Where does stress show up in your body? This simple body scan practice from Chris Willard can help you notice where you're holding tension so you can let it go. 😌 Want to learn more about how mindfulness can support full-body well-being? Join us for the Mindful30 meditation challenge to discover new ways to tap into your inner creativity, focus, and resilience. 💙 Healthcare professionals, teachers, first responders, and military get a 50% discount! Just use code SERVICE50.
This special edition introduces readers to a rich and rewarding journey. Rooted in the science of gratitude, it helps readers create daily habits that nurture their inner lives, boosting health, strengthening relationships, and nourishing happiness. 💗 It sells quickly, so get yours today!
Change doesn’t happen all at once. What we can do is see every day as a chance to work towards a more balanced state of mind. Our Mindful30 challenge is 30 days of taking time to reflect, and practice being connecting with peace and calm. 😌 There’s no chance of failure — every day that you decide to meditate, you’ll succeed in building a stronger practice. And if you miss a day, no worries, the meditations are yours forever! Learn more about the program and our wonderful group of teachers here.
With so much stress, uncertainty, and difficulty in the world, we can all use something to help us refresh and recharge. This STOP practice from Rhonda Magee is a practice you can lean on when times get tough. 💙 If you're looking for an online community to build your practice with, join us for 30 days of mindfulness for stress and anxiety this September. Sign up for the Mindful30 Meditation Challenge and build the habits that support daily practice. 💙
Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day! Research shows that when we treat others with kindness, we contribute to creating a social norm of collaboration, cooperation, and generosity that can ripple out into our communities and workplaces. You might offer to drive someone to a meeting, or pick something up at the store. You might call them just to say hello. What arises for you when you consider helping someone else? 💙 🎨 Artwork by Mindful's associate art director Paige Sawler.
Follow this 11-minute meditation to uncover the attributes that bring the most meaning to your life. Connect with what's meaningful to you, set intentions for your future, define your purpose, and embrace the ups and downs of the journey to living in alignment with your heart work.
A Self-Care Plan is an intervention tool that keeps you from being completely sucked into the vortex, saving you when you find yourself standing on the precipice gazing into the dark abyss. It’s a fail-safe, created by you, and filled with your favorite self-care activities, important reminders, and ways to activate your self-care community—even virtually.
To connect more deeply with others, we must face the one person that we keep on the shortest leash: ourselves. We often reject other people’s care or attention when we believe we don’t deserve it—but there’s nothing special you must do to deserve love. As Sharon Salzberg reminds us, it is simply because you exist. Follow this fifteen-minute guided meditation to open your heart toward giving and receiving love.
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Whenever you bring awareness to what you’re directly experiencing via your senses, or to your state of mind via your thoughts and emotions, you’re being mindful. And there’s growing research showing that when you train your brain to be mindful, you’re actually remodeling the physical structure of your brain.