Make Stress Your Friend (And Improve Your Health)

When is the last time you said, “I’m so stressed out” to yourself or a friend? 75% of Americans have experienced moderate to high levels of stress in the past month, so more likely than not, you say it often. But, does stress have to be a bad thing? What if simply changing our view of stress could lower the associated health risks?

Clearing The Inner Clutter

In popular culture, we’ve seen a surge of interest in decluttering. Whether you’re a decluttering skeptic or an avid fan of these tidying movements, Marie Kondo and Gretchen Rubin make a strong case that clearing outer clutter can make us happier inside. Learn how a mindfulness meditation practice – clearing the inner clutter – can support your quest for outer order.

6 Easy Ways to Incorporate Mindfulness into Your Workday

It’s no secret that our jobs and our lives are stressful. Nearly 8 out of 10 employees in America regularly experience physical symptoms of stress at work which can have negative effects on our health including high blood pressure and depression. One way to mitigate stress and enhance physical and mental health is through mindfulness: the secular, science-based practice of paying attention to the present moment without judgment.

Boost Creativity With Mindfulness

According to a NASA study, 95% of 5-year-olds are creative, but only 2% of adults are creative. The good news? We can recapture creative abilities through the practice of mindfulness meditation. Here are 3 simple research-backed ways to practice mindfulness for increasing creative thinking abilities.

How To Practice Gratitude for Mental & Physical Benefits

Use the recent Thanksgiving holiday as a springboard for your personal gratitude practice! Research shows that regular gratitude practice strengthens relationships, boosts immunity, improves sleep quality, increases overall wellbeing, and reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression. What’s more, grateful people exhibit more mental strength and resilience, and they take more positive action towards their goals. Get started with your daily gratitude practice by experimenting with some of these easy techniques to transform your mindset.

New Year New You: Letting Go of 2018

In our eagerness to move forward, we can forget to pause and let go of the past. Learn strategies to say goodbye to 2018 and move into the new year with lightness and intention. The practice of letting go has research-backed physical and mental benefits!

The Value Of Silence In A World That's Always On

When is the last time you experienced true silence? A regular practice of silence – though often uncomfortable at first – allows your mind settle and improves your ability to pay attention. Here are some simple ways to grow more comfortable with silence and to incorporate more silence into your daily routine.

Reduce Stress With A Digital Detox

In today’s world, it’s unrealistic to consider eliminating digital influences from our lives (unless you want to go off the grid!). Here are some simple tips to recruit your technology to work for you rather than against you.

How Self-Compassion Boosts Performance

As a mindfulness speaker and coach, I work with a lot of corporate leaders who are convinced that being hard on themselves will yield better results. Even when I share that research shows self-criticism leads to heightened levels of depression and anxiety, lower self-confidence, and increased fear of failure, these clients are reluctant to embrace a different attitude. Even though self-compassion can be a challenging practice, research shows that the practice improves our performance and our overall well-being.

What Is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional Intelligence can be defined as the ability to recognize, understand and influence the emotions of yourself and others. Unlike traditional intelligence (IQ), which typically remains stable over a person’s lifespan, emotional intelligence is not fixed over time. Learn more about the areas of competency now widely recognized as must-haves for navigating both the corporate ladder and your most important relationships.

Scroll With Purpose: Follow These Mindful Social Media Accounts

With over 79% of Americans on social media, it’s important to consider that the content we take in can make our scrolling either positive or negative for our overall wellbeing. One way to bring more intention to your social media usage is to follow positive people and businesses so that you sign off feeling inspired. Follow these social media accounts for mindful, uplifting, and inspirational content.