Mindfulness

Skillful Effort

Some dharma teachers may be reluctant to encourage students to make strong effort. The Buddha, however, wasn’t at all shy about urging his disciples …

Buddhism

4 Little Things that Will Matter a Lot More to You in 40 Years

God willing, you’ll be gifted another 40 years of life experience.<p>But even if you aren’t, the core principle of this article remains relevant:<p><b>As you</b> …

Happiness

Evaluate Your Meditation

After a person has been meditating for some time, it’s important that he or she evaluate how the practice is developing. Is it working? Does it need …

Meditation

10 ways to survive constant stress at work

The world is groaning for authentic, powerful, compassionate, and wise leaders. No matter what your ranking on the corporate ladder, you can make a …

The Workplace

A Science Writer Embraces Buddhism as a Path to Enlightenment

<b>OM’S LAW:</b> To the extent that Buddhism encourages its practitioners to cast aside the self on their way to enlightenment, it can seem like a fool’s errand. The self isn’t so easy to shed, as Buckaroo Bonzai noted: “No matter where you go, there you are.” But that doesn’t mean there’s no wisdom to be …

Buddhist Meditation

How to quit smoking, according to scientists

Get prepared before you stop smoking.<p>First thing's first: it's important to keep in mind that there's no one foolproof way to quit smoking. 'Quitting …

Meditation

Thirty Years Ago, People Tried to Save the World By Meditating

Thirty years ago, New Age believers, pagans, meditation practitioners, hippies and the spiritually curious gathered at “energy centers” around the …

Transcendental Meditation

This Is How I Managed To Finally Squeeze Meditation Into My Busy, Distracted Life

Research shows that practicing mindfulness has tons of advantages for mental and physical health, but I could never find the time. Until now.<p>It’s not easy to achieve a state of zen on a bumpy Megabus on the highway in Northern New Jersey. But it doesn’t stop me from trying. I’m hell-bent on keeping …

Meditation

Box breathing for anxiety: Techniques and tips

Box breathing, sometimes called square breathing, is a simple tool for managing anxiety.<p>A racing heart, rapid breathing, and dizziness can make …

Meditation

What Can "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" Teach Us?

The "<i>Bardo Thodol, Liberation Through Hearing in the Intermediate State</i>" is commonly known as "<i>The Tibetan Book of the Dead.</i>" It is among the most …

Buddhist Meditation

Shirzad Chamine: Five Strategies to Challenge Negative Thoughts

Learning to meditate could help calm your brain in times of crisis, says executive coach and Stanford MBA Shirzad Chamine. | Reuters/Carlo …

Meditation

6 Ways Being a Working Mom Has Made You More Mindful

Forget fancy meditation apps—working moms are mindfulness mavens.<p>Move over, yoga: Mindfulness is the latest way to achieve that ever-elusive notion …

Meditation

Keeping Up With... Mindfulness

The latest edition of <i>Keeping Up With…</i>, ACRL’s online current awareness publication featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and …

Meditation

10 Simple Daily Practices That Will Make You Happier

Happy people don't live drastically different lives. They just appreciate all there is to be happy about.<p>It’s a given that the average person wants to be happy. Where it can get complicated, though, is how to make that happen. After all, don’t happiness and well-being look different to different …

Happiness

10 Free Online Courses That Will Make You Happier

Here’s something to smile about: these 10 quality free online courses are waiting to teach you how to create a happier, more fulfilling life. Learn …

Buddhist Meditation

How to Refocus the Wandering Mind? 6 Simple Ways - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

<b>Abstract:</b><p>A wandering mind is a common and frustrating occurrence that leaves us unable to focus on the task or project at hand. Some different …

Meditation

Beware of a Sense of Urgency

Renée Peterson Trudeau is an internationally recognized life balance coach/speaker, president of Austin-based Career Strategists, and the author of …

Meditation

Tibetan Buddhism-based ‘compassion’ training for doctors targets burnout

A mere three years after completing her residency training in 2011, surgeon Carla Haack found herself in the throes of job burnout. She had been devoting her life to the hospital, working 14-hour days including weekends for months at a time. Often the opportunity to eat a meal wouldn't arise until …

Tibetan Buddhism

6 Ways To Accept Your Body Just The Way It Is, According To A Body Image Coach

It can seem like an impossible task to learn to love, like, or even accept your body. Of course, these are strongly encouraged ideas in the movement …

Meditation

The ABCs of Emotions

Have you ever felt so angry that every time you think back on it you’re angry again? Or experienced fear that never really went away? Stubborn …

Emotions

The Shrink Is In: How to Chill Out, Deal with a Broken Heart, and Feel More Unplugged (Without Actually Unplugging)

Resident psych Dr. Samantha Boardman has the answers.<p><b>I've heard about all the mental benefits of meditation, but I fall asleep, get distracted, and don't find it relaxing. Why can't I get into it?</b><p><b>Dr Boardman:</b> I had a patient who felt something was wrong with her because she couldn't get into …

How to Love Everything Deeply, even Donald Trump.

If you are able to love everything deeply, then you can stride through this world like a colossus, not suffering even when you are face to face with …

Meditation

How to avoid overthinking at night, reveals a leading mindfulness expert

Reclaim your sleep with these top tips<p>We've all had those night's when you can't quite manage to switch off and your thoughts keep running through …

Meditation

Evil in Buddhism -- How Buddhists Understand Evil

Evil is a word many people use without thinking deeply about what it signifies. Comparing common ideas about evil with Buddhist teachings on evil can …

Buddhist Meditation

Self-Compassion as an Antidote to Empathy Fatigue

Are you a mental health professional or caregiver? Would you like to know how to avoid burnout or compassion fatigue?<p>Many of us know that we need to …

Self Compassion

A Home So Uncluttered That It Almost Looks Empty

IN THE HANDS of Raphaël Van Gend, almost anything is possible. At 43, the Belgian-born designer has been a ballet dancer (he trained at Academy Saussin); a painter (he studied at the Brussels Royal Academy of Fine Arts); and a fashion model in New York City in the mid-90s. In 2000, Van Gend …

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Restorative Yoga 101: 3 Tips for More Relaxing Breathing

In YJ's newest course, Restorative Yoga 101, Jillian Pransky, director of Restorative Therapeutic Yoga teacher training for YogaWorks and author of</i> …

Yoga

Many Misunderstand What the Buddha Taught About Karma and Rebirth

Although most westerners have heard of karma, there's still a lot of confusion about what it means. For example, many seem to think that karma is …

Buddhist Meditation

The NFL’s Mindfulness Movement Has a New Look

<i>Positional distinctions are disappearing. Rushing yards are losing meaning. And offensive and defensive schemes are shifting from game to game — if</i> …

Meditation

5 Meditations from Exclusive Retreats

An immersive experience, especially in silence, can reset your body and mind, while fortifying your commitment to regular meditation. Mindful …

Meditation