mindfulness

Meditation is the New Detention

Kayla McMahon October 21, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]W[/su_dropcap]hen we think of children, “calm” and “relaxed” are not the first adjectives that come to mind. The children of Robert W. Coleman Elementary School, however, are proving us all wrong. The Baltimore school recently began an after-school program called Holistic Me, where students practice yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation activities. Instead of punishing students with detention, students are sent to the Mindful Moment…

The Key to a Relaxing Commute: Meditation

Kayla McMahon October 28, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]t’s 8 a.m. on a Monday. The subway is crowded, you forgot to grab breakfast, and the person next to you is clearly invading your personal space. You’re two seconds away from giving this person a piece of your mind when suddenly, you pause. Instead of unleashing your raging thoughts, you silently wish well to the personal…

Miranda Kerr Opens Up About Using Meditation to Overcome Depression

Kayla McMahon November 11, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]t’s not easy to talk about mental health issues, but recently, model Miranda Kerr opened up about her experience with depression. Kerr was married to actor Orlando Bloom for three years before the two separated in 2013; after the split, Kerr “fell into a really bad depression.” The Mayo Clinic defines depression as “a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.” A variety of factors can trigger depression…

5 Ways to Manage Your Post-Election Stress

Kayla McMahon November 18, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]R[/su_dropcap]egardless of which candidate you voted for in the 2016 presidential election, you are most likely experiencing some form of stress caused by this year’s election. According to an online survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, 52 percent of Americans reported the 2016 election as being a significant source of stress. The results showed that it didn’t matter if people were registered as a Democrat or Republican – all were experiencing…

Benefits of Controlled Breathing

Kayla McMahon December 30, 2016 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]I[/su_dropcap]nhale. Exhale. Each breath is an automatic function of the body. Our breathing rate, however, fluctuates as we become stressed, relaxed, excited and so on. When we feel stressed, our breathing pattern is short and shallow, which can cause hyperventilation. This can exacerbate the physical symptoms of stress and prolong feelings of anxiety. However, we have the…

Mindfulness: The New Workplace Trend

Kayla McMahon January 18, 2017 0 comments 0

[su_dropcap style=”default” size=”3″ class=””]A[/su_dropcap]re you letting work-related stress get the best of you? If so, you might want to consider engaging in the hottest new trend that is hitting the workplace: mindfulness. According to a recent study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) journal Preventing Chronic Disease, 1 in 7 American workers say they practice mindfulness-based activities. The study surveyed over…

Mindfulness is a Key Part of Positivity

Zach Morgan January 23, 2017 0 comments 0

Do you ever feel like staying positive is an exhausting endeavor, or that looking on the bright side is a skill that is beyond your grasp? You’re not alone.  Depression is one of the most common mental conditions in the world, with almost 16 million adults in the United States experiencing a depressive episode in the year 2014, alone.  Depression…

Meditation in the Workplace

Zach Morgan February 17, 2017 0 comments 0

The benefits of meditation have long been espoused by academic studies and intensive surveys, and there are many people, myself included, who wish that they could give this ancient practice a try, but are unable to do so given the demanding nature of their schedules.  I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard someone lament, “if only I had…

Practicing Mindfulness During the Work Day

Zach Morgan March 3, 2017 0 comments 0

If you’ve ever found yourself breezing aimlessly through the workday, stuck on autopilot as countless meetings and memos demand your attention, then you may be surprised to learn of a simple, effective solution to your weary inattentiveness.  Mindfulness exercises can bring focus and clarity to your mind throughout the work day and beyond, and are very simple to perform as…

How Mindfulness Increases Productivity

Zach Morgan March 17, 2017 0 comments 0

Mindfulness is a simple concept that nevertheless could mean many different things to many different people.  Some might feel that it is a way of life unto itself, others might feel that mindfulness merely requires being attentive to one’s own thoughts and surroundings.  A simpler interpretation would be that mindfulness entails a shift from being burdened by our thoughts to…

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