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Obama and Rouhani make history with phone call, thawing three decade freeze between US and Iran

President Barack Obama revealed Friday that he talked with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, marking the first time leaders from the U.S. and Iran have directly communicated since the 1979 Iranian revolution.<p>"Just now I spoke on the phone with President Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran," he …

The One Thing You're Not Doing That Will Completely Boost Your Focus

For many of us, true silence only comes when we close our eyes and turn in for the night.<p>Even when we're "listening," our minds churn an inner dialogue: We're deciding what we'll say next, contemplating the way the speaker's mouth is moving, thinking about what's for lunch.<p>A healthy fix of silence …

5 Exquisite Replenishing Rituals | Rejuvenation Lounge

<i>“Rituals take you to where you want to be going”</i><p>Rituals are deliberate precious moments in time. We repeat them. Sometimes often.<p>They can infuse life …

10 Most Influential Books for Personal Growth

By: Amanda Froelich,<p>A means of expression one’s personal experience, scientific revelations, or new way of thought, books are extraordinary tools to …

Spirituality

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Meditation

Meditation Teachers Reveal Their Favorite Ways To Meditate

Research suggests that meditation offers many benefits for our health and happiness. And we may even enjoy these benefits when we’re not …

5 Things You Should Know About Letting Go

<i>“Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.”<br>―C. JoyBell C.</i><p>Even after you let go, the past is still part of who you are. Every one of us …

7 Ways To Find Your Inner (and Real) Happiness

Happiness is one of the most misunderstood words in our vocabulary yet we search for this intangible state our whole lives: if I only had this or …

8 Good Morning Questions that Create Happiness

<i>The morning is extremely important. It is the foundation from which the day is built. How you choose to spend your morning can be used to predict</i> …

10 Surprising Facts About How Our Brains Work

One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains work and how they actually do.<p>On many occasions I find myself …

The Brain

This Practice May Boost Intelligence And Lower Stress By Re-Wiring Your Brain

Meditation and mindfulness aren't just buzz words. A growing body of scientific research shows that the simple act of sitting still in thought confers long-term health benefits -- and even changes in brain function.<p>What exactly have scientists discovered? Here are eight scientifically backed …

How to Find the Strength and Motivation to Change Your Life

<b>“Eventually you will come to realize that love heals everything, and love is all there is.” ~Gary Zukav</b><p>Following a path of personal development isn’t …

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10 Easy Steps To Establishing a Daily Meditation Practice.

Like all the other shoulds and musts in life, it’s hard to make it a daily habit. We are so burdened by the laundry list of our day to day …

Yoga for an Immune System 'Boost Up'

<i>by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher</i><p>There are countless studies that show that yoga improves immune functioning, most recently the one mentioned in a post here by Dr. Eliaz that describes "how yoga is actually working to benefit us on the genetic level."<p>The online Oxford English …

Seeing Beyond the Negative: It’s Better Than You Think

<b>“Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.” ~Shirley MacLaine</b><p>When I first started teaching, I was really ambitious. I took a line …

Best Breath Practices: 5 Energizing Pranayama Techniques.

Each breath in is a new chance to let Life flow through you, to let go of resistance to the moment, to cultivate compassion for yourself and …

15 Ways to Change Your Thoughts and Transform Your Life

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale<p>The nature of our thoughts determines the quality of our life whether it is …

Happiness

The Amazing Ways Your Thoughts Create Your Brain

Deane Alban, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Of course you know that your thoughts are generated by your brain. But you may not have considered that in many …

Wake Up: It's Time for Meditation

It was an amazing discovery for me over two decades ago, when, in a mediation course, I suddenly woke up! With a sense of awe and great clarity I found myself observing my own thoughts. For a brief moment I was free! Free from the grip of emotions and endless thinking. What a liberating moment. I …

13 Ways Mindfulness Makes Me a Better Parent

I recently got the following question on my Twitter feed: <i>Do you feel meditation has really changed you? More relaxing, less stress? So on?</i><p>The short …

The Nia Technique to a Quiet Mind

With the upcoming deadline, and the mountain of work still left to do, you have no idea how you will get it all done on time. You are literally down …

Meditation

The Real Armageddon: Learning how to be Alone!

V. Susan Ferguson, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>We can all see that life on planet Earth is moving towards some inexorable, perhaps unknowable massive …

Food Stamp Nation

From the art of selling excess food stamp dollars at the end of each month, to JP Morgan profiting from the program as a line of business, Liberty …

Mostly Cloudy With Occasional Drones In The Afternoon

Marseille, the second largest city in France, has a crime problem. “Account settlements,” as the French call them, regularly make the national news. …

Associated Press News

Russia to prosecute Greenpeace activists

Environmental activists who protested at an offshore oil platform in the Russian Arctic last week will be prosecuted, possibly for piracy, which is punishable by up to 15 years in jail, according to Russian investigators.<p>They said the "attack", in which Greenpeace activists tried scaling the …

How old were the Founding Fathers: The leaders of the American Revolution were younger than we imagine.

It’s a simple question—perhaps so basic that it’s been overlooked: How old were the leaders of the American Revolution?<p>As it turns out, many Founding …