Down Time

Down Time

Why relaxing and doing not much of anything is critical to recharging your mind and body. Cover Image: iStock

The Art of Doing Nothing

Why Italians, Not Americans, Get This One Right

Why You Need to Take a Break From Criticism

When you step back and take a different view, the whole world looks better.

Need a break? Think Slow TV

Why would you watch "speed knitting" for hours? The answer might surprise you.

Does Nature Make Us Happy?

Connections with nature are linked to happiness and ecological sustainability.

Taking a Me-Day

The biggest obstacle is guilt. Here's how to get past it.

Why You Might Not Want to Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain

Some people need to make changes in their work habits before taking vacations.

Downtime: 31 Ways to Embrace Saturday Night Alone

Alone on Saturday night can be energizing if you take a happiness chance.

Enhancing Your Five Senses

Enhancing Our Senses An Old Idea With Many New Names

7 Things NOT to Do When Practicing Mindfulness Meditation

Don't make these mistakes, and watch your meditation practice flourish.

5 Steps for Being Present

Be here right now, now, now, now…

Why You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Stealing a Little Time for Yourself

Making Time for Yourself Can Greatly Improve Your Relationships

Maxed out? 9 ways to get from Superwoman to Wellwoman

Get the strategies you need to reclaim your wellbeing and create some space

The Sacred Pause for Managing Stress and Anger

A Buddhist tool for managing stress and anger

Do What is Important, Not What is Urgent

Put creativity first, not last.

Unfettered: The Quest for Solitude and Wide Open Spaces

Can we make a little space for solitude in the midst of heavy commitments?

Overscheduled Kids

How much of a good thing is too much?