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How Practicing Gratitude Can Change Your Life: Benefits of Practicing Gratitude

January 18, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Written by Cindy Boussemart,  freelance writer from Ecaillon, France   Gratitude is a positive emotion that can make a real difference in your life and the life of your loved ones. It has many health, relational, intellectual, and spiritual benefits. Health Benefits: Quite simply, gratitude helps you feel good, and there’s science to back up this claim. Gratitude helps you feel good by creating dopamine in your brain, which is a... Read more

 

Politics of Feeling with James Hillman

January 17, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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  Seven & One Half (7.5) CE credits available! » CE Credits from BetterListen! Learn More Want to buy the CE credits only? If you already purchased this title, you can purchase the CE credits separately. NOTE: CE credits are available for US customers only. CE credits are available instantly. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Utilize a steady stream of wisdom, inspiration and classic, never before released James Hillman (father of Archetypal Psychology)–energize and challenge your... Read more

 

4 Practices for Positive Thinking

January 16, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Written by Nigel Ford, who’s writing career has spanned several newspapers, magazines, a novel, and endless freelance articles. Neil is comic, an addictions counselor with throes of experience, and an adventurer – both in life, and in writing. 1) Eliminate negative influences from your life This is the big one. Negativity breeds negativity. A lot of people are surrounded by negative influences because it’s what they’ve become accustomed to. Perhaps... Read more

 

How Practicing Gratitude Improves Your Brain

January 16, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Written by Sean Cashen, who is a former Nuclear Reactor Operator for the U.S. Navy and Current Managerial Economics student.  It’s no secret that expressing gratitude for the blessings you have makes you happier and eases stress. Even before science and psychology were widely studied, people had some idea of the positive benefits of being thankful. The practice of religious men and women expressing thanks and praise to their higher... Read more

 

Ken Wilber’s Creative Process

January 12, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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This clip from IntegralLife looks at Ken Wilber’s creative process. Looking at Ken’s creative output, it is clear that he has had a tremendously prolific career, releasing a new book almost every year since The Spectrum of Consciousness was published in 1977 (with the exception of a couple short periods in the late eighties and early nineties, which will be covered in a later volume of the Footnotes collection.) After... Read more

 

Playbuzz New Attempt

January 12, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Transcendent States of Conscious Awareness with Eben Alexander

January 10, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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  This workshop will be a space where conference participants can tell their own stories about end-of-life experiences, discuss what they have learned from them and help others to construct a map of those features, which it is important to acknowledge and prepare for before death. This lecture is part of The Art of Dying Conference Workshop Series Collection recorded at the Art of Dying Conference in NYC in April... Read more

 

How Strong Is Your Spirituality?

January 09, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Are you spiritually strengthened or more skeptically inclined? Take this spirituality quiz to find out. The post How Strong Is Your Spirituality? appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

What is Your Spiritual Type?

January 09, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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What kind of inner spirituality drives you? The post What is Your Spiritual Type? appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Stages of the Journey Ram Dass

January 09, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this lecture from 1975 “Stages of a Journey,” Ram Dass discusses our Journey through plains of consciousness and degrees of fate towards simplicity and quietness – to a kind of joy that is beyond time – a journey where we leave behind all our models of who we are.  It is a journey that involves the transformation of our beings such that our thinking mind becomes our servant rather... Read more

 

5 Ways to Be the Best You Can Be in 2017

December 31, 2016 | Posted by: steve stein
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How can we succeed in the new year? What do we need to be the best that we can be? We put together this list of things to strive for in the new year. For more, check out http://bit.ly/WisdomFeed to receive our Mindfulness Welcome Pack. The post 5 Ways to Be the Best You Can Be in 2017 appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

The Definititive Religion and Spirituality Test

December 30, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Where do you fall on the religious and spiritual spectrum? The post The Definititive Religion and Spirituality Test appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Poll: What Are You Most Grateful For?

December 30, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Did You Know?! A sense of gratitude can reduce depression, boost your brain power, and increase your cardiac health! Why wait? It’s time to get grateful because today is the World Gratitude Day and because life is GREAT! The post Poll: What Are You Most Grateful For? appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Daily Meditations for Everyday Life

December 20, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Be Grateful to Everyone

December 19, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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What Makes Mindfulness Practices Stick?

December 16, 2016 | Posted by: Angela Kennedy
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Have you ever gone on a truly amazing yoga training or an in-depth mindfulness or meditation retreat and found an enthusiasm and joy that you just couldn’t wait to carry home with you? Your new self feels integrated with the world around you, you love the new friends you have made, and you can’t wait to show everyone how relaxed and calm you have now become. Then you get home. And maybe a... Read more

 

Why You Should Say No to Almost Everything

December 10, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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  “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.” —Warren Buffet “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we... Read more

 

What’s Your Dominant Intelligence?

December 09, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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The theory of multiple intelligences, developed by Dr. Howard Gardner, suggests that the traditional idea of intelligence, based on I.Q. testing, is far too limited. Take this quiz to find out what your dominant intelligence is and how you can use it to bring more success and happiness into your life. The post What’s Your Dominant Intelligence? appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

What Career Are You Meant For?

December 09, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Ever wondered what career could be just right for you? Take this quiz and find out which one it is! The post What Career Are You Meant For? appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Understanding the 80/20 Rule to Skyrocket Productivity

December 08, 2016 | Posted by: Angela Kennedy
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  The 80/20 Rule – the Law of the Vital Few The Law of the Vital Few states that 80% of outcomes are based in 20% of effort. This means most of what we accomplish in a day can be tracked back to a very few set of tasks that are highly beneficial while most of what we do in our day may not be very productive. Have you ever... Read more

 

The Ten Gates – Lessons from the book, “Nothing to It” with Brother Phap Hai

December 07, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Truly Seeing by Thich Nhat Hanh

December 07, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Political Psychology: The Illusion of Choice and Response to the 2016 Election

December 01, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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By Douglas Rushkoff I know this has been a rough time for a lot of you, and I hope you are doing well. In brief: Yes, there has been a major electoral upheaval, and it seems there are many confused people out there working under some pretty strange assumptions. But no, this isn’t as much of a shift as it may seem. If anything, this is the legacy of the... Read more

 

Political Philosophy Quiz

December 01, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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This test will assess what you believe the role of the state should be with regards to property and markets. Hopefully it will accurately assess your political beliefs. Sign up for our newsletter and receive WisdomFeed’s Mindfulness Welcome Pack courtesy of Better Listen! The post Political Philosophy Quiz appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Playbuzz

November 30, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Rushkoff Live Collection: Talks Based on His Books

November 28, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Marianne Williamson From Powerless to Powerful

November 21, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Your Mythic Journey with Sam Keen: Finding Meaning in Your Life Through Writing and Storytelling

November 18, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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How to Be a Well-Rounded Super Being

November 14, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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We have various major needs in life such as emotional, physical, financial, social, intellectual, creative, and spiritual. To be well-rounded and balanced is to have all of our major needs met. To be un-well-rounded is to be lacking of one or more of our major needs. In an ideal world, we’d like to satisfy all of our major needs every day. But it’s actually very challenging to smoothly connect all of these areas into a practical system... Read more

 

How Goal-Setting Saves Time and Improves Lives

November 10, 2016 | Posted by: Jamine
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  Knowing which direction you’re heading in gives people a sense of control of their lives and a sense of calm and contentment results, easing the potential burden that having multiple tasks on the go can cause. At first it can seem that setting goals is a time-waster, but people who successfully set goals know that setting goals saves you time and improves lives. Here are three reasons why: 1.... Read more

 

5 Wasy To Infuse The Holidays With Mindfulness

November 09, 2016 | Posted by: Michelle W
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“The holidays are filled with family, togetherness, food, presents and let’s face it, stress.  Many people can handle the level of stress needed to get to the new year.  However, many people can not.  There are various ways to make this time the happiest and most enjoyable that it can be.  Don’t worry about the end of the year or the new year approaching.  Take time for you, pressure free... Read more

 

Can Mindfulness Help Children Learn?

November 09, 2016 | Posted by: Michelle W
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“A Now unlimited article discusses the challenges of teaching in today’s world.  The constant report cards that are not for the children, but for the teachers.  Parents get outraged when their child gets a bad grade, or doesn’t perform to their standards.  This can be hard on all involved, but it seems like teachers are the ones becoming more and more stressed.  So the question is, can mindfulness in the classroom... Read more

 

Walden Audiobook

November 07, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Writing Gratefulness eCards: A Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge

November 07, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Gratefulness.org is putting on an eCard thanksgiving writing challenge. I encourage you all to join as this is a terrific way to cultivate gratitude. “Why not get into a grateful habit of sending eCards? Sending eCards is a fun, meaningful, easy and beautiful way to show our care and gratitude. And we know it can make a difference in our lives as well as for the person who receives our communication. Join... Read more

 

The Archeology of Spirit

November 07, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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 By Sam Keen Digging beneath the immediate mind that occupies itself with pizza, paper clips, keeping the lawn trimmed, repairing a decaying house, I uncover ruins of an old dwelling, a city, a world once believed in faithfully tended.   Digging deeper I find another and another.   Little wonder I stumble, unstable on shifting ground                     My mind wanders through                    layers... Read more

 

How Meditation Helps you to Stress Less, and Accomplish More

November 04, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Guest Post By Emily Fletcher, founder of zivaMIND   Meditation is certainly having its day in the sun. It seems like everyone is talking about it, and for good reason!   When I tell people I am a meditation teacher they often say, “cooking is my meditation”, or “exercise is my meditation”. And while those things are relaxing, I would offer that meditation is its own thing, which is why... Read more

 

Beyond Success—Ram Dass Free Title of The Month

November 03, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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5 Steps to a Productive Daily Routine

November 03, 2016 | Posted by: Angela Kennedy
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“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” Mahatma Gandhi Let’s face it, at one point or another we have all suffered from having too much to do and feeling like there is too little time in the day. When life is pulling us in so many directions... Read more

 

Spiritual Materialism

October 31, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this AliveMind video, Chogyam Trungpa speaks about spiritual materialism. Spiritual materialism is using spiritual practices for ego-centric purposes. Sign up for our newsletter and receive WisdomFeed’s Mindfulness Welcome Pack courtesy of Better Listen! The post Spiritual Materialism appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Shambhala The Sacred Path of The Warrior

October 31, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Jon Kabat-Zinn There You Are Meme

October 25, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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How to Set Priorities

October 24, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In a previous article, we mentioned that setting priorities helps solve the problem of being constantly busy. This article explores how exactly we can learn to set priorities and skyrocket our productivity. SMART Goals and Task Lists In order to begin setting priorities we must first create clear goals, which provides us with direction and focus. If you don’t yet have any goals, use the proven and effective SMART goal method to... Read more

 

Walking into Fire: Online Writing Workshop with Susan Piver

October 24, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Get this writing workshop here. The post Walking into Fire: Online Writing Workshop with Susan Piver appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

How to Meditate When You Don’t Know How

October 22, 2016 | Posted by: Michelle W
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“Meditation can be a scary word for some people who don’t know what it is.  They don’t know where to learn or how to start.  You don’t have to jump into it with both feet and fall to the bottom of the ocean.  It’s rather easy to start out and in the simpliest of ways.” There are a lot of resources out there to help you get started with meditation.... Read more

 

The Process of Wisdom

October 22, 2016 | Posted by: Jamine
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Einstein in the process of becoming wise When you think of what wisdom is, what comes to mind? Do you think of it as knowing things? Being smart? How do you know if something’s wise? “Wisdom is not something we acquire, we already have it within,” says Michael Mamas, Founder of Mount Soma & the Center of Rational Spirituality. In an article he wrote for the Huffington Post, he talks... Read more

 

The Wisdom of Winnie-the-Pooh

October 22, 2016 | Posted by: Jamine
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Although the first Winnie-the-Pooh book came out 90 years ago, the wisdom found in the stories of Christopher Robin and his friends is timeless. To mark the 90th anniversary, a new book The Best Bear in All the World, was released this month. “90 years after first appearing in books, Winnie-the-Pooh is back in a new volume, and academics have compared his wisdom to that of Plato or Aristotle.” To... Read more

 

Mindful Business Audio Lecture Part 2

October 20, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Mindful Business: Inspiring Resilience, Unleashing Innovation How businesses and leaders can prevent burnout, optimize learning, and sustain creativity in today’s 24/7 digital age. This Nalanda Institute workshop unpacks the new science of the high performance brain and explores mindful approaches to optimizing leadership, resilience, and creativity. A Nalanda Institute dialogue with Dan Siegel, M.D., Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D., Elazar Aslan, M.B.A.. The full download is available at BetterListen.comwww.betterlisten.com/products/mindful-business Sign up... Read more

 

Mindful Business Audio Lecture Part 1

October 20, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Mindful Business: Inspiring Resilience, Unleashing Innovation How businesses and leaders can prevent burnout, optimize learning, and sustain creativity in today’s 24/7 digital age. This Nalanda Institute workshop unpacks the new science of the high performance brain and explores mindful approaches to optimizing leadership, resilience, and creativity. A Nalanda Institute dialogue with Dan Siegel, M.D., Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D., Elazar Aslan, M.B.A.. The full download is available at BetterListen.comwww.betterlisten.com/products/mindful-business Sign up... Read more

 

Which School of Ancient Philosophy Best Fits Your Personality?

October 19, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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This fun quiz helps you determine which school of ancient philosophy best fits your personality. It asks you your preferred living environment, your attitude about politics, and more. Sign up for our newsletter and receive WisdomFeed’s Mindfulness Welcome Pack courtesy of Better Listen! The post Which School of Ancient Philosophy Best Fits Your Personality? appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Radical Open Mindedness

October 19, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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This Nalanda Institute video features Dr. Joe Loizzo, Founder & Director of Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science. This brief video unpacks the way the dreamlike art of compassion and the wisdom of radical open mindedness born of contemplative self-analysis together provide the raw material for a more enlightened, proactive self, ready, willing and able to meet the demands of a life of infinite information and interdependence. Sign up for our newsletter and... Read more