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Gabrielle Bernstein's picture

How To Prevent Freaking Out? Free Meditation

Are you the type of person who needs to break down before you break through? For many years that was the case for me. Before I had Kundalini meditations and a greater connection to my energy, I had some epic freak-outs. Though I had many tools for managing my thoughts, I didn’t have great guidance on how to bust through the really tough times and save myself from a freak-out.

Romila Mushtaq's picture

How To Use Forgiveness To Heal Your Heart, Health, And Spirit

Forgiveness Meditation

Letting go of the past was one of the hardest lessons I have had to learn, yet it is a practice I need to connect back to often. Are you starting to shift in your chair uncomfortably just thinking about forgiveness? When I discuss this stage of healing in lectures or with my individual clients, I hear deep sighs. Then I hear the response I used to give myself, "Yeah, but..."

Steve Sisgold's picture

Horse Whispering For Life Enrichment

Horse Whispering
Interacting with Horses for Emotional, Mental and Physical Benefits.

No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.  ~Winston Churchill

Horses are a big part of our life and have been for a very long time. According to Wikipedia humans began to domesticate horses around 4000 BC and their domestication is believed to have been widespread by 3000 BC.

We bet on them. We compete on them. We police crowds and engage in warfare on them. We use them in beer commercials. We ride them as we gaze over a cliff at the ocean on vacation, and they pull us in a carriage through Central Park in New York city.

Romila Mushtaq's picture

What Is Mindfulness? Why Should I Be Mindful?


By: Romila Mushtaq

Mindfulness and mindful living are the buzzwords in today’s culture. I, however, believe it is beyond a marketing trend. I describe mindfulness in two simple words: “pay attention”.  When we pay attention with all of our senses, we are then present in the current moment.  By being in the current moment, our minds are not ruminating about the past or worried about the future.  Modern psychology defines mindfulness as “bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience on a moment-to-moment basis.”

Steve Sisgold's picture

Bust A Move: Your Brain Loves It!



“A living body is not a fixed thing but a flowing event, like a flame or a whirlpool.” -Alan Watts

The above quote from British author and philosopher Alan Watts in his book of essays Does It Matter reminds me that I live in a very adaptable, fluid chamber and in every moment I have the choice and ability to move in it…. and with it.  And when I do, my engine revs up, my brain turns on the creative TV channel in my mind’s eye and my body joins in the dance by relaxing, yet feeling energized at the same time.

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How To Do Super Brain Power Yoga?

brain power yoga

By: Chetana Sagiraju

Have you ever been punished while at school? Have you ever been made to do full squats with your hands crossed along the chest to hold the opposite ear lobes? If you have done this as a child, then it would be easy for you to learn this super brain power yoga. From punishment to health—who would have thought? Or maybe our teachers knew a thing or two about yoga?

Midge Greentree's picture

They Only Look Like Thunder Thighs To You

"Thunder Thighs!"

You wouldn't believe what I heard back then—I don't believe it either, now. Good thing for me.

What sorts of names were you called as a kid? I imagine there were as many names called back then as there were kids. Perhaps you were a name caller and not a recipient. I was both at times.

Alicia Lawrence's picture

5 Raw Foods That Can Boost Your Mood

Chia Seeds and Spinach

Whether it’s a breakup or bad day at the office, there’s one food that’s become somewhat famous for improving moods: the pint of ice cream. It’s time to put your spoon down and step away from the freezer, though, because there are several other options that have elements scientifically proven to make you feel better — and they’re healthier, too.

Steve Sisgold's picture

Is Too Much Juggling Causing You Brain Drain?


Do you find yourself multi tasking non-stop and experiencing separation anxiety when your smart devices are not nearby?

I’m asking this question to myself as much as you, to remember to give my brain time outs from multi tasking and my smart devices.

Between the pressure to get more things in a day done than we are sometimes capable of, and the readily access to cool devices to use, we switch our brain frantically between tasks causing an overload of the brain’s processing capacity. The result. We burn out.

Emma French's picture

Valuing The “Yeah…Whatever” Voice


The pesky thing about writing on the topic of something as wonderfully light as joy – which I did two blogs ago – is that its shadow side is quite likely to subsequently pop up and bite you on the bum. Let me explain. It seems that as soon as you take a stance on a particular subject, the cosmos, in its infinite wisdom, has this habit of kicking your butt in all the places where you simply are not embodying what you have said. Ouch!

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