Topic: meditation

Morning Links: 5 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Morning Links: 5 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

• 5 mini mindfulness exercises you can do anywhere. (Well + Good NYC)

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• Prep for Valentine’s Day with these date-night makeup tips. (Divine Caroline)

• How to keep frozen food fresh. (Intent)

• Lena Dunham is sexy. No ifs, ands, or buts. (The Frisky)

How Trapeze School Taught Me To Meditate

How Trapeze School Taught Me To Meditate

Meditating does not come naturally for me. As a kid, I would get moderately depressed over the summer holidays without the constant activity from school. I’m a poster child for the Millennial Generation: When I watch tv, I’ve usually got my computer screen open and my phone out so I can flip through apps. I’ve learned to focus over the years, but I’m naturally active, perhaps a bit over-active, both mentally and physically. So it’s both surprising, and completely predictable, that I found my inner zen at trapeze school, of all places. More »

8 Things I Learned From My First Meditation Class

8 Things I Learned From My First Meditation Class

Remember how I wanted to learn how to meditate? I’m still working on that. It’s not easy, especially since I’m kind of tightly-wound. As part of my attempts, the folks at Seattle Insight Meditation kindly let me drop in on their Introduction to Meditation class last night to give it a try. The class gave me a lot to think about–mostly about mindfulness and being present–but for a true beginner (like me), there were a few things that might have been helpful to have in mind before going in. More »

One More Reason Oprah Is Awesome: All Of Her Employees Meditate Twice A Day

One More Reason Oprah Is Awesome: All Of Her Employees Meditate Twice A Day

And this is why Oprah is so damn awesome: She has all 400 employees at her company stop whatever they are doing in order to meditate every day.

In preparation for her next show, Oprah’s Next Chapter where she will visit a transcendental town in Iowa where one-third of its population meditates, the queen of talk–and aha moments–told Dr. Oz why meditation is so important to her: More »

Ellen DeGeneres On Meditation And Finding Happiness

Ellen DeGeneres On Meditation And Finding Happiness

How can you not love Ellen DeGeneres, right? I mean, she’s got it going on: She makes simple everyday things funny, has a talk show that has rivaled Oprah on many occasions, has won 50 Emmy’s, has an awesome vegan blog, is married to the gorgeous Portia de Rossi, and she certainly knows how to bust a move on the dance floor–and her studio floor. The 53-year-old comedian and all-around likable person also recently released her third book, Seriously, I’m Kidding, where she dishes on everything from her personal life, to her career and even her stint on American Idol. More »

Ten Days In Silence At A Meditation Retreat Changed My Life

Ten Days In Silence At A Meditation Retreat Changed My Life

The day I signed up for a silent meditation retreat, I had no idea what I was getting into. The first day, I piled into a red sedan in San Francisco with a 40-year-old hippie in a Hawaiian shirt, a 20-something product developer from India and a straight-faced, vegetarian Indian woman who had been meditating for years. I thought I was about to embark on a great adventure, but little did I know I was beginning the hardest ten days of my life. More »

How Setting An Intention Totally Changes My Day

How Setting An Intention Totally Changes My Day

Despite the number of people who tout the benefits of meditation, for years I’ve been against it. Not against the practice itself, but just me doing it. I have never been able to master sitting still, without thoughts. No matter how hard I tried, the supposed path to enlightenment was sheer torture; I could not get my brain to shut up. Recently, however, I discovered the solution to doing so: Find a purpose. And, for me, that purpose is to set an intention for the day. More »