Video – Dr. Gabor Maté as he explains how ayahuasca works and how it can possibly cure addictions.
Infographic – A great overview of why mindful awareness is a healthy skill and how to get started.
Jennifer Sodini – In order to stay strong, practicing mindfulness is an excellent way to integrate the lessons of 2014 in to 2015, and the list below contains 5 ways stay mindful in the year ahead.
Video – A talk to help you realize how easy it is to take better care of the mind and maximize its and your potential.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]