Tracy Fazekas

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Ayurvedic Stress Busters

Is stress wearing you down? Even “yoga people” can feel frazzled at the end of the day! Whether you’re worrying about looming deadlines, job …

The Power of Meditation and How It Affects Our Brains

<i>Sponsored Links</i><p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed …

New Study: Meditation Alters Genes Rapidly, Triggers Molecular Changes

Elizabeth Renter, <i>Natural Society</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>If you are a practitioner of meditation, the results of a new study published in <i>Psychoneuroendocrinology</i> …

Procrastination is a Mindfulness Problem

We all procrastinate, and by and large, we all know the solutions to our procrastination.<p>I put off writing this article (ironically, I know, and yes …

Procrastination

6 Ways Your Mind Tries to Control Your Life

<b>“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” ~</b><b>Antoine de Saint-Exupery</b><p>Our mind is a funny thing. On the one hand, it’s awesome. But …

An Antidote for Mindlessness

In the mid-nineteen-seventies, the cognitive psychologist Ellen Langer noticed that elderly people who envisioned themselves as younger versions of themselves often began to feel, and even think, like they had actually become younger. Men with trouble walking quickly were playing touch football. …

Spending time in solitude through meditation makes room for new experiences

The American Buddhist nun and author Pema Chödrön talks to Bill Moyers about the value of not only powering down our electronic devices but also …

How Accepting Your Circumstances Can Help You Find Something Better

<b>“Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” ~Sonia Ricotti</b><p>I’m on an old bus in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, where I’m …

10 Great Reasons to do Kundalini Yoga

<i>By Guru Tera Kaur</i><p>Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is the Yoga of Awareness. It is the householder’s yoga—for people who are active in the …

Life Happens When You Listen: Let Yourself Learn from the Moment

<b>“Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.” ~Jose Ortega y Gasset</b><p>Something magical and wonderful happened to me over …

Boxing Day

Why And How You Should Practice Mental Fitness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The importance of physical fitness is all over the media, and there is a good reason for that fuss. When you keep your body healthy, you will prevent …

Mental Health