The Breath

The Wisdom of the Breath

“Be mindful of the breath.”  All over the world Meditation teachers from every background use the breath as a tool and anchor while we sit. And thousands of times throughout the day teachers say to their students, “Be mindful of the breath.”  But have we ever really explored the breath and the wisdom that it […]

Signs of Stress

24 Stress Warning Signs and Symptoms

The following table lists some of the common warning signs and symptoms of stress. The more signs and symptoms you notice in yourself, the closer you may be to stress overload. 24 Stress Warning Signs and Symptoms Cognitive Symptoms Emotional Symptoms Memory problems Inability to concentrate Poor judgment Seeing only the negative Anxious or racing […]

Loving-Kindness Meditation

Loving-Kindness Meditation

“All the peace and happiness of the whole globe, the peace and happiness of societies, the peace and happiness of families, the peace and happiness in the individual persons’ life, and the peace and happiness of even the animals and so forth, all depends on having loving kindness toward each other.” Lama Zopa Rinpoche Picture […]

loving kindness science

18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation

This is a guest post by Emma Seppala Ph.D  who is the Associate Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University and author of the soon to be released book  Untapped Resource. Research Scientist & Instructor, Stanford University Many of us have heard of meditation’s benefits. We may have even tried meditation […]

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