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Dealing with Disappointment

By Tara Well Ph.D. on June 25, 2017 in The Clarity
Disappointment can be an opportunity to get clarity on what you really want—get it!

Four Steps to Leveraging Mundane Moments to Find Purpose

Been thinking about leaving your "boring" job? Major shifts are not always the answer to finding meaning in life. Learn the art of mindfulness and finding purpose in the mundane.

What Happens When Partners Fight Chronic Pain Together?

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on June 19, 2017 in Think, Act, Be
When one partner battles chronic pain, both partners suffer. A new treatment program offers hope—and lessons that can strengthen any relationship.

The Law of Attraction

By David Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on June 07, 2017 in Boundless
Is the Law of Attraction nonsense? Perhaps it holds a grain of truth.

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7 Tips for Becoming More Mindful

By Leena S. Guptha DO on June 20, 2017 in Embodied Wellness
Feeling tired? Stressed out at work? Implementing some mindfulness techniques into your life can work wonders!

Mind-Body Practices Downregulate Inflammation-Related Genes

A new systematic review of research on mind-body interventions reports that practices such as meditation or yoga can downregulate the genetic expression of inflammatory cytokines.

A Meditation on Love and Loss

Can Laurie Anderson teach us about love and loss?

Three Strategies to Overcome Disadvantages

Building on strengths is a great strategy. But what if you feel you don't have enough strengths? What do people do in order to overcome their greatest obstacles in life?

Beyond the Veil: Synchronicity and Near Death Experiences

How the perspective gained from NDEs helps to explain some coincidences.

5 Tools to Heal Your Ability to Love Unconditionally

Before we can experience unconditional love from outside, or give it to our children, we need to give it to ourselves.

Real Love: A Conversation With Sharon Salzberg

By Mark Matousek on May 17, 2017 in Ethical Wisdom
Meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg talks about the real meaning of love, and how to bring sanity—and compassion—to the turbulent landscape of our times.
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Are You Sure?

By Tara Well Ph.D. on May 16, 2017 in The Clarity
Does the question "Are you sure?" leave you feeling anxious? A few tips can help you enjoy the unknown.

The Get Quiet Experiment

By Lybi Ma on May 04, 2017 in Brainstorm
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Meditation Can Improve Your Relationships

Cultivating inner quiet through meditation allows us to contact our truer, deeper feelings. Expressing these more subtle, nuanced feelings creates a climate for intimacy to grow.

New Head Space in Hard Times: 5 Ways to Start Meditating

By Karlyn Crowley Ph.D. on April 26, 2017 in Woman Power
Need a mental adjustment but not sure where to start? Try on these meditation teasers.

7 Must-Read Books to Change Your Life This Summer

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on April 20, 2017 in Feeling It
After a long winter, here's some serious inspiration for the summer months to boost your happiness and success!

Travel Solo, Unlock Your Purpose

Still waiting for that "Aha" moment? Find your life's purpose with an open-mind, courage, and a passport.

10 Ways to Protect the Brain from Daily Screen Time

You may have heard that screen-time can wreak havoc on children's nervous systems. But aside from restricting technology, what can parents do to buffer against overstimulation?

Soul Recovery

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on March 28, 2017 in Finding True Refuge
When the path is illuminated by loving awareness, even the most broken heart will find its way home.
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How to Find Light in the Darkness

By Diana Raab PhD on March 26, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Do you sometimes feel as if the darkness overpowers the light in your life? Here are some tips on bringing the light in.

Radical Self-Honesty

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on March 20, 2017 in Finding True Refuge
We can see in our society how dishonesty poisons our world with cynicism and mistrust. This suffering calls for a deepening commitment to being real with ourselves and each other.

The Challenges of Clinical Practice in Turbulent Times

Can mindfulness help us stay sane in turbulent times? Even some humorous metaphors can guide us

Yoga Helps Reduce Symptoms of Depression, Study Finds

Practicing yoga and yogic breathing a few times a week can reduce symptoms of major depressive disorder, according to new research.
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Compassion Is Better than Empathy

By Tara Well Ph.D. on March 04, 2017 in The Clarity
Neuroscientists found why understanding how others feel is better than feeling it for them.

Impact of the I Ching on Carl G. Jung & its implications

Cross-cultural information and knowledge exchange, contacts, and influences have transformed the field of psychology. Taoist psychology is an inspiration for Jungian psychology.

12 Quick Mini-Meditations to Calm Your Mind and Body

By Meg Selig on March 01, 2017 in Changepower
Even if you don't have the time or the desire for a formal meditation practice, you can benefit from these 12 mini-meditations of 30 seconds or less. Find peace of mind ASAP!
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If You Like Chocolate, You’ll Love Peace of Mind

Developing a non-judgment mindset requires us to shift from expectations to preferences.

A Light in the Window

By Susan Hooper on February 27, 2017 in Detours and Tangents
A walk on a warm winter evening triggered feelings of serenity mixed with sadness.

Meditation Reduces Anxiety

Is the stress of daily life wearing you out? A few simple mindfulness practices can go a long way.

Discovering the Gold

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on February 25, 2017 in Finding True Refuge
When we lock into a sense of falling short and the fear of failure, mindfulness and compassion practices help us to wake from this trance and remember who we really are.

4 Steps to Training Yourself to Be Mentally Tougher

Your brain can be your best asset or your worst enemy. It's important to train it well.
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How to Stop Criticizing Your Appearance

By Tara Well Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in The Clarity
Feeling critical when you look in the mirror? Try this to become more accepting.
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5 New, Short Mindfulness Activities

By Ryan M. Niemiec Psy.D. on February 21, 2017 in What Matters Most?
One of the most popular mindfulness activities is referred to as "the mindful pause." Now, there are 5 variations for using this popular practice!

The timing of free will

By Marc Wittmann Ph.D. on February 18, 2017 in Sense of Time
Why the famous Libet task does not touch on our notion of free will.