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Yet another busy year is coming to an end. And just how fast it went by! Did you stop and smell the roses, or were you mostly rushing through with your mind anywhere but the present moment?
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Mindfulness has taken an awful lot of flack lately. Not all of it's justified.
"But what about the other objections I referred to at the beginning of this post? Is mindfulness guilty of making people happier without making them Enlightened?"
"The problem: The phone keeps ringing, projects pile up, we try to multitask, but all we keep thinking about is the project we’re not doing, so we sacrifice quality and blame it all on limited time and resources."
"The solution: According to Cohen we can find relief by “matching focused awareness to whatever motions our hands and bodies are actually doing at the moment.”
Mindfulness is being embraced everywhere these days, from the Kindergarten classroom to company retreats. What is mindfulness, exactly?
Contemplate the mind-blowing journey that is before us all - our circumambulation around the great fireball of the sun which we have been circling for the last 4.5 billion years.
Researchers Finally Show How Mindfulness and Your Thoughts Can Induce Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes
Meditation and mindfulness don't just benefit others, though. By becoming more self-aware and awake, it's easier to save money.
love tree dwelling encourages meditation and conversation Designboom creating a space for both meditation and conversation, dutch artist rob sweere has conceived 'contemplatorium – love tree', an arborous, arc-like dwelling situated in a grassy...
What a great idea, creating a space dedicated to meditation and conversation...
I've taught meditation classes for many years, and I think there are two main reasons why many people believe they can't do it: Either they don't understand the basic techniques, or they only try it a couple of times and give up.
Achieving a state of mindfulness is the perfect way to stay grounded in a moment of conflict, and no one knows that better than a politician mired in the gridlock of Washington. Rep.
My Brainwave-Controlled Zen Garden is similar to a standard desktop zen garden in that you rake sand to calm yourself. In my version, though, the rake and resultant patterns are controlled by your ...
One of the most common complaints I hear from teachers, administrators, and staff working in public schools is something along the lines of, "I don't feel appreciated." I'd like to propose that by sim...
Developing a healthy sense of self takes quite some time, if not a lifetime to accomplish.
"It is important for everyone to understand, women and men alike, that expecting self-confidence to arise of its own accord is the first big mistake. Freedom, self-responsibility, unconditional positive regard, learning to be one's own best friend; these approaches to personal development take considerable discipline and effort."
This is the time of year when many families come together, for extended gatherings or just a get-together or three.
With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing specific modes of consciousness can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body.
Converting an Annoyed/Annoying Bad Mood...into a Mindful Good Mood.
This post concludes my promise to share monthly exercises throughout the year helping you connect to your inner divine. What do UCLA, Stanford, Oxford, Duke, Penn State and University of Massachuse...
Just as Zen became a buzzword in the ‘90s, mindfulness is traveling a similar route into our 21st-century vernacular.
Meditation is a simple act of mindfulness and awareness of at least one activity in your routine.
IN HIS 1905 book, “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”, Max Weber credited the Protestant ethic with giving rise to capitalism"
"Now it sometimes seems as if it is the Buddhist ethic that is keeping capitalism going. "
ANINEWS Meditation May Help Slow Progression Of Alzheimer's Disease RedOrbit The biological changes and stress-level reduction caused by meditation could help slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease or other age-related neurodegenerative...
INNER peace has been celebrated as a way for pupils to beat stress, excel in exams and build better relationships. SARAH TROTTER learns about the benefits of mindfulness practice in schools.
Here's the thing: Meditation is for everyone, and it's different for everyone. There is no right or wrong way of doing it, and meditation can help you increase your focus, reduce stress, and prevent common health ailments.
Stay calm and beat your lack of focus with these Zen-friendly websites.
From Faith Middleton: Neuroscientists are verifying that practicing mindful awareness promotes neuroplasticity in the human brain, activating the