Stacey Guenther

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The Science of How Your Mind-Wandering Is Robbing You of Happiness

<i>“The main thing is to get what little happiness there is out of life in this wartorn world,”</i> Clare Boothe Luce advised her young daughter, <i>“because ‘these are the good old days’ now.”</i> And yet most of us are conditioned to escape into the past, into the future, into our to-do lists — to wander off …

Breaking Free From the Tyranny of Thought: Stop Feeding Your Mind and It Will Stop Biting You

Anyone who has ever practiced mindfulness knows that there is something akin to a wild animal living inside each of us. We call that wild animal "mind." If you stop for just a minute, right now, and pay attention to what your mind is telling you, I am certain that you will hear all sorts of …

The Many Benefits of Mindfulness

If asked to explain the value of mindfulness, you may want to consider the following question: Can you sit for one minute and completely quiet your mind? Can you do this without feeling like you're coming out of your skin? When Dr. Donna Rockwell first became interested in mindfulness, she …

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Taking the Steps From Mindfulness to Heartfulness and Our True Ground of Being!

Mindfulness brings our attention to this moment. Mindfulness invites us to be extremely present. Here we find more choices in what we think, say, and want to do. Mindfulness invites us to take responsibility. How we think is how life reflects back to us, rich or poor, lonely or in love, doors …

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Mindfulness Meditation Benefits: 20 Reasons Why It's Good For Your Mental And Physical Health

Oh mindfulness meditation, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.<p>Even though the academic research on mindfulness meditation isn't as robust as, say, nutrition or exercise, there <i>is</i> a reason why it's been around for literally thousands of years. And we're starting to get a better understanding …

Quick Tips to Bring Mindfulness Into Your Busy Day

I recently completed a mindfulness-training course for the parents at an elementary school in Akron, Ohio. The majority of our time was spent learning and experiencing mindfulness meditation -- which is the core of this practice.<p>There was one mother in the group who expanded my appreciation for …

Is Your Mind Talking About You Behind Your Back?

Is your mind your friend? That depends. Would your friend constantly remind you that for all its relative brevity life is still full of suffering, …

Nurturing a Flexible Mind

Along with the billions around the globe, I suffer from the daily grind of life, the challenges of leading others, and coping with a constantly changing world. My affinity with mindful living is not grounded in any kind of scientific research -- rather from my roots in Eastern philosophy and …

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5 Tips From Warren Buffett on Mindfulness

Ready to begin living, right now, the way you dream about doing in some far-off, distant future?<p>As that keen observer of human nature, Warren Buffet, says, <i>There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you</i> …

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Mindfulness-Based Therapies May Help Ease Stress Of Cancer Treatment

The word "cancer" alone can trigger a stress response, and for those undergoing cancer treatment, the experience can easily be the most stressful they ever endure. After all, research has shown that roughly half of people with advanced or terminal cancer struggle with mental health conditions …

Teens Get More Than Higher Test Scores With Mindfulness Training

A study out of the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) recently came out that showed how a two-week mindfulness training improved students GRE reading-comprehension scores and working memory, while reducing mind wandering among students prone to distraction. Of course, this story went …

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Dalai Lama 'Culture Of Compassion' Talk: Key To Good Health Is 'Peace Of Mind' (VIDEO)

Good nutrition and exercise may be important, but the secret to good health and long life is all in your head, according to the Dalai Lama.<p>After participating in a Peace Walk at the Peace Bridge in Derry, Northern Ireland on April 18, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, gave a talk at the "Culture …

Free Your Mind (And Your Body Will Follow)

I just returned from spending a weekend with my friend Peter Ragnar at his farm in Kentucky. Peter is a modern-day Shaman, Taoist wizard, natural life scientist, and "self-master" par excellence. He claims to be a senior citizen, but refuses to give away his age because he "doesn't believe in …

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How to Control Your Thoughts and Become the Master of Your Mind

Your mind and thoughts affect your perception and interpretation of reality. Choose to be the person who is actively, consciously thinking your …

8 Mindful Strategies to Release the Need to Control

A few years ago, in my capacity as a mindfulness-based business coach I was brought into a record company to help resolve a crisis that was plaguing the marketing team. I asked to sit in on their strategy meeting and, within minutes, noticed that they were all fighting for control of the situation. …

Improve Your Mind: 5 Healthy Habits You Should Be Doing Daily

We do not think about our brains enough. We think about things like eating foods that are gentle on our digestive tract or exercising to keep our …

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Why You Should Listen To Your Unconscious Mind - And What It Can Tell You

<b>What Gesture Is Good For</b><p>A useful way to think about gestures is as an early warning system for intent, emotion, and mood. We gesture because our unconscious minds push us to do so with an emotion, an intent, or a desire that our conscious minds are not aware of until after the gesture has started. …

Feed Your Brain, Feed Your Life: The Science of Everyday Mindfulness

Practicing "mindfulness" may seem like an abstract or unfamiliar concept, but that's because it is a word used to encapsulate what actually represents a way of living life. We spend a lot of our time lost in distraction, doing one thing while thinking of another, and acting reflexively or out of …

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Running shows the mind who's boss

The horror of the Boston Marathon bombings in which three people lost their lives, and many more sustained life-changing injuries, has focused …

Sometimes You Have To Stop Everything And Watch Cats Skydiving to an R. Kelly Song

Swedish insurance company Folksam took the customer-centric approach of responding to a client who insures her cat with an ad dedicated just to her. …

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Mindfulness Could Help Ease War-Related PTSD Symptoms, Study Finds

Mindfulness meditation could help ease post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms among war veterans, according to a new study.<p>The research, published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, shows that going through an eight-week mindfulness-based cognitive therapy treatment program is associated with …

Bringing Mindfulness for Teens Into the Wilderness

<i>This summer the organization I work with, Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, will take teens into the wilderness for a mindfulness-based backpacking trip. We will take teens deep into Emigrant Wilderness, Calif. (just north of Yosemite). We will practice mediation during the morning and in the</i> …

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Can Christians Practice Mindfulness?

This topic has been buzzing around me lately, so it's time to write about it. Let's see if this blog creates more understanding or maybe even more controversy? Either way, I would like this piece to set the tone for a thoughtful, kind and open dialogue.<p>So, my answer... a resounding yes, yes and …

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The Soul of Mindfulness: 7 Tips for Groovin' With Your Practice

As the inimitable Goldie Hawn put it, "Why not just live in the moment, especially if it has a good beat?"<p>Cultivating a mindful awareness practice helps us feel the rhythm of each day. And when we begin dancing with the moments of our lives as they're happening, well then... all sorts of magic can …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness to Improve Your Health

"Health comes from inner peace" according to a talk I recently attended by the Dalai Lama. He makes it sound so simple. Doesn't inner peace sound easier than giving up French fries or learning how to make kale palatable?<p>But how do we cultivate inner peace and thus health? We start with …

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Free Your Mind Through Meditation

Back when the Beatles traveled to Rishikesh, in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, to study Transcendental Meditation (TM) with Maharishi-guru, most Americans thought of meditation as yet another new age, hippie pastime. But over the past few decades, scientific studies have revealed the …

Meditation In Action: 5 Tips For Integrating Mindfulness Into Everyday Life (PHOTOS)

<i>By Headspace</i><p>Mindfulness starts to get really interesting when we can start to integrate it into everyday life. Remember, mindfulness means to be present, in the moment. And if you can do it sitting on a chair, then why not while out shopping, drinking a cup of tea, eating your food, holding the …