mindful living

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Mindfulness vs. Meditation: What’s the Difference?

These two terms are often used interchangeably, but are, in fact, not the same. Here's a quick breakdown that can help you better define your own practices for yourself.

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Why Am I So Uncomfortable With Crying?

Sonima's psychologist and meditation teacher offers advice—and a 10-minute guided meditation—on how to sit with intense emotions and let tears cleanse rather than overwhelm you.

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Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety

Newsflash: You've got a stalker. Actually, two: Stress and anxiety. Here's how to put some space between you and these troublemakers who keep creeping around your home and work life.

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How Do I Get a Troubled Friend to See a Therapist?

Listening to friends vent is all part of the job. But some problems may be above your pay grade. Sonima's psychologist and meditation teacher offers advice on how to encourage a loved one to seek professional help when needed.

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The Spiritual Aspect of Health

Everyone has access to the path to wellness. If you've fallen off track, here are four simple ways to get back on course.

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Can You Heal Emotional Pain Through Bodywork?

Sonima's psychologist and meditation teacher carefully breaks down a step-by-step guide to help you begin facing and, eventually, letting go of past emotional trauma.

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3 Ways to Deal with a Self-Absorbed Loved One

“Enough about me, let’s talk about what you think about...me.” Sound familiar?

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It’s Your Duty to Preserve the Earth

Regardless of your stance on environmental policies, you cannot deny the fact that humankind and the planet are inextricably intertwined.

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How Do I Stop Feeling So Hurt By Others?

It's common to feel slighted from time to time. We're sensitive creatures. Here, Sonima's psychologist and meditation teacher shares advice on how to lessen the stinging blow.

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Sonima Won a Webby!

We have the most amazing news: Sonima won its first Webby Award (the Oscars of the Internet) for Best Lifestyle Website of 2017!

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Self-Care in the Age of Anxiety

Life demands your attention and help everywhere you turn. It's exhausting. If you really want to make a difference, learn to take care of yourself first, then others. Here's how.

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This Is Where Positive Thinking Begins

Success and happiness can be yours with the slightest attitude adjustment. Here's what you need to do to get in the right frame of mind.

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The Argument for Empathy

Here's how leaning in, rather than running away, during difficult times can help you become a kinder and more compassionate friend, coworker, partner, and family member.

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How Do I Overcome My Fear of Making Mistakes?

Sonima's psychologist and meditation teacher advises one reader how to face the fear of making mistakes, and turn that self-criticism into self-compassion and personal growth.

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Why Money (and Other Things) Can’t Buy Happiness

There's no doubt that getting what you want feels good, but that sense of euphoria is always fleeting. Here's how to find a more lasting sense of happiness—no credit card needed.

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