Mireille Obeid

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How a Short Meditation Can Prepare You for a Difficult Business Meeting

Have you ever sat in an important meeting and found that the other participants and your own brain are so full of negative emotions and conflicting thoughts that it's almost impossible to achieve anything useful? Would you like to develop your ability to focus, decrease anxiety and boost your …

Why filmmaker David Lynch says Transcendental Meditation is the secret to success

David Lynch says he hasn't missed a day of Transcendental Meditation since he started practicing it 43 years ago.<p>The director and writer behind the cult TV series "Twin Peaks" and movies including "Mulholland Drive" was in Los Angeles recently to lend support to Georgetown University School of …

Meditation

How to Release Painful Memories & Emotions Stored in Your Body

<b>“The cure for the pain is in the pain.” ~Rumi</b><p>Your body keeps a physical memory of all of your experiences.<p>You have lots of memories stored in your …

Self-help

5 Yoga Poses for Killer Abs

Peter Ardito<p>Yoga Poses for Abs: Fish Pose<p>This graceful-looking pose opens and stretches the chest and abdomen, while strengthening the lower abs and …

Remarkable, Rare Photographic Moments With Amazing Ocean Animals

Changing Planet<p>For more than 20 years now, we have spent well in excess of 3,000 days at sea, most of them in the company of great whites and other shark species. During all this time we also had the great fortune to have experienced many spectacular encounters with various forms of marine …

Can You Eat Your Back Pain Away?

A new book offers dietary solutions to the pain we all seem to have.<p>Anyone who works at a desk job knows back pain is inevitable. Sitting for long periods of time strains our shoulders, backs, and necks, and while standing and treadmill desks or yoga ball chairs have become popular solutions, it …

Pain

What Causes Love to Go Away?

Q<p>What does it take to sustain a happy and successful relationship/marriage?<p>A<p>Although the differences between men and women have been much emphasized, …

My Meditation Was in Analysis Paralysis Until...

I didn't need my spiritual advisor to keep telling me "you need to meditate." I <b>knew</b> that I needed to. Not only because life was well, in a word, challenging! It was also needed to focus and energize me as I searched for my life's purpose.<p>I read up on meditation techniques. I searched and searched …

Celebrate the Body In Its Most Sacred Form

Just last week, a video of beautiful Briohny Kate-Smyth was released by Equinox and became the subject of many complicated conversations surrounding …

The Purpose-Driven Life? No Thanks!

A lot of people these last few thousand years seem to be obsessed with something called "purpose" --especially with people having a purpose, actions having a purpose, life having a purpose.<p>Why does everyone care so much about having purpose?<p>Because the idea of purpose is part of the definition of …

5 Unusual Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

I'm in!<p>The way you spend your first hour of waking up will make or break the rest of your day. If you find yourself shuffling about in the morning, …

Find Lasting Fulfillment in Your Relationship

We all have a basic desire to feel love and cultivate relationships of all kinds, but above all, we hunger for a committed romantic relationship.<p>Feeling deeply in love with another person is an immediate, heart-opening experience. I believe <i>Synchronicity</i> is timed so perfectly that two people who are …

Lower Back Pain Eased by Simple Yoga Poses

Remember the days when we were able to sleep on a rock or a fluffy marshmallow mattress and wake up fresh and ready to play for the rest of the day? Childhood knew nothing about waking up with a strained lower back, because I forgot to put a pillow between my legs and stacked my legs wrong, further …

Einstein on Buddhism

Dear friends around the world, I came across this interesting article recently and thought that it’d be nice to share it on my blog. People would …

What Meditation Technique Is Right for Me?

<i>by Susi Amendola</i><p>We all have our unique differences, and it's important to celebrate those even when choosing a meditation technique. What works for one person may not work for another. We each have predispositions and lifestyle habits that make choosing a meditation technique an important process.<p>A …

Be the Light to the World

As I was doing walking meditation after sungazing in a monastery temple, I stopped when I reached its door to turn around and do another round of …

The Simple Way to Living A Mindful Life Today

<b>For a long time I didn't understand what mindfulness was.</b><p>I used to think that meditating was all about entering a blissful trance state. I used to think that mindfulness was all about making your mind totally silent. And whenever I was meditating I thought I was doing it wrong, because, well, I …

A glass of olive oil every day—the Mediterranean way to live longer

I felt nauseous and dizzy. My attempted one week of following the intensive olive oil diet was not going well. It was eight in the morning and on an empty stomach I had only finished half of the small glass of golden liquid specially chosen by my Spanish friends as the smoothest Albequina variety …

Daily Meditation: A Prayer For Self-Love

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a portion of a prayer for self-love, written by author don Miguel Ruiz. May …

How to Walk the Buddha’s 8-Fold Path to True Peace and Happiness

I’ve found that people are often surprised to hear that Buddhism is really about finding happiness.That the Buddha’s teachings aren’t about …

3 Quick and Simple Exercises to Prevent Back Pain

<b>I am a yoga teacher and I have back pain.</b> It is hard for me to admit it, but the truth is people from all sorts of athletic backgrounds can suffer …

4 Quick Things Successful People Do Before They Even Get Out of Bed | Inc.com

What do you do when you first wake up? It's an important question because what goes through your head those first few moments of the day can affect how you feel for the next 24 hours. And if your awakening routine is the same every day, it will affect how you feel all the time. It's well worth …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Yoga for cyclists can take some of the pain out of pedalling

Keeping a bicycle balanced and moving puts stresses and strains on the body that riders can prepare for, and recover from, with the right …

Sexual Healing With Yoga

What if you made ecstasy part of your daily spiritual practice? How would that change the richness and the quality of your life? If you want to reclaim your sexuality, and learn how to live on the ecstatic spectrum, do yoga. You don't need to learn 450 positions; that won't do it if you're numb. …

Understanding the ‘dark night of the soul’

When the world looked at the face of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, it saw pure, simple joy. Then, in 2007, 10 years after Blessed Teresa’s death, a …

Helen Keller's Kabbalistic Insight

"In the still, dark world in which I lived there was no strong sentiment or tenderness," remarked Helen Keller in the years before what she would subsequently describe as her "soul's sudden awakening." Around age five, she became aware of the fact that she was unable to communicate in the same …