meditation

The 2018 Ultimate List of Happiness and Mental Health Apps

The 2018 Ultimate List of Happiness and Mental Health Apps

There are thousands of apps to choose from in the well being space but not every app is created equal.

This list includes apps that have been developed either by or in consultation with psychologists and other mental health professionals. They are all based on research that is available in peer-reviewed publications.

We can be confident that they do what they say they do and that they will help, not harm.

How I justify 10 minutes of meditation a day.

In an increasingly scheduled life (work, parenting, community, health, domestics... you know the drill) it's hard to find 10 minutes to myself. 

If you've read about the myriad benefits of meditation but still find it tough to find 10 minutes to yourself, here's how I do it.

The One Thing That Kept Me Sane Last Year

What is the most useful thing (skill, knowledge, information, tool or resource) that you discovered in 2016?

This was a question that I asked my blog readers in my 2016 survey. The answers are fascinating and varied.

How I'll De-Stress This Month

How I'll De-Stress This Month

Mindfulness (defined as a moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgement) is a brilliant way to reduce stress. It really is. Have you tried it? I'll be focusing on mindfulness all this month - will you join me?

How a Month of Meditation Helped Me Win at Life

How a Month of Meditation Helped Me Win at Life
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”  Amit Ray, Yogi

At the end of 31 days of meditation for the Mindful in May meditation challenge I am feeling focused, well rested and thoughtful.  Did I win at life? I'm not sure I can define 'win,' but I do feel that life is and will be better and easier in many ways than it was before.  That's a win, right?