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Look on the Bright Side…? 

Optimism can seem like a dead end or even a harmful delusion. But it’s not about slapping a filter over bleak reality; it’s about allowing yourself to see life’s full range of colors. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • June 1, 2018
Health

What Does It Mean to Be Grateful? 

Gratitude isn't just in our head: It takes root in our heart and in our senses, for one beautiful moment...and then the next. Here are three ways to practice gratitude, from a.m. to p.m. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • April 26, 2018
Audio

How to Show Up When You Have Cancer 

In this podcast, Patricia Rockman, director of education and clinical services for the Center for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, and Mindful columnist Elaine Smookler, both cancer survivors, talk about how mindfulness factors into the cancer experience. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler and Patricia Rockman
  • March 13, 2018
Well-Being

How to Ride the Waves of CHANGE 

The truth is: we don't know much about what "will be." Here are six mindfulness tips for going with the flow—rather than losing ourselves in the undertow. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • November 20, 2017
Relationships

Make a Friend out of a Foe 

Making a habit to be friendly—even toward people we don’t like—can render us happier and healthier. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • September 11, 2017
Well-Being

The Power of Solitude 

Spending time alone with ourselves may not be easy or even desirable. But it’s key to getting to know who we really are. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • July 26, 2017

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