Nicole Robertson

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7 Easy High-Protein, Low-Carb Dinners

There are endless ways to get crafty with low-carb dinners—veggie-crust pizzas, riced cauliflower, zucchini noodles, you name it. But while these …

9 ways parents can help bullied kids learn resilience

Whenever Jessie hung out with her best friends Chloe and Meg, they gossiped about another seventh-grader named Kate. Jessie didn’t know Kate, but Chloe and Meg said she was clingy, told boring stories and smelled like acne wash.<p>When Jessie asked questions about this mystery girl, her friends …

5 Mindful Habits from Yoga That Are Good For Everyday Life, Too

Yoga is an ancient practice that teaches us about our bodies and minds, but you don't have to be an enlightened yogi to practice a few simple truths …

3 Priceless Zen Teachings on Fear

If the ego had an engine, its fuel would be fear. Trepidation isn’t all bad, but it certainly has its time and place. Fear can render us quivering …

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult—all …

4 Secrets Of Releasing Deep Emotional Pain

Someone crushed my heart pretty badly. It was one of those breakups you don't see coming, the kind of heartbreak you never thought could happen to …

3 Mindful Things To Do Before You Fall Asleep

Do you find it difficult to get a decent night’s rest? Do you spend a good deal of the night tossing and turning? Then you might be among the ranks …

You Can Rewire Your Brain For Better Health. Here's How

Science is just beginning to understand the impact of meditation on the body and mind. As a doctor, incorporating meditation and mindfulness-based …

3 Tips for Integrating Meditation Into Your Schedule

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like many entrepreneurs, my schedule changes from day to day. Despite a real effort to create a routine, the requirement to hustle, connect and work dynamically makes it a challenge and I know I’m not alone in this.<p>The “liquid …

Meditation

How To Sneak Mini Meditations Into Your Everyday Life

The alarm clock sounds, and you hit the off button. As you do, your mind goes from zero to 60, immediately filling your head with all the items on …

DIY - Summer Outdoor Sofa - Quiet Corner

Modern style meets DIY cool in this sturdy cedar outdoor sofa! With just some 2×4 boards, you could be seating in style this summer!<p><b>Cut Your …

Awakening the Soul's Inner Wisdom

Life is more than what is seems. There is an outer world an inner world. And deep within us, sometimes dormant, is our soul.<p>We use the term "soul" to mean an energy or awareness that connects us directly with a larger reality, even All-That-Is, the Universe, or God, whatever term you choose to use. …

Intro to Meditation -- The Challenge of Self Observation

We can't become better versions of ourselves if we can't first see what we're doing clearly. Meditation using the method of self-observation provides an opportunity to look at ourselves objectively. But objective observation is not so easy. Here are some things to look out for :<p>Habit - If you're …

5 Ways Mindfulness Makes Your Life Better

Be “mindful,” but practice clearing your mind to do it. It can be confusing, but there is a real reason that freeing your mind to use your mind …

5 meditation experts to relax with on YouTube

Experts of all kinds take to YouTube to share their wisdom. From makeup to video games, viewers can find coaches on virtually any topic.<p>Meditation …

The Five-Minute Meditation That Will Stress-Proof Your Mind

<b>By Erin Magner for Well+Good</b><p>We've been conditioned to believe that stress is the ultimate 21st century evil, but Tiffany Cruikshank wants you to know that's not exactly true.<p>As the Yoga Medicine founder and meditation expert explains, our innate stress response is actually super useful; it's what …

I Thought Meditation Was a Waste of Time. I Was Wrong

If you're looking for a performance edge that also yields important health benefits -- and if you're not, why aren't you? -- look no farther.<p>I used to go to a yoga class that started with a few minutes of meditation designed to help us "find our center."<p>I never found my (gosh darn) center.<p>Instead I …

Meditation

Meditation and Sleep: Finding Space Between Thoughts

Recently I spoke to David Less, CalmCircleCollege meditation director, about the relationship between meditation and sleep.<p><i>What is the difference between the awake and asleep state?</i><p>When awake, our consciousness is bounded by the experience of the senses. When asleep, our consciousness is free to …

Why Silence Is So Good For Your Brain

In a loud and distracting world, finding pockets of stillness can benefit your brain and body. Here are four science-backed reasons why.<p>We live in a loud and distracting world, where silence is increasingly difficult to come by ― and that may be negatively affecting our health.<p>In fact, a 2011 World …

A meditation teacher's 4 tips for calming down and refocusing in just 30 seconds.

Anxiety really sucks.<p>It was early 2015, and I was fresh off a seven-month silent meditation retreat in the Arizona desert. After months of meditating …

15 Mantras that Will Give You Strength (When You Need it Most)

<i>“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”<br>― Friedrich Nietzsche</i>“I finally learned a big lesson. I now know I can be beaten and broken. I’m not …

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4 Things Meditation Does To Your Mind And Body

If you've considered trying meditation, but haven't committed, here is some astonishing evidence that shows meditation might one day save your life.

Three Simple Ways to Pay Attention

The most common response I hear these days when I tell someone I teach meditation is “I’m so stressed out. I could really use some of that.” I am …

3 Mindfulness Techniques Guaranteed to Help You Perform at Your Best

Five minutes is all you need.<p>The human brain can be a fickle thing. Some times you zip through tasks at lightening speed, or come up with brilliant flashes of creativity and insight. Other times, you feel like making a simple phone call is a tremendous effort, and hours of your time seem to …

Yoga

When Is the Right Time to Meditate?

How stressful is your life? Your job? Your relationships? Our lives are filled with so much distraction, chaos, disruption, and uncertainty whether your job is a stay-at-home parent, a mail carrier or the CEO of a bank. If there's a common thread among our lives it's stress! Meditation can help us …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science

Steeping yourself in negativity has seriously terrible consequences for your mental and physical health.<p>Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel …

Happiness

How to Set Up a Meditation Practice at Home

In my recent posts ("How to Meditate Sitting in a Chair, Parts 1 and 2," "How to Meditate Standing Up," and "How to Meditate Lying Down"), we learned how to meditate while sitting, standing, and lying down, which are the three physical postures people assume the most when they aren't moving. …

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult — all …