Buddhist chaplains on the rise in US, offering broad appeal

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wedged into a recliner in the corner of her assisted living apartment in Portland, Skylar Freimann, who has a terminal heart condition and pulmonary illness, anxiously eyed her newly arrived hospital bed on a recent day and worried over how she would maintain independence as she further loses mobility.

There to guide her along the journey

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An unintended consequence of mindfulness

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You’ve had a stressful day at work, so, like millions of other people, you open up Calm or Headspace on your smartphone and do some mindful meditation — concentrating on your bodily sensations, “observing” your thoughts in the moment. Research has shown that this is likely to have benefits: Mindful meditation reduces anxiety, depression and

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Alanis Morissette is releasing a meditation album and it all

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Alanis Morissette is to release an album of music composed as an aid to meditation. The Storm Before The Calm will be released on June 17, and will guide fans, yogis and yoginis through 11 different meditations. The album was co-written with Dave Harrington from electronic music duo Darkside.

“Meditating rests my interior,” explains Morissette, “to the point where I

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How to boost your attention and ability to function with

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Whether you’re driving a car with children yelling in the backseat or trying to read a book in a coffee shop while someone talks loudly on their phone, attention is essential for navigating and interacting with the world.

However, attention has a limited capacity, meaning we can only process so many things at once. This is why it’s essential to

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Yoga expert on 8 wonderful benefits of morning meditation |

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Morning is considered the most productive, energetic and positive time of the day as one is usually fresh after a good night’s sleep. Setting a morning routine not only helps you structure your day better but also contribute to your overall well-being. It’s true that the first thing you do after waking up can define the rest of your day.

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Will exercise, meditation or reiki help if you can’t find a

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In mid-2021, a crisis with her husband prompted Lillie Marshall, 40, of Boston to look for a couples’ therapist. Although she contacted more than 40 practitioners, she could not find one to counsel them. She was in “utter misery,” she said, and tried to ease her mental anguish with daily walks, meditation, writing, drawing and

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