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10 Lessons David Alan Harvey Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<i>All photos in this article are copyrighted by David Alan Harvey / Magnum Photos</i><p>David Alan Harvey is one of the living legends in street photography. …

How to Focus Your Mind & Achieve More

We've challenged you to FOCUS: Follow One Course Until Successful. And it's a lot easier to do that with a quiet mind.<p>Quieting your mind is not easy initially. It requires practice.<p>But the benefits abound.<p>From enhanced well-being and productivity, to sustained joy and peace, a consistent …

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The Mechanics of Prayer

Adam Lanka, <i>Contributing Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Prayer means many different things to many different people. It is something that is so pervasive in our …

The 10 Best meditation apps

<b>1. Buddhify</b><p>This nicely-designed UK-created app is aimed at busy urbanites. You tell it whether you’re at the gym, walking, commuting or home. You can …

4 Commonly Asked Questions About Starting a Meditation Practice

Are you whole-heartedly contemplating adding the practice of stillness and awareness into your life? If so, let me express how thrilled I am for you. To assist you in this <i>complex</i> and <i>astounding</i> journey into mind, body and soul, here are four questions that generally spring up from my …

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Overcoming the Biggest Pitfall of Mindfulness

Are you feeling stuck in your practice? Did meditation lead to big positive life changes early on, but now years later you're just sort of treading water with no sense of making progress? Mindfulness meditation is an extremely helpful and useful practice, but that doesn't mean that it's perfect, or …

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The Spirituality of Sleep

In our fast paced culture, sleep is often elusive. The proliferation of news on sleep research makes clear that the quality and quantity of our sleep …

For Depression Treatment, Meditation Might Rival Medication

On the list of ways in which meditation appears to benefit the brain, depression treatment may be the latest to gain scientific backing. A new review study, out yesterday in the <i>Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine</i>, finds that mindfulness meditation may rival …

Four Tips To Help Your Meditation Practice Become Daily

Here are four very simple tips for turning your dabbling, on and off, casual, swinging, it-loves-me-it-loves-me-not relationship with meditation into …

On the Importance of Being Compassionate

As we approached the end of 2013, I started reflecting on the most important thing I learned last year. I have spent a lot of my life so far trying to figure out what the greatest quality of a human being is. I decided a few years ago that it must be courage. It took me almost 30 years of life to …

The Change is Here- Are You Ready To Be A Mindtamer? - Mindtamer- Changing Your Thoughts To Create The Life Of Your Dreams

The words written below are taken right from the videos on this page. Each of our lessons give you multiple ways to absorb the information.<p>Hey what’s …

The Power of Breath in Meditation and Fitness

I was nine years old when my father, Deepak Chopra, taught me to meditate. Meditation has become an invaluable tool in my life to help me stay calm, …

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Mindfulness: 5 Practical Methods for Your Daily Life

Mindfulness implies balance, focus and living in the moment. We often associate mindfulness with meditation and dedicated practice. It is even better if it can become a habit and a continuos process.<p>I have found the most challenging part of mindfulness trying to carry over the benefits of practice …

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The Science of Memory (and 4 Uncommon Ways to Enhance It)

<i>This post originally appeared on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I have a pretty bad memory, it seems. I know people say that all the time, but here’s why I think it actually applies to me:<p>In pretty much all of my childhood memories, I’m around 10 years old, as if nothing ever happened before that.<br>• My poor …

Exercise the Mind and the Body Will Follow

If you find it hard to stick to your workout routine, or wish you enjoyed it more, it's likely that your mind is a little... out of shape.<p>Sounds …

4 Ways Your Brain Can Ruin Your Chances For Success

What's really tripping up the ones who barely make it out of the starting gate? The economy, of course, doesn't make things easy. But perhaps there's something much closer to home that increases the challenge.<p>Our brains are powerful processing tools, but just like most technology, they can be …

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How Breathing, Yoga and Positive Thinking Can Increase Intelligence

First let's define what it means to be smart.<p>There currently isn't a universal way to measure intelligence. Some people use the standard benchmarks, …

Live by Your Values and Everything Else Will Fall into Place

<b>“Until you make peace with who you are, you will never be content with what you have.” ~Doris Mortman</b><p>As I sit here writing this, I am still in the …

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Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

How + Why Meditation Works

Meditation is one of the most crucial aspects to cultivate more peace and happiness in life. It is literally the first thing I recommend to all my …