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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4 New Year Tips for a Fresh Start and Infinite Possibilities – Meditation Article

  The beginning of the year is a special time that is worthy of your attention. It is one of the best times to connect with yourself and evaluate the different areas of your life. Ask yourself, “What do I really, really want?” Be open and listen to your heart’s deepest desires. The truth is that in any given moment you have the ability to blink your eyes open and step into the life of your dreams. You can choose to see life through the lens of love rather than fear. Feel peaceful…

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“Avoiding Mistakes and Broken Promises Will Do Much More for You Than Going Beyond the Call of Duty.” – Personal Development Article

Author interview: John Tierney John Tierney is a science writer who, among other things, is a contributing editor to City Journal and a contributing columnist to the Science section of the New York Times. He’s also a public speaker and makes frequent TV appearances. I really love his book, with Roy Baumeister, called Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Greatest Strength. It was a New York Times best-seller and has been translated into 20 languages, and I found it invaluable in…

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How To Make Positive Traits Stick + A Meditation To Inspire Positivity – Happiness Article

Recall that our brain is geared to remember painful experiences more readily than pleasant ones; this is our negativity bias. Even when we can’t recall painful events in detail (which often happens with trauma), they remain deep in implicit memory, shaping our expectations, beliefs, and mood—the way we experience ourselves and the world.In contrast, many of our day‐to‐day positive experiences are quickly forgotten. We retain some high points—those full of emotion and meaning. But most of our moments of feeling…

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The Perfect Gift Guide For Health & Wellness Lovers – Meditation Article

December 16, 2019   Take the edge off the holidays with these health and wellness gifts for your loved ones who already are (or really need to be) centred and calm in a stressful time of year. Designed for home or office, the Ember Mug does more than simply keeping your coffee hot. This smart mug allows you to set an exact drinking temperature so that your coffee is never too cold, or too hot. But that’s not all. Ember…

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When You Don’t Know What to Do with Your Life – Meditation Article

I have great news. You don’t have to know ‘what to do with your life.’ You don’t don’t need a ten-year plan. You don’t need to wait till you ‘get there’ or wait to ‘reach your potential’. You just need to be present each moment, each day⁠—respond to what arises, learn and iterate. Think about the rhythm of your personal evolution as circular, not linear. It is an ongoing process of play and experimentation with life, learning, reflection and refinement.…

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How to Implement Mindfulness in your Work RoutinePick the Brain – Self Improvement Article

Mindfulness is often described as the state of being conscious or aware of the present moment, your thoughts and your feelings. It’s a great tool that can offer you clarity, calmness and stress-relief, even in the most intensive of work environments. Including meditation techniques and practices into your everyday work routine can have positive benefits on both your physical and mental health, as well as your productivity! What benefits does mindfulness offer? There are many benefits to increasing your mindfulness…

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9 Tips for Battling the Winter Blues – Positivity Article

  As winter arrives, I’m taken back in my mind to last year… Last winter, I was really down and out at the start of 2019. I spent so much time in bed, engaging in unhealthy coping methods, and generally just feeling rotten about myself and my life. While I don’t know for sure if this was general depression or Season Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) — I should have sought professional help, but I didn’t — I do know that it…

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How Meditation Will Shape Your New Year – Meditation Article

I love this powerful time when we transition from one year into the next. In my country, whether or not you celebrate the end-of-year holidays, the unmistakable essence of a kind of finality fills the air. And in a similar way, whatever your beliefs or background, experiencing some sense of uncharted possibility at the New Year seems unavoidable. For a mundane but ubiquitous example, it’s when gyms always experience their biggest bump in new memberships! I want to share with you how I’ve been engaging the momentum of this period…

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“I’m a Huge Quote Nerd.” – Personal Development Article

Interview: Marissa Orr A former executive at Google and Facebook and best-selling author, Marissa regularly speaks on the topics of female leadership, diversity, the gender gap, innovation, and creativity. Her new book is Lean Out: The Truth About Women, Power, & the Workplace. Based on in-depth research and personal experiences, the book explores how to change the trajectory of the lives of women and men in the corporate world and beyond. I couldn’t wait to talk to Marissa about happiness,…

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Are the Things That Matter Getting Your Attention? – Meditation Article

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~ Mary Oliver Are the things that matter most getting your time and attention, or are you too busy for them? Are you finding time to enjoy the things that light you up and make you happy, or are they being squeezed out of your over-full to-do list? Does life feel like a hectic rush or a balanced flow? When asked what surprised him…

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How to Journal for Stress Relief – Wit & Delight – Lifestyle Article

Photo by Hannah Olinger on UnsplashI’ve been a worrier for most of my life. Overthinking what’s to come, replaying what’s behind. You name it, I’ve probably obsessed, googled, and lost sleep over it.Until recently. Through years of therapy, meditation, and yoga, I’ve finally found a way (for me) to lessen the pinging inside my brain of all the things to worry about. These days, I view stress as something my body needs me to notice, to embrace, and then to move on from.…

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4 Tips To Find Your True Self Before It’s Too Late – Spiritual Article

Nowadays, it seems like everyone in the world wants to tell you who you are or what you need. Televisions, radios, magazines, newspapers and even websites try to tell you the secret to happiness and usually try to sell you something at the same time. In this world of noise and stimulus, it can be hard to figure out who you truly are and what you truly want.Getting in touch with your true self can be one of the most…

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Weekly Horoscope For December 16–22, 2019, From The AstroTwins – Self Improvement Article

After nearly a month spent hunkered down in cautious, traditional Capricorn, la love planet is ready to spread her wings and fly free. And if you’re being honest…aren’t you? Romance has been very mission-oriented since November 25. While Venus in Capricorn helped to strengthen the foundation of many relationships, it’s also been a little heavy—especially with Mars on a submarine ride through Scorpio’s deep waters until January 3. Did people match your criteria? Live up to your extended checklists and…

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Why Mindful Listening Is a Radical Act of Love – Meditation Article

When was the last time you felt truly seen and heard by someone? Can you remember what it felt like? Perhaps you can remember a feeling of being cared about? Maybe you felt relaxed, calm and open? When someone gives us their undivided attention the message it sends is ‘I care,’ ‘I’m here for you,’ ‘I’m listening.’ But that kind of attentiveness is quite rare these days. When listening to another person, we are often there in body but not…

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How to Break Free of Emotional Eating – Happiness Article

Do you have struggles around eating? If you do, you’re not alone. In the United States, millions of people will fit the diagnosis for binge eating disorder at some point in their lifetime. Many more have less severe eating issues—such as obsessing over calorie counting or feeling shame when they eat “bad” foods—that wreak havoc on their health and happiness. Often, people with problematic eating patterns are worried about their weight and attempt to lose weight by cycling through dieting…

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7 ADHD Mindfulness Exercises for Kids, Teens and Adults – Spiritual Article

Living with ADHD can be a journey of learning to practice mindfulness in order to make the world slow down. It can feel like you’re always moving too fast in comparison to others.Sometimes, you may have difficulty making other people understand the condition, whether you have ADHD yourself or a loved one does. Fortunately, if you do, medications and therapy can help with the most intense symptoms and bring you to a clarity level that enables you to enjoy life. As…

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The Power of Positivity in a World That Can’t Stop Complaining — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Have you ever wondered what is the power of positivity and how it can impact your life especially nowadays when you’re surrounded by people that cannot stop complaining? Wayne Dyer said that if we change the way we look at something, the thing we look at changes. I used to have a very hard time with this. After all, I was a single, working mom relying on food stamps to feed my two little girls. No matter how I looked…

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5 Steps to Let Love Flow – Meditation Article

  Even though we are wired for love, being in love may be the scariest thing one can experience. We desperately want that one fulfilling relationship, yet we go to great lengths to avoid rejection and heartbreak. Love and fear don’t mix. Reflecting on my own life, I noticed how often I closed in an attempt to protect myself. I shut people out. I isolated under stress. I didn’t want people to see I was having a hard time. Or worse, try to fix it. Deep below the surface, I felt unworthy. I thought I had to…

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How to Let Go of Judgement and Open to Love – Meditation Article

A friend of mine recently shared with me a story from spiritual teacher Ram Dass. It was such a beautiful reminder and had such an impact on me that I wanted to retell it and share it with you all too. “When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of…

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The Power Of Sitting And Breathing – Spiritual Article

There’s nothing particularly special about living in a monastery. In fact, there’s nothing particularly special about living anywhere. No matter where you go, where you’ve been or where you will be, one fact remains the same—you are there. There is beauty, suffering, wealth and poverty, no matter where you go. Sometimes the same source of wealth is the very source of poverty, and sometimes even external happiness can be a front for inner desperation. In other cases, the outer struggle…

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How Exposure to Music Can Benefit Your Kids – Personal Development Article

Kids are naturally attracted to music. They begin to respond to sound while they are still in their mother’s womb, can identify with rhythm as young as five months old. You might have heard that exposure to music is good for kids – but have you ever wondered exactly how it could benefit them? It turns out there are distinct and long-lasting benefits for getting your child involved with music at various ages. Let’s take a closer look at what these…

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On Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500™ – Meditation Article

November 25, 2019 Interaxon attributes its revenue growth to the successful launch of Muse 2 and the acquisition of Meditation Studio App. Interaxon announced it was included in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America, now in its 25th year.  Interaxon’s chief executive officer, Derek Luke, credits the successful launch of Muse® 2, the meditation headband, as well as the acquisition of the Meditation…

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How to Stop Living Life on Autopilot — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Life on autopilot. We’ve all been there. All those days when you feel like you’re just reliving “yesterday” over and over again. Wake up, get dressed, go to work, eat, work some more, come back home, eat, sleep repeat. You might even find yourself having the same thoughts during the day at a certain time of the day. It feels like nothing is new and your life’s just going forward almost without you.  Does it sound familiar?  Did you ever…

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7 Tips for Having a Happy Thanksgiving with Your Difficult Relatives. – Self Improvement Article

In the United States, Thanksgiving is approaching. For many people, Thanksgiving is a joyous holiday; for many people, Thanksgiving is a dreaded holiday. One factor that can make it tough is spending time with difficult relatives. Here are some strategies for keeping Thanksgiving dinner — or any holiday gathering, at any time of the year — pleasant: 1. Before you join the group, spend a few minutes thinking about how you want to behave. Don’t just react in the moment;…

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5 Tips to Assist Your Recovery Meditation Practice – Meditation Article

(Last Updated On: November 15, 2019)Want to make your recovery meditation even more effective to strengthening your spiritual practice? Follow these suggestions.When you’re on the road to or in recovery, meditation can be a powerful tool.It can help you focus on positive energy and let go of stressful thoughts, but it has even more benefits to offer.Many people are intimidated by the thought of recovery meditation because it’s something they’ve never tried before.We’ve got 5 tips to help you get…

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A Return to Innocence – About Meditation – Meditation Article

  I teach a form of meditation that can act as a leverage point to catapult you into a different reality. In order to open ourselves up to the profound spiritual transformation that meditation makes possible we must begin to realize that our perception of reality is made up of a hopeless tangle of sensation and interpretation. In other words, what we assume to be reality as we look out at the world is not objectively real in the way…

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