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You’re Not Breathing Right

<b>Ceremony Meditation</b><i><br>60-minute group session, $25; ceremonymeditation.com</i><br>Coach Daniela Gil has students fill their lungs to about 80 percent …

Prevent Burnout by Making Compassion a Habit

“I am sick to death of the ridiculous situations I have to deal with at work. The pettiness, the politics, the stupidity — it’s out of control. This kind of thing stresses me out to the max.”<p>Stress is a happiness killer. And life is just too short to be unhappy at work. But we hear this kind of …

Mind-Body Connection During Meditation Can Now be Tracked, Thanks to Science

When touting the health benefits of meditation, experts and practitioners often speak about experiencing a mind-body connection. But up until …

How Taking 5 Mindful Minutes Every Morning Increased My Productivity

To be honest, until two years ago, the idea of wellness was a foreign concept to me. Paradoxically, I was surrounded by some of the fittest people on …

Muscle

How Mindfulness Stops You from Being a Slave to Your Bad Habits

Meditation is no longer a mystery, and no longer remains on the periphery of medical theory in the recent decades thanks to the work of pioneers like …

Mindfulness

9 surprising ways meditation changes your brain

By giving our bustling mind a dedicated break from its day-to-day worries, these studies suggest, we actually empower it to run more efficiently when we're using it. This can come in handy when we're trying to solve a tough problem, focus intently on a task, or search for creative inspiration for a …

10 Steps To Overcoming FOMO

It’s easier than you think.<p>The concept of FOMO (fear of missing out) and the dangers of being possessed by this insidious condition. We are offering 10 valuable practices that are guaranteed to help to free you from the grip of FOMO and to enhance the quality of your relationships as well as the …

Happiness

Life Is Not a Race: Why We'll Never Find Happiness in the Future

<b>“Life is not a race but a pace we need to maintain with reality.” ~Amit Abraham</b><p>Almost all of my adult life I've competed in the extreme sport of …

Happiness

Mindful Parenting Checklist & Why You’ll Find It Useful

Today I want to share with you a Mindful Parenting Checklist. While I don’t think you will use this checklist every day, I do think you will find it …

Pema Chödrön's 'When Things Fall Apart' Turns 20

At a time when many people feel unsettled and insecure, we present some prose relief. Pema Chödrön’s manual for living, <i>When Things Fall Apart: Heart</i> …

Finding a New Path When You’re Attached to the Old and Scared of Failing

<b>“All endings are just beginnings. We just don’t know it yet.” ~Mitch Albom</b><p>The difficulty of finding, let alone staying on a path was brought to mind …

Self-help

Why I Draw

An example of one of my “I am stressed right now and need help” sketchbook drawings.<p>I talk about drawing a lot. I talk about how to draw, how to draw …

Watch birds and be in nature for better mental health

It makes intuitive sense that being in nature also has the power to transform our mood and health, something scientists have been cottoning …

This One Ritual Will Help Us Raise More Mindful Children, New Study Shows

<i>Ever feel like health news is too overwhelming, fast-paced, or hard to decipher? Us too. Here, we filter through the latest in integrative health,</i> …

Self Control

10 Ways To Bring A Piece Of Peace To Your Life

Do you ever get a moment of peace? Or is your head constantly swimming with to do lists, appointments, deadlines and data?<p>I've put together my top …

Are We Growing Disconnected in an Age of Connectivity?

On a recent trip to San Francisco, I saw a man lying on the sidewalk. I had just crossed a street that borders Union Square and was focused on some …

Violin

The One Tiny Thing That Made Me Better At Meditation

This morning's routine is no different from yesterday's. 5:30 a.m. and the alarm goes off. A steaming hot shower accompanied by high notes of Michael …

Meditation

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7 Free Ways to Relieve Stress

Every day it seems there’s no shortage of things to worry about, whether it’s politics, your own well-being and that of your loved ones, the …

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

Research shows that your habits create happiness more than anything else in life. These will make you happier today.<p>It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we …

How to Build a Meaningful Life And Make It Incredibly Amazing

Life and living it is a project and changing your life is the beginning. It’s a never-ending quest to share our best work with the rest of the world. …

7 Ways to Make Good Habits Stick

It takes dedication, discipline, and a deep desire to change<p>We all have dreams and visions of the life we want to live. But we also know that getting there requires dedication, discipline, and most importantly change. So how do we make these changes in a way that makes them last for the long-term? …

The Year of Hygge, the Danish Obsession with Getting Cozy

The Oxford Dictionaries’ 2016 “word of the year” shortlist was heavy on neologisms that one wishes didn’t have to exist: “alt-right,” “Brexiteer,” and this year’s winning term, “post-truth.” Among the finalists, though, there was one bit of solace: “<i>hygge</i>,” a Danish term defined as “a quality of …

Hygge

Move Over, Marie Kondo: Make Room for the Hygge Hordes

As soothing as a video of a basket of baby sloths, and borne on a raft of lifestyle books, hygge is headed for your living room.<p>Hygge (pronounced HOO-gah, like a football cheer in a Scandinavian accent) is the Danish word for cozy. It is also a national manifesto, nay, an obsession expressed in the …

What is hygge? Why the world's happiest country says this is their secret

Happiness: It's the one thing most of us could use a little more of. But how do you get it?<p>Sometimes it feels like every other article on the internet claims to have the cure-all secrets to cheering up. (We're guilty of it, too — just check out our 12 life lessons to increase happiness, 10 secrets …

Happiness

5 Ways to Slow Down and Be Happy

When we are in hurry and try to get things done quickly, we realize that there is hardly any joy in what we do. It becomes only a means to an end …

Five Ideas From Buddhism That Everyone Should Know About

Buddhism is variously described as a spiritual tradition, a religion and a philosophy.<p>Now I can't possibly do justice to the ancient wisdom of …

164: Emma Seppälä

<b>0</b> Flares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>Podcast: Download<p>This week we talk to Emma Seppälä about success and happiness<p><b>Emma Seppälä, Ph.D</b> is Science Director of Stanford …

Immune System

Zen and the art of family maintenance – lessons from the bestselling Buddhist monk

Haemin Sunim says a happy relationship and contented children are within reach for us all – if we could just slow down and pay attention to each other<p>Some people, if you ask them a question, answer quickly. Others take a moment to think first. Haemin Sunim looks up, slightly to the right, and …