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Siddhartha

• <b>Author:</b> Hermann Hesse<p>Siddhartha follows the story of an Indian man who undergoes a spiritual voyage during the era of the Buddha in ancient India. Hesse’s novel touches upon the central themes of Buddhism including the four noble truths and the eight-fold path.

Spirituality

You'll Get Through This

• <b>Author:</b> Max Lucado<p><i>You’ll get through this.</i><p><i>It won’t be painless.</i><p><i>It won’t be quick.</i><p><i>But God will use this mess for good.</i><p><i>Don’t be foolish or naïve.</i><p><i>But don’t despair either.</i><p><i>With God’s help, you’ll get through this.</i><p>You fear you won't make it through. We all do. We fear that the depression will never …

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Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

• <b>Author:</b> Timothy Keller<p><b>New York Times bestselling author of the forthcoming God's Wisdom for Navigating Life Timothy Keller—whose books have sold millions of copies to both religious and secular readers—explores one of the most difficult questions we must answer in our lives: Why is there pain and</b> …

9 Great Oils + How To Use Them

Oils don’t get enough credit for all the benefits they provide. How many items can be useful both internally and externally, in the kitchen and in …

Skin Care

Your Guide To The Best (And Worst) Sleep Positions

Whether you're a side, back or stomach sleeper, chances are you feel pretty strongly about your preferred sleeping position.<p>Most Americans -- 74 percent, according to a 2012 survey conducted by home décor company Anna's Linens -- sleep on their sides, while 16 percent and 10 percent say they sleep …

6 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

This week, two groups of researchers presented a major discovery in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i>: They identified mutations in a single gene …

The 5 Phases of How to Quit Sugar for Good

Thinking about entering sugar rehab? Good thought. Here's how to tackle the seemingly impossible task.<p>Suspect you're hooked on the sweet stuff? It's time to restore your brain to its pre-sugar-fiend state. Resetting your palate and eradicating cravings isn't easy, but it is possible. Instead of …

What Sugar Does to Your Body

Here's what happens to your system when you eat something packed with the sweet stuff.<p>The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: <i>deee-lish</i>. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your …

A 12-Step Plan To Get Healthy That Your Doctor Will Never Prescribe

I love traditional MD's — they're my best friends, family, and trusted colleagues. They save lives and perform medical feats beyond imagination.<p>So …

Wellness

13 ways to meditate without sitting like a monk

OK, you hate sitting, too much like the office. Here’s why. Sitting meditation only works for 20%, maybe monks in Tibetan monasteries and at New Age …

Meditation for the Rest Of Us.

There’s no shame in searching for self-help, not even when it comes to meditation.<p>In fact, resistance to such is simply ego, whether we feel …

Does Conscious Living Lead to Conscious Dying?

There is a story told about a Zen master who, on his deathbed, handed his death poem to one of his disciples, then promptly sat up and yelled, "I don't want to die!" before falling back on his pallet and expiring. Now, on the face of it, this seems like a wasted life -- a Zen master who clings to …

Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on Death and Impermanence

While I am not a Buddhist, I find the Tibetan Buddhist teachings on death a source of great wisdom and potential liberation -- particularly for those still under the influence of the death taboo in the west. Sogyal Rinpoche, author of <i>The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying</i>, has a particular skill in …

LOOK: What Meditation Can Do For Your Mind, Body And Spirit

Over the past few years, meditation has evolved from an of-the-moment fad to a legitimate health craze, as research has linked the practice to everything from improved cardiovascular health to cognitive benefits. Science has even shown that mindfulness meditation can affect gene expression.<p>While …

Monk in a Minivan: I Meditated My Way From Panic to Peace

<b>By Priscilla Warner, Special to Everyday Health</b><p>One day when I was 15 years old, in the middle of my shift as a cafeteria waitress, I thought I was …

Meditate Before You Have To Medicate

Seldom will you find a pharmacy dispensing recommendations on <b>meditation</b>, although it is regular part of my counseling practice. I firmly believe that …

3 Signs You're Dehydrated

Thirst isn't the only tipoff that you need to drink up.<p>Ask any fitness expert to list a couple of common workout roadblocks, and dehydration will likely always make the cut. It's a killer! You need water to exercise—you <i>thrive</i> on it—yet so many women spend their days dehydrated. So, what gives? It …

Here's Proof Going Outside Makes You Healthier

Summer is here, and we're all for burgers, ocean breezes and an ice cream cone or two. But getting outside is about more than beaches and barbecues. Science shows that spending time in the great outdoors can actually make you healthier. Escaping to the woods, mountains or even your neighborhood …