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Real Rehabilitation: Women Inmates Learn Transcendental Meditation

With about 220,000 women in the correctional system, the United States is one of the top incarcerators of women in the world. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, “Only five percent of the world’s female population lives in the U.S., yet nearly one-third of all the female prisoners in the entire world are here in […]


Nurses Need Nourishing Too: New Research Shows TM Reduces Compassion Fatigue

I just learned a new term: “compassion fatigue.” This is what nurses, professional caregivers and first responders experience when they’re too tired, too sad and too stressed to feel normal compassion for their patients. It’s also known as secondary traumatic stress (STS) and is characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time. Having watched many nurses in action during my parents’ multiple […]


Meditation and the Art of Chinese Peony Painting

The experience of practicing Transcendental Meditation and creating a Chinese peony flower painting have a lot in common. The term that comes to mind is ‘effortlessness.’ The practice of TM supports the creative art of Chinese ink and watercolor brush painting; it helps prepare the mind and physiology of the artist to engage in the specific creative […]


Demystifying Happiness: Why Being Happy Is the Best Way to Help Others (Part Two of a Two-Part Series on Happiness)

My husband likes to tell the story of the time we went to see the movie Bridesmaids. Five minutes into the movie, we realized the humor was not the type we enjoyed, and so we planned to exit. But before we could leave, a few people in the theatre started laughing out loud at some […]


Demystifying Happiness: Why Being Happy Is the Best Way to Help Others (Part One of a Two-Part Series on Happiness)

My husband and I were married in India. We spent our honeymoon in a remote government bungalow next to a 3000-year-old Indian village that was small in size, but teeming with peacocks and people. The head schoolmaster, who was one of the few people there who spoke English, proudly took us on a tour to […]


Women’s Heart Health, Valentine’s Day and Stress: An Interview with Nationally Renowned Cardiologist Suzanne Steinbaum

I recently caught up with Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum to ask her about the stress that women may experience around Valentine’s Day and during this recent brutal winter weather in parts of the U.S. Suzanne Steinbaum, MD, DO is an attending cardiologist and Director of Women’s Heart Health of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. […]


Universal Love

The founder of the Transcendental Meditation program, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, devoted his life to lifting humanity out of suffering, to the self-realization of every individual, and to peace and harmony on earth. Maharishi was the embodiment of spirituality, peace and all-embracing universal love. He wrote these words that we offer to you for your inspiration: […]


How Transcendental Meditation Is Helping Hannah Robertson, Age 14, Train for the 2020 Olympics

Hannah Robertson has the worst schedule a 14-year-old could imagine. Most mornings she’s up at 4:15 a.m. for swim practice in her hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa. Back at practice and strength training after school every afternoon, she tumbles into bed by 7:00 p.m. With a schedule like this, she doesn’t have a lot of […]


Too Impatient?

Most people don’t know that I was once the world’s most impatient person. If people were fined for impatient behavior, I’d have more debt than the federal government. When I was eight years old and my parents were driving my sister and me from New York City to Miami, I laid down in the back […]


The Power of Gratitude: A New Habit for the New Year

Like many people, I think of the new year as a time to reset, recharge, and recreate my life. This year I’m thinking beyond my usual resolutions to exercise more, go to bed earlier, and eat less sugar. Those are always on my list, but I’ve added a new one: spend more time in a […]


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