mindfulness training

3 Lessons to Learn from the School that Adopted Mindfulness Training

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In 2017, a school in Maryland did something amazing—it got rid of detention. Robert W. Coleman Elementary School in Baltimore replaced detention with meditation and mindfulness training. As a testament to the power of mindfulness, the school has not had to suspend a student in over a year. I find this fascinating, and I think that the rest of the world can learn a few lessons from this pioneering breakthrough in education. Here are three …

How to Acknowledge Then Silence the Fearful Inner Critic in Your Brain with 3 Enlightening Mindfulness Techniques

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We all have a voice inside our heads that tells us we’re not good enough. Some of the mindfulness techniques that I help clients learn deal this exact problem. “I can’t do this,” the voice says. “I’ll never get what I want.” “I’m not smart enough.” “Why even try?” This is your inner critic, and, as much as it gets in the way of your goals, it’s only trying to protect you. When you want …

3 Mindfulness Tips to Prevent Your Phone from Blocking REAL Connections

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When I first thought of writing this blog, I didn’t know whether a few mindfulness tips would be enough to combat the ever-growing hold that our smartphones have on us today. The numbers just seemed too steep. Only two years ago in 2016, 77 percent of adults in the U.S. owned a smartphone. Smartphone use seems to begin earlier and earlier, with a whole generation using phones and tablets from as young as three years …

Can a Plant-Based Diet Help Lower Stress?

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A plant-based diet is an excellent way to stay healthy and manage weight, but did you know that it can do more than that? Stress is not just contingent on external factors like problems at work—your diet affects how you’re feeling, too! Whole foods contain essential vitamins and minerals in their natural state, and if you’re trying to reduce your stress levels, it is critical that your body gets these nutrients. Think of it this …

Work-Life Balance: 3 Ways to Stop Stress at Work

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In the business world today, stress is one of the primary driving forces. It’s not surprising that forty percent of adults lie awake at night, unable to fall asleep because they can’t get the day’s stressful events out of their heads. How can you find work-life balance like this? After all, the larger animal to wrangle in this balance is definitely work for men and women with high-demand careers. With anywhere from thirty to a …