mindful living

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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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A Loving-Kindness Practice for the Victims of Tragedy

During troubled times, we need more than “thoughts and prayers” to help us carry on. Try this guided Buddhist meditation to find inner peace and ease suffering.

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Breaking Up with Your Therapist

If you feel that therapy no longer serves you, consider this advice from Sonima's psychologist on how to best assess whether it's truly time to move on or this is a new opportunity to achieve more personal growth.

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The Next Generation of Meditation Teachers

These eight young meditation teachers are so gifted, bringing a unique integrity, open-heartedness and wisdom to their work, that they've already earned a strong following.

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Help Me Save This Friendship

It's hard to watch good friends consistently make bad decisions. Say something or walk away? Sonima's psychologist and meditation teacher offers a 3-step plan and guided meditation for compassionate communication.

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The Healing Power of Mantras

How a simple meditation tool can help you achieve harmony with the universe.

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Sign Up for this 9-Week Mindfulness Refresher for Fall

If you and your family are not feeling ready to go back to school and work, sign up to learn more about smart mindfulness techniques that may improve focus and drive for all.

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Why Certain Emotions Make You Sleepy

Negative thoughts can leave you feeling wiped. Rather than fight or flight, you want to sleep. Here, Sonima's psychologist and meditation teacher offers a different approach to tackling emotional exhaustion.

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4 Questions to Ask a Meditation Teacher (Before You Commit)

When trying to find a meditation teacher, use these four essentials questions to vet potential candidates and confirm that you can truly benefit from their guidance and wisdom.

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The New Science Behind the Benefits of Meditation

Meditation master Sanjeev Verma reviewed the latest research on one of humankind’s oldest practices to share with you the most up-to-date evidence of the many ways it can improve your life.

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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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