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Mindful Shopping: How to Save Money and Help the Environment

The days of the mindless consumer economy are over. In the 1980s, the movie Wall Street said “greed is good.” In the 2020s, the biggest corporations in the world have Chief Sustainability Officers, and the most valuable car company in the world makes electric cars. What’s behind all of this? You. Us. The people out…

Mindfulness journal template

Printable Mindfulness Journal Template (Get Started FAST)

A mindfulness journal template is one way to get started with mindfulness journaling quickly. Mindfulness can have profound effects on your life, but its effects aren’t immediate. That means that keeping your practice going will be one of your biggest challenges. For many people, a mindfulness journal can help. If you’ve ever felt like you’re…

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Christian Mindfulness: An Introduction

Christian mindfulness embraces living in the present moment, contemplative prayer, silent reflection, meditating on Biblical passages, avoiding worry about the future, and noticing and letting go of negative thoughts. Let’s start here: mindfulness itself isn’t religious. That means Christians can practice mindfulness separately from their religious activities, just as they would with exercise or therapy….

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35 Interesting Facts About Meditation

You’ve no doubt heard many of the most popular facts about meditation. Perhaps you’ve heard meditation can make your body healthier, your mind clearer, and even physically make your brain larger! Meditation is associated with all kinds of interesting facts, benefits, and studies.  But beyond just the physical and mental, meditation can have a ripple…

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61 Mindfulness Journal Prompts for Students

Mindfulness journal prompts, together with a mindfulness journal, are tools to help students understand how they’re feeling. Teachers often use mindfulness journal prompts for students as a framework to give students another way to understand themselves, and to get in touch with their emotions. It’s hard to know how you’re feeling sometimes. Journaling is an excellent tool…

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59 Mindfulness Journal Prompts

Mindfulness journaling is about reflecting on your mindfulness journey, helping you use writing as a way to grow your awareness. When you sit down to journal, the blank page can be intimidating. That’s where mindfulness journal prompts can come in handy. Typical journals are about daily events, and whatever else comes to mind. Mindfulness journaling…

How to start a meditation journal

Meditation Journal Prompts (Template + Examples)

Meditation journal prompts make meditation journaling easy. If you’re looking to get started journaling about your meditation experience, keep it simple: grab a piece of paper or open a new note on your phone, and jot a few notes down about your experience. To make it even easier, use a meditation journal template and prompts….

A woman practicing water meditation while sitting by a lake

Water Meditation: An Introduction

One of the most universally relaxing sounds we can hear as humans is the sound of running water. That’s why so many spas have the sounds of gurgling creeks playing in the background. It’s also why meditating next to rivers, lakes, and oceans is so captivating.  A water meditation is any meditation technique that focuses…

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What is the Goal of Meditation?

Most meditators agree that the goal of meditation is to build awareness, increase peace and calm, and live more fully in the present moment.  But beyond that, there’s a wide variety of answers. Each person comes to their meditation practice with their own set of goals. I meditate primarily because I want more peace and…

Woman practicing self-love and self forgiveness

A 10-Minute Self Forgiveness Meditation

Harming others, on purpose or not, comes with being human. That’s why having the capacity to forgive yourself is so important. This 10-minute meditation will help you make progress towards forgiving yourself. As we go through this world, we make all kinds of mistakes. It happens every day.  We hurt people we love, we hurt…

Girl smiling because she's shifted from a scarcity mindset to an abundant mindset

15 Abundance Mindset Exercises

Abundance is a beautiful outlook to take as you look at the world.  Instead of seeing too little, with abundance, you see enough. Instead of seeing limitations, you see possibilities. Instead of coming from a place of fear, you operate from a place of trust that everything will work out. Sounds pretty good, right?  But…

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Scarcity vs Abundance Mindset: How to Understand Each

When I was a kid, there’s one thing I always remember from my experience at restaurants: We ordered water. Always. “And… five waters, please.” That was the end of nearly every order we ever placed. And you know what? I learned a lot from this, along with other spending habits picked up from my parents. …

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How to Find Happiness within Yourself

I’m not a happiness expert. Just a happiness seeker. That’s why in this article, I’m leaning on wisdom from some of the most thoughtful writers to have ever lived.  I won’t pretend that any of the below approaches to happiness and internal peace will lead to a lightbulb moment that will, all of a sudden,…

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How to Stop Biting Your Nails with Mindfulness

Biting your nails is a habit that’s common in childhood, but many people kick it by adulthood.  Not me. I’ve been an on-again, off-again nail-biter for most of my adult life. I’ve tried the normal approaches, like putting foul-tasting nail polish on my fingernails. So far, everything’s worked for a little while, until it stopped…

Woman standing outside expressing gratitude

101 Reasons to Be Grateful

If you’ve ever tried gratitude journaling or following the common mindfulness practice of thinking of 3-5 things you’re grateful for each day, you’ll know that over time, it’s easy to run out of steam. When you start listing the same things over and over in your gratitude practice, the experience can become stale.  Remember that…

Woman sitting in the couch while manifestation journaling

5 Scripting Manifestation Examples (Printables + Step-by-Step Guide)

Scripting manifestation takes the principles of manifestation and encourages you to take action using pen and paper. It’s essentially a form of manifestation journaling. Often, scripting manifestation prompts can aid the process. If you’re hoping for a new job, for example, or hoping to find love, you’d write in your journal as if you were writing…

Man sitting on the couch skeptically thinking about manifestation

A Mindfulness Manifestation Guide

This Manifestation Guide is aimed at people familiar with mindfulness, who are just becoming familiar with manifestation. Manifestation is a tool to express your vision and goals. At its core, a mindfulness manifestation approach is about defining your goals, imagining a detailed vision where you’ve already achieved them, taking action to work towards your goals,…

Man practicing self-compassion by putting his hands over his heart

Why Is Self-Compassion So Hard?

Imagine a mistake or failure you experienced as a kid. I’ve got one. During an elementary school “Entrepreneurship Day,” each student was supposed to bring something to sell to other students. I decided to create and sell drawings, but at Entrepreneurship Day, it became clear that no one wanted them. I went home empty-handed. That…

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How to Be More Playful

Ever dream about being a kid again? It’s a common reaction to the onset of adulthood. Gradually, responsibilities and seriousness have a tendency to crowd out the joy, excitement, and play that’s often a feature of childhood.  Of course, some adults maintain an attitude of playfulness throughout their lives.  If there’s a single secret to…

Understanding the emotional vibration chart to see what frequency emotions have

Emotional Frequency Chart (How to INCREASE Your Vibrational 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. You’ve heard people talk about good vibrations, high vibrations, and low vibrations.  Is this just a saying, or is there something more to it? We’ve…