5 Scientific Reasons To Practice Meditation

by GEM Magazine / May 28, 2015 / Comments

Meditation practices were once shrouded in a mystical cloak of spirituality, as religious or New Age-y, but these days, mindfulness has been getting its fair share of attention as a pathway to greater happiness and well-being. It’s understandable that there are skeptics wary of what is starting to seem like more of a trend than a longterm solution, as mindfulness has become more of a buzzword than anything else.

How Mindfulness Can Enhance Your Happiness.

by GEM Magazine / May 12, 2015 / Comments

"It is the mind that translates good and bad circumstances into happiness or misery. So happiness comes with the purging of mental toxins, such as hatred, compulsive desire, arrogance and jealousy, which literally poison the mind. It also requires that one cease to distort reality and that one cultivate wisdom." Matthieu Ricard

How Meditation Can Help Stop Negative Thought Patterns

by GEM Magazine / Apr 29, 2015 / Comments

Until I learned the practice of mindfulness meditation, I was a prisoner of my own thoughts. When we believe that all the thoughts we have are the truth, our possibilities can be restricted by limiting beliefs that could potentially obstruct our full potential.