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The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

What Oprah Knows for Sure About Spirituality

My primary and most essential goal in life is to remain connected to the world of the spirit. Everything else will take care of itself—this I know …

Spirituality

How to Tap Into Your True Power

I'm terrified about my daughter's drinking," Mindy told me during our first session, "but I've asked her to get help, and she just yells at me."<p>"My …

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Avocado Salad

Apparently, I didn't get my fill of avocados while in Mexico City. I particularly love the tiny, anise-kissed, Mexican ones you see in the markets …

The Secret to Perfectly Roasted Green Beans – Recipe

<i>Perfect Roasted Green Beans</i>The problem with roasted green beans, whether you do them in the oven or in a hot skillet, is to get those <b>beautiful,</b> …

Roasted Mushroom and Gouda Grilled-Cheese Sandwiches

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush mushrooms with vinaigrette, place on baking sheet, and bake 15 minutes, turning once. Slice into 1/4-inch-thick …

5 Delicious (and Healthy!) Iced Tea Combinations

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The Fastest Supergrain Recipes for Busy Cooks

We never knew quinoa or farro—plus three more healthy grains—could taste so good (or cook in 30 minutes or less!).<p>An Italian Main Course That Isn't …

Yoga For Anxiety: 10 Poses To Reduce Stress And Support Mental Health (PHOTOS)

Roughly 40 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety (that's around 18 percent of Americans age 18 and over), making it the most common mental illness in the country. But even those who haven't been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder aren't immune to experiencing stress, tension and anxiety in their …

The Currency Of Kindness

Soren Dreier, <i>Contributing Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>A most powerful force is kindness. It seems to have a life of its own. It´s like a manifested organism …

5 Reasons You Can't Stick To Your Home Meditation Practice

I have friends who meditate. I mean for realsies meditate. They take a comfortable seated position (read: a cross-legged position that becomes very …

Meditation

Meditation as an act of love

“Don’t meditate to fix yourself, to heal yourself, to improve yourself, to redeem yourself; rather, do it as an act of love, of deep warm friendship …

Meditation

Retailers: Meditation Provides You A Key To More Sales

I used to pride myself on how busy I was when I worked retail. Four Cokes, a couple of iced teas, and a couple of sugary snacks kept me pumping …

Meditation

Setting Intents 101: Ten Intentions for Higher Consciousness

• I intend to manifest a world where war is a fictional concept than reality.<br>• I intend to choose respond over reactions.<br>• I intend to witness God in …

Meditation

Free Your Mind Through Meditation

Back when the Beatles traveled to Rishikesh, in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, to study Transcendental Meditation (TM) with Maharishi-guru, most Americans thought of meditation as yet another new age, hippie pastime. But over the past few decades, scientific studies have revealed the …

Lessons from a Warrior: Creating Quality, Not Quantity in Your Yoga Practice

Each time I step onto my mat, it’s a brand new experience. Some days I feel like a rock star. Strong, fluid, graceful, on top of the world. Other …

Yoga

21 Traits of an Awakening Soul

Christina Sarich, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>You can say its because of a global shift in consciousness, a destiny we have arrived at due to spiritual …

Finding the Time for Meditation. ~ Sarah Booth & Shane Armstrong

Finding peace on the yoga mat or meditation cushion is wonderful. But as Sarah Booth reminds us in this week’s installment of the Share My Path …

The Mind vs. Brain Debate (What is Consciousness?)

Photo – h.koppdelaney<p>Christina Sarich, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>The mind vs. brain debate has been going on since before Aristotle. He and Plato argued …

What I Know About Motherhood Now That I Practice Meditation

Nine months ago a seed was planted. Ok people, not THAT kind of seed. I didn't do any baby making, but I did start a journey that has changed my life for the better, similar to how becoming a mom made me see the world a bit differently.<p>Back in September of 2012 I took my first meditation class at a …

The Benefits of Yoga.

“Yoga’s greatest gift is the vulnerability that fills your tender heart after a deep practice session and the spiritual strength that gives you the …

WATCH: 7 Spiritual Laws Of Success - Deepak Chopra

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success is perhaps the best known work of the legendary self-help guru, Deepak Chopra. Chopra explains his spiritual …

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, …

Inner Peace is World Peace

James C. Wilhelm, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Simple life forms first appeared on earth about three and a half billion years ago. These little entities, a …

What The Buddha Might Say To Deepak Chopra

<i>Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.</i> -The Buddha<p>Many years ago we were teaching a meditation weekend in Plymouth, England. On the …

Meditation: Space as it relates to Mind and Universe

<i>Meditation Session from the Responsive Universe</i><p><b>Awareness of Space within the Mind and our Surroundings….</b><p>In this meditative session, we will begin as …

How does one incorporate Mindfulness into Daily Tasks and Activities?

A special thanks to Rus Devorah Darcy Wallen for this great question:<p><b>How does one incorporate Mindfulness into Daily Tasks and Activities?</b><p>That is a …