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Inner Peace Comes to All Who Meditate (Eventually)

If only it were as simple as sitting comfortably, closing your eyes, and welcoming stillness to, ultimately, find inner peace. Oh, wait, it is! All you have to do is maintain a consistent practice.

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This Lung Cancer Survivor Used Meditation to Help Her Run

During her recovery, Linda Wortman used a mindful breathing technique to overcome life's biggest challenge and, to her surprise, go farther than she ever imagined.

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Teaching Your Kids to Meditate

Here's how to help future generations—ages 6 and under, 7 to 12, and 13 and up—get an early start on mindfulness. We assure you, it's well worth the effort and may even bring your family closer.

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Does Divorce Always Lead to Therapy?

Ending a marriage is no ordinary breakup. Needing professional help to move on might be the best course of action for some. Here, Sonima's psychologist offers advice to those uncertain when to seek counseling.

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The Magic of Mindfulness

The kind and compassionate act of befriending your thoughts, rather than trying to control them—or worse, letting them control you—can deeply enrich your life in the most extraordinary ways. Here's how.

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How to Read People Before Sharing Your Opinions

Your family may have encouraged you to be outspoken, but oversharing your thoughts is not always welcome in the real world. Here, Sonima's psychologist offers tips on how to gauge when it's best to speak up or just listen.

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4 Reasons You Should Meditate When You Travel

Mindfulness can make travel a more meaningful experience, starting from the moment you’re in transit to your destination.

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A Mindfulness Program Made for First Responders

This uniquely focused yoga retreat in the Berkshires offers more than just Downward Dogs. Teaching invaluable mindfulness and stress reduction skills, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is putting first responders, well, first for a change.

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A Guide for Falling in Love With the Right Person

Use these smart questions from Sonima's psychologist as a guide to inviting the right romantic partner into your heart.

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How to Feel Inspired, Not Discouraged, by Others’ Joy

When constantly bombarded by others' successes, especially on social media, it's really easy to feel less accomplished. Herein lies the biggest problem with playing the comparison game—you always lose. Here's how to win.

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3 Myths About Astrology You Should Stop Believing

Master Vedic astrologer Sanjeev Verma shares what you really need to know about this powerful ancient practice that is often misunderstood. Separate fact from fiction, and use this cosmic guide to fulfill your destiny.

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Getting a Better Grip on Your Emotions

Some of us feel too much. Others, not enough. Striking a balance plays a key role in cultivating a rich, healthy life and community. Learn how to control your emotions to bring out your best self.

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Break Free of the Past

As you look ahead this year, one goal may be to get beyond past hurt. Here, Sonima's psychologist offers advice on how to let go of what no longer serves you so you can continue to move toward a bright and shiny future.

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Start the New Year With An Open Heart

Rather than make a to-do list of self-improvement projects, like fitting into old jeans or saving money, consider cultivating the person whom you want to be. Hint: It's a feeling, not a tangible thing.

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Manifest Your New Year’s Resolutions Starting Now

Use these two mindfulness strategies to help make your wildest dreams come true in this year.

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