Krystal Alexander

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Ridding Happiness Contaminants 7: Procrastination

As many of you know, procrastination is very common. I think of the university professor who can’t bring herself to write the paper she needs to …

Income Tax

Cherry Blossom In Japan Photography

Une rivière jonchée de pétales roses, un héron s’abreuvant sous des nuages de fleurs ; Avril n’est-il pas la meilleure période pour dévoiler les …

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7 Ways Mindfulness Is the Key to Your Success At Work and Life

Everything in your life, including your work, your relationships, and your health is impacted by how you:<p>Focus<br>• Communicate<br>• Control your emotions<br>• Listen<br>• Maintain your energy level<br>• Make decisions<br>• Prioritize what's important<p>Think about it. Whatever role you're putting the most energy into right now, whether …

Mindfulness

Thanks to this brain-sensing meditation device, I'm calmer and sleeping great

I've tried lots of things: Giving up caffeine (that was hard!), giving up alcohol (even harder), and getting up at 5:30 a.m. to work out (brutally, insanely hard).<p>My latest trick has been easy, fun, and unbelievably effective: I've been using a brain-sensing device called Muse to meditate for 12 …

Meditation

Ganja Yoga Is the Cannabis-Fueled Workout of Dreams

It makes perfect sense to us that cannabis and yoga would work hand in hand—after all, what could be more relaxing than a little weed and a little …

Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co<p>People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who …

Mindfulness

Body & Soul Boot Camp: Yoga for a Clear Mind

Get centered and clear-headed with this 15-minute meditative yoga class<p>We're all stressed out at some point during the day—it's how we handle our …

If you want to start your own business, these online courses could help you get it off the ground

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr/Apps for EuropeBuilding a business in 2016 presents a whole new set of challenges that weren't present in previous generations. …

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If you struggle to meditate, try this

I was on vacation last week, and I spent a few days in Cape Cod. In March, it's a gray place. Most of the things that make it "the Cape" in the eyes of folks who visit in the summer — the warm weather, the clam shacks, the traffic — are absent. Rather than being a tourist paradise, it's just a …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

50 Sacred Destinations To Visit In Your Lifetime

From Asia to the Americas, here are some of the top religious and spiritual sites in the world.<p>What makes a place sacred?<p>Émile Durkheim, one of the founders of modern sociology, believed it was society. The collective conscience of a community comes together to touch certain mountains, trees, …

Archaeology

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

The 3 Most Efficient Ways to Maximize Your Happiness

<b>Most therapists’ first question to their patient:</b> “What do you want to accomplish in therapy?”<p><b>Most patients’ first answer:</b> “I just want to be …

Train Your Brain to Get Happy

It seems as though every few months another book is published that purports to have discovered the ultimate cure for an unhappy life. Some tout …

SoundCloud Removed Silent Song for Copyright Infringement

Many parents 'never talk about mental health' to children

<b>More than half of parents in England have never spoken to their children about stress, anxiety or depression, a survey has suggested.</b><p>A poll of more than 1,100 parents found that 55% had not spoken about the subject to their offspring.<p>Of those, 20% said they did not know how to address the issue.<p>The …

Mental Health

Meditation Helped Me Survive Death Row and 19 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment

Since I couldn't leave, I had to find a way to change the energy there.<p>I am a magician.<p>I don't pull rabbits out of hats, saw attractive young women in half, or wear a tuxedo. I practice magick, spelled with a "k" in order to differentiate it from slight of hand, and once upon a time I was sentenced …

The Power of Prayer and Meditation

A peace that surpasses all understanding . . .<p>‒Philippians 4:6-8<p>Considering what I'd been through, I would rather die than go back to the way I'd lived before; it had been sheer hell for me. But perhaps I'd had to experience hell to know peace. There had been no place where I could run to, nor any …

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