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Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’

By taking the Buddhism out of the practice, Kabat-Zinn pioneered a meditative approach used all over the world to treat pain and depression. He talks about Trump, ‘McMindfulness’ and how a 10-second vision in 1979 led to a change in the world’s consciousness<p>The police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation better than gardening for beating stress, experiment shows

Mindfulness meditation, the practice of paying more attention to the present moment, is more than twice as better at reducing stress than gardening, a new experiment has suggested.<p>The training has been growing in popularity in recent years, with the NHS recommending it as a way to reduce stress and …

Productivity vs Presence. Which One is Driving You? | Inc.com

The mindfulness and wellness industry is growing fast with over $1 billion in revenues in 2015 (according to IBISWorld), over 1,000 mindfulness apps in the app store and over $50 million in revenues for just on popular app called Headspace, valued at $250 million at the start of 2017.<p>Running on the …

Time Management

How to Become the Confident Person You've Always Wanted to Be

We've all heard the phrase "fake it till you make it" when reading up on how to be confident, but for Olympic athlete and Nike female fitness …

Self-help

A Guided Meditation to Heal Depression

When depression takes a hold of you, life seems to have no meaning. There seems to be nothing to feel joyful and excited about. And no matter how …

Meditation

Let's Feel Good!

What a waste!<p>You’re as happy as a kid in a sandbox, all set for a positively great day.<p>And then the flames of discontent start to smoulder…<p>Why is …

Penguin Random House

Free Webinar: 6 Steps to Achieve Any Goal and Create an Extraordinary Life

Watch On Demand<p>How to Set and Accomplish Big Goals That are in Alignment with the Life You Want<p><b>Create Awareness</b> - Going from where you are to where …

Motivation

What if every push-up earned you $100?

<b>Exercise</b>. Take care of your energy unit. If you want success, you’re going to need to exercise. What does exercise have to do with</b> …

The 10 titles book clubs are buzzing about in 2017

When Oprah Winfrey named a specific translation of Tolstoy classic “Anna Karenina” to her book club list in 2004, publisher Penguin immediately …

Books

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Time Management

Extreme Personal Productivity: 90 Ways to Boost Productivity in 90 Days | Inc.com

Ninety days, 90 ways to be more productive in 2017. While some will only take a few minutes, they will still make a major impact on your productivity. Others might take a little longer, especially if creating a new habit is involved, but once that habit is formed, you reap productivity benefits …

Productivity

15 Wise Buddhism Quotes That Will Give You Strength During Hard Times

Life is tough sometimes. Whether it’s your job, relationships, your mental health, or your physical health, life has a way of presenting obstacles …

19 Simple Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem Quickly | Inc.com

Low self-esteem is unfortunately a self-fulling prophecy. The worse you feel about who you are and what you do, the less motivation you'll have to do what it takes to build your self-esteem.<p>From there it's easy to spiral down into a cycle of negative and circular thinking, keeping you mired in …

Self-help

A Simple 5-Minute Meditation to Melt Away Tension | Inc.com

Lack of interpersonal skills can be a career crusher. A deleterious emotional state can have serious ramifications on the way you think and process information, and of course, it also affects the way others relate to you. Are you confident and calm when dealing with high-stakes, or high-stress …

Mindfulness

How To Instantly Boost Your Energy Level (No Coffee Required)

<i>These 11 quick pick-me-ups from PureWow will give you energy without the crash.</i><p>You’re blasting through emails, brainstorming like a boss, and …

Candybar

Little Ways to Live Your Life More Intentionally in 2017

With the new year upon us, there's no better time to start thinking more intentionally. The simple act of just thinking about what matters to you …

Turntables

Mental Health: Four Ways To Be Happier In 2017

As someone who has suffered bouts of crippling depression in my life I understand exactly what it is like to feel hopeless. People don't understand …

Mental Health

23 Small Things You Can Do Every Day That Will Make You Happier

According to a happiness expert.<p>We asked a happiness expert for some easy ways to feel great that don't involve buying a fifty grand watch, going to the Maldives, or dating a supermodel.<p>Step forward Andy Cope—a happiness expert and co-author of <i>The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence: How to</i> …

Happiness

10 Science-Backed Ways To Be More Positive In 2017

2016 was full of negativity. Adopting these 10 habits can help guard against bringing that bad energy into the new year.<p>For a variety of reasons ranging from sorrow over the deaths of some beloved cultural icons to the bitter acrimony that characterized much of the political scene, a fair number of …

Happiness

23 Things Everyone Can Do To Create A Life-changing Morning Routine

Imagine a door in front of you.<p>As you open them, you find yourself in a room with only a desk and a chair.<p>You approach towards, you see a book, which …

How to Defeat Poor Coping Skills and Self Destructive Behaviors

Almost all of us have engaged in one poor coping mechanism or the other. Some are minor slips that don’t cause much damage, others can have …

Self-Help Guru Tim Ferriss Has 6 Tips to Make Any Day 10x Better

After interviewing more than 200 of the world's most fascinating people for <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i>, I believe more strongly than ever that 10x results …

Self-improvement

Live to tell: My suicide story

Author Nannie Flores on a solo trip to Paris: “Traveling was a means of escape from my grief.”<p>It was two days after All Soul’s Day when I decided to …

7 Mental Health Resolutions, Straight From a Psychologist

As someone who deals with anxiety on a daily basis, I made one of my New Year's resolutions about mental health. This year I plan to start working …

Mental Health

Electroshock Therapy Treatment - ECT and how it works

A Brief History of Electroshock Therapy (ECT)<p>Almost everyone who I know who has undergone electroshock therapy and every doctor associated with …

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Behind The Happy Face: A Few Hidden Truths And Facts About Depression And Suicide

Perhaps, you can still remember the day when your sister called you to tell you the bad news. Her best friend and colleague at work decided to call …

Holiday Depression & Stress

<i>The National Mental Health Association developed this fact sheet as an introductory overview of depression. Please feel free to copy it and share</i> …

Positive Thinking