Brenda Livingston

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Loving Dad Creates Adorable Lunchbox Meals For His Two Children

<b>Loving parents</b> creating amazing lunchbox art get the thumbs-up around these quarters–just check out New York City-based lawyer Gamene and graphic …

Kids

"It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful peop…

<i>"It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy."</i><br>As we reflect on today's <b>Sunday Gratitude</b> #quote , let's remember the power of gratitude. Gratitude does make you happy. It feels good, which makes you happy and uplifted to focus on that which you already have. There is an abundance surrounding you. All you have to do is open your eyes to see it. When you can do this on a consistent basis, the world takes on a whole new perspective. Life just seems to flow, you are …

All-Day Ayurveda: Makeover Your Daily Routine

No time for yourself? No problem. India's ancient system of medicine offers quick morning and evening self-care rituals to help you balance your …

Alternative Medicine

Mindfulness: a beginner's guide

The meditation technique aimed at focusing the mind on the present moment is an effective treatment for depression, according to a new report. So what is mindfulness and how do you do it?<p>A report published this week analysing data from 47 clinical trials involving 3,000 participants suggests that …

Zen and the art of management

Every day, twice a day, for the past 20 years, the executive charged with investing tens of billions of dollars for Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund …

Chakra 101

The chakras greatly influence our potential and experience. Learn to work with them in your yoga practice.<p>117<p>SHARES<p>The Tantrik yogis understood that …

Spirituality

Yoga Poses, Classes, Meditation, and Life - On and Off the Mat - Namaste

Faced with a tough situation? Baron Baptiste says “overcoming” isn’t the way through. Letting it be is.<p>Ariele Foster’s quick technique will loosen …

5 Things I Think About When I'm (Not) Meditating

Meditation is as integral to a yoga practice, but for some of us, it can be more challenging than a complicated arm balance.<p>3<p>SHARES<p>I have no trouble …

5 Reasons to Practice Pranayama

From instant calming to greater self-awareness, Erica Rodefer Winters has found pranayama to be an incredibly important part of her regular yoga …

Yoga

5 Ideas for Being Mindful

Staying present is a basic tenet of yoga, but as most of us know, it's difficult to be mindful all the time. Erica Rodefer Winters shares some tips …

5 Mindfulness Steps That Guarantee Increased Success And Vitality

In my training as a family therapist years ago, I began to see clearly that the ways in which we view ourselves and the world around us, in fact, alters our lives and our experiences dramatically. As science has proved, “The observer affects the observed,” or put another way, what you believe, you …

7 Tips for the Best Sleep Ever

Surprising new tips to help you get the rest you crave.

Take a Presence Power Break (The New Coffee Break)

<i>We all need a break every now and then. Instead of your coffee break, why not try a Presence Power Break during your busy day? Eckhart Tolle shows us how to take a Presence Power break.</i><p>As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy …

Are We Happier When We Stay In The Moment?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Simply Happy.<p><b>About Matt Killingsworth's TED Talk</b><p>When are humans most happy? To answer this question, researcher Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the results: We're often happiest when …

5 Soothing Scenes For When You Just Need An Escape

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

5 Surprising Health Benefits Of Yoga

<i>By Kristen Domonell for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Yoga increases flexibility and reduces stress, but the practice can do more than help you twist your body into pretzel shapes and find inner peace. These hidden benefits will help you in the kitchen, office and bedroom -- and will give you five new reasons …

Meditation Isn't Just For Hippies: Here is How it Can Help Entrepreneurs

As many successful entrepreneurs know, personal development is the basis to creating the business and lifestyle you want. If you are not removing your limiting beliefs and developing yourself, you are limiting your own growth. What is the best way to improve personal development? Meditation.<p>For me, …

You Can't Have A Mindful Life Unless You Have These 3 Things

Mindfulness meditation is getting a lot of well-deserved attention in 2014. TIME magazine’s February cover story is about mindfulness, the search for …

Wellness

Meditation For People Who Don't Meditate (A 12-Step Guide)

Congratulations! You want to meditate, but you’re not sure what to do. If you’re one who can’t handle too much esoteric sweetener in your spiritual …

Meditation

Meditation Experts Discuss The Real Secrets To Mindfulness At Work

Once a niche activity for the spiritual set, meditation and mindfulness have made their way into the corporate world, with numerous CEOs opening up about their meditation practices, and more and more companies offering mindfulness training programs for their employees.<p>So what do the leaders of the …

Change Your Life in 60 Seconds With This Breathing Exercise

Ever feel blocked? When we get hooked into our to-do lists and daily duties, we lose track of life flow. A big block is fear. Whenever fear arises, …

Yoga

5 Ways to Find Quiet in a Chaotic Day

It is so quiet in my house that I can hear the hum of the computer and of the fridge in the kitchen.<p>For a minute I don’t know what to do with myself. …

Meditation

How to De-Stress in Just 10 Minutes

For all the times you need to cool down fast<p>We've all had intensely stressful moments in life where you find yourself wishing that wine came in those convenient six-packs of juice boxes with the pop-in straws. As genius as that may sound, getting sloshed before an important meeting or moment in …

4 Restorative Yoga Poses That Help You Relax and Unwind

Relax, repair, and restore your body through yoga<p>If your idea of the perfect way to unwind involves a bubble bath, red wine, and 10 episodes of <i>House of Cards</i>, we totally get it. Unfortunately, if that's your go-to de-stress solution, you’re missing out on a more <i>effective</i> relaxation …

10-Minute Yoga for Stress Relief

If you are feeling overwhelmed by an endless to-do list, constant emails filling your inbox, or just generally stressed out, consider a 10-minute yoga break instead of a 10-minute coffee break. These four simple and effective yoga postures and deep breathing will help you feel calm, relaxed, and …

Yoga

Fight Burnout at Work With This Quick Yoga Routine

<i>By Sara Angle,</i> SELF<p>I sit at a desk <i>ALLLL</i> day, as do most of my colleagues (we're not at the gym all day, swear.) And what better way to stretch it out than with a few yoga poses? (We have staffers who swear by it for morning efficiency.) So needless to say I was excited when I learned about a new …

5 Breathing Exercises to Try Today

Boost your energy, find your focus, and rev your workouts with these breathing exercises you’ve never tried<p>Take a deep breath. Chances are your shoulders shrugged and your chest puffed out.<p>And chances are you don’t realize that’s <i>not</i> how you’re supposed to breathe. See, that belly breath your yoga …