It’s easier to forget things when you are multi-tasking, and easier to commit things to memory when you are fully present. Because our modern world is full of distractions, it is increasingly important to keep your mind in tip-top shape. Here are 15 ways to improve your memory skills and keep your mind present.
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.
Our smartphones are interrupting our efforts to be present with others. If you want to detach and join a movement to support mindfulness and presence in your everyday life, check out these three things to deepen your relationships with your loved ones and release your phone-addiction tendencies.
The holiday season does not have to put such a heavy strain on your wallet, your schedule, or your sanity. Consider these gift ideas that offer a mindful state of being and a positive impact on the giftee’s life, even just in some small way. They range from $6-$50 in price, so they won’t break your bank either.
It’s healthy to strive for excellence, but perfectionism can set you back in more ways than one. And learning that less-than-perfect and excellence can coincide harmoniously is a useful lesson. Whether you’re a full-on perfectionist or just have some tendencies, this meditation will help you loosen up and let it go.
“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, […]
In a recent post, I wrote all about the importance of using the two-letter word: No. It’s not easy, that’s for sure—especially when you’re genuinely interested in something. But when there’s no time, space, or energy for it, NO is the smartest way to go. For a detailed explanation of why adding the word “no” […]
We don’t live in a society that is particularly comfortable with feelings. Talking about feelings, expressing feelings, and understanding feelings don’t tend to be sexy topics in today’s age. As a culture, we just don’t value emotions the way we value productivity or happiness. But new research is finding that if we can understand our […]
Founder of Wisdom 2.0, Soren Gordhamer said, “In this age that’s becoming increasingly digital, people generally have two questions: How do I make the time that I do spend in the digital world meaningful? And then also, how do I find the right balance, with my cell phone and Facebook and Twitter and all these […]
Saying NO is one of the most difficult things on earth. In some cases, you may genuinely want to do the thing that’s requested of you—you just have a limitation of some kind. In other cases, you know deep down that you shouldn’t say YES because you simply don’t have enough interest or stake in […]