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How to resist temptation and build self-discipline

Many people turn to meditation and mindfulness to better regulate behavior and achieve goals. But how exactly does this work?<p>During mindfulness …

Mindful Marauders: The rise of mental health in hip-hop

Hip-hop is having a watershed moment for mental health. In the last two years, some of the biggest rappers have peeled back the curtain on their …

The unsung power of soft skills—and how to use yours

Works well with others. Listens. Manages conflicts.<p>Since preschool, we’re taught that these are traits we ought to develop for personal and …

5 ways to get out of your own way and communicate clearly

Imagine beginning each day with personal agreements that have the potential to bring more happiness, new levels of awareness, and guidance toward a …

How to quit sabotaging your own happiness

I’m happier now than I’ve been in a long time. My life has been an off-and-on struggle with anxiety and depression. In the past year, I’ve taken …

The reset recipe: how to bring mindfulness to your kitchen

Biscotti was my first reset recipe. In the months before my wedding, no one warned me that every week would offer a new discovery. An avalanche of …

The two words every relationship needs more of

You already know it’s important to thank someone when they’ve done something nice for you. You might thank a friend for walking your dog or a client …

Why it’s so hard to let ourselves do nothing

How to do nothing<p>Doing nothing is a foreign concept to most of us. At best, it feels silly to relax when there’s a mile-long list waiting for your …

Want a better workout? It might be time to shift your goals.

When you’re focused and present, you probably find that you get more done in the time allotted. That could be as simple as setting a timer when …

The cycle of saying “yes” when you want to say “no”

“Yes, maybe, OK—of course I can do that … because if I don’t what will they think of me?”<p>Well, there goes the healthy boundary my therapist helped me …

A Day With: Postpartum Anxiety

<i>[Editor’s Note: This piece is part of an ongoing series of personal essays on what it’s like to live with a mental health diagnosis. Each piece</i> …

How to provide comfort during tragedy

Tragedy and personal crisis strike. Because we’re human. Because we live in an imperfect world where things often go wrong for inexplicable reasons, …

What is anger doing to your body?

What can we do about it?<p>The link between mindfulness and emotion regulation has been examined by many researchers with accumulating evidence showing …

Setting boundaries with your phone—on your own terms

There was only one problem with my plan to write a book about my recovery from drug and alcohol addiction: my <i>new</i> addiction was making it impossible …

Why smells are like time machines

Think back to the first grade, whatever little you may remember. It might be tough to recall the shape of your desk or the cabinet where you kept …

How making things helps relieve anxiety

My latest knitting project sits in my lap. It’s a pair of socks, crew-length, in a wool-nylon blend that I won’t need in Los Angeles for another six …

The unseen stress of caring for our pets

Do you have a dog? A cat? Considering that roughly 150 million households in the U.S. claim ownership of a dog or cat, there’s a good chance you own …

How to be a calmer parent

Parenting can be one of the most challenging and exhausting tasks we face. It can also be one of life’s most fulfilling and invigorating adventures. …

Why veterans are practicing mindfulness and meditation

Last year, Pete Serrano experienced a day that would change his life. A 67-year-old retired grocery store manager of Glendora, Calif., Serrano served …

Why do we keep things that don’t fit? An investigation into how to cut your losses.

I bought a beautiful dress—then I found out I was pregnant. The dress was a bit tight to begin with, but I convinced myself I could squeeze into it …

Minimalism

How a little mental lifting could help you be more confident at the gym

Listen to your body<p>Instead of fixating on how your body looks, focus on how it feels. To make this change, Jessamyn Stanley, yoga instructor and …

A Day With: Stuttering

<i>[Editor’s Note: This piece is part of an ongoing series of personal essays on what it’s like to live with a mental health diagnosis. Each piece</i> …

Trouble staying in the moment? 7 easy ways to get better at being present.

<b>Detach from your phone:</b> In the smartphone age, it seems humans live in fear of any idle time. We grab our phones while riding up an elevator, when a …

Stop feeling burnt out and be more creative. Here’s how.

Have you ever been in a situation where your creative mojo just wasn’t there when you needed it? A crunch-time when you needed an original idea, but …

What surprised me about going to therapy

I’m not sure I ever really considered exactly what going to therapy might look like, but if I had, I would not have pictured a heart-pounding, …

Could meditation help slow Alzheimer’s?

Chances are, you or someone you know have been impacted by a loved one suffering from memory problems as they age, or have a family member who’s …

How to manage expectations for your to-do list

On the other hand, your to-do list can seem like an account of items you have failed to accomplish. Instead of focusing on what you need to do, you …

A Day With: Codependency

<i>[Editor’s Note: This piece is part of an ongoing series of personal essays on what it’s like to live with a mental health diagnosis. Each piece</i> …

How to stop overthinking—and start living

Last year, I started experiencing symptoms such as bloating, gas and loss of appetite. It turned out to be an unusually long bout of sickness for a …

How social media is changing the way we grieve

Facebook suggests I start a game of Words With Friends with my dead grandma. The site also reminds me to wish a close friend happy birthday, even …