mindful living

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Break Free of the Past

As you look ahead this year, one goal may be to get beyond past hurt. Here, Sonima's psychologist offers advice on how to let go of what no longer serves you so you can continue to move toward a bright and shiny future.

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Start the New Year With An Open Heart

Rather than make a to-do list of self-improvement projects, like fitting into old jeans or saving money, consider cultivating the person whom you want to be. Hint: It's a feeling, not a tangible thing.

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Manifest Your New Year’s Resolutions Starting Now

Use these two mindfulness strategies to help make your wildest dreams come true in this year.

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The Real Meaning of the Holidays

No matter what you believe, you can still find significance in the holiday season.

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4 Ways to Finish Your Year Strong

Now is a time for introspection, contemplation, and awesome naps. Honor these things and you’ll sail into the new year with renewed energy and motivation.

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A 3-Minute Meditation to Melt Holiday Stress

Fill your stress-reducing toolbox this holiday season with these five strategies, including a short, guided meditation from our Just Sit Series, created by holistic health expert Lisa Hedley.

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How to Hold Space For People to Grieve and Heal

It's hard to know how to behave around a loved one experiencing emotional distress, such as loss. But being there for someone can be much simpler and rewarding than you think. Here's how.

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Trust Your Head or Your Gut?

When you have to make a tough call, logic may tell you to go one way, and instincts the other. Here, Sonima's psychologist offers advice on how to reconcile these differences to find resolve.

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Why Schools Need Yoga and Mindfulness

Bringing wellness to classrooms will not only reduce stress and anxiety, but also boost performance and satisfaction for all—students, teachers, parents, and the community in general. Here's how.

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The Power of Gratitude

Here’s why giving thanks shouldn't be a seasonal activity, but rather a conscientious part of your every day.

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5 Ways to Help Anxious Millennials Chill Out

A new book on meditation, targeting young adults, explores how a practice can serve as a salve for stress and suffering as well as a flashlight, guiding you to better know yourself and cultivate a world in which you want to live.

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One Conversation Can Help Enlighten Your Community

Learning to talk and really listen in a mindful and engaging way can change your immediate world for the better. Here's how to play your part in improving your society.

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Don’t Let Others Push Your Buttons

Certain people know just how to irritate and upset you. Remember this advice from Sonima's psychologist and meditation teacher next time you're feeling emotionally triggered.

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4 Ways to Stay Healthy Through the Season

Try these Ayurvedic tips, including a breath meditation from our Just Sit Series, created by holistic health expert Lisa Hedley, to restore balance and peace to the body and mind as you transition between seasons.

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Making Peace with Today’s Troublesome Political Climate

How to keep shining your light when you're constantly waking up to news that's so dark.

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