Turn Negative Emotions into Your Greatest Source of Strength

Elisha Goldstein on using mindfulness to avoid getting stuck in negative moments. I always say if there’s anything we’re assured of in life besides death...

How to Meet Loss and Pain Without Fear

By practicing compassion we can open the heart to the universality of the human condition with clarity, allowing us to respond to difficulty...

Practicing Self-Compassion Can Boost Your Mental Health

New research looks into how mindfulness and compassion-focused therapy can help treat depression, anxiety and stress. Most American adults will experience stress, anxiety or depression...
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Meditation and the Brain: 9 Ways Meditation Improves Your Mind

How does meditation improve your mind? Here are some interesting facts about meditation and the brain and why you should consider trying it. The human...

A Practice for Cultivating Moment-to-Moment Gratitude

The practice of mindfulness involves paying attention, and noticing whatever arises in your field of awareness, moment to moment. It can be helpful to...

Try a Self-Compassion Break

A sense of interconnectedness is central to self-compassion. It’s recognizing that all humans are flawed works-in-progress, that everyone fails, makes mistakes, and experiences hardship...
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Build Courage with These 3 Warrior Poses

Warrior Poses The warrior poses are among the most well recognized postures in the Hatha yoga tradition. Standing poses that are accessible to almost everyone—Virabhadrasana I, II, and...
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Chakra Poses and Affirmations to Reassess Your Life

  It’s halfway through the year (already!), and it’s a good time for a personal chakra poses check-in: Are you on a path of happiness? ...
Two Tricks for Would-Be Meditators

Two Tricks for Would-Be Meditators

Meditators Tricks I’ve carved out time and space in my home for Meditators Tricks. But, I still find it so easy to avoid it! Are...
Leaving the Shore of Illusion

Leaving the Shore of Illusion

Leaving Illusion Leaving Illusion. As a child, Buddhist practitioner Leslie Davis escaped her painful reality by daydreaming. Through meditation, she’s learned to resist the urge...