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Why a High-Protein Diet in Middle Age May Increase Risk of Death

Levels of a growth-related molecule in the blood may be key.<p>On March 4, scientists reported that people who ate a diet rich in protein during their middle-aged years (ages 50-65) were four times more likely to die from cancer than those who ate a low-protein diet, and had a 75 percent increase in …

Nutrition

7 Life-Changing Benefits of a Surprisingly Simple Meditation Technique

<b>“Our way to practice is one step at a time, one breath at a time.” ~Shunryu Suzuki</b><p>I blinked my eyes, wiggled my toes, and carefully heaved my right …

10 Things You Should Never Say About Yourself

<i>“None but ourselves can free our minds.”<br>―Bob Marley</i><p>When I was a freshman in high school, and struggling to find my way, someone anonymously slipped a …

Self-help

The Meaning of Om

<i>By Valerie Reiss</i><p>Ommm. It's often the first and last sound in your ears in a yoga class. But what does it mean? Perhaps you've heard it defined as "the sound of the universe" -- but what does that really mean?<p>Turns out, a lot -- and yet, like many spiritual (and especially yogic) things, it's not so …

Sun Salutations with Mantras

It is a blessed day. You are in Banaras, India’s most sacred and ancient city. Your pilgrimage has reached its climax, and you are on a boat on the …

The Art of Meditation [Alan Watts]

Meditation

A Simple but Powerful Way to Kick the Worry Habit

<b>“Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” ~Swedish proverb</b><p>I’m a worrier by nature, and I come by it honestly.<p>My mother was afraid to cross …

10 Things To Stop Doing Today to Be Happier, Backed by Science

I’m fascinated by the link between the way we live our daily lives and the health and happiness we enjoy.<p>There are choices that you make every day, …

Is Your Ego Your Servant or Your Master?

"I think I'm the most important person in the world, but nobody else thinks it's about me, time doesn't think it's about me, space doesn't think it's about me, the planet doesn't think it's about me," says Prof. Robert Thurman in our book, <i>Be The Change</i>: "It doesn't take much to get the message that …

Why Do We Search For More in Our Lives?

<b>What is my purpose?</b><p>I can’t tell you how many times I have heard people say this, to me or other people recently.<p>People often come to see me when they …

What is the Ego?

<b>Welcome to Part 17 of The Seeker’s Story, where Namit continues his exploration into yoga philosophy. This week, he discusses pride and the</b> …

5 Gut Instincts You Don't Want to Ignore

Instincts are not some weird mystical power that are only found in the animal kingdom.<p><b>Gut instincts are defined as:</b> an innate, typically fixed …

Self-improvement

The Simple Truth to Meditation

New students often ask how long they should sit or how often they should practice. I always give the same answer. Sitting for 20 minutes is a wonderful practice for those living in a quiet peaceful world. But if you really want to benefit from meditation, you need to take it off the pillow and …

Fear of Death Means a Partially-lived Life

<b>Often the fear of death comes up, intense and strong, and the fear of having to leave all this beauty, this friendship and love. How is it possible</b> …

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How to Meditate Daily

Post written by Leo Babauta.<p>The habit of meditation is one of the most powerful things I’ve ever learned.<p>Amazingly, it’s also one of the most simple …