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Questions About Meditation You Were Too Embarrassed To Ask, Explained By Deepak Chopra

For everyone who's thought about meditation but never actually gotten around to trying it.<p><i>Deepak Chopra wants the world to meditate. The rest of the world, however, may not know as much about meditation as they might think — but that doesn't mean he isn't trying.</i> <i>The founder of the Chopra Center for</i> …

27 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Eckhart Tolle

Luminita Saviuc, <i>Purpose Fairy</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>I love Eckhart Tolle. I remember reading his book, <i>The Power of Now</i> in 2010 and from that moment on, whenever …

Is the Way You Breathe Bad for Your Health?

It's among the most important physical functions our bodies perform. We do it about 20,000 times a day. And still, somehow, most of us get it wrong. …

Growing Lettuce in Containers: DIY Salad Colander - Garden Projects

<i>Harvest lettuce right from your kitchen by planting it in a colander. This super simple project even makes for an impressive table display.</i><p>By …

Gardening

Sunscreen Ingredients: Which Ones to Look For and Which Ones to Avoid - Health and Wellness

Millions of Americans depend on sunscreen. Protecting our skin from harmful ultraviolet rays is important—UV light can cause skin cancer and …

Skin Care

How To Always Be Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”<br>― Oscar Wilde<p>The real you is the person you are when nobody is watching. But when other people enter …

Self-help

Having Trouble Falling Asleep? Try These Science-Backed Tips

Falling asleep is a natural process, so it should be easy, right? Ha! We wish. Of course, we've all had trouble getting to sleep at some point. But …

Top 10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a "superfood."<p>Its unique combination of fatty acids can have positive effects on your …

Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath

Many Americans are swamped with stress, but there may be ways to ease the tension without changing the circumstances.<p>Almost half of all adults say they've experienced a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard …

5 Tools for Mastering Fear

Of the many unpleasant emotions we can experience, fear may just top the list.<p>But fear is more than just physically unpleasant. Fear can also keep us from pursuing the things in life that really matter -- like following our dreams, and developing and taking care of important relationships.<p>I have …

Study Finds Making Art May Keep Our Brains Healthy

We’ve all heard about art’s psychological and physiological effects. Researchers have found, for instance, that a lunchtime jaunt to an art gallery …

8 Life Hacks for Increasing Inner Peace

Sometimes it can feel as though inner peace is a gift of bliss reserved for the lucky ones that don't have the same load of burdens we have. The fact is we all have our own unique stressors and challenges. It's highly probable that the unattainable peace we're yearning for has more to do with what …

Meditation

Healing Back Pain

• <b>Author:</b> John E. Sarno<p><b>Dr. John E. Sarno's groundbreaking research on TMS (Tension Myoneural Syndrome) reveals how stress and other psychological factors can cause back pain-and how you can be pain free without drugs, exercise, or surgery.</b><p>Dr. Sarno's program has helped thousands of patients find …

10 Ways to Add Mindful Moments to Your Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Failure to maintain focus can leave the mind lost in repeating loops of chronic anxiety… The power to disengage our attention from one thing and …

Mindfulness

10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

Article Written by Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post | Intuition is challenging to define, despite the huge role it plays in our everyday lives. …

How Feeling Grateful Improves Your Decision Making

Ancient wisdom traditions have long held that gratitude is a prerequisite for fulfillment. Focusing on what we have, instead of what we think we need, fortifies the mind against rampant desire that ultimately leaves us feeling empty.<p>The difficulty we face in living out that wisdom comes in the form …

6 Scents That Have the Power to Heal

"Research shows that, when inhaled, the oils activate your brain's hypothalamus, which controls hormones, energy, and drive," says Illup Louis Gravengaard, a director of alchemy at I AM Enlightened Creations, an aromatherapy and healthy-lifestyle company. Different essential oils trigger different …

Why Children Need Mindfulness Just As Much As Adults Do

In the growing conversation around mindfulness, we're constantly hearing about meditation in the workplace and tech CEOs who swear by the practice. But less attention is being paid to the quietly growing movement for mindfulness in the family, and the use of meditation to optimize the health, …

How to Clear Your Mind in 15 Minutes | Inc.com

Some days just get out of hand. The workload is heavy, and still the emails and calls flood in. The pace can seem frenetic, and the constant interruptions not only disrupt your actions but your thought process as well. You move so fast you feel unproductive and sloppy. By the end of the day, you …

Meditation

Make a Ginger Compress to Soothe Sore Muscles (Video) - Natural Health

<i>Use a simple ginger compress to soothe sore, achy muscles and avoid the side effects of over-the-counter pain killers.</i><p>By Jessica Kellner<p>Aches and …

Alternative Medicine

Just Listen! Your Body Is Speaking to You

If I could pick one ally in the pursuit of happiness, I would pick the body, and that means everyone's body, not just the beautiful, young, fit ones. …

Deepak Chopra

How Writing Heals Wounds — Of Both the Mind and Body

Talking about difficult experiences can be a way of easing the emotional pain of trauma, but the latest research shows that expressing emotions in …

Mind-Body Training Boosts Medical Students' Self-Compassion

Teaching medical students about mind-body approaches could help boost their compassion and decrease their stress, according to a small study from the Boston University School of Medicine.<p>Published in the journal Medical Education Online, the study showed that medical students who underwent a …

How To Make Wool Dryer Balls (Video) - Healthy Home

<i>Learn how to make homemade wool dryer balls, that are 100 percent wool and will last for years, to help dry clothes faster and reduce static.</i><p>By …

9 Foods that Reduce Inflammation - Health and Wellness

When TV host and nutritionist Julie Daniluk developed ulcerative colitis—inflammation of the large intestine—several years ago, it ravaged her body. …

The Top 7 Places To Visit For Healing Waters

<i>SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue</i><p>By Annette Foglino<p>Even though I spent many years writing about spas, I have always had a cat-like aversion to treatments that get the entire body wet. But once I am immersed in the water’s warmth, time stands still, or better yet, floats. Anxious thoughts dissolve.<p>The belief …

5 Health Benefits of Eating Avocados

Once shunned for their high fat content, today avocados are well-known in health circles. Packed with healthy monounsaturated fat, potassium, lutein, …

15 Powerful Ways to Create a Kinder Mind

Your mindset plays a major role in how happy and successful you are in life. If you can create a kinder mind, you will face fewer mental struggles …

5 Keys to Unlock Your Inner Happy

<i>When will I be happy?</i><p>Knowing my answer wont be what my client wants to hear, I answer, <i>Happiness is a choice</i>. Yet sometimes the act of choosing happiness makes us feel like we are faking it. So although "choose happiness" is still my "go to" answer, here are some other keys to being happy.<p><b>Live in</b> …

Happiness