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Tame Bad Habits with This 10-Minute Mindfulness Practice 

Your mind is built to crave. We can respond to cravings in two ways: sate them, or notice our triggers and work with them. This guided meditation helps us build awareness around how cravings surface in mind and body so we can break free from unhealthy habits. Read More 

  • Judson Brewer
  • February 26, 2018
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How Habits and Happiness are Linked 

Happiness doesn't always make us feel happy, says New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin. That's because it's a complex state of well-being that requires awareness of both positive and negative emotions, personal values, temperaments, and habits. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • February 9, 2018
Well-Being

A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit 

Psychiatrist and addiction expert Judson Brewer on how we can use mindfulness to harness the brain's habit-forming process to build more nourishing habits that aren't steered by cravings. Read More 

  • Judson Brewer
  • November 10, 2017
Meditation

The Flighty Nature of Attention 

Meditation teacher Will Kabat-Zinn explores how meditation allows us to stumble upon something we've always wanted: a settled, stable mind in the midst of the chaos of life. We live at the mercy of our thoughts and thought patterns, he says, and as we begin to cultivate attention—which requires us to move counter to much of the mainstream direction of our society and economy—we gain a little stability. Read More 

  • Will Kabat-Zinn
  • June 8, 2017
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