mindfulness

5 Powerful Ways To Detox Your Mind, Body, And Soul – Spiritual Article

This is s stressful and toxic world we live in. The modern way of life seems to have clouded our senses and veiled our minds and our souls in all of this worry and negativity, leading to a lower quality of life and a sense of deep unease. This is no way to achieve happiness, nor is it a way to ensure lifelong emotional, physical, or spiritual well-being. But this shouldn’t make you feel helpless, or like you don’t have…

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4 Ways To Tap Into Your Creativity During The Coronavirus – Personal Development Article

If you are fortunate enough to work from home, you might feel some boredom creeping up in between spurts of COVID-induced anxiety. While you may have other responsibilities to keep you busy (work meetings, homeschooling kids, and DIY projects, to name a few), you might be feeing a little—shall we say—uninspired by your new normal.That’s why we consulted award-winning spoken word poet IN-Q (aka, Adam Schmalholz) on this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast, as he certainly knows a thing or…

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14-Day Meditation Challenge: Put Down Your Phone and Be – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively.” ~Sharon Salzberg I came home from my doctor’s appointment last week and rambled off three to four different things that were happening in the world as a result of the coronavirus. By the fourth item my wife asked me to stop. She said please tell me something good. I told her that my doctor said my pathology report came back negative. That the procedure on my neck…

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Why Perception Is Reality – Spiritual Article

When a circle of people watch a bubble float through the air, each individual is experiencing it through their state of observation. They all see something slightly differently, from a slightly different angle, filter or frame of reference. What exact color the bubble is representing, its exact trajectory, the observation of its movements, and the perception of each one of those, is a spectrum within itself. Did it move a bit to the right, or did it move sharply to…

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The Importance Of Hobbies & How To Start Them – Personal Development Article

Before we can make any changes, we need to analyze our current habits. In a compassionate, curious way, reflect on how you usually spend your downtime: Do you try to fill it answering emails? Or do you turn off right when you get home and immediately zone out on the couch? Neither of these habits is “right” or “wrong,” but it’s important to get a feel for them so you can understand where the shift needs to happen.For example, up…

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The Beauty of Being One with Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“Love means to realise that we are one with life. Real love means to realise that we are one with the other person, one with nature, and one with the trees, the stones, the earth and the blue sky. It means to realise that all of life is God.”~ Swami Dhyan Giten, The Silent Whisperings of the Heart – An Introduction to Giten’s Approach to Life I sometimes ask myself if I truly want to be one with life –…

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Mindfulness is more than hype – Positivity Article

Mindfulness seems to be the latest buzzword, not only online or in lifestyle magazines, but also in the business environment. This is good news because now more people get to know the concept of mindfulness. But it is also dangerous because misconceptions are being spread about the subject, often because people do not delve into the real meaning of it and make assumptions, which are sometimes only partially true.   What is it? To understand what mindfulness is, it is…

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What mindbodygreen Staffers Are Doing To Stay Healthy Right Now – Self Improvement Article

This week, like many other offices, organizations, and events around the world, our team at mindbodygreen began implementing policies of social distancing. Since the transition to working from home, I’ve also been working hard to keep both my mind and my body healthy.Thankfully, no commute means extra rest, which is super valuable right now. But as holistic psychologist Nicole Beurkens, Ph.D., CNS, told me “routine is still valuable. Not just for supporting healthy habits, but also for reducing anxiety.”To maintain…

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6 Negative Effects of Social Media On Your Health – Personal Development Article

The use of social networking sites has become increasingly popular in the past few years. Social media has now become an important part of everyone’s life. It is something which is influencing our daily lives, and it has become extremely important for everyone (including brands, businesses, celebrities, and audiences) to have an online presence in the social media world. Many of us are using social media as a regular means of communication. No matter what activities we do for the…

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How To Harness The Virgo Supermoon – Personal Development Article

Each sign is associated with a body part, and Virgo rules the lower stomach and digestive system. Chew on this: Turning up your digestive fire can help you sleep better, prevent disease, and help your body use food as the fuel it is intended to be. Digestion begins in the mouth, but with our on-the-go lifestyles, many of us inhale our food instead of mindfully breaking it down with our teeth. Use those molars and incisors: They are there for…

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“New Opportunities for Solving Tough Problems Show Up in My Conversations with Myself.” – Personal Development Article

Interview: Emily Balcetis. Emily Balcetis, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at New York University. She’s the author of more than seventy-five scientific publications, and her research has been covered by Forbes, Newsweek, Time, Cosmopolitan, Scientific American, and The Atlantic. Her TED talk on “Why some people find exercise harder than others” has had more than 3.7 million views. Her new book is Clearer, Closer, Better: How Successful People See the World. When it comes to setting and meeting goals,…

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How To Mindfully Read The News – Meditation Article

  Regardless of your political affiliation or philosophical bent, it has undoubtedly been a very intense, very combative time lately in American politics and discourse. It is hard to turn on the TV or pick up a paper or open a website without a strong tone of conflict and strife in most headlines and articles, whether the author’s intent is to stoke existing flames or simply to report on what’s going on. How can the tools of meditation and mindfulness…

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Report from My Metropolitan Museum Experiment: The More Slowly I Go, the More I See. – Self Improvement Article

I’ve written about my “Metropolitan Museum Experiment.” Every day this year, when I’m in New York City, I’m visiting the Met. So now I’ve been doing it for many weeks, and here are a few minor observations: The Met is far bigger than I realized. To my astonishment, I’ve found many galleries that I’d never seen before. I just finished my first walk-through of the First Floor, and am now in the Mezzanine Level. It’s very, very large. The Gift…

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How to Master the Art of Engaging Your Inner Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Chasing external sources of happiness may have failed you, as ultimately our deepest satisfaction comes from within. But often when people turn their attention inward, they don’t like what they find. Here are three ways to constructively engage with your inner life.  We all know the road to greater life satisfaction has more to do with how we feel on the inside than with any external riches we may gather, whether they be material possessions, good looks or accomplishments. Engaging…

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Unsubscribing From Your Thoughts – Melli O’Brien – Meditation Article

The human mind is a double-edged sword. On the upside, it enables us to plan, solve problems, create goals and work towards our dreams… But the dark side of the human mind is that it also tends to haunt our inner world with unhelpful and painful thoughts. We experience self-criticism, rumination and worry. For many of us, that inner voice can become our own worst enemy, crushing our self-esteem or driving us to feel constantly stressed, negative or anxious. Why…

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Why Forgiveness Is An Inside Job – Spiritual Article

Almost two years ago, I had a falling out with a dear friend who held a very important role in my life. It was my fault, and we haven’t had any interaction since. While it was very heartbreaking at the time, I can see it now for what it was, with the clarity and peace that only time, hindsight, and new awareness can provide. I can see now that the situation was exactly what I needed in order to gain…

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What This Tarot Card Means For Your Life – Happiness Article

Like every card in a tarot deck, the Star card can be applied to all aspects of life. “In love, it may be an invitation to be more authentic with your partner, to let go of the ego and to be more open and vulnerable as you establish new relationships,” says Esselmont. “It may also come as a source of hope, especially if there has been a deep wounding in the past or a difficult event like a breakup. Despite…

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Rewilding Ourselves Back into Our True Nature – Meditation Article

What is Rewilding? There is a term called “rewilding” often utilized within the frameworks of certain spiritual philosophies and areas of psychological study. To “re-wild” something means to restore it to its natural state or form. To reclaim and align with the truth of who we are, we are often asked to “re-wild” ourselves. The process of rewilding can be tremendously painful and uncomfortable. We are creatures of habit. Most of us don’t volunteer to drastically change our lives unless…

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Soulmates, No-Shows And The Purpose Of Relationships – Spiritual Article

We have many soulmates and not all will be romantic/sexual. The connections are always felt really deeply, fated and destined – as if we are just picking up from where we started. It is known and it feels like home. But we already know all this. Twin flames, soulmates, karmic partners, energetic bonds, true love … the list goes on and on and on. And I want to say this: We need to understand that all people are purposeful in…

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How to Do Less and Achieve Success – Meditation Article

“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty…” – Theodore Roosevelt That’s one way of looking at things. The less popular theory, especially in the U.S., is do less to achieve more. Neither is 100% right or wrong. Strike a balance. Be effortless in meditation and swiftly move toward greater success. Studies show that work productivity dramatically drops after 50 hours of work each week, yet half of Americans admit to working…

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Understanding Karma – Melli O’Brien – Meditation Article

Few concepts are as misunderstood as the concept of karma. It’s often perceived as a kind of reward and punishment system that is woven into the fabric of the universe. People may assume that the more good deeds they do, the more they will be rewarded with good fortune. Or some people might witness someone experiencing something painful and say it’s just their karma. They must have created this situation. It’s just fate. There is often a feeling that the…

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How To Make Peace With Your Noisy Mind—7 Tips From An Ex-Monk – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“Leave your front door and your back door open. Let thoughts come and go. Just don’t serve them tea.” ~Shunryu Suzuki There are few things more exasperating in life than having a noisy chatterbox in residence between your ears—a busy mind that never stops and won’t leave you in peace for a moment. You are sitting by the pool on your long-awaited vacation. The weather is perfect. Your diary is clear. You settle down on your deckchair with an ice-cold drink and your…

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An Essential Insight for Maximizing Happiness – Self Improvement Article

The “hedonic treadmill” is an essential concept to understand if you want to maximize the happiness in your life. The basic idea behind the “hedonic treadmill” is that our happiness set-point often changes and adapts with ourselves and our environment. Basically, we develop a tolerance toward the pleasure and pain in our lives. So the more you increase pleasure, the more you will need to increase it in the future to feel the same level of happiness and satisfaction. Many…

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The Roadmap For An Amazing 2020 – Spiritual Article

In my pursuit to foster a growth mindset, embrace the new and different, and live my best life – whether I’m at work, writing, or toeing the start line of a race – here’s some practices that I’ve implemented to fuel my journey. 1) Beginner’s mindset: Every time I begin to write an article or story, show up at work, roll out my yoga mat, or tow the line of a race, it’s never about what I’ve accomplished last month…

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Meditation and Anxiety – About Meditation – Meditation Article

It is becoming more widely known that a meditation practice can be helpful in curbing anxiety. Anxiety generally comes in two forms – a fear-based resistance to some deeper feelings that are arising, and projecting past pain onto the unknown of the future. With practice, meditation can be a powerful practice to help inhibit the life and growth of both these forms of anxiety. Mindfulness One popular approach to meditation is about being fully present with whatever arises, moving with…

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When It All Feels Like Too Much: Embracing Our Highly Sensitive Nature in an Age of Overwhelm – Meditation Article

  I believe that all humans are sensitive and intuitive. However, in our modern world, our culture tends to see sensitivity as a weakness while intuition is not something to be trusted. When I was growing up in the 90’s, highly-sensitive people were often diagnosed under the umbrella of disorders such as ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum, ODD, Bipolar and Sensory Integration Disorder to name a few. I know of this first hand because I was one of the children given several…

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How Yoga Helped A Psychotherapist Overcome Her Eating Disorder – Personal Development Article

Similar to being comfortable with her discomfort, Bruneau mentions that recognizing her secondary emotions was crucial for her recovery process. She defines primary emotions as those original feelings we experience in the moment, while secondary emotions are what we feel in response to those feelings (also known as the “Second Arrow” in Buddhism).For example, if you were feeling depressed or anxious and then judged yourself for feeling that way, that shame from judgment would be your secondary emotion. In Bruneau’s experience,…

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Our Best Education Articles of 2019 – Happiness Article

Looking for inspiration to start the new decade off on the right foot? Our most popular education articles of 2019 explore how children develop purpose, how we can best support our students’ mental health and social-emotional development, why we benefit from listening to each other’s stories, and more. And…if you want to put the scientific findings from these articles into practice, check out our new website for educators, Greater Good in Education (GGIE), officially launching on February 20, 2020. In…

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7 Gift Ideas For the Biohacker in Your Life – Meditation Article

December 2, 2019 There’s someone in your life that you know is into biohacking, but you’ve got a problem: you have no idea what “biohacking” is. Lucky you, you’ve got a friend on the inside who knows that biohacking is a fancy term for improving the body and mind with a variety of methods. The term is also pretty broad: biohacking can be as simple as intermittent fasting to as futuristic as implanting a chip in your hand to unlock your…

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