Train Your Mind Using Mindfulness To Create Peace And Joy

In the mindfulness section of THE DAILY MEDITATION we share with you all the best ways to integrate mindfulness into your daily life.

Everything You Need To Practice Mindfulness At Work

There are many reasons to start practicing mindfulness at work, for both the employee and the employer. For the employee, mindfulness helps us to remain calm during stressful moments. It helps us to be more productive because we are more conscious of what we are doing [READ: How To Use Meditation For Productivity]. And it makes us happier at work, as proven by scientific research [1]. There are big pluses for the employer too. Not least the fact that practicing mindfulness at work leads to increased productivity and higher employee satisfaction, which in turn leads to better employee retention rates.…

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Guide To Getting Started With Mindfulness For Beginners

If you’re just getting started with mindfulness as a beginner, you might wonder what the craze is all about. Why is mindfulness one of the fastest growing health practices of the past decade. What will you get out of it? There are so many amazing benefits of mindfulness for beginners to look forward to. Mindfulness will make you relaxed, happier, and less anxious. Just take a look at my article on the best mindfulness exercises for kids and adults to see what it’s all about. What is mindfulness When you’re just getting started with mindfulness as a beginner you might…

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New Book Reveals How To Use Mindfulness For Test Taking

In the new book Beyond the Content: Mindfulness as a Test Prep Advantage, author Logan Thompson revels how to use mindfulness for test taking. He argues that being mindful is one of the most important parts of succeeding in tests. Mindfulness is simply the state of being consciously aware and living in the moment. You can learn how to do mindfulness meditation here. It is possible to be mindful of practically anything. You can choose to be mindfully aware of your own thoughts. Or you could practice a simple task in a mindful way. Ultimately it is simply about being…

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How To Stay Mindful All The Time According To Buddha

One of the biggest challenges in mindfulness is simply knowing how to stay mindful all the time. Thankfully, you can stay mindful using the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness. You know what it’s like. You take your frequent twenty-minute breaks to practice mindfulness (read our guide to mindfulness exercises). While you are meditating you feel great. You have that clear consciousnesses, that inner peace and relaxation. And everything is groovy, right? Then you stop meditating and honestly, how long does it take you to stop being mindful? For me, sometimes I can stay mindful all day. Other times something happens (like…

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Mindful Eating Guide: Benefits, Exercises And Instructions

 In this guide I will show you all the benefits of mindful eating and how to do it.  There’s a mindful eating meme that shows the cookie monster and the quote. “Today me will live in the moment. Unless the moment is unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie!” It’s hilarious. I love that meme. But it also makes a very important point. Because if we are honest about it, the majority of us do not practice mindful eating. We’re more likely to unconsciously down a tub of ice-cream than we are to mindfully eat a raisin. And…

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Completely Free Mindfulness, Meditation Teacher Training Course Online

Let me level with you: You do not need to pay for meditation teacher training course or certification if you do not want to. Mindfulness teacher training courses are optional, not an obligation. Yes, there are lots of different meditation training certification programs online. And many of them will charge you thousands of dollars for the price of admission. But here is the truth of the matter: you can become a coach for free. Here’s why you don't need formal meditation coach training.  You do no legally require any certification to teach meditation. In fact, there are shockingly few prerequisites…

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Mindfulness and How It Enriched My Life

If you’re an adult, chances are that your schedule is probably crammed with a variety of obligations and challenges. From managing potentially multiple jobs to staying in touch with people and keeping other affairs in order, it can be hard to stay energized and calm. Stress and anxiety seem to affect everyone these days, and it’s only natural to seek out ways to get rid of such feelings. Today, I will share my story and explain how being mindful and aware has helped me improve many aspects of my life and sleep better. Hopefully, you will be able to take…

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8 Best Mindfulness Books Picked By Our Expert

What are  the best mindfulness books you have ever read? As a meditation teacher and author, I have read so many mindfulness books I've lost count. In 2019, mindfulness books are all the rage.mom There are books that teach you how to do the proper mindfulness technique. And there are books that teach you how to generally how mindful (hint: use these 32 mindful habits). And when you don't want to read a book, there are mindfulness apps like calm and headspace. Today I'm going to share with you my absolute favorite mindfulness books. The best I have ever read.…

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How To Find The Perfect Meditation Retreat For You

Life is like walking on the egg shells with a smile on the face. You cannot back off from the stressful moments and the curve balls thrown at you. Responsibilities, forced choices, and relationships are some of the areas of your life that constantly needs assurance, attention, and admiration. Seems hectic right? We all live different lives - some people live for themselves and some immolate for the needs of others, but that does not guarantee reduced expectations and problems. What stresses you out and what you do to keep that anxiety at bay? We all know that tripping over…

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What Should You Look For in a Meditation Teacher?

For people looking to learn meditation, there are plenty of ways to be introduced to the practice, ranging from meditation teachers to online courses. Whether it’s a guided meditation on Youtube, a mindfulness app like Headspace or simple breathing exercises, technology and greater knowledge of meditation’s benefits have conspired to make this practice more accessible than ever. Tapping open an app when we’re a bit stressed on the train is a far cry from the mountain monasteries and ashrams that were the traditional homes of meditation, and this universality represents a huge leap forward. But while smartphones and online how-to…

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How To Meditate For Beginners [Written By A Meditation Teacher]

Here’s the first thing to know about meditation for beginners: You will get out of meditation what you put in. As a meditation teacher I’ve helped people change their lives with meditation. Beginners come to this site (THE DAILY MEDITATION) looking to learn how to meditate, and I regularly hear comments about how quickly you guys, my readers, have benefited from meditating.   If you’re a beginner learning meditation for the first time, be excited. Because by the time you have finished reading this guide (5 minutes ish) you will know everything you need to know to meditate properly. Here’s…

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8 Best Types Of Meditations For Depression Relief [TUTORIAL]

What are the best types of meditation for depression? As a meditation instructor, I hear that question a lot.  I used to suffer from depression years ago. Nothing helped. Then I started meditating. Meditation stopped painful emotions that were basically killing me. And not only did meditation help depression, I got so into it I started to teach other people to use mindfulness and similar exercises to improve their mental health. Meditation is the best form of self help for depression.   So let me show you how to stop depression with meditation. Here is what I am going to share with…

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Calm VS Headspace VS Everything–Best Meditation Apps 2019

What are the best meditation apps of 2019? Who wins in a fight of Calm VS Headspace? How about Simple Habit VS Buddhify? Or Insight Timer VS 10% Happier? What is the best free meditation app of 2019? As a meditation teacher I'm naturally pretty darned interested in different meditation apps. Reviews for Headspace, Calm and etc. are all over the internet. But I thought I'd share my opinion as a meditation teacher. There are so many different meditation apps available at the moment. I've been stuck on a perpetual cycle of Download / Install / Meditation / Repeat. So…

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40 Mindfulness Exercises For Beginners [Kids And Adults]

In this guide I will share the best mindfulness exercises for beginners, including specific mindfulness exercises for kids and adults. As a meditation teacher I am often teaching new dedxercises for beginners. I have seen first hand just how these exercises can change lives.  They can make us calmer, happier, more productive, and more peaceful. Everyone who has tried my  beginners mindfulness guide knows how much of a difference mindfulness can make in life. And not just for us adults, but for our kids too. By just focusing your mind on the present moment, you can change your life. Let…

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100 Best Spiritual Blogs We Truly Love In 2019

Today, I wanted to write a list of the best spiritual blogs in the world. I thought it would help you to find what you like (and also to find a place to write for. HINT: Write for our spiritual blog here) But it hit me that there are actually more than a million spiritual blogs our there. So choosing the absolute best is not easy.  Sure, I could have just written about the famous spiritual gurus (speaking of which, here is my list of the top spiritual gurus). But I wanted to write a list of the best spiritual…

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Seriously, You’ll Probably Love This Certified Meditation Coach Training Course!

Are you interested in becoming a certified meditation instructor? If so, you’re onto a winner—probably the best decision of your life, to be honest. There are literally tons of benefits of becoming a meditation instructor—and not just the financial benefits if you succeed. It’s a rewarding career, being a meditation instructor. When you become a meditation teacher, you open your life to all sorts of riches. Just consider: Taking a certified meditation course online or offline will double, if not triple, your knowledge of meditation. Once you’ve become a Meditation Coach or Instructor you will be able to share your…

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How Mindfulness Helped Me in My Recovery

By definition, mindfulness is the state of being aware of your surroundings and environment. It should go without saying then, that when I was abusing drugs and alcohol, the last thing I was aware of was what was going on around me.  It took me a long time to break free from the chains of addiction, but I credit a dedication to mindfulness as one of the strongest factors that made it possible. I began a meditation practice, but I also tried to incorporate mindfulness into my everyday routine. Here are a few ways that it helped the most.  1.…

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15 Exercises In Mindful Writing And Yoga For Writers
One of the best mindful writing exercises is to lie down in nature and describe what you see.

15 Exercises In Mindful Writing And Yoga For Writers

There are so many wonderful benefits of mindful writing exercises and yoga for writers.  In my experience, they are absolutely brilliant ways for writers to boost creativity and to increase focus. Plus, they are tons of fun. I am constantly surprised by how closely writing and meditation relate to one another. Meditation makes us better writers. Writing makes us better meditators. And it's not just meditation either. Recently, lots of famous writers have opened up about using yoga for creativity. Somehow, exercises like yoga and meditation make us much better writers. So let me share with you my favorite mindful…

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Ultimate Guide To Mindfulness – CBT Exercises [TUTORIAL]

Do you use mindfulness CBT exercises? Mindfulness CBT exercises (Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy exercises) are effective ways of getting rid of negative thinking and changing our beliefs. As a meditation teacher, I am always on the lookout for alternative, complimentary ways to train the mind. And mindfulness CBT exercises are a great way to do that. But here's a key point: CBT exercises aren't just about "therapy".  If your mind is already healthy you can use mindfulness CBT exercises to make it even stronger. In fact, mindfulness CBT exercises are one of my absolute favorite ways to be mentally strong.…

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10 Best Mindfulness CDs / Mindfulness DVDs You Need In 2019

What is the best mindfulness CD? How about the best mindfulness DVD? It's hard to choose. There are so many meditation products out it's hard to know what's good and what's hot garbage. In this pocket-size guide I'm going to share the: Best mindful books Best meditation CDs Best meditation DVDs Best spiritual books Here are the best midfulness CDs and DVDs.   8 Best Mindfulness CD And Mindfulness DVD If you are a beginner you will definitely want to read my article Getting Started With Mindfulness For Beginners.  MINDFULNESS CDs:  For a great alternative to a book, here are…

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