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5 Breathing Exercises To Relax Your Mind

It might not sound very important, but learning how to utilise our breath is essential to the health of our body and mind. Think about it: we take …

Daily Meditation: Let Go

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 passage from the Tao Te Ching. The reading reminds us to let go, stop …

Interview: Adorable Foxes Captured in Zen-Like State of Bliss

For years, we've been enamored with Dutch photographer Roeselien Raimond's beautiful portraits of foxes. She has a knack for capturing them at just the right moment, showcasing their adorable looks as they go about their daily activities, including traipsing in the snow, wading through a pond, and …

Does Your Bright Side Have a Dark Side?

Psychopathy and related traits lead some people to rate highly on the "Dark Triad" of personality, according to research on the “Dirty Dozen” scale. …

Using Subtle Energy To Be Creative

In an article, <b>Suzanne Falter-Barns</b> quotes <b>Deepak Chopra</b>: <i>“Creativity is ultimately sexual – I’m sorry — but it is!”</i><p>Falter-Barns comments, <i>“I couldn’t</i> …

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10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

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A More Physical Form of Mindfulness

Support the news<p>How intelligence lives beyond the brain. In your body. Intelligence, in the flesh.<p>We know from our language that the body is deeply …

Drug Free Depression Treatments

A recent investigation conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health showed that on thirty percent of the patients who were severely depressed …

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‘Mindfulness’ Messes With Your Memory

If Oprah practices mindfulness, it must be a good thing—right? But new science disagrees.<p>Mindfulness—that buzzword that means, “focusing on emotions …

What is mindfulness and what can it do for you?

<b>14 September 2015</b> -<p>A word that simply means awareness. It’s direct, intuitive knowing of what you are doing while you are doing it. It’s knowing …

Mindfulness

I Tried It: How I Convinced My Brain to Shut Up with Meditation

A beginner's journey toward mindful living.<p>By ·<p>Yoga instructor and life coach Jennifer Schelter leads a meditation session | Photograph by Gene …

How Meditation Can Help Anxiety

Fear is a negative emotion unless you are facing an actual threat and need to fight or flee. The usefulness of fear is minimal in daily life, particularly in the form of anxiety. Stressful events can produce short-term anxiety in almost everyone, which disappears after the event. But for an …

Daily Meditation: Dive Into The Unknown

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 song by American singer Mia Doi Todd. The haunting "Luna Lune" explores …

How Not to Be a Slave to Your Brain: Mindfulness for Mental Health

<i>Big Think and the Mental Health Channel are proud to present Big Thinkers on Mental Health, a new series dedicated to open discussion of anxiety,</i> …

5 Powerful Ways Mindfulness Meditation Will Change Your Life

Years ago, I bought a book on a whim. Little did I know that it would completely transform my life and lead me on the path I tread today.That book …

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Why Mindfulness Is Overrated

Mindfulness has its upsides, but the human brain isn’t wired to be so attentive all the time.<p>The shower might be the most creative place on Earth. Every day, people stop mid-rinse, struck by a sudden burst of creativity. Yet the idea of “aha!” moments stands in stark contrast to the current …

Mindful Parenting for ADHD

Your child has ADHD. He impulsively acts out; he struggles in school; he seemingly won't settle down for even one second after you walk in the door to let you catch your breath. A visceral hook grabs hold, and you do the same old thing you've always done: you yell, you retreat, you set another …

Can Mindfulness Help Patients Stick To Lifestyle Changes?

Changes to diet and exercise can have a big impact on health. But sticking with a new regimen can be tough. Scientists are wondering whether a …

Donna Karan & Jack Kornfield: The Intersection of Mindfulness

Donna Karan & Jack Kornfield: The Intersection of Mindfulness<p>Register Now<p>Donna Karan, Jack Kornfield Ph.D.<p>Donna Karan & Jack Kornfield: The …

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The 30-Second Mindfulness Practice That'll Change Your Life

After a day of teaching mindfulness to elementary school students, it dawned on me that most adults probably don't know the simple tools I'm sharing …

Mindfulness

Second Day of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Dialogue on Growing Wisdom, Changing People

Cambridge, England 17 September 2015<p>A bright sun shone in a clear blue sky as His Holiness the Dalai Lama took the short drive to Cripps Court today. …

Daily Meditation: Consumed In Grace

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 poem by Christian mystic St. Catherine of Siena. "Consumed in Grace" …

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Daily Meditation: Only Breath

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 poem by 13th century mystic Jalal al-Din Rumi. "Only Breath" reminds us …