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What Works: Meditation

“Oh, I can’t meditate. I tried it. My mind won’t shut up.” This is the most common rejection I hear when counseling people that daily meditation may …

Meditation

Yi Qi: 'Strange wings' bat-like dinosaur fossil found after 160 million years

Researchers have announced the discovery of a 160-million-year-old dinosaur fossil, as scientists grapple with what this may mean for the evolution …

Five Easy Tips on How to Meditate for Beginners

Pao L. Chang, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Meditation is an energy healing art that has great health benefits, but it is often overlooked by most people. Many …

Campfire Cooking: 7 Easy Recipes to Prepare While Camping

There’s still plenty of time to go on a camping trip before the cool weather arrives. If you’re getting ready to head out and enjoy the great …

Essential Secrets of Psychotherapy : Change or Acceptance?

What is the ultimate goal of psychotherapy?<p>Let's start with a simple word association experiment: When you think about <i>psychotherapy</i>, what is the <i>first</i> …

12 Habits Of People Who Never Get Tired

If you've ever wanted to be <i>that</i> person -- the one with seemingly limitless amounts of energy throughout the day, the one who's never been accused of "looking tired," the one who's never uncaged a primal-sounding yawn in the middle of a meeting -- you're going to have to adopt some healthy …

Meditation: A Reset Button for Balance

Meditation: A Reset Button for Balance<p>There is a growing meditation movement happening around the world. Meditation is mainstream and no longer on the fringe. Hip-hop moguls are writing books about it, movie stars blog about it, the yoga studios are packing in stretched bodies with quiet minds. …

Spinosaurus discovered - the largest predator ever to walk the Earth

Fossils reveal terrifying cross between Tyrannosaurus rex, crocodile and a whale which could walk as well as swim<p>A terrifying cross between Tyrannosaurus rex, a crocodile and a whale was the largest predator ever to walk the Earth - or swim in its rivers.<p>Spinosaurus is the first dinosaur known to …

D.T. Suzuki on What Freedom Really Means and How Zen Can Help Us Cultivate Our Character

“The ego-shell in which we live is the hardest thing to outgrow.”<p>Alan Watts may be credited with popularizing Eastern philosophy in the West, but he owes the entire trajectory of his life and legacy to a single encounter with the Zen Buddhist sage <b>D.T. Suzuki</b> (October 18, 1870–July 12, 1966) — one …

Meditation

Albert Einstein - “There Is Neither Evolution Nor Destiny; Only Being.”

Albert Einstein is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. The totality of his work converges into one supreme goal: to …

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand, As Two Oddities Merge Into One

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …

10 of the most surprising numbers in history

The world of numbers and statistics is an extraordinary one, and the stories behind the figures offer incredible insights into the culture, battles, …

Have a Moment? You Can Meditate

Okay, admit it: Sometimes just the word meditate makes you anxious. One more thing for my to do list, I can't do it, it doesn't work, maybe when I have more time I will learn. Just the tension around the word defeats its blissful purpose.<p>That's why I spent the day with a meditation teacher who …

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

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 …

How to Settle into Meditative Stillness.

Meditation—<i>ahhhh</i>—it looks so serene in all those ads for cereal, cosmetics, and insurance. (Really… <i>insurance</i>?)<p>Okay, but how do you get to that state …

6 Simple Tips to Be More Mindful in Everyday Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As a psychiatrist and meditation practitioner, I work with many people who have heard of the benefits of meditation, and want to commit to a daily …

Mindfulness

15 Ways to Change Your Thoughts and Transform Your Life

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale<p>The nature of our thoughts determines the quality of our life whether it is …

Happiness

9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind

Many of us spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy -- not to mention money -- taking care of our bodies, and trying to keep ourselves looking and feeling our best. But when it comes to the mind, less attention (literally) is paid. Taking care of the mind can come as an afterthought, and often …

The Amazing Powers Of Just One Extra Hour Of Sleep

The end of Daylight Saving Time is one of our favorite excuses to sleep for an extra hour -- a decadent, once-a-year, Sunday morning treat.<p>Losing an hour when we "spring forward" in March does a number on the sleep-deprived: Car accidents and heart attacks spike, productivity plummets, and many …

11 Easy Ways To Meditate (Even If It Seems Impossible)

When I recommend meditation to my stressed-out clients, they often open their eyes wide and scrunch up their nose.<p>“You mean, sit for an hour and …

5 Beliefs That Are Messing Up Your Meditation Practice

In beginning a meditation practice, common (almost universal) challenges arise. Some of these have to do with myths of meditation. Others relate to …

Meditation Part II: Breathing

Breathing can be considered one of the most important functions in keeping us alive and healthy. Oxygen comes in through the nose or mouth and …

How Breath and Meditation Transformed My Life

I adjusted the snorkeling gear to fit my mouth so that I could breathe with ease. In the clear blue waters of the Pacific near the Molokini Crater in Maui, I saw a paradise of fish and coral. In complete awe of this grandeur, my mind became still and I floated effortlessly. I knew I was in a …