mindfulness

Posts on how to slow down and be present in the moment.

Calm App Review: What You Can Get for Free

People often ask me how I stay calm all the time. The short answer? I don’t. I’m a human, and like everyone else, I have my fair share less than shining moments. (Don’t believe me? Hear my humorous recount of a recent mini-meltdown I had while traveling in the video …

A Mindful Mantra for Stress, Worry, and Distraction

It’s no secret that I’m a big advocate of talking to yourself. While it might seem strange, talking to yourself is an important way to cope when your brain goes on autopilot.   When it comes to autopilot mode, most of us trend toward stress, worry, and distraction. Whether it’s …

10 Easy Ways to be More Present This Weekend

You know that Monday morning question, “Where did the weekend go?” It’s easy to miss stuff when you spend most of the weekend on autopilot. Research shows that humans spend nearly 47% of their day thinking about something other than what they’re doing. Whoa. We need to find more ways …

How to Eat Anything Mindfully

If mindful eating has you saying, “Huh, what’s that?” then you’re in the right place. I’m going to walk you through a mindful eating exercise, step by step, so you can experience the goodness for yourself.   But first, why is mindful eating important? Well, it’s important for a few …

Headspace Review: What I Really Think of the App

When you hear the word “meditation,” what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you might envision someone sitting cross-legged on the floor, hands resting on their knees, palms facing up. Perhaps you think of words like chi, chakras, or center. Or maybe you think of a specific religious …

10 Ways to Practice Mindfulness in a Minute or Less

I hear a lot of reasons why people can’t practice mindfulness. The most common? “It takes too mucb time.” Well, I am here to debunk that myth, once and for all. Contrary to popular belief, mindfulness doesn’t have to be exhausting. It doesn’t need to take up all your time, …

Make a Moment Last Forever With Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a superpower. I’m convinced. It has all sorts of amazing benefits, including increased happiness, optimism, and emotional regulation, as well as reduced anxiety, depression, and anger. One of my favorite benefits though, is the ability to experience a moment with more depth and vibrancy than you ever thought …

Why Being Curious About Yourself Is Important

I love watching people get started with mindfulness. It’s such an incredible way of being, and it offers so many awesome benefits. (PS: If you’re new around here, and aren’t really sure what mindfulness is, click here.)   Here’s a Cliffnotes refresher: Mindfulness involves being aware of the present moment …

How to Stop One Thing from Ruining It All

You’re ready, you’ve prepped, and before you know it, something’s gone wrong. Your mind is racing, the dominoes are falling, and now the day is completely RUINED. Does this sound familiar? In this video, I share how to keep one snafu from ruining it all, helping you get back on …