Mindfulness is a term used to describe a certain way of paying attention in the present moment. It has gained popularity in the West through a surge of interest in Buddhism, but it can be practiced alongside many belief traditions or as a secular exercise. Mindfulness comes from a nonjudgmental place of attention and acceptance toward our minds, our bodies, and our feelings. While meditation practices often incorporate mindfulness, it can also be practiced while doing everyday activities. Mindfulness begets mindfulness: the practice increases our ability to be aware, awake, accepting, and less reactive, which can change how we relate to the world.

Should You Be Grateful for the Hardest Thing in Your Life?

One trait of highly successful people is having a positive outlook on life, always moving forward, always learning – especially when it’s hard. We’re not typically grateful for the “worst” things in our lives. If we want to have a growth mindset, we should be.

Aligning Yourself with Your Values Through Setting Goals

Our values are those deep down beliefs we hold about our purpose and our place in the world. Values might be considered our soul’s expression – they tell us who we are.

Three Things I Learned from Teaching Happiness

Emiliana Simon-Thomas shares the key truths about happiness that are most meaningful to learners.

Four Surprising Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Research suggests that practicing gratitude, forgiveness, mindfulness, and self-compassion may improve our sleep during stressful times.

What Is Well-Being? Definition, Types, and Well-Being Skills

Want to grow your well-being? Here are the skills you need.

The Physical Effects of Transforming Your Fear into Gratitude

According to New York Times bestselling author Joe Dispenza, D.C., we may have more control over our bodies than we think: All it takes is some mindfulness.


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