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Archive for January, 2014

10 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation

Emma Seppala Jan 26, 2014 at 4:16 AM PST

Meditation is something many of us wish to integrate into our lives.

However, for most people, meditation requires discipline and can even be challenging. They feel restless, experience a deluge of thoughts, feel fatigue, or go through a mental to-do lists of things they’d rather be doing.

If this is your …

Medication? Meditation (Part 2)

Maaheem Akhtar Maaheem Akhtar Jan 16, 2014 at 3:20 PM PST

Now that I have gotten you stoked about the prospect of meditation (hopefully!), here’s what I tell people who ask me how to meditate. Quite simply…

1. Prep yourself – Give yourself no excuse to get up once you’ve finally settled into a meditation. Listen to mom’s advice and go …

3 Measures of Spiritual Progress – Part 2

Patti Montella Patti Montella Jan 10, 2014 at 11:48 AM PST

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Measure of your Spiritual Progress – Part 2

#2 Observation:  A fascinating law of nature is that when we observe what  is negative it begins to dissolve and when we observe what is positive, it expands.  Are you observing what is happening …

3 Measures of Spiritual Progress – Part 3

Patti Montella Patti Montella Jan 10, 2014 at 11:47 AM PST

Unknown#3 Expression: To connect with others, enjoy a sense of belonging in life and live life as an expression of our authentic self is pure joy and freedom.  While technology has added much to the world , I don’t think …

Top 10 Scientific Benefits of Compassion

Emma Seppala Jan 10, 2014 at 11:26 AM PST

In the spirit of love, warmth and companionship, I’ve made this infographic on the scientific benefits of Compassion!

We often think that we will gain happiness by achieving, receiving or attaining. We also think that in order to be happy, we have to receive love. Think again!

Research shows that our greatest fulfillment …

Medication? Meditation (Part 1)

Maaheem Akhtar Maaheem Akhtar Jan 9, 2014 at 3:01 PM PST

I always love when people ask me what my favorite position is. Why, lotus, of course. What were you thinking?

It may seem like everybody and their mom is meditating these days. And, well… my mom just took a meditation course after seven years of my incessant nagging, so there …

What Impact Do Your Words have on the Environment?

Patti Montella Patti Montella Jan 3, 2014 at 11:29 AM PST

Washington Park DenverThe air was crisp and the sun warm when I headed out this morning for a walk in historical Washington Park, a bedrock of the Denver community where I live. The famous philanthropist, Molly Brown, (of …