meditation

Meditation: The Best Medicine?

Meditation: The Best Medicine?

“Meditation is for hippies”.

“I can’t shut my brain off for long enough to ‘do’ meditation”.

“Sitting in an uncomfortable position while burning incense isn’t really my thing”.

… Sound familiar?

In a society addicted to getting things done and checking items off our to-do lists, there is something seemingly “weird” about silence and stillness in our culture. 

Are you “Mind full” or Mindful?

Are you “Mind full” or Mindful?

Why are we so unhappy? Could it be because we are always too focused on the future and forget to stop and appreciate everything we have in the present? Many of us have heard this numerous times before yet fail to appreciate what it actually means. 

A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit

A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit

You would think that breaking a habit entails blocking out your inner desires, obsessions, and sensations towards engaging in it, but what if drawing attention to these attributes can help you beat your next urge? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer, who studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction has discovered a simple, yet profound tactic that might help you conquer your next desire to smoke, snack, or check your texts during a board meeting. 

MUSE - The Brain Sensing Headband - Review

MUSE - The Brain Sensing Headband - Review

Since I started practicing mindfulness last year, I have always wished there was a way to know if I was doing it right. When practicing in a group setting, I would always look at everyone around me to see if there eyes were really closed, how they were sitting, and I would wonder what they were thinking about.  In attempts to incorporate mindfulness into my own life, I tried various apps, videos, guided meditations and tried setting practice times at specific times of day. When I would try in the evening, I would sometimes fall asleep – is that what is supposed to happen? “I was relaxed”, I would tell myself! Recently I came across this interesting new product called Muse that might be able to help answer some of my questions!

Reflections on "The Muddied Meaning of Mindfulness"

Reflections on "The Muddied Meaning of Mindfulness"

Mindfulness meditation is gaining popularity for many types of people. People are using this non-secular type of meditation focused on being present in the moment for many reasons: to reduce stress, increase concentration, become more productive, relax and take time for themselves. There is ample research supporting the benefits of mindfulness and countless individuals who use mindfulness and have had positive experiences with it. We are two of them!

Mindfulness is generally regarded as a positive thing, which is why this article recently published in the New York Times was interesting to us. This article shares a critical view on the broad use of the word “mindful” and of the techniques of mindfulness.