A dear friend and mentor recently reminded me of a Ram Dass, quote: “If you want to see how enlightened you are, go and spend a week with your family.” If you don't relate to the Hallmark version of the holidays with your family, read this post for some much-needed stress relief!
Gratitude doesn’t always feel like a natural state, especially during difficult times, yet with daily practice, it becomes a life-changing habit. Learn tips on how to flex your "gratitude muscle" even in difficult times and reap your destiny...
On November 9. 2022, the Journal of American Medical Association Psychiatry (JAMA) published the first study to compare the effectiveness of meditation against standard drug therapy. Read the positive meditation affirming results!
We are grateful to announce that after a brief hiatus Kathy Grant, one of HBI’s founding board members, has returned to serve our organization once again!
Park & Battery announced its partnership with Heart Based Institute (HBI) to offer a fundamentally different approach to meditation that aligns the heart and mind to reduce stress, alleviate burnout, enhance resiliency, and promote calmness and happiness. Park & Battery is offering the program at no cost as part of their commitment and comprehensive approach to well-being for employees and clients.
Coined as the “Inner Pandemic," depression, self-harm and suicide rates are exponentially rising among American adolescents. Learn how connecting with the heart can help teens discover inner connection and peace, overcome burdens, and find their way.
It’s a bleak picture that Cohen evokes in his song, and yet there is something that hits a deep chord when it comes to seeing where we are on the planet right now and understanding how we got here. One thing is very clear: more than ever in this fragmented world, we need to rely on our heart and its connection to the true Source of Love within each of us if we are to find our way. Cohen’s words also herald the promise that a global waking-up is underway for which an open heart is key...
In Part 1 of this continuing series, Dr. John Faherty shares how he discovered his new occupational calling and how he integrates using the spiritual heart in his chiropractic work with his wide variety of animal clients.
In the last article of this 4-part series, Dr. Rubenstein addresses the following misconception: If my heart really opens, will I lose control of who I am? We hold onto the idea of control because we have convinced ourselves that this is how we remain free to be “who we are.” Understand that this false sense of control is not who we really are.
In part 3 of the series, Dr. Rubenstein addresses the following misconception: Will I pick up other people's negative energy if my heart opens? Learn why an open heart rather than a contracted, self-protected one is actually the safest place to be!
As we count down to 2022, we wanted to share a few quotes to inspire a fresh and heartful start to the New Year. Kicking things off with a positive attitude is key.
In addition to joy and connection, we know that the holidays can be a time of stress and overwhelm for many. The holidays can also trigger grief as we remember loved ones who aren’t present. Taking a heart based approach to navigating the holidays provides a natural way to find internal peace and comfort and to help ease difficult emotions such as sadness, anxiety and depression. Learn simple ways to be more heartful during this holiday season.