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Why Meditation Doesn’t Always Work and What To Do About It

You're reading Why Meditation Doesn’t Always Work and What To Do About It, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. How often have you carved out time to meditate, only to squander those twenty to thirty minutes obsessively thinking of what you need to accomplish, or drifting off to sleep from exhaustion only to emerge with your anxieties intact? I can certainly attest to having this typ...
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Helping My Very Angry and Stressed Sister

My sister is 33, married and has a 7, 4yr old and an 8th month-old recently diagnosed with a rare genetic condition. She has struggled with anger issue always but never acknowledges it. She always has dealt with stress or being mad at one person by shutting off and being angry with everyone. We as a family have just adapted to tip-toeing around her when she’s having a mood but has never addressed it properly by she will not talk about it and will stop speaking to you until you drop it. She is in...
Tags: Family, General, Parenting, Time, Stress, Meditation, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Personality, Parenting & Children, Trauma, Ireland, Yoga, Motherhood


These 5 Mental Health Tools Will Help You Cope with Any Difficult Situation

You're reading These 5 Mental Health Tools Will Help You Cope with Any Difficult Situation, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Though it may be a surprise for some, mental health problems are commonplace. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly 44 million American adults deal with mental health symptoms on an annual basis. That’s nearly 20% of the country’s adu...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Featured, Happiness, Uncategorized, Success, Meditation, Mental Health, Confidence, Depression, Positivity, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Improvement, Journaling, Self Confidence


Say yes…

Listen to the body. It has all our ancestors within. Lots of mothers and fathers from the beginning of time...all recorded in our DNA. We also have access to the entire living collective via our body and spirit, both. ...
Tags: Health, Meditation, Mindfulness, Infertility


Meditation Really Freaks Some People Out, Study Finds

One of the most stereotypical relaxing things to do—meditation—may actually cause distress for some people, according to the findings of a survey released this week. It found that more than a quarter of regular meditators have had bad experiences related to their meditation.Read more...
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The Unexpected Benefits of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

You're reading The Unexpected Benefits of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. At some point in our lives, we may need to change or modify certain aspects of our behaviors and attitudes, perhaps in a bid to improve our productivity at a task or to improve on our interpersonal relationships. This stems from the fact that more often than not the behaviors ...
Tags: Motivation, Featured, Meditation, Confidence, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, NLP, Neuro-linguistic Programing


Is anyone not insane?

Among the multitude of dualities we struggle with, the most persistent is perhaps the struggle to impose order on disorder -- control on the uncontrollable. ...
Tags: Health, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Infertility


Journey launches its real-time group “Peloton For Meditation”

Sitting silently with your eyes closed isn’t fun but it’s good for you…so you probably don’t meditate as often as you’d like. In that sense it’s quite similar to exercise. But people do show up when prodded by the urgency and peer pressure of scheduled group cycling or aerobics classes. What’s still in the way is actually hauling your lazy butt to the gym, hence the rise of Peloton’s in-home stationary bike with attached screen streaming live and on-demand classes. My butt is particularly lazy, ...
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How to declutter your mind to become a better agent

If you find yourself having difficulty sleeping, stressing over every issue or unable to focus on the task at hand, you might consider adding meditation to your daily or weekly routine — it's easy to do, it's free, it takes 10 minutes a day, and it can potentially change your life.
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Airlines Turn to Doctors With Goal of Limiting Long Flights’ Negative Effects

There are meditation apps, exercise programs and herbal teas. Are they effective? “Standing up and walking to the restroom” may work just as well, one expert says.
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I started exploring meditation because I thought it would help me with my career. Now I realize that I had it backwards! My career and business are here to help me with my personal growth.

This post was originally published on InspireMeToday.com. Leave a comment or share this post by visiting I started exploring meditation because I thought it would help me with my career. Now I realize that I had it backwards! My career and business are here to help me with my personal growth..
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Sunday Routine: How Bette Smith, Soul Singer, Spends Her Sundays

Born and bred in Bedford-Stuyvesant and now living in Park Slope, the performer likes to slow down the pace on the weekends with yoga, meditation and time with her dog, Jeremiah.
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The Morning Routine of Successful People

You're reading The Morning Routine of Successful People, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. One thing that will never change about humanity is that we will always be fascinated by those that are rich and famous. We look at them, and we are filled with awe. All we want is to know how they got where they are and whether there are lessons we can take from them in order to lift oursel...
Tags: Apple, Motivation, Mark Zuckerberg, Featured, Happiness, Success, Tony Robbins, George Carlin, Meditation, Tim Cook, Richard Branson, Lifehacks, Benjamin Franklin, Self Improvement, Self Confidence, Warren Buffet


Benefits of Playing an Instrument for the Brain

You're reading Benefits of Playing an Instrument for the Brain, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Music is something that makes most people really happy. No matter what ethnicity, age or gender you belong to, you certainly love to listen to music. Aside from listening to music, there are other ways on how you can enjoy it. You can take up music lessons and enjoy playing musical in...
Tags: Music, Happiness, Meditation, Depression, Lifehacks, University of Liverpool England, Better Mental Health, Healthy Brain


The Latest in Military Strategy: Mindfulness

Soldiers in several countries, including the U.S., are being taught deep breathing and meditation techniques to improve focus during chaos.
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Overlooked No More: S.N. Goenka, Who Brought Mindfulness to the West

He gave up life as a successful Burmese businessman to teach meditation in India, and played a significant role in the explosion of interest in meditation as we know it today.
Tags: News, India, Meditation, Myanmar, Goenka, Biographical Information, Past Tense, Satya Narayan (1924-2013


Mastering The Art of Meditation to Get Rid of Mental Diarrhea

You're reading Mastering The Art of Meditation to Get Rid of Mental Diarrhea, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Our current lifestyle and food habits have made us vulnerable to several ailments and that’s why nowadays, more and more people are adopting different ways to live a healthy and balanced life. Long working hours, increased stress, improper sleeping habits, environmental ...
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Spring: A Time for Balance and Renewal

Hi! I'm glad you're here. Thank you for reading my blog. Jennifer A lot of people set their New Year’s resolutions by January 1st. This practice is borne out of tradition, but when you think about it, it makes much better sense to start the new year in March which is a time for regrowth and renewal. Spring is when new ideas and goals spring forth!  No The post Spring: A Time for Balance and Renewal appeared first on Allen Counseling Center | I Choose Change.
Tags: Psychology, Meditation, Mindfulness, Self-help, Spirituality, Emotional Well-being, Jennifer, Allen Counseling Center


The 5 Life-changing Benefits of Keeping a Meditation Journal

You're reading The 5 Life-changing Benefits of Keeping a Meditation Journal, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. I have notebooks and journals for everything: Work, habits, goals, exercise, personal projects, language learning, New Year's resolutions... I have them all sitting here on my desk, just waiting to be used. And so when I came across the practice of keeping a meditation...
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Moby’s new album is exclusively playing on a meditation app

Producer Moby is has released his new album exclusively through a mobile app for sleeping and meditation. The producer of 90’s hit Porcelain, Moby has teamed up with Calm Music for his latest release. His new album Long Ambients 2 was released today on World Sleep Day and will only be available exclusively through the Calm Music app for 30 days. The app provides gentle music to be used for meditating or aiding sleep. With over 45 million downloads the app has a massive potential audien...
Tags: Music, Sleep, App, Meditation, Exclusive, Ambient, Digital Music News, Calm, Moby, Long Ambient, Porcelain Moby, Michael Acton Smith OBE


Training Your Mind with Meditation

You're reading Training Your Mind with Meditation, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “Meditation is a science, the systematic process of training the mind.” – John Yates, Ph.D. By sophomore year of high school, it had become clear that my mind was completely out of control. After a series of car crashes resulting from my own distraction and declining grades in school, I was...
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Alan Watts and the art of meditation

Alan Watts cuts to the root of what meditation really is all about. Meditative practice has no motive, except to experience the present moment.Practice a guided meditation by focusing on the now.Meditation has left the ashrams and become a fixture in the boardroom and livings rooms everywhere. The corporate analysts and Silicon Valley-types scramble for their next hit of improvement. Spiritual posturing and enlightened one-uppers fill our social feeds and make it seem like meditative bliss is ...
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Decluttering Both Your House and Heart

Hi! I'm glad you're here. Thank you for reading my blog. Jennifer Things pile up. We over-gift at the holidays and receive gifts we don’t use, buy clothes we never wear and save papers that don’t need to be saved. Nonetheless, the reality of life is that getting rid of things is often extremely difficult. While the sadness of ditching toys your kids have outgrown is more The post Decluttering Both Your House and Heart appeared first on Allen Counseling Center | I Choose Change.
Tags: Psychology, Meditation, Mindfulness, Spirituality, Emotional Well-being, Allen Counseling Center, Jennifer Things


Keep calm and carry on with Samsung Health’s Calm partnership

Starting March 4, you'll be able to access Calm's meditation and anxiety-ridding exercises from Samsung Health on all of Samsung's Android 9.0 devices and the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active fitness smartwatch. The post Keep calm and carry on with Samsung Health’s Calm partnership appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, News, Samsung, Trends, Meditation, Wellbeing, Calm, Samsung Health


Optimism: The Spring Thaw Your Mind Needs

Hi! I'm glad you're here. Thank you for reading my blog. Jennifer Anyone who’s ever said that optimism is simply a state of mind probably never tried to be truly optimistic. The truth is, it’s not easy, especially if you’re going through a difficult time in your life or dealing with other troubles. Optimism is something you have to work for and work at, but in the The post Optimism: The Spring Thaw Your Mind Needs appeared first on Allen Counseling Center | I Choose Change.
Tags: Psychology, Meditation, Mindfulness, Gratitude, Emotional Well-being, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anxiety Stress Worry, Allen Counseling Center, Jennifer Anyone


Uncontrolled Negative Thought Creeps in Even Though I Don’t Want It

I have a mind which pokes me unnecessarily with negative rubbish. I know a negative thought will come – and I say myself DON’T think about it – but, I give in and the thought pokes me and “pulls me down”. Example, if I am eating peacefully, I will remember a friend who humiliated me for eating too much. If I am talking to a girl, I remember a friend who bullied me because he was jealous. If I am confidently doing something, I remember someone who unnecessarily mocked me and I start losing confid...
Tags: Meditation, Anxiety, Therapy, Intrusive Thoughts, Negativity, OCD, Compulsions, Obssesions


Well : Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health. An App May Help.

A specific approach to mindfulness may increase sociability.
Tags: News, Meditation, Anxiety and Stress, Mobile Applications, Medicine and Health, Psychology and Psychologists


3 Proven Ways to De-Stress Without Medication

You're reading 3 Proven Ways to De-Stress Without Medication, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Anxiety. What is it good for? Well, in our ancient days, “anxiety” was a useful chemical reaction that helped spur us to make decisions, like to fight back or run away. Our fight or flight syndrome could send us a surge of adrenaline in case we needed to protect ourselves. Nowaday...
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How to Hardwire Your Happiness

If you’ve been reading/listening to AoM long enough, you likely know I describe myself as having a melancholic, Eeyore-like temperament. While I think those who know me would say I’m a generally friendly, good humored and hearted fella who has his stuff together, I also have a tendency to focus on the negative, think in worst-case-scenarios, and look at life with a jaded lens. In times of significant stress, my low-level negativity can turn into a full-on depressive episode . Even in or...
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Unwanted Thoughts? Don’t Try to Suppress Them

We all do it. We try to wish our thoughts away. When our mind turns to a stressful work situation, a craving for a cigarette, or a fantasy we shouldn’t be having, we immediately try to remove the thought from the gray matter of our brains. We start a random conversation with the person next to us, we concentrate harder on a work assignment, or we put our index fingers in our ears, and sing, “La la la la, I can’t hear you!” Consider every long song you hear on the radio. How many begin or end wit...
Tags: Psychology, General, Stress, Meditation, Mindfulness, Self-help, Intrusive Thoughts, OCD, Worry, Mental Health And Wellness, Rumination, Wegner, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Daniel Wegner, Carol Barber, Thought Suppression