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Does Mindful Acceptance Reduce Stress, Increase Happiness?

An important component of mindfulness is <b>acceptance of inner experience</b>; in other words, the ability to accept negative emotions and thoughts without …

Science Says These 7 Attention Exercises Will Instantly Make You More Focused | Inc.com

With knowledge workers--software engineers, writers, entrepreneurs, and most people with a "white-collar" job--currently outnumbering all other workers in the U.S. four to one, it's clear that the thinkers will inherit the Earth.<p>Yet with longer days, higher expectations, and the constant pinging of …

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Mindfulness Isn’t the Answer to Everything. Here’s When It Helps

While mindfulness doesn’t necessarily work the way the hype proclaims, there are some things that a good mindfulness practice <i>can</i> really help with. By better understanding when mindfulness is the right approach, HR and training programs can better enhance both leader performance and employee …

Why We Will Never Hear What Mozart Heard

When we play one of Mozart’s or Beethoven’s compositions, or when we hear one, we probably aren’t hearing what they heard or what they thought in …

Taking one tune at a time, Clemency Burton-Hill explores how people have used the power of music to connect for a thousand years<p>This magnificent treasury of classical music selects a song for each day of the year - beginning with Bach, closing with Strauss and resounding with an array of favourites …

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How Metta Mediation Reduces Cravings and Selfishness

<b>Daniel Goleman:</b> Perhaps the most startling finding for meditation beginners comes with what’s called compassion or loving kindness meditation. This …

Mindfulness Is More Than A Buzzword: A Look Behind The Movement

The popularity of mindfulness in the western world has skyrocketed in recent years. It’s on the cover of magazines and appears on the evening news. Celebrities swear by it, scientists study it, monks still practice it and business leaders use it to thwart burnout.<p>As mindfulness becomes a buzzword …

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Leonard Bernstein at 100: Why the music world is making this the Year of Lenny

On the first day of 2018, a dozen cities in Germany, from Augsburg to Wiesbaden, celebrated a new year with concerts that included music by Leonard Bernstein. No matter America's fraught relationship with Iran, Bernstein's piano music happened to be played in Tehran on Jan. 1. Thus has begun — with …

How to Use Meditation for Insomnia (and Fall Asleep Fast)

Meditation can be an overwhelming concept if you're unfamiliar with it—and yes, I am someone wholly detached from the peculiar notion of "winding …

This High-Flying Banker Became a Buddhist Nun. Here’s Her Advice on Happiness

Emma Slade was once a high-rolling, high-stakes banker. The Cambridge graduate managed accounts worth upwards of $1 billion, and liked her Armani …

Science says controlled breathing may help alleviate stress

For millennia it’s been understood—though not scientifically documented—that breathing deeply or simply paying attention to breathing can help …

Tibetan Master Patrul Rinpoche Outlines Three Unique Paths to Enlightenment

The great Tibetan lama Patrul Rinpoche was a widely revered and much respected teacher, and people gathered around him to receive his wisdom and …

The right meditation can literally reshape your brain

Contemplative exercise can improve your life by refining your mind, so it’s worth trying. But it’s also worth knowing what will work for your particular purposes.<p>An Oct. 4 study in Science Advances (pdf), led by neuroscientist Sofie Valk at the Max Planck Institute for Human and Cognitive Brain …

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This One Habit Can Dramatically Reduce Anxiety, According to a Therapist | Inc.com

<i>Is yoga effective in treating anxiety? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Karen Arluck, Clinical Psychotherapist in private practice, on Quora:</b><p>Is yoga effective in treating anxiety?</b> …

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A sleep scientist reveals the 15-minute daily ritual that will improve your sleep

A sleep scientist shares his 15-minute daily ritual that leads to a good night's sleep. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Daniel Barone:</b> One of the biggest things that I believe in for myself and what I tell my patients is mindfulness meditation.<p>I'm Dr. Daniel Barone, a neurologist at New York …

Sick of Meditation? Try This Powerful Mindfulness Practice Used by Top CEOs and Athletes | Inc.com

There's no doubt that the modern work environment is a hotbed of stress.<p>With nonstop emails, constant pings on Slack, and a slew of endless meetings, we rarely have enough time to do our best work, if any real work at all. We're overworked, overwhelmed, and vulnerable to burnout.<p>We all crave a …

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Classical music's big challenge is bridging the technology gap

Using 3D Visualizations to Explore and Discover Music, Predicting genre labels for artists using FreeDB, Optimizing raw audio with convolutional …

Angel Colors: The Light Rays of Archangels

The Light Rays that Correspond to Different Types of Angelic Work<p>Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet are the shimmering colors of the …

How Modern Psychological Science Supports Ancient Spiritual Teachings | Heleo

“The wisdom traditions impact our deeper clinical traditions.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>The six processes that make you cognitively flexible</i>• <i><br>Why pain is a</i> …

A Quick, Cheap, and Effective Way to Fight Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

Meditation is good for depression. And so is exercise. But, according to a small new study from Rutgers University, together—in a twice a week …

Feeling stressed, anxious, burnt out? Time to pause Headspace and allow us to introduce a technique from the 1960s instead<p>We have welcomed mindfulness so wholeheartedly into our collective wellbeing consciousness that there are now more than 1,300 mindful apps to choose from. In busy cities, you’re …

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Buddhist Meditation and the Dark Night

What Is the Dark Night of the Soul?<p>Buddhist meditation, mindfulness meditation in particular, is widely practiced in the West. Mindfulness is being …

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13 Quotes to Show Your Fears Who’s Boss

When we really fear something, the terror of it all seems so huge at first. We get lost in rumination after rumination until we finally talk …

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Want To Become A Better Leader? Consider This Idea: Do Nothing

When I decided to do nothing<i>,</i> it changed my life.<p>Growing up, I had health and family issues that caused a great deal of anxiety. After college, I started my company and quickly found that starting and running a business on top of starting and raising a family brought my anxiety to an even higher …

The Key Mental Habit of Simplicity

I’ve written a lot about simplifying your life, from the philosophy behind it to the tactical steps to getting to simplicity.<p>But the true key isn’t …

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New study shows that adult colouring helps reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression

Adult colouring books blew up in a big way a couple of years ago.<p>While just a few years ago you’d have raised an eyebrow if you saw a grown adult …

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11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

Bipolar vs. Borderline Personality Disorder: The Differences Between The Two And How To Avoid Misdiagnosis

While bipolar and borderline personality disorder have similar symptoms — such as extreme mood swings — that can oft confuse the two, they’re …

3 steps to teach your brain to manage stress and crush it at work

Some jobs are more stressful than others, but almost all of us, at some point, have had to cope with the familiar symptoms: a churning stomach, …

Stop Making These 4 Common Excuses and Boost Your Productivity | Inc.com

Mindfulness has gone mainstream. But with so many people practicing the art of being present to increase productivity, it's easy to wonder: "Am I doing this right?"<p>There's no wrong way to do mindfulness.<p>Since the goal is to be fully engaged in the present moment, and everyone's present moment is …

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