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Easy Tricks To Teach Kids How To Deal With Stress Through Mindfulness

Easy Tricks To Teach Kids How To Deal With Stress Through Mindfulness

But experts say if you want to teach your children to be mindful, you have to be mindful, too. The back-to-school season brings its own unique stressors to just about everyone: young children starting school for the first time, older kids dealing with longer days and social pressures, teenagers who have to make decisions about their futures, and of course to parents who might also feel overwhelmed. But researchers at Vancouver’s Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre have suggested strategies to…

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3 Ways To Practice Living In The Now

3 Ways To Practice Living In The Now

If you haven’t read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, you’re missing out. This philosophic and somewhat spiritual book is a game-changer, which is probably why it spent years on the New York Times bestseller list and sold more than 3 million copies in North America alone. I won’t give away too much here, but the general thesis of the book is that in order to achieve enlightenment, one really has to learn how to live in the now….

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Breathe and Focus: How Practicing Mindfulness Improves Mental Health as We Age

Breathe and Focus: How Practicing Mindfulness Improves Mental Health as We Age

As we age, it’s natural to worry about possible declines in our mental and brain health. Many older adults are concerned about things like memory loss and poorer attention, forgetting names, and taking longer to learn new things. As a result, as we get older we may feel more distress, sadness, and/ or anxiety that can decrease our quality of life. However, we can do something to address these concerns. The answer is mindfulness. Research shows that it can improve…

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Why Your Phone And The ‘fear Of Missing Out’ May Negatively Impact Your Mental Health

Why Your Phone And The ‘fear Of Missing Out’ May Negatively Impact Your Mental Health

 Electronic devices, such as smartphones and computers, are a necessity of day-to-day life; but that reliance on devices may be taking a toll on Canadians’ mental health. A new survey by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) suggests, on average, Ontario adults spend more than 11 hours per week using social media or communicating via email, and nearly four hours per week playing screen-based games. That’s 15 hours a week not including the amount of time spent on…

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The Best Mindset To Preserve Memory And Judgement

The Best Mindset To Preserve Memory And Judgement

The best mindset to ward off cognitive decline can be cultivated using exercises such as visualising your best possible self. Older adults with a more optimistic outlook experience fewer memory and judgement problems, new research finds. Optimism has also been linked to desirable health behaviours like: Eating more healthily. Exercising regularly. Lower risk of heart conditions and stroke. For the study, researchers followed around 500 older adults over four years to see if they experienced any cognitive impairments. The results…

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22 Life-Changing Lessons From “The Motivation Manifesto”

22 Life-Changing Lessons From “The Motivation Manifesto”

by Laura Probert   March 3, 2016  Have you ever read a book and wished you’d written it yourself? For me, that book is Brendon Burchard’s The Motivation Manifesto — a compelling primer on how to overcome self-doubt and establish personal freedom. I’ve dedicated many years to studying the art of training my mind, feeling my body, and untethering my soul, and this book’s powerful words had me constantly nodding my head. Brendon Burchard — an acclaimed author and motivational…

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Three Powerful Mindfulness Tips That Can Change Your Life

Three Powerful Mindfulness Tips That Can Change Your Life

JANUARY 22, 2016 BY HAMISHLOUX Be the master of every moment You are the master of your mind and only you can decide what you’re feeling. Don’t let other people put you down with their words and actions. You have the decision to give in to their misery or to remain unaffected and pleasant. Think of them as giving you a present; inside of it is a little misery. Your mind has a choice to accept it or not. Without…

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The Art of Now: Six Steps to Living in the Moment

The Art of Now: Six Steps to Living in the Moment

We live in the age of distraction. Yet one of life’s sharpest paradoxes is that your brightest future hinges on your ability to pay attention to the present. By Jay Dixit,        published on November 1, 2008 – last reviewed on August 11, 2015 A friend was walking in the desert when he found the telephone to God. The setting was Burning Man, an electronic arts and music festival for which 50,000 people descend on Black Rock City,…

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12 Little Known Laws Of Mindfulness

12 Little Known Laws Of Mindfulness

by MARC CHERNOFF     The Open Mind     August 28, 2015  “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”  – Carl Jung Mindfulness as a daily ritual is the ultimate challenge and practice.  It’s a way of living, of being, of seeing, of tapping into the full power of your humanity. At its core, mindfulness is… Being aware of what’s happening in the present moment without…

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If You Want To Live A More Mindful Life, Read This

If You Want To Live A More Mindful Life, Read This

There’s been a lot of hype around the term mindfulness. Apparently it’s one of the top trending words of 2014 and it seems that everybody and their dog has jumped on the mindfulness bandwagon. But what does it mean, exactly, to be mindful? Does it mean you have to meditate like a Buddhist monk or turn into a raw-food vegan? Mindfulness is essentially about not allowing life to pass you by in a blur. It’s about not reaching the weekend…

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