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On this fractured morning: a call to connect

I don’t know how or when you started your day. Me? I did what I nearly always do: petted the cat, reached for the remote, and waited for the weather forecast. The horrible news from Las Vegas is what I … finish reading On this fractured morning: a call to connect

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Listening to Silence

Not all meditation practices are silent, but those that are might offer a special health benefit that is simply the silence itself. Scientists and doctors have known for decades that loud noises are dangerous, and can cause hearing loss, both … finish reading Listening to Silence

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Nature Calls

The earth is slowly waking. Crocuses are stretching towards the sky. The first daffodils have appeared. The scent of winter daphne hovers in the air between Eliot and the lawn. It’s time to get outside again. No more hibernating in my Office … finish reading Nature Calls

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Worms by Carl Dennis

On this Thanksgiving, take a few moments to feel the nature of thankfulness. As thoughts arise – What am I thankful for? Whom am I indebted to? Which of the gifts I have received have been larger, which smaller? – just … finish reading Worms by Carl Dennis

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Notice Each Step

I recently told how researchers have documented beneficial changes in brain chemistry and function that follow a quiet walk in nature (see Do Yourself a Favor, July 26). With the return of warm weather (and more likely to follow in … finish reading Notice Each Step

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Do Yourself a Favor

Do yourself a favor and you might just do a favor for everyone around you. How is that possible? Simple. Research shows that you can cultivate positive mental states by slowing down your activity and paying attention to your surroundings.

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