Articles in the category Mindfulness

Strengthen Your Mind and Body – Practice Mindfulness at the Gym

One of the fewer discussed benefits of regular exercise involves freeing your mind from the daily noise and clutter that sometimes overrun it. The gym is the perfect place to forget about your worries and release some stress, which is why practicing mindfulness in the process is a good idea. In this article, we will […]

10 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married

Tying the knot might sound lovely and easy on paper, however, in practice, it can become one of the most stressful events in your life. What you once thought to be a spotless fairy tale come true plan can easily be shattered by the realities of modern life, particularly the economy. Surely, there are lots of […]

Practicing Mindfulness and Acceptance Within Gender Identity

Trans and gender-expansive individuals face depression, anxiety and other mental health issues at alarmingly high rates. This tragic reality stems from the distress caused by society’s oppression and lack of acceptance of gender non-conforming individuals.

Mindfulness on the Road: Making Our Streets Safe for Drivers and Pedestrians

Have you tried driving and then braking suddenly because a person is in your path, or the lights have turned red? Or you’re walking and texting, and you almost got hit by a car? Vehicular accidents have resulted in thousands of lives lost and millions of serious injuries sustained, many of which could have been […]

5 Keys To Develop Mindfulness At Work

Mindfulness at work has been proven to help employees focus on the task at hand and increase productivity, which is why Google, Facebook, Pixar and a host of other companies have made space for meditation rooms in their corporate offices. Mindfulness, after all, is a form of meditation, and practiced regularly, is assimilated into your […]

Chronic Anger: Its Consequences and How to Manage It

Chronic anger is that feeling of persistent animosity that prevails beyond the normally accepted emotional span. It is hostility that lingers in your heart and mind, and like a gangrenous ulcer, it eats away at your core and destroys your physical and psychological well-being.

Mindfulness as a Tool for Forgiveness

Rejection. Betrayal. Shattered dreams. It’s a rare being who hasn’t or won’t experience one or the other in a lifetime. They are life’s trials that can make us stronger or break us down. Breaking down is normal. What it shouldn’t be is permanent. Learn to forgive the person who has hurt you by being mindful. […]

The Mindfulness Struggle

We should be mindful. We should seek ways to achieve mindfulness. Mindfulness boosts health – both mentally and physically. We read and hear this everywhere. What isn’t always clear is that how much of a struggle it can be to be mindful.

How You Can Help Your Child Better Manage ADHD Through Mindfulness

It can be difficult to find the perfect treatment for children with ADHD, but recently, a form of meditation called mindfulness has become an increasingly popular addition to traditional treatment. When done correctly, mindfulness can fit into strategies for helping children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A growing body of research shows that mindfulness can […]

10 Apps to Have a More Mindful 2018

While all the technological advances of the 21st century have made our lives more convenient, they’ve also made our lives far more complex. We now know that the longer we spend on the Internet, the more likely we are to develop anxiety or depression. However, let’s face it, most of us aren’t just going to […]

Using Mindfulness to Get Through the Holiday Season

The holidays can be an exciting time to catch up with loved ones and take a much-needed step back from hectic schedules and busy lives. But the celebratory season is also a period in which many experience depression and anxiety. Whenever possible, those dealing with mental illness should always seek professional help. People are also […]

How Mindfulness-Based Therapy Helped Me with Schizophrenia

Imagine hearing a chorus of voices inside of your head at any given time of the day. Whether magnanimous or menacing, this group of voices can disrupt productive thoughts and daily activity. Furthermore, imagine that no one else can hear these voices, but you and that other people respond with fear or pity when you […]

Understanding the Role That Cultivating Mindfulness Plays In Improving Teen Mental Health

Mindfulness is a proven strategy that anyone can use to improve their mental health. While public awareness of the benefits of mindfulness therapy has been raised, people still have many questions about how focusing on the moment helps someone cope with mental health issues such as depression and addiction. Understanding how mindfulness works to improve […]

How to Practice Mindfulness & Reduce Anxiety

Approximately 40 million American adults – ages 18 to 54 – suffer from anxiety disorders. That’s about 18 percent of the adult population. A number that just cannot be ignored. And we have to bear in mind that this number only includes diagnosed cases. There might very well be just as many people who haven’t […]

Using Mindfulness as a Tool for Relapse Prevention

Mindfulness and meditation are often touted as the path to inner peace, but is such a thing truly possible? Establishing healthy habits is difficult at the best of times, so the thought of starting a meditation practice while your life is in turmoil may seem like a waste of precious energy at best—and an insurmountable […]

Best Habits to Maintain While in College

For many, going to college is a large milestone in life. Whether you are attending a rigorous program such as or you are likewise going to a competitive engineering program at UCSD, there are many stressors that can make college life difficult. These are some of the best habits you can maintain for a happier […]

15 Books on Mindfulness and Meditation to Find Balance in Life

Recent global events added to our own personal stressors have made it more difficult for us to cling to our hopes and dreams for a better world. That’s why more and more people are turning to meditation to attain the inner calm and peaceful countenance that seem so elusive in the present time. These books […]

Practice Mindfulness Meditation and Protect Yourself from Chronic Diseases

Mindfulness meditation has been touted as an antidote to stress, anxiety and depression. And science has backed it up with evidence showing that people who practice meditation on a regular basis produce less of the stress hormone cortisol and more of the happy hormone serotonin in their bodies. Mindfulness meditation brings us into a balanced […]

3 Tips for Enhancing Communication with Mindful Listening

With the entry of the third millennium, communication has been made possible in various forms. Face-to-face talking has lessened somewhat, replaced by texting, chats, emails and video calls, to name some. But what remains important in any form of communication is effective speaking and mindful listening.  In this post, you will learn what mindful listening […]

5 Ways to Observe a Mindful Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day conjures up images of happy family gatherings, tables laden with glorious food and limitless shopping the day after. All too often, the essence of this significant day gets lost in the merrymaking, eating and drinking, and the anticipation of Black Friday sales. But it needn’t be that way. We all have the choice […]