Topic: meditation

Meditation: Sitting Still Is The New Career Move

Meditation: Sitting Still Is The New Career Move

No doubt you have already heard about the benefits of meditation—decreased stress and anxiety, greater focus, and increased creativity. You may have even meditated on occasion, even without developing a consistent practice.

What you may not have realized is that institutions filled with ambitious, stressed-out high achievers working in very intense environments have started to teach meditation to help improve performance. More »

Mallika Chopra On Finding Her Path Before Working With Her Dad, Deepak

Mallika Chopra On Finding Her Path Before Working With Her Dad, Deepak

When Mallika Chopra was young, her father was a stressed-out immigrant doctor who impressed on his children the importance of hard work and education. As Mallika was growing up, her father, Deepak Chopra, was transforming himself into an internationally recognized figure in the world of mind-body medicine. Now, father and daughter are working together — along with Mallika’s brother Gotham — to launch The Chopra Well, a new YouTube lifestyle channel devoted to health and wellness. She spoke with me last week about building her career apart from her family, making work calls from the car on the way to soccer practice, and why working with her family drives her just a little crazy every once in a while. More »

The Blissology Project Might Just Get Me Through Thanksgiving Stress

The Blissology Project Might Just Get Me Through Thanksgiving Stress

For me, the time period between now and about, oh, I’d say 2012 is usually filled with a crazed schedule, lots of un-fun “budget” problems, family drama, and better access to cookie platters than kale salads. Which leads to stress, erratic eating, missed workouts, bad sleep, and a compromised immune system (hi, cold & flu season: it’s me again). And yoga—one of the few things that counteracts the toll of the holidays on my body—often seems like one more (stressful) think to add to my too-long to-do list. Which is why I’m not just happy that Blisstree is partnering with Eoin Finn‘s Blissology Project because we get to offer you 30 days of yoga for $10; I’m happy because it might just get me through Thanksgiving stress, too.

The $10 pass gets you access to an online video library of yoga classes led by Eoin Finn: yoga teacher, TED talker, and founder of the Blissology project, whose happiness and calm is contagious (even through streaming video). You also get access to the Blissology Project Booklet, which outlines Eoin’s mission as well as the principles of his 30-day “Commit to Bliss” program: This is the part that might get me (and you) through Thanksgiving. More »