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Bob Roth & “Accessing Inner Calm” on ABC News

Bob Roth is one of the most experienced and sought-after meditation teachers in America. Over the past 50 years, Bob has taught the Transcendental Meditation technique to many thousands of people and is the author of the definitive book on the subject, the New York Times bestseller “Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation” (Simon and Schuster, 2018). As […]

The Pleasant Parallels of TM and Day-To-Day Life

Bob Roth said something before going into a meditation that was a game changer for not only my TM practice but also my life. On one of Bob’s group meditation calls (which I highly recommend) just before the meditation started he said: Start the meditation without any expectation of any results. Hm. That landed on me and left an instant […]

A Journalist’s Story of Addiction & Recovery

The following is written by multimedia journalist, Dana Knowles, and originally published on Rocky Mountain PBS.  DENVER — I’m not anonymous anymore. I’ve taken my story out of dark church basements to shine a light on my experiences. I’ve given keynote speeches in ballrooms filled with hundreds of counselors and health care workers. I’ve participated in public service campaigns. I’ve […]

Ecotherapists Are Working to Make the Outdoors More Inclusive

Awe-inspiring natural spaces in the U.S., like national parks, are also tarnished with racist histories, according to Tracy Perkins, an assistant professor at Arizona State University who studies social inequality and environmental justice. Many environmental conservation efforts starting in the late 1800s were led by eugenicists, like Madison Grant, to create spaces for white people to get fresh air and […]

The Lessons of Nothingness From Maverick Zen Monks

WASHINGTON — When the country heaves, when the stress levels spike, a little nothingness goes a long way. “Mind Over Matter: Zen in Medieval Japan,” at the Freer Gallery of Art (an arm of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art), is a show of ravishing absence: a stark and beautiful exhibition where form is plunged into silence, and the […]

How a Celebrity Divorce Lawyer Spends Her Sundays

Nancy Chemtob, a matrimonial lawyer, has helped Mary-Kate Olsen, Tory Burch, Bobby Flay and other celebrities get divorced. After practicing for decades as the founding partner of Chemtob Moss Forman & Beyda, one of the largest matrimonial firms in New York City, Ms. Chemtob went through a divorce herself, in 2012. Her divorce was horrific and unexpected, she said. But […]

My Life Without Meditation | Transcendental Meditation® Blog

The following is written by Karlie Everhart and originally published on her blog.  I started meditating ten years ago. At the time, I had suffered from intermittent bouts of anxiety and was looking for a way to calm the surmounting pressure I constantly applied to myself. The only new-agey person I was familiar with was Gabrielle Bernstein, so I bought […]

#VanLife, From the Passenger Seat

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. When my friend Caity Weaver called me out of the blue to propose joining her for a weeklong excursion in a camper van, I thought, this could be amazing, followed immediately by, could this be a huge mistake? I suspect […]

Saweetie Shares Her Meditation Practice

Meditation helps me center myself. One of my mentors told me about it, and I started last October. With it, I get myself out of difficulties and any problems I’m facing — it’s about alignment, recentering and refreshing my body, spirit, soul and mind. When I meditate, I like to listen to soothing music and surround myself with plants and […]

How to Choose a Mental Health App

With therapists in high demand and long waiting lists that make it challenging to find a provider, using a mental health app might seem like a tempting and relatively inexpensive way to get help. These apps claim to help with issues as varied as addiction, sleeplessness, anxiety and schizophrenia, often by using tools like games, therapy chatbots or mood-tracking diaries. […]