Should I be mindful all the time?

It seems like everywhere we turn someone is touting the importance of living in the present moment and staying mindful about our thoughts, actions and perceptions. As a mindfulness advocacy website we whole-heartedly agree with the importance of staying present. But only to a certain point. It's all about balance, as is pretty much everything... Continue Reading →

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 →

Best Mindfulness Journals

One of the best ways to enhance your mindfulness practice is to keep a mindfulness journal. This will mean different things to different people, but in general it's a tool to help ensure you are more mindful throughout your day. You can keep a plain spiral notebook or you can buy a pre-designed journal with... 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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