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Election day can bring with it all kinds of feelings, from excitement to anxiety, fear, or anger. Here are some simple mindfulness practices to help you through the day. It’s election day in the United States and that can...
How are you doing? For Americans facing the COVID-19 lockdown and economic instability through the spring and summer, that became a difficult question to ask—and to answer. Things were already pretty bad. And then the presidential election began in earnest. A new survey from...
In my college days, a thousand years ago, I used to hang out in part of the library that contained a large multivolume work: Pokorny’s Indo-European Etymological Dictionary. I would idle away hours looking up the derivations of...
It’s no leap of brilliance to remark that kids need consistent limits, yet we all struggle in different ways to implement them. Kids resist, often quite resourcefully. We want them to be happy, and we want to be...
We don’t all meditate the same way—nor do we need to. Sue Hutton offers helpful tips and practices, informed by the autism community, to make mindfulness practice truly accessible. It’s important to remember, and to celebrate, that we all...
One of the many reasons I ran for my town’s first City Council in 2018 was to use my mindfulness training to bridge the divisiveness in our community. Earlier in the year, a majority of residents had voted...
Heather Hurlock, Executive Editor at Mindful, explores ways we can tune into our innate capacity for love and compassion. My heart hurts. Watching the brutality and aggression of hardened stances on whether to wear a mask, whether climate change is...
These Mindfulness-Based Intervention Teaching Assessment Criteria were created in 2008 by researchers from three universities in the UK. You can consider these skills and abilities when choosing a teacher. 1. Thoughtfully Organizes Curriculum How well is the teacher prepared and...
Thinking we need to be perfect before we act is a trap—but it’s one we can free ourselves from. I guided the meditation with fewer words, leaving ever more space. The air seemed to crackle with restless silence. Afterwards,...
The most common response I hear these days when I tell someone I teach meditation is “I’m so stressed out. I could really use some of that.” I am also amused to hear fairly often “My friend should...

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