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Basic Meditation: Meditation on the Breath

Posted on August 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Meditation on the Breath

Sit in a chair with the spine straight and supported and the feet flat on the floor. Or, you may lie down flat on your back.


Do a simple check-in of your emotional state, your thoughts, and what you are feeling in your body.

Just notice what is happening, without judgment or expectation.



Let your body begin to relax, consciously releasing tension.


Begin to...

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Spirituality - the source of ultimate meaning

Posted on August 16, 2016 at 4:05 PM

Spirituality is a sense of connection with the source of ultimate meaning. Frequently, spirituality includes connection with oneself, with others, with nature, or with a higher power. This connection helps an individual make sense of his or her life.

For many people, spirituality is truly a quest for meaning and wholeness. Research has revealed a relationship between spirituality and health. To treat the whole person—body, mind, emotions, and spirit—and to guide...

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Living a Life in Balance

Posted on May 6, 2016 at 8:20 PM

Living a Life in Balance

Do you feel like your life is too complicated? Are you often torn between your work and home responsibilities?

"If so, you're not alone, and you don't have to despair," says Odette Pollar, president of Smart Ways to Work, a personal productivity firm in Oakland, Calif., and author of Take Back Your Life. "You can gain peace and relief by making a conscious effort to reduce the complexities in your life and achieve balance."

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The 5 R's of Mindfulness

Posted on May 6, 2016 at 2:35 PM

The 5 R's of Mindfulness: Incorporating mindfulness into everyday life

Studies show the practice of mindfulness can improve your health and grow your brain!

Karen Pace, Michigan State University Extension, June 23, 2014


Use the Five R’s of Mindfulness to remember and practice mindfulness in your everyday life.

Research shows the benefits of social and emotional learning for both youth and adults. According to...

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Keeping Your Spirit Healthy

Posted on May 6, 2016 at 2:20 PM

Keeping Your Spirit Healthy

People talk about the importance of keeping their lives in balance. But when it comes down to it, few people really know how to achieve it.

"When you're stressed, taking steps to strengthen your personal integrity can bring you back to a sense of balance that restores a sense of inner peace and harmony," says Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D., author of Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart. "The human spirit is composed of free-flowing energy...

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Mindfulness: An Introduction

Posted on May 6, 2016 at 2:10 AM

What is Mindfulness?

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” - Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn (1991)

Mindfulness is best thought of as a way of being rather than an activity in and of itself. Almost any activity can be carried out with mindful awareness. Originally associated with Buddhist psychology, the term “mindfulness” comes from the Sanskrit word “Smṛ...

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Mindfulness Matters: Can Living in the Moment Improve Your Health?

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Mindfulness Matters: Can Living in the Moment Improve Your Health?

At some point in your life, someone probably told you: "Enjoy every moment. Life is short." Maybe you've smiled and rolled your eyes at this well-intentioned relative or co-worker. But the fact is, there's something to it. Trying to enjoy each moment may actually be good for your health.

The idea is called mindfulness. This ancient practice is about being completely aware of what's hap...

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