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It probably seems simple and obvious to state that breathing is important. But how you're actually breathing day-to-day may need some attention. What seems like a “deep” breath for you may not be a “deep” breath at all. That’s because a deep breath requires your entire...

Mindfulness is a buzzword right now. It calls up images of “seekers” sitting cross legged and touching their fingertips. But really, you can practice mindfulness anywhere, any time. Quite simply, mindfulness is intentionally focused attention. You can focus on your breath or your thoughts. You can focus...

Learn To Cool Your Jets Through Integration of Your Brain The best, and simplest way to achieve peace of mind or improve your relationships is to focus on integrating the different components of your brain and your personal connections. In your brain, you create links between...

Sometimes there are no words, just a feeling That’s because the communications of the body are your original mother tongue. Before you spoke using words, you communicated via eye contact, facial expression, tone of voice, posture, gesture, intensity and timing. The truth is, you still communicate in these...

Getting over a breakup can be difficult You wanted to break up. You know they’re the wrong person. But waiting for all the feelings you have to subside after the breakup can be horrible. You feel crazy because you want them back, but of course you...

Mind tricks and rationalizations. It helps to know that on your way to achieving happiness, you will be your own worst enemy. We all play mind tricks on ourselves, and many of our “problems” are symptoms of those tricky patterns of thought. You talk yourself out of...

It’s not “tough” to feel nothing Healthy relationships, a healthy body and a joyful life require that you feel. An absence of feeling is no asset to these. The “tough guy” character feels nothing. He makes his decisions and carries out his actions with precise, unfeeling determination....

Trying to fit stress reduction into your busy schedule can be difficult How can you possibly fit in a 20 minute mindfulness meditation when you already have so many things to do? Here are 5 simple stress reduction techniques to pick from that will help you chill...

Criticizing from the point of view of a dogma is the sign of a closed mind. Do you have a closed mind? Dogma: An unyielding set of rules established by an authority outside you. Whose rules do you follow? Can you question the authorities you’ve decided to...

A breathing what? Yes, a bioenergetic breathing stool This specialized tool is designed to help you breathe more fully and deeply. Doing so gives you more energy and can lift your mood. You can substitute this stool with a stability ball, the arm of a sofa,...