24 Signs Your Stress Glands Are Overworked by Michelle Schoffro Cook

October 29th, 2011 by

Is this you? The body sends many subtle and not so subtle signals that you’re over stressed. Check out this list.

Deep Wisdom: The Marriage of Science and Spirituality by Gregg Braden

October 28th, 2011 by

Gregg Braden is a New York Times best-selling author, a former Senior Computer Systems Designer for Martin Marietta Aerospace, former Computer Geologist for Phillips Petroleum, and the first Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems. For over 25 years he has searched high mountain villages, remote monasteries, and forgotten texts to bridge their life-giving secrets with the best science of today. He is the author of Deep Truth: Igniting the Memory of Our Origin, History, Destiny and Fate (October 15, 2011).

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/deep-wisdom-the-marriage-of-science-and-spirituality.html#ixzz1c6MW7K56


Mindfulness and Weight Loss (a short video)

October 27th, 2011 by

This is a 1.5 minute video on Mindfulness and Behavior Change, including weight loss, binge eating, and cigarette and alcohol additions, by Susan Smalley, Professor of Psychiatry, and Founder and Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.

Acceptance is a Pre-Requisite to Change

October 24th, 2011 by

This is a short video by Ian Lawton about how Acceptance is necessary for change.

Imagine a Unified Field by Deepak Chopra

October 24th, 2011 by

This is a fascinating perspective on “the infinite” by Deepak Chopra! Does your experiences of interconnectedness through mindfulness and meditation resonate with this?

Everything in nature is evolving to a higher level of existence. Even without trying or thinking, just by virtue of our existence itself, we are evolving to a higher level of awareness. When we are aware of this, we evolve even faster.The unified field balances everything in creation–the ecology of nature, the physiology of the human body, the evolution of a human fetus into a baby.

The unified field is not constrained by boundaries, conceptual notions, or premature cognitive commitments. The field is unbounded in space and time. It has no limits in time; it is beyond the outer edges of space.

The field is indestructible. Fire cannot burn it, water cannot wet it, wind cannot dry it, and weapons cannot cleave it. It is ancient, it is unborn, it never dies.

The unified field requires nothing from the outside because everything is contained in the inside of the field. Curving back within itself, it creates again and again.

This means all possibilities–anything that you can imagine, and more. Therefore you have the ability to acquire anything that falls within the realm of your imagination, and even those things that are currently outside the limits of your imagination. The more you acquire, the more your imagination will expand. What is unimaginable today might become imaginable tomorrow. But there will always be new realms that have yet to be explored.

Adapted from Creating Affluence, by Deepak Chopra (New World Library, 1993).

Why Meditation Matters in Healthcare! Five Simple Reasons.

October 20th, 2011 by

Today I came across this insightful article from Jerome Stone. Meditation offers improved quality of life for healthcare professionals and their patients. Meditation matters in healthcare because it 1.) helps our minds deal with suffering, 2.) inspires compassion, 3.) helps us to show up – present, 4.) helps us to pay attention to our environment, and 5.) helps to relieve stress.