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Mindfulness, la nueva cafeína de las empresas de Silicon Valley

La meditación ha llegado también a las oficinas -Google o Apple ya la practican-, y estos son sus (muchos) beneficios<p><i>Maria Estevez — @mariateam</i> — La …

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How the simple act of nature helps you de-stress

Research shows that ‘forest bathing,’ the practice of spending time in a wooded area is good for your mind, body and spirit.<p>If you’re anything like us, chances are you spend a lot more time inside — tapping away at a computer and hunched over your phone — than you do basking in the great outdoors. …

Hiking

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Mother trees recognize kin and send them "messages of wisdom"

More information continues to surface that trees may be far more connected than we thought. Forest ecologist Suzanne Simard of The University of …

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe …

Mindfulness

Meditators Have Younger Brains

We’ve long known that normal aging is accompanied by a decrease in brain size. This decrease in brain size is due to age-related loss of connective …

Mindfulness: Hospitals promoting calming techniques

If you haven’t noticed, mindfulness is having its “moment” today—just as yoga did 10 years ago.<p>In “The Hidden Price of Mindfulness Inc.,” David …

Mindfulness

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Quiet Time

In a recent interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein, journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates argued that serious thinkers and writers should get off Twitter.<p>It wasn’t a critique of the 140-character medium or even the quality of the social media discourse in the age of fake news.<p>It was a call to get beyond …

Meditation

Boost Your Immune System With Subconscious Mind Power

Did you know…that a <b>LOT</b> of people get <i>well</i> on their way to the doctor?<p>We have two different minds: the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. Some …

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Every now and then during the workweek—usually around three in the afternoon—a familiar ache begins to saturate my forehead and pool in my temples. …

The Brain

Holidays boost health for a month after returning...and even alter genes to enhance immune system

People suffering back-to-work-blues after their summer holiday should take heart after scientists found the benefits of a vacation are physical as well as psychological, and can last for a month after returning home.<p>Although previous studies have shown that getting away has a positive impact on …

Immune system may be pathway between nature and good health

Research has found evidence that spending time in nature provides protections against a startling range of diseases, including depression, diabetes, …

A Gift For You: Walk In The Woods Meditation

After decades of practicing meditation, four years of teaching happiness meditation classes and workshops, and now leading weekend retreats, I finally wrote my own guided meditation, <i>"A Walk in the Woods."</i> Being in nature makes us happy, but it isn't always possible to physically be outside drinking …

Forget Medicine—These 3 Essential Oils Will Keep You Healthy All Winter

From food to cleaning supplies, our world has taken a turn for the natural, and the health and wellness field is no exception. Case in point: The …

“Humans Are Primed to Love the Natural World, But We Still Have to Cultivate It.”

Interview: <b>Florence Williams</b>.<b>One of my happiness-project resolutions is to</b> “<b>Go outside.</b>” I get energy and mood boost from the light, the fresh air, …

Why You Need More Nature in Your Life

I’m a nature lover—there’s no doubt about it. Hiking is one of the great joys of my life and a surefire way to make me feel calmer and happier.But …

Time spent in “green” places linked with longer life in women

<i>I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.</i> <br>– John BurroughsCan we make humans healthier by growing healthier …

A psychiatrist explains that Mother Nature can change the way our brains work

More than 50% of the world lives in an urban setting, and that number is expected to increase to over 70% by 2050. As fun as city living can be, it …

Science Explains How Staying Near Water Can Change Our Brains

Vegetarianism has been around for a long time, finding favor with many people, including Pythagoras clear back around 580 B.C. It’s been presented as …

Nutrition

8 Tips for Dealing With the Loss of a Loved One

I am often asked by clients and friends how they can get over and heal from the loss or death of a loved one. My answer to them is always the same. You don't "get over" a loss, nor do you need to. You do want to, however, make room for it. You want to allow your heart to be big enough, …

Are you a head person or a heart person?

Imagine meeting a stranger and having a chance to learn what sort of person they are by asking just one question. You might try the obvious: “Are you …

The Path of Fearlessness

The more I work with people who are struggling with habits or life problems, the more I see how fears are holding us back.<p>Fears stop us from building …

Smart People are Happier Alone, Rest Need Others for their Happiness

• shares<p>The psychologists explain a lot of our behavior by linking it to how our ancestors, the early homo sapiens lived and how they adapted to the …

How Toxic Relationships Affect Your Health, According To Science

As a functional medicine practitioner my job is to get to the root cause of why people are experiencing health problems.<p>So much can be gained from …

health

Design Thinking: Empathy Maps

Empathy Maps help to rapidly put your team in the user’s shoes and align on pains and gains — whether at the beginning of a project or mid-stream …

How childhood trauma could affect your life expectancy, relationships and mental health

Childhood abuse can create long-lasting scars, damage our perception of the world and set our brains to self-destruct until we are well into our 50s, …

Social support tied to better breast cancer outcomes

Breast cancer survivors with good social support networks seem to live longer and to have a lower risk of their cancer returning, according to a new study.<p>In earlier research, the study's lead author had found that women with few social ties before a breast cancer diagnosis were at an increased …