Whether you’re a parent, auntie, grandmother, teacher, nanny or otherwise spend time with kids, try these 15 different ways to introduce kids to mindfulness.
Are you inexperienced at relaxing? For some people, meeting deadlines, giving advice, completing chores, and being productive comes naturally—relaxing does not. But regular downtime is good for your health, so check out these easy ideas to sneak some relaxation-inducing activities.
Sometimes you just don’t have time to meditate. When you find yourself in a mid-day slump, stressing out over an impending deadline, or waking up too late for your normal meditation practice, that’s when bite-sized meditations can save the day.
Meditation is a simple, effortless process for some, but can feel like a daunting challenge for others. If you’re struggling to get over the hump of beginning a practice, start with some alternative activities—like playing music and coloring— that can incite a clearer state of mind. Here are some ideas.
If you’ve ever felt your blood pressure rise behind the wheel or on public transport, you may need to learn how to upgrade your commute. 500 million people around the world commute to work, for 40 minutes on average—each way. Not only that, but many consider it the worst part of their day. If you’re […]
When I was young, my mom had a terrible fear of flying. She would clench up on the way to the airport, gasp during the smallest air pocket mid-flight, and sigh with utter relief when we deplaned. Needless to say, we did not fly often. Looking back, I wish I had known what I know […]
A post-work meditation will help you ease the transition between work and home life. For many of us, we play very different roles at work and at home—meditating between the two is great way to transition from one chapter of your day to the next. Think of post-work meditation like a reset button to create […]
Amy Cuddy, social psychologist, professor and researcher at Harvard Business School, studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect people everywhere—from students in the classroom to CEOs in the boardroom. Her research has revealed that simple changes to body language can not only change how other people think and feel about us, but also how […]
Looking for a prescription to de-stress and gain some energy? Try a daily dose of the great outdoors. Research says Vitamin N (N, as in Nature) can boost your energy and improve your physical and mental health. The surprising truth though, is that according to the Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology as surveyed […]
“I should wake up earlier.” “I should meet Joe for coffee.” “I should practice the piano more often.” “I should really keep my house cleaner.” “I should meditate every day.” Sound familiar? Shoulds feels heavy. They feel like an obligation. They imply a sort of dread, something that you look forward to being over. Yet, […]