1 Meditate without meditation Good news for fidgets – ‘accidental meditation’ has the same stressbusting, mood-boosting and blood-pressure-lowering benefits as the traditional cross-legged variety. ‘Lots of people use a mantra to meditate, a repeated phrase that helps you zone in [yes, that’s what “om-ing” is all about], but simply focusing on your breathing shushes your body and mind in the same way,’ says meditation teacher Lucy Greeves (yogaforbusyminds.com). ‘So when you’re walking, be aware of your breath – breathing in for three strides, out for four. When cooking or in the shower, immerse yourself in the sensations, the smells, sounds. It might sound too simple to be effective, but it’ll click you off autopilot and into a calmer, meditative state.’ 2 Be FLAWsome Accept you’ve got flaws, but know you’re awesome regardless. According to the World Database of … [Read more...] about YOU Mag’s top 100 wellness tips
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This is a story about a horrific massacre and a death row inmate's claims of innocence. Kevin Cooper's case has drawn worldwide attention, including from Pope Francis and Kim Kardashian West. The heartbreaking story about the brutal assault that left four dead and one young survivor in Chino Hills, Calif., also raises questions about the initial police investigation, the loss of key evidence, and whether someone else is actually the killer. "Nearly 20 years ago, I got a stack of letters from an inmate at San Quentin Prison," "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty reports. "His name is Kevin Cooper – and he wrote that he had been framed, as he put it, 'for something that I didn't do.'" Moriarty and "48 Hours" began exploring the case, the investigation, and Cooper's claims of innocence when she got the letters, and her reporting continues to this day. In 1983, someone brutally murdered Doug and Peggy Ryen, their daughter Jessica, 10, and a family friend, Christopher Hughes, 11. … [Read more...] about Kevin Cooper case: Was the wrong man convicted in the 1983 Chino Hills massacre?