Mindfulness

Mindfulness

How I Manage My Relationship with Grief

Easter is a holiday that brings up a lot of emotion for me. I was raised in the Greek Orthodox faith, and even though my Easter won’t be celebrated until next weekend, I felt called to share the feelings of grief that always come through for me at this time...
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How I Take and Implement Advice

Very recently I was presented with a situation where a close friend of mine gave me advice. It was harmless advice, in good faith, but it really didn’t sit well with me! I didn’t resonate with it, and I felt very conflicted by the information that was given to me,...
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My Thoughts on Breaking Down Hate

When I was younger, my parents often told me that with great privilege comes great responsibility. That sentence played in my mind throughout my life, and it’s on repeat lately. I was born into a life of great privilege. I am a white, straight, able-bodied woman, from a financially stable...
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How to Stay Hopeful

A few years ago, I was really, really frustrated with life. I can’t remember exactly what was happening that had me in such a state, but I would guess it likely had something to do with boys, body issues, or the daunting question of life’s purpose. I remember sitting in...
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My Favorite Practice for Achieving My Goals

There are few things as frustrating in life as feeling stuck and unable to fully reach goals or manifest desires. There was a time when I lived in that stuck, struggle place, and it was so unpleasant, challenging, and annoying. I’ve encountered resistance in my life, and I tend to...
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My Tips for Receiving the Answers You Seek

I recently discovered something about myself. I’m a closeted know-it-all. It’s weird for me to write that, but I really, really like to be right, and I really, really like to know things. I honestly never would have characterized myself as such in the past, but I’ve come to own...
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How to Tap into Your Intuition

I’ve been going to self-help, meditation, yoga, and mindfulness seminars for years. My intention of doing all this has been to be the best version of me that I can be, but also to tap into my own sense of inner strength and intuition. I desire to create a life...
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Five of the Best Things I’ve Learned

I like to describe myself as a student of life. I always desire to learn, grow, expand, and explore; and part of what I think my purpose in life is, to pass along this knowledge to all of you. As a student of life, I am not perfect. I try...
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How to Manage Holiday Stress

It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year, right? The holiday season always makes me feel so happy, nostalgic, and joyful. That is, until I let the outside pressures of the holiday creep in, inducing stress and unease. Holidays have become bigger than life; more expectations, more highs and...
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Increase Your Focus in 6 Simple Steps

Lately I’ve been feeling super unfocused. The holiday season can have a way of doing this to us, right? So many thoughts telling us to do this, and to do that. It’s not great, and I don’t like the feeling, but I am vigilant not to be too judgmental on...

Editors Pick

The Practice by Barb Schmidt

Barb offers readers life-changing spiritual guidance in an easy to follow format, and what makes this book so magnificent is that she has infused her own stories and struggles to help readers connect and learn.
Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of May Cause Miracles