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Young Adults and Addiction: The Benefits of Inpatient Care

For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

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Jack Kornfield

Clinical psychologist, meditation instructor and author

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Sharon Salzberg

Co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society and magazine...

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Stephan Bodian

Meditation teacher and author of Meditation for Dummies

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Your Journey Begins

Meditation is an ancient way to create more calm and balance in your life.

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Meditation Defined

Meditation Defined

Focus your mind on one thought to achieve a higher state of consciousness.

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A Still Space

If you plan to make meditation a regular practice, set aside a place for it.

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A Simple Breathing Exercise

Have you ever had one of those moments where you realize you're holding your breath?

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One Thousand Thoughts

"I can't possibly meditate-I have 1,000 thoughts racing through my mind!"

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