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articles by: Ed and Deb Shapiro

5 Ways To Go Out Of Your Mind And Get Happy

You know what it’s like when you get stressed, as if you’re going out of your mind: “Oh no, I’m losing it, I’m going crazy, I can’t take any more.” And how the more thoughts you have like this the mor…

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Become a Guru in Just 2 Weekends

Every day we get sent emails proclaiming the latest discovery, teacher or workshop that we MUST do if we are to have lasting happiness and self-mastery. Each proclaims that if we follow their instruct…

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5 Ways Meditation Makes You Kinder

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. The Dalai Lama When we were on our honeymoon we had the joy to sit with the Dalai Lama at his residence in McLeod Ganj, India. He held our hands…

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Paul McCartney, Richard Gere & Deepak Chopra Lead Us Toward Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a hot buzzword at the moment, furthered by TIME Magazine having The Mindful Revolution on its front cover. But what does mindfulness look like in practice? What difference does it make …

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10 Ways Mindfulness Turns Fear Into An Ally

At first glance you might not put mindfulness and fear together, or think that one can counterbalance the other. But while mindfulness invites us to be present with fear rather than run from it, it al…

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4 Ways Mindfulness Transforms Your Life (As It Did For the Seahawks!)

There’s an amazing epidemic sweeping America and it’s a healthy, vital and enriching one. In every walk of life people are hearing about the value and importance of mindfulness and meditation. For ins…

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Super Bowl and TIME Magazine Both Focus on Mindfulness

Guess what, we all meditate! We may be unaware of this because we believe meditation means sitting still and closing our eyes. However, the moment we focus attention on one thing and bring the mind in…

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Meditation Awakens Your Inner Joy

Within you is a fountain of joy, within you is an ocean of bliss! Swami Sivananda While in Greece we were invited to a local village dance. It was to be held in a nearby field, and we were fascinat…

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Mindfulness Meditation Is The Direct Way To Happiness

We often wonder what our lives would be like without meditation or mindfulness. We were talking with our partner, neuroscientist and yogi Brian Jones, about this recently who said, “With all the mass …

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How to Avoid Negativity With Mindfulness

Did you ever get into a heated argument with someone over a meaningless issue, only to find that encounter constantly replaying itself in your head, as if it’s stuck to you like glue? You don’t want t…

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about Ed and Deb Shapiro

You can learn more in our book, Be The Change: How Meditation Can Transform You and the World, forewords by the Dalai Lama and Robert Thurman, with contributors Marianne Williamson, Jane Fonda, Ram Dass, Byron Katie and others. Our 3 meditation CD’s: Metta—Loving kindness and Forgiveness; Samadhi–Breath Awareness and Insight; and Yoga Nidra–Inner Conscious Relaxation, are available at: EdandDebShapiro.com

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