The Top 10 Mindfulness Articles of 2019

The most popular mindfulness articles from 2019, covering everything from starting and maintaining a meditation practice to the best diet for mental health.

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Throughout 2019, we shared stories, tips and ideas to help readers like you deepen your meditation practice, cut down on daily stress, and develop more mindful habits. By working with experts in the field and exploring the latest research, we always aim to provide you with the most up-to-date and authentic information on mindfulness today.

Here are the top mindfulness articles of 2019:

1) The Best Meditation Apps

Our phones are always with us, so we might as well put them to good use. Here are five free apps that can help you deepen your practice.

2) The Ultimate Guide to How to Meditate

Learning to meditate can be confusing—should you get a cushion? Count breaths? Listen to an audio recording? This introductory guide has the answers.

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How to Meditate 

When we meditate, we inject far-reaching and long-lasting benefits into our lives: We lower our stress levels, we get to know our pain, we connect better, we improve our focus, and we’re kinder to ourselves. Let us walk you through the basics in our new mindful guide on how to meditate. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • January 31, 2019

3) Learn the RAIN Meditation Practice

In this beloved practice, Tara Brach provides four steps to stop being so hard on ourselves, so we can cultivate self-compassion in our most challenging moments. 

4) How to Practice Mindful Eating

By taking a little more time with our meals, we can enjoy them more and feel satisfied for longer. Chris Willard explains the basics of mindful eating.

5) A Simple Mindfulness Practice for Young Kids

Teach children how to settle the mind with this popular glitter jar craft—it’s both a simple introduction to mindfulness and a fun rainy day activity. Eco-friendly alternatives are also included.

Daily Practices

How to Create a Glitter Jar for Kids 

The glitter jar represents the mind settling. It’s a great afternoon activity that your kids can keep coming back to as a mindfulness practice. Read More 

  • Christopher Willard
  • May 30, 2019

6) Destress Your Work Routine with Mindfulness

Work is often stressful. By adding mindfulness into the mix, you can give yourself more space to slow down and think through big decisions.

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Train Your Mind to Work Smarter 

Work life is full of challenges that can drain us and create stress. Tara Healey of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care suggests four ways to make our work routines more mindful. Read More 

  • Tara Healey
  • January 31, 2019

7) Make Meditation Part of Your Daily Life

Meditating regularly can be challenging. Here, Jack Kornfield walks you through six steps to make meditation a part of your daily routine.

8) How to Turn Towards Discomfort

When the going gets tough, it’s tempting to turn away. But by learning to persevere, you can become more resilient in the long-run.

9) The Best Foods to Boost the Brain

We’ve all experienced being “hangry,” but can our diets have a long-term impact on our mental health? New research explores the connection between what we eat and how it influences our mood.

10) How to Reduce Stress with Mindfulness Practice

We lead busy lives, and being constantly connected can leave many of us feel overwhelmed by stress on a daily basis. Luckily, mindfulness can help.

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The Best Podcast Episodes of 2019 

Explore the podcasts that resonated with us this year—from working with attention and focus, to the importance of reading deeply. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • December 23, 2019
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The Top 10 Guided Meditations from 2019 

We’ve rounded up our most popular guided meditations from the past year to help deepen your practice and provide support for every aspect of your life. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • December 20, 2019