How to Mindfully Walk: 3 Simple Steps

One of the best mindfulness exercises that encourages us to stay present and calms racing thoughts is the simple act of taking a walk. Especially outside. Not only does walking help with cardiovascular health and muscle tone, it also improves sleep and boosts our mood thanks to increased endorphins. It doesn't take power walking or... Continue Reading →

How to be mindful when sick

You've been prioritizing a more mindful life and you're feeling good. You're paying attention to wandering thoughts and are spending more time in the present moment. Your mindfulness practice is thriving! And then - you get sick. When I get sick, so many negative emotions arise. I worry about what I have, I get sad... Continue Reading →

Get A Pet For A More Mindful Life

If you already have a pet and you're looking to increase mindfulness in your life, or if you are on the fence about getting a pet, know this; Pets naturally improve focus, attention to detail, and the art of living in the NOW. According to Sandra Barker, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and director at the... Continue Reading →

How To Be Mindful When Bored

Do you find yourself purposely trying to remain "busy" to avoid the excruciating discomfort of "boredom"? Do you find it hard to embrace the self-help advice to accept being bored and just 'sit with it'? You're not alone. While it's solid advice to not be afraid of boredom and don't necessarily avoid it, it can... Continue Reading →

44 Habits For More Mindful Days

Do you wish you could implement more mindful habits into your daily life but just can't seem to get the habit going? You're not alone. Despite knowing all of the benefits of practicing mindfulness (such as improved health, better moods, and higher productivity) our society struggles to incorporate simple habits. Here's a quick list of... Continue Reading →

Why A Mindful Brain Is A Giving One

Have you ever noticed that the more you focus on a mindfulness practice like a walk in nature, yoga, knitting or meditation, the more grateful you feel for the things around you? This is no coincidence. The neural pathways between mindfulness, gratitude and generosity are very strong, which makes sense when you think about it.... Continue Reading →

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