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Calm

A Mindful Pity Party: Meditating While Sick 

When we're sick and sulky, the last thing we want is to do a mindfulness practice. Comedian and mindfulness practitioner Elaine Smookler describes this dilemma as only she can. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • February 22, 2019
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Compassion

The Good News about Being Wrong 

No one likes making mistakes or (even worse) admitting them. But there’s wisdom and resilience to be gleaned by learning to accept and acknowledge when you are wrong. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • February 4, 2019
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Daily Practices

Let Go Of Your Labels: A Mindful Practice 

When we become too certain or fixed upon any given label, we restrict our chance to experience life’s vast array of surprises and opportunities. Here’s how we can take the tiny boxes we place ourselves in a little less seriously. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • November 12, 2018
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Uncategorized

Don’t Vacate Your Vacation 

Next time your thoughts are dragging you away from your well-earned holiday, instead try relaxing into the sensory world. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • July 31, 2018
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Calm

How to Make a Mindful Resolution 

Hard-knuckling it through our New Year’s goals can strain even the best intentions. Here’s a mindful strategy for less stress and more success in keeping your resolutions. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • June 5, 2018
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Uncategorized

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
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Calm

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
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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

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