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Does the Buddha set Boundaries? {Illustrated!}

<i>**Author’s note: My favorite way to write blogs is in response to people’s questions. Here’s an important one from M. (Thank you M! ) You can send</i> …

What Is the Evidence to Support the Use of Therapeutic Gardens for the Elderly?

1. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: 2010 Revision [CD-ROM] NY: United …

Preventing and Treating Low Back Pain With Diet

Low back pain became one of the biggest problems for public health systems in the Western world during the second half of the 20th century. The …

Pain

Beat Stress With Our 30-Day Meditation Challenge

Allow me to let you in on a little secret: We'll <i>never</i> be totally rid of stress. And trying to live in pursuit of a stress-free state of mind will …

Meditation

Attachment and Non-Attachment: Attachment Theory and Buddhism

Copyright © 2009-2010 by Nobo Komagata (http://nobo.komagata.net/pub/Komagata09-Xtachment.html, http://nobo.komagata.net/pub/Komagata09-Xtachment.pdf)<p>…

Psychology

Brain Food: The Key to Mental and Cognitive Health Is Diet, Says Nutritional Psychiatry

<b>Drew Ramsey:</b> We know that brain health depends on proper nutrition. And so when we see people who have nutritional deficiencies, maybe, for example, …

Wellness

Coil + Crochet Scrap Fabric Rug DIY

Finally the tutorial you’ve all been waiting for! I’ve been working on this <b>coiled and crochet rug</b> slowly for months and months; now that it’s …

10 Reasons Why Happiness Is Eluding You

It seems like happiness is just beyond your grasp, no matter how hard you try to feel good. It may feel like a lot of people have this "happiness" …

Six O'Clock Solution: Quinoa shows its true colours in summer salad

Round off a grilled dinner menu with this healthy salad from the new cookbook Nourish (Whitecap, $29.95), a collection of 100 easy recipes that make …

12 Tips for Developing Greater Psychological Health

In the 11th edition (2015) of Kaplan and Sadock’s text, <i>Synopsis of Psychiatry</i>, six qualities are considered “mature defenses,” or qualities of a …

Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free

A guided tour of this pernicious prison of the psyche, honest and assuring in its honesty.<p>Kierkegaard called anxiety “the dizziness of freedom” and believed that it serves to power rather than hinder creativity. For Darwin, it was a paralyzing lifelong struggle — he accomplished his breakthroughs …

Stop Eating So Much and Start Getting Results… No This Isn’t Promoting Eating Disorders

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>Biohacking Entrepreneur.</i><p>If you aren’t a caveman, it’s highly likely you eat 3 meals a day plus some munchies here and there. …

Depression: Low Mood Is Just The Beginning

It's one of those words that gets thrown around a lot, and we all think we know what it is to be depressed, but do we really? Unless we've been there ourselves or had specialist training, then it's hard to know what a full-on clinical depression is -- but one thing it's not is simply feeling a bit …

21 Easy Ways to Create a Calm Mind (Without Meditating)

<b>“Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.” ~Remez Sasson</b><p>While juggling a full-time job and my writing, I …

A bowl of oatmeal a day could be the secret to a longer and healthier life, say scientists

A large bowl of oatmeal each day could protect against death from cancer, the biggest ever analysis of the benefits of whole grains has shown.<p>Oats …

This Embroidery Class Will Have You Thinking Outside the Hoop

In the era of Champagne gummy bears and coloring book wine labels, it seems like every day we’re uncovering new ways to enjoy more of our favorites at once. Ready for your next favorite two-in-one hobby? Two words: embroidered typography.<p>Kristen Gula of Gulush Threads returns this week to teach her …

7 Benefits of Speed Walking

What are the effects of speedwalking compared with just strolling? You may have simply been walking at what felt like a natural pace. But then you go …

Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken #Recipe

Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken #Recipe<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 pounds), chopped into bite size pieces<br>2 …

30-Minute Park Walk to Reduce Stress and Boost Mood

Walking in a park can reduce stress and boost your mood far more than walking the sidewalks in an urban setting. Add this 30-minute park walk to your …

Small Spaces

Better is Not Good Enough: Wellness is the Goal

If you asked any one of us, we would say that top on our list of what we want is to feel better. But what is “better”? To most it means that the …

A Fascinating Theory Stating That All Mental Illness Is Connected Through What Captures Our Attention

A new video from The Atlantic provides animation for an interesting interview with David Kessler, the former Commissioner of the Food and Drug …

Veg Fest 2016, Vancouver’s Largest Vegetarian Festival

Announcements<p>With the rising number of vegetarian and vegan eaters in Vancouver, it’s exciting to hear that our city will once again host a Veg Expo …

Western Canada

How to Create a One-Year Marketing Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Robert W. Bly's book The Marketing Plan Handbook</i><i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>When planning out your business's marketing strategies, remember that a lot can change in a few years, so …

57 Small Things to Do for Yourself This Coming Year

<i>Day 28 of 30 Days of Thoughtful Giving: start something small.</i><p>Raise your hand if you're already worried about drifting from your new year's resolution.<p>The thing with resolutions is that they can be <i>so</i> huge (Run a marathon! Learn to cook! Travel more!) that they can be hard to keep them, let alone …

Farmers Market

Creamy Strawberry Crepes Recipe

"This recipe has been a family favorite for over 30 years! These crepes are delicious and very rich! Be sure you have at least 1 hour to prepare, …

It’s the year of the lentil! Here are delicious ways to celebrate

The U.N. has named 2016 the International Year of Pulses like lentils, beans, peas, and chickpeas. The initiative is celebrating the fact that beans …

Vegan

PLEASE READ: Your Email Habits Are Ruining Your Life

Help us help you.<p><i>This story is part of our month-long “Work Well” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace -- staying healthy and free of anxiety even in the midst of difficult work conditions. The series presents creative solutions you can use to take care of yourself as you take</i> …

Feeling Overwhelmed? Three Tips For Dealing With The Stress Of Being An Entrepreneur

It’s cliché to say that entrepreneurs wear many hats, but there’s no escaping truth. Entrepreneurs and business leaders have to balance the needs of business strategy and business execution alongside family and their personal needs. With so many aspects of life demanding equal attention, it’s easy …

Entrepreneurship

The 7-Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …