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Dozens of Real-Life Jedis Are Finding Mental Relief and Mindfulness Through Lightsaber Classes

In a community center not so far away, Star Wars fans are battling it out like Jedi knights at a lightsaber combat academy. Intergalactic Saber...

How Mindfulness Shattered My Pain Perception

Instead of resorting to medication, this woman used the greatest pain management tool of all: her mind.

Meditation and Mindfulness Tips to Combat Everyday Worries and Life’s Big Questions

Life can be overwhelming for everyone – but that doesn't mean that you have to succumb to the stress and waste your time being anxious.

What Mindfulness Has Taught Me About My Father’s Suicide

My father died 39 years ago, just a few days after my thirteenth birthday. Since he chose to take his own life, Father’s Day...

10 Easy Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness

Have you ever wondered what it means to live in the present? Aren't we all here, now, in the present? Technically, yes, but for so...
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Marines Studying Mindfulness-Based Training

The U.S. Marine Corps, seeing a record suicide rate and thousands of veterans with post-traumatic stress, is studying how to help its troops by...

Learn What 370 Schools Are Now Teaching in a Massive New Mental Health Research Trial

One of the world’s largest trials ever undertaken in the realm of mental health is now underway in the classrooms of hundreds of schools...

New Research Says That Art Therapy Reduces Stress-Related Headaches By Up to 40% for Teenage Girls

Researchers were surprised to discover that art therapy reduced the amount of headaches that teenage girls experienced from school-related stress.

NYC Man Uses Haiku to Battle Street Honking—His ‘Honku’ Poems Rallied a Community (MOTH Monday)

In our latest episode of Moth Monday, a creative Brooklyn man uses haiku poetry to battle street honking—and his Honku poems brought together his community.

The Crazy Things People Would Do to Get a Year of Perfect Sleep

People would do some pretty crazy things if it meant they were guaranteed a good night's sleep 365 evenings in a row.

People Are Happier After Yoga Classes, But Try These Quirky Yoga Themes for Extra Fun

Yoga has been a beloved source of relaxation, exercise, and discipline for thousands of years – and it's now being used as a source...

7 Ways to Navigate Uncomfortable Conversations at the Holiday Dinner Table

If you're dreading whatever awkward topics are bound to come up at the holiday dinner table, here's 7 ways to steer conversation into lighter directions.

Good News in History, December 8

Today is Bodhi Day— the Buddhist holiday commemorating the day when the Buddha first experienced enlightenment (in sanskrit, known as bodhi) while sitting under...

Good News in History, November 21

This daily column features all the good news, anniversaries and birthdays from this day in history—November 21.

Good News in History, October 4

135 years ago today, the Orient Express travel line commenced from Paris to Constantinople (Istanbul). The long-distance passenger train service created by Compagnie Internationale...

India Adds a New Class to Curriculum at 1,000 Schools: How to Be Happy

With such high rates of stress and anxiety amongst young students, legislators hope the classes will help the kids live mindfully and happily.

How to Follow Negative News Without Getting Depressed

Spoiler alert: it is possible for spiritually-minded individuals to follow current events without feeling discouraged or depressed.

Why You Shouldn’t Accept the First Job: 3 Tips on Spotting Toxic Workplaces for New Grads

While it might seem counterintuitive, you may want to take some advice from Van Halen and check the bathroom stalls of your future workplace.

5 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts to Provide Health, Wellness, Romance, or DNA Tests

After everything that your mother has done for you, do you really just want to settle for flowers when you can get 20% off of a DNA testing kit?

10 Things I Wish I Would Have Told My Kids

Mindfulness is the ability to pay attention to your current experience—both the internal and external—without judgment. Practicing mindfulness allows us to make wiser choices...