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Put Down Your Phone: Why Presence Is the Best Gift You’ll Ever Give

<b>“When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>The only thing worse …

Practices From the Inside Out: What is So Great About Being Grateful?

November 10, 2017 by Greg Richardson<p><b>What is So Great About Being Grateful?</b><p>I hear a lot about being grateful, especially at this time of year. People …

This is what a brain injury feels like

As a science journalist, Elizabeth Lopatto had reported on the effects of brain injuries. But nothing prepared her for the experience of having one<p>I opened my eyes to see a clear blue sky and two men leaning over me to put a brace around my neck. I don’t know if I was already on the stretcher or if …

The Brain

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

Middle-class

In the future, your body won’t be buried... you’ll dissolve

The Resomator stands monolithic in the corner of a room in the bowels of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). It's as sterile as a …

Alex Rodriguez

9 ways to stop overthinking (so that you can start living)

You are one step away from feeling happy. Except that you think too much. Come to think of it – overthinking might be the reason that’s holding you …

How to Hide $400 Million

A few weeks after she realized her husband was finally leaving her, Sarah Pursglove flew down to the Bahamas to figure out how much money he really had. Like many women married to very wealthy men, she didn’t know much about the family accounts. Her husband, a Finnish entrepreneur named Robert …

Corruption

A new brain study sheds light on why it can be so hard to change someone's political beliefs

Why we react to inconvenient truths as if they were personal insults.<p>Albert Einstein was one of the most important physicists of all time. His scientific predictions have withstood 100 years of scientific challenges. His thinking fundamentally changed the way we understand the universe. Yet people …

The Brain

8 books that will change your life in 2017

And if your New Year's resolution isn't to read more ... well, have we got some recommendations that will make you change your resolution.<p>The following eight books will help you stop worrying, stop being tired, and stop feeling overwhelmed — and start excelling in your field, embracing life's …

On Stoicism and Not Giving a F*ck: An Interview with Mark Manson

I was at a small private dinner a few weeks ago and someone complained about being stressed and overworked. They asked for a book recommendation and …

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Psychology

How To Deal With A Narcissist: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …

The 7 Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?Research shows that being …

How To Get People To Like You: 7 Ways From An FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

6 Practical Ways to Practice Being Present

There are a lot of amazing benefits to being more present and mindful, but one of my favorites is this: you’re not missing the beauty and joy of the …

Co-Creating Community ~ The Role of Corporate Mindfulness

Elizabeth BishopAs much as we might resist the idea, society is the collective body with all of us. We are an integral element of society. It is …

How Mindfulness Can Save You Money

If you put someone in a brain scanner and give them something delicious—say, wine or chocolate—the reward centers of their brain light up. In other …

Personal Finance

4 Visualization Techniques That Can Propel Your Success

I strongly believe in the power of visualization. We must “see that image” in our mind before we ever venture forth to manifest it.<p>Jim Carrey is one of my favorite examples of this. The famous comedian and actor was once a “wannabe.” I remember seeing a highlight of his appearance on "The Oprah …

6 Rules Of Fat-loss

First things first. Losing fat is not the same as losing weight. No one want to lose muscles. What we want is to lose fat. However, losing fat is not …

It's a slow process, but quitting won't speed it up.

Take a deep breath. It's just a bad day, not...

Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles. It empties...

Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles. It empties today of its strength. – Corrie Ten Boom

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

When Mindfulness Hurts: Feeling Is the Key to Healing

<b>“You start watching your breath and all your problems are solved. It is not like that at all. You are working with the heart of your experiences,</b> …

Mindfulness

Meditation Makes Us More Aware Of Our Unconscious, Study Suggests

There’s just so much we aren’t aware of.<p>Imagine being in a dark room holding a flashlight. You can only see where you're pointing the light, and only what the light reaches. This room is your mind, and what the flashlight reveals is your limited awareness of it.<p>But a new study suggests that people …

5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work

Currently, a quarter of all employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The World Health Organization describes stress as the “global health epidemic of the 21st century.” Many of us now work in constantly …

Mindfulness