Category Archives: Mindfulness

November 30

How to Meditate When Anxious

Originally posted as “How to Meditate when you’re anxious” at Mindful.org by Steve Hickman When you’re feeling anxious and jittery, try an alternative to seated meditation. Q: When I’m freaking out about something, I find it impossible to meditate. I do have a history of panic attacks. Any suggestions? We’re often susceptible to inadvertently engaging […]

October 24

Types of Mindfulness

Many beginner meditators, myself included, start out with a mindful breathing meditation: one breath in, one breath out, the mind wanders, you bring it back.

Armed with an app guiding me through this meditation, I practiced dutifully for several months—but eventually I fell off the wagon. It just stopped feeling right for me.

I didn’t know there were other types of meditation to try. That’s why a new study published in the journal Mindfulness is so encouraging: It compares four different types of meditation, and finds that they each have their own unique benefits. Mindful breathing isn’t the only place to start—and it’s not the end of meditation, either.

August 29

10 Mindful Attitudes

By exerting more conscious control over our behaviors and attitudes, we learn to work with our intention, wise effort, and capacity to be kind to ourselves.

May 29

Meditation Vs. Mindfulness

Where does meditation end and mindfulness begin? Is there really a difference between the two?

May 26

7 Ways To Meditate

There is a place for drugs, supplements, and therapists, but these are often temporary fixes, not permanent solutions. They bandage the wound, but they don’t heal it.
Mind-body approaches like meditation open up the opportunity for true healing.

May 20

Deliver Us From Burnout

What do you do for fun? This is an important question I have started to ask patients so I can get to know them better and assess whether they find joy in their lives. I appreciate that the absence of joy can be a significant contributor to absence of personal health and sense of wellness.

May 14

Mindfully Improve Work

How does mindfulness fit into the world of meetings and expense reports? How can mindfulness make you a better employee or manager?