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Dalai Lama: 18 Rules of life

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. Follow the three Rs: Respect for SelfRespect for othersResponsibility for all actions 4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. 5. Learn the rules so you know how to

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A Little Obsessive

I am Corinne Bates, and I am the daughter of melloBe’s CEO and founder, Julia Bates. My mom created the melloBe for me when my chronic illness, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), was at its worst. She had read about the impact meditation can have on the autonomic nervous system. Unfortunately sitting up straight in

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5 Reasons to Sit on the Floor or a Meditation Cushion

Humans are meant to sit on the ground. Our evolved anatomy is best suited for active sitting, not lounging. While chairs and couches are comfy, they disrupt our natural posture. Sitting on unsupportive surfaces can be the cause for decreased core strength and flexibility.  When you need to sit, it’s a good idea to sit on something that

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Can you be forgetful and mindful?

We so often think in either/or scenarios. I am either this or that. When this is rarely true about any part of our lives. We are neither good or bad, we are a mixture of both. We also think if we profess to train at something like kickboxing or skeet shooting,  etc. we should automatically

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Why Now?

Now to answer the  “why now” question. I hear from people everyday how stressed they are, how stressed their children are and so on. We live in a world that is so different from any world any other humans lived in, in the history of man. We have access to most anything we want in

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Introduction to Mindfulness

MY NAME IS JULIA BATES AND I WOULD LIKE TO HELP GIVE SOME INSIGHTS INTO LIVING MINDFULLY. SO YOU MAY BE WONDERING WHY ME AND WHY NOW. First, let me tell you why me. I found a book on yoga and meditation when I was 17 ( many many years ago). I read it and

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mello{be} is live!

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW WEBSITE AND ONLINE STORE! This post marks the start of a new chapter – the launch of mellobe.co! We are thrilled to share our meditation cushions, and thought you might like hearing our story. mello{be} began seven years ago, when my daughter, Corey, became chronically ill. As a mother and nurse, I wanted

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Research on Neuroplasticity

https://hbr.org/2015/01/mindfulness-can-literally-change-your-brain Research has proven the brain can reorganize itself with Mindful Meditation. In one study by Sara Lazar, MRI  revealed that experienced meditators had a thicker cortex than non-meditators. This was particularly true for brain areas associated with attention, interoception and sensory processing. A study showed increase in grey matter in the brainstem which influences

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A Poem by Wendell Barry

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s life may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the

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