Mary Jo Saavedra

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How Meditation is Making Me a Better Entrepreneur

I love life as an entrepreneur but really dislike one aspect – exhaustion from not sleeping. When I get into “startup mode” I have a hard time …

Meditation as an act of love

“Don’t meditate to fix yourself, to heal yourself, to improve yourself, to redeem yourself; rather, do it as an act of love, of deep warm friendship …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness to Improve Your Health

"Health comes from inner peace" according to a talk I recently attended by the Dalai Lama. He makes it sound so simple. Doesn't inner peace sound easier than giving up French fries or learning how to make kale palatable?<p>But how do we cultivate inner peace and thus health? We start with …

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Stress Reduction for Writers

I’ve had insomnia for the past couple of years. Sometimes I’m up from 2-4 or 5 a.m., reading until I fall back to sleep. Other times I sleep through …

Setting Intents 101: Ten Intentions for Higher Consciousness

• I intend to manifest a world where war is a fictional concept than reality.<br>• I intend to choose respond over reactions.<br>• I intend to witness God in …

Lessons from a Warrior: Creating Quality, Not Quantity in Your Yoga Practice

Each time I step onto my mat, it’s a brand new experience. Some days I feel like a rock star. Strong, fluid, graceful, on top of the world. Other …

Liquid Media: Hawaii Design and Marketing

Our servers are hosted and maintained by Liquid Web. Hosting costs are billed anually at in the first week of the year, we like to keep it simple, …

Meditation: Space as it relates to Mind and Universe

<i>Meditation Session from the Responsive Universe</i><p><b>Awareness of Space within the Mind and our Surroundings….</b><p>In this meditative session, we will begin as …

How does one incorporate Mindfulness into Daily Tasks and Activities?

A special thanks to Rus Devorah Darcy Wallen for this great question:<p><b>How does one incorporate Mindfulness into Daily Tasks and Activities?</b><p>That is a …

Physicists Find Evidence That The Universe Is A ‘Giant Brain’

But now physicists say there may be some evidence that it’s actually true. In a sense.<p>According to a study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, …

The 5 Ancient Yoga Practices for Mental Clarity and Peace

<b>Patanjali, the great Indian spiritual teacher who codified a way to enlightenment that we know as Yoga, was well aware that the most troublesome of</b> …

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MINDFULNESS<p>BY APAGE<p>WHAT IS MINDFULNESS MEDITATION?<p>LIVING IN THE MOMENT<p>MINDFULNESS BEGAN AS A BUDDHIST TRADITION.<p>MINDFULNESS MEDITATION IS NOW …

Eckhart Tolle: What do you believe in?

Your Refuge - A Heart That Is Ready for Anything

When the Buddha was dying, he gave a final message to his beloved attendant Ananda, and to generations to come:<p><i>“Be a lamp unto yourself, be a refuge</i> …

The Foundational Trinity: Grounding, Orienting & Resourcing.

<i>What follows is the 3rd excerpt from my ebook</i> <b>Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind: A Modern Yoga Philosophy Infused with Somatic Psychology & Neuroscience,</b> …

3 Surprising Ways a Deep Breath Can Reduce Your Anxiety | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Don’t you hate it when you’re really nervous and anxious and a friend says, “Just take a deep breath . . .”?<p>It seems so trite, so dismissive, so …

Mindfulness and education

Life Coach extraordinaire Tim Brownson drew my attention to this interesting infographic last week, and I promptly forgot about it until stumbling …

Brain Games & Brain Training

Enjoy brain training created by scientists and game designers<p>Start your training with 50+ cognitive games today.

Dying to Stay Alive

Standing in the morgue, looking down at the chill steel slab, I see my own face. It looks exactly like me, the way my sister’s looked exactly like <i>her</i> …

4 lessons marketers can learn from yoga

As a yoga practitioner and a marketing professional, I have come to see parallels between these two seemingly unrelated practices. The foundational …

9 Unconventional Ways to Let Go

<i>by Vincent Nguyen of Self Stairway</i><p>Letting go is difficult, but it’s something you constantly have to do as you live from one day to the next. It’s a …

Cultivating Joy That Lasts Longer Than Chocolate

Happiness is eating a delicious chocolate bar. It’s a physical pleasure that lasts a very short time. What if you could find something akin to …

Al Gore and Bono invest in Biz Stone's mystery startup

The Twitter co-founder's new company, Jelly, closes its first round of funding with a celebrity-studded group of investors, including tech notables Jack Dorsey, Reid Hoffman, and Evan Williams.<p>Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has picked up some interesting celebrity investors for his mysterious mobile …

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