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Authentic Zen Meditation Every Saturday at 9am - Chappaqua, NY Patch

In these hectic times, there is no better time to learn about the peace available through Zen meditation.<p>Yorktown Zen meets every Saturday at 9am …

Meditation

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

Motivation

Neuroscience shows listening to music has kind of the same effect as meditation

What do the Dalai Lama and a bass-music fanatic getting low at 3am at Burning Man have in common?<p>A surprising amount, actually.<p>From mood enhancement and relaxation to full-blown oneness with the cosmos, music has the ability to powerfully shift our state of mind. Meditation is not that different. …

Meditation

Where to Find the World's Most Beautiful Pink Sand Beaches

Forget sugar-white or golden stretches of sand. Travelers seeking rare, unusual destinations can't get enough of pink sand beaches.<p>Often formed by …

How To Tame Your Anxious Mind

Our humanness dictates our varied perceptions, evaluations, judgments, and expectations. These develop over time based on our physiology, history, …

Mindfulness

World's 50 Best Beaches include three in Hawaii

Three little-known gems among Hawaii's beaches — Maui's Honokalani Beach, Kauai's Tunnels Beach and Oahu's Lanikai Beach — ranked among the World's 50 Best Beaches compiled by FlightNetwork.<p>More than 600 travel experts polled by the Canadian travel company placed Honokalani Beach at No. 28, Tunnels …

9 Ways to Calm Your Anxious Mind

Anxious thoughts can overwhelm you, making it difficult to make decisions and take action to deal with whatever issue bothers you. Anxiety can also …

Best Beaches In The World: Kondoi Beach, Taketomi Island

Only 75 miles off the coast of Taiwan, is the island of Ishigaki and few visitors to Japan make it this far out, despite a direct flight from Tokyo. …

32 Of The Absolute Best Products On Amazon — Because 5,000+ Reviewers Can't Be Wrong

For better or for worse, Amazon has some of the most brutally honest reviewers on the internet. If there's something to be said about an item, …

Gardening 101: Scented Geranium

Scented Geranium, <i>Pelargonium</i>: “Scented Sentinel”<p>If I had to list my top favorite things that I love about plants, fragrance would be number one. I am …

Plants

Listening to Anxiety

Jane* is a 30-year-old woman with anxiety. She says she wants the thoughts to “go away” and she would prefer to not take medications. She’s tried a …

The surprising beauty benefits of orchids

<p>Rose, jasmine, violet and lily are often incorporated into beauty products. While orchids don't tend to have a distinctive fragrance, these stunning …

A Better Way To Deal With The Negative Thoughts In Our Heads

If you’re familiar with contemporary definitions of mindfulness, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of not getting too attached to our thoughts, but letting them arise and subside of their own accord, like clouds. Our job is just to witness them, non-judgmentally, and let them fade …

Mindfulness

What I've Learned (and Unlearned) About 'French Girl Style' From 11 Years in Paris

I felt my husband’s eyes on me as I walked into the dining room for our ninth anniversary celebration dinner, in a way he hadn’t looked at me in years past. I sat before him, comfortable in a breezy Sézane dress with camel-colored sandals (also Sézane), a straw basket bag from Jamini, and a denim …

Lavender fields in and around London

Colourful crops of lavender will reach full bloom this month, spilling out their beautiful aroma in and around London. There are plenty of …

Roses: ‘This is the best time for gazing, sniffing and falling in love with them’

Everyone has known a rose. Perhaps your nana grew one from which she would snip the odd blowsy bloom to place in a little vase on the windowsill above her sink, or your landlord’s slack garden maintenance meant mornings dodging wet droplets hanging from sodden flowers along a rainy garden path. …

Gardening

This Buddhist Parable Can Ease Your Suffering During a Crisis

A breakup or divorce, the death of a loved one, being diagnosed with a serious illness, or losing your job, all of these crises can cause tremendous …

15 Soothing Mindfulness Quotes That Will Calm Your Anxious Feelings

Anxiety is becoming a big problem for people in America. According to most recent estimates, anxiety Disorders affect 18.1 percent of adults in the …

Beg! Sit! Fetch! How to successfully train your cat

Who on earth trains cats? Trained lions and tigers used to be a staple of circuses, until public opinion turned against them. But why would anyone want to train their pet cat, except to show off to their friends? There is, in fact, a serious purpose: training can improve not just your relationship …

Equality

During a lecture while I was interpreting for the Dalai Lama, he said in what seemed to me to be broken English, “Kindness is society.” I wasn’t …

Happiness

Cannabis and Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans Offer the Right Kind of Caffeine Buzz

The amount of caffeine in a single espresso bean is actually relatively small, especially for someone who’s no stranger to pulling all-nighters. Each …

Develop A Mind Like Sky With Attention and Awareness - Lion's Roar

Meditation teacher Jack Kornfield explains the why and how of developing wise attention, or open awareness.<p>Photo by Dominik Schröder.<p>Meditation comes …

Undivided Mind: Integrating Our Lay Buddhist Practice

Over the last half-century, Buddhist practices in the West have grown in popularity. Mindfulness has become associated with stress reduction, …

Spirituality

The Two Tiers of Buddhist Loving-Kindness Practice

Spend some time in any Buddhist setting anywhere and you will quickly recognize a predictable cultural norm: Kindness. This kindness, a conscious inclination of the mind and heart, is the outer manifestation of a core inner ideal: Buddhism elevates loving-kindness (often called <i>metta</i>, from the Pali …

Enchanting Necklaces Preserve Whole Flowers in Their Pendants

Artist Paula Schiau (of Resity) crafts jewelry that looks as though it belongs in a fairy tale. Using handpicked, dried flower buds evoking a sense of romance, the designer encapsulates these natural creations in polished resin or in delicate glass vials that hang from various chains. Perhaps the …

Crock Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili {Paleo}

<i>Crock Pot Paleo Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili! This chipotle Chili recipe is healthy but hearty, and has a kick of spice! Made with simple ingredients</i> …

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …