Tag: mindfulness

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 … More

April 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
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 … More

March 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
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 … More

February 7, 2014 | By | 2 Replies 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 … More

January 30, 2014 | By | 5 Replies 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 … More

December 21, 2013 | By | 1 Reply 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 … More

December 6, 2013 | By | 3 Replies 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 … More

December 5, 2013 | By | 16 Replies 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 More

September 26, 2013 | By | 2 Replies 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 … More

September 17, 2013 | By | 3 Replies 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 More

August 14, 2013 | By | 6 Replies 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

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June 14, 2013 | By | 9 Replies More
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 … More

May 14, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
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 … More

May 11, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
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 … More

April 20, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
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 More

March 13, 2013 | By | 15 Replies 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 … More

January 3, 2013 | By | 2 Replies 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 … More

December 28, 2012 | By | Reply 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 

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November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Breaking Study Is The First To Show Link Between Being Present In The Moment And Ageless DNA

Breaking Study Is The First To Show Link Between Being Present In The Moment And Ageless DNA













Michael Forrester, Prevent Disease
Waking Times

Scientific studies have suggested that a mind that is present and in the moment indicates well-being, whereas shifting our energy to the past or future can lead to unhappiness. Now, a preliminary UCSF study shows a link between mind wandering and aging, by looking … More

November 19, 2012 | By | 9 Replies More
Does Mindfulness Stress You Out?

Does Mindfulness Stress You Out?













Brad Waters, Guest Writer
Waking Times

Sounds like a paradox, right? By all common logic, we shouldn’t be stressed out if we’re practicing mindfulness or meditation. We hear over and over in the news how those practices are supposed to help us relax. Yet I hear over and over … More

November 10, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More

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Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public

Open Source Plans for Modern Tesla Free Energy Generator Released to Public













Terence Newton, Staff Writer
Waking Times

In a world of problems and solutions, few ideas spur both immediate hope and skepticism as the idea of free energy, and, on the brink of ecological disaster, nothing may be of greater importance to the human race.

The story of Nikola More

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Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields













Kevin Samson, Guest
Waking Times

Neuroscience has come under scrutiny for its involvement in an array of mind control initiatives and other ethically questionable research. But at least one neuroscientist from Sweden has gone on record to caution against the increasing dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on human beings … More

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
On the Eve of Construction

On the Eve of Construction













Zen Gardner, Guest
Waking Times

I love the sound of construction. I always have. Not the industrial sound from the kind of massive, offensive structures made with other-worldly looking machines, but the intentional, gentle kind. Small structures going up, improvements on homes, road repairs, even tending to gardens whether … More

April 13, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?

Are You Inadvertently Investing in Monsanto’s Toxic Legacy?













Brandon Baker, Eco Watch
Waking Times

Monsanto didn’t achieve $11.8 billion in sales and 404 facilities in 66 countries all on its own.

The company is valued at $60 billion in the marketplace with 525 million shares outstanding, but the three largest mutual fund shareholders, Vanguard, Fidelity and State Street, … More

April 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed

7 Ways Our Children Are Being Brainwashed













Gregg Prescott, M.S., In5D Guest
Waking Times

From birth, virtually all of us have been brainwashed through various outlets that encourage materialism, ego, subservience, control and conformity. But where do the origins of mind control begin and what can we do about it?

1. Religion

As children, the brainwashing begins … More

April 9, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More

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The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known

The Truth About Fluoride Becoming More Widely Known













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

Fluoride is a poisonous substance added to many municipal water supplies across the US, Canada, and elsewhere without the permission of the residents. Is there a model that communities can follow to remove it from their water supply? The short answer to this question is yesMore

April 1, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry

6 Crimes Against Nature Perpetrated By The Food Industry













Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet
Waking Times

While many procedures on factory farms are cruel, breeding animals into mutants and violating mother/offspring bonds are truly crimes against nature.

The horrors of factory farming are multifold. Treating animals like heads of lettuce—”forget it’s an animal” says one farming magazine—has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward … More

March 28, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason

Our Respective Journeys Into the Valley of Reason













Michael T. Winter, Contributor
Waking Times

The Internet awakening has given birth to a worldwide multitude of people that are disengaging from the programmed paradigm created for us, and awakening to the reality of the dangers we face. The web has supplied a platform for writers to take a crack … More

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry

13 Ways Foodies Are Changing The Food Industry













Heather Callaghan & Jeffrey Green, Guests
Waking Times

A major shift in the consciousness of food consumers is forcing the industry into a competitive race to become more natural.  The market is telling food producers that they no longer want so-called factory food because of its many harmful effects on … More

March 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken

American Agriculture May Eradicate the Monarch Butterfly Unless Swift Action Is Taken













Dr. Mercola
Waking Times

You may be aware that bees are dying in large numbers across the globe, courtesy of the ever-increasing presence of toxins in our environment. But did you know that the monarch butterfly is also becoming endangered, and for the same reason?

As reported by the New More

March 22, 2014 | By | Reply More