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The finest hand-selected collectible Tibetan singing bowls from Nepal, ting shas, bells, prayer flags, chocolate buddha blessings, and more.
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The Tibetan bowls offered here are true antiques that emit a unique tone.  Those that understand the healing power of music will find these objects to be one of a kind originals.


A good friend of my has been traveling to Nepal for the past 40 years. He brought these bowls back and is offering them at resonable prices. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Skeptic's Guide to Meditation

INFOGRAPHIC: The Skeptic's Guide to Meditation | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
If you've ever considered—but instantly dismissed—meditation, this one's for you.
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Here's a clever infographic that delivers sound information in an easy to scan manner.

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Here's What Google Teaches Employees In Its 'Search Inside Yourself' Course

Here's What Google Teaches Employees In Its 'Search Inside Yourself' Course | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Every year, thousands of Googlers take one of a dozen company courses on mindfulness meditation, the increasingly prevalent practice of having a "balanced awareness" of what's happening around you. 

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/search-inside-yourself-googles-life-changing-mindfulness-course-2014-8#ixzz3AF12hXKw
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Attention Training

Self-Knowledge

Creating mental habits


Ah.... Google

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Flow, the secret to happiness

Flow, the secret to happiness | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi asks, "What makes a life worth living?" Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of "flow."
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A recipe for getting into the Flow that you can apply to many aspects of life.

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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 15, 11:14 AM

He has been talking about flow for many years. I have his books and they date back 20+ years. 

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The bamboo homes of Bali

CBS Sunday Morning: Published on May 18, 2014

On the tropical island of Bali, Indonesia, there are homes tucked into the jungle that look like something out of a fairytale. They're designed to have soaring roof lines, few walls or windows - and nearly everything is fashioned from bamboo. Seth Doane reports.

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These beautiful homes are sustainable works of art found on the Island of Bali.  


This expression is rooted in the Green School, a private school built mostly from bamboo.  It's bright bit of hope from Bali for the 300 students who learn there. 

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Feeling Self-Critical? Try Mindfulness

Feeling Self-Critical? Try Mindfulness | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

New research shows that mindfulness may help us to stop comparing ourselves to other people. (It's #mindfulmonday!


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Thanks to Ozzie Gongtang for scooping this my way. 

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ozziegontang's curator insight, March 12, 10:51 AM

#MindfulMonday is a gift from dear friend Mary Lore and her work and writings around Managing Thought. Check out ManagingThought.com

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6 Benefits of Running

6 Benefits of Running | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Running is more than a good way to get in shape. Lace up and reap the many benefits of running today.

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ozziegontang's curator insight, November 30, 2013 12:16 PM

Just a reminder ofthe benefits of running. Research is showing more and more clearly the relationship of exercise and its impact of brain function.   Mens sana in corpore sano (Healthy/Sound mind in a healthy body) 

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Meditation - Alaska the Beautiful

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My wife Jan and I just returned from a cruise through the Inland Passage that took us from Vancouver B.C. to Glacier Bay National Park.  We were there just a few days ago. This video from YouTube helped take me back. Special thanks to photographer Betty Higgins for this fine slideshow.


Being surrounded by Alaskan wilderness evoked the a sense of place we had during our many years living at in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  More than once I was reminded of sailing in Emerald Bay at Tahoe. The sheer granite, the waterfalls, the deep color of the water all under a blue sky.


Imagine unraveling the shoreline of Tahoe and stretching it out 30,000 miles and you begin to feel the enormity of Alaska. Part of that California feeling was no  due to  sunny weather. This was a tropical cruise to Alaska.  Clear skies and hot sun were daily gifts.


Meditating at Glacier Bay.. the ice sliding by the side of the ship, the birds roosting on the cliffs, the crackle and ping of glacier ice dissolving in sea water,  seals basking on the ice, the sudden crack and roar of a calving glacier... 


...what better place to step out of time?

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10 Steps to Awakening Self-Compassion | The Chopra Center

10 Steps to Awakening Self-Compassion | The Chopra Center | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Self-compassion involves becoming aware of the presence of suffering in our bodies, emotions, thoughts, and actions—and then taking steps to diminish the suffering.


Compassion is the natural and spontaneous feeling that arises when we witness suffering, and that triggers our taking action to alleviate the suffering. While it may sound easy, practicing compassion for ourselves is the more difficult of the two. Creating a practice to integrate self-compassionate feelings into your life can heal your mind and body, and open your heart to new heights.

 

Benefits of Self-Compassion...

10 Steps to Self-Compassion...

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Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Medicine and Health in 2013

Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Medicine and Health in 2013 | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Medicine and Health in 2013 - The Huffington Post


The Academy initiative of ABIHM and Mimi Guarneri, M.D.: new collaborative platform?


An end of year development may have the most significant impact on the field going forward. The American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine, in partnership with integrative cardiologist Mimi Guarneri, M.D. and her connection to the Calgary-based Taylor Family Foundation, are imagining the development of a multidisciplinary, multi-stakeholder global platform for education, certification and policy advancement for integrative health and medicine. Such a dream is not new. What sets this apart is the relationship with what is rumored to be potentially an 8-digit level of philanthropic investment. This "Academy," is it is being called, could be an exciting engine for unity and growth.

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The world of medicine is slowly changing thanks to the good works of so many pioneers.  

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ozziegontang's curator insight, May 5, 5:06 AM

If you want to know the future; create it.  And the ABIHM along with Mimi Guarneri are creating the future of Integrative Medicine.

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Explore Most 'Recent' Intents

Explore Most 'Recent' Intents | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

What are your intentions - your deepest desires for personal, social & spiritual wellbeing?


Join us to share your story & be part of a supportive, inspired community.

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Dip into a stream of intents from around the web.

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Occupy Mindfulness

Occupy Mindfulness | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Mindfulness is a way to occupy yourself, to fully inhabit your body and mind with presence and awareness and not over-identify with one's fleeting thoughts and unmindfully act on them; in this sense it mirrors the occupy movement itself by committing to a stand of non-participation. Non-participation is a conscious position of openness, of noticing, questioning, checking in with and exploring one's own and other's needs, feelings, and desires. It refuses to foreclose on the present by seeking a pre-determined goal or outcome or to become overly attached to one particular worldview, identity, or behavioral regimen. Adopting this stance allows one to fully participate in activities that reflect inclusiveness and openness themselves.

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The MSBR Online Course: UMass Medical School - Worcester

The MSBR Online Course: UMass Medical School - Worcester | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
MBSR Online

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction has emerged as an effective, scientifically-tested method for reducing physical and psychological suffering while building resilience, balance, and peace of mind. The Center for Mindfulness, along with our friends at Sounds True, now offer you the experience of our eight-week, life-affirming course – online, and on your schedule, from anywhere in the world.

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

I was so fortunate to experience MSBR training with Stephen Hickman at UCSD and more recently with Karen Sothers at the Integrative Medicine Life Style Change Program at Scripps in Torrey Pines. 


If you're not able get to a live MSBR program in person,This 8 Week Training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction online course is a good way to save your own life. 

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Dispatches from the Field: Out of Eden Walk:

Dispatches from the Field: Out of Eden Walk: | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Let’s Walk
by Paul Salopek
Herto Bouri, Ethiopia, 10°17'12'' N, 40°31'55'' E
Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.
It doesn’t matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow
A thousand times
Come, yet again, come, come.

— Jalal ad-Din Mohammed Balkhi (Rumi)

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What better way to start this journey than a quote from Rumi. 

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Things You Really Need to Learn ~ Stephen's Web

Things You Really Need to Learn ~ Stephen's Web | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects
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Nice list!

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Nature: Sunday Morning

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Sunday Morning videos on Nature.

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Those short films at the end of each Sunday Morning Broadcast are a very brief mindful pause rare to find in mainstream media. I found this archive by searching with the keyword: Nature:  


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The Happiness Culture: Zappos Isn't a Company -- It's a Mission

The Happiness Culture: Zappos Isn't a Company -- It's a Mission | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Tony Hsieh sold earthworms greeting cards and slices of pizza. Along the way he never considered that a failed business meant he was a failure. Then...

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Thanks to Annette Schmeling for this reminder.

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Annette Schmeling's curator insight, February 5, 9:34 AM

'Happiness' itself is not a core value at Zappos, but the organizational alignment with core values is so powerful that you cannot miss the end result. Zappos core values center on customer service and connect the employees as human beings. The values are timeless and do not change - the practices and strategies of business should change all of the time. 

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Read Annette Schmeling's insights.

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Read Annette Schmeling's insights.

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How To Practice Mindfulness (No Matter How Busy You Are)

How To Practice Mindfulness (No Matter How Busy You Are) | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

At one time or another, we’ve all experienced rushing mindlessly through our daily routines, missing how there are many opportunities to turn routine activities into moments for mindfulness, (How To Practice Mindfulness (No Matter How Busy You Are)...


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ozziegontang's curator insight, May 5, 4:57 AM

The operational word is: Practice.  Pema Chodron would say one is learning from the Busy Buddha or the Rushing Buddha.

Julianna Bonola's curator insight, October 15, 12:11 AM

How can you practice mindfulness today?  It's simple really, and here are a few very simple ways to enjoy the benefits of living a mindful life.

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Does Technology Help or Hinder Empathy?

Does Technology Help or Hinder Empathy? | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

By Jennifer Lehner and Jackie Acho:


This digital bonanza is freaking us out. What kind of humans are we becoming when our faces are smashed into screens?  Will technology make us a more or less empathetic society?  Can computers feel love?  The time for hand wringing or opting out is over.  The sooner we realize that we can’t stop this speeding bus -all we can do is try to drive it where it needs to go – the better off we will be.

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There's so much turmoil inherent in the information revolution we are swimming in. 


This article is one way to see the full part of the glass. 

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Pacific Pearl La Jolla: Guarneri Integrative Health

Pacific Pearl La Jolla: Guarneri Integrative Health | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

“Imagine a place where state-of-the-art western medicine meets the best of global healing traditions. Where body, mind and spirit are treated as one.  A place where health is defined as more than the absence of disease, and where prevention is considered the best intervention”. Welcome to Guarneri Integrative Health located at Pacific Pearl La Jolla 

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Pacific Pearl was a building; now it's the home for science and compassion expressed as integrative health.  

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Mindfulness for Beginners: Jon Kabat-Zinn -

Jon Kabat-Zinn leads a session on Mindfulness
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This short body scan meditation is superb. Kabat-Zinn leads your attention to that place we seek. I found my breath synchronizing with the words.  I'm a beginner. I'm grateful for this guided mindful meditation practice.

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ozziegontang's curator insight, May 5, 4:45 AM

Shared by Dennis O'Connor. Jon Kabat-Zinn's helpful guidance for Beginner's Mind.

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Guarneri Integrative Health Holistic Integrative Functional medicine

Guarneri Integrative Health Holistic Integrative Functional medicine | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Mimi Guarneri, M.D., FACC - Healing People and Changing Lives Through Science and Compassion


What is Holistic Integrative Medicine? Holistic Medicine refers to treating the whole person: body, mind, emotions and spirit. Holistic Integrative Medicine practitioners believe that their are many paths to healing and that health is a cohesive balance of body, mind and spirit. We believe that prevention is the best intervention.

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I've been a patient of Dr. Guarneri for several years. She has changed my life with 'science and compassion". 


I am eternally grateful.

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Dr. Dan Siegel - Resources - Wheel Of Awareness

Dr. Dan Siegel - Resources - Wheel Of Awareness | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
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Four podcasts about Siegle's Wheel of Awareness.

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April 21-25, 2014 Meditation 101 Virtual Conferences

April 21-25, 2014 Meditation 101 Virtual Conferences | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

April 21-25, 2014

Finally, learn how to meditate to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, sleep better, be happier and have more energy. Train your brain. Open your heart.

Join Ashley Turner as she demystifies meditation. Learn from over 30 of the world’s leading experts in meditation, mindfulness, psychology and neuroscience. They’ll teach you how to meditate, the science behind it and how it can transform you mentally, physically and spiritually in this revolutionary FREE virtual conference! 
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When the student is ready the teacher appears.  30 teachers appear online next week (April 21-25) at this online conference dedicated to meditation.  Live streaming video is free for anyone who signs up. 



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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 20, 4:25 PM

Meditation is everywhere.  This however, is a very credible source and online. 

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Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at UMass Medical School

Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at UMass Medical School | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society is a visionary force and global leader in mind-body medicine. For thirty-four years, we have pioneered the integration of mindfulness meditation and other mindfulness-based approaches in mainstream medicine and healthcare through patient care, research, academic medical and professional education, and into the broader society through diverse outreach and public service initiatives. Directed by Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA, since 2000 and founded in 1995 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD , the Center is an outgrowth of the acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic – the oldest and largest academic medical center-based stress reduction program in the world.

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