Why Are You So Busy?

I know you’re busy. We all are… The question though, is WHY. How did we evolve into such busy creatures? Are we so busy because we really have so much to do? Or are we busy because it makes us feel important? Or because we’re avoiding something? Americans are especially obsessed with this idea of […]

Infographic: How to Meditate Daily

Contrary to popular belief, meditation is simple to learn. You can learn without a teacher and at your own pace. There are myriad techniques and as you begin to cultivate this wonderful habit, you will eventually stick to a technique that works best for you. By setting aside between two and five minutes each day, […]

4 Superpowers You Gain From Meditation

This week’s post is by guest blogger Giovanni Dienstmann, a fantastic meditation teacher with a lot of wisdom to share. Please enjoy his perspective. There are countless ways a meditation practice can benefit you in your life, from physical and mental health to emotional life and performance. But the real point that meditation addresses, and that makes it widely relevant and universal, […]

Create Your Own Loving Kindness Meditation

The Mettā, or Maitrī, meditation is a loving-kindness practice. Mettā is the Pali word, Maitrī is the Sanskrit word, literally translating to mean unconditional friendliness to oneself and others. The practice is ancient and stems from the Buddhist tradition of cultivating compassion. But really, a Mettā practice need not be affiliated to any religion, culture […]

Video: How Does Your Body Language Shape You?

Amy Cuddy, social psychologist, professor and researcher at Harvard Business School, studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect people everywhere—from students in the classroom to CEOs in the boardroom. Her research has revealed that simple changes to body language can not only change how other people think and feel about us, but also how […]

How to Find Time to Meditate

“When people say to me, ‘I don’t have time to meditate.’ I reply, ‘Do you have time to feel like crap?’” ~Gabrielle Bernstein Our culture fuels the busy badge, where people proudly proclaim that they’re too busy to do the things they should and want to be doing. But the truth is—we make time for […]