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 …

How to Reclaim Your Mornings: 4 Mindful Tips to Get You Up and At ‘Em and Out the Door Stress-Free

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You know it to be true from your work relationships and your social life—first impressions matter. In my experience, the same concept applies to how we greet the day. Sure, things can happen during work or at lunch to change a perfectly fine day into a day you just want to forget ever happened. You might get a flat tire on the way to an important interview, or you might be late for your big …

5 Ways to Maintain Mindfulness While Eating

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Maintaining mindfulness is not always the easiest thing to do. Maintaining a good diet isn’t either. Combining the two, however, will promote healthy eating habits, weight loss, and overall wellness in the body. The question then becomes: How do you maintain mindfulness when you are eating? Here are 5 great ways that you can stay mindful while you are eating: Take the time to savor each bite of your food The more you eat, the …

8 Benefits of Setting Boundaries

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Nobody—not the President, not Superman, and not you—can be everything to everyone. It just isn’t possible. Simply put, you have to set limits for yourself and others. Being a people-pleaser is not only exhausting but also self-defeating. If you take on too much of other people’s responsibility while ignoring your responsibility to your mental and physical health, you are sure to burn out very quickly. “No” should be in your vocabulary, and you should not …