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Category: Mindfulness

How To Reduce Stress With Mindfulness

As humans, we all deal with stress on a daily basis.  In fact, according to a poll by the American Psychological Association, one-third of Americans are living with extreme stress, and nearly half of Americans (48%) feel that their stress has increased over the past 5 years.  Whether it be an upcoming exam, a big…
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Mindfulness Exercises To Reduce Test Anxiety Before an Exam

We all know what it’s like to take tests.  And if you’re anything like me, they probably stress you out.  Whether it be the MCAT, the SAT, or even a drivers test, they are an often anxiety-inducing and unavoidable part of life for those looking to solidify their education or career.  Did you know that…
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Why And How To Practice Mindfulness In Nature

When it comes to mindfulness, the environment in which you practice can play a huge role in its effectiveness.  Practicing mindfulness outdoors, for example, has a variety of added benefits as opposed to practicing inside.  In fact, in a study where participants were randomly assigned to either a 20 min guided walk outdoors, outdoors with mindfulness,…
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6 Benefits Of Yoga: From Heart Health To Sleep

When it comes to mindfulness, yoga is one of the best ways to begin practicing being in the moment and more in touch with our emotions.  If you’re considering starting your yoga journey but unsure if it’s the right fit for you, there are a ton of benefits that may help to decide. To get…
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Hug It Out: Mental and Physical Benefits Of Hugging

Hugs feel great. But did you know that there are actually researchers tracking the physical and mental benefits of hugging? In fact, recent studies have found that hugging can have a large beneficial effect on our mindset by reducing feelings of loneliness and the physical effects of stress.  Hugs also have the power to boost…
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5 Products To Help You Practice Mindfulness

Between our busy schedules and the stresses of everyday life, finding moments to ourselves can be pretty difficult.  But I promise it’s not impossible.  Regardless of how hectic life might get, however, it’s important that we dedicate at least a few minutes to our mental well-being.  While you certainly don’t need any special tools or…
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Simple Ways to Practice Mindfulness With Others

Mindfulness, or the ability to remain aware of our thoughts and feelings in the present moment, is one of the most powerful traits we can practice as humans.  From our relationship with ourselves to our overall wellbeing, our ability to be mindful affects almost every aspect of our lives. It can bring improvements to both…
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Fun Mindfulness Activities For Teens

Being a teenager is not easy. Especially in today’s day and age when the internet makes it virtually impossible for us to find a real moment of still, or quietness.  For the same reason, it can be difficult to convince a teen to sit down for a 15-minute meditation practice to make them “feel something.”…
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5 Minute Mindfulness Exercises For Adults

As you may already know, mindfulness is the art of developing a higher mental state by focusing on and accepting one’s thoughts, feelings, and surroundings.  It is one of the core characteristics of spirituality and an essential skill to developing a more happy and fulfilled life. In addition, mindfulness practices are known to improve a…
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Mindfulness Journaling Prompts For Beginners

For those who are new to meditation and mindfulness practices, journaling is one of the most effective ways to get started. Putting your thoughts down on paper allows you the opportunity to step back and reflect.  It also allows you to contemplate and organize your goals, and become more aware of your emotions. Simply deciding…
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