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“Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I but when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by.” Christina Rossetti


Do you feel the winds of change blowing across our Earth, foretelling a great storm approaching on the horizon?

The consta

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 The International Day of Peace reinforces our commitment to promoting world peace above all differences and contributing towards building a Culture of Peace.

Extending Peace to All Living Beings 

The URI Purpose states: “The purpose of the United Religions Initiative is to promote end

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Are you feeling stressed and want to experience a deeper connection and presence in the now moment?

Would you like to feel more depth and meaning in your social and professional relationships?

Are you looking for greater work-life balance and new wa

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Mindfulness, meditation and health your own way

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Guest blogger Jeff Genung is co-founder and President of Contemplative Life, a non-profit technology company that helps connect people an

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Here's what happens when researchers make people visualize their own deaths.

Does thinking about death make you more grateful for life?

This is an especially timely question for us here at the Greater Good Science Center, where we’ve been mournin

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One of the most in-depth meditation studies to date shows that different practices have different benefits.

As citizens of the 21st century, we face many problems that come with an industrialized and globalized world. We’re confronting climate

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Do you marvel at the wonder and beauty of life? Do you feel a positive emotional connection to nature?

If so, you might be prone to awe, that goosebumpy sensation that we get in the presence of something profound: something greater, more powerful

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A mentor of mine recently passed away, and I was heartbroken—so I tried my best to avoid thinking about it. I didn’t even mention it to my family because I didn’t want those sad feelings to resurface.

In other words, I took the very enlightened a

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Research suggests that loss can remind us of the preciousness of life—a lesson that one researcher learned firsthand.

My sister and I sat in my mother’s bedroom—her sanctuary and prison, where cancer had kept her confined on and off for the pa

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Follow these steps to feel more compassionate toward others and toward yourself.

Would you describe yourself as a compassionate person?

Even if you don’t necessarily see yourself that way, I bet you’re compassi

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Why Gratitude Is Good

Need some motivation for practicing gratitude this Thanksgiving? Robert Emmons, the world's leading scientific expert on gratitude, reveals why gratitude is good for our bodies, our minds, and our relationships.

With Thanksgiv

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Gratitude is one of the most powerful methods for making yourself happier. When you’re feeling stressed, gratitude is the antidote that can neutralize the negativity that’s pervading your mind. Rather than ruminating on all the problems and pressur

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Gratitude is more than behavior—it is also an internal experience, one that we can help children cultivate.


Would you like to raise a thankful child?

If so, you’re not alone. Parents’ desires to raise children

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"Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment. If you can’t meditate in a boiler room, you can’t meditate"
– Alan Watts


The end of meditation is meditation itself. The search for something through

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According to a new study, people who experience a greater variety of positive feelings show lower inflammation.

How often do you feel happy, enthusiastic, amused, inspired, or calm on a given day? For more than a decade, researchers have been unc

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