When you apply mindfulness principles to cleaning and organizing your home, you not only end up doing a better job, but you learn how to find meaning in mundane chores and ordinary moments. This Spring, as you’re de-cluttering, de-wintering, and making your countertops shine, try these mindful approaches to cleaning your home.
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.
Want to reap the benefits of a mindfulness practice, but can’t seem to sit still? Meditation is the most studied and well-known tool to for mindfulness, but it’s not the only one. You can practice doing anything with 100 percent of your attention to find a mindful state of being. Check out one of these non-traditional ways […]
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 […]
Want to set a 2016 goal that will have a lasting impact on your life? (Not to mention the lives of your friends, loved ones, and coworkers…) Mindfulness practices not only help to settle stress and anxiety in the mind, they also alleviate many physical ailments and are good for your health. By adding a […]
“The present moment is so underrated. It sounds so ordinary, and yet we spend so little time in the present moment, that it is anything but ordinary,” Andy Puddicombe said in his 2012 TED talk. “A research paper that came out of Harvard just recently said that on average, our minds are lost in thought […]
We are living in a world that doesn’t really support mindfulness. We are building technology that doesn’t support us staying in the present moment. And somehow … we as a society aren’t complaining about this. Let me ask you a few questions … Do you feel anxious when you can’t find your phone—even if it […]
It takes much less than five minutes to get stressed out. Spilling coffee on your dress shirt right before a meeting, misplacing your iPhone, watching your favorite sports team get defeated, fighting with your kids—stress can show up in a flash when you least expect it, even when your day seemed to be going well […]
My fore into mindfulness did not start with seated meditation. Yoga was really the bridge for me. I was a total fitness fanatic, and because I was interested in being physically active, I could more easily “swallow” trying yoga than meditation, which was far too intimidating and uninteresting to me at the time. Connecting with […]
Dr. Christine Carter, sociologist, researcher, and happiness expert at the University of California, Berkeley, offers some practical advice on managing the busy mode of our culture. It works for her—a mother of four, established author, and successful career woman—and she has a solid case backed by scientific research, that it will work for you, too. […]