At the time, in search of ways to heal, Hernandez turned to peer-to-peer counseling — and she found it to be wildly impactful. “It was all about conversation and vulnerability and hearing one another without judgment,” she says. “It helped me create this belief in building an ecosystem of care — a whole community of people who help to build you up while you do the same for them.” For her, that’s certainly what TikTok can look like: an ever-building collective of people looking t…….
If you have to deal with difficult decisions and stressful situations on the daily, not to mention the dumpster fire that is the news cycle at any given moment, it’s not unusual to have anxiety and intrusive thoughts that keep you awake at night.
There are things you can do that help. For example, you can try cognitive behavioral therapy, which aims to transform your negative habits and thoughts about sleep into positive ones.
However, there’s another sleep-promoti…….
March Mindfulness is an annual Mashable series that explores the intersection of meditation practice and technology. Because even in 2022, March doesn’t have to be madness.
The first time a friend with anxiety disorder told me about the Sensate, I was skeptical. Here was what looked like a black plastic pebble — or maybe a computer mouse for someone with small hands — that’s supposed to sit in the middle of your chest. There it sits and vibrates at various low frequencies while the…….
You know that meditation comes with a whole host of physical and mental benefits. But every time you sit down to do it, you’re immediately desperate to get back up. It’d be easy to assume meditation just isn’t for you. But not so fast! Contrary to the popular stereotype, physical stillness isn’t a prerequisite to entering a restful, meditative state. In fact, moving your body can help calm your mind.
“Movement meditation allows you to tap into the pre…….
Alex Olson has been skateboarding’s one-man-band for quite some time now. He seems to have put skating on the backburner and has taken up yoga, surfing, making memes and raffling off RVs. His newest venture is an online meditation course released through District Vision, a self-described “center for inner peace.” What that means is that they make sunglasses for runners and have also recently started releasing meditation courses online.
Transcendental meditation is a type of meditation during which a person repeats a Sanskrit mantra, or saying, in their mind. It is a secular practice that requires a person to take lessons from an instructor.
The Hindu monk Swami Brahmananda Saraswati first popularized transcendental meditation in the United States through his follower, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
Some studies suggest that transcendental meditation may ease stress, reduce anxiety, and help with profe…….
The classic image of a modern-day meditator looks something like the calming figure of the Buddha–a man or woman sits with their legs crossed in the traditional lotus position, palms facing up on their knees, a perfectly erect posture, and a facial expression of sweet placidity. To some, it looks like an enviable state of serenity, but for those afflicted with a monkey mind and a spazzy bodily tempo, it looks like a triple root canal at a sadistic d…….
Jacksonville is poised to yet again consider removing Confederate monuments from public property.
Councilman Matt Carlucci says he has a plan to remove controversial Confederate monuments from public property by July 26. The bill, which Carlucci filed last Wednesday, proposes capping the cost of removal at $500,000.
Last November, City Council withdrew a different bill to remove a Confederate monument from Springfield Park. Local activist …….
Summary: Mindful meditation may help people cope when faced with action crises, researchers say.
Source: Leibniz Institute for Psychology
Faced by one too many obstacles on the way to achieving their personal goals—whether an important, valuable or fun one—people may experience an action crisis where they start questioning their pursuit and even feel like giving up.
With their experiment, reported in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Social Psychological Bulletin, a …….
I have to imagine that one step in the process of becoming an enlightened meditator is spreading the good word. At least, that’s how it seems—dozens of practitioners have recommended meditation to me over the years. All proudly assert that it makes them “happier”—especially doing it for an hour per day—and I have some theories why:
– They met a gloriously hot person in a meditation class, and now they get laid tantrically. And often.