Well-being A successful society is one where economic activity delivers high levels of sustainable wellbeing for all its citizens. NEF has been researching wellbeing – how people experience their lives and flourish - for over a decade. Our work seeks to understand, measure and positively influence wellbeing, develop ways of integrating it into policy, and promoting it as an alternative measure of progress. Key Facts
Redesign My Brain : ABC TV Dr. Michael Merzenich, PhD, is one of the scientists responsible for our current understanding of brain plasticity – the notion that the brain can change itself at any age. For nearly 50 years, Dr. Merzenich and his colleagues have conducted seminal research defining the functional organisation of the auditory and somatosensory nervous systems. Research on cortical plasticity conducted in his laboratory has greatly contributed to our understanding of the phenomenology of brain plasticity across the human lifetime. Free Membership Required No matter what age or ability you're at right now - from elite athlete to couch potato - we've developed simple-to-use fitness programs that are a perfect fit for the new you! We've all made fitness resolutions only to see them fade away even before they even get started - but not this year! With all these easy-to-follow programs right at your fingertips (online, mobile apps, eBooks and in print), you'll stick with your fitness resolutions and meet your goals!
10 Recommended Books on Christian Meditation A Facebook friend recently asked me, “Hey Carl, what are your ten top books on meditation?” I hope this is a useful list. I’ve listed the books in the order in which I would recommend them. You Know You Want Sexy Abs! The next month or two of work on Xanga 2.0 is going to be busy, so I wanted to share with everyone a roadmap of how we’re thinking about things! We’re dividing the work on this project into four basic phases. Phase 1. Data migration As described here, we’ve imported over every account that we have on Xanga over to the new system so that anyone who could sign into Xanga can still sign into Xanga 2.0. (Try it here!) Men, Women, and the Race to Lose Weight - Weight Center -EverydayHealth.com Men seem to win the weight-loss race every time, but that doesn't mean women should get discouraged. There are some strategies you can use to level the dieting field. Ladies, if you've ever tried to lose weight alongside your husband, partner, boyfriend, or any male acquaintance, you've probably experienced a little frustration when you compared your weight-loss rates. If you've halved your calories while running miles on the track and still can't lose weight as fast as he can, take heart: There is a reason for it. But don't think men have it that easy — losing weight is hard work, no matter who's doing it. Why Men Lose Weight Faster
Alternate Day Fasting If you are one of those who can tolerate the crankiness accompanied with fasting, then alternate day fasting could be a practical way to reduce calories. Alternate day fasting is a type of diet plan in which one day of fasting is interchanged with one day of eating. Research shows that food deprivation every alternate day is easier for people to check their calorie count as compared to daily calorie counting.
When I was in college, I went off to the mountains for a weekend of hiking with an older, wiser friend of twenty-two. After setting up our tent, we sat by a stream, watching the water swirl around rocks, talking about our lives. At one point she described how she was learning to be “her own best friend.” A wave of sadness came over me, and I broke down sobbing. I was the furthest thing from my own best friend. A New Years Meditation On What Really Matters Most - Mrs. Mindfulness Happy Holidays! It’s such a potent time of year isn’t it? It’s a time of endings and beginnings as we close one year and begin a fresh new year. Many of us are thinking about new years resolutions and taking stock at this time, but how many of those typical resolutions are just ‘self’ improvement projects (which means we’re trying to get more, be more or have more) rather than ways to actually embrace the life we already have right here and now?
How To Live Your Truth: Identifying Your Values & Mastering Mindful Living - Mrs. Mindfulness Do you know what the most common regret people express on their deathbed is? It’s “I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” This blog post is about how not to have that regret on your deathbed. So, what stops people from living a life that’s true to them? Two things. The first thing that stops people from living a life that’s true to them is the fact that they never defined or got clear on what’s true to them.