Mindfulness

Sitting on his bunk bed, locked behind juvenile detention bars, 17-year-old Damon feels his breath softly rising and falling. As another angry thought surfaces, he remembers his mindfulness lesson and notices the tension in his body. He smiles at...

Divorces and breakups are known to cause the same kind of pain and stress as the death of a loved one, moving, or losing a job. Today a growing movement of people are choosing conscious uncoupling to bring more mindfulness and peace to ending...

Yoga and other mindfulness practices have been the subject of an increasing amount of research as they have become more popular in the West. For example, science now supports many of the benefits traditionally associated with yoga practice,...

Rob: What originally motivated you to do this work? Has that motivation changed over time?

Jennifer: My initial motivation came from a sense of gratitude for how yoga helped me during some of the most...

Thanks to Dr. Dan Siegel, a psychiatrist whose work combines therapy with intimate knowledge of the brain, I took a completely different...

What is it to have self-mastery? I find myself asking this question often. It is a theme in many aspects of my life. Ultimately, self-responsibility and having mastery over our own actions, thoughts, and words may change and transform our lives...

Have you ever noticed that when you’re inundated with mental noise, it’s harder to stay calm and be productive—much less tune into your innate wisdom and live your life with purpose?...

Say you are presented with an exercise where someone asks you to draw a map of your home. You would likely start with your front door, or maybe a simple outline of the framework of your house. Once you divided the space with walls, doors, and...

Daniel Rechtschaffen, founding director of the Mindful Education Institute, shares the practice of heartfulness and explains how it may help children feel happier and less stressed.

 

Daniel is teaching ...

Ram Dass said it best, “If you think you are truly enlightened, go spend a weekend with your parents.”

Many people might extend this sentiment to the holidays. While some see it as a time to gather and celebrate with community and family,...

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