Melissa George

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The Power of Solitude

Most of us are afraid to be alone.I’m talkin’ no cell phone, no Wi-Fi alone. When was the last time you were by yourself and didn’t try to sweeten, …

Mindfulness

Three Ways Acceptance Helps You Work with Difficult Emotions

People often stumble over the concept of acceptance as an approach for dealing with difficult emotions and mind states. In mindfulness-based …

Mindfulness

Making Room For Desire: Meet Longing with Radical Acceptance

I looked around the hall at all the other meditators, sitting so quietly, with such dignity. Suffering arises from getting caught up in stories and …

Meditation

The Non-use of Intoxicants

Typically, the first things that come to mind when we encounter the fifth Zen precept are drugs and alcohol, particularly alcohol, which in excess …

Spirituality
Empathy
Mindfulness
Mindfulness

Nine Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind [Infographic]

Picture this: You're slouched in a meeting, supposedly paying attention, but your mind has wandered off, churning out various to-do lists, thinking …

Mindfulness

Marijuana Really Could Help People Recovering from Alcohol or Drug Addiction

Scientists found CBD helped cure rats of alcohol and drug dependencies.<p>You've probably heard that marijuana is being used as a treatment for everything from concussions to epilepsy to really killer hangovers. Now, new research on CBD, the compound in cannabis that doesn't make you high, indicates …

Cannabis

15 Ways to Get Someone Out of Your Head

7. Don't waste all of your time trying to figure someone else out.<p>Have you ever found that you just can’t stop thinking about someone—what they did …

Mindfulness

Nothing to (Im)prove

It’s March, and that means Meditation Month is back! Our annual challenge to sit every day until March 31 is a great opportunity to reinvigorate your …

Meditation

The Joy of Letting Go: Spring Cleaning Inside and Out

Before entering the monastery I was never one to put energy into housekeeping. But I’ve learned that when I have time to clean, and especially when I …

Meditation

Could it be your gut keeping you awake at night?

An increasing number of scientists are waking up to the idea of a link between the digestive system and problems with sleep<p>When we lie awake at night, unable to sleep, we usually blame stress, depression, anxiety, adrenaline or the memory of something stupid we said in 2003. But what if our guts …

Wellness

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve

This <i>Psychology Today</i> blog post is phase one of a nine-part series called "<i>The Vagus Nerve Survival Guide."</i> The nine vagal maneuvers featured in each …

Yoga

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you learn to recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, …

Self-help

Tame Bad Habits with This 10-Minute Mindfulness Practice

<i>This guided meditation was recorded live at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School</i>• <b>First, find a comfortable</b> …

Mindfulness

A Connection Practice for Feelings of Isolation

We often want to extinguish feelings of panic. But when we turn toward the physical sensations and thoughts panic evokes—acknowledging and letting …

Mindfulness

Yoga for a Younger Face

“I worked with one woman for six weeks, and her daughter thought she’d gotten a facelift,” says Gary Sikorski, certified facial-exercise instructor …

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book <i>The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1</i>, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p>Your attention determines the experiences …

Time Management

How Mindfulness Works to Break Bad Habits

Graphic by Heather JonesThis graphic was adapted from the April 2018 issue of Mindful magazine Tame Bad Habits with This 10-Minute Mindfulness …

Mindfulness
Mindfulness

The Lucky Dark

It’s March, and that means <b>Meditation Month</b> is back! Our annual challenge to sit every day until March 31 is a great opportunity to reinvigorate your …

What to Do When You Feel Stuck in Negative Emotions

We’ve all been there: A strong emotion like anger or fear sucks us in and suddenly we can’t seem to control the things we say or do, hurting …

Self-help

People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think

A philosopher explains why addiction isn’t a moral failure.<p>The American opioid epidemic claimed 42,300 lives in 2016 alone. While the public policy challenge is daunting, the problem isn’t that we lack any effective treatment options. The data shows that we could save many lives by expanding …

Happiness Cannot Be Pursued

<i>“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”</i> ~Paramahansa Yogananda<p><b>For over 200</b> …

Food and Feelings | The Neuropsychotherapist - The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy

Food and Feelings: Nutrition and Mental Health<p><b>Duane Law</b><p>doi: 10.12744/tnpt(4)076-083<p>Not all that long ago, the conventional wisdom was that nutrition …

This is how to “work smarter not harder”: 3 secrets from research

“Work smarter, not harder.” Sounds good. But how do you actually do that?<p><i>*crickets*</i><p>Well, luckily someone finally took up the challenge of finding a …

Rhythm of Breathing Affects Memory and Fear

<i>Summary: A new study reports the rhythm of your breathing can influence neural activity that enhances memory recall and emotional judgement.</i><p>Source: …

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain