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12-Minute-Podcast

Try This Guided Meditation as a Mindful Writing Prompt 

The invitation is to connect with your senses in a real or imagined setting. What do you hear? What do you smell? Note the emotional content of the space. And when you’re done, take what you learned to the page in whatever way suits you. Read More 

  • Stephanie Domet
  • April 5, 2022
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A 12-Minute Meditation to Explore What’s True 

In this episode of 12-Minute Meditation, Mindful founding editor Barry Boyce leads us in an inquiry practice to become aware of our preconceptions, loosen our grip on what we think we know, and explore what’s true. Read More 

  • Barry Boyce
  • February 24, 2022
How to Stay When You Want to Run
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How to Stay When You Want to Run 

Mindful meditation might overwhelm you some days, and underwhelm you others. With a little practice, you can stay curious and engaged, when you might otherwise run. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • February 15, 2022
Find Your Focus with Amishi Jha
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Find Your Focus with Amishi Jha 

Amishi Jha and Mindful managing editor Stephanie Domet discuss the brain science of attention, how mindfulness meditation helps hone focus, and why our brains are so distractible in the first place. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • December 9, 2021
How to Regain Focus When Your Mind Wanders—Illustration of a woman meditating in a pink background depicting nature and her black hair flows upwards with flowers, leaves, etc. in it.
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How to Regain Focus When Your Mind Wanders 

With constant distractions like news notifications, social media, and never-ending to-do lists, it can be hard to focus on what’s important. Rich Fernandez offers a mindfulness practice for stability and concentration. Read More 

  • Rich Fernandez
  • November 15, 2021
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How to Make Gratitude a Daily Habit 

It’s easy to focus on what we want rather than what we have. But when we shift our awareness to the present moment, we begin finding moments of gratitude in everyday life. Read More 

  • Eric Langshur and Nate Klemp
  • November 1, 2021
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Mindful Books and Podcasts to Curl Up With This Fall 

As the weather changes, we’re spending a little less time outdoors and a little more time inside staying warm. Here are the Mindful editors’ recommendations for a cozy night in. Read More 

  • Barry Boyce, Amber Tucker, Oyinda Lagunju, Ava Whitney-Coulter, and Stephanie Domet
  • October 29, 2021
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Find Your Focus: Own Your Attention in 12 Minutes a Day 

Our ability to pay attention is unreliable when we’re under stress. In her new book Peak Mind, neuroscientist Amishi Jha explores cutting-edge research on elite soldiers revealing how mindfulness training protects our attentional resources, even in the most high-stress scenarios imaginable. Read More 

  • Amishi Jha
  • October 25, 2021

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