Deepak Chopra, M.D.

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Deepak Chopra, M.D., F.A.C.P., is the co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, the founder of the Chopra Foundation, and a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. He is board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, and metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and a clinical professor in the Family Medicine and Public Health Department at the University of California, San Diego.

He is the author of more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His recent books include You Are the Universe, co-authored with Menas Kafatos, Ph.D.; Quantum Healing (Revised and Updated): Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine; and The Healing Self, co-authored with Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D. Learn more at www.deepakchopra.com.

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Articles by Deepak Chopra

Evolution is a natural force. We see it working on our planet as the evolution of life, but there is also the force of cosmic evolution. Find out how you use both kinds of evolution to help you reach your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual goals.Read More
You may have a basic understanding of the seven chakras—but do you know how to benefit from them? Here is an overview of what each chakra stands for, and three practical ways you can use this information to enhance your life.Read More
These days, it's easy to feel fearful about what is going on in the world now or what could happen next. Ultimately, fear can undermine your sense of security and your ability to reach your full potential. Here are five ways to help you combat that fear and return to a feeling of safety.Read More
The morning should be about renewal, not frantic rushing. Here are a few tips on how to approach waking up, breakfast, and time right before work, to ensure you get the most out of your mornings.Read More
If left unchecked, anxiety can dominate your thoughts, affecting your sleep and personal life. Learn how to identify what kind of anxiety you suffer from and how to take control of your thoughts.Read More
A proper cleanse attends to every aspect of your life, including mental, emotional, physical, and environmental toxins. Follow this guide for a holistic approach to well-being.Read More
How do you know if your lousy feeling during winter is just a mild case of the blahs or something more serious? And more importantly, how do you fix it? Follow this guide to help you turn winter into a season of rest and renewal.Read More
Life was never meant to be a struggle. But your mindset might be making it more difficult. Learn how transforming your mindset can set you free.Read More
The cosmic dimension of everyday life is the most thrilling discovery on the spiritual path. Read about Deepak's uncovering of a simple Sanskrit phrase, Tat Tvam Asi, translated to "I Am That,” and how one famous spiritual teacher's unconventional statement holds a lesson for all of us about what it is at the center of cosmic life.Read More
Looking for some motivation to get your New Year's resolutions on paper? Look no further. Deepak shares his personal plans for 2016, including spiritual, psychological, and physical goals for the year ahead.Read More
The holiday season is an opportunity to let your inner being flourish. Learn how to do more than just cope with family during holiday get-togethers.Read More
Our DNA is dynamic and involved. Learn how you affect your genes with your thoughts, words, and actions.Read More
Gratitude—like love and empathy—creates a biochemical shift in the body. Here's how you can activate the power of gratitude in your life.Read More
Love, self worth, feeling safe and secure, and feeling whole are the four core beliefs that shape your life. Learn how to identify if your core beliefs have a negative or positive bent.Read More
Whether you're new to the practice or have meditated daily for years, there's much to learn about the process. Here's what Deepak Chopra, M.D. has discovered.Read More
Every potential for failure can be reframed into an important moment of renewal and progress. Learn how to use awareness, ask yourself key questions, and then follow them up with the appropriate response.Read More
Take back control over negative biases and learn how to become the repairman, teacher, and healer of your brain.Read More
Every life has a purpose, and in fact many purposes. Every day each of us is motivated to do many kinds of things. But this is different than a life which is guided by a single purpose. Accumulating many different actions during the day isn’t the same as knowing and achieving your vision. When a...Read More
If you want your child to lead a fulfilled and successful life, the best route is through spiritual parenting. Here's how to begin.Read More
Having trouble dealing with the demands and duties of everyday life? Don't blame external sources. Instead, learn how to expand your mind to end those overwhelming feelings.Read More
Daily work and family demands can overshadow bigger issues. Learn how to bring clarity and focus back into your life.Read More
Learn how to love yourself just as you are. Start on your journey of self-compassion with this checklist to assess how you see yourself.Read More
Your presence has a deeper impact on the people around you than you might realize. Learn how taking five minutes to establish yourself in peace can bring harmony and calm to the environment.Read More
The path to loving compassion has a beginning, middle, and end. Learn how it unfolds and the seven steps that will get you to there.Read More
Consciousness is the moving force behind all life changes. To create a shift, you must be aware of your goal and plan how you intend to get there.Read More
A compassionate lifestyle leads not only to better emotional and mental health—research shows it can improve physical health, speed up recovery from disease, and even lengthen your lifespan. Learn how you can start living a compassionate lifestyle.Read More
If enough people in the world transformed themselves into peacemakers, war could end. Follow this seven-day program to develop peace in your life.Read More
Meditators in groups often report that they feel less alone and more connected with others. Deepen your practice when you meditate with a group.Read More
Everyone experiences dark times. It's how you navigate your way through challenges that makes all the difference. Take control of your situation with these steps.Read More
Anger is a natural human emotion, but when it's your default reaction it becomes a problem—for you and those around you. Learn how to turn inward, connect with your true self, and dissipate this unhealthy state of mind.Read More
Excessive worry can interfere with sleep and inhibit your ability to perform daily tasks and activities. Find out what you can do to minimize your fears.Read More
It's known that meditation helps relax the mind and expand awareness. What's beginning to emerge is evidence of positive brain activity as well.Read More
Don't let fear stand in the way of a fulfilling meditation practice. Here, Deepak Chopra talks about the most common fears and how they stem from simple misunderstandings.Read More
Your whole system, including how you breathe, think, and feel converges at the heart. Find out how to keep this major energy center in balance.Read More
Your immune system is not just a physical mechanism used to fight disease. It actually transmits your thoughts and moods to your cells. Make sure you send the right messages.Read More
Don't get stuck in the social media fluff. Learn how to use it to expand your consciousness and improve your well-being.Read More
The custom of starting the New Year with a resolution has good intentions behind it. But for most, good intentions don't get very far. There's a better way to create positive, lasting change in your life. Here's the New Year's plan you need to follow.Read More
There is some convincing research about the benefits of daily meditation. Some people have high expectations for their first meditation, but it's important to know that even if “nothing” happens when you sit down to meditate, it's still working. Here's why.Read More
Learn how to face the dark, cold months with as much enthusiasm and enjoyment as you experience throughout the rest of the year.Read More
What you see isn't always what you get. Here, Deepak explains why miracles can't be disregarded by science.Read More
More than 100 million Americans are reported to suffer from chronic pain, many who are stuck taking pain meds for life. Find out how Ayurveda's approach to pain management helps reduce pain in a non-addictive and holistic way.Read More
There are three vital elements that make any intention come true. Find out what those elements are, and how to perfect them so you can realize the intentions, prayers, and dreams in your life.Read More
On a mission to find true happiness? Of course you are, that's why we're all here. Find out what Deepak has to say about the 10 things you can do in your life that can lead you down the path of true happiness and bliss.Read More
To say that prayers are answered isn't the same as saying that God answers prayers. In the first case, a thought manifests as reality. In the second case, a supernatural being in the sky listens to millions of requests every day and kindly responds. If answered and unanswered prayers have a basis in our own awareness, what creates the difference?Read More
Why am I here? What is my purpose? How do I discover and fulfill my deepest mission? These are questions that we all ask at one time or another. Sometimes we go through phases where we have a clear vision of our purpose. Other times we might encounter roadblocks, whether internal or external, that seem to prevent us from fully living that purpose once we identify it. Here are six tools you can use to gain greater clarity on your life's purpose.Read More
It's probably safe to say that people who believe in God also believe that he answers prayers. But are their prayers answered selectively? Keep reading as Deepak explores the topic of intentions and consciousness, diving into the three aspects that enter into any intention, thought, and prayer.Read More
Question: Meditation Versus Sleep? Dear Deepak, I've been interested in the subject of meditating and finding relaxation through it, however, whenever I've tried one of the practices, I keep ending up asking myself: Wait! Isn't this exactly what sleeping does?! Closing my eyes and letting go of all...Read More
To date, one of biology’s greatest achievements, mapping the human genome, is only just beginning to translate into medical advances. But in 2014 there will likely be more headlines about another type of study in genetics that is already impacting everyone. We are referring to a different aspect of...Read More
You alone are the explorer of your inner world. Of all the ways to unfold your inner potential, by far the most powerful is to use the flow of evolution. Evolution isn't just a theory but a force that has been working in every cell of your body since you were born. As a child, you experienced...Read More
This article is co-authored by Deepak Chopra, M.D, FACP, and Menas Kafatos, Ph.D. We are so used to assigning consciousness only to human thought that it takes some adjustment to see it as universal, or cosmic, applying at all levels. But the label applied to mystics, saints, and sages, both East...Read More

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