Mindful2 min de lecturePsychology
Beginner’s MIND
Q I’m struggling with adding movement to my day. How can I use my mindfulness practice to make exercise more intuitive? A Set a clear intention before you begin. An intention is like a compass: It directs your mind, keeping you motivated and focused.
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A Way Out Of No Way
In December 2019, I traveled to Washington, DC, to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), at the urging of Ericka Phillips, a lifelong meditator, mindfulness meditation guide, and community organizer who also deve
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Apps For Everyone
FitMind is a vigorous meditation trainer delivered via iPhone. It teaches the science behind the practice, tracks your progress, and provides numerous levels and daily challenges to keep you mindfully engaged. EXHALE, designed by coach Katara McCarty
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The Young And The Mindful
Salvador Montes, a social worker at Oak Lawn Community High School, has been helping students deal with feelings of anxiety and overwhelm by offering video game meditation sessions. Montes streams feeds from games like Spider-Man and Destiny 2 and in
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Mindful Or Mindless?
One in five Philadelphia residents suffers food insecurity. The Community Fridge Project, started in July 2020, installs fridges outdoors, restocked daily with nourishing goodness. The joint effort run by women of color serves neighborhoods where pro
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Connect WITH YOUR STORY
The practice of writing in a journal, a diary, or just scribbling notes to ourselves on pieces of paper, has both a rich history and present-day appeal. The famous 20th-century diarist Anaïs Nin believed writing serves “to heighten our own awareness
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STAGGERING UNDER the Weight of It All
Your father who has dementia has to move out of his house and go into a home. First there’s the emotional toll, and then the practicalities: finding a suitable and affordable place, getting him oriented to moving, and then spending your evenings wadi
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Don’t Fear THE CLOWN
When confusion and anger turn you inside out, when you feel like you’ve lost your rudder and aren’t sure whose rudder to trust, this is an excellent moment to turn toward the wisdom of the clown. All the world loves a clown! Actually, not so much. Le
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ARE WE OVER Reacting?
There is only so much the human heart and mind can take. Even just in the United States in the past few years, collectively we have had to process scores of US school shootings: 70 in 2019, 110 in 2018, about 40 every year from 2014 to 2017. Hundreds
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The Science of Deep Sleep
There’s a master clock inside your head. Tucked deep inside your brain, this expert timekeeper keeps all of the cells in your body running smoothly, protects you from chronic disease, and helps you have deep, rejuvenating sleep. To keep these systems
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A Kind Space
We’re all being called to tap into our deepest wells of resilience and expand with skill and compassion. But how do we do that right now when there’s so much vying for our attention all at once? From the national trauma of racial injustice, to climat
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EIGHT SCIENCE-BACKED Sleep Tips
Try to maintain a consistent sleep-wake cycle (and thus a consistent dark-light cycle) by going to sleep and getting up at the same time every day. Try not to deviate more than an hour on weekdays, and more than two hours on weekends. Get as much day
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I WAS JUST thinking…
@naturalprogression_garf and friends seized the day, meditating in this lush valley in Cumbria, UK. @serendipitysimplisticsoul writes: “Everything becomes magnificent in the light of an uplifted perspective.” @wholisticallyhannah_ shared this vivid m
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YOU’RE OVERWHELMED (and It’s Not Your Fault)
Volatility. Uncertainty. Complexity. Ambiguity. In my lab at the University of Miami, these four words (shorthanded to “VUCA”) describe the type of high-stress, high-demand scenarios that can rapidly degrade one of our most powerful and influential b
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Founding Editor Barry Boyce Creative Director Jessica von Handorf Associate Art Director Spencer Creelman Contributing Editor Anne Alexander Editor-in-Chief Heather Hurlock Managing Editor Stephanie Domet Senior Editor Amber Tucker Associate Editor K
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You Belong
Belonging is not dependent on things being as we want them to be. It is not necessary to achieve (some definition of) success, behave like everyone else, have the perfect partner, be the perfect size or shape. In fact, the forces of oppression need n
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TOP OF mind
Consumerism? Next, please. Friends Liesl Clark and Rebecca Rockefeller are shifting that paradigm. In 2013 they founded The Buy Nothing Project—which aims to create “hyper-local gift economies” around the world. The rules are simple: Post anything yo
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Reclaim Your Joy
MINDFULNESS OF THE FOUR ELEMENTS Earth, Air, Fire, Water Belonging is the sense of ease and joy we feel when we are truly present, and this is possible in any moment alone, or with others. Often, we don’t feel like we belong because we’re caught up i
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ACTS OF kindness
An unlikely friendship began when four-year-old Camryn Radcliff of Colorado yelled “Black Lives Matter!” recently to a stranger at Home Depot. When that stranger—Sherri Gonzales— stopped to thank Camryn, she learned of their shared love for the Denve
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Letting Go
Jessica Morey was burned out. The executive director of iBme, Morey was leading a team of six office staff, sixty retreat staff, and about a hundred volunteers, doing work she believed in wholeheartedly—serving mindfulness and meditation practices to
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Research News
New research from Ohio State University suggests mindfulness training may help people with multiple sclerosis improve their cognitive function and regulate negative emotions. In the pilot study, 61 adults with MS attended either a mindfulness trainin
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Fearless Heart
What made Jessica Morey and iBme good candidates for the kind of transformational work you do with organizations? The utter willingness to learn, receive feedback, and be honest; the commitment to collaboration that is real and genuine, which means,
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The Freedom TO FORGIVE
1 TAKE YOUR SEAT. Take a moment to close your eyes or keep a soft gaze toward the floor. Take a few deep breaths. 2 PICTURE A PERSON. Visualize a person in your life who has hurt you—maybe not the most extreme example, but it could be a family member
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Emotional Resilience In the Age of Rage, Feels & Freak-Outs Ralph De La Rosa • Shambhala Spiritual bypassing, a term first coined in psychology, refers to misusing spirituality or wisdom teachings by zeroing in on their “feel-good” aspects, while min
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Mindful Live
We’re bringing our content to life with Mindful Live—a new series of in-depth, online conversations and events featuring mindfulness experts on how we can enjoy better health, cultivate more caring relationships, and create a more compassionate socie
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Reframing Loneliness AND NARCISSISM
You’ve probably found yourself, on occasion, spending long uninterrupted hours with digital technologies, particularly during months of social distancing. Just as our smartphones are always close at hand (both to serve and to distract), the feelings
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WELCOME TO THE UNKNOWN How To Have Courage When There Is No Path
After 17 years of living with a life-threatening kidney disease, at the end of 2008 I received a new kidney from a generous former student. The surgery extended and revolutionized my life. My skin turned from a sad yellow to a vibrant pink. After yea
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This Is Why
I love the opening line of our feature about women leaders in mindfulness: “This is why we practice.” It feels like a manifesto, capturing how to live now. Because as the world convulses with turmoil, my mind convulses, too. My thoughts fly like a st
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Agents Of Change Women Leaders Of Mindfulness
This is why we practice. As climate change, a global pandemic, a racial justice reckoning, and suffering of all kinds wrack our world, we remind each other: This is why we practice. In our second annual focus on women leaders of mindfulness, we invit
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Where To Find A Teacher
ACCESS MBCT is an international listing of mental health professionals who are committed to excellence in the delivery, training, and dissemination of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. accessmbct.com The International Mindfulness Teachers Associat
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