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Why Meditation Does Not Work

Everyone knows meditation is not supposed to "work." This is exactly the point. Meditation is not one more thing to accomplish, to do right. They say you cannot fail in meditation. It is time to simply be.<p>Well, yes and no. Yes, its time not to be busy doing. No, simply being is easier said than …

Meditation

6 Steps to Reenergizing Your Mind During the Workday | Inc.com

Sometimes you simply can't add another thought because your mind is so full. A moment of silence isn't only set aside for practices to show respect. A moment of silence can be a way to reenergize and refocus for mental healing. Many entrepreneurs have a mind full of mess rather than practicing …

Meditation

The Dalai Lama’s Daily Routine and Information Diet

“To understand the Dalai Lama … perhaps it’s most useful to see him as a doctor of the soul.”<p>I think a great deal about the difference between routine and ritual as a special case of our more general and generally trying quest for balance — ripped asunder by the contrary longings for control and …

7 Mindfulness Tips For Busy People With Hectic Lives

Mindfulness helps us achieve healthier, more comfortable lives by lowering stress. And if you’re a busy person with a hectic life, that’s exactly …

10 Reasons Why Organic Food Is Worth The Expense

Let's face it: you want to eat well. You want to be certain that you are biting into something that will help you feel energized and healthy, won't …

Agriculture

Responding to Stress With Attention, Care and Connection

<i>By Mimi O'Connor</i><p>Stress is an unavoidable part of life. When we accept this fact, we can then use it as a catalyst for adapting to change. We can begin to view stress not as the enemy, but as a red flag, a health alert calling for additional awareness, support and self-care.<p>Our bodies are efficient …

'Meditation, Mindfullness & Spirituality', an Interfaith Special, Will be Broadcast Sunday June 28 on CBS

via press release:<p><b>“MEDITATION, MINDFULNESS & SPIRITUALITY,”</b><p><b>AN INTERFAITH SPECIAL,</b><p><b>WILL BE BROADCAST SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2015</b><p><b>ON THE CBS TELEVISION …

Meditation

Distracted When You Meditate? Here's Why You Should Do a Happy Dance

Lately, in my morning meditation sessions, I've been doing a mental happy dance every time I notice myself absorbed in and distracted by thought.<p>Huh? Isn't the goal to focus on my breath and <i>not</i> let my mind run and wander?<p>No, in fact the goal is <i>mindfulness</i>, and guess what: when I notice that I'm …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness has lost its Buddhist roots, and it may not be doing you good

Mindfulness as a psychological aid is very much in fashion. Recent reports on the latest finding suggested that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy …

11 Easy Ways to Go Organic

Intro<p>During the past two decades, "healthy eating" and "organic foods" have become nearly synonymous—and the American appetite for them has grown increasingly voracious (organic food sales in the United States have increased from approximately $11 billion in 2004 to an estimated $27 billion in …

When Genius Calls: The Six Qualities of an Extraordinary Life

It is my intention to achieve and maintain a state of balance, bliss, love, rapture, inspiration, and peace; in essence, to live from a higher state …

5 Ways to Instantly Improve your Meditation

Meditation is something that seems like it could be easy yet, when you actually practice it you soon realize your mind is a lot harder to quiet then …

The Crazy Thing That Happened When a Junk Food Junkie Went Organic for 30 Days

"You're crazy," my wife told me.<p>My two kids thought I was stupid.<p>I knew there'd be skeptics. I was one of them.<p>My decision to overhaul my eating was …

Ask the Experts: Does meditation work for everyone?

We're told just five minutes of meditation a day can alleviate stress, improve sleep, and boost performance both at work and in the gym. But while a lucky few seem to be a mere breath away from enlightenment, the rest of us struggle with the art. So should we, and could we, all practice a little …

Mindfulness

Arts Education: The Need for More Arts Teachers in School

Arts in Education Week took place last month, and since then arts education has been on my mind and in the air. A recent blog post by Alan Yaffe - here -- that contended arts education advocacy should be focused more on art-making than art-viewing got me thinking. It is true, much energy goes into …

Education

24 Questions to Enhance Students Reflective and Critical Thinking Skills

August 31, 2014<br>Reflection is a fundamental skill from which is branched out all other thinking skills. Reflection is a form of meta-thinking, a …

Is Homework Helpful? The 5 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask

The National PTA recommends 10–20 minutes of homework per night in the first grade, and an additional 10 minutes per grade level thereafter (i.e., 20 …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

5 Exercises You Should Be Doing Way More Of

<b>Rows</b> <br>So much of what we do and how we move involves the muscles on the front of the body—the chest, abs, biceps, etc. But pulling exercises like rows strengthen your back to improve posture and balance out the body. Plus, you'll look that much sexier in halter dresses. The bent-over row uses …

Tummy-Toning Workouts

Want a tighter, flatter belly? Watch this video to learn moves that work your entire mid-section. Increase the intensity by using a small hand …

Fitness

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.

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30 Dumbbell Exercises Missing From Your Routine

If a workout consists of popping a squat on the 50-pound dumbbell to chat it up with friends, it may be time try something new. Dumbbell exercises …

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15 Travel Fitness Hacks to Stay in Shape

You work so hard to keep fit normally, so how do you maintain your current mass or keep weight off while you're traveling? Try these 15 travel …

The Best Workout for a Toned, Tight Butt

Exercise 1 Prone Leg Raise<p>Lie facedown on the floor with your head supported by crossed arms, legs shoulder-width apart, core engaged <b>(a)</b>. Contract your glutes to lift your legs about 12 to 16 inches off the ground and bring them together to touch <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then slowly lower back to start. That's …