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Marcus Aurelius and the Key to Happiness, by Carolyn Gregoire

One of the greatest texts about happiness and living well wasn't written by a self-help expert, spiritual leader or psychologist. It was written by …

Why You Should Begin Your Meditation Journey Today

If you’re still on the fence about giving meditation a try, now is the perfect time to start. Kicking off Arianna Huffington’s 21-day meditation journey with the Mentors Channel, HuffPost Live’s Jordan Freeman caught up with a few long-time meditators to discuss how they began their practice and …

Monk becomes millionaire after masterminding meditation app used by the stars

Andy Puddicombe has hit the big time with his Get Some Headspace app[SWNS]<p>In a tale worthy of a Hollywood film, Andy Puddicombe moved from Bristol to …

Shigeru Ban Wins Architecture’s Top Award

Co.Design sat down with the 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate, a Japanese architect renowned for his humanitarian work and inventive use of recycled materials.<p>Shigeru Ban has earned international acclaim for repurposing inexpensive materials to build cheap housing in communities struck by catastrophe. …

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IIDA Names Recipients of 41st Interior Design Competition

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has named winners of its 41st Interior Design competition, celebrating “outstanding and …

How Can I Best Absorb Information While Reading?

<i>Reading a good book can be a rewarding experience, but it can be frustrating when the information just floats through your head without sticking in</i> …

YogaGlo | Blog

Posted on June 7, 2017<p>Did you know that June is Men’s Health Month? Anchored by a Congressional health education program, the purpose of Men’s Health …

Feeding the Spiritual Soul. ~ Melanie Jacobs

I am sort of switching my hats for a few minutes today as I write this article.<p>Along with Energy Healing, I am a part-time pediatric Occupational …

Reclaim Your Power: Stop Waiting for Other People to Make You Happy

<b>“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anyone.” ~Maya Angelou</b><p>My knees hit the pavement, unable to hold me up as I watched my entire life …

15 Meditation Books For Beginners Recommended By Buddhist Teachers

Meditation is everywhere. From the baby room to the board room, everyone recommends meditation to help focus, calm, and restore the mind, body and spirit.<p>But how does one meditate? What resources are out there to help beginners to start a sustainable meditation practice?<p>While there are many …

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 …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

The Surprising Effect of Meditation No One Is Talking About

When was the last time you said, "I had the most amazing sex last night with this guy who looked way older than his age. He had a slammin' pot belly and was totally distracted the whole time"?<p>Meditation is often draped in a shroud of incense, pashmina and patchouli. This can lead to misconceptions …

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Three Unexplained Scientific Concepts That Can Make Us More Spiritual

Gary ‘Z’ McGee, <i>Staff Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><b>“There is nothing you can learn from as much as a problem you cannot fully solve. Unsolved problems can be</b> …

8 Steps To Deepen Your Yoga Practice

Yoga is a journey from the externalized, distracted, and often crazy flood of thoughts in our minds to the inner peace and wisdom of our deeper …

Why You Really Need To Quiet Your Mind (And How To Do It)

Meditation is an underappreciated practice, especially in a high-stress workplace–but that’s where it’s needed the most. Here’s how to quiet your racing thoughts.<p>Peace and quiet is a precious commodity these days, but sometimes we’re our own worst enemies. How many times have you gone to bed only …

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God, Religion & CBC | An Opinion Poll

It is always interesting to get to know viewpoints of people when it comes to opinions and thoughts about god or religion or anything related to …

Michele Meiche talks Meditation

In the book of Chinese wisdom, the I Ching, it is said, “Have an acceptance of fate and be open to being guided.” This to me is spirit led living. …

Six Great Blogs for Indie Authors

All blogs are not created equal -- especially when it comes to those about self-publishing. Many are written by authors who are primarily interested …

10 Evolutionary Signs that Science and Spirit are Converging

<i>“It is necessary to perceive truth with the heart, not just the mind.” Jonathon Miller-Weisberger</i><p>Long before science surfaced as a force of nature …

What films did you watch this weekend? Tell us – in haiku

Review the films you've seen over the last few days – in 17 syllables, if you can<p>We're always asking you to tell us about the films you've recently watched. This time, for no reason whatsoever, we're asking you to tell us in haiku form.<p>Points (of the imaginary kind) will be awarded for posts that …

Meditation 101: The Neuroscience of Why Meditation Works

As yogis have known for centuries and scientists can now prove, the benefits of meditation are profound.<p>Meditation is perhaps the most crucial instrument to harness the power of thought, cultivate more peace, clarity and happiness.<p>Learning to train the brain and focus our attention is crucial to …

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Superhuman Energy Cultivated by Meditators: It's Science

The energy emitted by people who have reached an advanced level in meditation practice has been shown by multiple studies to exceed normal human …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

9 Key Components of the Shift Towards Higher Consciousness

Facing considerable political, economic, social and ecological crises, the human race is desperate for a transformation and a new direction. Business …

National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365

2013: The year in design

From battery-powered exoskeletons to buildings that melt cars, this year was a notable one for design.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in wildlife

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