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Test stress much? Try this 30-second, in-the-moment mindfulness trick

Rate this article and enter to winWhat’s your favorite thing about school? If you said “the exams,” you’re either Hermione Granger or you’re an anomaly. I’m done with school now and free of academic...
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Wake & meditate: Your guide to a mindful morning

Rate this article and enter to winIn my last post, we talked about how to meditate and why it’s pretty much the best thing ever (in a nutshell: less stress and anxiety, more calm,...
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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...
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.)...
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 The apps might be great, but they won’t work perfectly if you run them on a slow, clunky, out-of-date...
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...
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,...
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Ask the school counselor: How to focus while studying

"How can I focus better when I study to retain the material?"—Tim*, Dubuque, IowaTim,This question is one that plagues many learners; yet you have more control over it than you think.Focus = concentrationWhat we...