Essential Reads

Kids Need to Eat Dirt and Get Dirty

There is good science showing that when children get outdoors and encounter more microbes, their ability to cope with stress is improved for a lifetime.

Dementia of Youth—Why Our Memories Are So Unreliable

Do you feel a little lost in your life choices? Small mindset shifts can go a long way
Thomas Wolter

The Stress of Competition: Alleviating Athletes' Anxiety

By Jay Winner M.D. on July 22, 2017 in Stress Remedy
Competition-related stress is universal. How can you minimize distress and maximized performance?

Distracted from Life

Too much self-thought distracts you from the things that really matter.

More Posts on Mindfulness

Our Answers Find Us In The Quiet We Create

By Brad Waters on July 24, 2017 in Design Your Path
What happens when we have all the information we need yet still can't seem to make a difficult decision?

Coping With Your Partner’s Annoying Behaviors

By David Ludden Ph.D. on July 22, 2017 in Talking Apes
If we’re mindful about the true source of the minor irritations in our life, we can more fully appreciate the good things our partner does for us each day.

The Boundless Mind Podcast

By David Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on July 20, 2017 in Boundless
The Boundless Mind podcast provides you with mindfulness exercises on the go.

Leading by Example

How to bring positivity, optimism, and integrity to the workplace.
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Mindfulness for Beginners

Mindfulness is all the rage, and with a promise to improve concentration, mood, and energy, reduce stress, improve immune function, and even fight obesity, it should be.

Listening to Difficult Emotions

By Karyn Hall Ph.D. on July 09, 2017 in Pieces of Mind
Difficult emotions may be trying to keep you out of trouble.

Mattering and Morphing

Do you have trouble understanding your own and others' minds in their full complexity?

No Time for Mindfulness? Think Again.

Love your morning cup of coffee or tea? Add a bit of mindfulness to start your day off with a taste of calm, focus, and pleasure.

Trusting Our Hearts

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on July 05, 2017 in Finding True Refuge
When we bring mindfulness and compassion to our own doubt and fear and notice the goodness in ourselves and others, we begin to trust the intrinsic love that is our deepest nature.

Happiness Tool 2: Cultivate Enlightened Tolerance

With the perspective of Enlightened Tolerance, one can pursue happiness, even under adverse circumstances.

Large Study Finds Pet Owners Are Different

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on July 03, 2017 in Animals and Us
New research shows pet owners and non-pet owners differ in important ways. Does this explain the positive impact of dogs and cats on human health?

Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain

By Mark Borigini M.D. on July 01, 2017 in Overcoming Pain
Now, when did you hear that rumor about the next clearance sale at Lemonlulu?

How to Mindfully Make Important Life Decisions

Important life decisions can be challenging to make. By tapping into your gut’s wisdom and harnessing your brain’s mindfulness, you can determine the path that is best for you.

Five Ways Mindfulness Makes Your Relationship Happier

We all want happier relationships, but few of us know the keys to relationship satisfaction. Mindfulness may hold the answer!

Tips to Fire Up Your Creativity

The greatest artists recognize that the most original ideas actually come from the core of our being, which is accessed through an “open-mind consciousness".
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8 Powerful Steps to Self-Love

Shaming and criticizing yourself lead to inner rebellion and giving up, while self-compassion gives you hope and trust in the process of change. Learn the "how" of self-compassion.

If for Just One Day We Could Smell as a Dog Does

Imagine, for a moment, walking into a large gathering and instantly, with just a sniff or two, knowing intimately more about the people around you.

Sharks and Stoics

By John Sean Doyle on June 27, 2017 in Luminous Things
We have heard it so often it has become cliché. Our thoughts about things, really are different than the things themselves.

Driving Me Wild

I'd like to remain detached when cheaters cut in and just let aggressive drivers have their way. Instead, I go wild. I get agitated and yell expletives.

52 Ways to Show I Love You:Stretching

When we stretch our bodies, our minds, our relationships we show love in ways that help it expand and transform. By honoring the old, accommodating the new and letting go, we grow.

Are Not Emotions Persons?

“The only question left to be settled now is: Are women persons? And I hardly believe any of our opponents will have the hardihood to say they are not." —Susan B. Anthony

Why Flowers Make Us Happy

Flowers trigger the dopamine of excitement and the oxytocin of social trust. A wildflower hike triggers all the happy brain chemicals at once!

Relaxing the Over-Controller

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on June 21, 2017 in Finding True Refuge
How do we shift from the identity of a controlling, wanting, fearing self into a compassionate witness that can see what is going on and knows how to rest and just be?

7 Tips for Becoming More Mindful

By Leena S. Guptha DO on June 20, 2017 in Embodied Wellness
Feeling tired? Stressed out at work? Implementing some mindfulness techniques into your life can work wonders!

Mind-Body Practices Downregulate Inflammation-Related Genes

A new systematic review of research on mind-body interventions reports that practices such as meditation or yoga can downregulate the genetic expression of inflammatory cytokines.

The Factor That Administers Cognitive Control over Emotions

Some recent research on poor cognitive control and depression has overlooked four issues. This post suggests that it is cognitive understanding of reality that regulates emotions.

A Meditation on Love and Loss

Can Laurie Anderson teach us about love and loss?

Stop Thinking, Start Being

What frightens people about adding mindfulness or meditation to their lives? Savor the "now" to be able to relish the memory.

The Self, Lost and Found

How creativity holds up a mirror to your inner world.

Applying Mindfulness in Relapse Prevention

By Dan Mager MSW on June 14, 2017 in Some Assembly Required
The mindfulness practice of urge surfing can help those in addiction recovery learn how to bear urges or cravings to use alcohol and other drugs more skillfully.