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Can meditation help prevent the effects of ageing?

Can meditation really slow down the effects of age? One Nobel Prize-winner is finding the scientific in the spiritual, writes Jo Marchant.<p>It’s seven in the morning on the beach in Santa Monica, California. The low sun glints off the waves and the clouds are still golden from the dawn. The view …

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Want To Live Longer? Here's What You Need To Eat

<i>Dr. Willcox will be speaking at the upcoming HuffPost Hawaii event "The Longevity Principle: Experts Share Hawaii's Secrets for Living Longer." Learn more about it here.</i><p>As a geriatrician, the vast majority of my time is spent treating people who suffer from the afflictions of old age. These are …

6 Simple Alterations to Become More Present | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you think about the day ahead, the deadlines, projects, meetings; while driving? Do you worry and stress over an email you sent days ago that …

Why Trying to Find Your Life’s Purpose Is a Waste of Time (and What to Do Instead) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Waiting to discover your purpose? That’s a stupid strategy.<p>Blogs, courses, and coaches all over the internet claim that we each have one perfect …

7 Positive Ways to Be More in Touch with Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

A lot of emphasis is put on the relationships we build with other people, but the only way to do that is to start a good relationship with …

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Spirituality: How To Nurture It

<b>WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY?</b><p>I like the way Rabbi Kaplan defines it. He says spirituality is "the progressive unlearning of the strange ideas about God you've been taught..."<p>If it is not obvious to you why I like this definition, that's only because this is likely the first blog of mine you've ever read. I …

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I Want To Become The Perfect “Self” That Will Never Fail At Anything

From the moment I press the snooze button in the morning to the time when I get to work and begin surfing the internet for articles to qualify my …

One Buddha Teaching That Will Tell You More About Yourself Than Anything Else

I'm in!<p>No-Self<p>In Buddhism one of the ‘Three Characteristics’ is No-Self (the other two are impermanence and suffering which are closely associated …

Friday Q & A How Is Yoga Different From Stretching or Other…

<b>Friday Q & A</b> How Is Yoga Different From Stretching or Other Kinds of Fitness?<p>Unlike stretching or fitness, #yoga is more than just physical postures. Patanjali's eight-fold path illustrates how the physical practice is just one aspect of yoga. Even within the physical practice, yoga is unique because we connect the movement of the body and the fluctuations of the mind to the rhythm of our breath. Connecting the mind, body, and breath helps us to direct our attention inward. Through this process …

Why Yoga Is So Much More Than Just Stretching

I live in the yoga hub of San Francisco, where it seems nearly everyone in the city is toting a mat and heading to their next vinyasa. Still, I am …

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