Robert Straut

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The Silence Revolution

<i>Image taken by, David Lynch Foundation</i><p>Recently I read a Huffington Post article about the "Quiet Revolution," a notion proposed by Susan Cain, author of the book <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.</i> In fact, Huffington Post has joined forces with this laudable …

Meditation and Sleep: Finding Space Between Thoughts

Recently I spoke to David Less, CalmCircleCollege meditation director, about the relationship between meditation and sleep.<p><i>What is the difference between the awake and asleep state?</i><p>When awake, our consciousness is bounded by the experience of the senses. When asleep, our consciousness is free to …

Top Mindfulness Quotes to Change Your Life Forever

Mindfulness is a process of exploring ourselves. Mindfulness is a way to know yourself. It is a new way to look at your own thoughts. It is a way to …

30 Easy Mindfulness Practices to Help You Focus & Be Present

<b>“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” ~</b><b>Thích Nhất Hạnh, Peace is Every Step: The Path of</b> …

Mindfulness

Meditation Techniques to Help You Visualize Letting Go

I'm in!<p>Aside from tuning into your breath or your heartbeat, below are some techniques to help you enhance or to discover a meditation …

15 Mantras that Will Give You Strength (When You Need it Most)

<i>“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”<br>― Friedrich Nietzsche</i>“I finally learned a big lesson. I now know I can be beaten and broken. I’m not …

The 16 Best Funny News Bloopers That Have Ever Happened

Worst panic reaction of all time<p>buzzfed.com<p><i>Image Source: buzzfed.com</i><p>Tomasz Schafernaker accidentally gave someone the middle finger on air. He will …

Lessons I Learned From 10 Days of Silence and Meditation

<i>Image credit: Pete R., BucketListly.</i><p>The first time I heard about Vipassana meditation was back in 2014 when my friend and business partner Prean decided to take a break in a hectic startup world and realign his values and vision for life. I have never been that much into meditation and taking a …

How Meditation Helped With My Anxiety

I was fed up with my self diagnosed mild anxiety, which came to the surface after a natural disaster we were involved in several years ago. It seemed to be triggered by large dogs. With three defenseless little souls in my care I would get very concerned that if a dog decided to attack us I could …

Is Australian Coal Finally Having Its “Oh Sh*t” Moment?

<b>Published on</b> February 9th, 2016 | <i>by Guest Contributor</i><p>62<p>February 9th, 2016 by <b>Guest Contributor</b><p><i>Originally published on RenewEconomy</i><br>by Sophie …

Carbon Capture: 'Only Realistic and Affordable Way to Dramatically Reduce Emissions'

Governments may no longer be investing in the capture of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But a new study says that doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea.<p>It …

Fossil Fuels

37 Science-Backed Tips For Better Sleep Tonight

We know we're supposed to get enough sleep, and we really try.<p>But we also know it's often easier said than done.<p>Luckily, there are a handful of helpful tips and tricks experts swear by, to combat sleep problems both big and small. Whether they'll help you get into bed more relaxed or get out of bed …

The 2015 Christmas List of Best STEM Toys for your little nerds and nerdettes

My 8 year old (recently 7, they grow so fast) asked recently, "are we nerds yet?" Being a nerd doesn't have the negative stigma it once did. A nerd …

Fiorina: I Will Not Be Bullied Into Telling Truth

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—Calling criticism of her misrepresentations about Planned Parenthood "typical left-wing tactics," the Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said, on Sunday, "I will not be bullied into telling the truth."<p>Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," the former Hewlett-Packard C.E.O. …

Why We Must Stop Drinking Bottled Water

Thursday was Use Less Stuff Day. It was created to inspire us to rethink the stuff we use. All our stuff—cell phones, clothes, cars, disposable …

Pollution

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

Psychology

Video: Mindfulness Explained in Under 90 Seconds

<i>A version of this article first appeared on PracticeMindfulnessWithMe.com. Please scroll down to play the video. To download the video for non-commercial use, please click here and go to the link at the bottom of the page. It's free!</i><p><i>If you are a trainer, teacher, or parent, please feel free to</i> …

Balancing Poses + Variations to Promote Stability

Sigrid Matthews deconstructs Bird of Paradise Pose and shows you how to use a wall to open your hips and hamstrings, and achieve this challenging …

Yoga

How to Save Yourself 30 Minutes a Day

How does the expression go? “A stitch in time saves nine”? But the stratospheric levels of modern busyness — juggling work, family and friends, …

How to Start Meditating for Beginners

As contemporary life is more and more reliant on non-stop streams of information from our mobile devices and constant stimulation becomes the norm, …

Faithful Meditation

<i>Pam Blackwell is a meditation expert and has been a teacher of the practice for the past 40 years, currently teaching at both Brigham Young</i> …

Meditation

The Biggest Myth About Meditation (VIDEO)

Meditation has a wealth of well-documented physical and emotional benefits, from helping to relieve stress and anxiety to managing pain and chronic illness. It's for these reasons that many people try mediating for the first time, willing and eager to gain a newfound clarity and peace of mind.<p>Jon …

This Simple Meditation Video Will Convince Even The Non-Believers To Start Practicing

Many of us put emphasis on physical fitness, but what about our emotional strength?<p>That's where meditation comes in. The activity is essentially a "bicep curl for your brain," according to ABC News anchor and <i>10 Percent Happier</i> author Dan Harris. And just as in weightlifting, it doesn't matter if …

Mindfulness Meditation? Am I Doing It Right?

I teach people how to meditate and the most common statement I hear them utter is: I must not be very good at this. I just can't seem to do it right. My mind keeps wandering!<p>Actually, hearing them say this always makes me smile. Because, guess what? This is actually a sign that they are doing it …

Are You a "Yoga Girl"? Watch This Funny Video

Whether you're a Lululemon-wearing, coconut-water sipping yoga girl, or you just know the type, you'll get a kick out of this video that pokes fun at the so-called yoga girl culture...<p>So funny, right? Are you a "yoga girl"?<p>P.S. My hot yoga experience. And, the yoga move that can help get you in the …

What’s Stopping Congress From Reversing ‘Hobby Lobby’?

Democrats in the House and Senate will unveil legislation that would reverse the immediate effects of <i>Burwell v. Hobby Lobby</i> and force closely held …

What Happens When Israeli Mourners Visit A Palestinian Family

The family of slain Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir received condolences from an unlikely source Tuesday: Israelis who had asked to come and mourn with them.<p>The scene was predictably awkward, even painfully so. But as NPR's Ari Shapiro reported for today's <i>Morning Edition</i>, the visit also …

Ed Gillespie Downplays Struggle Of Living On Minimum Wage

Ed Gillespie downplayed the difficulties of living on the minimum wage in a video of the Republican Senate candidate speaking to voters in Virginia Beach.<p>"A minimum wage job is where you learn to get to work on time. It's where you learn the great feeling at the end of a week of getting that …

Stephen Colbert's Latest 'Better Know A District' Gets A Little Uncomfortably Porny

After watching Stephen Colbert's latest edition of "Better Know A District," there's really only one thing you can say about Congressman Tony Cárdenas of California's 29th: he's an extremely good sport.<p>Watch the ridiculous segment above where Colbert questions Cárdenas on everything from …

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 …