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Thich Nhat Hanh on Healing the Child Within

The cry we hear from deep in our hearts, says Thich Nhat Hanh, comes from the wounded child within. Healing this inner child’s pain is key.The post …

Mindfulness

Your dog knows when you're being a jerk, so you better be nice

Naughty or nice, your dog has a way of knowing whether you’re being a jerk or not. That’s right, the ever-forgiving, sweet-as-can-be dogs in our …

Zen Philosophy Explains Why Attachments Lead to Suffering (and What You Can Do About It)

Attachment, clinging, desiring…I’m sure you’ve heard these words spoken about negatively by Zen masters before.<p>If you grew up in the west, most of us …

10 TIPS ON HOW TO LIFT UP YOUR MOOD (OR HOW TO BE HAPPIER?)

Everyone can have a moment of feeling down. Sometimes negative thoughts try to attack our mind with great power. During these moments, try not to …

Here's How Meditation Reduces Inflammation And Prevents Disease

Science has shown that mindfulness meditation can have a positive impact on a huge range of health conditions, including cancer, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. The practice has even been found to slow HIV progression and protect the brain from aging.<p>Mindfulness seems to improve …

Mindfulness

How to Stop Other People's Emotions from Bringing You Down

Empathy is a terrific skill to have, but too much of it can leave you overwhelmed by others’ negative emotions. Here’s how to stop absorbing what …

Unconventional Wisdom: Life After Death

<i>My wife died 10 months ago, and I’ve been dating a woman for seven months. Due to distance, we see each other only weekly or biweekly. She has said</i> …

Relationships

This Is The Age When Middle Age Actually Ends

People in your 40s and 50s -- you can stop calling yourself "old" now. With rising life expectancies, middle age ends a lot later than you might have thought.<p>A new survey of 2,000 Britons, released today, reveals that 68 is the true age at which middle age ends and "old age" begins, The Mirror …

Retirement

7 Useful Booking Websites for Budget Travellers

Let’s speak openly — it is very expensive to travel frequently. That’s a fact, and everyone who says otherwise is either filthy rich or just ignorant.<p>…

Web Design

Serial murder case: Adnan Syed allowed to present new evidence

<b>Lawyers for Adnan Syed, the subject of the hit US podcast Serial, will be allowed to present new evidence in his case after a court ruling on Friday.</b><p>Syed, 35, is serving a life sentence for the murder of Hae Min Lee in 1999.<p>His defence team is trying to reopen the case based on some of the …

Crime

Here’s the Perfect Strategy for The Child Who Has Oppositional Defiant Disorder!

Stewie Griffin - A Case Study in Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Parenting Solutions for Difficult ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder Children & Teens

3 Secrets to Building Your Mental Strength

Most people know how to build physical strength, but there's a lot more confusion over the steps you can take to develop mental strength. While there are lots of exercises that can help you become mentally strong, here are three secrets to building mental muscle:<p><b>1. Talk to yourself like a trusted</b> …

Self-help

Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

Shorter people are more likely than taller folks to have clogged heart arteries, and a new study says part of the reason lies in the genes.<p>Doctors have known since the 1950s about the link between short stature and coronary artery disease, "but the reason behind this really hasn't been completely …

Medical Research

January 2015: Top Ten Movies About Faith Now Streaming on Netflix

News<p>Argosy-Pictures<p>The best spiritual films this month<p>Here’s an update on the best movies about faith that are currently offered to subscribers of …

Mary Magdalene

Why Your Family Is the Greatest Spiritual Teacher You Will Ever Have

Positive Thinking

Tony Judt’s Life with ALS: A Reading List

The Ice Bucket challenge raised millions for ALS research, not to mention awareness about the disease: the motor neuron disorder, also known as Lou …

Mind Med: Easing ADHD Symptoms Without Medication

Currently available ADHD medications are typically very strong, habit forming drugs, whose side-effects can often be worse than the disorder they are …

Freed Iranian rights lawyer: 'I've a bad feeling about the women I left behind'

The arrest and jailing of Nasrin Sotoudeh prompted an international outcry. Here she speaks of her ordeal<p>Nasrin Sotoudeh's seven-year-old son, Nima, wants to go out to play. His mother, the leading Iranian human rights lawyer whose arbitrary imprisonment in 2010 sparked an international campaign to …

Leo Buscaglia on Education, Industrialized Conformity, and How Stereotypes and Labels Limit Love

In the winter of 1969, shortly after a young woman he considered one of his brightest and most promising students committed suicide, <b>Leo Buscaglia</b> decided to deal with the flurry of confusion by starting an experimental class at the University of Southern California where he taught, exploring the …

The Path to Self-Compassion

By Rachel Francis<p>This past year, I have been working hard to change a part of me that I had always thought was a good quality, a great tool for growth -- one that made me better, stronger and more successful in life. It is only as I have gotten older that I realize this quality that I have devoted …

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

Persian New Year's Table Celebrates Nature's Rebirth Deliciously

The first day of spring is cause for a celebration, especially after the winter many of us have been having. But it's hard to top the 13-day festivities of the Persian New Year, Nowruz.<p>Nowruz, or "new day" in Persian, is an ancient festival that marks the beginning of spring and celebrates the …

6 Proven Ways To Improve Your Willpower

There's a lot of work to be done for self-improvement to be effective.<p>I've been through a bunch of different improvement focuses in the last few months, including positivity, running, reading more and learning French.<p>Each one has been fun to focus on, but it's hard to keep more than one new habit …

Will Power

Inspiration, Personal Growth & Enlightened Ideas

An Antidote to the Age of Anxiety: Alan Watts on Happiness and How to Live with Presence

<i>“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her timeless reflection on presence over productivity — a timely antidote to the central anxiety of our productivity-obsessed age. Indeed, my own New Year’s resolution has been to stop measuring my days by degree …

How To Take Care of Yourself When You're Depressed | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

So much of depression can be linked back to forgetting to take proper care of ourselves. And the more depressed we feel, the less energy we have for …

The Shadow Commander

Qassem Suleimani is the Iranian operative who has been reshaping the Middle East. Now he’s directing Assad’s war in Syria.<p>Last February, some of Iran’s most influential leaders gathered at the Amir al-Momenin Mosque, in northeast Tehran, inside a gated community reserved for officers of the …