Archives Posts Tagged ‘meditation’

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How to Keep Politics Out of the Playground

18 Nov

No matter what our political affiliation, our children are entering a deeply divided society and the results are already being seen in schools across the country. Children’s brains are programmed to absorb information, learning and modeling the behavior they see in others—especially the adults around them. But, at a contentious time like toda…Read More

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3 Ways Meditation Improves Relationships – Backed by Science

07 May

 

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Meditation can seem like a lonely activity, even a slightly selfish one —after all, you’re doing something, on your own, for yourself – or so it seems. Even if you’re meditating in a group, your eyes are closed and you’re focused on yo…Read More

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An Incredible Alternative to Mindfulness You’ve Never Heard Of

05 May

We keep seeing more studies demonstrating how mindfulness meditation can change the brain, make us feel better, and generally improve our lives. That’s great. But what if it doesn’t work for you? Maybe the practices that were supposed to take you to a calm place made you feel anxious or irritable.

Your skin crawls, you have ants in your pant…Read More

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5 Science-Backed Reasons Successful CEOs Meditate

20 Dec

Mindfulness is quickly following yoga in becoming a billion-dollar industry. It’s no surprise, then, that the popularity of meditation – one way to practice mindfulness – is also growing among CEOs and senior executives. Why are business leaders embracing meditation rather than, say, massage or ping-pong? Because there’s something to med…Read More

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18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation Today!

28 Oct

Many of us have heard of meditation’s benefits. We may have even tried meditation once or twice. And many of us will have found it hard and concluded that
“meditation is not for me.” But wait! Did you know there are many forms of meditation? There are mantra meditations, visualization meditations, open-focus
meditations, breath-based medita…Read More

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13 Science-Backed Benefits of Gratitude + Free Guided Gratitude Meditation

17 Jun

Want to be happy, healthy and have great relationships? Sure, we all do! And we’ve hear a million times about the obvious ways to take care of ourselves: exercise, diet etc.

But there’s one simple exercise that boosts all of these things simultaneously and that most of us simply don’t know. What’s that? Being thankful. Sound too simp…Read More

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A Gift of Loving Kindness Meditation

28 May

Happiness is in your ability to love others ~ Leo Tolstoy

Have you ever wished you could meditate but just didn’t know where to start?

There’s a reason for that! When people talk about meditation, they sometimes make it sound as if there were just one type. But there isn’t, there are so many types: mantra meditations, breath meditations, sound me…Read More

The Best Kept Secrets to Exceptional Productivity

24 Mar

Our culture has become one of compulsive overworking. Although this habit “get things done” – the tendency to push themselves further and harder often, over time, comes at a steep cost. Recent research, however, shows that there is a far more constructive and sustainable way to increase productivity, insight and well-being!

Most “successful…Read More

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The Scientific Benefits of Self-Compassion INFOGRAPHIC

27 Feb

Many of us believe being self-critical and hard on ourselves is a good thing.

We mistakenly think that being competitive and pushing ourselves hard is required for success. Research, however, is proving these theories wrong. Most of us don’t stop to consider whether our self-critical and competitive attitude are helping us achieve our goals. We …Read More

A Surprising Yoga Practice To Heal Anxiety & Trauma

30 Jan

“Hard core military guys and yoga – that doesn’t really …um… go together, does it?” I’ve been asked. It’s true that, when they first arrived to participate in my study, the young, tattoo-covered, hard-drinking, motorcycle driving Midwestern guys did not look like typical yoga studio regulars. But what they shared after the study sai…Read More

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