Mindfulness

Should You Spend Your Lunch Break Walking in the Park or Practicing Mindful Relaxation? Science Says There's a Clear Winner

Invest 15 minutes of your time and you'll reap the rewards throughout the entire day.<p>It's tempting to grab lunch and return to your desk to finish up a project while you eat. After all, won't you get more done if you keep trudging along?<p>Well, according to most researchers the answer is no. Cramming …

Spirituality

Five things that will make you much happier

There’s enough advice on <i>happiness</i> floating around out there to make your head spin. Yet, this is understandable, as everyone is different. What makes …

Self-improvement

Six Ways to Live More Peacefully in a Violent World

Six Ways to Live More Peacefully in a Violent World<p>by Shannon Sexton<p>As a longtime student of yoga philosophy and practice, I’ve been asking myself …

Spirituality

Is heartfulness the new mindfulness?

In 1996, Dr Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard-trained, Indiana-based neuroanatomist, had a rare kind of stroke, at the rather young age of 37. It left her …

Spirituality

Mindfulness At Work

Imagine you are in a situation at work, racing against deadlines, short notices, fraught with anxiety, flaring tempers, loud voices, and clashing …

Spirituality

Bridget Malcolm on the Importance of Finding Mindful Moments

When you think of Bridget Malcolm, the first thing to come to mind might be model or even Victoria's Secret model, or maybe it's writer? Blogger? Or …

Spirituality

Accept Your Self-Doubt To Diminish Your Anger

Most of us experience self-doubt from time to time. For some, self-doubt may arise regarding our capacity to meet a specific challenge, such as …

Self-confidence

Yoga, mindfulness and meditation: Is the commercialisation of spirituality all that bad?

Rochelle Livingstone was eight when a "hippie" school teacher introduced her to yoga.<p>Eastern spiritual practices were scant in her suburb of …

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Self control: Mindful yoga can help troubled youth reduce risky behaviours

Practising mindfulness-based yoga can help young people, who are dealing with stressful situations like exposure to violence and family disruption, …

Self Control

A Psychotherapist Shares Her Top Strategies for Being Calm in Times of Stress

"One of the best lessons you can learn in life is to master how to remain calm." Catherine Pulsifer<p>A sense of angst is pervasive in the world right …

Self-improvement

Detached Attachment

According to Buddhism, all our struggles stem from attachment. People can form multiple types of attachment to multiple things; materialistic things, …

Self-improvement

4 Creative Ways to Live in the Present Moment

<i>Originally published by Stephen Guise on</i> <i>his personal website.</i><p>The point of power is always in the present moment. -Louise L. Hay<p>To put it negatively, …

Spirituality

The Importance of Slowing Down + How To Do It

Creating something meaningful is not a race to the finish. Rather, it’s a journey of discovery that takes patience, focus, and an open heart.<p>We live …

Emotions

Ojai, Calif., Ringed by Flames, Is an Ash-Covered Shangri-La

OJAI, Calif. — Ernest Niglio traded Brooklyn 20 years ago for healthy, spiritual living in this laid-back, picturesque town.<p>His daughters could attend a vegetarian elementary school founded by a renowned Indian guru. He could practice meditation and the family could enjoy both the mountains and the …

News (U.S.)

Take 10 Minutes to Defuse Holiday Stress with This Mindfulness...

It’s almost a cliché to say the holidays can be stressful. Instead of peace and joy, reality often stays the same. Not everyone gets along, planes …

Spirituality

Growing stress resilience in schools | CTQ #CTQCollab

<b>Posted by Linda Yaron on Friday, 12/08/2017</b><p><i>“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our</i> …

Spirituality

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 …

Self-improvement

Pay more attention to ancient Indian knowledge: Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama on Friday said the younger generation needs to focus and learn more about the ancient knowledge of the …

Self-improvement

Let your mind wander to be perform better, think more creatively, and manage your feelings

The Renaissance painter Albrecht Dürer was regarded by his friends as a master in the art of mind-wandering. He could become ‘enwrapped’ in his own pleasant reflections, wrote the German humanist Willibald Pirckheimer, at which times Dürer ‘would seem the happiest person on Earth.’<p>Many of us are …

Big Ideas

30 Quotes on Peaceful and Conscious Living

<i>Here are some of our favorite quotes to inspire living intentionally and with peace. What’s your favorite?</i> <br>1. You cannot control the results, only …

Motivation

Feeling the End-of-Year Burnout? Here’s How You Can Stay Fresh | Heleo

“Bringing ourselves into the present moment as much as we can really goes a long way, no matter what we’re doing.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>What the term</i> …

Culture

The Crucial Element You Are Probably Disconnected From

I remember my days in Los Angeles when I was working as a full-time, traveling massage therapist.<p>At the end each workday, no matter where I was in …

Massage Therapy

The World’s First International Congress of Mindful Politicians

Something quite extraordinary happened in the UK House of Commons on October 17th. Forty politicians from 14 countries sat together in silence, …

Spirituality

A Buddhist teacher on what the living can learn from the dying

“When we come close to the end of our life, what’s really important makes itself known.”<p>We know that we will die, yet we spend much of our lives trying very hard not to think about it. But is it wise to ignore death? Could we live better if we spent more time thinking about our own mortality?<p>Frank …

Mind

What Is Mindful Eating, And How Do You Practice It?

It seems too good to be true.<p>I’ve been a fast eater for as long as I can remember. It doesn’t matter if it’s a quick snack or a sit-down dinner, I devour food ravenously and swiftly.<p>I don’t know where I picked up this habit, because my grandpa followed Emily Post’s etiquette rules for dining and …

Healthy Living

Our mindfulness challenge gives you one simple, achievable task a day

What was I just doing? Writing this article? It’s hard to keep track, between the task at hand, office chat messages on Slack, a vague memory that I have children who require food, and a barrage of holiday-related text messages about everything from booking travel to whether Josh would like a …

Productivity

10 Mindfulness Researchers You Should Know

Since the early 2000s, research on mindfulness has been expanding rapidly. Here’s a look at 10 leaders in the field, what their research has shown …

Self-improvement

How to control worrying (according to science)

<b>Popular music and clichés aren’t the only evidence that the waiting is the hardest part. Research backs it up as well; waiting for potentially bad news can be at least as difficult as receiving the news.</b><p>People try lots of things to mitigate the suffering that comes with waiting for exam scores, …

Spirituality

Destructive fire has Ojai in its sights as powerful winds return

The people who pressed into the fire station in downtown Ojai were scared and hoping for reassurance. From the street corners of this picturesque valley town, they could see flames marching along the mountain ridge to the north. Firetrucks rumbled by wine tasting rooms, meditation retreats and spas …

California

Shift from ordinary thinking to extraordinary living with this meditation album!

Shift from ordinary thinking to extraordinary living!<p>Your potential is limitless and the life you desire awaits. Health, happiness, success, …

Self-improvement