TED Talk Thursday – Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

According to TED.com: “When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)”

“Andy Puddicombe wants you to take a break — not just from work, but from your own mind, which is so full of anxieties about the world and anxieties about its own anxieties.To help you do that, Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, co-founded Headspace, a project to make meditation more accessible to more people in their everyday lives. Puddicombe also writes prolifically for the Huffington Post and the Guardian, on the benefits of mindful thinking for healthy living.”

Good advice. Enjoy.

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com: “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

TED Talk Thursday – Robin Morgan: 4 powerful poems about Parkinson’s and growing older

According to TED.com: “When poet Robin Morgan found herself facing Parkinson’s disease, she distilled her experiences into these four quietly powerful poems — meditating on age, loss, and the simple power of noticing.”

“Poet, author, editor and activist Robin Morgan has published more than 20 books, including the Sisterhood Is Powerful anthologies, the best-selling The Demon Lover: The Roots of Terrorism, and six books of poetry. The recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Prize (Poetry) and other honors, and the former editor-in-chief of Ms., she cofounded (with Simone de Beauvoir) the Sisterhood Is Global Institute and cofounded (with Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem) the Women’s Media Center.”

Enjoy this thought provoking talk.

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com: “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

Mandala Monday – Free Mandalas to Color from Energy Magazine

For those of you who like to color mandalas I’ve found a great source for you! There is a free download with information about mandalas as well as a number of mandalas to color at:

Mandalas to color from Energy Magazine

Mandalas to color from Energy Magazine

http://energymagazineonline.com/content_assets/docs/current/mandala-meditations.pdf

And for those of you who are interested in energy healing, or energy as related to any of the topics below, what a great resource this is at http://energymagazineonline.com. Just look at this mother load of articles! Enjoy!!

 

Animals

Arts

Business/Practice Building

Children and Infants

Community

Diseases and Illnesses

Elders

The Energy of Food – Sharon Greenspan

Energy Medicine

Energy Medicine Modalities

Energy Psychology

Energy System (Aura and Chakras)

Essential Energy – Cyndi Dale

Essential Oils

Food

Global Coherence Initiative

Healing Touch

Healing Touch Professional Association HTPA

Health and Healing

Healthcare Facilities

Holistic Health Care

Hospice

Hospital Integration

Journaling

Liability Insurance

Meditation Tools

Memorials

Mentoring

Military and Veterans

Mind/Consciousness

Music

Money as Energy

Nursing

Personal Experiences (Healing Touch)

Practitioner Support – by HTPA

Research

Self Care

Sound

Surgery

Trauma

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!