A Daily Spiritual Practice for Greater Connection and Peace

Reconnect to that place where "all is well" with these simple practices offered to us by Jivamukti founder, Sharon Gannon.

We have all had these moments where we know unequivocally that all is well — even if things appear to be going wrong. Indeed, we may describe it differently. For some, it is a feeling of connection to something greater than ourselves, or perhaps some may describe it as a quiet mind, or feeling present, […]

Mindfulness Meditation Downloads

Get free guided meditations from the life-changing international bestseller, Mindfulness: an Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World.

From one of the leading thinkers on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, comes a pioneering set of simple practices to dissolve anxiety, stress, exhaustion, and unhappiness. In Mindfulness, Oxford professor Mark Williams and award-winning journalist Dr. Danny Penman reveal the secrets to living a happier and less anxious, stressful and exhausting life. Based on the techniques of […]

Reconnect with Your Creative Self and Get Happy

Want more joy and playfulness in your life? Start to unleash your childlike creativity.

Four things accompanied me everywhere I went as a little girl: Snowy the threadbare cat, a field guide to garden wildlife, a children’s encyclopedia of science, and the latest copy of Twinkle magazine (yup, I am British). Among the latter’s 20-odd pages of stories about Nurse Nancy who ran a hospital for poorly toys, and […]

Be Your Own Best Friend: How to Use Resonant Language to Become Your Biggest Supporter

In Your Resonant Self, therapist Sarah Peyton explains how changing the brain’s default mode network is the key to self-compassion.

What does your inner voice say when something goes wrong? Does it offer soothing words like, it wasn’t your fault, or that you were only doing your best? Or does it blame and criticize you, calling you stupid, lazy, or worse? Many people, especially those with anxiety and depression, suffer from a harsh self-critical inner […]

Intuition: It’s Real and It’s Wiser Than You Know

If not coincidence or luck, then what else could account for exceptional cases of intuitive hunches? Studies say we have a “sixth sense.”

Intuition is defined as knowing something without knowing how you know. There are two ordinary types of intuition; there’s also a third type that is more mysterious. The ordinary types involve forgotten expertise and unconscious perception. The former refers to cases where expertise becomes so automatic that the details are no longer consciously available. Examples include nurses […]

When Instagram Becomes Our Meditation Mat

What if we used our passion for taking photographs as a means for getting to know ourselves, others, and the world around us more deeply?

“It is estimated that one trillion photographs will be taken this year,” says photographer and Zen practitioner, David Ulrich. With high-quality cameras on our phones, digital photography and the advent of platforms such as Flickr and Instagram, we have all become photographers – perhaps taking dozens of photos over a week. But what kind of […]

Melanin Rich Wellness: Koya Webb

This world-famous holistic health expert and yoga pro wants everyone to feel the love.

Black History Month is a time for celebrating our sheroes and heroes. So this month (and beyond) we’re putting black American wellness influencers in the spotlight who deserve more shine. These influencers are making a difference when it comes to giving a face to minority health along with making wellness more accessible to a diverse […]

Building Your Meditation Practice—One Minute at a Time

Practical, actionable advice on how to squeeze meditative moments out of your busiest days.

You’ve probably heard how great a regular meditation practice can be for your health, but it may not be enough to inspire you to get started. When you’re trying to juggle a career, family, and a social life among all of life’s minutia, it can seem like there isn’t a moment to spare—especially for sitting […]

Zen and the Art of Living in the Present Moment

Six mindfulness exercises to help you relax and live in the moment, from wake up to bedtime.

When we think about mindfulness, many of us think of yoga and meditation. While these healthy habits are definitely worth incorporating into our wellness routine, they take time to cultivate. Whether you’re new to the concept of mindfulness, or simply want to build your practice with easy, small steps, here are six ways to tweak […]

Joyful Communication

What would it be like to share only happiness with every text, email and word we spoke? The Buddhist practice of "Right Speech" offers some useful insight.

“I am committed to cultivating loving speech and deep listening in order to bring joy and happiness to others and relieve them of their suffering.” This beautiful intention is one of the Buddhist Mindfulness Trainings and refers to something the Buddha called “Right Speech” – communicating in an honest, kind and calm way. It is […]
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