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Taking care of the present moment

I’ve been having a well-earned rest from blogging after completing our 100 Days of Lovingkindness, during which time I managed to contribute a blog …

How To Meditate Without Meditating At All

Your meditation doesn't have to emulate the Buddha's 49-day retreat. Whether you think there's no time for a mindfulness meditation practice, or the concept of sitting in stillness is more daunting than restful, there are still ways to reap the benefits of the ancient art.<p>That's right -- you can …

Health & Wellness: Nutrition, Fitness, Diet, Relationships & More

The former California governor and beloved Hollywood action hero underwent a planned procedure...<p>Studies indicate that drinking coffee in moderation …

Reprogramming the Mind to Change Unwanted Habits. ~ Satya Kalra

The Secret of Self-Transformation: How to Change Our Behavior One Step at a Time.<p>Have you ever tried to change a behavior or habit, only to find …

Release Worries: 5 Mindful Tips for Living in the Now

<b>“The next message you need is always right where you are.” ~Ram Das</b><p>I try to exercise mindfulness in all things. Nowhere has this been as important …

Hearst Magazines

Can't Keep up? 15 Ways to Simplify Your Morning Routine | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It can become pretty stressful, right?<p>Every morning we have to struggle to get ourselves ready, get everything done and be out the door on time. And …

7 Concepts That Shape Who You Are, How You Think About Yourself and Others

Josh Richardson, <i>Prevent Disease</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Our world of duality is slowly changing. More of us are seeing each other for who we are and why we’re …

Calmness Is Contagious, Even If You’re Faking It

<b>“Peace of mind is not the absence of conflict from life, but the ability to cope with it.” ~Unknown</b><p>We had just reached cruising altitude, and my …

Meditation

- The Globe and Mail

The Five Elements of Lasting Inner Peace

James C. Wilhelm, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Nearly 40 years ago George Harrison wrote a song titled, <i>It’s What You Value.</i> In the second verse George says, …

7 Things You Need to Stop Doing Every Day

If you get decent value from making TO-DO lists, you’ll also get significant returns – in productivity, in improved relationships, in financial …

Hearst Magazines

6 Questions You Need To Stop Asking Yourself

<i>“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”<br>―Voltaire</i><p>If you keep asking yourself the wrong questions, you will never get an answer you …

Immigration reform no sure bet

After years of false starts, Washington finally appears to be on the path to rewriting the nation’s immigration laws.<p>The Senate Gang of Eight bill is holding its own in committee and is expected to hit the Senate floor in June. And in the House this week, members of a bipartisan group agreed “in …

There Are Only Hands and Eyes: Zen Buddhism as Universalism

Let me start with an anecdote, a conversation between two old hands on the Zen way collected in the 12th century Chinese spiritual anthology, the Blue Cliff Record. Joan Sutherland and John Tarrant's translation:<p>Yunyan asked Daowu, "How does the Bodhisattva Guanyin use those many hands and eyes?" …

Heritage immigration expert quits

The Heritage Foundation announced the resignation Friday of senior policy analyst Jason Richwine, co-author of a controversial report critical of the Senate’s immigration reform bill. After Heritage issued the report this week, news articles pointed out that Richwine had argued in his Harvard …

Buried in immigration reform bill, a plan to create a national photo database

The immigration reform bill currently sitting in the Senate is huge: it's more than 800 pages long, with more than 300 proposed amendments crammed in. Senators are in the early stages of debating the measure, and so far, there's a lot of talk about border security. But one detail that isn't getting …