Thomas L. Pavlik

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2 Myths That Get in the Way of a Regular Meditation Practice

How a Simple Meditation Calendar Can Help You See Through The Lies & Make You Happier<p><i>by</i><p>, Insurance Agent by Day, Meditator by Morning and Evening, …

I Failed at Meditating Twice, But Learned These 7 Things in the Process

If thinking about your to-do list gives you heart palpitations, perhaps you need to change.<p>I tried meditating, and failed. I wasn't consistent, my schedule was hectic and I oftentimes hit snooze one (or two) many times. I didn't leave enough time to adhere to my meditation schedule that I planned …

Meditation

The Perfect One-Minute Meditation

The holidays, and even this week before New Year’s, are a tough time to find time.<p>There’s the crunch of finishing work to take time off, gifts to buy and/or return, parties to attend and vacations to plan or head towards.<p>All this, plus time with the family beloved or not, can lead to a lot of …

Deep-breathing exercises for a clear mind

Fill your lungs and empty your mind - deep-breathing techniques will help you keep a clear head<p>Breathing seems like something we do unconsciously, …

Emotional Intelligence

How 5 Minutes Can Change Everything

Our minds create success. If you don’t believe that, you might be losing the game of life or at the very least feeling like the odds are against you. …

Meditation

Right Speech Reconsidered - The Eightfold Path

The Buddha was unequivocal about the importance of how we employ our human capacity for speech and verbal interaction. Right Speech, also called Wise …

Meditation

Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’

By taking the Buddhism out of the practice, Kabat-Zinn pioneered a meditative approach used all over the world to treat pain and depression. He talks about Trump, ‘McMindfulness’ and how a 10-second vision in 1979 led to a change in the world’s consciousness<p>The police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, …

Mindfulness

Five Reasons Why Meditation Will Improve Your Career

Meditation has existed as a practice for centuries, the earliest records coming from India. But in recent years it has exploded onto the world stage as a way to improve our wellbeing in an increasingly-demanding world.<p>Whether you’d rather plug into an app on your way to work, or spend your early …

Meditation

20 Lao Tzu Quotes to Inspire Greatness and Instill Wisdom

Without a doubt, you’ve heard his name before.<p>Lao Tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher born around the fourth or fifth century B.C. and who authored …

Spirituality

Science says controlled breathing may help alleviate stress

For millennia it’s been understood—though not scientifically documented—that breathing deeply or simply paying attention to breathing can help …

The Brain

Here’s how to use mindfulness to make better decisions

A lot of the time you know what the smart thing to do is. But you’re still worried about how it might turn out. Or regrets about a past decision are …

Mindfulness

Skillful Shelter

The values of human society, for the most part, fly right in the face of a meditative life. Either they make fun of the idea of a true, unchanging …

​Mindful Aging: What It Is And Why You Should Be Doing It

​<p>Mindfulness has infused itself into just about every nook and cranny of the wellness space. You can eat mindfully, breathe mindfully, and exercise mindfully. But did you know that you can also <i>age</i> mindfully?<p>Practicing mindfulness has been shown to ease feelings of stress, anxiety, and even …

Why It’s Hard to Live in the Present Moment

Why is it so difficult to properly enjoy what’s right in front of us? And why are so many events easier to enjoy or savor <i>after</i> they’ve happened? In …

What the Brain Reveals about Gratitude

Imagine you are on the run from a Nazi manhunt and are taken under the protection of a stranger. This stranger spends the winter providing you with …

How Mindfulness Beats Job Stress and Burnout

Work-related stress and job burnout are among the leading causes of poor physical and mental health, with many workers suffering from anxiety, …

Mindfulness

8 Ways Being Mindful Can Reduce Anxiety

You're reading 8 Ways Being Mindful Can Reduce Anxiety, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

Can 10 Minutes of Meditation Make You More Creative?

In more and more occupations, creativity is part of the job description. Whether you are trying to reconcile conflicting stakeholder priorities, finding a solution to a customer’s issue, or launching a new product line, your solution probably won’t come out of a textbook. But it’s hard to keep …

Mindfulness

The Two Truths in Mahayana Buddhism

What Is Reality?<p>What is reality? Dictionaries tell us that reality is "the state of things as they actually exist." In Mahayana Buddhism, reality is …

Spirituality

Buddhism and Evil

How Do Buddhists Understand Evil and Karma?<p>Evil is a word many people use without thinking deeply about what it signifies. Comparing common ideas …

Spirituality

Karma and Rebirth

What's the Connection?<p>Although most westerners have heard of karma, there's still a lot of confusion about what it means. For example, many seem to …

Spirituality

10 Ways to Majorly Reduce Anxiety in a Very, Very Stressful World

<i>Let's get real: life can be pretty stressful. Like, really stressful. Luckily, experts at YourTango have uncovered some great tips so you can cut down on all that anxiety and live a more balanced, healthy, and relaxing lifestyle. Here's what they found.</i><p>Instant calm and happiness.<p>Through the daily …

How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain

With the rise of managed health care, which emphasizes cost-efficiency and brevity, mental health professionals have had to confront this burning …

50 People Share What They're Grateful to Do Every Day

At night, when you think about how you spent your day, how often do you focus on all the things you <i>had</i> to do?<p><i>I worked. I ran errands. I went to the</i> …

Time I

Practice the "Inner Smile"

One of the most well-known of Taoist neidan ( inner alchemy) practices is the "inner smile" - in which we smile inwardly to each of the major organs …

Yoga

Five Zen Principles to Live By

Practical wisdom that instantly improves your life<p>I love practical advice that you can immediately apply to your life. And Zen, a school of Mahayana …

I Meditated Every Day Before My Workout For A Week And I Achieved The Impossible

As a yoga teacher, meditation is an extremely important part of my daily practice.<p>Essentially, meditation seeks to transform the mind in some way …

Meditation

3 Easy Ways to Be More Mindful Every Day

Taking 5 minutes every day ends up being a lot more effective than 45 minutes once a week.<p><i>How can people experience/incorporate mindfulness in their daily lives? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</i> …

Mindfulness

Three Yoga Exercises You Should Do Every Morning

<i>Yogi Cameron first started practicing Yoga in Paris at the Sivananda Ashram in 1987 while living a supermodel’s life as the face of Guess and</i> …

Yoga