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Here’s exactly how to make ginger oil, the magical pain-relieving elixir

When it comes to relieving joint pain, one of the best solutions for combating those annoying aches might already be in your kitchen. …

Recipes

Thoughts And Meditation

In the last post, I invited you to take up meditation in a scientific way to experience God for yourself. When you sit in meditation, what happens? Is your mind always peaceful and able to focus on the Source of Divinity within your own heart, or do other thoughts and emotions appear and leave like …

New Exercises for Strengthening Your Core

The key to better, injury-free running lies in deep muscles you’re not working—yet.<p>​<p>​<p>Runners are always told to strengthen their core. It’s good advice, but many people still assume “core” is synonymous with “abs,” implying that whatever tightens your belly will also make you a stronger runner. The …

Yoga

6 Dynamic Stretches That Prep You for Any Workout

Planning to exercise right after work? Crank out this warm-up sequence to get your body ready for action.<p>When you're trying to squeeze in a post-work …

Workouts

5 TED Talks to help you manage stress

3 Yoga Sequences To Beat Stress & Strengthen Your Core

Stress may build up quickly—but with these super simple yoga sequences, you'll be able to break it down easily. From a belly massage to a belly roll, …

3 Mindfulness Practices That Blow Meditation Out Of The Water

Michael Singer, author of <i>The Surrender Experiment</i>, tells the story of a conversation he had when he was a young man. At a pause in the conversation, …

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

Whale watching on Ireland’s newest coastal route

Ireland’s southwest coast is one of the easiest places on Earth to see whales, porpoises and dolphins in the wild – and no one knows it yet.<p>When I saw the first roll of dark skin emerge from the water, I knew we weren’t alone. I was on a boat with Whale Watch West Cork less than a kilometre off the …

Don't Go In the Pain Cave | Feat. Kelly Starrett | Ep. 2 | MobilityWOD

Yoga Poses & Meditation Exercises To Get You Running Like A Champ

Love 'em or hate 'em, hills are a part of any runner's life. For those of you who feel defeated during the climb, here's some great news! Yoga is a …

A 5-Minute Meditation To Feel More Passion

We all love feeling passionate and alive, but what ignites passion is different for all of us. I enjoy bringing my passion to mundane tasks …

20 Ways Sitting in Silence Can Completely Transform Your Life

<b>“Silence is a source of great strength.” ~Lao Tzu</b><p>For over two years I spent one out of every four weeks in silence. At the time I was living at a Zen …

Meditation

How To Practice Mindfulness (No Matter How Busy You Are)

At one time or another, we’ve all experienced rushing mindlessly through our daily routines, missing how there are many opportunities to turn routine …

How Meditation Helped Me Deal With Loneliness

I’ve struggled with loneliness a lot. I live in Los Angeles by myself, far from my family in New Jersey. I don’t have a family of my own, and I’ve …

How to De-Stress in Just 10 Minutes

For all the times you need to cool down fast<p>We've all had intensely stressful moments in life where you find yourself wishing that wine came in those convenient six-packs of juice boxes with the pop-in straws. As genius as that may sound, getting sloshed before an important meeting or moment in …

How to Meditate for Little Bits of Stress Free Living

We are all so busy, our lives spilling over with our "to do lists," family commitments, and work. There will always be something else to do or another distraction.<p>Start by committing to a daily meditation practice of at least five minutes, and you'll start to see positive changes in your life. Over …

Restorative Yoga Is Like Adult Nap Time

Relaxation is just as important as exercise when it comes to your health.<p>The secret to a long, healthy life may have more to do with how much, how …

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How To Stop Overthinking

There are different reasons people overthink. If your brain is bringing something or someone to your attention very often throughout your day, it’s …

10 Wellness Tips for Attainable New Year's Resolutions

Do you use the new year as an annual health seminar with yourself? In the past, I would host my own personal white board session, brainstorming all the ways I wanted to better myself in the coming year. These included exercising daily, losing weight, dining out less, reading more high-brow …

The 4-Stretch Test To Tell If You're Dangerously Inflexible

Plus, how to limber up and lower your risk of injury.<p>These four stretches are exactly what Walter Norton, Jr., director of training at the Institute of Performance & Fitness in North Reading, MA, uses to gauge every new client's flexibility—whether they're a pro athlete, a celebrity or an average …

Harvard Health Blog Mindfulness meditation helps fight insomnia, improves sleep - Harvard Health Blog

If you’ve ever crawled under the covers worrying about a problem or a long to-do list, you know those racing thoughts may rob you of a good night’s …

Mindfulness

11 Training Tips for Running Your First Half-Marathon

Running a half-marathon is all the rage these days, especially among women. In fact, a recent Running USA Report revealed that 13.1 is the …

Marathons

Want To Lose Weight? Don't Focus On Exercise

I have <i>that</i> friend, and you probably do too. We watch them slog through miserable aerobics classes or glide halfheartedly on the elliptical machine …

The 6 Veggies with the Most Protein

Fill up on these to increase your intake of the essential nutrient.<p>Vegetables aren't typically known for being a great source of protein, but there are some sneaky ones out there that contain a decent amount—so we asked Emily Gilbert, R.D., for the best plant-based ways to get this essential …

4 Yoga Poses That Will Fix Your Hip and Back Pain

Butterfly<p>Sit on floor, bend both knees and bring feet together. Using hands, open feet up like a book, pressing knees toward floor with elbows (as …

Home - Jesuit Prayer

The Daily Examen is a prayer technique developed by St. Ignatius to help us reflect on the events of the day to discern God’s presence and direction. …

Faith