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Got an Important Decision to Make? Dim the Lights

A new study suggests that if you have an important decision to make, it may help to dim the lights first to turn down the emotional intensity.<p>That …

The Brain Exercise That Boosts Creativity

Making this simple and short exercise a part of your daily routine will help you and your business.<p>Many corporations use meditation to help employees bring new ideas to the table--Shell Oil, Google, General Mills to name a few. I think it's also important for entrepreneurs to make meditation part …

Meditation

Laughter, the best meditative medicine

Want the potential mental and physical health benefits of meditation without the work of chasing away all those intrusive thoughts and feelings? Try laughing, a study suggests.<p>Laughter — the real kind, associated with genuine joy and mirth — sets off brain wave patterns quite similar to those …

Why we will come to see mindfulness as mandatory | Madeleine Bunting

This increasingly popular tool for calming the mind, once seen as a New Age fad, could play a role in hospitals and schools<p>Mindfulness is selling millions of books and apps, it appears on the front cover of Time magazine, pops up in the Financial Times and is used by all kinds of people from …

The Mind Of God

Throughout our Universe is a Presence that we ignore. We unconsciously live and create our days without even embarking on the thought of the magnificence and power that lives in and through this beautiful world. The breeze, we take for granted. The oceans, the land, the people, plants and …

What Our Recent Obsession With Mindfulness Really Means

Mindfulness has become a buzzword in business media, but is the co-opted Eastern philosophy just for the power players of Silicon Valley? We take a look at its origins and evolution.<p>If you’ve been paying attention in the last few years, you’ve likely seen the word mindfulness pop up more …

Mindfulness

Funny or Die

How your sense of humor can improve your health, get you pregnant, and even save your life<p>Laughter is the best medicine, or so the cliché goes. Actually, given the choice between laughter and, say, penicillin or chemotherapy, you’re probably better off choosing one of the latter. Still, a great …

How Thinking About Death Can Help You Live and Lead Better

Visualizing the end can help remove obstacles in your present.<p>There's no conversation stopper quite like death. As life's ultimate punctuation mark, it remains a taboo subject in most circles. So how is thinking about death good for your business?<p>I've just finished reading <i>The Hard Thing About Hard</i> …

Ben Horowitz

Escape earthly sorrows in this otherworldly animated short

In our most difficult moments, sometimes we just want to get to another place. That's certainly the case for the protagonist of the wonderful little animated short "A Rather Lovely Thing." Love, loss, and sorrow take him on a memorable trip to space and beyond for a little soul searching. He's …

How To Tell If You're Following Your Calling Or Just Feeding Your Ego

We all want to find our passions. We all want to do work that engages us and makes us happy.<p>The trick, of course, is figuring out whether what we're doing is genuinely fulfilling... or serves to feed a need, fill a hole, or just promote the greater glory of us.<p>Sometimes figuring out the difference …

Mindfulness Meditation Benefits More Than The Mind

I can see clearly now, my sunk-cost bias is gone.<p>Meditation has long been known for its mental health benefits, but new research shows that just a …

"How Meditation Made Me Less Bitchy"

I’ve always been more bitchy than blessed, more frozen yogurt than yoga. I’ve scoffed at the people who are able to navigate the Namasté lifestyle. I …

How Practicing Gratitude Can Turn Your Whole Day Around

I was talking with a friend recently and she was venting about a problem. She said she’s been working on putting the situation into perspective as a …

Nostalgia: Why it is good for you

The past is not just a foreign country, but also one we are all exiled from. Like all exiles, we sometimes long to return. That longing is called nostalgia.<p>Whether it is triggered by a photograph, a first kiss or a treasured possession, nostalgia evokes a particular sense of time or place. We all …

Self-Forgiving Important First Step to Healing

Forgiving ourselves for hurting another is easier if we take responsibility and make peace with our inner self.<p>Researchers say that giving our inner …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

Study: An Intellectual Life Could Protect Against Dementia

Even for people with less education, mental activity in mid and late life gave them at least three years of protection against cognitive impairment.<p>As America ages, the specter of cognitive decline looms. In a 2012 AARP membership survey, 87 percent of respondents said they were extremely or very …

5 Reasons You Should Let Your Mind Wander

When we were kids, we viewed the world as a blank canvas. One day we were teachers, the next day we were chefs, and by the end of the week we were firefighters. Back then, we had a limitless imagination; but as time went by, many of us transformed into adults whose heads are more grounded in …

Sanjay Gupta Shares 4 Ways To Strengthen Your Memory

By Sanjay Gupta, MD<p>When I was younger, I had little trouble rattling off lots of information—phone numbers, names, random facts—but these days, remembering anything with that level of detail seems a lot harder. It's easy to blame a forgetful mind on aging. The real culprit, however, may be a kind …

6 Powerful Psychological Effects That Explain How Our Brains Tick

9 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Understanding the psychology behind the way we tick might help us to tick even better.<p>Many studies and much research has been invested into the how and why behind our everyday actions and interactions. The results are revealing. If you are looking …

Psychology

It's Good to Feel Stupid: 5 Thoughts on Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I was lifting with the owner of my gym. She was doing clean and jerks. I was squatting.<p>In between sets, I asked if she had ever competed in an Olympic weightlifting meet. “You should do one. They are a lot of fun and you’re …

Self-improvement

This Video About Worry Will Really Make You Think

"Can you allow your mind to be quiet?"<p>British philosopher Alan Watts poses the question in his speech on worry, which he describes as "a mind in the grip of vicious circles." Tragedy & Hope wonderfully illustrates the cycle of worry in the video above, layering visual elements with Watts' original …