James Bachelier-Moore

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Harvard Studies: Meditation Literally Changes Your Brain

by Jeff Wilson <br>The Spirit Science<p>Many studies have been done to diagnose the physiological changes in humans during meditation. None have been this …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Redeemed: How Meditation Practice Helped Cure a Lifetime of Addiction.

<i>Editor’s note: elephant journal articles represent the personal opinion, view or experience of the authors. This website is not designed to, and</i> …

If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes.<p>People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do …

Releasing Painful Memories to Live More Fully in the Present

<b>“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>For thirteen …

Mindfulness

Spritz will let you read 1,000 words per minute on a Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch - Pocket-lint

Boston startup Spritz has an app that attempts to increase your reading speed while simultaneously making it easier to read on small devices simply …

Researchers Finally Show How Mindfulness and Your Thoughts Can Induce Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

Michael Forrester, <i>Prevent Disease</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing specific modes of consciousness can have …

Points of Practice: Focus Within

Have you ever felt the meditative equivalent of “all dressed up with nowhere to go”—the feeling that you are showing up for meditation but nothing is …

This Is Your Brain on Meditation

Rebecca Gladding, M.D., <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>I realized today that in all my posts regarding the brain and how to sculpt it with mindfulness, I’ve never …

7 Ways To Find Your Inner (and Real) Happiness

Happiness is one of the most misunderstood words in our vocabulary yet we search for this intangible state our whole lives: if I only had this or …

Any meditation you can walk away from is a good meditation

Meditation’s not necessarily going to be easy or pleasant. You may find that you’re sitting with a chaotic mind, or that you’re falling asleep, or …

Meditation

8 Good Morning Questions that Create Happiness

<i>The morning is extremely important. It is the foundation from which the day is built. How you choose to spend your morning can be used to predict</i> …

The Thinking Habit That Changed My Life

I remember one evening, when my life was pretty different and I was overweight and deeply in debt and a smoker and had such a hard time changing …

Siblings

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Albert Einstein

Negativity Sticks to You Like Glue - How to Set Yourself Free

When we don’t like someone the feeling sticks to us like glue. We get hooked, thoughts of the person come thick and fast, feelings of dislike, …

6 Conversations You Need To Have With Yourself

What can you tell yourself that you don’t already know? A whole lot.<p>In the privacy of your mind you constantly talk to yourself. Your inner monologue …

Meditation changes experience of pain

Meditation can change the way a person experiences pain, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientists.<p>The researchers …

Zen Mind – Beginner's Mind: How to Tap into it

<i>In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.</i> <b>– Zen Master Shunryo Suzuki</b><p>What would you rather be, a …

A Simple Guide to Mindfulness for Beginners

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

Waking From Sleep: The Causes of Higher States of Consciousness

Steve Taylor, <i>New Dawn</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Higher states of consciousness (HSCs) – or awakening experiences, as I prefer to call them – are moments of …

The discipline of Happiness

We have to want to, so much so that we willingly give up something so we can fit it in.<p>Then we have to do it enough that we notice the difference it …

8 Reasons To Be More Present In Your Life

Have you ever lost your car keys? Or arrived at the grocery store and realized you’ve left your wallet at home? I have, and I’ll bet many of you have …

9 Unconventional Ways to Let Go

<i>by Vincent Nguyen of Self Stairway</i><p>Letting go is difficult, but it’s something you constantly have to do as you live from one day to the next. It’s a …

Brain Games & Brain Training

Happiness is the best medicine

New research suggests that mood-enhancing activities can serve as a nutrient for the human body<p>Tom Jacobs<p>May 12, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on Pacific Standard.<p>We’ve all experienced downward spirals, in which dark emotions lead to destructive behavior that damages our health, …

How Understanding the Process of Enlightenment Could Change Science

Meditation: 5 Life-Changing Reasons Why And 10 Tips How

<b>Just when we thought we had heard all the benefits of meditating, we learned a few more interesting facts in this 15-minute video by Philosopher’s</b> …