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31 Fun & Calming Mindfulness Activities for Teens

Mindfulness activities for teens are similar to the activities you’d practice as an adult. But it’s important to put them in a context teenagers are interested in. That means making mindfulness exercises relevant to their lives (like meditating to make studying easier) or doing exercises that spark curiosity (like mindful eating or mindful music listening)….

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25 Calming Mindfulness Activities for Adults (+ PDF)

Mindfulness activities for adults are much more diverse than the typical activities we think of first, like seated meditation and yoga. From gratitude to self-compassion, from mindful eating to mindful hugs, the options for incorporating mindfulness into your everyday life are endless. Mindfulness is such a vast topic that sometimes it’s hard to know where…

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The Emotional Vibration Chart: 7 Ways to Raise Your Frequency

The Emotional Vibration Chart maps the range of human emotions to higher and lower frequencies. Peace and joy are higher vibration emotions, while shame and guilt are lower vibration emotions. By using the chart, you can understand which emotions are “higher vibration” and start to cultivate more of those in your life. You’ve heard people…

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17 Mindfulness Activities for Virtual Meetings (For Zoom & More)

Virtual meetings can be chaotic. Whether you’re trying to manage a virtual classroom full of students, running a business meeting, or conducting a remote seminar, mindfulness can help. Try including mindfulness exercises to start a meeting, or to reset a meeting’s energy in the middle of long sessions. Right now, at this very minute, thousands…

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Don’t Always Trust Your Thoughts—Here’s Why

Here’s a hard-won truth that, once you experience it for yourself, can save you some serious headaches: You can’t always trust your thoughts.  Knowing when not to trust your thoughts is a skill. Cultivating this skill can save your relationships, improve your sanity, and generally make life easier. But first—aren’t you supposed to trust our gut?…

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The 17 Best Mindfulness Activities for Middle School Students

It’s important to put mindfulness activities for middle school students in a context they’re interested in. That means making mindfulness exercises relevant to their lives. Focus on interactive activities like mindful eating, mindful music listening, or movement exercises. Middle schoolers can benefit as much as anyone else from mindfulness skills like self-compassion, patience, awareness, emotional…

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How to Manage Worries with a Brain Dump Journal

Brain dump journals help you transform vague feelings of worry into concrete ideas that you can take action on, or at least understand better. In this article, I’ll give you three behind-the-scenes examples of my own brain dump journaling process so you can decide if this journaling method is for you. I’ve recently been digging…

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When Stress Starts to Take Over, Try The STOP method

Stress finds its way into everyone’s life. When it does, how do you manage? My humble answer: Not too well. Despite writing about mindfulness, having attended a 10-day silent retreat, and possessing an off-and-on relationship with meditation, I continue to be at the whim of external circumstances. Right now, I’m going through a season of this kind of stress….

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The 9 Best Wellness Subscription Boxes for 2022

Top-rated wellness subscription boxes include TheraBox, Loti Wellness, Bath Bevy, Aster Skincare, and Goddess Provisions. A wellness box commonly includes items like scented candles, journals, bath salts, and incense to remind you to take care of yourself. Wellness boxes make the perfect treat for yourself, or a thoughtful gift for a friend or family member….

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The 13 Best Witchy Subscription Boxes for 2023

Top witchy subscription boxes include Owl and Moon Apothecary, Tamed Wild, and WEvolve. Common items include crystals, earth medicine products, books, tarot cards, and other witchy and spiritual tools. Read on for a comparison of each to see which is right for you. Witchy subscription boxes can make the perfect gift for that friend or…

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The 11 Best Self Care Subscription Boxes for 2023

Top-rated self care subscription boxes include TheraBox, Loti Wellness, Bath Bevy, Aster Skincare, and Goddess Provisions. Common items include scented candles, gratitude journals, and incense to remind you to take care of yourself. Self care boxes make the perfect treat for yourself, or a thoughtful gift for a friend or family member who could use…

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How to Find Your Purpose in Life (It Isn’t An “Aha” Moment)

For me, finding a sense of purpose hasn’t been about arriving at an “aha” answer after deep sessions of journaling or meditation. Instead, purpose has slowly settled into my life as the result of making commitments that have narrowed my life path over time. These days, I’m not thinking much about purpose. I see that…

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What’s Digital Decluttering? (5 Steps to Reduce Digital Overwhelm)

Digital decluttering reduces overwhelm by providing clarity on what your current projects are and removing anything that takes away from that focus. By organizing your digital life, you can more effectively keep ideas for future use. This relieves your mind from the burden of holding them. From time to time, I feel an intense desire…

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TheraBox: Everything You Need to Know (Reviews + Pricing)

TheraBox is a monthly self care subscription box. Curated by therapists, each box includes research-based activities and products to improve your wellness. The thousands of positive reviews show this box has resonated big time with customers. Considering ordering a TheraBox, or a similar mindfulness subscription box? My goal is to give you a run-down of…

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11 Best Metaphysical Subscription Boxes for 2023 (Tarot + More)

Top rated metaphysical subscription boxes include Spiritual Goodies, Owl & Moon, and Goddess Provisions. Common items include crystals, aromatherapy products, books, natural beauty products, tarot cards, and other spiritual tools. Read on for a comparison of each box to decide which is right for you. Metaphysical subscription boxes can make the perfect gift for that…

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47 Money Mantras for Financial Freedom

Money mantras help you combat negative money narratives like guilt, shame, or low self-worth. Over time, money mantras can improve your relationship with money and change your behavior accordingly. Are money mantras a real thing? They are. But they’re not magic, The technique behind mantras has actual research in the fields of psychology and neuroscience….

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How to Train Your Brain to Stop Worrying (3 Tips to Try Now)

It’s entirely natural to worry. Your mind does so in an effort to protect you. Remember that resolving a specific source of worry isn’t a long-term solution. Instead, you have to tackle worry at the source with tools like meditation, mindset shifts, and affirmations. In recent years that I’ve realized something: My brain simply wants…

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51 Affirmations for Financial Freedom

Affirmations for financial freedom help you improve your attitude towards money based on the psychological principle of self-affirmation. Over time, affirmations allow you to shift your identity so financial success comes easier to you. First of all, are affirmations for money a real thing? Yes—and believe it or not, there’s science behind it.  Of course,…

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51 Daily Mantras for Anxiety Relief

Mantras for anxiety can reduce stress and increase calm in your life. Replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts is a research-backed method to reduce the amount of worry in your life. According to a 2016 study, “thought replacement” can reduce worry. What is thought replacement? It’s when you replace a negative thought with a positive…

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47 Positive Affirmations for Anxiety + Printables

Affirmations for anxiety are a research-backed tool to reduce stress and increase calm in your life. By purposefully replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts, you’re likely to be able to reduce the amount of worry in your life. Worry can be reduced by “thought replacement” according to a 2016 study.  What is thought replacement? Cognitive…

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65 Daily Mindfulness Affirmations for Peace And Calm

Mindfulness affirmations help you stay centered, calm, and in the present moment—no matter what stressful situations may be going on. Through mindfulness affirmations, you can train yourself to notice when your mind starts to drift away from the present moment and gently bring yourself back. It’s easy to get distracted and end up living your…

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7 Tips for Mindful Monday At Work

Committing to Mindful Monday is one of the easiest ways to get started with mindfulness, and is easy to incorporate into your work schedule. Mindful Mondays simply involve committing to mindfulness practices just one day per week. There are many approaches to reducing stress at work, but mindfulness is an easily accessible and well-studied method…

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59 Gratitude Mantras for Daily Joy

Mantras for gratitude help you appreciate your life by helping you focus on what you have, rather than what you don’t have. The more you express gratitude each day, the more things you find to be grateful for. This list of mantras is designed to guide you in building feelings of gratitude. Your mindset has…

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Guided Meditation Script for Gratitude

One way you can cultivate gratitude in your life is with gratitude meditations. Over time, this process can help you internalize a greater sense of thankfulness and an enhanced appreciation for life. With gratitude, your default perspective will start to shift towards recognizing what you have, rather than what you don’t have. A gratitude affirmations…