mindfulness

How I Manage My Social Anxiety at Work — And 6 Ways You Can, Too

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As I look around my office, I know that one in ten of my colleagues have social anxiety. But I still feel like it’s my secret problem.

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How Meditation Uncovered The Mystery Behind My Triggers​

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Meditation became a way to be with myself. No judgment. No right or wrong reflections. I became an observer, a witness to my thoughts.

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We All Know What WW Stands For: Why The Weight Watchers Rebrand Is BS

If WW really wants to do something to increase health and wellness, they should just shut it down.

Weight Watchers announced on Monday that they are changing their name to WW to reflect their focus on wellness and health. This is BS.

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My Chronic Illness Left Me Broke And Homeless, So Meditation Is My Medication

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It’s real sticky-wicked to have your body become unpredictable and tortuously painful. So here I am. Homeless. Meditation is my medication.

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My Favorite Self-Care Apps (Apple Watch Compatible!)

Whatever you call it, sitting in quiet contemplation has innumerable health benefits.

My favorite of all the apps are the ones that encourage and remind me to care for myself. Why? Because I SUCK SO HARD AT IT.

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Feelings Don't Have Meanings 

Feelings are so unreliable.

Can we avoid judging our feelings and just accept them as they are?

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7 Simple Meditation Techniques For New Moms

"It’s not that you’re not thankful for this basket of baby that you delivered (you are), it’s just that it’s a lot to take in at once."

So what are some meditation hacks you can do during and between countless diaper changes and feedings?

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5 Steps To A Mindfulness Practice For The Non-Woo

Literally ask yourself, “What do I want more of?” (image credit: Thinkstock)

Self-care has become a huge buzzword in the wellness industry.

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How To Make Love To Your Food

Avoiding intimacy with food can lead to numerous food-related issues such as mindless eating, overeating, eating without enjoyment, and distracted eating. So how do we create intimacy with our food again? How do we, in a sense, make love with it by being fully and completely present?

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3 Things That Changed When I Started Thinking Of Food As Fuel

Rather than eating until I felt anxious that I was eating too much or wasting too much time, I ate when I was hungry and stopped when I was full. Image: Thinkstock.

Something changed for me when I heard my friend say, “I run so I can eat.” I run so I can cope, so I can feel invincible, so I can think. And so, in a surprising change of events, I challenged them politely and asked, “What would change if, instead, you ate so you can run?”

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