Spirituality

A Mystic Unpacks Every Aura Color Meaning—Here's How to Give Yourself a Reading

A few months ago, I became interested in holistic health and wellness treatments. I quickly fell in love with the lymphatic drainage massage at Shape …

Mindfulness meditation better than gardening for beating stress, experiment shows

Mindfulness meditation, the practice of paying more attention to the present moment, is more than twice as better at reducing stress than gardening, a new experiment has suggested.<p>The training has been growing in popularity in recent years, with the NHS recommending it as a way to reduce stress and …

Mindfulness

The Mysterious Death of a Tantric Sex Guru

Dana Kennedy<p>10.21.17 12:00 AM ET<p>Photo Illustration by Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast<p>Most viewers watching a charismatic Tantric sex expert featured on a CNN program about “sexual healing” earlier this month didn’t know her controversial backstory.<p>They only saw Psalm Isadora, 42, as compelling and …

Looking Inward, Seeing Outward

Sometimes modern people misunderstand Buddhism’s focus on the individual human journey as well as its injunction to people to find out who they are …

Buddhism

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Imagine an Invisible String

Source: comfreak/Pixabay<p>My early work in psychology centered around imagery — how images are formed; how they affect people and their relationships; …

Mindfulness

12 Gemstone Meanings So You Can Figure Out What's at the Heart of Your Bracelet

There's no discounting the fact that a woman loves wearing a little bit of sparkle around her neck, but actually learning gemstone meanings gives …

Jewelry

The Importance of Play, Recess, Mindfulness and Leadership

« The Role of the Teacher Changes in a Problem-Solving Classroom | Main<p>| No comments<p>What will be the results from the shrinking childhood today's …

Education

Kingston leading the way with guided forest therapy walks

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority hopes residents will reconnect with nature in a more meaningful way<p>It's no ordinary walk in the woods. Or is …

Meditation

A Better Way To Deal With The Negative Thoughts In Our Heads

If you’re familiar with contemporary definitions of mindfulness, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of not getting too attached to our thoughts, but letting them arise and subside of their own accord, like clouds. Our job is just to witness them, non-judgmentally, and let them fade …

Happiness

9 guided journals that make daily writing super easy

Having a daily journaling practice has been touted for pretty much <i>everything</i> (well, at least its ability to boost creativity, help you focus on …

Lifestyle

PTSD: Five effective coping strategies

Post-traumatic stress disorder is caused by witnessing or being part of a frightening or shocking event, and it can affect day-to-day life and …

Medicine

How Loving-Kindness Meditation Makes You a Better Human

If you’re familiar to meditation, then you’ve probably tried a basic loving-kindness practice. It involves bringing to mind someone you love, and …

Mindfulness

Attending The Sacred Kalachakra Initiation

Learning from the Dalai Lama: Attending The Sacred Kalachakra Initiation<p>By Barbara Sansone<p>The Kalachakra Initiation is the largest and most important …

Dalai Lama

This Is The Most Insane Facebook Post By A Male Feminist You Will Ever Read

On Monday, a California-based male feminist published an apology to women on behalf of men.

Conservative View

Meditation on a lack of Conservative morality

Politicians and business people who say they practise mindfulness are totally ignoring an important facet of Buddhism, writes Pam Stainer<p>The continuing enthusiasm for mindfulness in government and business should be welcomed. As someone who has practised a form of Buddhist meditation for nearly 30 …

Meditation

Me and the Prophet

Dear readers, if you will, cast your imaginations far back into the past—two hundred years ago, to the year 1817. Let them roam far, far away, …

Faith

Cool Boredom

In everyday life, we habitually try to conceal the gaps in our experience of mind and body. These gaps are a bit like an awkward silence around the …

Meditation

Dive Into the Buddhist Cosmos at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Visit any yoga studio, wellness center, or trendy home decor store, and you’re bound to find a decorative Buddha seated in a cross-legged lotus …

Buddhism

BBC iPlayer - The Ganges with Sue Perkins - Series 1: Episode 1

Sue Perkins goes on an extraordinary journey, spanning over 1,500 miles, from the source of the Ganges high in the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal. She travels through some of the most extraordinary, chaotic and exciting places on earth, exploring the lives and landscapes of modern India at this …

India

TibetanHistory-20thCentury - Sky Burial

Julia Kirchner<br>04-28-07<p>A Review of <i>Sky Burial</i><p><i>Sky Burial</i> is story told by the Chinese author Xinran about a Chinese woman from Suzhou who spent thirty …

Asia

Why millennials are ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology - MarketWatch

When Coco Layne, a Brooklyn-based producer, meets someone new these days, the first question that comes up in conversation isn’t “Where do you live?” …

Business

Actually, We Don’t Need More Empathy

Leading psychologist Daniel Goleman explains why empathy alone rarely leads to action–and proposes a simple meditation exercise to change that.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.</i><p>“We need more empathy” has become a common refrain …

The Brain

This Is Your Brain on Prayer and Meditation

Wellness<p>How does the ritual, regardless of personal faith or intention, affect our behavior? Deeply, experts say.<p>by Nicole Audrey /<p>There is research backing the idea that meditation and prayer can trigger the release of feel-good chemicals in the brain.Getty Images/EyeEm<p>As heartbreaking updates …

Health

I Went Back to School to Learn How to Breathe (No, Really)

I didn't know I was bad at breathing until I went to my very first yoga class about three years ago. Before then, I'd never really even thought about …

Meditation

Meditation’s Effects May Differ by Type of Practice

A growing body of research suggests meditation can positively impact our health and wellbeing. But are all forms of mindfulness practice equally …

Happiness

How to Practice Effortless Mindfulness

In his book <b>Rainbow Painting,</b> Tibetan Buddhist teacher Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche writes: “There are two types of mindfulness: deliberate and effortless.” …

Happiness

Why Knowledge Workers Should Meditate

I haven’t read very much about meditation, and I only started meditating about a month ago, so I’m a neophyte on the subject. But I’m a big believer …

Happiness

8 Everyday Thoughts that Limit Your Success and How to Change Them

Why do some of the most intelligent people sabotage their own success? It all goes back to unconscious every day thoughts, also called cognitive …

Self-improvement

Tom Hanks Offers a Trump Impression at Event Supporting Meditation for Veterans

At a fundraiser in the Plaza Hotel’s grand ballroom Wednesday night, Mario Orsatti of the David Lynch Foundation said he once taught Transcendental …

Transcendental Meditation

Survey says: 35 per cent of employees would give up a raise to see their leader fired

All too often, leaders reserve little time for self-reflection. Yet the value of self-knowledge in leadership should never be underestimated. …

Leadership