Mindfulness

Antidotes for the Worrying Mind

7 Ways to Stop Time

For better or worse, we’ve inherited a worrying brain. This was really good news for our ancestors, who had to survive harsh conditions and constant predators and did so by being able to pay close attention to potential threats and dangers. But this is not so helpful for us modern humans though, who can find ourselves pulled into future “what ...

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5 Ways to Declutter Your Brain this Spring

Spring Renewal: 5 Ways to Reawaken Your Spirit and Get a Fresh Start

The coming of spring always feels like a time of renewal and awakening. People often use it as a reason to spring clean their homes and offices, making things feel fresh, clean and new. Reorganizing all your closets, cupboards, and drawers can help you feel re-energized in the moment, but don’t dismiss or neglect your mind — that needs a ...

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The Real Reason You’re Always Checking Your Phone

The Real Reason You’re Always Checking Your Phone

Have you ever noticed that no one looks up while crossing the street anymore? Most people are too busy responding to text messages or scrolling through social media to pay attention to their surroundings. Truth be told, I’m guilty of this myself. But nevertheless, it defies all logic. Why do we risk our safety to check if someone liked our ...

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Why It’s Good That You’re Not Perfect

Why It’s Good That You’re Not Perfect

“Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.” – Brené Brown It’s practically a universal fact that almost everyone wants to get ahead. If I’m being honest, I must confess ...

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Out of Our Heads and into Our Lives

Out of Our Heads and into Our Lives

You know those thoughts that run in continuous loops through your head? The ones where you’re replaying something that’s happened or imagining something that might? You know, the ones you’re having all the time? Well, guess what? Contrary to what most of us believe, those thoughts are not the same thing as reality. They’re just thoughts. They’re stories we tell ...

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How to Be Mindful (Even if You’re Anxious or Impatient)

How to Be Mindful (Even if You’re Anxious or Impatient)

The world really wants us to count our blessings. News articles and blog posts tout the many benefits of gratitude, from improved health to better sleep and happier moods. Entrepreneurs and business behemoths like Oprah Winfrey swear by gratitude journals as a solution to stress and the secret to their success. But practicing gratitude doesn’t come naturally to everyone — myself included. For one ...

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Eat What You Really Want and Lose Weight

Eat What You Really Want and Lose Weight

Sound too good to be true? Well let me guarantee you that it is not. I have been teaching others how to become healthy and happy for years through the method of intuitive eating. Essentially, intuitive eating is the principle of eating whatever you want, whenever you want — as long as you are tuning into your bodily sensations, cravings, ...

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How to Slowly Wean Yourself Off Your Smartphone

7 Ways to Stop Time

Cell phone addiction may not be formally recognized, but for many people the thought of going somewhere without their phone is inconceivable at best. It can cause a lot of anxiety, stress and worry. As we become more and more dependent on cell phones to connect with others, organize our time, and track down information, it can seem impossible to ...

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Lower Stress Through Meditation Focused on Acceptance

Lower Stress Through Meditation Focused on Acceptance

Finances, family, work, and especially, rush hour traffic. These all contribute to a US population that is constantly on edge and stressed by the 24-hour cycle of life. And this is without discussing politics. American adults experience stress in many ways and combat it through a variety of methods — from medications to alcohol to exercise. Meditation has been shown ...

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