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Meditation Doesn't Just Belong on the Cushion—It Belongs in Your Love Life

<i>Q: I want my mate to meditate. He’s a great partner in many ways, but we don’t fit philosophically. I teach mindfulness to at-risk youth and he is a</i> …

8 common causes of anxiety and how to cope with them

In an edited extract from his new book, psychotherapist Padraig O’Morain describes key causes of worry and mindful techniques for dealing with …

9 Ways to Calm Your Anxious Mind

Anxious thoughts can overwhelm you, making it difficult to make decisions and take action to deal with whatever issue bothers you. Anxiety can also …

Mindfulness

How to Really Practice Mindfulness

<b>Mindfulness;</b> <i>a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings,</i> …

How To Control Your Mind Through Your Fingertips

While at a yoga or mediation class, you may have noticed that people place their hands in certain positions while meditating. Each “Hand Mudra” has a …

A Bodhicitta Practice

Photo by Andy Karr.<p>Pema Chödrön offers a method for generating love and compassion for all human beings.<p>The best way to begin this practice is by …

Raspberry Java Smoothie

Swap your typical coffee breakfast for this drinkable meal<p>Coffee for breakfast again? Mix up your morning routine, stat. Go for a drinkable meal that lets you have your caffeine and eat it too. Freeze coffee in an ice-cube tray for an ingredient that will wake up any blender beverage.Soak 2 pitted …

The Ultimate Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

How to make delicious fries—and the healthiest, tastiest dip to go with them<p>Avocado is packed with good fats. And the good news is, mixing the smooth, creamy superfood with a smoky spice like paprika makes for a mouthwatering combo. Try this at home: Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Creamy Avocado …

Boston Lettuce and Radish Salad With Grilled Fingerling Potatoes and Lemon-Garlic Vinaigrette

Here's a salad to celebrate the first crop of spring radishes. Sliced paper-thin, the crisp radishes are tossed with tender Boston lettuce and a tangy, lemony vinaigrette. Then the salad is dotted with deliciously smoky, grilled fingerling potatoes -- a mouthwatering salad that's perfect …

Recipes

Black Bean & Corn Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette

Servings: 6 (as a side dish)<p>Total Time: 30 Minutes, plus at least one hour to chill<p>Ingredients<p>For the Salad<p>2 ears fresh corn<br>• 1 cup chopped red onion<br>• 1 …

Minted Cucumber Salad

5 stars based on 22 votes<p>I made this refreshing cucumber salad over the weekend for my husband’s Father/Son Fantasy Football Draft party. It was the …

Asian Slaw with Ginger-Peanut Dressing

5 stars based on 60 votes<p>Hi All, Here’s the Asian Slaw that I mentioned in last week’s Coconut Shrimp post. As you can see, it’s a great way to eat …

Fresh Corn Salad with Scallions and Basil

4.5 stars based on 27 votes<p>Over Memorial Day weekend, we had 20 guests over for a casual BBQ. I wanted to serve fresh corn on the cob, but did not …

Five Ultimate Iced Tea Recipes

Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Iced tea is as much a part of summer as maxi dresses and movie sequels. But a lot of bottled teas load up on sugar or artificial ingredients—not so refreshing. …

Katie Couric Hosts Deepak Chopra And Goldie Hawn To Talk De-Stressing (VIDEO)

While our triggers may vary, we all have one thing in common: Stress -- and plenty of it.<p>Friday, Feb. 1, Katie Couric tackles ways we can combat this growing epidemic (which has been dubbed by one as "the new fat") on her show, <i>Katie</i>. Couric seeks tips, tools and advice from actress Goldie Hawn and …

Wireless Sensors Used to Study Meditation’s Effect on Heart Health

Demystify meditation with science, researchers at the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) have teamed with The Chopra Foundation and The …

Meditation

Meditation: Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

The benefits of meditation can't be called new. For decades, the practice has been endorsed -- even by mainstream medicine -- as a proven means to reduce stress and produce relaxation. In fact, if it were not for "the relaxation response," a sanitized version of Eastern meditation that was …

The Conscious Lifestyle: How to Start

Becoming more conscious will make you more successful in every area of life. That’s the theme I proposed in the first post of this series. This is an …

The Conscious Lifestyle: Awareness Skills - Staying Centered

This post begins a series on "skills in consciousness." These are skills that anyone can learn -and benefit from - even though people casually use …

Yoga practice beneficial to patients with COPD

Patients with COPD who practice yoga can improve their lung function, according to a study. Researchers found that lung function, shortness of …

If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes.<p>People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do …

What Are You Hungry For?: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul

<b>The basis for the PBS Special, What Are You Hungry For? is the breakthrough book that can bring weight under effortless control by linking it to</b> …

Deepak Chopra Explores the Evolution of God

Deepak Chopra is the founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California, and is acknowledged as one of the master teachers of Eastern philosophy in the Western world. He has written over sixty books and has been a bestselling author for decades, with more than a dozen titles on the …

Mindfulness-based stress reduction helps lower blood pressure, study finds

Blood pressure is effectively lowered by mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for patients with borderline high blood pressure or …

How Awareness and Positivity Will Lead You to Lasting Wellness

Whenever you start a new diet or weight loss program there is one important question to ask yourself: <b>why</b>? Don’t stop yourself at the simple answer …

Weight Loss

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