Monthly Archives: January 2014

Meditation Basics

January 26th, 2014|

There are many types of meditation: religious and nonreligious, walking and sitting, silent and chanting, with mantras and without, and more. When just getting started, many people find it helpful to practice with one of the most basic of them all:  breathing meditation (also known as ‘mindfulness of breathing’). The general goal of this meditation is to focus on –or be mindful of– your breathing, and only your breathing, for a set period of time.

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5 Ways Compassion Increases Happiness and Well-Being

January 20th, 2014|

Compassion can change your life and increase your levels of happiness and well-being.  Sound too good to be true?  Not for hundreds of students, professionals, and community members who have been trained in compassion over the past couple years through well-known universities like Emory University in Atlanta, GA and Stanford University in northern California.  You might be thinking: People were actually “trained in compassion”?  That sounds like some sort of court-assigned program for people with […]