This weekend I attended a retreat in Santa Fe led by Father Richard Rohr, a world- reno
Everyone seems to meditate: Coworkers plan to vacation at a meditation retreat, friends chat about favorite meditation apps and countless articles praise the practice.
Does meditation live up to the hype?
"The science is very much in an embryonic sta
By Sharon Salzberg, Special to Everyday Health
At best, stress is a constant hum; at its worst, it’s an acute and insidious pang. There are countless reasons for stress, spanning from inbox overload to more painful experiences li
The practice of mindfulness has many benefits; how can we ensure it is safe?
The benefits of mindfulness practice are increasingly well documented, but little attention has been paid to potential risks. The prevention of harm to people learning mind
If you want to feel younger, there's no substitute for healthy living and hitting the gym(though a flattering haircut and a fun night out can't hurt). But what if you want to think younger?
Do you feel disconnected from your highest self at work? Do you wish you handled conflict better? Have you felt burnt out by others’ stress or emotions? Do you wish you could bring more warmth and connection into your daily life?
Practicing more comp
It’s difficult to talk about what happens on a silent meditation retreat because, really, so little actually happens. You sit, you walk, you eat meals and attend to a few chores. It’s what you don’t do that matters. I’ll do my best to explain.
If the twenty-first century is to be one of peace and caring, says His Holiness the Dalai Lama in this heartfelt personal plea, we must develop a new ethic of human values that transcends religion.
I am an old man now. I was born in 1935 in a small
Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is one of the world’s best-known psychologists, famous for developing the concept of ‘flow’. Inspired by the creative process of artists and musicians, Csikszentmihalyi spent decades researching the ‘flow’ states of
Scientists of various sorts have been monkeying around with religion for some time. Charles Darwin’s famous voyage on the Beagle was a high seas pilgrimage on waves of faith and doubt, after all. Ultimately, Darwin cast himself as a religious skepti
A key component to a sense of peace and well-being is a consistent mindfulness practice. When I take moments each day to pause and connect to myself and the world around me, feeling the earth under my feet and noticing the sweet smile of a stranger,
Everything in your life, including your work, your relationships, and your health is impacted by how you:
Seriously, meditating for one minute today could change your life.
1. Hear Your Intuition
You wake up in the morning and you feel grumpy but instead of doing a grumpy day, you decide to try something new. You meditate for one minut
Good things really do come to those who wait. As virtues go, patience is a quiet one.
It’s often exhibited behind closed doors, not on a public stage: A father telling a third bedtime story to his son, a dancer waiting for her injury to heal. In
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“They are different kinds of insight, so there is really no reason for so much conflict to arise.”
The standoff between science and religion — between fact-based and faith-based ways of thinking and explaining the world — is nearly as old as hu
We operate at a fraction of our possible energy level. To a degree this is because of a lack of physical wellness, but there is something else at work as well. We live at partial energy because we fail to consistently tap into our deepest sources o