Articles in the category Mindfulness

How to Practice Mindfulness & Reduce Anxiety

Approximately 40 million American adults – ages 18 to 54 – suffer from anxiety disorders. That’s about 18 percent of the adult population. A number that just cannot be ignored. And we have to bear in mind that this number only includes diagnosed cases. There might very well be just as many people who haven’t […]

Using Mindfulness as a Tool for Relapse Prevention

Mindfulness and meditation are often touted as the path to inner peace, but is such a thing truly possible? Establishing healthy habits is difficult at the best of times, so the thought of starting a meditation practice while your life is in turmoil may seem like a waste of precious energy at best—and an insurmountable […]

Best Habits to Maintain While in College

For many, going to college is a large milestone in life. Whether you are attending a rigorous program such as or you are likewise going to a competitive engineering program at UCSD, there are many stressors that can make college life difficult. These are some of the best habits you can maintain for a happier […]

15 Books on Mindfulness and Meditation to Find Balance in Life

Recent global events added to our own personal stressors have made it more difficult for us to cling to our hopes and dreams for a better world. That’s why more and more people are turning to meditation to attain the inner calm and peaceful countenance that seem so elusive in the present time. These books […]

Practice Mindfulness Meditation and Protect Yourself from Chronic Diseases

Mindfulness meditation has been touted as an antidote to stress, anxiety and depression. And science has backed it up with evidence showing that people who practice meditation on a regular basis produce less of the stress hormone cortisol and more of the happy hormone serotonin in their bodies. Mindfulness meditation brings us into a balanced […]

3 Tips for Enhancing Communication with Mindful Listening

With the entry of the third millennium, communication has been made possible in various forms. Face-to-face talking has lessened somewhat, replaced by texting, chats, emails and video calls, to name some. But what remains important in any form of communication is effective speaking and mindful listening.  In this post, you will learn what mindful listening […]

5 Ways to Observe a Mindful Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day conjures up images of happy family gatherings, tables laden with glorious food and limitless shopping the day after. All too often, the essence of this significant day gets lost in the merrymaking, eating and drinking, and the anticipation of Black Friday sales. But it needn’t be that way. We all have the choice […]

3 Ways to Mix Mindfulness and Halloween Fun

Everyone looks forward to Halloween, the annual ghost and ghoul holiday where adults and children alike don outrageous costumes, hold mad parties and go trick or treating. Yet sometimes, the jokes can be insensitive and the sugar rush from all the candies can go over the limit. This year, why not mix mindfulness and Halloween […]

Teaching Kids Early on Learning Mindfulness

We have often read about how mindfulness is good for us adults. But did we ever consider that mindfulness is just as good for kids? Teaching mindfulness to kids is a new and growing interest, with many schools now taking up the practice. Science-based research has shown that teaching kids to be mindful has many […]

Should You Buy Into the Adult Coloring Book Craze?

Adult coloring books have been around for a long time, but it wasn’t till around 2012-2013 that they became commercially successful. 2015, however, was the year the adult coloring book craze spread all over the world. Did you know that about 12 million adult coloring books were sold last year? 12 million! And it doesn’t […]