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When Mindfulness Hurts: Feeling Is the Key to Healing

“You start watching your breath and all your problems are solved. It is not like that at all. You are working with the heart of your experiences, learning to turn towards them, and that is difficult and can be uncomfortable.” ~Ed Hall...

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10 Things You Do Because You Have Repressed Emotions

Ah, emotional repression. The tactic we’re all taught growing up, but loathe to admit we’re engaging in.

In a world that teaches us to be strong and unwavering at all costs, it can be embarrassing to admit that we’re actually ~f...

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The Case Against Reality
A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sound...
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11 Healthy Habits to Follow for If You Want to Have a Long Life

Fifteen years ago I was being driven around Cardiff by a Welsh taxi driver who was intelligent, fit and healthy. He was around 80 years old and I asked him to share some tips with me to having a long and happy life. To that, he onl...

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This Habit Can Make You Instantly Happier, Say Scientists

When you think about a mantra, you might envision a yoga class with sage burning in the corner and a bearded teacher wearing prayer beads. A mantra is so much more than that, though, and there’s science to prove it. By

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The Art Of Quantum Jumping: How To Shift Your Reality In Big, Positive Ways

The popular expression “quantum jump” is used in common English speech to describe a leap that is big—but to physicists, quantum jumps are tiny, discrete (indivisible), and abrupt. The idea of quantum particles is that they can exist ...

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What’s Really Going on in PTSD Brains? Experts Suggest New Theory

For decades, neuroscientists and physicians have tried to get to the bottom of the age-old mystery of post-traumatic stress disorder, to explain why only some people are vulnerable and why they experience so many symptoms and so much ...

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Scientifically Proven Ways Meditation Physically Changes Human Body

We all know by now that meditation is good for us. Even if we limit our acceptance of its benefits to the fact that it just feels good, that’s okay — but the reality is, there’s science behind why it feels so good. The reason...

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How To Relieve Anxiety and Panic Attacks In 10 Minutes Or Less

We have all experienced some form of anxiety in our lives, whether we're anxious about a job interview or going on a first date. Yet, for people with an anxiety disorder, this feeling leads to distress and meddles with their ability t...

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10 Types Of Pain Caused by Emotions

Did you know that every single thought and feeling that you have in your mind manifests itself physically in your body in some way, shape or form?

This is why the body releases various different chemicals based on our mood or ho...

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Human Mind and Quantum Physics — A Strange Link
"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."

The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and parado...

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Theanine: a 4000 Year Old Mind-Hack

Monks have been drinking tea for so many years to keep a state of “mindful alertness” during long times of meditating. But only in the last couple of years have studies shed light on why tea has this effect on the mind. The two elemen...

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Say Goodbye to Neck Pain and Stress-Related Tension with This Mindfulness Technique

Neck pain and stress-related tension are a regular struggle for many, but experts say meditation may be the key to longterm relief.

Most people have suffered from neck pain that won't quit or some other kind of stress-related te...

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21 Rules of Healthy and Fulfilling Life Revealed by Buddhist Master

For years I struggled to find the peace I really wanted.

You know the dream:

  • Happiness
  • Not overthinking
  • No anxiety
  • Physically fit
  • And to li...
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Why Non-Attachment is One of the Keys to a Happy Life & Relationship

You might be surprised to hear that non-attachment is an important quality for relationships.

Isn’t non-attachment something very similar to indifference? Actually, not at all.

Non-attachment is a highly beneficial state o...

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This Technique Should Be The Front Line Defense Against Insomnia

People with chronic insomnia should try cognitive behavioral therapy before medications, suggests a prominent group of U.S. doctors.

While the American College of Physicians (ACP) can’t say cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) out...

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What the History of Alchemy Can Teach Us About Curiosity and Spiritual Transformation

Alchemy is an ancient practice, ridden with mystery and secrecy…until now. While popularized by the medieval scientific quest to turn lead into gold, its practices and customs stretch far beyond these parameters. Alchemy’s focus, as a...

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Mindfulness May Be the Secret to Staying Healthy

Mindfulness is the act of paying attention – in an intentional and nonjudgmental way – to your own thoughts and feelings. Being more aware of your own self leads to reduced stress and increased positive emotions. But, it can also lead...

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The Strange Psychology of Stress and Burnout

You shouldn’t underestimate the positive power of having a degree of stress in your life. Identifying the tipping point, where stress turns to burnout, is the key.

As a neonatal nurse, Jennifer Welker learned to thrive under str...

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101 Self-Help Tips for When It All Feels Like Too Much

Perhaps you’ve had this feeling when everything seems like it’s too much. Sometimes there are days, weeks, months and even years when getting through the day, doing your job or getting out of bed feels unbearable for no particular rea...

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Our Need for Possessions is Toxic. Lessons Learnt from Going 200 Days Without A Purchase

A few months ago, I went through the worst experience of my life: my father passed away.It was a cancer which took him, and a small part of myself as well. As I reflect on the time preceding his death, there were so many hard parts. O...

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If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a

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Fear of Success, NOT Fear of Failure, is What Holds Many Of Us Down

Everyone fails. For many, fear of failure is paralyzing and holds them back from trying something new, taking a risk, or taking a step towards their goals.

Conquering this fear of failure, not letting it stand in your way, and l...

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Mindfulness Meditation: A Short Habit for Lifelong Change

We wake up thinking about our

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