Mindfulness begins at home. Preparing meals, washing dishes, paying attention to our bank account, playing with our children—all are opportunities to be fully present for our lives.
Family life can be very, very busy. Here, Susan Kaiser Greenland suggests ways in which we might reconnect with our loved ones and the world around us.
A holiday publicity stunt that nods to untraditional gender roles.
A child of one economic crisis, he died on the eve of another. His gift of love was economic security for his family. His son James Kullander reflects on the sadness of a legacy lost.
A basic teaching of mindful awareness is that we are all connected and dependent on one another. Even young children can appreciate this, says Susan Kaiser Greenland.
If you've ever wondered whether children can also benefit from practicing meditation and yoga, watch this trailer for A Mindful Nation.
Heading to newsstands: The June 2015 issue of Mindful magazine. Check out the online extras on Mindful.org.
Here's a selection:
Elisha Goldstein shares a mindfulness practice for embracing others when they've hurt us.
Ed Halliwell: Meditation for anxiety.
Cheryl Fraser: Fight or flight: Why do we argue before we say goodbye?
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This simple act has the
power to change everything.
Rushing around? Change the pace: Tune in. Grab a glass of water, or just sit still. Think of three things you enjoy about being still for a moment.
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Take 3 mindful breaths. Choose your focal point: notice the breath enter and exit through the nose, chest, or stomach.
Dim the lights an hour before bedtime. Engage in relaxing activities outside of the bedroom. Pass the time quietly.
No, really. 1) Locate a flower in field of vision. 2) Stop.
3) Lean in and sniff. Wow.
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