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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Meditation is having a moment. Here’s how (and why) to join in

Rate this article and enter to winEmma Watson meditates. Katy Perry and LeBron James meditate. Jon Krop meditates. (Okay, that last one is me, but still.) Trendy meditation studios are opening in major US...
True grit: How to push through and move forward

True grit: How to push through and move forward

Rate this article for a chance to winAs a student, you’re probably pretty familiar with stress. You might also have wondered why some of your peers seem to handle their challenges relatively easily while...
Mind your mind: Mindful habits to get you through summer

Mind your mind: Mindful habits to get you through summer

Rate this article for a chance to winJune is here, and several massive changes are just around the corner. First, no more mindfulness columns until next fall! (I know; I’m sad about it too.)...
How to be happy: Why your experiences matter most

How to be happy: Why your experiences matter most

Rate this article and enter to winWhen stress runs high and cash runs low, it’s reassuring to know that our experiences, not our possessions, are our main source of happiness. The emotional boost we...
Mind Your Mind: Power up your mindfulness strategies

Mind Your Mind: Power up your mindfulness strategies

Rate this article and enter to winMindfulness techniques are like apps or pieces of software. The apps might be great, but they won’t work perfectly if you run them on a slow, clunky, out-of-date...
Can’t say no? 8 ways to take back your time

Can’t say no? 8 ways to take back your time

 Feeling overwhelmed has become an integral part of being a teenager. Why is it so tempting to take on more than we can reasonably manage? Saying “no” is crucial for our time management, healthy...
Mind your mind: Troublesome thoughts and what to do with them

Mind your mind: Troublesome thoughts and what to do with them

 Ever heard of “floating noting”? Probably not—because it’s a cute, rhyming nickname created by yours truly. The practice, though, came from Burmese meditation masters, and it’s a beautifully simple method for dealing with complicated...
Anxiety attack? How to know and what to do

Anxiety attack? How to know and what to do

 Anxiety is a normal phenomenon; it’s something we all experience. Anxiety is “just our body’s way of letting us know it is uncomfortable,” wrote Dr. Robert Myers, an adolescent psychologist and professor at the...
Bicker better: The constructive approach to arguing

Bicker better: The constructive approach to arguing

 Most of us are pretty bad at arguing. We tend to react rather than respond, often mocking and caricaturing our opponent. As a result, we don’t hear, and vice versa, we aren’t heard.Dealing with...
Mind your mind: How to do nothing and actually everything

Mind your mind: How to do nothing and actually everything

 If you’ve been following my “Mind your mind” column, you’ll see that I’ve shared a few different mindfulness methods to help with stress and difficult situations. The über method, the cornerstone of mindfulness practice,...