One Hallowe'en soon, we expect the "Mindful Angel" at our doorstep. How about you?
Here in the Mindful office, a couple of us have fantasized out loud, wondering when mindfulness might be seen as commonplace, so normal, so American—and with their emphasis on self-reliance aRead more »
When did you first start practicing mindfulness and why were you motivated to do so?
I first began practicing mindfulness when I was diagnosed with a mood disorder in 2006. My thoughts were out of control then—picking out the negative in any situation, setting unrealistic goals upon myself, feeling guilty for all the mistakes I've made. After spending many years in bed, hiding from the world, I stumbled upon the practice.
Mindfulness gave me the option to get out of my head and into the world. It took reaching rock bottom before I took my mental health seriously. Fearing getting sick again, I embarked on a new way of approaching my life. The options at that time were obvious—either continue living a horrible lifestyle and end up in a psychiatric ward, or begin practicing mindfulness and befriend myself.Read more »
Elisha Goldstein shares this introduction to his new e-book, Mindfulness Meditations for the Frantic Parent.
When my wife and I first became parents we were on the hunt for great baby books that would help us be as prepared as we needed to be.Read more »
Mindful.org's responds to a post from the Interdependence Project on the subject.