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A 6-Minute Mindfulness Practice to Relax and Retune After a Hectic Day

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On autopilot, we might not notice all the stress we carry around — Explore this brief mindfulness practice to unwind your body and mind. ↓ By Elisha Goldstein | August 14, 2018 ◊ ◊ In order to deeply relax and be present in life, it’s important to understand how we hold our...

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A 5-Minute Gratitude Practice: Focus on the Good by Tapping into Your Senses

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This 5-minute mindfulness practice cultivates gratitude for life's small delights as you move through the senses. ↓ By Elaine Smookler | August 6, 2018 Waking up this morning, I glanced at my cell phone and noticed the weather app ominously predicting many days of snow and icy temperatures ahead....

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Can Gratitude Help Couples Through Hard Times?

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New research suggests that thanking our partners for supporting us through hardship may increase their joy and satisfaction in giving. By Jill Suttie | July 21, 2018     When my best friend went through multiple surgeries and dislocations following a botched hip replacement, she was in near-constant pain. Her husband...

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Seven Lessons from Mister Rogers That Can Help Americans Be Neighbors Again

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The host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood taught kids critical emotional and social skills that are still relevant to adults today.   Fred McFeely Rogers was a shy, somewhat awkward, and sometimes bullied child growing up in the 1930s. After going to college for what he called his “first language”—music—he...

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Finding Beauty Inside

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In her best-selling book, Minding Mum, Alison Canavan explores what self-care means when you’re a mother, and what she’s discovered about being healthy. Take a glimpse at Mindful's featured story in the June issue. ↓ ↓   At 15, Dubliner and self-described tomboy Alison Canavan was entered into a modeling competition by...

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Why It’s Hard to Live in the Present Moment

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Our brains are pleasure-seeking editors. ↓ [embed]https://youtu.be/MSE6ZIaEFHM?t=19s[/embed] ↓ Why is it so difficult to properly enjoy what’s right in front of us? And why are so many events easier to enjoy or savor after they’ve happened? In this animation from The London School of Life, philosopher Alain de Botton talks about why we...

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