You have probably heard about the dozens of benefits time outside provides, including improved physical health, calmer moods, better eyesight, expanding one's worldview, and many more. But one age group is having a harder time getting outside than any other and this is the tween and teen years. This is partly because of their age... Continue Reading →
Why Mindful Giving Makes Us Feel Good
There's no better time to be generous. So many people I know are going through rough patches and the most prominent advice they are receiving is to focus on gratitude and help others where we can. This advice can be tough to swallow when you're in the thick of a crisis, but when the clouds... Continue Reading →
How To Mindfully Work From Home
More people are working from home than ever before and there is evidence to show that a lot of these new work from home employees are going to permanently telecommute. Photo by Oladimeji Ajegbile on Pexels.com Working from home presents some unique challenges and staying focused on the task at hand can prove more difficult... Continue Reading →
8 Fun Ways To Get Your Kids Outside for Mindful Play
Do you feel constant frustration that your kids are not in nature enough or are looking at screens too much throughout the day? You're not alone. Most parents have heard the unison complaining as we try to get our kids to play outside more. It can be an exhausting job if you don't have a... Continue Reading →
Outdoor Mindfulness Tips for Kids
With nicer weather upon us, we have more opportunities to get the kids outside which is a breeding ground for natural mindfulness. Mindfulness, especially outside, has been shown to reduce stress, increase concentration, and improve our overall well-being. How can you encourage mindfulness in nature with your children? Here are 7 quick tips for simple... Continue Reading →
Should We Practice Mindfulness Every Day?
Mindfulness is more important than ever during these times of isolation and stress. You know it's important to focus on the present moment and avoid multi-tasking, but have you ever wondered how often you should be practicing mindfulness? The answer will vary for each person but there are a lot of good reasons to practice... Continue Reading →
How To Mindfully Use Our Phones Less
Struggling to stop mindless scrolling and aiming to use your phone less? You are definitely not alone. I would venture to say the vast majority of people I know are on their phones longer than they would like and aim to use it less, especially when it comes to social media. The average user checks... Continue Reading →
6 Quick Tips: How to deal with overwhelm
We've all faced that stressful feeling of overwhelm that can take over at any time like a tidal wave. This feeling of being overwhelmed is a sign that our brains are in overdrive. You may notice that sometimes small things cause you to feel overwhelmed while other times you handle chaos without a problem. Why... Continue Reading →
What Does Mindfulness REALLY Mean?
The concept of "mindfulness" can be a little confusing for many, including myself. I recently got into an in-depth conversation with a friend about all of the subjective meanings of the term "mindfulness". We both had our own take on what it means and how it should be used for a calmer and more enriching... Continue Reading →
Do ‘Inspirational Quotes’ Really Help?
I have to admit, I used to question these "inspirational quotes" sprinkled throughout the Internet, everywhere you look. I used to think these quotes were a cheesy over simplification of people's problems and they often made me cringe. I wondered if the simplicity of the quotes were down right obnoxious and insulting to those truly... Continue Reading →