Mindfulness

Our full selection of articles exploring mindfulness.

Scarcity vs Abundance Mindset

Scarcity vs Abundance Mindset (How to Cultivate Abundance)

The main difference between a scarcity mindset vs abundance mindset is that scarcity causes you to hold onto what you have, focus your attention on costs, and think small. Abundance is about thinking big, focusing on opportunities, taking risks, and betting on yourself. When I was a kid, there’s one thing I always remember from my…

Reasons to Be Grateful

101 Reasons to Be Grateful For What You Have

There are all kinds of things to be grateful for: Relationships, nature, laughter, and more. Here’s a list of 101 reasons for gratitude, to add a spark of inspiration to your gratitude practice. 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,…

5 Scripting Manifestation Examples

5 Scripting Manifestation Examples (How to Write A Manifestation Journal)

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 practicing self-compassion by putting his hands over his heart

5 Self Compassion Exercises (to Release Self-Judgment)

With self compassion exercises, we can begin to rewire the conditioning that leads us to judge ourselves rather than show compassion. Our focus on judgment over compassion is driven by natural selection, society, religion, and sometimes our parents and friends. Imagine a mistake or failure you experienced as a kid. I’ve got one. During an…

thich nhat hanh mindfulness quotes

51 Thich Nhat Hanh Mindfulness Quotes

Thich Nhat Hanh was a Buddhist monk, teacher, and writer who taught extensively on the subject of mindfulness. When he passed away in 2022, he was rightfully celebrated as one of the most influential promoters of mindfulness in the world. Through his books and teachings, he reached millions of people with a message of compassion…

Best Mindfulness Blogs Top 10

The 10 Best Mindfulness Blogs in 2024

Looking for the best mindfulness blogs on the Internet? Top ten lists are a dime a dozen, so I decided to populate this one with mindfulness blogs that I—personally—regularly read and enjoy. Zen Habits and Raptitude, for example, are some of my favorite sites on the Internet and I’ve read them for years. I’ve also…

An Introduction to Vipassana Meditation

A Brief Introduction to Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana and modern mindfulness meditation are two closely related practices. Vipassana involves observing the true nature of reality. Before I ever knew much about the concept of mindfulness, I went on a ten-day Vipassana silent meditation retreat. Those dozens of hours of Vipassana meditation were my entrance into the world of mindfulness. While Vipassana and…

The Raisin Meditation For Mindful Eating

The Raisin Meditation for Mindful Eating (+ PDF)

The raisin exercise for mindfulness, also known as the raisin meditation, is a mindful eating exercise that helps us practice staying present, even during activities that we normally do on autopilot. To do the exercise, you take a raisin and slowly observe it with all of your senses: touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound. Then,…

How to Build A Mindfulness Habit

How to Build A Mindfulness Habit (In Two Steps)

If you’re wondering how to build a mindfulness habit, there’s no switch you can flip for instant results. Instead, being more present and mindful is a matter of improving a little every day. While imperceptible in the moment, this has enormous impact over time. Like going to the gym, learning to be more mindful is…

Woman speaking French holding a map and pointing

Mindfulness and Language Learning

How can mindfulness and language learning go hand in hand? Many of the obstacles to language learning are self-imposed: self-doubt, self-judgment, ego. Mindfulness practices like self-compassion, gratitude, and nonjudgment can help you overcome these obstacles and make quicker progress towards learning. If you’ve hit a wall when learning a new language, there may be a…

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Jon Kabat-Zinn’s 9 Attitudes of Mindfulness (+ PDF)

The 9 Attitudes of Mindfulness is a concept from meditation teacher and writer Jon Kabat-Zinn. Because mindfulness can feel like a massive topic, choosing a single mindfulness “subtopic” to focus on from among the 9 Attitudes can be an effective way to grow your practice. Jon Kabat-Zinn is one of the most influential voices in…

Best Mindfulness Books for Beginners

The 11 Best Mindfulness Books for Beginners in 2024

This is a slightly different kind of Best Mindfulness Books list: I’ve included books from mindfulness experts, but also experts from other wellness fields. My goal with this list of top mindfulness books is to meet you where you are on your mindfulness journey. It’s got essential books from mindfulness experts like Jon Kabat-Zinn and…

Man listening to music mindfully on the couch with headphones on smiling

7 Steps for Mindful Music Listening: A Guide

Mindfulness with music is the art of applying present-moment awareness to music. Learn what mindful music listening is, what types of music can be used, and how to listen to music mindfully in 7 steps. Ever listen to a song and feel like you were getting completely absorbed in the music? Noticing the different layers…

17 Mindfulness Activities for Virtual Meetings

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…

Mindful vs Mindless

Mindful vs Mindless: 7 Examples of Mindlessness In Daily Life

Mindlessness isn’t the same as thoughtlessness. Instead, it’s a state of autopilot in which your thoughts have drifted elsewhere—for example, avoiding uncomfortable emotions by watching TV. Mindlessness. We’ve all been there. For me, it strikes most often when I’m at my least rested, or perhaps already experiencing a low mood. My mind struggles even more…

21 One Minute Mindfulness Exercises

21 Quick Mindfulness Exercises (Less Than One Minute Each)

A one minute mindfulness exercise is anything you can do in 60 seconds or less to center yourself, ground yourself, and pull yourself into present awareness. These short mindfulness exercises help you incorporate the principles of mindfulness into your life — especially when you’re short on time. In an ideal world, every day we would…

MBCT vs CBT vs Mindfulness

MBCT vs CBT vs Mindfulness (Full Comparison)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a method to analyze troubling situations in your life, notice which of the beliefs that you hold are negative or inaccurate, and replace the negative beliefs with positive beliefs. A method called Mindfulness Based CBT (MBCT) combines CBT with Mindfulness. If you’re practicing mindfulness, you might notice some similarities when…

39 Mindfulness Statistics and Facts

39 Mindfulness Statistics and Facts to Inspire Your Practice in 2024

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 facts about mindfulness links out to recent studies on each topic. If your mindfulness practice has stagnated, this impressive list of benefits and statistics about mindfulness will get you moving again!…

How to Stop Overthinking At Night

How to Stop Overthinking at Night (When You’re Trying to Sleep)

Wondering how to stop overthinking at night? First, get the basics of your sleep hygiene right. Second, tackle overthinking directly by addressing your anxiety and worry about the past and the future. Ever say to yourself: “I want to sleep but my brain won’t stop talking to itself“? It’s a common problem. 70% of US…

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How to Avoid Burnout by Balancing Doing Vs Being

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…