Women laying on the floor doing yoga

39 Mindfulness Facts and Statistics to Inspire Your Practice in 2023

Mindfulness is associated with an extensive list of benefits and studies. But which benefits are backed by research, and which aren’t? The below list of mindfulness benefits links out to recent studies on each topic. If your mindfulness practice has stagnated, this impressive list of mindfulness benefits will get you moving again! 1. Mindfulness can…

Woman overthinking at night looking at her smartphone in bed

How to Stop Overthinking at Night (5 Tips to Turn Off Your Brain)

Wondering how to stop overthinking at night? It isn’t an easy or quick process. However, there are a few things you can do. First, reduce the other issues that may be affecting your sleep. Get the basics of your sleep hygiene right. Second, tackle overthinking directly by addressing your anxiety and worry about the past…

Man wearing a hat at a tropical resort

How to Relax and Be Happy (7 Tips)

If you’ve ever felt you need a tropical vacation to finally relax and be happy—you’re not alone. But the happiest people in the world don’t wait for external circumstances to align. They focus on cultivating a happy inner spirit, regardless of what’s going on in the outside world. Tools like breathing exercises, yoga, journaling, and…

Woman in a hammock on the beach

Doing Vs Being: Finding A Balance to Avoid Burnout

Understanding the balance of being vs doing is critical to avoiding burnout and overwork. In Doing Mode, accomplishment and activity are seen as much more valuable than rest. But productivity must be balanced with Being Mode, which prioritizes rest and helps us restore energy and attention for the next burst of activity. I often fall…

Artwork of Jesus holding one hand up

Did Jesus Meditate? Evidence from the Bible and Ancient Palestine

Did Jesus meditate? In short, yes — but it depends on the definition of meditation used. Biblical records show Jesus spent much time in solitary prayer and contemplation. In addition, some Jewish teachers in the time of Jesus were beginning to adopt a more personal, mystical approach to religion. There’s significant debate about whether Jesus…

Woman setting an intention in her journal

How to Set Intentions (6 Ways to Live More Intentionally)

Sometimes, it can feel like life is happening “to” you. By setting intentions, you may find you’re able to live more purposefully and make progress towards the life you want to live. In this article, we’ll walk through how to set intentions, how it’s different than setting a goal, and how you can use tools…

Woman in sweater deep in thought practicing awareness

Mindfulness vs Awareness: What’s the Difference?

Mindfulness vs awareness is a tricky concept to untangle. Both awareness and mindfulness involve observing your thoughts, emotions, and environments. The key difference between awareness and mindfulness is that mindfulness promotes nonjudgmental observation. Mindfulness and awareness are two concepts that are easy to confuse. While the two concepts are closely related, they’re not precisely the…

Woman looking mindfully out the window

What is Mindfulness?

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of purposefully focusing on the present moment nonjudgmentally. It is closely associated with meditation, but mindfulness goes broader, including practices like gratitude that don’t fall under the umbrella of meditation. Mindfulness is a huge topic, and it’s hard to know where to start, or even nail down exactly…

Artist painting on canvas in a state of flow

11 Flow Triggers for Complete Focus

There are a few things you can do to help induce a state of flow, starting with finding an activity that you enjoy (but that also challenges you). Then, practice it enough to become experienced at it. In this article, we’ll explore how to achieve a state of flow, and look at 11 flow triggers…

Group of people on meditation retreat

My 10-Day Silent Retreat Experience (What to Expect)

When I went on a 10-day silent meditation retreat, I had no idea what to expect. If you’re considering a meditation retreat, my hope is that my experience may help you. Wondering what it’s like to go on a meditation retreat, and if it’s worth it? The retreat I joined was a 10-day silent meditation retreat….

A woman multitasking with a phone and tablet during a meeting

How to Stop Multitasking and Start Monotasking (A Short Guide)

Monotasking—focusing on one thing at a time—is a way to apply mindfulness to your work life, increase your productivity, and improve your odds at ending up in a state of flow. If you find yourself jumping from task to task while working, you’re not alone. In a world full of distractions, multitasking is a common…

Woman playing violin in a state of flow

Flow vs Mindfulness (How to Improve Focus by Using Both)

The main difference between mindfulness and flow is that mindfulness requires that you maintain awareness, while flow requires you to become immersed in an activity. Flow is a state of mind reached when you’re entirely immersed in an activity, to the point where you may lose track of time and forget yourself. Mindfulness, in contrast,…

Statue of the buddha

Is Mindfulness A Religion?

Mindfulness isn’t a religion. Rather, mindfulness is a secular toolkit that can help reduce stress and improve well-being. However, there is a tangled ancient and modern relationship between religion, spirituality, and mindfulness. Let’s clear up any doubt: mindfulness is not a religion. And, at least as practiced in scientific studies, it’s not even necessarily spiritual….

Man smiling and then the same man frowning

5 Ways to Turn Around a Bad Day

Sometimes, you just have a bad day. It happens to all of us. But sometimes it’s possible to stop a bad day and turn it into a good one, or at the very least, slow it down. Let’s explore how to turn around a bad day. Whether it’s the proverbial “wake up on the wrong…

How to Be More Mindful 3

3 Mindfulness Tips for Beginners (Read This Before Starting)

There are plenty of mindfulness tips for beginners, but the most important is this—what works for each person is different. Your job is to become an expert on your own mind. Learn how the tools of mindfulness interact with your own mental landscape. That can feel less intimidating than aiming to become an expert on…

Woman falling asleep while meditating

Why Meditation Is Hard (And 4 Ways to Make It Easier)

Why is meditation hard? It’s hard because the human mind is wired for distraction. Our bodies are designed to watch for threats and conserve energy. In some ways, to meditate is to fight the instincts that come most naturally to us. But with practice, it can become easier. Mindfulness isn’t easy. The human mind is…

Mother and daughter meditating on the couch together

9 Simple Examples of Mindfulness In Daily Life

Wondering how to experience mindfulness? Examples of mindfulness in everyday life are everywhere. Mindfulness isn’t just about meditation. From mindful eating to cuddling with your dog to mindful walking, mindfulness is more about how you show up in the present moment than any specific activity. Most of us want to be more mindful, but common…

Items in a spiritual subscription box

The 11 Best Spiritual Subscription Boxes for 2023

The best spiritual subscription boxes include Goddess Provisions, Mindful Souls, and Tamed Wild. Typically, these boxes include items like crystals, aromatherapy products, books, natural beauty products and spiritual tools. Read on for a comparison of each (including pricing) so you can choose which box is best for you. Spiritual subscription boxes can make the perfect…

Meditation accessories on a table

The 11 Best Mindfulness Subscription Boxes for 2023

The best mindfulness subscription boxes include TheraBox, Mindful Souls, and Goddess Provisions. Typical items include scented candles, meditation aids, and gratitude journals to support you on your mindfulness journey. Read on for a comparison of each box so you can choose the perfect one for you. Making sense of the options can be overwhelming –…