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Meditation is having a moment. Here’s how (and why) to join in

Rate this article and enter to winEmma Watson meditates. Katy Perry and LeBron James meditate. Jon Krop meditates. (OK, that last one is me, but still.) Trendy meditation studios are opening in major US...
Mind your mind: How to summer mindfully

Mind your mind: How to summer mindfully

June is here, and several massive changes are just around the corner. First, no more mindfulness columns until next fall! (I know; I’m sad about it too.) Second, summer break is coming up, if...
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Mind your mind: Troublesome thoughts & what to do with them

Ever heard of “floating noting”? Probably not—because it’s a cute, rhyming nickname created by yours truly. The practice, though, came from Burmese meditation masters, and it’s a beautifully simple method for dealing with complicated...
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Mind your mind: Meditation: How to do nothing and everything

In this column, I’ve shared a few different mindfulness methods to help with stress and difficult situations. The uber-method, the cornerstone of mindfulness practice, is meditation. Many people try meditation and think they “can’t”...
Bliss out, don’t miss out: The joy and solace of sleep

Bliss out, don’t miss out: The joy and solace of sleep

Rate this article and enter to winWe all crave sleep. When we asked hundreds of students what they'd love to be doing right now, sleeping ranked second—behind only “being with someone I love,” and ahead of eating...
Healthy Buffs: Opting for optimism

Healthy Buffs: Opting for optimism

When we’re going through a hard time, our outlook can be the thing that helps us get to a better place. In positive psychology, learned optimism relies on the idea that we can teach...
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Mind your mind: Looking out for yourself

Ever feel anxious or overwhelmed? If you’re not a robot, your answer is probably yes. Anxiety isn’t a fun experience, but it’s totally normal. The good news is that there are simple ways to...
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Eat right now: Nutrition essentials made easy

Rate this article and enter to winWe have the internet—we can easily find out what nutrients are needed for a balanced diet. But it’s never that straightforward. Between the pyramids, pie charts, complex food...
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Mind your mind: Looking out for yourself

I recently returned to my childhood home for the holidays. As I walked across the front yard, a weird thought struck me. If you asked me to describe, without looking, what sort of trees...
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Mind your mind: Stress-proof the holidays

The holidays make me think of two things: (1) lots of talk about kindness and giving and “the holiday spirit,” and (2) lots of stress about travel, family, last-minute work, and other holiday hassles....