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Finding Peace in the Middle of a Storm

When life gets really messy and it's hard to see beyond the clouds, where the sun may not permeate and there are more dark days than light days, what can you do to find peace?<p>I have developed many practices that I lean into now: the practice of yoga, Shambhala meditation (shamatha practice), …

6 Simple Tips to Be More Mindful in Everyday Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As a psychiatrist and meditation practitioner, I work with many people who have heard of the benefits of meditation, and want to commit to a daily …


The sound of silence

In today’s busy world it’s very rare that we get to experience moments of silence. Thanks to our smartphones and tablets, we can text, email, talk, …

The Wandering Mind

In a stunning study, it was revealed that our minds are unfocused a staggering 47 percent of the time. That means that on average, we spend half of …

Why We Don’t Always Get What We Want

<b>“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~Dalai Lama</b><p>It’s probably happened to you. In all likelihood, it …


Happiness or Peace?

Julie Umpleby, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>“<i>Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself.</i>” Samuel Levenson<p>“<i>Seek not happiness too greedily,</i> …