Mindful voices

Wednesday, November 21 2012

The holidays are already upon us and for many people that means trains, planes and automobiles, as a means of traveling to see friends, family or just getting out of dodge.

Read more »
posted by Elisha Goldstein, 12:06 pm
Login or Register to post comments
Wednesday, November 21 2012

When did you first start practicing mindfulness and why were you motivated to do so?

I started around three years ago. I was in an intensely stressful job with multiple roles and fighting depressive episodes and anxiety.
 
Did you take a class? If so, what sort of a class did you take?
 
No, I didn't take a class. I gradually found my way to mindfulness through personal development and research that started with the search term "Stress."
Read more »
posted by Mindful readers..., 11:32 am
Login or Register to post comments
Friday, November 16 2012

Location: Warren, Michigan

When did you first start practicing mindfulness and why were you motivated to do so?

I started practicing mindfulness back when I worked as a Code Enforcement Officer. Dealing with the public every day, I needed to look at everything from a different perspective; thinking more of the effect of actions, not just the emotion of those actions.

Did you take a class? If so, what sort of class did you take?

No, I just started talking with the monks at the vihar near my home. I literally just walked in one day.

Read more »
posted by Mindful readers..., 12:49 pm
Login or Register to post comments
Wednesday, October 31 2012

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 a

Read more »
posted by Anonymous, 9:56 am
Login or Register to post comments
Monday, October 29 2012

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 »
posted by Mindful readers..., 1:11 pm
Login or Register to post comments