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17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

5 Reasons You (And Everyone Else) Are Having a Hard Time Meditating

Veteran ABC news anchor and self-proclaimed meditation evangelist Dan Harris is back with a second book, <i>Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics</i>, which has …

3 Reasons I Think We Should All Do Yoga

This past weekend I was visiting with a group of women who were sharing about their battles with depression. My friend Cara turned to me and asked, …

Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now

Why you (and your team) need to be emotionally healthy to grow.<p>Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene …

The secret to overcoming anxiety

Is it more simple than we 'think'?<p><i>by</i><p>, Business Development at PwC, Corporate Wellbeing Advocate & Author of 'No-mind'<p>Over 40 million Americans and …

Mindfulness

6 Mindfulness Exercises That Each Take Less Than 1 Minute

Here are 6 short mindfulness exercises you can incorporate into your day if you're not keen on formal meditation.<p>You'll also find many more quick, …

Why Dudes Should Give Yoga a Try

When people think yoga, they often associate it with women. For some men, the thought of going to a yoga class is about as inviting as seeing the …

3 Ways You Can Use Meditation to Relieve Stress

You're reading 3 Ways You Can Use Meditation to Relieve Stress, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

Meditation

7 Ways to Heal Your Body by Using the Power of Your Mind, Backed by Science

A few simple changes to the way you think could make a big difference to your physical health.<p>There's a clear connection between the way your brain thinks and the way your body feels. Just like you can use your body to reduce your psychological distress, you can also use your mind to improve your …

Lost? 3 Ways To Find Yourself

A wise teacher once told me that the only guarantee in life is that everything will change, and the only permanent relationship you will ever have is with your mind, breath, and body.<p>I was sitting in a large open aired wooden pagoda in the jungles of Sri Lanka, the year after the tsunami. A college …

Yoga

How to Free Yourself from Your Personal Stories

To feel unworthy is to suffer. It feels like you’re flawed and must conceal your faultiness from others or risk being shunned. But concealing, …

6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Focus - + Feelin' Good, Feelin' Great

Today’s world is an endless, omnipresent circus of distraction.<p>We’re in the process of learning how to integrate all of this new technology into our …

Meditation

6 Useful Psychology Tricks to Think More Positively

Ever heard of reframing? It's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Try it.<p>Do you ever hear that voice inside your head tell you things like:<p>"I screwed up again. I'm worthless."<br>"I can't do this. I was never able to do it. It's not going to work now."<br>"I am nothing compared to those …

Is This Breathing Practice the Antidote to Stress and Anxiety?

We lay on yoga mats, sprawled across the floor of a small, second-story yoga studio in Manhattan, as Michelle taught us the breathing technique that …

Are You Lacking Focus? This Easy Week-Long Ritual Can Help

This short exercise helps clear the mental underbrush. And the biggest skeptics need it the most!<p>You know the benefits of meditation. But still, you don't do it. Hmmm.<p>Maybe it's time to consider an alternate approach. Not an alterna-<i>tive</i>--I have no doubt that meditation is everything you've heard. …

Why You Should Let It Go And Be Happy

Feeling stressed, worried or upset about a situation? In this article, Elizabeth Harmon looks at why you should learn to let it go, in order to find true happiness.<p>As humans, we can find it easy to feel negative about situations. The problem is, negativity can often build up and get on top of us. …

Happiness

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It

Let's pretend for a moment that you are a giraffe.<p>You live on the grasslands of the African savannah. You have a neck that is 7 feet long (2.1 meters). Every now and then, you spot a group of humans driving around on a safari taking pictures of you.<p>But it's not just your neck and their cameras that …

Duke University

Breathe in, breathe out: Patients find that aromatherapy helps reduce anxiety and pain

The fight against prostate cancer created a tangled-up ball of anxiety and pain wedged so deep in Jim Cline’s body that he could hardly remember his …

Essential Oils

What Fear Does to Your Brain - And How to Stop It

From our televisions to our political conversations, we are inundated with messages of fear. We feel more afraid of the world and our own neighbors …

Lao-Tzu’s 10 Ways to Find Happiness And Peace of Mind

Lao-Tzu also known as Laozi was an ancient Chinese philosopher, and the author of the book Tao Te Ching, which is the base of the religion Taoism. …

Spirituality

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This Simple Technique Will Clear Your Mind [and Lighten Your 'Mental Load']

The life-changing magic of "thinking clean"...<p>Do you ever feel like you have so many things on your mind that you aren't able to fully focus on <i>any</i> of them?<p>Maybe you're trying to finish a project at work, but your mind keeps wandering to all of the tasks you have to finish at home, the financial …

This Former Monk Explains Why You're Tackling Mindfulness All Wrong

Why you're doing mindfulness all wrong.<p>If you're up-to-date on your buzzwords, then you'll know that mindfulness is the new black.<p>It seems that everyone has their own idea of what it means to be mindful. Apps like Headspace, Smiling Mind and iMindfulness promise to help you center yourself, clear …

Why You Should Spend 5 Minutes in Total Silence Every Morning

It teaches your brain how to have good insights.<p>Here's a crazy idea. What if you spent five minutes in the morning after you are fully awake in total silence? As you can guess, it might be a little boring. Most of us wake up and immediately reach for a smartphone or rush to the shower. We enter …

7 Exquisite Ways You Can Enhance Your Brain Power

Read more on my blog!<p>www.joeyt.net/blog<p>No matter who you are or what you do, there are so many different ways that you can enhance your brain power …

4 Secrets Of Releasing Deep Emotional Pain

Someone crushed my heart pretty badly. It was one of those breakups you don't see coming, the kind of heartbreak you never thought could happen to …

Breakups

10 Journaling Tips to Help You Heal, Grow and Thrive

<b>“The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.” ~Shakti Gawain</b><p>Keeping a journal has many positive benefits. …

Letting Go of Fears and Worries About Getting Things Done

<b>“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.</b>” ~<b>Unknown</b><p>As the days have continued on past the beginning of the …