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7 Mindfulness Habits That Lead To 365 Days of Happiness

Adopt this mindful habits into your daily life, I believe you will be happy in the next 365 days.<p>1. Become Mindful in Your Everyday Life<p>To be mindful …

Practice the "Inner Smile"

One of the most well-known of Taoist neidan ( inner alchemy) practices is the "inner smile" - in which we smile inwardly to each of the major organs …

Research Suggests a Cure for Neuroticism

There’s no longer a psychological diagnosis of “neurotic,” but psychologists still investigate the personality trait of neuroticism. One of the five …

Psychology

Mindfulness and Meditation

Simple Habit is a Y Combinator-backed startup focused on mindfulness and meditation. This past May, Simple Habit raised $2.5 million from investors like New Enterprise Associates and Foundation Capital to fuel its mission to help people relieve stress and build healthier lives. Founded by Yunha …

Mindfulness

Don't Let Unpleasant Sensations Take Control Of Your Mind

Welcome back to <b>Mid-Week Meditations</b>, Lifehacker's weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve …

Seven Ways Not To Be A Resentful, Ungrateful, Entitled Turd

<i>“We always may be what we might have been.” ~ Adelaide Anne Procter</i><p><b>“I spend so much time and energy complaining and blaming – I mean, a lot of time and energy. It’s hard for me to imagine that it’s much fun for others to be around me. If anything does not go my way, I stew about it, find fault,</b> …

3 simple, daily practices for living a happy life, according to over 150 psychologists and experts

As Annie Dillard writes in her book "The Writing Life," "how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."<p>There's no short-cut to a happy life, but there are simple things we can do to help us get there.<p>"We have a choice in our lives, in our behavior, and in our thoughts, as to what we …

3 small things you can do to outsmart impatience - TODAY.com

Whether you find yourself surrounded by people who are constantly late, or those who are moving too slow on the highway, you are waiting … Waiting ... Waiting ... And waiting.<p>Waiting can cause great frustration which leads to stress and we all know a stressful day is not a very fun day.<p>If you would …

How Daily Meditation Can Help You Be a Better Mother

You’re a busy mom. You have a lot on your plate, from work to kids’ activities to family relationships. There are tantrums, meals to prepare, daily …

How to Overcome Stress by Seeing Other People’s Joy

One evening when I walked into a classroom to teach my Science of Stress course, I found a newspaper waiting for me on the lectern. A student had …

Happiness

4 Ways to Retrain Your Brain to Be Smarter, Happier, and Healthier | Inc.com

A lot of people may assume the secret to success and becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, or Richard Branson requires starting a specific productivity hack. But that is the furthest thing from the truth.<p>If you dig a little deeper, you'll learn that the commonality of the top leaders and …

Productivity

Five Zen Principles to Live By

Practical wisdom that instantly improves your life<p>I love practical advice that you can immediately apply to your life. And Zen, a school of Mahayana …

Meditation

The best mental strategies to power through pain

Your quads scream as you power uphill during a Tough Mudder. Your traps quiver in the last minute of today’s AMRAP. You deadlift to the point of …

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How to meditate: An athlete's guide to mindful meditation

We get it. You’re not into this whole “mindfulness” thing.<p>But know this: The mental wellness discipline, loosely defined as actively practicing …

10 Ways to Practice Mindfulness and Reduce Anxiety

Mindfulness meditation not only helps anxiety and stress, but actually changes the structure and function of the brain to make it healthier and work …

Mindfulness in Schools Can Provide a Lifeline for Teens

Stress, anxiety, drugs, murder, suicide—and teens. It’s the stuff of front-page news, viral YouTube videos, and TV dramas. Yet for Fiona Jensen in …

Mindfulness

Six Ways to Beat Childhood Trauma and Stop Self-Sabotage

[This is a follow up to "Six Ways Developmental Trauma Shapes Adult Identity."]<p><i>You will see light in the darkness <br>You will make some sense of this</i> …

Benefits Of Qigong

Taoist Yoga Meets Modern Science<p>The ancient practice of Qigong (life-force cultivation) – a form of Taoist Yoga – has numerous benefits. These …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress and Boost Performance

Mindfulness is the simple act of focusing all of your attention on the present. This requires you to observe your thoughts and feelings objectively, …

Buddhist Mindfulness Training & Qigong Practice

The Best of Both Worlds<p>A major theme in Buddhist Mindfulness practice is insight into impermanence (aniccha). There is a deep link between the …

7 Essential Habits of Highly Mindful People (That They Never Talk)

I think we can all agree that we want to be more mindful in our lives. Not only does practising mindfulness increase your sense of calm, but it can …

America's Got Talent standout dies in car crash at age 29

<i>America’s Got Talent</i> is mourning the loss of one of its own.<p>Standout contestant Dr. Brandon Rogers was involved in a car accident over the weekend …

Your Perfect-Fit Wedding Dress, According To Your Personality

Look inward for guidance, and wear your personality down the aisle.<p><i>For</i> BRIDES, by Hillary Hoffower.<p>For most brides, choosing the right wedding dress is the most important decision they make for the big day. The pressure is on to find a dream gown that fits with the venue and wedding theme while …

17 things you need to know before buying your wedding dress

From one bride to another.<p>First off, let’s get one thing straight, wedding dress shopping is NOT like in the movies, all fun and games and magical …

Weddings

5 Steps to Beat Your Nagging Thoughts (Even If They Are Sticky)

You're reading 5 Steps to Beat Your Nagging Thoughts (Even If They Are Sticky), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Self-help

So You Think You Can’t Meditate?

It happened sometime recently — maybe in the last six months, or a year — that everyone I know started meditating. Or at least they talked about the desire to meditate. Some used apps like Headspace; others just put on trippy music and zoned out. A few went to events put on by Medi Club, a kind of …

Meditation

10 steps to crafting morning and evening routines that work together to make you more productive

Keep it simple, make it fun, and back it up with a nighttime routine that's easy to follow!<p>Here are 10 quick and easy tips for starting your day with more energy: 7 to practice in the morning and 3 to practice at night.<p><b>Tips to practice in the morning</b><p><b>1. Make it super simple by waking up just 15</b> …