A comprehensive guide to mindfulness: its benefits, the science and how to use it to improve your relationships, work and mental health.
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“With practice, you will find that mindfulness offers an entirely new way to live; beyond soothing life’s stresses, you may find it invites you to shift your whole way of thinking”.
mindfulness in everyday life
“Try and eat produce that is in season, and so has not got to be flown in from distant places (you will reduce your carbon footprint and help small businesses nearby)”.
“Mindfulness is often described as “wakefulness” and helps us to see reality more clearly […] To begin to see for ourselves how interconnected we truly are to each other […]”.
“even a small amount of mindfulness meditation can help calm our hyperactive minds and improve our sleep”.
mindfulness & your loved ones
“When your child is in the middle of a big emotion, […] encourage them gently to name the different emotions they are feeling”.
“Let the ocean’s waves enwrap you gently”.
mindfulness and conscious living
“ […] such as witnessing or hearing about an event that involved death, injury or a threat to oneself or to someone else. This chapter looks at how mindfulness practices can be used to work for […]”
“A visualization in your mind’s eye can be a helpful way to let go of any thoughts that arise during this week’s breath and thought meditation”.
“I’ll tell you how the sun rose”.
“This mindful intervention helps you to separate yourself from your thoughts. Your thoughts are not you – they come and go”.
“Mindfulness is expressed in the act of holding by attending to two needs”.
“Show compassion by offering to help or giving an unexpected gift”.
“An interesting research study was carried out with active-duty soldiers, who tend to experience highly stressful mental and emotional demands, which can lead to mental exhaustion”.
“Mindful cooking gives us the opportunity to reconnect to a daily activity in a
“How shall we distinguish that which is good in pleasure from that which is not good?”