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a beginner’s guide to healing crystals

rock out.<p>Whether or not you've packed your schedule with weekly Bikram yoga classes and private meditation practices, you may still want a little something that will help you to get in touch with your spiritual side—and add some major zen to your home as well. Enter healing crystals: stones found …

How to Talk to Your DNA

Michelle Walling, <i>In5d Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Our DNA holds the secrets of immortality and wellness. Within it lies the wisdom of not only our genetic …

Why Self-Compassion Is the Key to Being Our Authentic Selves

<b>“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I was raised in a …

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50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

The 15 Most Important Exercises for Men

Every guy who’s into fitness has some methodology, piece of equipment, or program they like over anything else. Some like to circuit train every day, …

Procrastination is a Mindfulness Problem

We all procrastinate, and by and large, we all know the solutions to our procrastination.<p>I put off writing this article (ironically, I know, and yes …

Your New Year Resolution: Instead Of Goals Focus On Practices

I’m a pretty goal-oriented person. I love to set goals. I track them on a weekly basis. And then I wonder why I didn’t meet them. <b>The fact is most New Year goals don’t get met.</b> So this year I’ve decided to do something different.<p>As I sat to ponder the goals I didn’t meet this year (lose the 10 lbs I …

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Why The Best Time To Drink Coffee Is Not First Thing In The Morning

Drinking a cup of coffee first thing in the morning blunts the energy-boosting effects of caffeine and may lead to increased tolerance of the stimulant. This counterintuitive fact is explained in engaging visual form by Ryoko Iwata, ”a Japanese coffee-lover living in Seattle” on her appropriately …

How to Create a Positive Attitude

A positive attitude is never automatic. You have to work at it! Here's how to become a master of the mind.<p>A positive attitude--optimism, expectancy, and enthusiasm--makes everything in business easier. A positive attitude boosts you up when you're down and supercharges you when you're already "on a …

6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Your Muscles

There's not much we could do without our muscles -- swallow, breathe, move <i>at all</i>. Yet despite how essential muscles are to our survival, there's still a lot we don't know about them and how they work. Here are six fun facts you may not have known about your muscles.<p><b>There isn't just ONE strongest</b> …

A Very Buddhist Christmas

Sitting in my mother's home in Baltimore, Maryland -- the state named for the mother of Jesus, by the many Catholic co-founders of the colony -- I listen to Barbara Streisand sing the divine melodies of Ave Maria. It's deliberate, serene, rich with gravitas and promise, with the vocal flourishes …

A Stretching Routine to Prevent Injuries

No matter the intensity of your workouts, it's important to stretch after a training session. Try this stretching routine to ease muscle soreness, …

18 Night-Time Affirmations Before You Go To Sleep

Here are 18 amazing affirmations to speak aloud to yourself before you go to sleep.I read them every night, and find that they help send me off to …

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50 ways to get stronger now

Getting strong doesn't mean loading on the plates as much as possible with every single workout. There are far smarter ways to build muscle faster …

The Science Of Great Ideas–How to Train Your Creative Brain

Creativity is a mystery right? Maybe not. Here’s a look at the science of the creative process and how to harness your brain’s power to come up with more great ideas.<p>Ah, ideas. Who doesn’t want more great ideas? I know I do.<p>I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce. I expect …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

Who Needs a Yoga Studio? 5 Key Pointers to Practice Yoga All By Yourself

You don't need to belong to a yoga studio to reap the awesome rewards of a dedicated yoga practice. Here’s how to find your own way<p>Here's a secret: it's hard for everyone to establish a home yoga practice—even for me! We become reliant on the guidance and voice of a knowledgeable teacher to lead us …

The Synchronicity and Meditation Connection

Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D., <i>Meditation for Health</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>You’re talking to a friend and there’s a pause in the conversation. You break the silence by …

Why You Must Uncover Your Innermost Thoughts | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We’ve all been there before. Time after time we try to change a habit or start a new one in our life, but all of our positive action disintegrates …

Secrets Of The Extremely Fit

<i>By Andrew Heffernan, C.S.C.S. for Men's Health</i><p>There's no way around it: To gain muscle and lose flab, you have to pay the iron price. And sweat buckets. And rethink your grocery list. But the ultimate cost (in time, especially) depends on what you know. In our never-ending quest to help you get in …

50 Happiness Quotes to Change the Way You Think

<i>“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.”<br>―Abraham Lincoln</i><p>It usually isn’t what you have, where you are, or what you’ve been …

A 15 Minute Yoga Asana To Balance Your Root Chakra

<i>This guest post comes from our contributor FP Naomi.</i><p>The Root Chakra, also known as Muladhara, is the energy center at the base of your spine. It is …

5 Ways To Feel More Spiritually Connected | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’m a spiritual medium; I communicate important messages and insights from the dead to the living, and the way I do this is by going inward and …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …