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Mindfulness & Self Compassion can help you to be more present, live more, love more, laugh more.
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This Is Why Meditation Makes You Feel Better

This Is Why Meditation Makes You Feel Better | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
After just four days of mindfulness meditation training, people reported feeling 21% less pain
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Consistent practice stabilises.
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Is It Selfish to Seek Happiness? - Mindful

Is It Selfish to Seek Happiness? - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Redefining happiness in the age of mindfulness
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Cultivating happiness is a practice.
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What's The Key To A Meaningful Life? You Might Not Like The Answer.

What's The Key To A Meaningful Life? You Might Not Like The Answer. | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Hint: It's not happiness!
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New Research Shows How Meditation Rewires the Brain

New Research Shows How Meditation Rewires the Brain | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Compared with relaxation practices that relieve stress, meditation has been shown to actually change the brain and improve overall physical health.
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Sustainable wellbeing.
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The 3 Ingredients for a Supportive Self Care Ritual - Project Happiness

The 3 Ingredients for a Supportive Self Care Ritual - Project Happiness | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Want more Happiness? Take charge of your life. Project Happiness teaches proven habits to increase happiness in individuals and communities worldwide. Join us.
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Self care is not selfish it's sacred.
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Heather Young's curator insight, March 22, 10:17 AM

Caring for others requires the fuel from self care. Employ these techinques to keep your tank full!

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Top 10 Reasons to Meditate - Mindful

Top 10 Reasons to Meditate - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Thousands of studies have shown the positive effects of meditation. Here are the highlights.
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Voting With Your Soul. Not just about election voting but how we live and choose in life.

Voting With Your Soul. Not just about election voting but how we live and choose in life. | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
http://www.evolvingoutloud.com
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Not just about election voting but how we live and choose in life.
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Why It's Important to Show Yourself Some Compassion

Why It's Important to Show Yourself Some Compassion | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
A bad habit that many of us share is that we trash talk a lot...to ourselves. Recognizing our mistakes can be healthy and productive, but constantly thinking nothing we do is ever good enough—well, not so much.
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The Fly

Animated student short inspired by Asian philosophy, a samurai seeks inner peace. But as he tries to rid himself of distractions, he discovers that they seem...
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Working with distraction from infatuation to disillusionment to true acceptance. #mindfulness #selfcompassion

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Waking Up: Dan Harris + Sam Harris

https://youtu.be/0PTAc4WqZAg
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Great talk about self concept from Dan Harris.

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The Three Parts of an Effective Apology - Mindful

The Three Parts of an Effective Apology - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
"I'm sorry" isn't enough—Christine Carter explains what else needs to be said.
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Mindfulness is about taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions.
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Here's How Meditation Reduces Inflammation And Prevents Disease

Here's How Meditation Reduces Inflammation And Prevents Disease | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
A new study reveals the neurobiological effects of the practice.
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How to Choose Self-Compassion - Mindful

How to Choose Self-Compassion - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
When we listen to the nagging, negative voice inside our heads, we push ourselves too hard—and we push ourselves away, too. When you learn to love yourself, your relationships will improve for the better. ...
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In Pain? Try This Mindfulness Exercise

In Pain? Try This Mindfulness Exercise | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Chronic pain affects more people in the US than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined: more than 100 million adults. Mindfulness exercises can help.
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Whether physical or emotional pain this can help manage.
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Self-Compassion: The Often Missing Ingredient in Healthy Eating - Mindful

Self-Compassion: The Often Missing Ingredient in Healthy Eating - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Mindful eating often starts with a kinder outlook toward ourselves. From there, we're in a better position to make decisions about foods that satisfy hunger.
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Can mindfulness improve pupils' concentration? - BBC News

Can mindfulness improve pupils' concentration? - BBC News | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Mindfulness is a psychological technique which is said to help combat stress. Should it be widely introduced in schools?
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How Nature Boosts Kindness, Happiness, and Creativity - Mindful

How Nature Boosts Kindness, Happiness, and Creativity - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.
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Nature heals.
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How to Train the Compassionate Brain - Mindful

How to Train the Compassionate Brain - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
A new study finds that training in compassion makes us more altruistic.
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Compassion training is essential in mindfulness. Acceptance of present moment can be held kindly. #mindfulness
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A meditation teacher's 4 tips for calming down and refocusing in just 30 seconds.

A meditation teacher's 4 tips for calming down and refocusing in just 30 seconds. | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Mindful pauses are great "spot treatments" for times when you feel stressed but have lots to do.
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Taking breathing space!
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Taking breathing space!

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How Compassion Leads to Success - Mindful

How Compassion Leads to Success - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
An introduction to Lovingkindness meditation from Sharon Salzberg and Dan Harris
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Loving kindness makes us happier.
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Taking Tension Out of Attention - Mindful

Taking Tension Out of Attention - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Chris McKenna suggests ways to go from tense and strained to relaxed and focused.
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Check the effort and attitude.
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Self-Compassion, Part I: After Trauma

Self-Compassion, Part I: After Trauma | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
What is compassion? How can we show compassion to ourselves and others? Begin by ditching judgment and practicing acceptance.
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Traumatised people can have fear of compassion. This article explains.
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Sharon Salzberg: Connect with Kindness - Mindful

Sharon Salzberg: Connect with Kindness - Mindful | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Feeling disconnected? Try this loving-kindness practice.
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spend few minutes with yourself in mind for self compassion practice.
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There is No 'I': How the Brain Creates the Narratives of Your Life | Big Think

There is No 'I': How the Brain Creates the Narratives of Your Life | Big Think | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Your brain creates all the narratives in your life, but it's possible to train yourself to transcend the mind's innate urge to storify everything.
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Learn more about our mind's Default Mode Network.

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Eight weeks to a better brain. Mindfulness and Self Compassion.

Eight weeks to a better brain. Mindfulness and Self Compassion. | Living Mindfulness & Compassion | Scoop.it
Meditation study shows changes associated with awareness, stress | Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital find that participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions...
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Eight weeks to a better brain. Mindfulness and Self Compassion.
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