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The Surprising Thing I Learned From Studying My Brain With Meditation Technology For 7 Days

I’ve been meditating since I was 14 years old<p>It’s one of my most cherished daily rituals. And with good reason. As of 2015, over 1400 studies credit …

Meditation

Is Addiction A Habit Or A Disease?

A neuroscientist takes on the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s assertion that addiction is a brain disease—a classification he finds not only …

The Brain

9 Words of Wisdom for Living a Distraction-Free Life

On the one hand, there are the things we want to do and achieve in life, like taking control of our selves and our lives and furthering our dreams …

7 Habits Of Highly Spiritual People

You’re highly productive, goal-oriented and efficient at life … but are you achieving your life’s dreams at the expense of your spiritual growth?<p>You …

How To Turn Your Smartphone Into Your Personal Therapist

Could the technology that causes so much of our stress and anxiety also be the cure?<p>Last spring, Paul Ford was sick of the self-sabotaging, disparaging voice in his head, so he decided to do something about it. He’d been living with anxiety all his life, but it was getting in the way of his …

15 Things To Give Up If You Want To Be Happy

Seven Strategies for Dealing with Toxic People

Are there people who constantly criticize you, tell you that you can’t do things, make you feel bad about yourself, even yell at you? These are toxic …

Your Porn Addiction Isn’t Real

The brains of those ‘addicted’ to porn bear no neurological resemblance to those of other well-documented addictions while watching it, says a new …

Drug Addiction

Zazen: 12 Rules for a Mindfulness Lifestyle

Leo Babauta was a regular kinda guy, doing regular guy stuff. That was until he found a quiet, internal power he never knew he had. Zazen. Simply …

Meditation

Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy

In his new book, Altruism, a scientist turned Buddhist monk argues that we’re all hardwired to be altruistic—and that’s the secret to true bliss.<p>Type …

Happiness

Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain

Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, was one of the first scientists to take the anecdotal …

Mindfulness

Eight ways to radically increase your productivity

Beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. If things have been in a slump for you, make some changes. Lasting success comes from making pointed shifts in your behavior on a daily basis. Success is rarely the result of the major decisions you have to make due to the long and …

Self-improvement

6 Ways to Create More Zen in Your Day

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control over what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you …

Happiness

How Using Binaural Beats Can Boost Confidence

Confidence is about mindset. In other words, with the right coaching tools you can train the mind to be more confident in challenging situations. In …

Feeling Stressed? This Mindfulness Website Will Help Put Your Problems In Perspective In Just 60 Seconds

Having one of those days when it feels like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? A new website has a brilliantly simple …

Mindfulness

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain

Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He’s mostly known for his …

5 Ways to Boost Mindfulness Even on Busy Days

In our over-stimulated, technology-driven, instant-gratification filled lives, the age-old practice of mindfulness is more crucial than ever.<p>The American Mindfulness Research Association defines mindfulness as the “state, process and practice of remembering to observe moment-to-moment experience …