Mindfulness

Finding Beauty in Every Freakin’ Moment, No Matter What

How often are we anxious, frustrated, looking forward to something coming up, unhappy with ourselves, unhappy with others?<p>How often are we not happy …

Meditation

Engaging in These 8 Mindfulness Practices Daily Decreased HIV Patients’ Viral Loads

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced in East Asia for thousands of years. In the 1960s and 70s, interest in it brought this Zen staple to the US …

Meditation

3 Profound Lessons From a Modern Day Buddhist Master That Will Blow Your Mind

It can be hard to deal with stress and anxiety sometimes. Negative thoughts creep in and the harder you try to stop them, the worse they …

Buddhist Meditation

A Zen Philosopher Explains How to Rewire Your Brain to Cope With Negative Feelings

Everyone feels rushed and panicked at times, and that can result in feelings of negativity. So when we’re feeling overwhelmed, what can we do?<p>I came …

Meditation

3 Profound Lessons From a Mindfulness Expert That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

Life can be difficult sometimes. From having to deal with negative emotions like stress and anxiety to struggling to find meaning and purpose in …

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Find Happiness Through Connection

Source: JohnHain/Pixabay<p>Getting along with others means connecting with them. The more you understand each other’s thoughts and feelings – and care …

Emotions

Indian Buddhist Master Explains How to Conquer Negative Thinking in 5 Simple Steps

I think we can all agree that it’s easy to fall prey to negative thinking. As much as we try to follow the advice of staying positive, those negative …

Buddhist Meditation

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Soothe Your Soul (And Make You Much Happier!)

You don’t have to practice meditation or yoga to benefit from Buddhist ideas. There are powerful elements to Buddhist philosophy that apply to all of …

Buddhist Meditation

The Dalai Lama Reveals Why This One Simple Action Is The Only Antidote To Suffering

I think we can all agree that suffering is one of the greatest challenges faced by all members of humanity.<p>What, then, does the Dalai Lama – the …

Buddhist Meditation

Zen and the art of great American road novel

At least two classic American novels illuminate Buddhism via the highway. Jack Kerouac’s <i>On the Road</i> and Robert Persig’s <i>Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance</i> both travel through the US with eastern influences. But Kerouac’s work represents Zen in action and Persig’s is more like a guide with …

Buddhist Meditation

How to Breathe Your Way to Inner Calm

<b>“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” ~Etty Hillesum</b><p>Today I’d like to discuss something …

Meditation

10 Profound Quotes From a Zen Buddhist Master on the Secret of Reaching Enlightenment

Do you also find that Zen Buddhist thought holds some fascinating insights that are relevant to the modern age?<p>You don’t need to be a practicing …

Buddhist Meditation

32 Painfully True Facts About Everyday Life

Their graphs and diagrams are snarky and sarcastic but, for the most part, true. This, coupled with their simple and official-looking design, makes …

Buddhism

25 Quotes From a Famous Buddhist Master That Will Make You Rethink Life, Love and Happiness

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If not, he is one of the most famous Buddhist masters living today.<p>Coming from Vietnam, he has inspired countless …

Meditation

How to Be Mindful While Gardening

“Caring for your garden can be a great form of mindfulness meditation. By connecting with the earth and with the practice of gardening, you can cultivate a healthy mind and feel calm and connected. Simply planting a seed with intention, or touching soil, can be transformative. Go ahead and get a …

Meditation

A Practice to Help You Handle Life's Difficulties with Grace

Source: Pixabay<p>A few months ago, I was being interviewed for a radio show and the host said to me, “What is equanimity? You talk about it in your …

Meditation

Science Says Mindfulness Can Literally Help You Turn Off Negative Thoughts — MyScienceAcademy

Mindfulness has become an all too popular buzzword among CEO’s, self-help gurus and religious figureheads. It has become synonymous with something …

Meditation

5 Ways Sadness is Good for You

1) <b>It can improve your memory</b>. On rainy, unpleasant days that produce a blue mood, people have a much better recollection of details of objects. On …

Meditation

How Your Pet Can Improve Your Mental Health

Flourishing and thriving in life require (among other things) having a sense of meaning and purpose, being reasonably healthy physically, feeling …

Happiness

Mother Teresa Reveals the Number One Cause of Emotional Suffering (And What You Can Do About It)

I think we all can agree that emotional suffering is one of the hardest struggles to deal with in life.<p>Whether it’s anxiety or depression, or a …

Meditation

United and Pepsi are guilty of overthinking their responses, but you don’t have to be

It’s clear that worrying too much is bad for you, but two recent events showed just how badly things can play out when you overthink a situation. …

Meditation

How a Mindful Technique Called "Open Focus" Can Reduce Your Stress and Quieten Your Mind

It’s easy to get distracted in today’s world. There are a million things always going on at once and we’re always struggling to focus on them all …

Meditation

Tweeting Teachers

In the park, a sharp <i>screech</i> cuts through the early morning silence. I glance overhead and spot a very large broad-winged bird. I stop walking and …

Meditation

Violet Hive Art Therapy brings creativity, mindfulness to youth

Amy Leiter watches as her two students work on their art boxes at the Lil Ladies Teen Art Studio at Leiter’s Violet Hive Art Therapy studio on East …

Meditation

The 10-Minute Morning Routine That Will Make Your Day More Productive

You’ve heard it all before: “Start your day right” or “A proper morning routine will set you up for success.”<p>Yet when the alarm goes off, the …

Happiness

Science Says This is What Happens to You When You Overthink Everything

CREDIT: Getty Images<br>Ruminating isn't the same as problem-solving.Whether you beat yourself up for a mistake you made last week, or you fret about how you're going to succeed tomorrow, overthinking everything can be debilitating. Your inability to get out of your head will leave you in a constant …

Meditation

How to Have a Brain Like Buddha's, According to Neuroscience — MyScienceAcademy

To many people who don’t believe in any religion, Buddhism is generally seen as a “good” kind of religion. It doesn’t start wars and has powerful …

Buddhist Meditation

Going Through A Hard Time? Here Are 6 Ways Mindfulness Can Help

After the birth of my daughter, a lot of unexpected challenges came my way. A birth complication left me unable to walk for a month, my hormones were …

Meditation

6 Books to Get You Unhooked from Negative Habits

1) THE CRAVING MIND<p><b>From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love—How We Get Hooked & How We Can Break Bad Habits</b><br>Judson Brewer (Yale)<p>We’re forever reaching …

Meditation

Why Shavasana Is the Hardest Yoga Pose

It's often the last pose of yoga class, and looks the simplest, so why is it so difficult?<p>Adapted from <i>Strong in the Broken Places</i><p>Yoga classes end in …

Meditation