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Two is Better Than One: Surprising Animal Relationships

Inspired by some of the more unlikely pairs in the animal kingdom, we’ve shared five animal duos that demonstrate the two-way street of friendship.

 

Are You a Renaissance Soul?

Do you have trouble picking just one career, one interest, or one hobby? You might be a Renaissance Soul.

 

Late Bloomers: It's Never Too Late

We are free to start new ventures, find new paths, reach new successes at any age. Here are 6 individuals who could tell you first hand that some of us don’t find new professions and callings until we are past our “prime.”

 

Practicing Kindness With Strangers

How do we exercise patience and kindness with strangers? 

 

Thich Nhat Hanh on Taking Care of Each Other

Zen teacher life lesson on caring and compassionate relationships.

 

When Weakness Makes Us Strong

We’re quick to label our weaknesses… but what if these qualities were actually our biggest strengths? Take a look at common misperceptions that even the strongest of us fall for:

 

The Brief Beauty of the Cherry Blossom

While hanami is very much a Japanese tradition, it is by no means exclusive to the country!  Cherry trees are all over the world. If you live in an area where there happen to be cherry trees at the local park or a public garden, you might feel compelled to partake in hanami yourself!

 

6 Ways to Live Happier

Happiness begins with our thoughts. Here are six cognitive-based methods you can use to develop a happier outlook on everyday living:

 

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Meditation Quotes – The Journey Within

Meditation is a path within, leading followers to the innermost part of their being. As we embrace our own journey, here are three reflections on meditation as a full process of awakening, embracing, and developing the inner life – so that we may have a meaningful presence in the outer world.

 

7 Positive Brain Changes Brought By a Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Science is now substantiating the physical health benefits a regular meditation practice can bring. Meditation literally reshapes your brain for a more positive life experience. The average amount of meditation time required for these brain benefits is around 30 minutes per day; however, some studies suggest that as little as 10 minutes a day can make a positive difference.

 

Integrating Mindfulness Meditation

With some practice, you can integrate mindfulness meditation into your daily activities.

 

The Center of Peace

When you center yourself, you reflect back to, or place, yourself in a peaceful reference point; your center

 

Mindfulness Meditation and Pain Relief

Mindfulness meditation technique teaches you how to identify the pain as a distinct entity from you that you are then able to ignore.

 

Meditative Coloring

When you think of a coloring book, chances are you picture something for a child. But coloring books designed for adults are plentiful. In addition to the nostalgic feelings they may evoke, coloring books are great tools for meditation.

 

Is Yoga Meditation?

Practiced with mindfulness, yoga becomes a sort of moving meditation.

 

10 Elements of Meditation

Meditation restores us in ways few other activities can. More than simply closing one’s eyes, meditation is actually a process of deep awakening and insight. Here are 10 elements of meditation practice you can adopt one day at a time

 

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Mindfulness Advice – Simple Ways to Stay Present

How to breathe, relax, and focus your energy on the exact moment at hand. The Second step is so practical to implement!

6 Small Tricks To Make it Through a Rough Day

No one is exempt from having a stressful day. But no matter the source or shape of your woes, there are small effective actions you can take to give bolster your mood and brighten your perspective.

 

Reframing Who You Are As Part Of The Oneness

As part of the Oneness, I have the ability to behave in countless ways, but I am not defined by any of those actions. So I choose to select those behaviors that are for the Highest Good of all people and other beings.

 

7 Positive Brain Changes Brought By a Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Science is now substantiating the physical health benefits a regular meditation practice can bring. Meditation literally reshapes your brain for a more positive life experience. The average amount of meditation time required for these brain benefits is around 30 minutes per day; however, some studies suggest that as little as 10 minutes a day can make a positive difference.

 

How Belief Enhances Everything In Your Life

When a person takes control of their beliefs, they increase their chances of living a life that they truly desire.

 

How to Create New Years Intentions That Stick

Here are some tips on how to create intentions that will work for you in the upcoming year and beyond.

 

How to Be More Grateful (and Why You Should Be)

Gratitude is one of the most powerful energies and emotional states we can experience. Here are some of the specific benefits of gratitude and appreciation.

 

Integrating Mindfulness Meditation

With some practice, you can integrate mindfulness meditation into your daily activities.

 

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Five Signs That You are Searching for Enlightenment

Here are five of the signs that a person has started down that road to discover who or what they really are.

 

Mandala, Symbol of Wholeness

A gateway to the center of everything in our universe and in ourselves.

 

Five Signs That Your Soul is Searching for Enlightenment

Here are five of the signs that a person has started down the road to discover who or what they really are.

 

Why Chanting Feels So Satisfying

Chanting has a larger effect on your body than just the spiritual focus that it offers. It sets up a vibrational quality in your mind and body that quickly brings you to a state of calm and relaxation.

 

What Does Spirituality Mean to You?

The word “spirituality” is hard to define exactly, and for good reason. It is a highly individual way of experiencing life, and no one path or method will resonate with everyone the same way.

 

Keeping Your Crystals Clean to Enhance Their Performance

Periodically cleaning and recharging your crystals restores them to their natural strength. Here are some easy ways to maintain your crystals so they will be at their best when you need them.

 

The 3 Gemstones You May Want to Carry With You

For when you need that little boost, here are some of the most important stones and crystals that you should carry with you.

 

The Power of Blessings

If you've ever said "Bless you!" when someone has sneezed near you, then you become a powerful conduit for the power of the Universe.