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Taking Better Care of the Mind

Taking Better Care of the Mind

Video – A talk to help you realize how easy it is to take better care of the mind and maximize its and your potential.

By November 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Neuroscience Shows How Meditation Can Vanquish Mental Disorders

Neuroscience Shows How Meditation Can Vanquish Mental Disorders

Christina Sarich, Natural Society Waking Times Can mindfulness practice (meditation) help vanquish mental disorders? According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), 7.7 million Americans suffer from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – approximately 3.3% of the US population when combined. Of these, approximately 40% of the individuals with schizophrenia and 51% of those with bipolar are untreated […]

How We Lose Our Personal Power

How We Lose Our Personal Power

Mary Rivas, Contributor Waking Times Everyone has the potential to live an amazing life. We were all born with a vast amount of energy that, if not depleted, can absolutely be used to create amazing changes in our lives and help us live truly extraordinary lives. The problem is as time goes by, we start […]

Mindfulness Reduces Pain And Opioid Misuse

Mindfulness Reduces Pain And Opioid Misuse

Newswise Waking Times With nearly one-third of Americans suffering from chronic pain, prescription opioid painkillers have become the leading form of treatment for this debilitating condition. Unfortunately, misuse of prescription opioids can lead to serious side effects—including death by overdose. A new treatment developed by University of Utah researcher Eric Garland has shown to not […]

Can Yoga for Kids Reduce Violence?

Can Yoga for Kids Reduce Violence?

Kimaya Singh, Guest Waking Times With the recent spate of mass shootings, people have begun to ask what it will take to reduce violence, especially among kids or in places where they spend time. We know that violence does not just occur in random places sparked by uncertain things. It also takes place daily in […]

By February 7, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
New Study: Meditation Alters Genes Rapidly, Triggers Molecular Changes

New Study: Meditation Alters Genes Rapidly, Triggers Molecular Changes

Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society Waking Times If you are a practitioner of meditation, the results of a new study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology will likely come as no surprise. But for some scientists, the revelation that meditating can actually trigger molecular changes is groundbreaking. The researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Institute of Biomedical Research in Barcelona, […]

By January 30, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
Seeking the Key to Happiness? Research Suggests Taming the Wandering Mind

Seeking the Key to Happiness? Research Suggests Taming the Wandering Mind

Carolanne Wright, Guest Waking Times Eastern philosophies have advocated it for more than a millennia. Ram Dass wrote a book about it. And now, an iPhone app has collected data on it. The subject is presence and its relation to happiness. Over the last few years, happiness has been a hot topic of research. Scientists […]

By December 21, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
The Healing Power of Attention

The Healing Power of Attention

Antony Sammeroff, Contributor Waking Times  What is attention? If you’re interested in spirituality you may have heard it called consciousness or presence. If you have an interest in psychology or are more on the hard-science side of things you may have heard it called mindfulness instead. Mindfulness is a useful term if you read it as […]

By December 6, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
Researchers Finally Show How Mindfulness and Your Thoughts Can Induce Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

Researchers Finally Show How Mindfulness and Your Thoughts Can Induce Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

Michael Forrester, Prevent Disease Waking Times With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing specific modes of consciousness can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in […]

By December 5, 2013 16 Comments Read More →
10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

Brad Waters, Guest Writer Waking Times Ten years ago this month, Hara Estroff Marano, Editor-at-Large for Psychology Today, wrote in her article “The Art of Resilience”: “At the heart of resilience is a belief in oneself—yet also a belief in something larger than oneself. Resilient people do not let adversity define them. They find resilience by moving towards a goal […]

By September 26, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
10 Ways to Shift Your Consciousness

10 Ways to Shift Your Consciousness

Paul Lenda, Guest Waking Times In moments of stress, anxiety and other intense harmful mind states that we experience within our lives, it can be difficult to keep our focus on positive personal development. The thought of becoming an enlightened sage radiating seemingly-perpetual positive energy can seem far off… an unattainable goal given life’s everyday […]

By September 17, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
3 Quick Steps to Mindfulness

3 Quick Steps to Mindfulness

Peter O’Donoghue, Guest Waking Times The mind is a tool to be used and directed according to one’s wishes. An out of control mind, one that has become your master instead of your servant, is both an incredible waste of energy as well as being a potentially damaging and limiting influence on your life. A […]

By August 14, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
The Speed of Life: Why Time Seems to Speed Up and How to Slow it Down

The Speed of Life: Why Time Seems to Speed Up and How to Slow it Down

Steve Taylor, New Dawn Waking Times I’m six years old, in the car with my parents and brother, travelling back from our annual two week holiday in Conwy, North Wales. It’s dark and the journey seems to take forever. I lie in the back seat, watching the orange streetlights and the houses pass by, and […]

Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation – Foundations for Wellness

Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation – Foundations for Wellness

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times No longer do the Eastern practices of yoga, tai chi and meditation remain esoteric mysteries to us Westerners. Eccentric gurus living in secluded ashrams and mountain-side dojos have passed on their secrets to worldly students. Ancient texts have been translated into multiple languages, analyzed and explained. Students have become […]

Four Quick Mindfulness Exercises

Four Quick Mindfulness Exercises

Eden Kozlowski, Contributor Waking Times As a lover and teacher of meditation and mindfulness, I see the adverse affects of stress everyday in my clients – physically, emotionally and spiritually. I am witnessing more and more that any moments of awareness we can give ourselves during the day can be powerful and place us swiftly […]

The 14 Mindfulness Trainings

The 14 Mindfulness Trainings

Waking Times The First Mindfulness Training: Openness Aware of the suffering created by fanaticism and intolerance, I am determined not to be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory or ideology, even Buddhist ones. Buddhist teachings are guiding means to help me learn to look deeply and to develop my understanding and compassion. They […]

Awakening From the Wound of Duality

Awakening From the Wound of Duality

Linda George, Contributing Writer Waking Times  “I have known good and evil, Sin and virtue, right and wrong; I have judged and been judged; I have passed through birth and death, Joy and sorrow, heaven and hell; And in the end I realized That I am in everything And everything is in me.” (Hazrat Inayat […]

By March 13, 2013 15 Comments Read More →
How to Make Spiders Your Teachers, Trees Your Guides

How to Make Spiders Your Teachers, Trees Your Guides

Laura Grace Weldon, Guest Writer Waking Times Pay close attention to anything. In it you’ll find wonders. Consider the spider. We appreciate spiders in our family. A large orb weaver lives just outside the front door. Every night when we take the dogs out before going to bed we pause to appreciate the intricate web […]

By January 3, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
The Science Behind Good Vibes: How Mindfulness Actually Works

The Science Behind Good Vibes: How Mindfulness Actually Works

Editor, Prevent Disease Waking Times  Achieving mindfulness through meditation has helped people maintain a healthy mind by quelling negative emotions and thoughts, such as desire, anger and anxiety, and encouraging more positive dispositions such as compassion, empathy and forgiveness. Those who have reaped the benefits of mindfulness know that it works. But how exactly does it work? […]

By December 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Tao of Trusting and Letting Go

The Tao of Trusting and Letting Go

David James Lees, Guest Writer Waking Times  Trust is one of the most profound emotional energies that I encounter throughout my professional career and it forms a fundamental part my ‘Wu Wei Wisdom’ model of personal and spiritual development. In my client sessions and public talks and workshops I’m regularly asked: “how can I trust…?” (often in […]

By November 28, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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