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Behind the Scenes with Robert Bly

April 21, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Steve Stein begins his Street Smart video series with stories of Robert Bly, the Human Shadow, and the Men’s Movement. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. The post Behind the Scenes with Robert Bly appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Making Room for Men in the Women’s Movement

April 19, 2017 | Posted by: Angela Kennedy
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  Looking around the world today we cannot escape that observation that inequality is pervasive. We may even feel that contemporary power structures seemingly legitimize behaviors that then reinforce this inequality. The worldwide turnout for the Women’s March January 18th, 2017, the first full day of the Trump presidency, illustrates that gender inequality and sexism is one such issue that has been given a recent uptick in momentum and engagement... Read more

 

History of Alchemy

April 15, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Over two thousand years ago, the practice of Alchemy first became known, based on what remains of the ancient writings and holy texts from several cultures.  Alchemy is, both in theory and in practice, a duality; acting as both a spiritual and tangible science.  It deals with the attainment and understanding of knowledge.  Understanding of nature and our place in it. Of a path to attaining personal and, in turn,... Read more

 

“Drinking a Cup of Tea, I Stop the War”

April 13, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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For those of you that may not know, my name is Steve Stein and I am the founder of WisdomFeed and BetterListen!. I’ve been DJ ing recordings since I was 10 years old. I used to work in my dad’s record shop – we had the biggest 45 collection in Brooklyn. Hippies would come in, they would say what’s hot? Then I would tell them. All these years later, I... Read more

 

I Had a Spiritual Bypass

April 13, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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I’ve been in New Thought since 2000, finding the empowerment message so refreshing after being raised Catholic. Finding out the “Devil” was not “out there” but rather within my own mind was both liberating and frightening at the same time. This meant I had to take full responsibility for my life. Affirmations and mantras jazzed me up. Law of Attraction got me hooked, and I read everything I could on... Read more

 

Be Kind to Unkind People, They Need it Most

April 11, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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To be human is to be in relationship with difficult people. The reality is if all the difficult people in our lives felt deep kindness in their hearts, they would cease to be difficult people. As Thich Nhat Hanh says, “Peace in oneself, peace in the world.” Aside from learning how to create a calm and stable mind, one of the months in my 6-month global online program A Course... Read more

 

The Astral Hustle with Michael Garfield

April 11, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Welcome to The Astral Hustle podcast. This is where Cory Allen talks to himself and his friends about the nature of being and the magic of the cosmos. In this episode, Corey Allen joins on TAH by Future Fossils host Michael Garfield. They talk about the internet rewiring our brains, removing idea viruses from the computer of the self, and a huge spectrum of other future-topic fantasies. Get a free... Read more

 

What is Depth Psychology?

April 07, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Depth psychology is the study of unconscious mental processes and motives, particularly in how it relates to psychoanalytic theory and practice.  The approach strives to bring the concept of soul into the forefront, although it is not based on any religious foundation.  The approach, founded by Carl Jung and Pierre Janet and inspired by Freud and others, uses an iceberg model to describe human consciousness.  In the model, only the... Read more

 

Finding Balance of Mind in Troubling Times

April 06, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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There seems to be a whole lot of mind troubling and heart wrenching news in the world today. The world’s current atmosphere can give our minds endless fuel to race, worry, and catastrophize. When you turn on the news these days, it’s all disaster. These disasters are real, but the stories in our minds that the world is going to hell in a hand basket may not be. Our brains... Read more

 

Science and Technology in the Military

April 04, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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This StarTalk episode discusses the question, what will the future armed forces of the United States look like? Neil deGrasse Tyson finds out when he interviews former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter. Joined by comic co-host Leighann Lord and Michael Horowitz, an expert on military innovation and the future of war, our crew is here to break down the complex role science and technology play in national defense. Learn... Read more

 

RETHINK Digital Kit From Mindfulness Without Borders

April 04, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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What Is The RETHINK Digital Kit? It’s 100 classroom-tested activities, downloadable lesson plans, video clips, and focused-attention practices that impart soft skills to help today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders, capable of creating a more compassionate world at large. Get started today at rethinkdigitalkit.com Free Download of Dr. Bernie Siegel’s Guided Healing Meditations The post RETHINK Digital Kit From Mindfulness Without Borders appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

The Purpose of Our Lives

April 01, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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I have learned a lot over the years from Anthony “Tony” Robbins. His insight and keen understanding have helped me in different stages of and aspects of my life. Similar after a few years ago discovering Brendon Burchard’s YouTube channel I have appreciated another voice of giving direction. Tony and Brendon are having success in their personal and business life and have helped transform many lives. Yet in my own... Read more

 

The Mindful Leader

March 31, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Excerpt from “The Mindful Leader” by Michael Carroll Enjoy this excerpt from a recording that stresses the importance of mindfulness in the workplace, particularly among those in position of authority, from Michael Carroll’s The Mindful Leader: 10 Principles for Bringing Out the Best in Ourselves and Others. Part One Introduction: Inspiring the Best in Ourselves and Others As workplace leader, it seems that we are always trying to grow the... Read more

 

11 Ways to Spice Up Your Life with Mindful Eating

March 30, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Enjoy these 11 Ways to bring more mindfulness (and happiness) into your daily life. 1. Eat Slightly Slower With the speed at which we do most things today, eating can easily become just another thing to cross off your to-do list. The next time you eat, try slowing down—you’ll pull more enjoyment out of your food, feel more satisfied, and your digestive system will thank you. 2. Honor the Elements... Read more

 

Finding Ourselves

March 30, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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Submissions Guidelines

March 29, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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We welcome contributions! Guidelines: We look for articles above 700 words. Generally, the longer the article the better! You can write in a story or friendly essay format. Just make sure the articles are accessible, inspiring, educational, and well-researched! Please include two credible links to outside sources in your article. You may either put these links in parenthesis or hyperlink them. Topics we look for: Psychology Mindfulness  Spirituality Wellness Optimal Performance... Read more

 

IT’S ALL HAPPENING #81 -STAN TATKIN on Relationships

March 29, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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This It’s All Happening podcast episode discusses relationships. Why are relationships so hard? If you’re anything like I am you’ve spent immeasurable time and effort clawing away at romantic relationships that just never seem to work out. For me personally, it’s been by far the biggest supplier of grist for the mill. When the offer came across my desk to have Stan on the podcast I immediately jumped on it... Read more

 

How To Really BE Yourself All The Time–Thich Nhat Hanh

March 29, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this clip, Thich Nhat Hanh speaks about the power of mindfulness and meditation practices. Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his powerful teachings Free Download of Dr. Bernie Siegel’s Guided Healing Meditations The post How To Really BE Yourself All The Time–Thich Nhat Hanh appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Overcoming Opinions – the Ego or the Self

March 29, 2017 | Posted by: Angela Kennedy
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Have you ever run into challenging opinions that are coming from people you thought you respected, and you just couldn’t understand how they could feel that way? While intellectually we may understand that diversity of opinion is to be expected, and even respected, in a democratic society, we may also struggle with feeling attacked or diminished by the politics and perspectives of others. How do we overcome these feelings of alienation... Read more

 

The Mindful Pet Owner

March 29, 2017 | Posted by: Jamine
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When we think about mindfulness practices, we probably think of doing a seated meditation or taking a yoga class. What would you think if I said that taking care of a pet could be a mindfulness practice? Having a pet builds in a routine to our lives. For instance, if you have a dog and you live in the city, there’s a good chance that you’ll need to take your... Read more

 

Pitchers and Catchers, Spring Training, Baseball, and Your Own Personal World Series

March 27, 2017 | Posted by: steve stein
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Growing up in the 60’s and 70’s in the working class neighborhood that was Brighton Beach, we were poor, I had cardboard in my sneakers to patch the holes and blisters on the balls of my feet from when the cardboard wore out.  I was too young to know how poor my family was. We didn’t have much, one thing we did have was sports, the fantasy that we could... Read more

 

Nutrition

March 27, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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The Power (and Science) of Music in Mindful Living

March 24, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Have you ever stopped to think about how profound music has been for you in your life? Just the beginning of a song can change someone’s mood, drop us into a state of reflection on life, reduce stress or even prepare us for a better athletic performance. For many people there may be a calming effect to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.” Or Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” can create a surge... Read more

 

Actions Affecting the Heart

March 24, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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Human Nature and Human Habit with Yung Pueblo

March 21, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Intro song: Francis Bebey – The Coffee Cola Song This week on Synchronicity Noah Lampert interviews Diego Perez who writes under the pen name, Yung Pueblo. This episode of Synchronicity  discusses meditation, the importance of being aware of our internal world and how this awareness ultimately relates to the “out there” world we experience every day. “I’m gonna lay down the gauntlet here and say this is a top five episode of Synchronicity.“—Noah. You... Read more

 

Introduction to Jungian Archetypes

March 21, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Jungian archetypes can be seen in many aspects of our lives from the most ancient of mythologies to the shows and movies we watch and the books we read, to the roles we take on and play out in our day to day lives.  Once we begin to recognize these archetypes, we can use that knowledge to better understand ourselves and others. According to Jung, archetypes are the universal images,... Read more

 

James Hillman on Changing the Object of Our Desire

March 21, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this TreeTalk video, James Hillman discusses the psychology of desire. James Hillman was an American psychologist. He studied at, and then guided studies for, the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He founded a movement toward archetypal psychology and retired into private practice, writing and traveling to lecture, until his death at his home in Connecticut. Get a free audiobook on the relationship between the soul, work, money and creativity. The... Read more

 

There You Are

March 21, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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James Hillman on Psychological Alchemy

March 19, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Talking out chemically is a marvelous way to talk. It’s all metaphor, you’re talking metaphors all the time, and yet the language is all materialized, it’s material language. It’s about mercury, it’s about lead, it’s about fire, it’s about eggs, it’s about glass vessels and so on. So I mean, I know I’m not composed of sulfur and salt, or that I’m buried in horse dung, or that I’m putrefying,... Read more

 

Your Brains Creative Capacity

March 18, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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Worrying Less in 5 Steps

March 17, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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We’ve all heard the saying that in life there are ups and down and there is the classic eastern saying that life is filled with 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. With this there’s the wisdom that all things come and go, but the brain has a funny way of amplifying the sorrows and minimizing the joys for good evolutionary reasons. Whenever the brain perceived something as “bad” it starts to... Read more

 

Let’s Make America Smart Again, with Fareed Zakaria

March 16, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this Startalk Cosmic Queries series on, “Let’s Make America Smart Again,” Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice welcome CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria to break down the impact of immigration on science and technological innovation in the America. Join us for an intellectual exploration into the reasons that the United States became the world’s leading scientific and educational powerhouse after World War II, and why our current practices... Read more

 

Best Posture for Practicing Mindfulness

March 16, 2017 | Posted by: Jamine
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Maybe the best posture to practice mindfulness. Maybe not. What’s the best posture to practice being mindful in? You might think it includes sitting with an upright spine either cross-legged on the floor or on a chair. It could be, that might be the best posture. You might think it looks like a yoga pose, gaze fixed; long, slow breathing. That might be it. Maybe being mindful is lying down... Read more

 

Religion, Spirituality and The Other Six Days of Your Life

March 16, 2017 | Posted by: steve stein
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Religion, Spirituality and The Other 6 Days of your life Religion, Spirituality and The Other Six Days of Your Life. It often occurs to me that organized religion is not all it is cracked up to be, “not that there is anything inherently wrong with it” either. Across the spectrum –  from the blind devotion in a cult like organization, to the big 3, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, to the agnostic... Read more

 

Featured Deals Banner

March 15, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Marianne Williamson Daily Meditations

March 15, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Daily Meditations for Everyday Life with Marianne Williamson  Start and finish your day with these peaceful and inspiring meditations from Marianne Willamson. These wonderful meditations will be a way to tune in to your inner wisdom with the guidance of best-selling author Marianne Williamson. This inspiring hour-long meditation series can be used every day, at different times of the day or just when you feel the need to chill. Doing these meditations... Read more

 

Colorful

March 15, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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Guided Meditations to Overcome Disease

March 14, 2017 | Posted by: Angela Kennedy
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We have all experienced the dis-ease of modern life. Disease or disfunction on a physical level may lead us to look for ways to aid in our own healing. Unfortunately, most of modern medicine generally looks for pharmacological prescriptions for each individual symptom rather than looking to the source of the original imbalances. While Western medicine is very helpful in re-setting bones and prescribing a pill to respond to a specific symptom,... Read more

 

Why Wisdom Matters in Today’s World

March 10, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Some people use wisdom and intelligence interchangeably but the words do not have the same meaning.  Wisdom is a little more complex and somewhat hard to define.  Psychologists seem to agree that wisdom involves an integration of knowledge, experience, and a profound understanding that incorporates tolerance for all of the ups and downs in life.  People with genuine wisdom are aware of how things play out over time and they... Read more

 

The World of Relaxation: A Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practice for Healing in the Hospital and/or at Home Streaming

March 09, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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This program was released in 1982 and re-mastered in 2009. For that reason, on the DVD version, Jon Kabat-Zinn looks much younger than he does now. He was 38 at the time. The World of Relaxation was and still is a novel and radical use of television, aimed at reaching out to patients lying in bed in the hospital and inviting them to experiment inwardly, with Jon’s guidance, in bringing... Read more

 

The Greatest Medical Revolution in the Last Hundred Years

March 09, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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  The following is an excerpt from “The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broker Brain by Healing Your Body First”  We’re in the middle of the greatest medical revolution in the last hundred years, in fact it’s the medical equivalent of Columbus saying the world is round and not flat or Galileo proving that the earth is not the center of the universe. What if I told you that the way... Read more

 

How Does Siddhartha Find the Middle Path

March 09, 2017 | Posted by: Angela Kennedy
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The story of Siddhartha teaches us that you do not have to be a monk to attain spiritual enlightenment. While the material world tempts us with worldly treasures, and often ensnare us with distractions pulling us away from our true selves, there is a way back to center. The natural world is all around us, and constantly provides us with opportunities to find that connection with our higher selves. “Siddhartha learned... Read more

 

And The Winner Is…Undivided Attention: Mindfulness, Technology and The Oscars Mistake

March 09, 2017 | Posted by: steve stein
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“Let me have your undivided attention.” Let’s start by looking at the phrase “Undivided Attention.” In fact let’s look at the phrase, but take a relaxing deep breath first….  So just this week my son, in 6th grade, was preparing for the science fair. About a week before the science fair I started to pepper my son with questions about the hypothesis of the project along with one of my... Read more

 

The Relational Neuroscience Behind How to Change a Habit for Good

March 08, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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  Most of us walk around in this world in a trance with the delusional belief that we are only autonomous beings that are completely acting with free will. However, many scientists agree that we are interdependent with our environments and our brains are constantly making snap judgments based on internal and external cues. You have recall this quote by Albert Einstein: “A human being is a part of the... Read more

 

A Message About World Peace From The Dalai Lama

March 07, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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thelastdalailamafilm.com THE LAST DALAI LAMA? looks at the 14th Dalai Lama at 80: The historic confrontation between Tibet and China; his cutting edge work with neuroscientists, influence in educational and spiritual spheres, and personal feelings on aging, dying and the question “Will there be a fifteenth in his lineage, or will he be the last?” The post A Message About World Peace From The Dalai Lama appeared first on WisdomFeed.... Read more

 

Cosmic Queries: Spacetime

March 07, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Fasten your interstellar seatbelt and flip your brain into overdrive for this StarTalk episode. Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Godfrey are here to answer fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on the fabric of spacetime. Explore the edge of the known universe and whether there might be more unknown universe waiting beyond the horizon. You’ll learn about the fascinating theory describing our universe as a 3-D holographic projection of another higher-dimensioned reality.... Read more

 

Reaping the Rewards of Sleep

March 07, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Most of us reap the rewards of sleep without realizing that sleep is the foundational element fueling our health. It’s only when sleep gets knocked out of alignment that we suddenly realize how valuable our sleep is; when we don’t get enough, we feel more irritable and less focused. Part of the challenge is that many of the effects of sleep lie between barely perceptible to outside of conscious awareness.... Read more

 

Using Mindfulness to do Stand Up Comedy

March 01, 2017 | Posted by: Jamine
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Jamine using mindfulness techniques to help with her stand up comedy   It’s been on my list for some time – to try doing Stand Up Comedy – and today’s the day. I’ve taken a course, I’ve written my jokes, and tonight I go on stage in front of paying customers for the first time with my 6-minute set at an amateur night at a local comedy club. As a... Read more

 

Herman Hesse; Siddhartha Excerpt

March 01, 2017 | Posted by: steve stein
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Enjoy this excerpt from this new translation of the beloved Herman Hesse classic Siddhartha.  Siddhartha chronicles the spiritual evolution of a man living during the time of the Buddha.  The following chapter is titled “Awaken”.   As Siddhartha left the grove, leaving the Buddha, the perfect one behind, leaving Govinda behind, he had the feeling he was also leaving behind in the grove his life, up to that time, and... Read more

 

7 Ways to Ease Your Anxious Mind

February 28, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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No matter where you live in the world right now, for a certainty, anxiety is high with many of us. After the election there was a number attacks on mosques internationally and now there has been an onslaught of over 60 bomb threats at Jewish synagogues in the U.S. in January alone.To me this means we need to not act out of anxiety and anger, but instead to calm our nervous systems, get some perspective and... Read more