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How to Use Mindfulness to Cope with Anger

Anger can be healthy if the emotion is controlled and used sparingly. Mindfulness can help cool the unwanted, unhealthy anger. When is anger helpful? Healthy anger is good if you’re being treated unfairly [more…]

How to Use Mindfulness to Manage Pain

Pain is something every person will be faced with at some point. Mindfulness can help you approach pain in a healthy way. Acute pain is a sharp pain lasting for a short time, sometimes defined as less [more…]

How to Release Your Creativity with Mindfulness

What is creativity? Where does creativity come from and how can mindfulness help you access it? How can you become happier and more creative? Good questions! The act of creativity is a deep mystery. If [more…]

How to Assess Your Stress with Mindfulness

The first step in using mindfulness to help with stress is to know when it is happening. How do you know when you’re beginning to get stressed about something? What are your early warning signs? Does your [more…]

How to Use Mindfulness to Respond to Stress

When experiencing stress, the things that you do automatically, the opposite of a mindful awareness, are called stress reactions. If you’re lucky, some of your reactions may be helpful and therefore dissipate [more…]

How to Manage Stress with Mindfulness

Stress is a common complaint for most adults. Mindfulness offers some strategies for managing your stress levels. Trying a single strategy one time isn’t enough. You will have to teach your body how to [more…]

How to Reduce Fatigue with Mindfulness

Mindfulness can help reduce fatigue. If you’re full of energy, getting your daily tasks done is a no-brainer – you may come home from work brimming with energy, able to cook, clean, go out with your friends [more…]

How to Mindfully Deal with Depression

Of all mental health conditions, recurring depression has most clearly been shown to respond to mindfulness. If the body of evidence continues to grow, mindfulness may go on to become the standard treatment [more…]

How to Calm Anxiety with Mindfulness

Consider using mindfulness practices to help calm anxiety. Anxiety is a natural human emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure. [more…]

See the Connection between Mind and Body with Mindfulness

Mindfulness allows you to see the connection between the mind and body. This can be useful when dealing with any situation. Imagine you’re scared of spiders. As you walk downstairs before dawn, you can [more…]

How to Use Mindfulness during Ill Health

In the mindfulness-based stress reduction clinic, a popular saying is: ‘If you can breathe, there’s more right with you than wrong with you.’ You don’t even have to be able to sit up or to move to benefit [more…]

How to Teach Mindfulness to Children

Before you attempt to teach your children the art of mindfulness, consider how they learn. By adopting the right attitude to this important and challenging endeavor, you’re more likely to avoid unnecessary [more…]

Games that Teach Children Mindfulness

Children love games. Games can help teach mindfulness by focusing your child’s mind and, at the same time, having an element of fun. Then, in this more focused state of mind, you can do a short, guided [more…]

Mindfulness Meditations for Children

Some shy away from attempting to teach children mindfulness or meditation, But the truth is that, like anything else, learning to do something as a child is easier and helps set healthy practices for life [more…]

How to Practice Mindful Parenting

Parenting is the most difficult, stressful, important and probably most fulfilling responsibility in the world. In short, it’s a perfect area for mindfulness. A good parent needs not only to nurture the [more…]

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness was originally developed in ancient times, and can be found in Eastern and Western cultures. Mindfulness is a translation of the ancient Indian word [more…]

How to Practice Diaphragmatic Breathing for Mindfulness

Diaphragmatic or belly breathing, rather than just chest breathing, is the type of breathing that takes place with mindfulness when you’re relaxed and calm. You can see it in babies and young children [more…]

How to Improve Relationships with Mindful Deep Listening

Deep or mindful listening occurs when you listen with more than your ears. It opens you up to hearing without judgment, thus, improving your relationships with others. Deep listening involves listening [more…]

How to Use Mindfulness on the Go

Mindfulness can go with you as your travel. It’s amusing to see people from abroad on the Underground transport system in London, looking at the trains with awe, and taking photos. Other commuters look [more…]

Set Realistic Expectations for Your Mindfulness Practice

If you think that mindfulness meditation is going to make you feel calm and relaxed and free of all problems, you’re going to have a hard time. When you first learn to drive, you don’t expect to be an [more…]

A Mindfulness Exercise to Evaluate Your Experiences

Mindfulness encourages you to become curious about all aspects of your experiences. In everyday life you experience a whole range of different experiences. They can all be grouped into pleasant, unpleasant [more…]

Make Wise Choices to Combat Depression with Mindfulness

Mindfulness can help you make wise decisions when you are down or depressed. When experiencing a low mood, a depressing thought, a painful sensation or a stressful situation, practice the three-minute [more…]

Heal from Within with Mindfulness

Engaging in mindfulness practices can help you approach healing from a whole new perspective. Think about this: the word heal is related to the Old English word for ‘whole’ [more…]

A Mindfulness Exercise to Evaluate Your Attitudes

Attitudes can become habits; both good and bad habits. And attitudes, like habits, aren’t easy to change. Mindfulness can help you work toward a desired attitude, but, you need to work to improve your [more…]

Mindfulness Exercises to Generate Friendliness

To practice mindfulness, you have to be open to friendliness. True mindfulness is not pure attention alone. In Eastern language, the word for mind and heart is often the same word, which is [more…]

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