This article is for people who are experienced in mindfulness meditation. If you struggle with self-criticism during your meditation, keep reading to learn about how your meditation can lead to greater self-compassion.[Read more…]
What Is the Goal of Meditation?
People meditate for many reasons. They want to clear their minds, to reduce stress, to get centered… but are any of these things really the goal of meditation? Not quite.
Ask people what their goal is when they meditate, and you’ll hear a variety of answers. “To deal with stress.” “To calm down.” “To get rid of my thoughts.” “To feel connected to the world.” There are lots of opinions out there.[Read more…]
9 Critical Mindfulness Tips for Those Just Starting Out
Do you always feel like there are at least six things you should be doing? Over time, rushing from one task to the next and to the next can take a toll. The busyness and stress of life can make you feel like you’re about to explode.[Read more…]
Change Is Inevitable
Lots of people have difficulty with change — but it always comes. Change is inevitable. So how can we improve our emotional and mental health to be better at coping with it?
Being Unprepared for Change Is a Problem
Life is full of changes. So why do they throw us for a loop so often?[Read more…]
How Long Should You Meditate For? And How Often?
There are a lot of different recommendations for how long you should meditate, as well as for how often you should meditate. Some sources say to do an hour every day, but you may not have that much time. Below you’ll find research-based recommendations for how long — and how often — to meditate.[Read more…]