meditation

Celebs

Fully aware of the myriad of ways in which social media benefits her career, Perry said that she thinks it’s essential that everyone take at least a few moments a day to clear their heads sans internet. READ MORE »


Style

Artist Liz West has created a room lit by 250 differently-colored fluorescent lights and mirrored so that it looks like it goes on infinitely the celebrate the UNESCO Year of Light at England’s National Media Museum. The artwork creates white light through the combination of color – colored light being defracted from white light –READ MORE »


health

Let the colors bring you to a happier place. READ MORE »


Style

Because we can’t all hop a flight to Bali to “find ourselves” on a yoga retreat. READ MORE »


News

Good news! Coloring is a dang good de-stressing tool for adults. Time to get some colored pencils and get to work!
Psychologist Gloria Martínez Ayala says that the benefits of coloring lie between focusing our attention on fine motor movements and on the logic of color-matching. So while it’s a great distraction from stressors,… READ MORE »


News

Oh thank goodness, someone finally says that mindfulness practice isn’t for everyone. Neuroscientist Catherine Kerr studies the effects of mindfulness practice on the brain, and is a practitioner herself, but denies that it is the emotional and scientific wonderdrug it’s been made out to be.
Kerr was an author on a 2005 paper that… READ MORE »


News

Yogis, rejoice! O’Hare International Airport in Chicago now has a yoga room! The room is open from 6 am – 10 pm, and according to aviation commissioner Rosemarie Andolino, it serves as an “oasis for passengers.” O’Hare is one of the nation’s busiest airports, so an oasis is exactly what its visitors probably need! Chicago’s… READ MORE »


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For the month of February, Kate is taking part in Sharon Salzberg’s 28-Day Meditation Challenge. Kate already shared her feelings on week one and week two of the program. Here’s her thoughts going into week three.

An annoying thing happened this week with my meditation. There’s no good way to put it: I simply… READ MORE »


News

For the month of February, Kate is taking part in Sharon Salzberg’s 28-Day Meditation Challenge. Last week, Kate shared her feelings on starting the program. Here’s week two.

On Sunday, before the Super Bowl, I found myself in the grocery store, waiting on an epic line to buy a carton of eggs I’d forgotten… READ MORE »


News

I am the opposite of new-agey. I have only gone to a psychic once, in New Orleans, and tuned out immediately when it was obvious that homegirl had no idea what she was talking about. I have never been very interested in horoscopes, mostly because the attributes ascribed to my sign, Taurus—stubborn, down-to-earth, bullheaded—never seemed… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

The way Francesco broke up with me was as simple as it was shocking. It was a Saturday afternoon in July and we’d just seen a movie at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Riding the subway back downtown, we sat side by side, him in an inexplicable and smoldering silence. Then… READ MORE »


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A Tibetan man named Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche has earned the title of “the happiest man in the world.” But how did he get that way? Rinpoche says he suffered from anxiety when he was a kidlet, but cured himself through meditation. He’s done a bunch of years-long (ack!) meditation retreats with Tibetan masters, who’ve done… READ MORE »