>public library</i>) constructs an alternative biography of the iconic …

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”<p>What does love mean, exactly? We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who …

Nicole Krauss’s Beautiful Letter to Van Gogh on Fear, Bravery, and How to Break the Loop of Our Destructive Patterns

“Bravery is always more intelligent than fear, since it is built on the foundation of what one knows about oneself: the knowledge of one’s strength and capacity, of one’s passion.”<p><i>“Feeling helpless and confused in the face of random, unpatterned events, we seek to order them and, in so doing, gain</i> …

Aesthetics

Snow Day

Senior Citizens and the Feldenkrais Method

PRESENTATION OUTLINE<p>Mindfulness and Movement<p>A FELDENKRAIS METHOD® MODEL FOR CULTIVATING WELLBEING AND CONNECTION<p>Created by Andrea Higgins<br>Published by …

Paul Rodney Turner's Blog - Keep cursive writing alive and here is why - August 19, 2015 06:43

I've always been a fan of cursive writing and at age 18 I took a course in caligraphy. I was the youngest person in the class at the time, so even …

If Buddha Had A Smartphone

By Sang H. Kim<p><b>If Buddha had a smartphone ringing during meditation,</b><p>chances are, he would compassionately answer it, sit centered meditating …

Discourse on Happiness

This translation of the Discourse on Happiness has been prepared by Thich Nhat Hanh from the Mahamangala Sutta (Sutta Nipata 1) in Pali. It appears …

An Update on Thay’s Health: 8th September 2015

Official Announcement Plum Village, France September 8, 2015 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas worldwide, To …

A More Physical Form of Mindfulness

Support the news<p>How intelligence lives beyond the brain. In your body. Intelligence, in the flesh.<p>We know from our language that the body is deeply …

Mindfulness

Why Some People Are Left-Handed

An evolutionary parable of how the contradictory forces of competition and cooperation shaped human destiny.<p>Your two hands are radically different from the other — not only in the distinct microbial populations they carry but in their cultural baggage as well. The symbolism of the right hand as the …

Symbolism

Oliver Sacks on 9/11 and the Paradoxical Power of Music to Bring Solace by Making Room for Our Pain

“Music can pierce the heart directly; it needs no mediation.”<p>A science-storyteller like the late, great, sorely missed <b>Oliver Sacks</b> (July 9, 1933–August 30, 2015) comes about once a century, if we’re lucky. Throughout his long career as a working scientist who bewitched the popular imagination with …

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

Meditation by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

<b>The Three Jewels</b><p><b>Philosophy</b><p><b>Practice & Meditation</b><p><b>Problematic Emotions</b><p><b>Symbolism</b><p><b>Stories, Quotes & Fun</b><p><b>My Main Teachers</b><p><b>Resources</b><p>Tibetan Buddhism<p>A Taste of …