Spirituality

What this Mercury retrograde means for your sign

Most astrology enthusiasts believe Mercury Retrograde is a time to panic. Sure the memes are hysterical, but are we to actually believe that we live in a hostile Universe hell bent on causing us despair during this time?! Of course not.<p>Mercury Retrograde is a three-and-a-half week-long transit that …

Astrology

15 Meditation Gift Ideas For The Person Who Desperately Needs Some Zen In Their Life

'Tis the season of giving, and that means carefully picking out just the right gift for each of the amazing people in your life. With mindfulness and …

Dating

How to Be a Tiny Bit Better at Meditating, Even If You Hate Sitting Still

We tend to think of meditation as an exercise in stillness. You climb atop a quiet mountain, cross your legs, breathe in, breathe out. Stay. But what …

Fashion

10 Food Trends That Will Shape 2018

The year 2017 goes down in history as the most important ever in grocery. The food world around us is changing at incredible speed, and the industry must evolve. Grocery, now “cool,” is an industry that is attracting talent from the best schools and companies who would not even have thought about a …

Trends

How to Intuit Answers Using a Pendulum in 7 Easy Steps

Pendulums are often used as tools for spiritual healing and inner growth. Pendulums are defined as objects attached at the end of a string or metal …

Crown Chakra Mandala

Crown Chakra Mandala<br>(Image by Ron Nilson) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>One in a series of stylized mandala designs representing the 7 …

Liberal View

At My Grandson’s Bris: Hanukkah, Self-Sacrifice and the Infinite

“Hold the baby’s legs firmly with your hands while I perform the circumcision,” the mohel said to me as he placed my first grandchild on my lap.<p>His …

Jewish Culture

Keep holiday overeating at bay with mindfulness

The holiday season is upon us, and excuses to overindulge are easily within reach. Reinforcing this rationalization is the promise that, when the …

Mindfulness

Guided Meditation: 'A Reflection On the Important Things' by The Minimalists from 10% Happier with Dan Harris

Listen to 10% Happier with Dan Harris episodes free, on demand. With the holidays (and shopping season) upon us, we asked our friends The Minimalists …

Meditation

Undivided State: A conversation on feminism and spirituality

<i>This article appears in our 2017 Winter issue, Devotion. Subscribe today!</i><p>Among all the falsehoods constructed about feminism, one of the most …

Feminism

Meditation classes to bust stress for students

Meditation is known to help reduce stress and improve concentration besides several other advantages.<p>The Board of Intermediate Education has decided …

Meditation

Better health begins with you—and it starts at the Emerson Hospital Integrative Health & Wellness Center. Our Healthy Living Program has classes for all ages and skill levels, and also offers local discounts and savings.

Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART)<p>Developed by the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, …

Wellness

How a 10-minute exercise may give you the focus of an athlete

It is all in the mind...<p>HuffPost<p>We can all recognise that there’s a big difference between the focus of a well-trained athlete and the rest of us. …

Meditation

60 Uplifting Quotes to Read When You are Having a Bad Day

<b>Keep smiling because positivity attracts positivity.</b><p>When you feel your day is not going as expected, don’t let worries hover in your mind. Take a few …

Motivation

The $35,000 ‘meditation pod’ showing up at high-end spas makes the hardest part of meditation mind-blowingly easy

Meditation is a challenging but rewarding experience.<p>When I was in college, I used to meditate often, and found it was a highly effective way for me to quiet my stress and reset my mind.<p>But as I've made my way through the always-on world that we live in today, it's become a lot harder to find even …

Meditation

What Is the Origin of Sikhism?

Fifteenth Century Origins of Sikhism<p>The origins of Sikhism may be traced to a part of Punjab which is located in modern day Pakistan where the …

Sikhism

50 Inspiring Buddhist Quotes and Sayings on Life

If everything is gotten dreamily, it will go away dreamily too.<p>Dhamma is systematic practice for a man at every stage of his life.<p>Flattering words …

Self-improvement

3 Reasons Slowing Down Your Thought Process Will Help You Make Better Decisions

Three strong reasons you should slow down, or even stop, to make better decisions.<p>Entrepreneurs and business people work fast and hard. We rarely find time to savor and enjoy victories that happen along the journey. We go so fast we forget to slow down, or even stop, and learn from successes and …

Arianna Huffington

Seven In-the-Moment Tools to Lessen Anxiety

Are your tools for managing your stress and anxiety getting stale? It's time to try something new.

Mindfulness

Beyond the Ugly Practices of Organised Religion

Why is it that everything is upside down, and all that happens in the name of religion is divisive, oppressive and morally repugnant?<p><i>What can I do my</i> …

T.S. Eliot

50 Buddha Quotes On Life, Meditation and Peace

Gautama the Buddha, the enlightened being who is known as the founder of Buddhism has been a guiding light for spiritual seekers for over 2500 years. …

Self-improvement

How to meditate, for beginners, according to The Upside’s Jodhi Meares

“I love how meditation gives me intention for the day,” says Jodhi Meares, after The Upside’s #OwnTheMorning campaign launch where guests took part …

Meditation

The DIY Guide to Significantly Increasing Your Breath Hold

Photo: @bumpsetsurf // @heyitswano<p><b>Most surfers I’ve coached never do much to prepare themselves for what they’ll experience and do underwater.</b> Of …

Laird Hamilton

First Steps with Astrology - Free Birth Chart

Astrology is a symbolic language with ancient roots, as well as a way to track cycles of time.<p>Astrology is a word that comes from astro (stars) and …

Astrology

Glossolalia in Paganism & Occultism

Glossolalia is a term that refers to the ability or practice of speaking in a language unknown to the speaker. Glossolalia is usually used to denote …

Full Modern Meditation Cushion

Comfortably meditate in any location with the Full Modern Meditation Cushion. With its unique triangle shape, the Full meditation cushion provides …

Meditation

How Yoda Embodies the Spirituality of The Force in Star Wars by Believing In the Strength of the Many

In another of their very insightful video essays, film and television analysis platform ScreenPrism takes a look at religion in <i>Star Wars</i>, noting that …

Star Wars

How is Transcendental Meditation different from mindfulness?

Mindfulness meditation, often associated with Vipassana (a Buddhist practice), is generally considered to be a form of "open monitoring"—watching …

Yoga

Realising immortal self

The Upanishads are records of the seers who have had direct perception of the truth through penance and arduous meditation. Scriptures endorse the …

Empiricism

Common and Advanced Reiki Techniques

Are you ready to enhance your basic knowledge of Reiki? Sadly, the principles at the core of the spiritual art of Reiki healing are sometimes skimmed …