4 Steps To Happiness

4 Steps To Happiness

Posted on: November 4th, 2016 by Kim Hilary

We had the privilege to speak for the Doris Howell Foundation, an organization dedicated to women’s health research and education. What an amazing night! Check out a recap of the evening on their blog ‘The 4 things you can start doing TODAY on your journey to happiness’.  howellfoundation.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-4-things-you-can-start-doing-today.html   Hilary Stokes Ph.D. and Kim Ward […]

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Make a Difference in The World ~ The Buddhist Way

Make a Difference in The World ~ The Buddhist Way

Posted on: February 27th, 2016 by Kim Hilary

Life as a Spiritual Practice One of our favorite times to meditate is at the gym. This isn’t a formal eyes closed practice, visualizing big muscles or meditating on good form. Rather we have found the gym to provide the perfect forum to send compassionate well-wishes to those around us. We are practicing a version […]

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4 Game-Changing Brain Science Discoveries Redefining Happiness

4 Game-Changing Brain Science Discoveries Redefining Happiness

Posted on: October 30th, 2015 by Kim Hilary

Our latest article is inspired by our passion for happiness!! Check in out on psyhcentral.com http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/10/26/4-game-changing-brain-science-discoveries-redefining-happiness/ Hilary Stokes Ph.D. and Kim Ward Ph.D. have been a team for 20 years, specializing in mind, body, spirit psychology. They are the authors of the bestselling books The Happy Map: Your roadmap to the habit of happiness and […]

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Strengthen Your Mind-Body Connection

Strengthen Your Mind-Body Connection

Posted on: September 17th, 2015 by Kim Hilary

We recently attended a concert of meditation music performed by Snatam Kaur and Ajeet Kaur. It was truly heavenly. Afterwards we were talking to each other about the blissful feelings of relaxation we experienced as soon as we heard the soft music and melodic chanting. The sensations of calm and peace that surged through our […]

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7 Ways Your Ego Sabotages Your Meditation Practice (& what to do about it)

7 Ways Your Ego Sabotages Your Meditation Practice (& what to do about it)

Posted on: July 28th, 2015 by Kim Hilary

Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. 
It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there —buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day. — Deepak Chopra On most days we either begin or end our day with a meditation practice.  It has been hands down our […]

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Kale The New Superfood

Kale The New Superfood

Posted on: March 10th, 2012 by Kim Hilary

Super Kale  By Chef Nelda Kale is being touted as a new ‘Super Food’. Kale is now recognized as providing support for the body’s detoxification system helping regulate cleansing at a genetic level. Its anti-inflammatory benefits play a leading dietary role respective to oxidative stress. This green scores 1,000 on the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index. […]

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Meditate to Increase Your Focus

Meditate to Increase Your Focus

Posted on: March 10th, 2012 by Kim Hilary

  De-Clutter Working memory Everyone can agree that achieving your goals takes focus. How do you make something top of mind? The first and most important step to increase focus is to de-clutter your working memory. You have to make room in your mind in order to have the capacity to focus. The most effective […]

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Brain Power: The Cause of Focus

Brain Power: The Cause of Focus

Posted on: March 10th, 2012 by Kim Hilary

Prefrontal Cortex Focus Have you ever put a note on your refrigerator or at your desk and within a week or less discover that you no longer see it? This is a representation of what happens when your working memory gets full. Working memory represent what you are able to focus on as a priority […]

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Focus to Achieve Your Goals

Focus to Achieve Your Goals

Posted on: March 10th, 2012 by Kim Hilary

It is now a few months into the New Year and a good time to evaluate your progress on your goals and intentions. Are you seeing the results you desire? Are you sustaining top of mind focus on your goals and intentions? Are you still feeling inspired and motivated to accomplish what you identified as […]

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February’s Favorite Flavor

February’s Favorite Flavor

Posted on: February 19th, 2012 by Kim Hilary

By Chef Nelda Chocolate’s Unique Chemistry The flavor of chocolate goes beyond Willie Wonka and Valentine’s Day. This secret craving can turn guilt into the best day ever when you understand the science behind the madness. Chocolate’s unique chemistry, taste and sensory properties can make it addictive. It has the perfect mix of sugar and […]

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