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Heart-Based Living

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“Heart-Based Living refers to all intentions and actions that express qualities of the heart in daily life,” Doc writes on the Heart-Based Living website. “These heart qualities can include things like appreciating or caring for others, expressing kindness to those around you, and giving back by volunteering to work with others to relieve suffering in humans or animals and to help the planet.”

Many of us would like to express heart qualities more often in our day-to-day lives. Learning to connect with and live from the heart during the busy-ness of life takes practice, but it is a practice that gives back to us tremendously as we do it.

Doc discusses how practicing Heart-Based Living will increase your capacity, even in chaotic times, to manage your emotional energy and greatly reduce your stress deficit. One of the most important and empowering aspects of practicing Heart-Based Living is learning to discern your heart intuition from your mind’s ambitions and to follow your heart. The energy saved by following your heart’s discernment reduces your personal stress and enhances your creative problem-solving capabilities.

Institute of HeartMath researches and teaches people how to live life from the heart and to use the qualities of the heart – gratitude, compassion, love and caring, among others – to improve mental, emotional and physical health and well-being.

Heart-based living empowers co-creation with others for the benefit of all. In the planetary shift going on, more people living from the heart can create rapid, positive global change.

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Sara, from the HeartMath Institute

Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.


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12:09AM PDT on Jul 9, 2013

A very good way to live. Thanks for sharing!

5:00AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

thanks for sharing

12:09PM PDT on Jun 12, 2011

Thanks for this lovely article.

12:17PM PDT on Jun 8, 2011

Good article...thanks

10:31AM PDT on Jun 8, 2011

thanks for the wonderful article.

2:00PM PDT on Jun 7, 2011

Lovely. thanks for posting.

11:35AM PDT on Jun 7, 2011


12:36AM PDT on Jun 7, 2011

Thank for a very nice article

6:26PM PDT on Jun 6, 2011

I have lived my life that way to a large degree and it's caused frustration for more practical family and friends. One has to choose carefully when making important decisions sometimes because even when coming from a good place, the mind is sometimes right, and one's heart can still be fickle.

4:33PM PDT on Jun 6, 2011

Very lovely, thank you.

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