How To Stay Mindful All The Time According To Buddha

One of the biggest challenges in mindfulness is simply knowing how to stay mindful all the time. Thankfully, you can stay mindful using the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness. You know what it’s like. You take your frequent twenty-minute breaks to practice mindfulness (read our guide to mindfulness exercises). While you are meditating, you feel great. You have that clear consciousness, that inner peace and relaxation. And everything is groovy, right? Then you stop meditating and honestly, how long does it take you to stop being mindful? For me, sometimes I can stay mindful all day. Other times something happens (like…

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Healthy Habits to Help You Live Your Best Life [Health Guest Post]

[Health Guest Post] Getting back in shape and starting to eat right can be a challenge. Healthy habits can sometimes seem very foreign and making those changes can feel like you are losing a lifestyle you love. Here are some considerations you could have when you are in need of a change  Try these healthy habits to live your best life Adopt Healthy Eating Habits Begin by adopting healthy eating habits. You don’t need a formalized meal plan to get started. Instead, just take baby steps toward eating better. Actions like eating more fresh fruits and vegetables or eating more…

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5 Lesser Known Facts About Meditation

Meditation has been around for centuries, but most people know very little about the benefits of this practice. That's partly because most of the major studies on meditation have been done in the 21st century. But also, there are always new and fascinating facts to discover about this ancient practice. Meditation has become more essential today due to our high-pressure lifestyle. As more studies are showing surprising facts about meditation, more and more people are opening their minds to confirm why meditation is a powerful practice, one that helps us to master states of the human mind. As we learn…

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Mindfulness and How It Enriched My Life

If you’re an adult, chances are that your schedule is probably crammed with a variety of obligations and challenges. From managing potentially multiple jobs to staying in touch with people and keeping other affairs in order, it can be hard to stay energized and calm. Stress and anxiety seem to affect everyone these days, and it’s only natural to seek out ways to get rid of such feelings. Today, I will share my story and explain how being mindful and aware has helped me improve many aspects of my life and sleep better. Hopefully, you will be able to take…

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5 Ideas For Deepening Your Spiritual Practice Every Day [Guest Post]

[Spiritual Guest Post] Deepening your spiritual practice is a highly personal thing. We are all at different stages in our spiritual development journey, and many of us will differ in the ways that we interpret and conduct our spiritual practice. Certain spiritual practices speak more to some than to others and we all have different lives, priorities and lifestyles. For instance, a busy new mom might have the desire to deepen her spiritual practice, but isn't able to spend hours in meditation, though she may have done that before her children arrived, for example. [one easy solution to this is…

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Yoga, Meditation & Massage: 3 Gems That Could Change Your Life! [GUEST POST]

[Lifestyle Guest Post] “What is it I want in my life?” Have you ever stopped to think about this? Or are you satisfied with the predictable hamster-wheel your life has become? Or maybe you’re a conformist and breaking out from the status quo is a little too much for you to handle. Well I’ve got news for you! The biggest tragedy of your life is......that you’re not life! In your quest to survive, you’ve forgotten the very basis of who you really are. Instead, you’ve chosen to glorify survival by making your life’s purpose all about one thing: money. A…

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Meditation and CBD: What’s the Connection? [GUEST POST]

[CBD Guest Post] Long working hours, illnesses, deadlines, relationships, divorces, finances, politics…all these are part of the modern lifestyle. The number of people suffering from chronic stress and anxiety is constantly increasing. According to the American Institute of Stress, 73% of people regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress, and 33% of them feel they are living with extreme stress.  Stress isn't a medical condition, which means that there is no specific treatment for it. However, there are certain medications which can help to manage or reduce the symptoms of stress:   Antidepressants (if you're suffering from anxiety or depression)…

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Why CBD and Yoga Go Together [GUEST POST]

[Yoga / CBD Guest Post] We’re all aware that yoga and meditation [1] are both excellent ways to keep us healthy. But most of us lack the discipline and motivation it takes to engage in those activities. Life gets in the way, and we tend to prioritize other important things over the things that should get done. There are so many factors contributing to this lack of motivation; our schedules are overloaded, we’re chasing career goals, juggling responsibilities, and squeezing in a little extra time to pursue our hustles and hobbies. Adding any additional activity to your lifestyle can be…

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Addiction Recovery and the Connection to Self [GUEST POST]

[Addiction Guest Post] When you recover from addiction, there are fundamental needs that must be met in order for you to grow in recovery and as a person. The most important need that must be met is a connection with yourself. As human beings, we need to feel a sense of love and belonging to oneself and to others. When you are connected to a person, a hobby, a lifestyle or even a Higher Power, you are immersed in the present moment. When connected to the present moment, you create joy and passion for living. When you are connected to…

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Mindful Recovery Addiction To Rewire An Addicted Brain [GUEST POST]

[Addiction Guest Post] It’s a well-known fact that substance abuse takes control over the brain's pleasure centers. It causes a shortcut to the brain’s reward system as a huge amount of dopamine is released. The brain needs to close off its dopamine receptors as it gets unnatural and dangerous amount of dopamine from outside. Unfortunately, over some time, it gets much more difficult to feel pleasure as the brain itself stops producing enough dopamine. It works this way because hippocampus creates memories of the immediate sense of pleasure, and the amygdala forms a conditioned response to such stimuli as drugs.…

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She Used Yoga For Intuition To Literally Escape A Jungle. Here’s How

Have you ever tried using yoga for intuition? Have you ever wanted to tap into your own intuition? In this guide I am going to show you how to do it. And in case you need a little inspiration, let me share with you the story of one yoga teacher who used yoga to gain the inner wisdom necessary to literally escape a Hawaian jungle. This is the true news story I woke up to this morning. And it is basically insane. Read the story below, then scroll down and I will teach you how to use yoga for intuition…

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The Main Stages Involved in Hypnotherapy For Weight Loss [GUEST POST]

[Weight Loss Guest Post] 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…

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6 Serious Reasons To Use Meditation For Relationship Problems [GUEST POST]

[Relationship Guest Post] 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…

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Science Reveals Shocking Effect Of Tylenol On Empathy

Science has revealed a shocking link between Tylenol and empathy.  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…

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How To Deal With Moving Stress When It All Feels Too Much [GUEST POST]

[Stress Guest Post] 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…

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The Effects Of Stress On Fertility [GUEST POST]

[Stress Guest Post] Stress can impact the health of many bodily functions, but the reproductive organs and fertility levels of men and women are particularly vulnerable. This brief article will explain what stress is, how it can adversely impact fertility, and offer stress-reducing methods, such as breathing exercises, that individuals can employ to improve their chances of successful conception. What Is Stress? Stress is the body's response to perpetual external pressure and comes in many forms, be it emotional, environmental, professional, personal or financial. Stress Symptoms The symptoms of stress can impact almost any part of the body and manifest…

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3 Reasons You’re NOT Happy (a Buddhist view)

Why are you unhappy? And what does Buddhism teach you about how to be happy? In this article, R.J shares his insights.  (Author: R.J from from Mindful Moments, a blog about mindful tips).  The oft-quoted, “Happiness comes from within,” makes for some great refrigerator art, but what does it actually mean, and how does one actually experience it? In this article, I will delve into some core Buddhist teachings. While you read, I invite you to pay particular attention to any personal connections that arise. So perhaps these Buddhist teachings can mean more than cliched quotes on a dorm-room picture…

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What Should You Look For in a Meditation Teacher?

For people looking to learn meditation, there are plenty of ways to be introduced to the practice, ranging from meditation teachers to online courses. Whether it’s a guided meditation on Youtube, a mindfulness app like Headspace or simple breathing exercises, technology and greater knowledge of meditation’s benefits have conspired to make this practice more accessible than ever. Tapping open an app when we’re a bit stressed on the train is a far cry from the mountain monasteries and ashrams that were the traditional homes of meditation, and this universality represents a huge leap forward. But while smartphones and online how-to…

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7 Habits Of Healthy Relationships That Happy Couples Live By

There are seven habits for healthy relationships positive people live by. And they can make all  the difference in your life. Smart tips like using meditation to solve relationship problems, can make a huge difference to the quality of your relationship. The world of social interaction can be tricky. In our daily life, every person we interact with is an intricate web of experiences and expectations that contend with our own equally complex composition. It is a delicate dance to appreciate the needs of others while honoring our own. Sometimes, it can feel downright impossible. But, this dance is intrinsically,…

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