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Meditation for Pain: How Meditating Can Reduce Pain More Than Drugs

photo credit: Ingrid Sørensen Have you ever had a chronic injury or illness that caused you a lot of pain no matter what you tried? It can be quite horrible. But did you know that science is now finding that meditation can help reduce pain just as much as pain killers? Fascinating isn’t it? In […]

15 Ways to Make Someone’s Day

photo credit: uonottingham “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – the Dalai Lama Sometimes all it takes is a small gesture to totally change someone’s day. When you sense that someone cares for you or is putting your concerns ahead of their own you […]

Health Secrets: What Secrets for a Healthy Body and Mind Do You Know?

photo credit: jfdervin For over ten years now I have suffered from a painful chest injury. It happened during martial arts training; a stray elbow landed right on my sternum. I tried everything to diagnose and fix it – X-rays, scans, acupuncture, physiotherapy, Chinese herbs – and nothing worked. Until a friend told me to […]

What Does the New Year Mean to You?

photo credit: lanuiop Every year before the New Year ticks over I get a little bit anxious. I start thinking about how I should use this as an opportunity to change a habit or an aspect of my life that I am unhappy with. Perhaps with the promise and strength of a New Year’s Resolution […]

Why Exercise is NOT the Key to Losing Weight

photo credit: John Steven Fernandez Six months ago I weighed 93 kilograms (204 pounds). Today I weigh 83 (182 pounds). In just six months I have dropped a solid 10 kilograms and feel healthier than I have since high school. So how much exercise did I do to achieve that goal? Almost none. In this […]

3 Ways to Deal with Physical Pain and Painful Sickness

photo credit: lpk90901 “If the problem can be solved, why worry? If the problem cannot be solved, worrying will do you no good.” – Shantideva For the last two weeks I’ve been in bed unable to move due to a big ole stone stuck in my saliva gland. Every time I ate (or even thought […]

Floods Worse than Haiti and the Boxing Day Tsunami Combined

image:allvoices.com The floods that are happening right now in Pakistan are devastating. The Secretary General of the UN said that they are a worse disaster than the Haiti earthquake and the Boxing Day Tsunami put together. And the sad thing? No one is donating. Why is no one donating? Government’s often only donate when they […]

Eating Animals: Is It Time We Evolved?

photo credit: robert.molinarius “We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err.” – Henry Beston Is it time to stop eating animals? Is meat really necessary in a world where so many other options exist? Is the practice of […]

Why Your Stress Might be Killing You

photo credit: Christina Spicuzza “Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness” – Richard Carlson A few years ago I went through a rough patch that left me feeling constantly stressed. During that time I started to also see some physical manifestations of that emotional turmoil. One day I went to […]

7 Things Star Wars Can Teach You About Life and Politics

  I was watching Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith last night and was amazed at the depth of wisdom and good advice that comes out of some of those characters. Yoda is like an old Buddhist master, Obi-Wan Kenobi is like an experience Samurai warrior and so on. There is also a lot of […]

Money Stress: How to Talk to Your Husband, Wife or Partner About Money

photo credit: seeveeaar “Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.” – Benjamin Franklin The number one cause for marital arguments in today’s society is money. Financial stress puts a huge strain on the relationship and, […]

The Most Special Day of the Year?

photo credit: hannanik For most of us growing up in the west the most special day is probably Christmas or our birthday. We get lavished with presents, good food and we get to spend the day with our loved ones. But for a significant part of the population the most special day of the year […]

13 Meditation Articles That Could Change Your Life

photo credit: mariskar For thousands and thousands of years meditation has been helping people achieve good health, a long life and lasting happiness. But just as little as 200 years ago you had to travel to India, China or Japan to learn anything about this wonderful practice. Now, however, with the help of scientists and […]

How to Add 10 Years to Your Life: The Do’s & Don’ts

photo credit: gorgeouxness “Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.” – Trotsky It is said that although death is certain, the time of death is most uncertain. Wise people have been trying to teach us this for thousands of years. Long life is considered by many […]

About a Man

photo credit: Paco CT “All of us who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley It’s the 1940s and our man, now just a small boy, is growing up in a middle class family with a bunch of brothers and sisters. […]

5 Life Lessons Your Mom Was Right About

photo credit: laurenfarmer A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. – Tenneva Jordan If you scoured the entire Earth looking for someone who has shown more kindness to you than your own mother you would be gone […]

Ethical Dilemma #7 – Would You Forgive/Help a Murderer?

photo credit: bogers The Ethical Dilemma discussions that we have here at The Daily Mind are fast becoming my favorite time of the month. I love sitting back and watching your educated but passionate comments roll in. Sometimes I get a laugh out of them, sometimes I walk away really quite upset. But I always […]

Sound Sleep: How to Get to Sleep Easier

photo credit: Newsbie Pix You spend close to 50% of your life in sleep. So why is it that we often fail to do it properly? We spend years going to university, school and work to perfect our waking selves, but we spend almost zero time learning how to sleep well. Fascinating. And perhaps a […]

Say What You Need to Say. Here.

photo credit: joesflickr “Take all of your wasted honor, Every little past frustration, Take all of your so called problems, Better put em in quotations. Say what you need to say.” – John Mayer, Say. Imagine you had something to say to someone close to you but they died before you mustered up the courage. […]

The Lifetime Guide to Staying Emotionally Healthy

“A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.” – Vernon Howard Stress, depression, panic attacks and anxiety. The modern world is overflowing with emotional problems of all different kinds. And chances are you or someone you know has suffered from some form of emotionally unhealthy state. So how can we avoid these problems? Are there […]