Josh Bulriss

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5 Science-Backed Benefits of Meditation

<b>“If a person’s basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience.” ~The</b> …

Do You Really Need That? Minimalism in Japanese Homes – Japan Info

Minimalist environments are becoming more popular in Japan these days. Though minimalism has already been seen in many homes abroad, the Zen-inspired …

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Why You Need to Give Yourself Permission to Be Happy

Over the last week, I felt a weight lifted off my shoulders.<p>I've been actively searching for wisdom and fulfillment, both external and internal, for a few years now. Ever since my self-proclaimed "quarter-life crisis," I've started a journey of consciously trying to live out my truth and empower …

10 Essential Keys to Mindful Living

More than anything else, my focus for this year is to live a more mindful life.Ultimately, mindful living is a simple task: do more things with …

14 places in South-East Asia to see before it's too late

This Mom Spent Her Maternity Leave Traveling the World With Her Newborn

"The overall aim is to inspire like-minded travel loving parents — your travel days do not have to be over."<p>When London-based couple Karen Edwards and Shaun Bayes told their friends that they planned to travel the world with their newborn baby, Esmé, while Edwards was on maternity leave, everyone …

4 Reasons You SHOULDN’T Travel With Your Friend

Whether you’re planning a spring break trip or a dreamy summer rental, the whole world is yours to explore! Can’t you see all the on-point travel pics on your Instagram already? But before you call up the owner of the “friends” etched half-heart necklace that corresponds to your “best” one to …

How To Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets To Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Why It’s Okay to “Fail” at Meditation 90% of the Time

<b>“Giving up is the only sure way to fail.” ~Gena Showalter</b><p>So you want to meditate.<p>You can’t help but notice the benefits touted everywhere: clearer …

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Don't Drink And Meditate, And Other Things I Learned While Going Zen For A Week

Both my parents are Buddhists, so I thought this would be easy. I was wrong.<p><i>This story is part of a 10-piece series for which HuffPost staffers agreed to experiment with improving their health and decreasing their stress on the job. It’s also part of our monthlong “Work Well” initiative focusing on</i> …

Easy Ways to Start Meditating at Home

<i>The Cut’s guide to self-improvement without spending a million dollars.</i><p>Like its sibling mindfulness, meditation was a hot topic in 2015, with …

I spent two years traveling the world, and it completely changed my life

In August 2009 I took a one-way flight to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, with the intention of learning how to teach English, getting a job, and tramping around Europe.<p>Little did I know that that decision would push me to East Asian megacities, the tallest mountains in the world, and …

17 Resolutions To Help You Have A Spiritually Renewing 2016

May your year be filled with joy.<p>As the new year dawns, it's time to set some intentions for what you hope to accomplish in the months ahead. Instead of taking on daunting new diets or exercise regimens, start with some resolutions that will nourish your spirit, instead.<p><b>HuffPost Religion</b> …

The Buddha’s Guide to Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness, at its roots an originally Buddhist meditation technique, has exploded in popularity over the past decade. What was once exclusively a …

5 Lessons The Dalai Lama Taught Me About Happiness

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Money

Money can be spiritual or divine, by powering whatever positive activity you want to engage in.<p>Buddhism, which holds that wealth is temporary and no …

4 Steps to Get From Where You Are to Being Happy Where You Are

The steps below will help you move internally from where you are to being happy where you are. They will create an internal shift to help you get happy now on your way to wherever you want to go.<p>I went to a corporate cocktail party a few nights ago, and being the introvert that I am and deathly …

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Overcome Limiting Thoughts: Be Happier & More Present

<b>“The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.” ~Robert Pirsig</b><p>Do you sometimes feel …

11 Reasons Why It's Important to Follow Your Dreams

Everyone always says, “Follow your dreams!” But not everyone does it. Life interjects, bills pile up, and sometimes we have to do jobs we don’t want …

This concept from Zen Buddhism will help you let go of beliefs that are holding you back

A buddhist statue. Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri<p>I played baseball for 17 years of my life. During that time, I had many different coaches and I began to notice repeating patterns among them. <br>Coaches tend to come up through a certain system. New coaches will often land their first job as an assistant …

9 powerful habits to develop in 2016

Success is also subjective; if one chooses to live within one's means and owes no debts, he or she may consider him- or herself successful, whereas another may see success in the numbers in their bank account.<p>Regardless of the definition, when we think of successful people, what attributes …

How Iron Buddha Tea Can Insanely Improve Your Health

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

Five stories of human kindness

In honour of this year’s World Kindness Day, we sought out readers’ stories of the superhero strangers that reached out a hand when times got tough – and saved a traveller’s day.<p>Vinod Nelson had just barely left Bern, Switzerland when the train came to an unexpected halt, and terrible news came …

Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

Test subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at …

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

Meditation, Life, and the Good Sit

<i>(I spent the winter of 2012 in silence on a self-guided retreat at the Forest Refuge, a Buddhist meditation center in rural Massachusetts. This is the second entry of a twice-monthly blog exploring daily life in the silence, and how intensive retreats offer a compass for everyday life).</i><p>I have my …

7 Tips To Buff Up Your Chakra System

bodymindsoulspirit | June 2, 2017 | 1 Comment<p>Energy medicine promotes healing by working within an individual’s personal energetic field and seeing …

23 Portraits of Women Who Live in North Korea

For over two years now, Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc has been traveling around the world with a camera in hand and shooting portraits of women …