Tag: Mindfulness

4 Rounds With UFC Women’s Fighter Michelle Waterson

This year has provided many opportunities to celebrate women who are fighting for their dreams. To really put this truth in perspective, I interviewed UFC Women’s Strawweight fighter Michelle Waterson, aka ‘The Karate Hottie.’ Waterson has inspired countless fans with her tremendous mental resilience, emotional intelligence and respect for her art, and continues to have big plans for herself. We went four rounds in our Q&A…

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5 Mindfulness Activities To Try This Summer That Are Actually Fun

By Doug Cartwright mindfulness This beautiful season is a great opportunity to try out some mindfulness activities. If you aren’t sure what mindfulness is, we’ll break it down for you. Basically, mindfulness is the practice of being fully present in the moment, observing your thoughts, feelings, senses, and surroundings, without judging or trying to change anything. It’s certainly a practice…

A Guide To Mindfulness: Why You Need To Start Training Your Mind (And How You Can Begin)

Think of mindfulness meditation as a brain gym. It is literally training your brain to be in the present moment, by focusing on your anchor point, which, for most people, is their breath. By Dr. Saliha Afridi The world that we live in today is not conducive to mental health or wellbeing. We are constantly bombarded with images and information through our multiple…

Yoga Exercises To Overcome Mental Fatigue

By Shilpa Dubey If you’re frequently feeling tired, overwhelmed, and emotionally drained, you may be suffering from mental fatigue. When left unchecked, persistent stress like this can result in burnout. And we want to avoid that stage. Because not only would our motivation levels, productivity, and performance decrease; even our symptoms would take a more physical nature, such as headaches, nausea,…

How To Practice Simple Mindfulness Activities With Your Kids

Creating a Family Mindfulness Practice Mindfulness, or the act of being fully present and accepting our own emotions without judgement, has been practiced for thousands of years. With roots in Hinduism and Buddhism, it’s often connected to meditation, yoga, and even spiritual enlightenment. And the benefits are wide-ranging: It can help rewire negative thought patterns, decrease stress levels, and increase…

The Japanese Approach to Accepting Life’s Challenges

BY SARAH DIGIULIO Twenty-twenty has been a lot to swallow. But in terms of how to cope and carry on, the best first step may indeed be accepting the realities we’ve faced, however difficult or grim. In Japan, the concept of acceptance is fundamental to the traditional culture. There are many Japanese words that translate to “acceptance” – “ukeireru” is just one of…