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Noteworthy Mindfulness Books of 2018

Getting ready for your summer reading? Here are five good books from 2018 to keep in mind. Meditation Is Not What You Think: Mindfulness and Why It Is So Important By Jon Kobat-Zinn This book is written by a man who is thought of as one of the best mindfulness teachers in the world. Jon's book tackles questions that people often have about mindfulness. Is it effective? What does mindfulness even do? How does it help me? This is the second rendition of an earlier version released in 2005 and is more relatable than ever to today's times. We wouldn’t call this book just literature, for it is an invite to all towards mindfulness practices. Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain For Maximum Resilience and Well-Being By Linda Graham As the word...

Five Good Mindfulness Apps

New initiations to meditation walk into the room expecting all of their problems to be fixed with meditation. However, that is not how mindfulness works at all. It's not a set destination that will rid your mind of all your thoughts. What it is, however, is a journey that you must be dedicated to learning to be fully aware and present of your surroundings. Practicing Mindfulness daily has excellent benefits for your body and mind. According to NHS, when you pay more attention to the present around you, to your thoughts and feelings, your overall mental health is improved. Being mindful also helps you enjoy the worldly pleasures while understanding your own self. Keeping all of the benefits mindfulness practice brings, not every individual has the...

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Mindfulness Courses Help Reduce Stress Levels in College Students

Practicing mindfulness creates a need in individuals to become more aware of their thoughts, feelings and attitudes. Instead of living life in autopilot mode, which would include moments like entering a room and forgetting why, a mindful individual is awake and aware of his surroundings. In autopilot mode, the mind drifts away from the present, delves into the pasts and starts to project unhealthy fears onto the future without paying any heed to the present. Living in Autopilot Mode: The Harmful Way of Life People living their lives in such autopilot modes pass their lives by without living in the moment and often become prone to mental health issues sooner than those who practice mindfulness in the form of meditation, yoga and sports. Rising Stress Levels in Students The...

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How Mindfulness Addresses Addictive Technology

Have you ever wondered why you can't seem to put your phone down? Technology Addiction. Anyone who owns a smart device in today’s time suffers from some degree of technology addiction. It is the inability to limit the use of various forms of technology, more specifically, the Internet, Smartphones, social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This form of addiction looms over our work life as well as our personal life and prohibits us from understanding the basic concepts of life such as mindfulness and self-care. It especially remains a challenge for legal professionals. Lawyers must always be on their phones or computers, be it day or night, to process the efflux of information. In the past, one would associate addiction with being hooked...

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