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Popes throughout History: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Catholicism regards St. Peter as the first pope, handpicked by Jesus Christ himself, according to the Gospel of St. Matthew (16:18), when Jesus said, “You are Peter and on this rock I will build my church [more…]

The Catholic Pope: His Job and How He's Elected

Known worldwide and to Catholics as thepope, the bishop of Rome is the supreme and visible head of the Catholic Church. The pope has a slew of other titles, but the most common and best-known ones are [more…]

Ten Things You Should Know About Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI was elected in 2007 by the College of Cardinals, and he resigned in 2012. Controversies were a part of his tenure. He was the 265th pope in Roman Catholic Church history and the first [more…]

Discover Online Courses to Expand Your Mindfulness Experience

Mindfulness has been taught face to face for centuries. However, with the advent of the Internet, you are not limited to the United Kingdom or wherever you call home; you have the potential to learn mindfulness [more…]

The Best Mindfulness Websites

No matter whether you live within the United Kingdom or elsewhere, if you search for ‘mindfulness’ online, you’ll literally get millions of results. How can you tell the wheat from the chaff? Here are [more…]

Share Lashings of Mindfulness with Children's Books

Practising mindfulness is not something you want to keep to yourself. If you have discovered new insights, why not share that experience with the children in your life? Here are a few mindful book choices [more…]

Find Inspiration in Books for Adults

Practising mindfulness on your own and working things out yourself in your little corner of the United Kingdom is all well and good, but you’ll find many benefits to accessing the knowledge and experience [more…]

Mindful Poetry Can Expand Your Mindfulness Experience

Poetry can use words to point towards deeper insights about mindfulness, wisdom and compassion – concepts that are often beyond words and common to cultures beyond the boundaries of the United Kingdom. [more…]

Enjoy the Magic of Mindful Movies

There's no better way to expand your mindfulness experience beyond the physical boundaries of the United Kingdom and to expand your insights than to enjoy movies that are mindfully inclined. [more…]

Expand Your Mindfulness by Listening to CDs

Sometimes, lying on your bed listening to a guided meditation is just what you need for a really deep mindfulness experience. Listening to a quality CD can transfer you beyond the United Kingdom and really [more…]

Delve Deeper into Mindfulness by Going on a Retreat

Retreats, available in the United Kingdom, the United States, France and elsewhere, offer an opportunity to deepen your mindfulness practice in a safe and peaceful environment. Everyone should try at least [more…]

How to Do a Three-Minute Mindfulness Exercise

Mindfulness exercises and meditations train your brain to be focused and calm. With better focus you’re more productive, feel more in control of your life and are happier. Mindfulness leads to lower levels [more…]

Developing Mindful Attitudes to Life

When practising mindfulness, you can bring certain attitudes to your experience to really get the most out of living mindfully. Here are the key attitudes: [more…]

Four Tips to be More Mindful in Your Daily Life

The great thing about mindfulness is that it’s more than just meditation. You can practice mindfulness any time. You can do mindful walking, mindful eating and even mindful speaking and listening. And [more…]

Overcoming Common Problems with Mindfulness Meditation

Here are the three most common issues or problems some people have with doing mindfulness meditation, and some tips and suggestions for overcoming them successfully. [more…]

Mindfulness Workbook for Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Mindfulness, put simply, means a present-moment awareness. The more mindful you are, the more you’re aware of your surroundings as well as what’s going on in your head, heart and body. A greater level [more…]

A Timeline of Taoist History

Taoism encompasses a wide range of beliefs, practices, and cultural traditions, and its history has often followed a “Way” of complicated twists and turns. Here’s a brief timeline that lays out the basic [more…]

Important Branches of Taoism

There have historically been many different types of Taoism, and it’s sometimes hard to keep them all straight or understand how they relate to one another. Here’s a brief summary of the different historical [more…]

Key Taoists in History

The origin of Taoism reaches back as far as prehistoric China, and has had a strong influence over Chinese culture throughout its history. The following people shaped Taoism over time, making it what it [more…]

Taoism For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You may be familiar with Taoism the way your parents were familiar with the music you and your friends listened to when you were a kid. But a lot of what you know about Taoism may be a little fuzzy. To [more…]

Celebrating the Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah

Bar Mitzvah means "son of the commandment," and Bat Mitzvah means "daughter of the commandment." Jewish tradition says that when girls turn 12 and boys turn 13, they take on new responsibilities in the [more…]

Attending Your First Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah

Many people — Jewish and non-Jewish — get invited to a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah ceremony sooner or later, making it one of the most visible Jewish rituals. Nonetheless, some folks turn down the invitation [more…]

Five Jewish People Who Have Contributed to the Arts

Judaism — more than a religion, a set of ideas, or a system of ethics — is a People. Here are five famous Jewish people who have contributed to literature and film. [more…]

Seven Jewish People Who Contributed to History

The Jewish people have made tremendous contributions to politics, law, religion, and science. Here are just a few notable Jewish thinkers — names of people you should know for their contributions to society [more…]

Understanding the Jewish Calendar

The Jewish calendar isn't just a tool for observing the passage of time. Judaism marks and celebrates time in a number of ways — holidays, Shabbat, the weekly readings of specific portions of the Torah [more…]

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