Why Pete Holmes And Ram Das Are Laughing About Religion

Canadian Pete Holmes, the star of the HBO show Crashing, has a lot to say about religion, spiritual, and Ram Das. And he will probably leave you grinning with his enlightening thoughts. Speaking with Observer, Pete Holmes has called out religion for being “exclusive and judgmental of [people with different religious or spiritual beliefs]”.   Pete Holmes, a Christian since childhood, believes that religions should open themselves up to be more inclusive and less judgmental.  In his new book, Comedy Sex God, Holmes aims to unite religions by not talking exclusively of his own Christianity, but by discussing the point…

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How One Father Used Yoga For Grief Relief After Daughters Death

It is never easy overcoming the death of a loved one. But one thing that can help is using yoga for grief-relief. This is a lessons that father Jason Greene, author of the book Once More We Saw Stars, learned painfully after his two-year-old daughter Greeta Greene was struck on the head by a piece of falling masonry, and killed.  Not sure how he could move on after such personal devastation,  Jayson Greene turned to a yoga retreat for grief. Now, he is sharing his journey of recovery in his new book Once More We Saw Stars, a book written…

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What Buddha Said About Happiness Is Spot On, Harvard Just Announced

Nearly three thousands years since his passing, Harvard have just confirmed that what Buddha said about happiness is absolutely right. Buddha’s lessons in happiness usually revolved around the idea of living a life of compassion and kindness (and indeed science previously proved that kindness and compassion are incredibly important). Now, after some 80 years of research, Harvard has proven Buddha correct. And they have some key advice on how to achieve happiness in life. Unfortunately, it turns out that the vast majority of people do not do the one thing that is proven to make us all happy. [well, along…

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The Main Stages Involved in Hypnotherapy For Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight without going under the knife, weight loss hypnotherapy could be the answer you’re looking for. It is the perfect compliment to weight loss meditation.  With around two thirds of Brits claiming to be on a diet at any one time, and a weight loss industry that’s worth a staggering £2 billion, it’s safe to say that we’re a nation of dieters. However, our efforts to lose weight and keep it off are often less than successful, and many of us are looking for a more effective and sustainable weight loss solution. Here's Why You…

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6 Serious Reasons To Use Meditation For Relationship Problems 

Scientific research shows that there are big reasons to start using meditation for relationship problems, problems like fighting and arguing. Indeed meditation is fast becoming one of the biggest tips for healthy relationships.  Arguing is not uncommon, even for happy couples. Neither is growing frustrated with your spouse. Every couple has things that irritate them about their partners. It could be something as trivial, like not putting the dishes away, or something more serious, like the inability to communicate. If you have frustrations in your marriage, you are hardly alone. The good news is that you can use meditation for…

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The 7 Ways How To Cope With Depression In A Marriage

If your relationship has been difficult recently and emotions are a problem, you will probably want to know how to cope with depression in a marriage.   Feeling sad, depressed, and unmotivated are not uncommon feelings. And you can stop most of these issues by using just a few techniques. For instance, try using meditation for depression.  Negative emotions like these are perfectly natural reactions to life's challenging moments. But when these feelings become overwhelming or constant it could be a sign of clinical depression . Symptoms of depression include: Fatigue Restlessness Insomnia or oversleeping Feelings of self-loathing or worthlessness Change…

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How To Combine Meditation And CBD For Anxiety Relief

When you use a combination of both meditation and CBD for anxiety, amazing things happen.  Many people shy away from meditation due to an inability to sit still for long periods of time or being uncomfortable spending time in their own head. Turning inwards and being alone with your thoughts can be incredibly anxiety-inducing, and this response is more common than you may think. Currently, there are 40 million adults who combat issues related to anxiety in the United States. Meditation can be a very valuable tool in reducing the effects of anxiety and stress [read: how to reduce anxiety…

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Fight Your Depression with These 5 Powerful Spiritual Journeys 

Depression is fast becoming one of the most abundant mental health disorders on the planet. With our growing amount of work and life stress that we now face every single day, it is not hard to see why. As a direct result of this stress, we really are in the midst of what can only be described as a depression epidemic – and something needs to change. To put it simply, we need to heal. And one of the best way to do that is with some powerful spiritual healing techniques. For instance, we can use mediation for depression. And…

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Science Shows Tylenol Reduces Empathy And Is Breeding A World Of Psychopaths

We empaths know that it isn’t easy living with high levels of empathy. True, being an empath is an emotionally rich life, and there are major benefits of our compassion and kindness, not least the fact that we are more connected to other people. Being an empath can be brutal too though. Heightened levels of empathy can make us overly sensitive, can cause us emotional pain, and can make it insanely difficult to focus on ourselves.    That’s why many of the empaths I’ve worked with tell me that they would do anything to reduce empathy. Because they simply cannot…

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Research Shows You Can Actually Heal People With Your Compassion

As spiritual people we want to heal the world. We want to heal other people. And we want to do it in compassionate ways. And now, new research shows that we can heal other people by being compassionate towards them. In their new book, Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarell [a team of physician scientists] state that compassion is the key to healing. The book is called Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence That Caring Makes a Difference. The book provides some seriously impressive evidence proving what you and I, and people like us, have believed for years: compassion heals people. As…

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5 Reasons Yoga Isn’t Working And How To Get More Out Of Yoga Today

Yoga is the buzzword these days. And yet ask around and plenty of people will tell you yoga isn't working for them.  If that's you, you might have wondered how to get more out of yoga.  Everybody considers yoga as a panacea or a magic pill that you can take and voila, overnight, you have got it all - the perfect work-life balance, stress-free days, no sleepless nights, wrinkle-free skin and the josh. [And indeed, according to Harvard yoga does massively improve your wellbeing].  Yes, there definitely are lots of health benefits of yoga.  Yoga could be a cure-all to…

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These Benefits Of Yoga And Meditation Will Inspire You Today

There are so many benefits of yoga and meditation, especially when they are done together.  Yoga and meditation are important for maintaining the general wellness of your body. It also helps to stimulate body and mind relaxation. Yoga and meditation practices have been there for quite a while with one of the earliest instances of yoga being Hatha yoga which was practiced in the Middle East in the 11th century. The benefits of yoga and meditation such as medical, meditative and spiritual benefits have been cited in numerous studies. Meditation refers to the art of focusing one’s mind. There are…

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How To Explore Your Own Mind So You Can See Inside Yourself

If you want to see the inner truth of your own being, you need to know how to explore your own mind.  The best way to explore your mind is with meditation.  And at first, that might sound a little backwards.... Years ago, when I was a wide-eyed philosophy student, there was a conversation after class about meditation. Many of the students there were still reeling from the day’s lecture in Philosophy of the Mind. One student was questioning if meditation had any value to him. He claimed that meditation was merely “clearing the mind,” or “thinking about nothing”. And…

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I Tried Thought Stopping Exercises And The Results Shocked Me

Have you been considering using thought stopping exercises to quieten your mind? It might seem like a good idea to stop negative thoughts, especially if you’ve been suffering from stress and anxiety. Thought stopping seems like a good choice because you no longer want to experience thoughts that cause you pain. Yes, there are some powerful techniques for stopping negative thoughts. But what is better than stopping negative thoughts is simply changing negative thoughts to more positive thoughts. Let me show you why thought stopping exercises are a bad idea. And I will show you what to do instead. And…

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How To Hear Your Inner Guidance Everyday

When you know how to hear your inner guidance, you will tap into your innate inner wisdom.  Have you ever thought about how cool it would be just KNOW what to do in a situation? Perhaps you have a certain thought regularly, or you seem to find yourself constantly facing challenges or obstacles. You simply wish there was an easier way to make the most positive decision that would lead to the best outcome. Today I’m going to show you just how to hear your inner guidance. so you can find the path to living an enlightened life, a life…

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How To Deal With Moving Stress When It All Feels Too Much

At some point in your life you will want to know how to deal with moving stress. Most people have to move at least a few times in their lives – it’s one of those universal experiences that’s almost impossible to avoid.  Unfortunately, despite being so common, moving stress is still incredibly common. In fact, moving home is one of the most stressful things in the world [1].No matter if you’re moving out of your parent’s house, going away to college, or even relocating to a different country, the entire moving process forces you to plunge into an unfamiliar environment,…

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Use These Meditations For Athletes Pre-Game And Win

There are some many amazing benefits of meditation for athletes.  Not only can you get better athletic performances from meditation, meditation can also help with the stress of performing.  Being a world renowned sporting hero or top athlete is no easy task. Obviously being a high profile sports star has its perks, but it also creates high amounts of responsibility, pressure and expectation. That stress has a serious effect on the brain and on an athlete's performance [1]. One of the benefits of meditation for athletes is that it can help with those pressures.  Kids that stand out in their…

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Probably The Best Ways To Meditate At Home Today

What are the best ways to meditate at home? If you really want to go far with meditation, you need to know how to meditate at home. Because in all reality, to meditate consistently you need to make it as easy and accessible as possible. And that means being able to meditate where you spend most of your time. In other words: You need to know how to meditate at home. Plus, when you know how to meditate at home you can turn off the noise of the kids (or the parents…?), tune out the stress of the day, and…

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How Beliefs Affect Your Life, Changing Your Perception Of Reality

How do beliefs affect our lives? You might be surprised to hear that your beliefs affect your life in every way. Because from the time you are born, beliefs shape your perception of the world. And your perception is your reality. That is why it is of the utmost importance  we notice our own beliefs and get to know their content, so that we may consciously understand how they affect our reality. It is only when we become aware of our beliefs that we are able to change them. Each one of our beliefs affects our perception like  a lens…

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You Should Probably Try These Meditations For Self Actualization Today

If you want to reach your highest self, I've got five meditations for self actualization that will help you to get there.  The term “self actualization” was coined by psychologist Abraham Maslow in the 1950s. It means to achieve fulfilment of our highest needs. Fulfilling these needs, Maslow said, leads an individual to achieve their ultimate purpose, to self realisation. [1] When you achieve self actualization you will essentially achieve your purpose in life.  But how do you get there? There are five meditations for self actualization that can help you to get there. I'll share the meditations below (you might…

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