MINDFULNESS: WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN IT IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH?

Mindfulness is a word you hear a lot these days, but few can explain what it actually means. In its most simplest form, it means paying attention to the present moment without judging external thoughts that enter into your mind. The term has surged in use in...

8 Meditations To Help You Destress During The Holidays

Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images   If you're not stressed out on the regular, you are one of the lucky ones. A new report from Everyday Health found that 68 percent of millennial women put themselves last, and the holidays only add to feelings of stress and...

Allergies & Aches? Feel Better With This Simple Meditation

Photo: Courtesy of Elya. Seems a lot of people are sick these days with ailments ranging from allergies to stress related aches and pains. This is a simple meditation for overall health as it stimulates every organ to greater vitality. The breath and arm rotation energize...

How to practice mindfulness exercises

    Mindfulness is a type of meditation where you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment.     Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling...

Being Busy Is Addictive: Find Calm So You Can Lead More Effectively

  A few years ago, we read an article that mentioned a working mom who was so busy, she managed her minutes ruthlessly. At the microwave, she keyed in 1:11 or 2:22 because hitting the same number three times was more efficient than typing 1:00.   That anecdote...

Study: Meditation Has Cognitive Gains for Years

Participants in the study attended a retreat where they meditated for six hours a day.(TOM MERTON/GETTY IMAGES)   COGNITIVE IMPROVEMENTS gained through meditation can last for at least seven years, a recent study by the University of California—Davis found.   The study, Cognitive Aging and Long-Term Maintenance of Attentional...

Mayo Mindfulness: Practicing mindfulness exercises

Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help...

The Waves Will Come, Just Ride Them Better

Our thoughts are like waves in the ocean. They keep coming. Sometimes, it feels like the waves are bigger and we’re fighting for air. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way.   I have been practicing mindfulness for about a year and change. I try for...