Jessica Copen

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Mindful Eating: a Yoga Mat for Your Mouth

Yoga is union. Mindful eating is also yoga — in the sense that eating unites your body and mind’s intention through a moment of eating presence. …

Cat snoring into a glass

Funny<p>This Dog Takes His Security Job Very Seriously<p>20 Dogs Who Think They Are Human With Hilarious Results<p>This Dog Is Not Kidding Around When He Says …

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Maurice Sendak’s Rare, Sensual Illustrations for Herman Melville’s Greatest Commercial Failure and Most Personally Beloved Book

Something magical happens when a great artist interprets a great author — one need only look at William Blake’s paintings for Milton’s <i>Paradise Lost</i>, Picasso’s 1934 drawings for a naughty ancient Greek comedy, Matisse’s 1935 etchings for <i>Ulysses</i>, and Salvador Dalí’s literary illustrations for …

The Difference Between Mindfulness And Transcendental Meditation In Under Two Minutes

<b>The Video:</b> This short highlight features Dr. Norman Rosenthal’s participation in the February 2014 New York Town Hall Forum panel discussion</i> …

Looking for Focus? Try Transcendental Meditation

When you think of different therapies, you may not associate that practice with the "unconventional."<p>But Dr. Norman Rosenthal has seen much of his …

Staying Centered During Stressful Times: How Meditation Can Help

As a meditation teacher, I find that people are often drawn to turning inward during periods of personal crisis, seeking to anchor themselves.<p>Rather …

Daily Meditation: Sugar Mountain

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a song by folk rock star Neil Young. "Sugar Mountain" is a tribute to the …

Meditation Is All About the Art of Being

I once considered this question: Can you reach a moment of utter peace when walking in the garden? Is a glimpse of enlightenment and joy possible?<p>I believe that there is a misconception about <b>meditation</b>. About meditating. I think that some people think that they have to have an end game for sitting …

6 Tips That Prove Meditation Is Way Easier Than You Think

<i>By Anna Maltby</i>, SELF<p>"I'm terrible at trying to meditate -- I can never shut off my brain or sit still!" Sound familiar? You know practices like mindfulness meditation are good for you, but they just seem so counter to our 20-tabs-open-at-a-time lifestyle that it's hard to imagine where to start. We …

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The November Man

• <b>Author:</b> Bill Granger<p>(Previously published as There Are No Spies.)<p>SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING PIERCE BROSNAN - IN THEATERS AUGUST 27TH!<p>The classic thriller featuring the lethally cool U.S. government spy code-named The November Man<p>The president learned long ago that the CIA could not …

Six Years

• <b>Author:</b> Harlan Coben<p><b>Harlan Coben explores the dangers of obsession in this #1 New York Times bestselling masterpiece of modern suspense.</b> <br>Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry another man. Six years of hiding a broken heart by throwing himself into his …

On the Books: There are too many poets laureate in the U.S.

<i>The New York Times</i> examines the rampant wave of poets laureate in the United States. “‘I’ve been to places where there is a poet laureate for every …

‘Alice Munro Writes So Well About Secrets’

Then he had things to tell her about himself. The fact that he had produced a condom did not mean that he was a regular seducer. In fact, she was …

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Susan Sarandon Opens Up About Her “Issues with Woody Allen”

<b>Woody Allen’s</b> latest comedy, <i>Magic in the Moonlight</i>, isn’t the only film this summer to feature a controversial age gap between romantic partners. <i>The Last of Robin Hood</i> also features a May-December relationship, only its love story is based on a real-life romance, between 48-year-old <b>Errol Flynn</b> …

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Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With

Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering …

Kurt Vonnegut on Reading, Boredom, Belonging, and Our Human Responsibility

What makes the commencement address such a singular pinnacle of the communication arts is that, in an era where religion is increasingly being displaced by culture and secular thought, it offers a secular version of the sermon — a packet of guidance on how to be a good human being and lead a good …

Why We Hang on to Too Much Stuff – and How to Stop