Mindfulness

The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress

First, the bad news: your teenage years are some of the most stressful of your life. Up to 70 percent of teens say they're stressed out, and with …

Spirituality

Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’

By taking the Buddhism out of the practice, Kabat-Zinn pioneered a meditative approach used all over the world to treat pain and depression. He talks to about Trump, ‘McMindfulness’ and how a 10-second vision in 1979 led to a change in the world’s consciousness<p>The police in Cambridge, …

Happiness

Mindfulness meditation better than gardening for beating stress, experiment shows

Mindfulness meditation, the practice of paying more attention to the present moment, is more than twice as better at reducing stress than gardening, a new experiment has suggested.<p>The training has been growing in popularity in recent years, with the NHS recommending it as a way to reduce stress and …

Happiness

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Imagine an Invisible String

Source: comfreak/Pixabay<p>My early work in psychology centered around imagery — how images are formed; how they affect people and their relationships; …

Spirituality

The Importance of Play, Recess, Mindfulness and Leadership

« The Role of the Teacher Changes in a Problem-Solving Classroom | Main<p>| No comments<p>What will be the results from the shrinking childhood today's …

Education

A Better Way To Deal With The Negative Thoughts In Our Heads

If you’re familiar with contemporary definitions of mindfulness, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of not getting too attached to our thoughts, but letting them arise and subside of their own accord, like clouds. Our job is just to witness them, non-judgmentally, and let them fade …

Meditation

This ritual will make you happier in just 20 minutes

According to a life coach.<p>Sometimes it feels like try as we might to think about all the good things in our life, happiness evades us.<p>But though it …

Happiness

Mindful Powers helps children develop a healthy relationship with stress

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Spirituality

How Loving-Kindness Meditation Makes You a Better Human

If you’re familiar to meditation, then you’ve probably tried a basic loving-kindness practice. It involves bringing to mind someone you love, and …

Meditation

Cool Boredom

In everyday life, we habitually try to conceal the gaps in our experience of mind and body. These gaps are a bit like an awkward silence around the …

Meditation

How to Practice Effortless Mindfulness

In his book <b>Rainbow Painting,</b> Tibetan Buddhist teacher Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche writes: “There are two types of mindfulness: deliberate and effortless.” …

Happiness

Meditation’s Effects May Differ by Type of Practice

A growing body of research suggests meditation can positively impact our health and wellbeing. But are all forms of mindfulness practice equally …

Happiness

Actually, We Don’t Need More Empathy

Leading psychologist Daniel Goleman explains why empathy alone rarely leads to action–and proposes a simple meditation exercise to change that.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.</i><p>“We need more empathy” has become a common refrain …

The Brain

How to break a cycle of negative thoughts

We spend a lot of time thinking negatively. Nearly half our waking hours are spent thinking about something other than what we are doing – we …

Australian News

PTSD: Five effective coping strategies

Post-traumatic stress disorder is caused by witnessing or being part of a frightening or shocking event, and it can affect day-to-day life and …

Medicine

Why Knowledge Workers Should Meditate

After meditating, it’s like I’ve reawakened to the world. I’m more aware of my surroundings, recognizing beauty that I had previously been oblivious …

Happiness

Survey says: 35 per cent of employees would give up a raise to see their leader fired

All too often, leaders reserve little time for self-reflection. Yet the value of self-knowledge in leadership should never be underestimated. …

Leadership

How Adult Colouring Books Can Help You Beat Stress

Enjoy a moment of pure calm with nothing more than paper and crayons.<p>In 2013, Lucy Fyles became virtually housebound with a severe anxiety disorder, …

Spirituality

Mindful Parenting: How to Respond Instead of React

<b>What does your stress look like?</b><p>Our bodies and brains are wired to react to high stress situations as a safety net. If our brain perceives a threat, it signals the amygdala, body’s “alarm” system, which tells our body to act without thinking. The amygdala responds to situations with the fight, …

Parenting

How to Get the Most Out of Emotional Eating

Source: ngoctrung19902000/PixabayYou've probably been there: Stressed and hungry and trying to resist the urge to shove "forbidden foods" in your …

Meditation

Tory MP who has hour-long baths claims £662 water bill on expenses

A Conservative MP who enjoys an hour-long morning bath racked up water bills over the past two years of £662 all charged to the taxpayer.<p>On Tuesday, …

Spirituality

How to Help Teens Become More Self-Compassionate

Leslie came to the first class of my course on self-compassion for teens with a definitive chip on her shoulder. She refused to sit with the group, …

Self Compassion

4 Good Things Born From These Challenging Times

As I travel around the United States speaking and facilitating resiliency workshops/retreats, just about everywhere I go, I witness emotional fatigue …

Lifestyle

Step By Step Advice for People Who Struggle With Their Emotions

What's some good advice for people who struggle to handle their emotions? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora: <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Matt Bodnar, Investor & Accidental Podcaster, on Quora:<p>Emotions are a topic we …

Self Compassion

Think You're Sh*t At Meditating? Try These 3 Things

Everyone and his dog meditates now, don't ya know? What started off as an esoteric practice associated with gurus and hippies has now become so cool …

Happiness

The Problem with Meditation Instructions

BEFORE WE MEDITATE for the first time, we have ideas about what meditation is, what it does, and where it should lead. Then when we get our …

Happiness

How to Be Mindful at a Wedding

“Weddings can be stressful. The ceremony and reception can pass by in a whirl of emotion and interactions. Staying mindful can connect you with the people around you, and can help you feel the love.” — Sara Williams, a wedding planner and founder of The Mindful Wedding.<p><i>As the wedding day</i> …

Weddings

Tory MP reveals secret to success - an hour long bath every morning

A Conservative MP has revealed that he kicks off the day with an hour long bath to "think about things."<p>Tim Loughton said that having a bath was like "going to the gym for the mind" as he co-hosted a mindfulness conference in Westminster.<p>The MP for East Worthing and Shoreham said 20 MPs from 15 …

Meditation

The Most Attractive (Invisible) Asset on a Date

If you set your device on the table on a date, beware: distraction signals disinterest. Instead, cultivate chemistry through the most significant …

Spirituality

Finding Your Center in Atlanta

Staying on the move can mean that by the time the calendar flips to fall, you may be thinking, "Where has the year gone?" If you're wondering how to …

Travel