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5 Tips To Start A Meditation Practice

I always run into people who are dying to adopt a meditation practice but have no clue how to get started. It’s too hard to sit still. Or there’s no …

The Practice of Mindfulness in Addiction Therapy

In my practice, I work with many clients whose addiction may be construed as a maladaptive response to “discomfort of unknown origin.” A patient will …

Why we love to hoard… and how you can overcome it

Understanding the psychology behind why we like to accumulate all manner of items can in fact help you to lead a clutter-free life.<p><i>Question: How do you make something instantly twice as expensive?<br>Answer: By thinking about giving it away.</i><p>This might sound like a nonsensical riddle, but if you've ever …

The 10 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2012

After the best science books, art books, and design books of 2012, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating philosophy, psychology, and creativity books published this year. (Catch up on last year’s roundup here.)<p>THIS WILL MAKE YOU SMARTER<p>Every …

11 Moments of Zen

Many teachings from Zen-Buddhism are told in short and delightful zen stories. They are usually designed to develop the mind and to free it from …

Meditation In Action: 5 Tips For Integrating Mindfulness Into Everyday Life (PHOTOS)

<i>By Headspace</i><p>Mindfulness starts to get really interesting when we can start to integrate it into everyday life. Remember, mindfulness means to be present, in the moment. And if you can do it sitting on a chair, then why not while out shopping, drinking a cup of tea, eating your food, holding the …

Meditation In Action: Turn Your Walk Into A Mindful Moment (PHOTOS)

<i>By Headspace</i><p>Walking is a great way to integrate mindfulness into your everyday life and has been practiced as a meditative technique for thousands of years. But in everyday life, walking is usually an established and habituated action that requires very little concentration. Because of this, it’s …