Mindfulness & Peace

35 pieces of wisdom that take sixty years to learn

When we’re young, we think we know it all. I have it all figured out, you think. It’s extremely sobering to understand that you, in fact, don’t have all the answers. Time and again, the people who have lived full lives and can look back on those life experiences will acknowledge that they knew...

31 pieces of profound wisdom from Japan that will change your perspective on life

The island nation of Japan has retained its ancient traditions and philosophies. Even though today it is a shining beacon of modernity and technological prowess the remnants of its ancient culture have a lot to offer regarding wisdom. Providing a change of perspective, Japanese culture is very attuned spiritually and offers new perspectives for...

Suffering Creates People with Stronger Spirits

We should consider suffering a learning experience. It's a test by which our brain allows us to be stronger and more capable of dealing with adversities. It’s often said that once we succeed in controlling our suffering and ending it, we have a passport to liberty. They are words of great beauty, and when reading them...

A 5-Minute Breathing Meditation To Cultivate Mindfulness

Reduce stress, anxiety, and negative emotions, cool yourself down when your temper flares, and sharpen your concentration skills. How do you cultivate mindfulness? One way is to meditate. A basic method is to focus your attention on your own breathing—a practice simply called “mindful breathing.” After setting aside time to practice mindful breathing, you’ll find it...

20 Characteristics Of A Mentally Strong Person

Have you ever wondered what the key differences are between successful and unsuccessful people? A lot of it has to do with the way we embrace the world, as well as the innate way we react to life’s challenges. Want to know if you’re on the right track? Here are 20 characteristics of mentally strong...

5 steps to mindfulness – a life changing guide from Thich Nhat Hanh

Our true home is not in the past. Our true home is not in the future. Our true home is in the here and the now. Life is available only in the here and the now, and it is our true home. Mindfulness is the energy that helps us recognize the conditions of happiness that...

Stress, Depression And Anxiety Are All Alleviated By Probiotics (Here’s a list of foods to eat)

While depression was long characterized as “chemical imbalance” in the brain, scientists have since found out that it’s much more complicated than that. The theory of chemical imbalances helps us understand depression, but it doesn’t explain the underlying cause. Instead, scientists believe that it occurs due to a number of factors, including inflammation and chronic stress. What’s...

3 Simple Ways to Settle a Busy Mind

When your mind gets crowded with too many thoughts, here are 3 simple ways to find a little mental stillness. Settling the mind is not the same as silencing the mind. When we settle our mind we put our mental chatter aside—give it a rest, if you will—so that we can be alert, calm, relaxed, and open to the...

8 Hand Signs Yoga Masters Use To Get Rid Of Migraines, Anxiety, And Depression

There is a reason why so many people around the world practice yoga. It makes them feel better. But, these days, it’s good to back things up with some evidence. So, here it goes. Western medical science suggests that regular yoga practice can increase the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for...

You Can Innovate While You Meditate

Thoughts are not your enemy while you meditate. Some of our best ideas can make themselves known when you take time to pause and notice them—the trick is not to court them. I’m a business owner. I get some of my best ideas when I meditate. Should I feel bad about this? So let me get...

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