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12 Minute Meditation

English, Health / Medicine, 1 season, 301 episodes, 2 days, 18 hours, 26 minutes
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Mindful meditations and mindfulness practices, and conversations for modern conscious living.
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Coping with Grief with Elaine Smookler

This week, Elaine Smookler invites us to explore how grief, a complex and often overwhelming emotion,  shows up in our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. Through grounding exercises, Elaine helps us find a sense of stability and gently guides us to acknowledge our losses and meet the present with openness and resilience. Stay curious, stay inspired. Join our community by signing up for our free newsletter, where we share compelling insights and actionable ideas to enrich your everyday life. Connect with us at mindful.org/signup.   Show Notes Find more from Elaine Smookler here: Elaine Smookler on Mindful.org Elaine Smookler's Website   And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
4/12/202416 minutes, 51 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Working with Difficult Emotions with Carley Hauck

This week, Carley Hauck introduces us to a simple yet profound meditation practice aimed at helping us navigate through the ups and downs of everyday life. In a world that feels increasingly complex and uncertain, Carley's guidance is like a gentle hand on the back, encouraging us to slow down and find calm amidst the chaos. She shows us how to face life's challenges with a kind and open heart, reminding us that it's okay to feel overwhelmed sometimes. Stay curious, stay inspired. Join our community by signing up for our free newsletter, where we share compelling insights and actionable ideas to enrich your everyday life. Connect with us at mindful.org/signup.   Show Notes Find more from Carley Hauck here: Carley Hauck on Mindful.org Carley Hauck's Website And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
4/5/202414 minutes, 6 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Working with Difficult Emotions with Carley Hauck

This week, Carley Hauck introduces us to a simple yet profound meditation practice aimed at helping us navigate through the ups and downs of everyday life. In a world that feels increasingly complex and uncertain, Carley's guidance is like a gentle hand on the back, encouraging us to slow down and find calm amidst the chaos. She shows us how to face life's challenges with a kind and open heart, reminding us that it's okay to feel overwhelmed sometimes. Stay curious, stay inspired. Join our community by signing up for our free newsletter, where we share compelling insights and actionable ideas to enrich your everyday life. Connect with us at mindful.org/signup.   Show Notes Find more from Carley Hauck here: Carley Hauck on Mindful.org Carley Hauck's Website And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
4/5/20240
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Rediscovering Your Essence with Cara Bradley

This week, Cara Bradley invites you on a meditation journey that starts in the familiar setting of your daily life:smack in the middle of the commotion, distractions, and obligations that often fill your hours.  . Imagine stepping off the noisy city street into a quiet courtyard, a space where the chaos begins to fade, and your breath becomes your guide to calmness and clarity. Stay curious, stay inspired. Join our community by signing up for our free newsletter, where we share compelling insights and actionable ideas to enrich your everyday life. Connect with us at mindful.org/signup.   Show Notes   Find more from Cara Bradley here: Cara Bradley on Mindful.org Cara Bradley's Website And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
3/29/202416 minutes, 54 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Cultivating Daily Gratitude with Kim Armstrong

This week, join Kim Armstrong as she leads a gratitude visualization practice. This gentle meditation invites you to shift your gaze inward and discover the often-overlooked moments of joy and contentment that punctuate your day. Kim guides us to visualize the warm embrace of our morning coffee, the soft light of dawn, or the comfort of a familiar smile. By focusing on these simple yet profound experiences, we grow our capacity for gratitude, because we begin to realize we can appreciate everything from the mundane to the magnificent.   Stay curious, stay inspired. Join our community by signing up for our free newsletter, where we share compelling insights and actionable ideas to enrich your everyday life. Connect with us at mindful.org/signup.   Show Notes   Find more from Kim Armstrong here: Kim Armstrong on Mindful.org Space Between Youtube Channel Space Between And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
3/21/202416 minutes, 35 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Cultivating Connection to Yourself and Beyond with Nadene Cherry

This week, join Nadene Cherry for a 12-minute meditation journey aimed at Cultivating Connection to Yourself and Beyond. Amid the rapid pace of everyday life, it's common to feel isolated, with our attention tightly focused on our personal experiences—our physical sensations, our thoughts, our emotions. Nadene's meditation offers a pathway to break down these walls, fostering a deep sense of connection and belonging that resonates with the values of inclusivity and unity.   Stay curious, stay inspired. Join our community by signing up for our free newsletter, where we share compelling insights and actionable ideas to enrich your everyday life. Connect with us at mindful.org/signup.   Show Notes   Find more from Nadene Cherry here: Nadene Cherry Website And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
3/14/202415 minutes, 59 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation to Understand Your Expansive Mind with Nate Klemp

This week, we join Nate Klemp, who will introduce us to a unique three-stage meditation practice aimed at broadening and deepening our understanding of our own minds. Picture your mind as a flashlight, narrowly focused on a single point. This practice, "From Flashlight to Floodlight," is about learning to widen that beam, shedding light on a much larger area.   Nate is also offering 20 free copies of his new book "Open: Living with an Expansive Mind in a Distracted World" to our listeners. This is a fantastic opportunity to delve deeper into mindfulness and expansion. To win a copy of Nate's new book, head over to https://signups.mindful.org/book-giveaway-open-by-nate-klemp/  before March 15th to enter for a chance to win.   Show Notes Find more from Nate Klemp here: Nate Klemp on Mindful.org Nate Klemp’s Website 80/80 Marriage   And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
3/7/202422 minutes, 2 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Challenging Emotions with Kim Armstrong

This week, join Kim Armstrong as she leads a practice called "Meditation for Challenging Emotions," similar to a lighthouse guiding ships through the stormy seas of the mind. This guided meditation offers a sanctuary for those seeking to confront and process difficult emotions with grace.     Show Notes Find more from Kim Armstrong here: Kim Armstrong on Mindful.org Space Between Youtube Channel Space Between   And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
2/29/202417 minutes, 2 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation to Honor Our Connection to Ourselves and Others

This week, Tovi Scruggs-Hussein invites us to explore our inner selves as the foundation for connecting authentically with others. Through mindful awareness, deep breathing, and envisioning a world bound by love and respect for our unique differences, we embark on the first steps toward embracing our interconnection. Show Notes Find more from Tovi Scruggs-Hussein here: Tovi Scruggs-Hussein on Mindful.org Tici'ess Racial Healing Allies And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
2/22/202418 minutes, 40 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation to Widen Your Perspective with Nate Klemp

This week, join Nate Klemp as he leads us in a meditation practice to widen our perspective.  In our world, brimming with constant information and rapid change, it's common to feel overwhelmed and resort to narrowing our focus, often manifesting as stress and anxiety. This practice proposes a different approach by widening our perspective. It shifts our view from a limited 'soda straw' outlook to an expansive 'panoramic' one.    Excitingly, Nate is also offering 20 free copies of his new book "Open: Living with an Expansive Mind in a Distracted World" to our listeners. This is a fantastic opportunity to delve deeper into mindfulness and expansion. To win a copy of Nate's new book, head over to https://signups.mindful.org/book-giveaway-open-by-nate-klemp/  before March 15th to enter for a chance to win.   Show Notes Find more from Nate Klemp here: Nate Klemp on Mindful.org Nate Klemp’s Website 80/80 Marriage   And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
2/15/202421 minutes, 57 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Turning Awareness into Action with Michelle Maldonado

This week, Michelle Maldonado leads a meditation designed to cultivate awareness and inspire action. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and confused about how to engage with the world from a place of strength, groundedness, and calm. As we navigate through the layers of self, family, community, and organizational dynamics, this meditation serves as a bridge, connecting inner reflection with outer action.   Show Notes Find more from Michelle Maldonado here: lucenscia.comA Bridge to Better More from Michelle on mindful.org   And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
2/8/202416 minutes, 33 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation to R.E.S.T with Rashid Hughes

This week’s meditation is led by Rashid Hughes and is based on the acronym REST. This practice specifically takes into account that every one of us show up to mindfulness practice with our life experience.  In the REST meditation, R stands for Relax your attention. Release. E is for Exhale all striving. Empty. S is for Sense the silence. Surrender. T is for Tune in to awareness. Trust. Show Notes Find more from Rashid Hudges here: Rashid Hughes on Mindful.org And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
2/1/202415 minutes, 33 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation to Act on What’s Important with Shalini Bahl

This week, Shalini Bahl offers a 12-minute meditation to make some space and time to reconnect with ourselves and ask the question, “What’s most important to me?” Research shows that we are most energized when we find purpose and meaning in what we’re doing. We feel depleted when we don’t take time to do activities that we find inspiring or important to us. This practice is part of a four-part series rooted in the lessons and wisdom from Shalini’s new book Return to Mindfulness: Disrupting Default Habits for Personal Fulfillment, Effective Leadership, and Global Impact, which launched on January 18th.   Show Notes   Find more from Shalini Bahl here: Shalini Bahl on Mindful.org And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
1/25/202417 minutes, 16 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation to Replenish Cognitive Energy with Shalini Bahl

This week, Shalini Bahl offers a 12-minute meditation to help us take in and process information efficiently. When we use our senses—touch, sight, hearing, taste, and smell—our thinking mind rests. So here, we focus on our senses and relax the mind.  This practice is part of a four-part series rooted in the lessons and wisdom from Shalini’s new book Return to Mindfulness: Disrupting Default Habits for Personal Fulfillment, Effective Leadership, and Global Impact, which launched on January 18th.   Show Notes   Find more from Shalini Bahl here: Shalini Bahl on Mindful.org And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
1/18/202416 minutes, 26 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation to Explore Emotional Energy with Shalini Bahl

This week, Shalini Bahl offers a 12-minute meditation to explore the relationship between our emotions and our energy. High-intensity emotions drain our energy—not just the unpleasant ones like anxiety and fear, but also pleasant ones like excitement and elation. This meditation helps us channel these emotions to help us meet our goals without burning out.  This practice is part of a four part series rooted in the lessons and wisdom from Shalini’s new book Return to Mindfulness: Disrupting Default Habits for Personal Fulfillment, Effective Leadership, and Global Impact, launching January 18th.   Show Notes   Find more from Shalini Bahl here: Shalini Bahl on Mindful.org And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
1/11/202417 minutes, 59 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation to Energize the Body with Shalini Bahl

This week, Shalini Bahl offers a 12-minute meditation to intentionally give your body the rest it needs and replenish your physical energy by checking in, softening, and letting go of tension.  This practice is part of a four part series rooted in the lessons and wisdom from Shalini’s new book Return to Mindfulness: Disrupting Default Habits for Personal Fulfillment, Effective Leadership, and Global Impact, launching January 18th.   Show Notes   Find more from Shalini Bahl here: Shalini Bahl on Mindful.org And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
1/4/202416 minutes, 3 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation to Defuse Holiday Stress

This week, Mark Bertin guides us in a practice to find harmony amidst the holiday hustle. Release the grip of the "comparing mind," and embrace imperfect moments. Through intentional reflection, gratitude, connection, and self-compassion,this meditation offers a serene path to a joyous holiday experience.   Show Notes   Find more from Mark Bertin here: Mark Bertin on Mindful.org Mark Bertin Website   And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
12/21/202312 minutes, 59 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation to Come Home to Your Heart

Jenée Johnson extends a warm invitation to reconnect with our inner selves, embracing love and care. This practice guides us in being present with ourselves in an aware, kind, and loving way, which can help us foster an interior refuge from life’s storms while also building strength and resilience. We synchronize our heart, mind, emotions, and body to nurture awareness and love in the present moment.   Show Notes   Find more from Barry Boyce here: Jenée Johnson on Mindful.org Jenée Johnson Website   And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
12/13/20239 minutes, 39 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation to Focus the Mind By Tuning Into The Present Moment

Today, Barry Boyce guides you through the latest episode of our Focused Attention Series,.building on last week's session, where we explored meta-awareness and focused the mind using the breath as an anchor.. Mindfulness, as Barry emphasizes, is about noticing thoughts without judgment and fostering a natural awareness beyond mental chatter. In this episode, Barry introduces the practice of tuning into the present moment—a powerful experience of simply being.   Show Notes Find more from Barry Boyce here: Barry Boyce on Mindful.org Shambhala Publications   And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
12/7/202312 minutes, 48 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation to Focus the Mind By Tuning Into Your Meta-Awareness

Today, Barry Boyce guides you to focus the mind using the breath as an anchor. Mindfulness involves noticing thoughts without judgment, fostering a natural awareness beyond the constant stream of mental chatter. In this particular practice, Barry introduces you to the power of “meta-awareness”—the moment you notice a thought—and how you can gently return your focus to the breath. Remember, in meditation, failure is part of the journey; each session is a learning experience. Take a moment to ground yourself, tune into your natural awareness, and explore the depths of mindfulness with Barry's guidance. Show Notes Find more from Barry Boyce here: Barry Boyce on Mindful.org Shambhala Publications   And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
11/30/202318 minutes, 25 seconds
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A 12-Minute Loving-Kindness Meditation to Connect With Compassion

Today, Diana Winston guides us through a loving-kindness meditation by encouraging us to focus on someone who brings joy—be it a relative, friend, or beloved pet. As you extend well-wishes for their safety, happiness, health, and ease, notice the calm and contentment you feel. And as you practice this meditation over time, you might be pleasantly surprised by how your thoughts, feelings, and responses begin to shift.  Show Notes Find more from Diana Winston here: Diana Winston Diana Winston on Mindful.org   And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
11/22/202312 minutes, 23 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Resting in the Flow

This week, meditation teacher Ed Halliwell guides you through "A Guided Meditation for Resting in the Flow," inviting you to envision the human experience as a flowing river—comprised of countless moving droplets forming a dynamic stream. Just as a river undergoes continuous change while maintaining a sense of continuity through well-worn grooves, our lives follow established patterns set by past events. By becoming attuned to the flow and the grooves, we can relax into the journey, gaining clarity that empowers us to skillfully navigate the current. Ed introduces the practice of resting in the flow, offering a meditation that aligns with the metaphor of the river, encouraging a deeper connection with the ever-changing currents of our existence.   Show Notes Find more from Ed Halliwell here: Mindfulness with Ed Halliwell Ed Halliwell on Mindful.org Ed Halliwell Youtube   And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
11/16/202321 minutes, 42 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation To Fully Experience the Present

This week, meditation teacher Jay Vidyarthi leads us through a practice that helps release racing thoughts and immerse us in the present moment. In a world where self-care can feel like an added task, Jay offers a new approach. Rather than pushing for change, this practice encourages you to simply be. The aim is not to do, but to exist, letting things be as they are.   Show Notes   Find more from Jay Vidyarthi here: https://www.jayvidyarthi.com/ https://hminnovations.org/people/jay-vidyarthi And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
11/8/202314 minutes, 26 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Directing Compassion Toward Ourselves

This week, meditation teacher Vinny Ferraro leads us in a practice that helps us direct compassion to ourselves. We often strive for perfection and can become our harshest critics as we try to hide our flaws and mistakes. This meditation guides us to embrace self-compassion, a shift that allows us to grow more comfortable with our imperfections and human difficulties. We set the intention to meet ourselves with warmth and affection, fostering a friendship with ourselves.    Show Notes Find more from Vinny Ferraro here: https://www.mindful.org/author/vinny-ferraro/ https://vinnyferraro.org/ https://www.bigheartcity.org/teachers And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
11/2/202311 minutes, 27 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Moving On

This week, meditation teacher Holly Rogers leads us in a guided meditation for moving on. Life often presents us with challenges and discomfort. This practice is a gentle guide to navigating those moments with grace and clarity.  Acceptance, as Holly reminds us, is not about liking or agreeing with what's happening; it's about acknowledging the truth of the present moment. By learning to embrace each moment as it is, without layering on resistance or judgments, we can ease the suffering that often accompanies adversity.   Show Notes Find more from Holly Rogers here: The Mindful Twenty-Something Mindfulness for the Next Generation https://mindfulnessinstituteforemergingadults.com/   And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
10/26/202312 minutes, 42 seconds
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A 12-Minute Guided Meditation to Cultivate Kinder Self-Talk

This week, meditation teacher Adam Ortman leads us through a guided meditation that explores our inner dialogue. Our inner voice often constructs a limited narrative that obscures the full picture of our experiences. By paying close attention to this inner voice, especially when it tends to focus on negative thoughts, we can begin to nurture a habit of self-compassion. This episode of 12-Minute Meditation is one of a series we created earlier this year in partnership with WholeSchool Mindfulness to support young people. That being said, anyone of any age can benefit from this beginner friendly self-compassion meditation.    Show Notes   Find more from Adam Ortman here: https://wholeschoolmindfulness.org/   And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
10/19/202317 minutes, 28 seconds
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A 12-Minute Guided Sound Meditation for Present-Moment Awareness

This week, meditation teacher Charisse Minerva guides us in a unique sound meditation for greater awareness and self-discovery. Explore the symphony of sounds that surround us and learn to navigate stress through mindful breathing. Join us to embark on a sensory adventure with sound.  This episode of 12-Minute Meditation is one of a series we created earlier this year in partnership with WholeSchool Mindfulness to support young people. That being said, anyone of any age can benefit from this beginner-friendly loving-kindness meditation.    Show Notes Find more from Charisse Minerva here: https://www.trueheart.co/ https://www.instagram.com/minervatrueheart/ https://www.youtube.com/user/MinervaCultureShop/videos https://wholeschoolmindfulness.org/   And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
10/13/202319 minutes, 5 seconds
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A 12-Minute Guided Visualization Meditation to Fill Your Cup

This week, meditation teacher Carrington Kernodle Epperson leads us in a guided visualization meditation for self-care and self-compassion. This meditation helps us invite in abundance and inner peace, and reminds us that we have everything we need within us.  This episode of 12-Minute Meditation is one of a series we created earlier this year in partnership with WholeSchool Mindfulness to support young people. That being said, anyone of any age can benefit from this beginner-friendly, loving-kindness meditation.    Show Notes Find more from Carrington Kernodle Epperson here: https://withcarrington.com/about https://wholeschoolmindfulness.org/ And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
9/27/202312 minutes, 27 seconds
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A 12-Minute Loving-Kindness Meditation to Anchor In Compassion

This week, meditation teacher Enrique Collazo leads a guided loving-kindness meditation to practice compassion toward ourselves and all others. In our society, we’re often hard on ourselves and strive to reach the high expectations we set. Inevitably, we fall short and this can  lead to a habit of self-criticism. With loving-kindness we can learn to befriend ourselves and others, even when it’s difficult.  This episode of 12-Minute Meditation is one of a series we created earlier this year in partnership with WholeSchool Mindfulness to support young people. That being said, anyone of any age can benefit from this beginner-friendly loving-kindness meditation.    Show Notes Find more from Enrique Collazo here: https://dharmahomies.com/ https://www.traumaawaremindfulness.com/ https://ibme.com/ https://wholeschoolmindfulness.org/ And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
9/21/202336 minutes, 44 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation to Notice the Beauty Around Us—Even in the City

This week, Kazumi Igus leads a guided walking meditation that invites you to slow down and rediscover the beauty of the natural world, even within the bustling urban environment. If you pay attention, you can hear the call of a bird, notice your favorite color in shop windows, and look up at the vast sky above. In this guided meditation, we slow our roll and take in the beauty of our surroundings, no matter where we find ourselves. This episode of 12-Minute Meditation is one of a series we created earlier this year in partnership with WholeSchool Mindfulness to support young people. That being said, anyone of any age can benefit from this relaxing walking meditation.    Show Notes Find more from Kazumi Igus here: https://kazumiigus.wixsite.com/igus And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
9/15/202317 minutes, 20 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation to Check in With Your Whole Self

This week, Wholeschool Mindfulness Director, Ashley Williams shares a practice to help us check in with our minds, our bodies, our hearts, our energy, and our emotions. Earlier this year, Mindful partnered with WholeSchool Mindfulness to create a series of guided meditations to support young people. With the new school year beginning for many people, we'll be sharing these practices over the next few weeks. However, these practices don't have an age limit. Anyone can benefit from these guided meditations!   Show Notes Find more from Ashley Williams here: BareSOUL Yoga & Wellness https://www.iamashleywilliams.com/   And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
9/8/202314 minutes, 49 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Exploring Challenging Emotions with Dr. Jud Brewer

In this week's episode, we explore a unique approach to dealing with difficult emotions. Instead of pushing them away, we delve into the power of recognizing and embracing these emotions with kindness and curiosity. Join us this week as Jud Brewer introduces a straightforward exercise that can help shift your perspective towards what you're feeling. Discover how curiosity can be a valuable tool in connecting with your own lived experience, whether it involves emotions like sadness, anxiety, or any other challenging feeling.   Show Notes Find more from Judson Brewer here: Drjud.com Unwinding Anxiety Judson on mindful.org   And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast   Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
9/1/202312 minutes, 28 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Holding Your Problems with Compassion

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and mental growth with the insightful guidance of clinical psychologist Diana Hill in this week's edition of 12 Minute Meditation. Dr. Diana Hill leads you through a meditation designed to sharpen your perspective-taking skills—an essential component rooted in psychological flexibility and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). This practice empowers you to momentarily step back from your personal narrative and connect with a broader viewpoint, offering fresh insights into your experiences. Discover a balanced state between heightened awareness and relaxation, crafting a tranquil and harmonious mental space. Your breath becomes a reliable anchor, facilitating an easy return to focus amidst distractions or life's demands. Through this transformative practice, you'll uncover a haven of mental calm—a reservoir of composure and resilience, equipping you to gracefully navigate life's trials. Don't miss the chance to infuse mindfulness into your daily routine, expertly guided by Dr. Diana Hill. Join her on this enlightening journey and unlock the empowering potential of mindful awareness in your everyday life. Your path to discovery and growth is ready to unfold. Show notes Find more from Diana Hill, Ph.D. here: Drdianahill.com https://www.mindful.org/author/dianahill/ Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
8/25/202319 minutes, 56 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Strengthening Response Flexibility with Shamash Alidina

This week, join mindfulness expert Shamash Alidina in this transformative 12-minute guided meditation, "Strengthening Response Flexibility," exclusively on mindful.org. Drawing from his acclaimed course "ACT for Beginners," Shamash will lead you through the 6 flexibility skills of the ACT process, using the acronym ACTION: A - Acceptance: Embrace the present moment with kindness, making space for feelings. C - Cognitive Defusion: Unhook from unhelpful thoughts, creating mental flexibility. T - Transcendent Self: Observe experiences without judgment, fostering a flexible sense of self. I - In the Moment: Embrace presence by focusing on sensory experiences, cultivating mindfulness. O - Open to Values: Recognize what truly matters, aligning actions with core values. N - Navigating with Meaningful Action: Infuse daily activities with intention, living according to values. Experience psychological flexibility and discover fulfillment by integrating mindfulness and values-directed living. Explore the journey of mindful living with Shamash, and join his 30-day Mindfulness Challenge for deeper insights into ACT and mindfulness.   Show Notes Find more from Shamash Alidina here: https://www.mindful.org/author/shamash-alidinia/ https://www.shamashalidina.com/ And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
8/4/202314 minutes, 38 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Making Space With Your Breathe

Join clinical psychologist Diana Hill this week as she takes you on a transformative journey of mindfulness and self-discovery. Embrace the soothing power of Thich Nhat Hanh's mantras from the revered Plum Village tradition as you begin with a gentle focus on your breath. From there, expand your awareness, letting your breath flow through your head, your heart and into a space of profound loving consciousness.   In this meditation, Dr. Diana Hill skillfully guides you to find the delicate balance between wakefulness and ease, creating a serene and harmonious mental state. The breath becomes your grounding anchor, a sanctuary to which you can effortlessly return whenever your mind wanders, or life becomes overwhelming. Through this practice, you'll discover a place of refuge, a source of calm and strength to navigate life's challenges with grace and composure.   Don't miss this opportunity to experience the transformative benefits of mindfulness. Join Dr. Diana Hill and unlock the power of loving awareness in your daily life. The journey awaits you.   Show notes Find more from Diana Hill, Ph.D. here: Drdianahill.com http://yourlifeinprocess.com/ Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
7/27/202321 minutes, 24 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Strengthening Response Flexibility

Join Dr. Reena Kotecha, creator of Mindful in Healthcare, in this week's practice, called the 'SOS Response' meditation. This practice uses guided visualization and mindfulness to enable response flexibility when you're experiencing a challenging situation or when you're in the midst of difficulty. You will come away equipped to emotionally regulate and create a well thought out response when you're stressed or triggered. Show notes Find more from Dr. Reena Kotecha here: https://drreenakotecha.com/ https://www.mindful.org/author/reenakotecha/ Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
7/21/202313 minutes, 48 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation to Reconnect With Your Senses

Join Shalini Bahl-Milne in this week's practice as she guides us through a practice to replenish our mental energy. By focusing on our senses, we can rest our thinking mind and fully experience the present moment. Feel the sensations in your feet, listen to the sounds around you, and embrace the scents in your environment. Open your eyes and see an object with fresh eyes, free from judgments. This 12-Minute Meditation allows you to reconnect with yourself and cultivate a sense of presence. Take a moment to replenish your energy and feel fully present.   Show Notes Find more from Shalini Bahl-Milne here: https://www.mindful.org/author/shalinibahlmilne/ Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
6/28/202312 minutes, 31 seconds
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A 12-Minute Loving-Kindness Meditation to Tap Into Gratitude with Jessica Morey

Join us for a transformative meditation led by Jessica Morey, as we explore the power of connecting with our own goodness. By anchoring ourselves in feelings of love and gratitude, we can cultivate a sense of loving-kindness and compassion that extends beyond ourselves and into the world. In this practice, Jessica guides us through various steps to deepen our connection with ourselves and others. Starting with listening to our bodies and surrendering to gravity, we embrace the support and kindness within and around us. Placing a hand on our body, we offer soothing and supportive gestures throughout the practice. Through breath and intention, we wish ourselves well and explore phrases of loving-kindness and self-compassion. We allow these well wishes to permeate our being, bathing every cell of our body in happiness and ease. With our hearts overflowing with love and gratitude, we shift our focus to someone in our lives who effortlessly inspires love. We extend our well wishes to them, hoping for their well-being, happiness, and ease. As we conclude this meditative journey, we carry the warmth of loving-kindness and compassion with us, ready to face the world with open hearts and open minds. Tune in to this episode and embrace the transformative power of connecting with your own goodness.   Show Notes Find more from Jessica Morey here: jessicamorey.org www.mindful.org/author/jessica-morey/ Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].    
6/17/202314 minutes, 53 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Finding Meaning in Pain with Diana Hill

Join clinical psychologist Diana Hill as she takes us on a journey to uncover the profound meaning that can arise from our greatest pains. Drawing from her extensive experience straddling the realms of pain and meaning, Diana guides us through a thought-provoking experiment. Through a series of activities, we explore the discomfort we feel and the significance these activities hold in our lives. From saying no when overwhelmed to engaging with opposing political views, Diana skillfully highlights the inherent connection between pain and meaning. Discover how a meaningful life is not devoid of pain but rather intertwined with it. Engaging in purposeful activities often brings discomfort, yet this discomfort can serve as a source of pleasure and growth. Diana shares insights from experts, revealing how contrast, self-reflection breaks, and the signaling of strength contribute to finding pleasure in pain. Learn how pain plays a vital role in our brain's dopamine balance and why skillfully choosing pain in service of what matters to us can lead to a more fulfilling life. Diana introduces six strategies to expand our flexibility in the face of discomfort, such as embracing the power of choice, turning up the meaning dial, and staying present in the moment. She guides us to physicalize our discomfort, expand our perspective, and transcend our self-centered mindset to cultivate compassion and interconnection. Don't miss this captivating episode that will challenge your understanding of pain, meaning, and the transformative possibilities that arise when we wholeheartedly embrace our full range of experiences.    Show notes Find more from Diana Hill, PhD here: Drdianahill.com http://yourlifeinprocess.com/ Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
6/9/202317 minutes, 1 second
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Healing Through Hope With Rose Felix Cratsley

Join us this week as Rose Felix Cratsley shares powerful affirmations that nurture self-compassion, encourage personal growth, and bring about healing through hope. With a firm belief in the importance of mindfulness as a fundamental human right, Rose reminds us that we enter this world with openness and curiosity, yet often find ourselves burdened by self-judgment, criticism, fear, and anxiety. Rose is the visionary founder and president of Ivy Child International, a remarkable non-profit organization dedicated to creating global mental health initiatives for children, families, and communities. Through their impactful work, Ivy Child International strives to improve the well-being of individuals worldwide. Tune in to discover affirmations that will empower you to embrace self-compassion, foster growth, and find solace in the transformative power of hope. Rose's wisdom and experience will guide you on a journey of healing, as you navigate the challenges of life with renewed strength and resilience.   Show notes: Find more from Rose Felix Cratsley here: Ivy Child International https://www.mindful.org/author/rosefelixcratsley/ Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
6/1/202313 minutes, 28 seconds
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A 12-Minute Meditation for Synchronized Spinal Movement with Cara Bradley

Join expert Cara Bradley for a transformative mindful movement practice, synchronizing mind and body through breath and spinal movement. This practice integrates mindfulness into movement, unlocking the power of the mind-body connection. Experience increased calmness, clarity, relaxation, and alertness. Cara Bradley, renowned in mindful movement, guides you through spinal alignment with breath, followed by seated observation. Explore subtle sensations and body boundaries in the first half. In the second half, sit and notice thoughts, emotions, and sensations without judgment. Cara Bradley's practice offers a holistic approach, enhancing physical alignment, flexibility, body awareness, and mental resilience. Embark on this journey, guided by Cara Bradley, and embrace the profound benefits of mindful movement in just one session. Harmonize mind and body, transforming your well-being. Show notes: Find more from Cara Bradley here: https://www.carabradley.net/ https://www.mindful.org/author/cara-bradley/ Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
5/18/202314 minutes, 5 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Meditation on Abundance in Nature With Mark Coleman

As this week’s meditation teacher Mark Coleman says, "We know being in nature is good for us, but how do we put this into practice in a way that will really serve and nurture us?" This is a question we address in our course, Nature Meditations. And with Spring blossoming around us, it seems like the right time to get outside and appreciate what the natural world offers. Show Notes: Find more from Mark Coleman here: markcoleman.org  Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery Make Peace With Your Mind From Suffering to Peace And more from Mindful here: Nature Meditations course More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
5/12/202314 minutes, 41 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: 4 Ways to Savor the Dance of Cooking with Lynn Rossy

Delicious means enjoyable, delightful, and pleasant—and we can bring that perspective into the kitchen as we cook. This week, mindful eating expert Lynn Rossy offers four ways to savor the dance of cooking. Lynn says Delicious is the term used to describe the type of food she hopes to eat, but also the way in which she moves.  For this practice, find a quiet spot to listen and visualize with Lynn’s guidance, or, bring this podcast with you into the kitchen when you go to cook your next meal. When Lynn’s instructions end, you can continue to meditate, journal, or cook, reflecting on Lynn’s offering, until you hear the sound of the final bell. Show notes Find more from Lynn Rossy here:  lynnrossy.com mindful.org/author/lynn-rossy And more from Mindful here: The April 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Joyful Movement Issue Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
5/4/202312 minutes, 18 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Laughter Yoga Practice to Get the Giggles Going with Elaine Smookler

This week we're offering something a little different. Elaine Smookler guides a laughter yoga practice. The amazing thing about laughter is you don’t even have to really have something funny to laugh at. We can actually induce laughter as an experience and the body will still release the same endorphins. This gentle movement exercise is Elaine’s foolproof way to induce laughter. It is based on the Hawaiian word “Aloha,” a nice vowel-y word that opens the mouth and throat just by saying it. You can practice alongside Elaine, then, when the laughter yoga ends, find a comfortable position where you can continue to meditate or journal, reflecting on Elaine’s offering, until you hear the sound of the final bell. Show notes Find more from Elaine Smookler here: Elainesmookler.com mindful.org/author/elaine-smookler And more from Mindful here: The April 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Joyful Movement Issue Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
4/27/202314 minutes, 21 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Explore Your Habitual Reactions with Patricia Rockman

This week, Patricia Rockman offers a practice to explore your habitual reactions. This meditation is about working with habits. In particular, our habitual reactions to difficult situations that commonly arise. These could be anger at being stuck in traffic, sadness at not getting what we want, or frustration when dealing with companies that keep us on hold for what feels like eternity. Whatever it may be, mindfulness practices can help us deal with our habitual reactivity in more skillful ways. Show notes Find more from Patricia Rockman here:  patriciarockman.com mindful.org/author/patricia-rockman And more from Mindful here: The April 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Joyful Movement Issue Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
4/20/202315 minutes, 41 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Train Moment-to-Moment Awareness with Kimberly Brown

Wisdom arises out of our mind’s capacity to be aware—which is not the same as thinking. Meditation teacher Kimberly Brown says, wisdom is a moment-to-moment awareness of what’s arising internally and externally. So, this week, Brown offers a practice to train our awareness. It begins with developing concentration, which allows us to let go of our thoughts and our plans and be in this moment. Show Notes Find more from Kimberly Brown here:  meditationwithheart.com mindful.org/author/kimberlybrown And more from Mindful here: The April 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Joyful Movement Issue Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
4/13/202314 minutes, 13 seconds
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A Guided Walking Meditation for Daily Life with Mark Bertin

Walking meditation can be a formal practice, like watching the breath, or it can be informal, simply bringing awareness to this everyday activity whenever we need to travel from point A to point B. It’s an opportunity to gather our awareness which so often becomes distracted or even stuck when the mind is left to its own devices. Whether moving between floors of a building, on a city street, or in the woods, Mark Bertin offers this opportunity to guide ourselves out of the distracted autopilot we live in throughout so much of our day. So take a break and boost your mood with this simple walking meditation.  Show Notes Find more from Mark Bertin here:  developmentaldoctor.com Mark on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: Mindful.org The April 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Joyful Movement Issue Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
3/30/202312 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Guided Meditation to Find Your Flow with Nate Klemp

The opposite of feeling checked out or distracted—the unfortunate reality for many—is the experience of flow state, bringing your skills and focus together to meet whatever challenge you face. This week, Nate Klemp offers a practice to rest in the flow of effortlessness. Here’s how you can train your mind to cultivate the ease and joy of being “in the zone.” You’ll find this practice as a web extra in the April issue of Mindful. You can find the April issue of the magazine now on newsstands or you can check it out on mindful.org  Show Notes Find more from Nate Klemp here:  Nateklemp.com Nate on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: Flow State: How to Get in the Zone The April 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Joyful Movement Issue Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
3/23/202313 minutes, 12 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Soothing Yoga Flow to Help You Choose Yourself with Dianne Bondy

Movement is a valuable ally in bringing more calm, focus, and clarity to our state of mind. So, this week, Dianne Bondy offers a soothing yoga flow to help you choose yourself. Gentle movement helps us tune in to the daily routines that we might otherwise go through on autopilot. Savor this gentle practice as part of your time to simply be present with yourself or  invite a loved one to join you and unwind together. You’ll find this practice as a web extra to our guide to mindful movement, in the April issue of Mindful. You can find the April issue of the magazine now on newsstands or you can check it out on mindful.org  Show Notes Find more from Diane Bondy here:  diannebondyyoga.com And more from Mindful here: 7 Mindful Movement Practices for Daily Life The April 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Joyful Movement Issue Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
3/16/202324 minutes, 1 second
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12 Minute Meditation: Practice the Power of the Long Exhale with Georgina Miranda

When we lengthen the exhale, we’re better able to find our power and invite a sense of relaxation to high intensity movement. Longer exhales cause the vagus nerve to send a signal to your brain, activating the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) and easing the sympathetic nervous system (fight, flight, or freeze). You’ll find this practice as a web extra to our Guide to Mindful Movement, in the April issue of Mindful magazine—now on newsstands and mindful.org. Show Notes More from Georgina Miranda:  Georginamiranda.com Georgina Miranda, Author at Mindful And more from Mindful here: 7 Mindful Movement Practices for Daily Life The April 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Joyful Movement Issue Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
3/9/20239 minutes, 43 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Rest in the Movement of Nature with Jeanne Corrigal

Even when we’re sitting still, we can sense the movement of nature around us, full of moment-to-moment reminders of the continuous state of growth and life surrounding us. This week, Jeanne Corrigal offers a practice to rest in the movement of nature. You can do this meditation outdoors, or anywhere. You’ll find this practice as a web extra to our Guide to Mindful Movement, in the April issue of Mindful magazine—now on newsstands and mindful.org. Show Notes Find more from Jeanne Corrigal here:  jeannecorrigal.com Jeanne Corrigal, Author at Mindful And more from Mindful here: 7 Mindful Movement Practices for Daily Life The April 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Joyful Movement Issue Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
3/2/202311 minutes, 35 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Connect with Your Brave Heart with Boo Boafo

There are countless ways we can shift our world for the better—whether it’s volunteering weekly in our communities, engaging someone in a compassionate conversation, joining an activist group, or creating art that envisions what positive change might look like and energizes us to get there. But that’s not the whole story. We need to care for ourselves, too: Healing and replenishing ourselves is part of the healing we wish for others.  In this seated yoga practice, we cultivate the tools to nurture, strengthen, and give courage to our fearless hearts. Show Notes Find more from Boo Boafo here: @holisticlifestyler And more from Mindful here: 7 Mindful Movement Practices for Daily Life The April 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Joyful Movement Issue Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
2/23/202318 minutes, 27 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Turn Awareness Into Action with Michelle Maldonado

It is easy to feel overwhelmed and confused about how to engage with the world from a place of strength, groundedness, and calm. So, this week, we’re sharing an awareness practice to foster three key insights: clarity of intention; understanding of our power, presence, and impact; and opportunities for wise action-taking. We don’t have to know all the answers. We are simply inviting in reflection and introspection to allow insights and awareness of body and mind to arise. Whatever arises, see if you can meet it with self-compassion and curiosity. This practice was featured in the February 2023 issue of Mindful as part of an at-home meditation retreat designed for you to take your individual practice into your relationships and your community. You can find the new issue of Mindful on newsstands or on mindful.org. Show Notes Find more from Michelle Maldonado here: lucenscia.com A Bridge to Better More from Michelle on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: Try This Self-Guided Meditation Retreat for Rest and Restoration The February 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Healing Burnout Issue Mindful at Work More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
2/2/202316 minutes, 50 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Let Compassion Open Your Heart with Sharon Salzberg

We tend to focus all our love on the people we care about—yet, to connect more deeply with others, we must turn toward the one person we keep on the shortest leash: ourselves. We often reject other people’s care or attention when we believe we don’t deserve it. This practice reminds us that there’s nothing special we must do to deserve love. You are worthy of love simply because you exist. Show Notes:  More from Sharon Salzberg here: sharonsalzberg.com More from Sharon on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: Try This Self-Guided Meditation Retreat for Rest and Restoration The February 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Healing Burnout Issue Mindful at Work More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
1/26/202318 minutes, 16 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Unwind From Stress with Nate Klemp and Eric Langshur

The simple act of questioning the thoughts that shape our reality (especially when they create stress, anger, or frustration) opens the door to living a life with more compassion, ease, and openness to new possibilities. This week, Nate Klemp and Eric Langshur offer a practice (recorded by Mindful editor-in-chief Heather Hurlock) to inquire into our thoughts and unwind from stress. This practice is featured in the February 2023 issue of Mindful as part of an at-home meditation retreat. The mini-retreat is curated for relief and restoration when you're teetering on the edge of burnout and designed for you to take your individual practice into your relationships and your community. Show Notes Find more from Nate Klemp and Eric Langshur here: Nateklemp.com Start Here: Mast the Lifelong Habit of Well-beingMore from Nate on mindful.org More from Eric on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: Try This Self-Guided Meditation Retreat for Rest and Restoration The February 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Healing Burnout Issue Mindful at Work More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
1/12/202315 minutes, 12 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Set Your Intentions for the New Year with Mark Bertin

While many of us take stock at the end of a year, and use the fresh page of January to set goals, or make plans, that sense of letting go of what we're caught up in and the habits we've been living through can be an integral part of our everyday mindfulness practice. Each time we sit for a few minutes, there's an opportunity to let go of wherever our minds, attention, and awareness have gotten caught up in, come back, and realign ourselves with our best intentions and efforts.  As you approach this practise, ask yourself what you'd like to bring to it today. And remember that at any moment, you can realign yourself with your best intentions, recognizing that you may lose touch again and then come back when you do. Show Notes Find more from Mark Bertin here: Mark Bertin, Author at Mindful developmentaldoctor.com And more from Mindful here: The February 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Healing Burnout Issue Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected]
1/5/202313 minutes
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Top Guided Meditations of 2022: Healing Through Hope

For the month of December we're rounding up our most popular meditations from this year. This week, Rose Felix Cratsley offers affirmations for self-compassion, embracing growth, and healing through hope. She says, “I think mindfulness is an essential and fundamental human right. We come into the world open and curious, but oftentimes self-judgment, criticism, fear, and anxiety come about.”  Show Notes Find more from Rose Felix Cratsley here: Ivy Child International Rose Felix Cratsley. Author at Mindful And more from Mindful here: The Top 10 Guided Meditations of 2022 Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected]
12/29/202210 minutes, 16 seconds
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Top Guided Meditations of 2022: Savor the Moment by Tapping into Your Senses

For the month of December we're rounding up our most popular meditations from this year. This week, Elaine Smookler offers a practice to help savor the moment by tapping into your senses.  One morning in early October, Elaine Smookler glanced at her cell phone and noticed the weather app ominously predicting many days of snow and icy temperatures ahead. Life’s challenges were seemingly everywhere. And Elaine was smiling. Cheerful. Grateful. Difficulties were still present, but awareness of her gratitude shifted her view, letting her see that everything was not dark and cold—in fact, many sights and sounds were quite lovely. Cultivate gratitude for life's small delights as you're guided through the senses by Elaine.  Show Notes Find more from Elaine Smookler here: elainesmookler.com  Read Elaine’s latest Inner Wisdom column in Mindful magazine More from Elaine on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: The Top 10 Guided Meditations of 2022 The February 2023 issue of Mindful magazine: The Healing Burnout Issue The Gratitude Journal by Mindful More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
12/22/202213 minutes, 28 seconds
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Top Guided Meditations of 2022: Tune In to What Your Body Needs

Sometimes we need to drop into our body to discern what we need in this moment. In this episode of 12 Minute Meditation, author and mindfulness teacher Dr. Christopher Willard offers four prompts to help us self-regulate by attending to what our difficult emotions or physical sensations may be telling us, using the acronym H.A.L.T. H is for asking ourselves: Am I hungry right now? A means checking in to see: Am I angry or anxious, or otherwise dysregulated and activated? L stands for lonely: Am I feeling lonely in this moment? And T stands for: Am I tired? Show Notes: Find more from Chris Willard here: drchristopherwillard.com Chris on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: The Top 10 Guided Meditations of 2022 Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
12/15/202211 minutes, 51 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Let Go of Limiting Habits with Caverly Morgan

When love feels scarce, we are conditioned to slip into survival mode. We cling to our beliefs about who we are in order to feel safe, to compensate for the belief that we are lacking. But seeing these conditioned habits for what they are can help create pathways for returning, for remembrance, for releasing into our inherent belonging. This mindful journaling practice guides you in bringing any judgments or unmet needs into your conscious awareness, where they can be healed. Show Notes: Find more from Caverly Morgan here: caverlymorgan.org Caverly Morgan, Author at Mindful And more from Mindful here: More episode of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Win a free copy of The Heart of Who We Are by Caverly Morgan
12/8/20226 minutes, 58 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Cultivate Gratitude for Small Things with Steve Hickman

If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this week, we’re sending you warm wishes for a safe and happy holiday. And, in the spirit of season, this week, Steve Hickman offers a gratitude practice for small things. You’ll find this practice featured in our Gratitude Journal, which is a beautiful, lovingly designed collection of essays, articles, and practices, rooted in neuroscience, and featuring writing prompts by Jane Anne Staw, and lots of space for you to draw, write, and reflect on your own relationship with and practice of gratitude. Show Notes Find more from Steve Hickman here: drstevenhickman.com More from Steven on mindful.org   And more from Mindful here: The December 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Self-Love Issue The Gratitude Journal by Mindful More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
11/24/202211 minutes, 38 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Tap Into Gratitude with Loving-Kindness with Jessica Morey

Sometimes gratitude can be tough to tap into, so this week, Jessica Morey shares a meditation to help us connect with our own goodness. When we're anchored in feelings of love and gratitude, we can bring loving-kindness and compassion with us out into the world. This practice as a web extra to our guide to gratitude, in the December issue of Mindful. Our guide to gratitude features a variety of practices designed to help you tune into your five senses, shift toward qualities like joy and awe, and more. Show Notes Find more from Jessica Morey here: jessicamorey.org Jessica on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: The December 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Self-Love Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
11/17/202215 minutes, 24 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Counteract Resentment with Gratitude with Barry Boyce

One of the biggest obstacles to gratitude is resentment, says Barry Boyce, Mindful’s founding editor. From time to time, we need to undercut our own perspective and see things from the other side—maybe even from all sides. Here, Barry shares a gratitude practice to help us stop clinging to our ideas of what we want, and to work with the feelings that come up when we feel resistant to the way things are.  Show Notes Find more from Barry Boyce here: “Gratitude for the Lousy Ingrate” “The Truth About Parasocial Relationships” More from Barry on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: The December 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Self-Love Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
11/10/202218 minutes, 46 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Awaken the Flow of Gratitude in Nature with Georgina Miranda

While moving through nature, we have the opportunity to enter a state of being, be present with all of our sensations, and awaken gratitude for the Earth that is also part of us. So, take this moment to connect with the breath as Georgina Miranda, social entrepreneur, outdoor adventurer, speaker, writer, and mindful leadership expert guides you in a meditation for gratitude in nature. This meditation is a web extra for the December 2022 issue of Mindful magazine, on newsstands now or on mindful.org. Show Notes Find more from Georgina Miranda here: georginamiranda.com “Gratitude for the Lousy Ingrate” More from Georgina on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: The December 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Self-Love Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
11/3/20229 minutes, 45 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Give Gratitude for Your Body with Elaine Smookler

When we take a moment to appreciate what's happening in our bodies, with a spirit of curiosity, we honor all that our bodies do for us every day. This week, Elaine Smookler guides us in a moment to bring appreciation to our embodied experience right now.  Show Notes Find more from Elaine Smookler here: Elainesmookler.com Elaine Smookler, Author at Mindful Mindful course: Get Started with Mindfulness Course And more from Mindful here: The December 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Self-Love Issue The Gratitude Journal by Mindful More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful PodcastLet us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
10/27/202216 minutes, 1 second
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12 Minute Meditation: Nurture a Felt Sense of Gratitude Gina Rollo White

This week, experienced mindfulness practitioner and instructor Gina Rollo White offers a gentle way to connect with each area of your body, while nurturing a felt sense of loving-kindness and gratitude. This somatic (embodied awareness) practice is a bonus that adds on to the “Guide to Gratitude” that you’ll find in the December issue of Mindful magazine. There, mindfulness experts share their best tips and guided practices to shift focus toward qualities like joy and awe, and discover new ways to let gratitude come alive.  Show Notes Find more from Gina Rollo White here: Mindfuljunkie.com Mindful course: Learn to De-Stress With Gina Rollo White And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful PodcastLet us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
10/20/202213 minutes, 54 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Staying with Awareness of Difficult Emotions with Sharon Salzberg

When we’re caught in the throes of an emotion like sadness, loneliness, or anger, shifting our awareness into the body allows us to experience the ever-changing nature of these strong and often unpleasant emotions. This practice will help you get used to the feeling of paying attention to difficult emotions in the body with curiosity and without judgment. Show Notes Find more from Sharon Salzberg here: sharonsalzberg.com Sharon Salzberg on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: The October 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Peaceful Mind Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful PodcastLet us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
10/13/202217 minutes, 38 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Investigate Tough Emotions with Dr. Jud Brewer

This practice is a web extra in the October issue of Mindful magazine where we look into the science and practice of meditating—not to push away your painful emotions, but to see and recognize those emotions with kindness and curiosity. This week, Jud Brewer offers this simple exercise to help you shift your attitude toward what you’re feeling. Curiosity is a helpful tool for engaging with our embodied experience, including emotions like sadness, anxiety, or any other unpleasant emotion.  Show Notes Find more from Judson Brewer here: Drjud.com Unwinding Anxiety Jud on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: The October 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Peaceful Mind Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
9/22/202212 minutes, 1 second
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12 Minute Meditation: Soften, Soothe, and Allow Difficult Emotions with Kristen Neff

This practice is a web extra in the October issue of Mindful magazine where we look into the science and practice of meditating—not to push away your painful emotions, but to see and recognize those emotions with kindness and curiosity. By allowing ourselves to experience where tough emotions are present in the body, and opening up to them with love, we can cultivate a sense of peace and acceptance toward the imperfect nature of life. This meditation is guided by author and mindful self-compassion expert Kristin Neff. It’s designed for dealing with really difficult emotions, so if you're feeling something very difficult right now, this may be a good meditation for you.  Show Notes Find more from Kristin Neff here: Self-compassion.org Fierce Self-Compassion Kristin on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: The October 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Peaceful Mind Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
9/15/202217 minutes, 33 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Tune In to What Your Body Needs with Chris Willard

Sometimes we need to drop into our body to discern what we need in this moment. In this episode of 12 Minute Meditation, author and mindfulness teacher Dr. Christopher Willard offers four prompts to help us self-regulate by attending to what our difficult emotions or physical sensations may be telling us, using the acronym H.A.L.T. In a nutshell, H is for asking ourselves: Am I hungry right now? A means checking in to see: Am I angry or anxious, or otherwise dysregulated and activated? L stands for lonely: Am I feeling lonely in this moment? And T stands for: Am I tired?  Show Notes Find more from Chris Willard here: drchristopherwillard.com  Chris on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: The October 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Peaceful Mind Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
9/8/202211 minutes, 42 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Make Peace with Change with Kimberly Brown

This week, meditation teacher and author Kimberly Brown offers a loving-kindness practice variation to help us cultivate more ease and openness within the moment-to-moment unfolding of our lives. “Everything is impermanent. It's always changing, coming together and falling apart,” she says. When we can accept that not everything is up to us, and let go of trying to control what we can’t change, we can find more ease. This practice is a web extra in the October issue of Mindful magazine. In the feature, veteran journalist Caren Osten Gerszberg looks into the science and practice of meditating—not to push away your painful emotions, but to see and recognize those emotions with kindness and curiosity. Show Notes Find more from Kimberly Brown here: Kimberly on Mindful.org Meditationwithheart.com Navigating Grief and Loss Check out the October issue of Mindful Magazine here:  The Peaceful Mind issue: Calm Your Anxious Brain  And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful PodcastLet us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
9/1/202215 minutes, 29 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Breathing Meditation with Ni-Cheng Liang

Dr. Ni-Cheng Liang leads us in a 4-7-8 breath practice to release stagnant air and find calm. Ni-Cheng is a pulmonary physician, podcast host, and mindfulness teacher. In the early days of the pandemic, she recruited eight medical colleagues from across the United States to create the Mindful Healthcare Collective, which offers free online mindfulness sessions to healthcare workers, with topics including basic breath awareness, mindful eating, and even anti-racism work. Show Notes: Find more of Ni-Cheng Liang here: Ni-Cheng Liang, Author at Mindful ncliangmd.com Meditate with Ni-Cheng in the Mindful30: a 30-Day Meditation Challenge Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
8/25/202212 minutes, 34 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Meditation to Bring You Home to Yourself with Georgina Miranda

This week, Georgina Miranda shares a guided practice to help us feel more grounded and at ease, especially during stressful or fearful moments. Georgina is a global leader in change, transformation, mindfulness, conscious leadership development and the advancement of women. She is also a highly sought after international transformation coach, public speaker, and management consultant. Show Notes:  Find more of Georgina Miranda here:  Author Page, Georgina Miranda This Woman Used Mindfulness to Climb Mt. Everest  GEORGINA MIRANDA    Meditate with Georgina in the Mindful30: a 30-Day Meditation Challenge Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
8/18/202215 minutes, 3 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Offer Loving-Kindness to Yourself with Andres Gonzalez

In order to be giving, we need to be nourished. This week, Andres Gonzalez shares a practice about learning to check in with yourself and to do so with love. Andres is cofounder of the Holistic Life Foundation. For twenty years, Andres has taught yoga to diverse populations, including Baltimore City Public School, drug treatment centers, mental crisis facilities, homeless shelters, wellness centers, colleges, private schools, and other venues throughout the nation. He is also one of this year's teachers in our Mindful30 meditation challenge. Andres will be guiding practices based on easing stress with intentional breathing. If you want to know more about Mindful30, we’ll link to it in the show notes for this episode. Show Notes: Find more from Andres Gonzalez here: Holistic Life Foundation Meditate with Andres in the Mindful30: a 30-Day Meditation Challenge Andres on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: The August 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Happiness Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
8/11/202214 minutes, 11 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Breathing Meditation to Cultivate Attention

Founding editor of Mindful and mindful.org Barry Boyce offers a simple practice for cultivating your attention. He says, "The simple act of paying attention is really the kindest thing you can do for yourself. When our mind is scattered it creates pain and disconnection, and that pain and disconnection gets picked up by others." But paying attention isn’t as easy as deciding to do it—it does take practice! So that’s what this week’s meditation is all about.  Show Notes:  Find more from Barry Boyce here: Barry on mindful.org Read his latest column in Mindful magazine, “What Happens If We Drop Our Illusions?” Mindful30: 30-Day Meditation Challenge And more from Mindful here: The August 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Happiness Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
8/4/202213 minutes, 24 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Song for Restoration with Michelle Chatman

This week, we're offering something a little different. Dr. Michelle Chatman shares a practice that she's been singing since 2020, when we saw the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor; when the COVID-19 pandemic began and we saw its devastating effects upon Black and brown communities; and we also saw protests and uprisings in response to racial injustice around the globe. As an assistant professor in the Crime, Justice, and Security Studies program at The University of the District of Columbia and contemplative educator, Michelle weaves meditation, music, and introspective practices into her teaching to help facilitate student learning and growth and build community. This song helps Michelle restore. You can close your eyes or lower your gaze while you listen to Michelle sing and then can continue to meditate, reflecting on Michelle's offering, until you hear the sound of the final bell. Show Notes: Find more from Dr. Michelle Chatman here:  Healing the Harm in Schools - TEDxUStreetWomen Black Mindfulness Summit 10 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement: 2022 And more from Mindful here: The August 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Happiness Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
7/28/202214 minutes, 54 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Cultivate an Open Heart with Meena Srinivasan

During times of stress and uncertainty, touching into your groundedness while remaining open can help you find calm—and inspire others to do the same. Meena Srinivasan offers a practice for staying both rooted, and open. “You can always draw upon the strength of those who’ve come before us,” she says. “Know that you can act from a place and space of groundedness and compassion. And this is what the world needs now.”   Show notes:   Find more from Meena Srinivasan here:  meenasrinivasan.com Transformative Educational Leadership 10 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement: 2022   And more from Mindful here: The August 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Happiness Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
7/20/202214 minutes, 2 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Deepen Intergenerational Resilience with Sará King

“Resilience can be thought of as our capacity to know when we are not in a state of equilibrium and to be in the practice of gently inviting ourselves to open up and reveal whatever it is we need to be nourished and to be held.” Dr. Sará King says. And this can help us to reestablish a feeling of safety, connectedness, and grounding. This week, Dr. King invites us to connect with the love and healing we’d like to send to future generations to cultivate intergenerational resilience.  Show Notes: Find more from Sará King here: Where Science, Mindfulness, and Social Justice Intersect 10 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement: 2022 Sará King on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: The August 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Happiness Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
7/14/202216 minutes, 53 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Heal Through Hope with Rose Felix Cratsley

This week, Rose Felix Cratsley offers affirmations for self-compassion, embracing growth, and healing through hope. She says, “I think mindfulness is an essential and fundamental human right. We come into the world open and curious, but oftentimes self-judgment, criticism, fear, and anxiety come about.” Rose is founder and president of Ivy Child International, a non-profit that develops global mental health initiatives for children, families, and communities.  Show Notes: Find more from Rose Felix Cratsley here: Ivy Child International 10 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement: 2022 Rose on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: The August 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Happiness Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
7/7/202213 minutes, 40 seconds
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A Mindful Listening Practice for Kids

This engaging meditation uses the energy and imagery of stones to foster inner connection and emotional regulation. Follow the guided practice and join your child on a mindful adventure.
7/5/20223 minutes, 33 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Breathing Meditation with Renda Dionne Madrigal

Renda Dionne Madrigal is a licensed clinical psychologist and registered drama therapist. She is Turtle Mountain Chippewa, and specializes in embodied mindfulness-based practices. This week she's sharing one of the practices from her book, The Mindful Family Guidebook, called North Star Breathing. Show Notes: Find more about Renda Dionne Madrigal here: “10 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement: 2022” The Mindful Family Guidebook Check out the August issue of Mindful Magazine here: Mindful - August 2022: The Self-Care Issue And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
6/30/202213 minutes, 43 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Find Stability Amid Change with Aden Van Noppen

We live in a world of constant change and this week, Aden Van Noppen invites us to find what roots us. Aden is the founder and executive director of Mobius, a collaboration between leading neuroscientists, meditation teachers, and technologists to work toward the creation of digital technology that enhances our individual and collective well-being. Aden is also one of the 10 powerful women of the mindfulness movement 2022, and here she guides a meditation on impermanence. Show Notes: Find more about Aden Van Noppen here: “10 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement: 2022” Mobius Check out the August issue of Mindful Magazine here:  Mindful - August 2022: The Self-Care Issue And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
6/23/202214 minutes, 13 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Meditation to Befriend Vulnerability with Dr. Stacee Reicherzer

Learning to tune in to our own vulnerability is an act of courage that allows us to form deeper, more genuine relationships. In the August 2021 issue of Mindful magazine, Dr. Stacee Reicherzer wrote, “If you’re someone who grew up being told that tears are a sign of weakness, or that you should never show fear lest you be exploited, you understand how very difficult it is to communicate complex emotions like jealousy, resentment, or sorrow.” In this week’s episode, Dr. Reicherzer leads us in a guided meditation to explore vulnerability and what it might be like to open up to someone we trust. Show Notes: drstacee.com The Healing Otherness Handbook Healing Otherness with Compassion (and Sass) A Guided Meditation to Reflect on the Colours of the Pride Flag Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
6/16/202212 minutes, 9 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Meditation to Honor Equity with Rose Felix Cratsley

This week, Rose Felix Cratsley offers a meditation to honor equity by uplifting and celebrating the power of pausing together. In this mindfulness framework, each letter of the word BREATH serves to remind us of our responsibility to ourselves and to others to honor and promote equity. So she invites us to breathe, renew, exercise equity, activate and advocate, trust the power, and heal. Rose Felix Cratsley is the founder and president of Ivy Child International, a nonprofit that develops global mental health initiatives for children, families, and communities. She is also featured in our annual list of powerful women in the mindfulness movement. You can find that feature in the August issue of Mindful Magazine later this month. Show Notes: Find more from Rose Felix Cratsley here: Ivy Child International  And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
6/2/202213 minutes, 47 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Let Curiosity Lead the Way with Frank Ostaseski

Life doesn't always serve us exactly what we want. Sometimes it offers pain, confusion, and sorrow. There's no way to stop those circumstances, nor to stop the difficult emotions that might arise alongside them. This week, Frank Ostaseski offers a meditation to investigate all of the circumstances of our lives with curiosity, and that can help us welcome everything that comes, or at least allow it. When we allow what is to simply be, we relieve ourselves of the suffering that can get heaped on top of our moments of difficulty. That extra suffering is optional, even if the difficult causes and conditions are not. Show Notes: Find more from Frank Ostaseski here: Frank Ostaseski, Author at Mindful  Zen Hospice Project  Metta Institute Read Kate Bowler’s essay: Coming Undone But Not Unmade Read the June issue of Mindful Magazine here:  Discover the June 2022 Issue  And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
5/19/202212 minutes, 6 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Guided Meditation for Nurses with Cynda Rushton

Nurses help those who are sick or injured, they hold the hands of others as their life ends or offer solace to those pained by loss. To mark National Nurses Week, Cynda Hylton Rushton calls on nurses to pause for a moment to honor their hands—and to acknowledge the joys, sorrows, disappointments, fears, and triumphs in their professional lives. Show Notes:  More from Cynda Rushton on Mindful.org How Integrity Can Heal Burnout
5/12/202211 minutes, 1 second
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12 Minute Meditation: A Nature Meditation for Being in the Moment with Mark Coleman

As Mark Coleman says, listening is a beautiful doorway to the present moment, a tuning in to what’s here. With listening practice, we develop the qualities of receptivity, relaxation, and a sense of naturalness. We don’t need to make much effort to hear anything. A sound arises and is known quite easily and naturally in awareness. So, with this particular meditation, we can cultivate a sense of ease, receptivity, and openness. We allow the sounds to be the locus for our attention, simply present to the ebb and flow in the soundscape. Shownotes: Find more from Mark Coleman here: markcoleman.org  Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery Make Peace With Your Mind From Suffering to Peace And more from Mindful here: Nature Meditations course The June 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Resilience Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
5/5/202211 minutes, 16 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: How to Navigate Difficult Emotions with Sharon Salzberg

In this practice, Sharon Salzberg invites us to allow ourselves to feel our emotions, notice the sensations that arise in our body, and forgive ourselves for what we feel. And while your mind might wander during the meditation, Salzburg reminds us that it is always possible to let go and begin again. This practice is featured in the June issue of Mindful magazine, which you can find on Mindful.org or at a newsstand near you.  Show Notes Find more from Sharon Salzberg here: Sharon Salzberg, Author at Mindful  Read the June issue of Mindful magazine here:  Discover the June 2022 Issue - Mindful Magazine  And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
4/28/202212 minutes, 32 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Meditation on Abundance in Nature With Mark Coleman

As this week’s meditation teacher Mark Coleman says, "We know being in nature is good for us, but how do we put this into practice in a way that will really serve and nurture us?" This is a question we address in the June issue of Mindful, and in our new course, Nature Meditations. And with Earth Day happening this week, it seems like the right time to get outside and appreciate what the natural world offers. Show Notes: Find more from Mark Coleman here: markcoleman.org  Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery Make Peace With Your Mind From Suffering to Peace And more from Mindful here: Nature Meditations course The June 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Self-Compassion Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
4/21/202215 minutes, 6 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: You Are Enough with Jenée Johnson

This week on 12 Minute Meditation, Jenée Johnson leads a practice to remind us that we are enough.​​ In this practice, Jenée offers five affirmations that are designed to help us be more compassionate toward ourselves, and in turn build a solid base to be more compassionate toward others. Show Notes: Find more from Jenée Johnson here: Jenée Johnson, Author at Mindful  And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
4/14/202211 minutes, 59 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Mindful Writing Practice with Stephanie Domet

Mindful managing editor and your regular 12 Minute Meditation host Stephanie Domet leads a mindful writing practice for settling into your body, noticing your surroundings in a real or imagined setting, and using your experience as a writing prompt. This practice is drawn from Stephanie's new course, Mindful Writing. She shares tips, practices, and prompts to strengthen your existing writing practice, or discover a new creative outlet. Show Notes:  Find more from Stephanie Domet here: Mindful Writing course Stephanie on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: The April 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Resilience Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
4/7/202211 minutes, 8 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Return to Your Senses with Shalini Bahl-Milne

This week, Shalini Bahl-Milne shares a practice to replenish our energy. If we draw from a pool of resources without replenishing them, we can begin to feel depleted—our brain gets sluggish, and we don’t make good decisions. By resting our attention on our senses, we are taking a moment to reconnect with ourselves and feel fully present. This practice was featured in the April issue of Mindful magazine as part of a three-day at-home retreat designed by Shalini and other veteran mindfulness teachers Mark Bertin and Tovi Scruggs-Hussein.  Show Notes:  Find more from Shalini Bahl-Milne here: Shalini Bahl-Milne, Author at Mindful And more from Mindful here: An At-Home Meditation Retreat You Can Share with Those You Love The April 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Resilience Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
3/31/202212 minutes, 52 seconds
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An Earth, Air, Fire, Water Meditation for Kids

This engaging meditation uses the energy and imagery of the four elements to foster inner connection and emotional regulation. Follow the guided practice and join your child on a mindful adventure.
3/28/20224 minutes, 19 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Approaching the World with a "Don't Know Mind" with Sará King

This week, Dr. Sará King offers a practice to explore, "don't know mind"— an idea that is sometimes used in meditation to evoke a sense of curiosity. So in this practice, we'll explore what it's like to approach the world with a don't know mind. How does that land in the body? What is it like to explore not knowing, not being quite certain? Show Notes: Find more from Dr. Sará King here: Where Science, Mindfulness, and Social Justice Intersect  And more from Mindful here: The Only Constant is Change The April 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Resilience Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
3/24/202218 minutes, 31 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A “Just Like Me” Compassion Practice with Steve Hickman

When we're aware that events of war and injustice are unfolding wherever we are in the world, we often feel a powerful sense of connection with those who are at the center of the conflict. This week, the invitation with this practice is to put aside ideas and concepts about differences, shame, fear, survival, and to simply see if you can begin to develop a felt sense of common humanity—that all of us wish for happiness and freedom from suffering. Show Notes: Find more from Steve Hickman here: Steven Hickman, Author at Mindful And more from Mindful here: More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
3/17/202216 minutes, 55 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Uncover the Potential for Healing with John Taylor

This week, John Taylor shares a five-step practice for finding some peace and freedom after trauma. John’s work as a mindfulness teacher is focused on racial equity and reconciliation initiatives. He is a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher and serves as adjunct faculty for UCSD’s Center for Mindfulness. Here, he reminds us that we all have potential for healing and for positive change. All of this and more lies within each of us. This practice is featured in the April issue of Mindful magazine alongside a piece written by longtime journalist Robert Huber exploring how mindfulness can help survivors of gun violence navigate their pain and support post-traumatic growth, one breath at a time. You can find it now on newsstands or at mindful.org.  Show Notes: Find more from John Taylor here: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness And more from Mindful here: Why Survivors of Gun Violence Are Turning to Mindfulness The April 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Resilience Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
3/10/202213 minutes, 6 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Cultivate Curiosity with Kimberly Brown

This week, Kimberly Brown leads a practice to cultivate curiosity. We might not always think about curiosity as a part of mindfulness, but this powerful quality is what allows our everyday experiences, even the ones we really don't want to be having to get some breathing room and maybe even to shift in unexpected ways. Our curiosity practice can start with the simplest tools we have at hand: Our breath, our body, and our awareness.  Show Notes Find more from Kimberly Brown here: Kimberly Brown, Author at Mindful  Find Stephnie Domet’s article on mindfulness and curiosity here: How Compassion and Curiosity Help Me to Be Present  And more from Mindful here: Discover the April 2022 Issue - Mindful Magazine  More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation And find more from Mindful at mindful.org and on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
3/3/202215 minutes, 16 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Practice to Explore What's True with Barry Boyce

In this practice from Mindful founding editor Barry Boyce, we investigate the relationship between our heart and mind. What our heart feels is influenced by what our mind perceives, which is sometimes one of the reasons developing kindness, a loving heart, and compassion can be so challenging. The quality of the warmth and openness in our heart emerges not just from generating warmer feelings, but from developing a clearer view of what we’re seeing and how we’re processing the world. Once we’re aware of our preconceptions, we can loosen our grip on what we think we know and explore what’s true.  Show Notes: Find more from Barry Boyce here: Come As You Are: A 7-Day DIY Mindfulness Retreat  “The Only Constant Is Change”  “How COVID Reminded Me We’re All Connected” Barry on mindful.org And more from Mindful here: The April 2022 issue of Mindful magazine: The Resilience Issue More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation The Real Mindful Podcast Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
2/24/202214 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Body Scan Meditation For Nurturing Your Heart

Cardiologist Jonathan Fisher leads a body scan to notice sensations in the body and bring awareness to the present moment.
2/14/20225 minutes, 34 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A "Touch and Go" Practice with Barry Boyce

This week, Mindful’s founding editor Barry Boyce leads a "touch and go" practice. In this practice, we're not trying to deal with the issues in our thoughts or with the difficult emotions that might be arising. There's nothing to solve. There's nothing to change. Instead, we're spending time with our mind in this way, and over time, our thoughts can become more transparent and have less power over us because we're fighting with them less.  Show notes: Find more from Barry Boyce here: Barry Boyce, Author at Mindful  Find Barry’s course, Come As You Are, here: Come As You Are - Mindfulness Course  And more from Mindful here: Welcome Everything: The February 2022 issue of Mindful magazine. More episodes of 12 Minute MeditationAnd find more from Mindful at mindful.org and on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
2/10/202212 minutes, 27 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Meditation to Come Home to Your Body with Barry Boyce

This week, Barry Boyce leads a practice for mindfulness of the body and our embodied experience because whatever is happening isn't happening in an abstract way—it's happening here in our bodies, so we have to return home to ourselves, to our body. This practice is drawn from a live, guided meditation session from Barry's new course called Come As You Are. Whether you're an experienced meditator or just beginning, it can be fun and refreshing to explore mindfulness with an experienced guide who knows that meditation doesn't have to fit any particular mold. Instead, it's a way of being that can bring a sense of presence and joy to your everyday moments. Show Notes: Find more from Barry Boyce here: Barry Boyce, Author at Mindful  Find Barry’s course, Come As You Are, here: Come As You Are - Mindfulness Course  And more from Mindful here: Welcome Everything: The February 2022 issue of Mindful magazine. More episodes of 12 Minute Meditation
2/3/202212 minutes, 38 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Meditation for Grief and Loss with Judy Lief

This week, Judy Lief leads a meditation for grief and loss. Most of us have come up against the experience of grief and loss over the last several years. These feelings can be hard to hold, even as we see how widespread they are. Judy, who wrote the book Making Friends With Death, says that "There’s nothing really to be said about grieving that doesn’t sound trite. There’s no simple way through it. It is extremely difficult to put the gravity or the force of grief into words. And there’s no one way to grieve. Neither is there a cure for our fragility and vulnerability. We have only one option, which is somehow to figure out a way to love and embrace it." Show notes: Find more from Judy Lief here: judylief.com Making Friends with Death And more from Mindful here: Welcome Everything: The February 2022 issue of Mindful magazine. The Real Mindful Podcast
1/27/202212 minutes, 23 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Arrive, Breathe, and Connect with Lili Powell

When we're under pressure, our ability to care and to lead can feel compromised. Mindfulness can provide a path to cultivate the focus and determination of grit and the care and calm of grace, to learn from growth and change. In this practice to arrive, breathe, and connect, Dr. Lili Powell, a professor at UVA Darden School of Business, offers space to fully arrive in the present moment and make a commitment to focusing on being right here, right now. 
1/20/202212 minutes, 54 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Welcome Everything with Frank Ostaseski

This week, Frank Ostaseski leads a practice to welcome everything. And we hear you—there’s a lot going on that you may not feel like welcoming right now. To welcome something doesn't mean we have to like it, and it doesn't mean we have to agree with it; it just means we have to be willing to meet it. In this practice which you can also find in the February 2022 issue of Mindful magazine, Frank Ostaseski offers six steps to open up to the present moment—whatever it may bring. Show Notes: Lean Into Love: An Interview with Frank Ostaseski How to Bookend Your Day with Compassion The Metta Institute Check out the February 2022 issue of Mindful magazine  And find more from Mindful at mindful.org and on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
1/13/202211 minutes, 57 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Practice to Reconnect with Yourself with Cynda Rushton

Dr. Cynda Hylton Rushton, the Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics and Professor of Nursing and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics and Schools of Nursing & Medicine, invites us to welcome whatever feelings are present right now and to trust what we discover in body and mind without judgment. Show notes:  More from Cynda Rushton on Mindful.org How Integrity Can Heal Burnout  Sign up for free: Healing Healthcare: A Global Mindfulness Summit
1/6/202216 minutes, 27 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Foster Self-Acceptance with Cheryl Jones

This week, Cheryl Jones leads us in a practice to foster self-acceptance—another of our top guided meditations of 2021. Mindfulness meditation involves a willingness to be with ourselves as we are. It offers a way of learning to work with ourselves, and not on ourselves, especially if you are healing from perfectionism. We can start to notice whatever is happening within us and around us with curiosity and kindness. Cheryl Jones is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor and author who provides mindfulness training to businesses, organizations, retreat centers, and more. You can find the full list of top 10 guided meditations from 2021 at mindful.org. Show notes: The Top 10 Guided Meditations of 2021 More from Cheryl Jones on mindful.org thrivingwithcheryljones.com  
12/30/202116 minutes, 1 second
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12 Minute Meditation: Welcome Deep Relaxation with Jenée Johnson

This week, Jenée Johnson leads us in a guided meditation to encourage deep relaxation at any point during the day. With a reminder to listen to our bodies and acknowledge when it’s time for us to rest, she shares an effective technique known as quiet sitting to inspire us to simply be. Jenée Johnson is the program innovation leader at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Mindfulness, Trauma and Racial Healing. Her goal is to improve her organization's ability to manage change, stay resilient, inspire growth and become a mindful culture that leads and serves with compassion. Show notes: Top 10 meditations of 2021: The Top 10 Guided Meditations of 2021 Find more from Jenée Johnson here: Jenée Johnson, Author at Mindful  And find more from Mindful at mindful.org and on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
12/23/202113 minutes, 4 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Allow the Storm of Emotions to Pass with Scott Rogers

This week, we bring you one of our top 10 guided meditations of 2021, a practice for allowing the storm of our emotions to pass. Scott Rogers guides us to take the role of observer to difficult emotions, so that we can more easily create the space we need to let them go. Rogers is founder and director of the University of Miami School of Law’s Mindfulness in Law Program where he integrates mindfulness into the law school curriculum, and he is cofounder of the UMindfulness, the University’s Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative. Show notes: scottrogers.com UMindfulness University of Miami School of Law’s Mindfulness in Law Program The Top 10 Guided Meditations of 2021 More from Scott Rogers on mindful.org And find more from Mindful at mindful.org and on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
12/16/202114 minutes, 46 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Practice to Work with Difficult Emotions with Rhonda Magee

Taking a moment to pause can enable us to move in the direction of suffering, to work, and to alleviate it, with wisdom and compassion. This gentle practice from law professor and author Rhonda Magee can provide support to you in remaining grounded as you open up to information that might cause you pain.  Show notes Find our top 10 guided meditations of 2021 here: The Top 10 Guided Meditations of 2021 Find more from Rhonda Magee here:  Rhonda Magee, Author at Mindful Home - Rhonda V. Magee Grab a copy of Rhonda Magee’s book, The Inner Work of Racial Justice, Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities through mindfulness here: Book - Rhonda V. Magee  And find more from Mindful at mindful.org and on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected]
12/9/202112 minutes, 36 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Gratitude Practice to Notice, Shift, Rewire with Priti Patel

When things don't go according to plan it becomes easier to focus on what’s wrong and minimize what’s right. This mindful gratitude practice is designed to change that; its aim is to amplify the experience of optimism and studies show that this simple shift leads to enhanced mood and better relationships. This exercise is adapted from Start Here: Master the Lifelong Habit of Wellbeing by Eric Langshur and Nate Klemp, and is led by mindfulness coach Priti Patel. Show Notes: Start Here: Master the Lifelong Habit of Wellbeing by Eric Langshur and Nate Klemp Top 10 Meditations of 2021 (to come on Friday, December 3) And find more from Mindful at mindful.org and on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
12/2/202114 minutes, 6 seconds
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Seeds: A Guided Meditation for Kids

This engaging meditation uses the energy and imagery of seeds to foster inner connection and emotional regulation. Follow the guided practice and join your child on a mindful adventure.  Show Notes: Meditation by Heather Hawk Feinberg. Heather Hawk Feinberg is a mother, counselor, writer, music-maker, educator, and spiritual guide. In 2016 she founded Mindful Kids, a nonprofit organization that creates pioneering resources for social emotional awakening.
12/1/20214 minutes, 3 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Ease Holiday Stress with Christiane Wolf

The holiday season can be a time full of commitments, planning, and (pleasant or unpleasant) anticipation. In this special episode of 12 Minute Mediation, Christiane Wolf offers a guided meditation to help navigate stress that may arise in the coming weeks. Christiane reminds us to check in with ourselves and acknowledge what we need to tap into ease.  Show notes: christianewolf.com More from Christiane Wolf on mindful.org And find more from Mindful at mindful.org and on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
12/1/202118 minutes, 56 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Practice to Lead with Gratitude with Shalini Bahl-Milne

One of the most important (free!) tools for strengthening our communities is gratitude. On this week’s episode of 12 Minute Meditation, Shalini Bahl-Milne shares a guided practice to help you notice, appreciate, and shift your mindset toward ways of being in community with others that benefit us all, while respecting our differences. Shalini Bahl-Milne, PhD., is an award-winning researcher, Certified MBSR and Search Inside Yourself teacher, TEDx speaker, and town councilor. With 15 years of research, Dr. Bahl develops mindfulness skills to help people disrupt harmful default habits to cope with stress and be more resilient. This practice is part of our month devoted to gratitude. Our first-ever Gratitude Journal will be on newsstands now, or available in our shop at mindful.org. Show notes: Find more of Shalini Bahl-Milne here:  Shalini Bahl-Milne, Author at Mindful  Shalini Bahl-Milne in the Mindful Directory  Shalini Bahl-Milne, TEDx Talk Order our brand new gratitude journal here: Shop Mindful    And find more from Mindful at mindful.org and on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
11/25/202115 minutes, 51 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Practice to Rest the Body in Gratitude with Rashid Hughes

This week, Rashid Hughes leads us in a practice to feel gratitude for our body, in all of its beauty and mystery. Taking a moment for intentional pause and appreciation can help us feel a sense of restoration that our hardworking bodies deserve. Rashid is a writer, meditation teacher, and cofounder of the Heart Refuge Mindfulness Community, a mindfulness community in Washington, DC that is dedicated to inspiring Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to live with love and courage. This practice is part of our month devoted to gratitude. Our first-ever Gratitude Journal will be on newsstands on November 23, or available in our shop at mindful.org.
11/18/202115 minutes
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12 Minute Meditation: Cultivate Embodied Gratitude with Shelly Tygielski

On this week’s episode of 12 Minute Meditation, Shelly Tygielski shares a guided practice to infuse your body with a sense of gratitude. This is a practice that can help us gain a new found appreciation for the people we know and even those we don’t know. Shelly Tygielski is a trauma-informed mindfulness teacher and author of the book, Sit Down to Rise Up: How Radical Self-Care Can Change the World. She teaches formalized self-care and resilience practices at organizations around the world, and is widely regarded as a self-care activist. In 2019, she was named one of the “12 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement” by Mindful magazine.  Show Notes:  Find more from Shelly Tygielski here:  Shelly Tygielski, Author at Mindful Shelly Tygielski – Mindfulness and Meditation For All Order our brand new gratitude journal here: Shop Mindful    And find more from Mindful at mindful.org and on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
11/11/202115 minutes, 18 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Practice Gratitude for Small Things with Steve Hickman

What would it be like to let go of needing anything to be different in this moment, and to open up to what's actually here that may bring joy? In this week’s episode, psychologist and executive director of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, Steve Hickman, guides us to uncover the wisdom of gratitude by noticing small things to be grateful for, then opening our awareness to the truth that everything and everyone—no matter how small—is interconnected. Might it be possible, Hickman says, to follow the words of the poet Mark Nepo when he said, "One key to knowing joy is to be easily pleased." Show Notes: More from Steve Hickman on mindful.org. UC San Diego Centre for Mindfulness Self-Compassion for Dummies The Mindful Self-Compassion Program And find more from Mindful at mindful.org and on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
11/4/202112 minutes, 50 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: The BASICS of Mindful Eating with Lynn Rossy

Lynn Rossy shares a mindful eating meditation that you can bring to any meal, whether it’s lunch, dinner or snack time. This is a practice that can help you enjoy and savour each meal. Lynn is a longtime practitioner of mindfulness, meditation and yoga and is president of the Center for Mindful Eating. She is also a health psychologist who specializes in mindful eating and developed a 10 week, empirically-validated ‘Eat for Life’ class that teaches people to eat mindfully and intuitively, love their bodies, and find deeper meaning in their lives. Show notes: Find more of Lynn Rossy here: Savor Every Bite: Mindful Ways to Eat, Love Your Body, and Live With Joy www.lynnrossy.com And more from Mindful on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
10/28/202113 minutes, 14 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Connecting to Your Body with Jeanne Corrigal

The elements have the ability to connect us, both internally and externally, with the world around us. Jeanne Corrigal brings her Métis heritage, and her training as an insight meditation teacher, to this guided practice to connect with the four elements within our own body. You can read more about Jeanne and her work at the intersections of mindfulness and Indigenous and tribal people in the December issue of Mindful magazine or at mindful.org. Show notes: Find more of Jeanne Corrigal here: “All Our Relations: Four Indigenous Lessons on Mindfulness” Jeannecorrigal.com And more from Mindful on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
10/21/202116 minutes, 54 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Coming Home to Yourself with Georgina Miranda

On this week’s episode of 12 Minute Meditation, Georgina Miranda shares a guided practice to help you feel more grounded and at ease. This is a practice that can help you reconnect with yourself, especially during stressful or fearful moments. Georgina is a global leader in change, transformation, mindfulness, conscious leadership development and the advancement of women. She is also a highly sought after international transformation coach, public speaker, and management consultant. Find more of Georgina Miranda here:  Author Page, Georgina Miranda This Woman Used Mindfulness to Climb Mt. Everest  GEORGINA MIRANDA    Sign up for our Leading Mindfully Newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/b3bedcdfd930/leading-mindfully-newsletter-signups  And more from Mindful on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
10/14/202116 minutes, 15 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Practice to Foster Compassion with Tara Brach

On this week’s episode of 12 Minute Meditation, Tara Brach leads us in a practice to consider a relationship where there’s tension or conflict. Then, with compassion for ourselves and for the other person, we can go beyond the difficulty and find healing. Tara Brach is one of the 10 powerful women of the mindfulness movement highlighted in the August 2021 issue of Mindful magazine. She’s an internationally renowned teacher of mindfulness, meditation, and emotional healing, as well as the author of several books, most recently Trusting The Gold: Uncovering Your Natural Goodness. Find more of Tara Brach here:   “10 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement: 2021” Trusting The Gold: Uncovering Your Natural Goodness tarabrach.com  And more from Mindful on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].  
10/7/202115 minutes, 6 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Expanding Our Hearts with Shelly Tygielski

This week, Shelly Tygielski offers a guided meditation to help you acknowledge what is causing you pain or stress, and hold it with more self-compassion and connection. Shelly is a self-care activist, trauma-informed mindfulness teacher, and the author of the new book Sit Down to Rise Up: How Radical Self-Care Can Change the World. She invites you to open your heart to community, forgiveness, and gratitude. Find more of Shelly Tygielski here: Radical Self-Care course and free book offer Sit Down to Rise Up: How Radical Self-Care Can Change the World Excerpts in the October issue of Mindful Magazine: “The Power of Sustainable Self-Care” and “Why You Need a Self-Care Plan” Pandemic of Love shellytygielski.com  And more from Mindful on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
9/30/202114 minutes, 46 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Practice to Reset with Shalini Bahl-Milne

It’s important to remember that mindfulness is a practice; despite our best intentions, we might not always get it right the first time around, and that’s okay. This week, award-winning researcher and certified mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher, Shalini Bahl-Milne offers a practice to help you hit reset and refresh. This practice can help you align with your intention and let go of what is no longer serving you. It can also help you create space around your emotions, so you can act in a way that corresponds with what you wish to bring into the world.  Find more of Shalini Bahl-Milne here: Shalini Bahl-Milne, Author at Mindful  Find more about Mindful30 here: Mindful30 Challenge 2021  And more from Mindful on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful and on mindful.org. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected]. Find more about Mindful30 here: Mindful30 Challenge 2021  And more from Mindful on our conversation podcast, Real Mindful and on mindful.org. Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
9/23/202114 minutes, 31 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Remembering How to Trust with Dr. Stacee Reicherzer

Learning to tune in to our own vulnerability is an act of courage that allows us to form deeper, more genuine relationships. In the August 2021 issue of Mindful magazine, Dr. Stacee Reicherzer wrote, “If you’re someone who grew up being told that tears are a sign of weakness, or that you should never show fear lest you be exploited, you understand how very difficult it is to communicate complex emotions like jealousy, resentment, or sorrow.” In this week’s episode, Dr. Reicherzer, author of The Healing Otherness Handbook, leads us in a guided meditation to explore vulnerability and what it might be like to open up to someone we trust. Find more of Dr. Stacee Reicherzer here: Drstacee.com The Healing Otherness Handbook Healing Otherness with Compassion (and Sass) Guided Practices for Remembering How to Trust A 15-Minute Guided Meditation on the Pride Flag And more from Mindful on our conversation podcast Real Mindful and on mindful.org.  Let us know what you thought of this episode of 12 Minute Meditation by leaving a review or by emailing [email protected].
9/16/202112 minutes, 9 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Practice to Activate Your Vagus Nerve with Andres Gonzalez

Andres Gonzales is the co-founder of the Holistic Life Foundation and for the past 16 years, he has taught yoga to diverse populations around the world ranging from Baltimore City public schools to mental health facilities. He has also partnered with John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health and the Penn State’s Prevention Research Center on a Stress and Relaxation Study. This week, Andres Gonzales shares a breathing meditation to help you activate your vagus nerve and enter a state of relaxation.
9/9/202114 minutes, 39 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A 4-7-8 Breath Practice with Ni-Cheng Liang

This week, Ni-Cheng Liang leads us in a 4-7-8 breath practice to release stagnant air and find calm. Ni-Cheng is a pulmonary physician, podcast host, and mindfulness teacher. In the early days of the pandemic, she recruited eight medical colleagues from across the United States to create the Mindful Healthcare Collective, which offers free online mindfulness sessions to healthcare workers, with topics including basic breath awareness, mindful eating, and even anti-racism work.   
9/2/202112 minutes, 37 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Cultivating Inner Balance in the Face of Change with Susan Bauer-Wu

Susan Bauer-Wu shares a guided mindfulness practice to help you cultivate the patience to ride the waves of change. Susan Bauer-Wu, a researcher, scholar, teacher, and trained nurse, turned to meditation to help her develop both a peaceful mind and heart. Now, as president of the Mind & Life Institute, she integrates her scientific and clinical background with the wisdom of mindfulness to better understand the mind and help heal the world in its current divisive state.
8/26/202112 minutes, 18 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: Set the Tone for Your Leadership with Tovi Scruggs-Hussein

This week, Tovi Scruggs-Hussein leads us in a practice to explore integrity, inspiration, and purpose with compassion. Tovi is an author, educator, and leadership coach, as well as one of the powerful women of the mindfulness movement featured in the August issue of Mindful magazine. Her 17 years as a high school principal showed her that overworked and under-supported teachers were burning out, while students suffered as a result. Now she teaches leaders to reach their full professional potential—which in turn helps those they lead reach their full potential. 
8/19/202114 minutes, 13 seconds
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12 Minute Meditation: A Meditation on Belonging and Connection with Ruth King

Ruth King offers a guided meditation practice from her heart to yours. Ruth is a teacher, author, founder of the Mindful of Race Institute, and featured in the August issue of Mindful magazine as one of the powerful women of the mindfulness movement. In this first episode of 12 Minute Meditation, she invites us to savor stillness and feel deeply into the ways our lives are interconnected. “May we remember that we belong to each other.”
8/12/202112 minutes, 48 seconds
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R.E.S.T. in Awareness with Rashid Hughes

If you find it difficult to pause and grieve, begin this meditation practice to connect with the natural rhythm of rest. This practice is a refuge from the ever-present social and political chaos in society. Experience the sacred healing that comes with resting in awareness Show notes: Meditation by Rashid Hughes. Rashid Hughes is the co-founder of the Heart Refuge Mindfulness Community, a mindfulness community in Washington, DC that is dedicated to inspiring Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to live with love and courage.
5/12/202112 minutes, 7 seconds
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Observe Difficult Emotions with Scott Rogers

Mindfulness allows us to create space between ourselves and our emotions. In this space, we can find stability and cultivate resilience. As you go through this guided practice, you can begin to see how emotions are like hurricanes and recognize the qualities and impermanence of your stormiest emotions. Show notes: Meditation by Scott Rogers. Scott Rogers integrates neuroscience research into the efficacy of mindfulness training programs in high-stress professions and has written numerous articles and authored various books on mindfulness.
5/5/202112 minutes, 1 second
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Leaves: A Guided Meditation for Kids

This engaging meditation uses the energy and imagery of the wind to foster inner connection and emotional regulation. Follow the guided practice and join your child on a mindful adventure. Show notes: Meditation by Heather Hawk Feinberg.  Heather Hawk Feinberg is a mother, counselor, writer, music-maker, educator, and spiritual guide. In 2016 she founded Mindful Kids, a non profit organization that creates pioneering resources for social emotional awakening.
5/4/20213 minutes, 58 seconds
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A Practice for Working with Grief with Judy Lief

Our hearts break, but our hearts also heal. The thread that pulls us from heartbreak to healing is love, says Judy Lief in this practice for working with grief.
4/16/20219 minutes, 12 seconds
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A Practice to Help Curb the Thrill of Gossiping with Nate Klemp

4/13/20219 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Gratitude Practice to Notice, Shift, and Rewire Your Brain

This gratitude practice is designed to change that; its aim is to amplify the experience of optimism. Meditation by Nate Klemp. Meditation read by Priti Patel.
3/19/202110 minutes, 1 second
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A Guided Practice for Engaging Money Issues with Spencer Sherman

If discussing money brings a feeling of unease and discomfort, try this guided practice led by Spencer Sherman to turn the feeling of stress into one of self-awareness. 
3/4/202110 minutes, 24 seconds
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Wind: A Guided Meditation for Kids

This engaging meditation uses the energy and imagery of the wind to foster inner connection and emotional regulation. Follow the guided practice and join your child on a mindful adventure. Show notes: Meditation by Heather Hawk Feinberg.  Heather Hawk Feinberg is a mother, counselor, writer, music-maker, educator, and spiritual guide. In 2016 she founded Mindful Kids, a non profit organization that creates pioneering resources for social emotional awakening.  
3/1/20213 minutes, 26 seconds
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Trees: A Guided Meditation for Kids

This engaging meditation uses the energy and imagery of trees to foster inner connection and emotional regulation. Follow the guided practice and join your child on a mindful adventure. Show Notes: Meditation by Heather Hawk Feinberg.  Heather Hawk Feinberg is a mother, counselor, writer, music-maker, educator, and spiritual guide. In 2016 she founded Mindful Kids, a non profit organization that creates pioneering resources for social emotional awakening.
3/1/20214 minutes, 38 seconds
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Clouds: A Guided Meditation for Kids

This engaging meditation uses the energy and imagery of clouds to foster inner connection and emotional regulation. Follow the guided practice and join your child on a mindful adventure. Show Notes: Meditation by Heather Hawk Feinberg.  Heather Hawk Feinberg is a mother, counselor, writer, music-maker, educator, and spiritual guide. In 2016 she founded Mindful Kids, a non profit organization that creates pioneering resources for social emotional awakening.
3/1/20214 minutes, 47 seconds
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Visualize Love and Gratitude with Nate Klemp and Kaley Klemp

With time we might find ourselves drifting apart from our partners. In this guided meditation, you will take a moment to visualize your love story and as your heart grows with gratitude, you will find the space to reconnect with your partner. Show notes: Meditation by Nate Klemp and Kaley Klemp. Nate and Kaley Klemp are a husband and wife team that are co-authors of  The 80/80 Marriage: A New Model for Happier, Stronger Relationship.
2/11/20214 minutes, 43 seconds
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Feel at Home in Your Heart with Jenée Johnson

The idea of a home is not limited to a physical location, it can refer to the love and care you feel within yourself. This practice can help you work on being present with yourself in an aware, kind, and loving way. Show notes: Meditation by Jenée Johnson.  Jenée Johnson is the Program Innovation Leader in Mindfulness, Trauma, and Racial Equity at the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
12/21/20206 minutes, 47 seconds
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Loving-Kindness for Difficult Times with Mark Bertin

In times of conflict and anger, it becomes difficult to respond with compassion. Mark Bertin takes us through this meditative practice to take care of the world, take care of ourselves, and stay in touch with the fact that all beings everywhere are driven by the same core wishes in life. Show notes: Meditation by Mark Bertin. Mark Bertin MD., is a pediatrician, author, professor, and mindfulness teacher specializing in neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatrics.
11/10/202017 minutes
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Use Loving-Kindness to Feel Liberated with Jenée Johnson

It’s easy to get trapped in your own emotions and narratives, let alone the ways you can encounter obstacles in society. Here, Jenée Johnson leads a loving-kindness practice, adapted from the work of Dr. Shelly Harrell, that focuses on liberation. Show notes: Meditation by Jenée Johnson. Jenée Johnson is the Program Innovation Leader in Mindfulness, Trauma, and Racial Equity at the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
11/6/20203 minutes, 3 seconds
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Walking in Uncertainty with Mark Bertin

Life is constantly changing in various ways that can make it feel like the rug is constantly being pulled out from under you. Join this walking meditation with Mark Bertin as he explores how mindfulness can help you find a balance between accepting what you cannot change and seeking out where to actively put your effort. Show notes: Meditation by Mark Bertin. Mark Bertin, MD., is a pediatrician, author, professor, and mindfulness teacher specializing in neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatrics.
11/2/202014 minutes, 38 seconds
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A Meditation for Patience and Resolve with Mark Bertin

If you find it difficult to develop a sense of patience in the face of uncertainty and discomfort, begin this guided meditation to face whatever is causing you discomfort in this moment. You will learn to let go of whatever feels triggering and be able to engage with compassion.  Show notes: Meditation by Mark Bertin. Mark Bertin MD., is a pediatrician, author, professor, and mindfulness teacher specializing in neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatrics.
10/27/202015 minutes, 50 seconds
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A Breathing Meditation for Children with Susan B. Katz

By teaching children meditation and mindfulness skills we help them increase their well-being and enable them to meet the stresses of the world with presence, self-compassion, and openness. Try this fun mindful meditation to help kids focus on their breath while their thoughts zoom by.  Show notes: Mindful meditation by Susan B. Katz. Susan B. Katz is an award-winning author, National Board Certified Teacher, educational consultant and social media advisor to authors. 
10/27/20204 minutes, 56 seconds
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A Practice to Reset Tough Conversations with Shalini Bahl-Milne

It’s not always the case that our formal mindfulness practice carries seamlessly into daily life—especially in conversations that spark tension. Shalini Bahl-Milne offers a practice to help you remain present for these difficult moments. Show notes: Meditation by Shalini Bahl-Milne. Shalini Bahl-Milne, PhD, is an award-winning researcher and Certified MBSR and Search Inside Yourself teacher. Dr. Bahl develops mindfulness skills to help disrupt harmful default habits, cope with stress, and more.
10/7/202011 minutes, 27 seconds
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A 10-Minute Full Body Scan Meditation

9/15/20209 minutes, 26 seconds
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Deepen Your Awareness with Rhonda Magee

This guided meditation is focused on deepening your awareness, freeing yourself, and settling in the present moment. This practice will lead you to experience a greater capacity to clear your mind, and increase your ability to focus. Show notes: Meditation by Rhonda Magee. Rhonda V. Magee is a professor of law at the University of San Francisco. She is a highly practiced facilitator of restorative MBSR interventions for lawyers and law students.
9/1/202019 minutes, 7 seconds
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A Walking Meditation with Elaine Smookler

Experiencing an intentional, mindful walk can provide an opportunity to connect with your senses and nourish your relationship to the present moment. Turn your attention to what your body is feeling, bring awareness to your body, and appreciate the here and now. Show notes: Meditation by Elaine Smookler. Elaine Smookler has been a mindful practitioner for over 20 years and is on the faculty at The Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto. She is a Registered Psychotherapist, a columnist for Mindful magazine, and teaches mindfulness to corporate clients through eMindful.
8/24/202017 minutes, 37 seconds
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Offer Loving-Kindness to Yourself and Others with Sharon Salzberg

Using the repetition of certain phrases, Sharon Salzberg takes us through a loving-kindness  meditation to shift our attention away from our mistakes and toward self-compassion and understanding. Show notes: Meditation by Sharon Salzberg. Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author. She is also the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society.
8/14/20208 minutes, 14 seconds
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A Gentle Practice for Opening Up to Painful Emotions

7/31/20209 minutes, 15 seconds
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Observe the Wandering Mind with Enrique Collazo

In this guided meditation, we become aware of the mind as a process. When we think of our mind in this way, we can let our thoughts float by like bubbles without getting caught up in the contents of each thought. Show Notes: Meditation by Enrique Collazo. Enrique Collazo is a meditation teacher at Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. He works internationally, mostly with teens. 
7/22/202026 minutes, 24 seconds
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Cultivate Embodied Awareness with Sebene Selassie

Embodied awareness means grounding ourselves in our sensory experiences in order to connect with what we’re experiencing in the present moment. Sebene Selassie leads us in this guided meditation to connect with our body and our breath.  Show notes: Meditation by Sebene Selassie. Sebene Selassie is a mindfulness teacher on the Ten Percent Happier app and author of the book You Belong. 
7/20/202011 minutes, 23 seconds
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Place Your Attention on the Nature of Your Mind with Vinny Ferraro

In this guided meditation, Vinny Ferraro invites us to see our thoughts as they arise, notice them, and gently return our attention to the breath and body. This practice can help us find compassion and focus as we let go of judgement, anxiety, and irritation. Show notes: Meditation by Vinny Ferraro. Vinny Ferraro is a board member of the Mind Body Awareness Project. He is widely recognized for his contributions in mindfulness-based programming and interventions for at-risk and incarcerated youth. 
7/17/202013 minutes, 3 seconds
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Softly Focus Your Awareness with Susan Kaiser Greenland

We often use the breath and sensations of the body as anchors in meditation, but listening to the sounds around us can also help ground us. In this guided meditation for focus we listen, notice, and let go of tension. Show notes: Meditation by Susan Kaiser Greenland. Susan Kaiser Greenland is a mindfulness teacher and author who specializes in teaching mindfulness to children and families. She's an author and founding faculty member of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center's facilitator training.
6/22/20206 minutes, 22 seconds
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Founding Editor Barry Boyce Speaks with Former Police Officer Richard Goerling

Founding Editor Barry Boyce speaks with mindfulness trainer and former police officer Richard Goerling on the role of mindfulness in policing. 
6/18/202052 minutes, 13 seconds
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Turning Awareness into Action with Michelle Maldonado

This is a foundational awareness practice designed to help bring about three key insights: clarity of intention; understanding of our power, presence, and impact; and opportunities for wise action-taking. Show notes: Meditation by Michelle Maldonado. Michelle Maldonado is the author of A Bridge To Better: An Open Letter To Humanity and Resource Guide. She is also the founder and CEO of Lucenscia, a human potential and mindful business transformation firm.
6/17/202013 minutes, 46 seconds
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Remember That You Are Enough with Spencer Sherman

Society often pushes benchmarks at us: We are enough if we have a certain amount of money, if we look a certain way, if we live in a certain house. In this guided meditation for acceptance and awareness we come into the present moment and remember that right now, we are enough.  Show notes: Meditation by Spencer Sherman. Spencer Sherman is a mindfulness teacher and author. He promotes the belief that we can all feel a sense of ease and purpose when it comes to money, regardless of how much we have.
6/10/202011 minutes, 54 seconds
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Fully Experience the Present with Jay Vidyarthi

We let go of the feeling that we need to work toward something in this practice for self-care. Jay Vidyarthi guides us to let go of racing thoughts and settle into radical self-acceptance with awareness and presence.  Show notes: Meditation by Jay Vidyarthi. Jay Vidyarthi is a digital researcher and product designer. He is also a mindfulness teacher with over ten years of personal meditation practice.
6/1/202011 minutes, 57 seconds
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Practice Forgiveness with Carley Hauck

Since the beginning of shelter in place regulations, many of us have experienced increased stress and have been spending more time with those we live with than usual. This guided meditation helps us open to self-compassion and forgiveness.  Show notes: Meditation by Carley Hauck. Carley Hauck is an author and expert in leadership. She is the founder of Leading from Wholeness, a consultancy company that helps workplaces operate from a people-first approach.
5/20/202011 minutes, 6 seconds
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Embrace Fear with Loch Kelly

If you’re feeling fear, anger, or any unpleasant emotion, begin this guided meditation to embrace what you’re feeling. Move from a place of becoming your emotion to simply experiencing the emotion. You will end with a feeling of open-hearted awareness.  Show notes: Meditation by Loch Kelly.  Loch Kelly, M.Div., LCSW, is an author, meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and founder of the non-profit Open-Hearted Awareness Institute.
5/1/20207 minutes, 30 seconds
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Gather Your Energy with Sharon Salzberg

Settle into this meditation to strengthen your concentration and utilize the full power of your energy. Sharon Salzberg guides us from fragmented thoughts to a place of integration and empowerment.  Show notes: Meditation by Sharon Salzberg. Excerpted from Real Change, © 2020 by Sharon Salzberg, with permission from Flatiron Books. Available for pre-order now. Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author. She is also the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society.
4/14/20208 minutes, 53 seconds
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Find Calm and Equanimity with Linda Graham

Linda Graham guides us through three breath and awareness practices to help ground ourselves throughout the day. Soothe your body with affectionate breathing, feel warmth with the hand over heart practice, and find comfort with a visualization of a call to a compassionate friend.  Show notes: Meditation by Linda Graham.  Linda Graham, MFT, is a psychotherapist and mindful self-compassion teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area.
4/8/202016 minutes, 2 seconds
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A Nourishing Breath Meditation with Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein

The deepest healing occurs when you come to terms with the way things are. This simple awareness of breath practice is an act of self-love and compassion for the moment we find ourselves in.   Show Notes: Meditation by Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein. This practice is excerpted from A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, by Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein. New Harbinger Publications. Elisha Goldstein, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and conducts a private practice in West Los Angeles. He is founder of the Mindful Living Collective. Bob Stahl, PhD, has founded eight Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in medical centers in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently offering programs at Dominican Hospital and El Camino Hospitals in Los Gatos and Mt. View.
3/26/202010 minutes, 47 seconds
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Cool the Fires of Reactivity with Willem Kuyken

Equanimity helps us understand that when we allow difficult thoughts and feelings—when we don’t over-identify with them or cling to them—they will change and pass. This guided meditation will help you cultivate equanimity, find steadier ground and meet the challenges of the day.  Show notes: Meditation by Willem Kuyken.  Willem Kuyken, Ph.D., DClinPsy, is Director of the University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre and Ritblat Professor of Mindfulness and Psychological Science at the University of Oxford.
3/25/20204 minutes, 57 seconds
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STOP Practice with Rhonda Magee

Navigate reactivity and distressing moments with the STOP practice. The four steps create space for you to interrupt thought patterns and call on the resources within. This practice can be used whenever and wherever you need it. Show notes: Meditation by Rhonda Magee. Rhonda V. Magee is a professor of law at the University of San Francisco. Also trained in sociology and MBSR. She is a facilitator of trauma-sensitive, restorative MBSR interventions for lawyers and law students.
2/21/20204 minutes
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Where Does the Path of Mindfulness Lead?

2/21/202015 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Gift of Being Alive: A Q&A with Rhonda Magee

2/20/202040 minutes, 20 seconds
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RAIN Meditation with Tara Brach

Explore RAIN as a stand-alone meditation or move through the four steps in a more abbreviated way whenever you feel stuck or anxious. Show notes: Meditation by Tara Brach.  Clinical psychologist Tara Brach is the author of True Refuge: Finding Peace & Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart.
12/17/201911 minutes, 43 seconds
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Tame Feelings of Shame with Patricia Rockman

Exploring difficult emotions and experiences may be the key to loosening their hold over us. Patricia Rockman guides us through the experience of shame, offering a chance to let go and shift the narrative.  Show notes: Meditation by Patricia Rockman. Patricia Rockman, MD, CCFP, FCFP is a family physician with a focused practice in mental health. She is the Senior Director of Education and Clinical Services at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies, Toronto.
11/28/201910 minutes, 46 seconds
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Asking For and Receiving Help with Tara Healey

This mindfulness practice is meant to help you tame your inner critic, so you can reach out for help simply and gracefully. Show notes: Meditation by Tara Healey. Tara Healey is the program director for Mindfulness-Based Learning at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
10/21/20195 minutes, 1 second
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A Mindfulness Practice for Pain with Christiane Wolf

Find your inner support group with this guided meditation for working with physical pain and internally connecting with people who have a similar experience. Show notes: Meditation by Christiane Wolf. Christiane Wolf, MD, PhD is a certified MBSR and mindfulness teacher and teacher trainer, and coauthor of A Clinician’s Guide To Teaching Mindfulness.
10/21/201910 minutes, 15 seconds
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Soften, Soothe, Allow

10/21/20198 minutes, 27 seconds
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Reflection on Core Values

10/21/20199 minutes, 58 seconds
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How Would You Treat a Friend in Pain

10/21/20198 minutes, 29 seconds
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Zooming Out for Pain

10/21/201910 minutes, 15 seconds
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Zooming in for Pain

10/21/201910 minutes, 15 seconds
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Mindfulness and Pain: What the Research Tells Us

10/21/201910 minutes, 2 seconds
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When Pain Leads to Loneliness and Isolation

10/21/20195 minutes, 15 seconds
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What Mindfulness Is…and How It Could Help with Pain

10/21/20192 minutes, 19 seconds
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Letting Go of Guilt: Discovering Strength in Self-Compassion

10/21/20194 minutes, 42 seconds
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Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain: The roommate we would rather not have
10/21/20195 minutes, 44 seconds
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Desk Chair Body Scan

Meditate right where you are with this 10-minute guided practice.
10/1/201913 minutes, 47 seconds
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A Mindfulness Practice to Notice the Mind-Body Connection

Our bodies have power to influence our minds, and vice versa. This guided meditation shows you how.
8/7/20197 minutes, 7 seconds
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Stay in the Moment with JG Larochette

This meditation guides you through one of the fundamental practices of mindfulness: breathing. For seasoned meditators and beginners alike, this practice will bring your awareness to your breath, mind, and body.  Show notes: This practice has been adapted from The Mindful Life Project.  JG Larochette is a former classroom teacher, community organizer, and mentor in Richmond, CA who is the founder and executive director of the Mindful Life Project.
6/14/20196 minutes, 12 seconds
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Soft Belly Breathing with Jillian Pransky

This guided meditation takes you through the power of soft belly breathing. Jillian Pransky says the belly is our emotional center and softening it can bring up a mirage of feelings. This practice allows you to tune in to your innermost emotions.  Show notes: Meditation by Jillian Pransky.  Jillian Pransky is an international presenter and the author of Deep Listening. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist recognized by the International Association of Yoga Therapy and the director of Restorative Therapeutic Yoga teacher training for YogaWorks.
4/30/20195 minutes, 7 seconds
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Find Your Loving-Kindness Phrases with Chris Germer

This pen and paper practice guides you into finding your loving-kindness phrases which you can use in meditations. After writing, reflecting and writing some more, Chris guides us in using our phrases. Show notes: This practice originally appeared on ChrisGermer.com. Christopher Germer, PhD, has a private practice in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy and is a psychiatry lecturer at the Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance.
4/25/201923 minutes, 3 seconds
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Cultivating Our Attention

A basic mindfulness practice raising our awareness and stirring our curiosity.
3/28/20197 minutes, 47 seconds
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Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners

3/28/20198 minutes, 19 seconds
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5-Minute Breathing Practice

A simple meditation to connect to your breath.
3/21/20195 minutes, 32 seconds
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Observe Thoughts Without Judgment with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Don’t fall into the trap of thoughts that swirl through the mind, especially those laced with judgment. Instead, learn to let them pass through without getting sucked in. Show notes: This meditation is adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 3, available here. These guided meditations are designed to accompany Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book Meditation is Not What You Think and the other three volumes based on Coming to Our Senses. Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as well as the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
3/20/201920 minutes, 23 seconds
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A Body Scan with Diana Winston

Take a moment to relax your body and focus your mind. This guided meditation is a simple way to cultivate mindfulness and bring your attention inward throughout the week. Show notes: Meditation by Diana Winston. Adapted from Greater Good In Action. Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and author of several books including The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering your Natural Awareness.
3/13/201913 minutes, 51 seconds
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Rest in Awareness with Jon Kabat-Zinn

This guided meditation allows us to move out of our own experience and open up to what is happening around and within us. This meditation cultivates awareness in a detailed way to deepen your mindfulness practice.    Show notes: This meditation is adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 3, available here. These guided meditations are designed to accompany Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book Meditation is Not What You Think and the other three volumes based on Coming to Our Senses.   Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as well as the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
3/6/201929 minutes, 48 seconds
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Trying Compassion on Capitol Hill

Can you extend compassion toward a difficult person in your life? Congressman Tim Ryan tries a practice to help him reach across the aisle.
3/4/201915 minutes, 17 seconds
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Feeling Lonely? Embrace Compassion

In a world driven by competition and comparison, Sharon Salzberg contends shifting our definition of love might be the key to reconnecting to what matters most.
3/1/20194 minutes, 39 seconds
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How Meditation is a Practice of Resilience

As part of the “Real Love with Sharon Salzberg” event hosted by Women of Wisdom and Mindful, meditation teacher and author Sharon Salzberg discussed the true meaning of love for ourselves, others and life. The following is an excerpt of her talk.
2/7/20193 minutes, 1 second
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Tune In to Present Moment Awareness with Barry Boyce

As we become more familiar with practicing mindfulness, we can begin to enjoy it as an opportunity to simply be—to inhabit our body and be wherever we are without having to do anything in particular.    Show notes: Meditation by Barry Boyce.  Barry Boyce is founding editor of Mindful and Mindful.org. A longtime meditation practitioner and teacher—as well as a professional writer and editor—he is the editor of and a primary contributor to The Mindfulness Revolution: Leading Psychologists, Scientists, Artists, and Meditation Teachers on the Power of Mindfulness in Daily Life.
1/31/201915 minutes, 54 seconds
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Focus the Mind with Barry Boyce

The moment of noticing a thought is a very powerful moment. It’s really where the real meditation occurs. That’s because there’s a spark of insight at that point, what in technical terms is called meta-awareness: you’re aware of your thought process, not just caught up in it. Now at that moment, there are lots of possibilities. Show notes: Meditation by Barry Boyce.  Barry Boyce is the founding editor of Mindful and Mindful.org. A longtime meditation practitioner and teacher—as well as a professional writer and editor—he is the editor of and a primary contributor to The Mindfulness Revolution: Leading Psychologists, Scientists, Artists, and Meditation Teachers on the Power of Mindfulness in Daily Life.
1/31/201910 minutes, 28 seconds
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1-Minute Meditation with Barry Boyce

Explore a brief mindfulness meditation practice from Barry Boyce, Editor-in-Chief of Mindful. This is a short practice for settling the mind, intended for doing in the middle of the day, wherever you are out in the world. 
1/31/20192 minutes, 37 seconds
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Deep Belly Breathing with Shamash Alidina

This guided meditation is an introduction to deep belly breathing which helps you relax and reduce stress. The practice triggers the relaxation response, which is the opposite of the fight-or-flight response.  Show notes: This meditation is adapted from shamashalidina.com. Shamash Alidina is the author of Mindfulness For Dummies and most recently, The Mindful Way Through Stress.
1/30/20199 minutes, 1 second
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Label Difficult Emotions with Christopher Germer

This guided meditation is about labelling your emotions. Research suggests that the practice helps the amygdala, the structure in the brain that registers danger, become less active.  Show notes: Adapted from The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer.  Audio: © Christopher Germer & Kristin Neff. Mindful Self-Compassion. June 2017. All rights reserved. Christopher Germer, Ph.D., has a private practice in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy and is a psychiatry lecturer at the Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance.
1/23/201910 minutes, 48 seconds
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Can Mindfulness Helps Us Dismantle Inequality?

An excerpt of a longer conversation with Rhonda Magee on mindfulness and dismantling the subtle habits and patterns that separate us. In this excerpt, Magee explores how mindfulness can be both a tool for personal growth and societal transformation—not either or, both "both, and," as she puts it. 
1/21/20199 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Basic Mindfulness Meditation for Labelling Thoughts and Emotions

A 20-minute breathing meditation that explores thoughts, sensations, and mental states with kind awareness.
1/16/201920 minutes, 13 seconds
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Cultivate Moment-to-Moment Gratitude with Scott Rogers

This body scan and breath awareness practice integrates relaxation, mindfulness, and gratitude. With it, we can strengthen our ability to notice what arises in our field of awareness—pleasant or unpleasant—with sustained attention. Show notes: Meditation by Scott Rogers.  Scott Rogers is the founder and director of the University of Miami School of Law’s Mindfulness in Law Program where he integrates mindfulness into the law school curriculum, and he is co-founder of the UMindfulness, the University’s Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative.
1/9/201912 minutes, 30 seconds
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Take a Self-Compassion Break with Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer

This guided meditation can be helpful when you’re feeling isolated or experiencing difficulty. Connecting with self-compassion reminds us that even though the struggle is a part of life, we can still experience kindness and acceptance.  Show notes: Adapted from The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer. Kristin Neff, Ph.D., is an associate professor in Human Development and Culture in the Educational Psychology Department, at the University of Texas at Austin.  Christopher Germer, Ph.D., has a private practice in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy and is a psychiatry lecturer at the Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance.
1/8/20195 minutes, 21 seconds
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A Meditation for Exploring Your Senses

Follow this guided meditation from Cara Bradley to notice your sight, sound, taste, touch, smell, and thoughts.
1/2/201911 minutes, 44 seconds
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A Meditation for Offering Yourself Kindness

Steve Hickman leads this guided meditation to practice wishing yourself happiness.
12/19/201816 minutes, 11 seconds
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A Loving-Kindness Meditation with Sharon Salzberg

Practice sending loving-kindness to people you feel neutral toward as well as those you have difficult feelings toward. It's only after we've practiced many times that we begin to notice a habit developing—namely, letting ourselves off the hook once in a while. Show notes: Adapted from a talk from Sharon Salzberg at the Insight Meditation Society. Listen to the full talk. Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author. She is also the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society.
12/13/201845 minutes, 38 seconds
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20-Minute Practice for Exploring Your Habitual Reactions

12/12/201823 minutes, 34 seconds
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A 10-Minute Practice to Be With the Breath

This guided meditation allows you to let go of your thoughts and settle into the natural rhythm of the breath.
12/5/201811 minutes, 44 seconds
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Tame Holiday Stress with Mark Bertin

'Tis the season to give up the guilt. Let go of aiming for perfection around the holidays with this guided meditation. The practice offers a way to let go of expectations and open up to the opportunities for joy and connection that you may be missing. Show notes: Meditation by Mark Bertin.  Mark Bertin, MD, is a pediatrician, author, professor, and mindfulness teacher specializing in neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatrics.
12/5/201810 minutes, 39 seconds
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A Meditation for Settling Your Busy Mind

Psychiatrist and mindfulness expert Holly Rogers explains why you should not even try to stop your thoughts. Plus, a guided practice on noticing your inner chatter with curiosity rather than judgment.
11/28/20189 minutes, 55 seconds
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Tame Bad Habits with Judson Brewer

This guided meditation focuses on a craving you may have. Maybe it’s for food, or an empty email inbox. Whatever it is, Judson Brewer invites you to welcome and engage with the craving though kind and curious awareness.  Show notes: This guided meditation was recorded live at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. This meditation provides additional information to a feature article titled “Constant Craving” which appeared in the April 2018 issue of Mindful magazine. Judson Brewer MD, PhD, is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery”, having combined over 20 years of experience with mindfulness training with his scientific research therein. A professor and researcher at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, he has developed clinically proven app-based training to help people with emotional eating and anxiety.
11/28/201810 minutes, 30 seconds
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Quiet Your Inner Critic With Mark Bertin

The fight for perfection is a fight that can’t be won. Use this guided meditation to notice the voice of judgment in your head and then begin to release it and wish yourself well. Through the breath, awareness, and compassion, this practice can help tame the inner voice we all dread.  Show notes: Meditation by Mark Bertin.  Mark Bertin, MD, is a pediatrician, author, professor, and mindfulness teacher specializing in neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatrics.
11/16/201812 minutes, 22 seconds
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A Mindfulness Practice for Kids: Coming Back to the Positive

11/14/20188 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mindfulness Practice for Preschoolers

11/14/20184 minutes, 12 seconds
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A 17-Minute Kindness Practice

This practice from Ed Halliwell opens our hearts to others, offering them kindness and compassion.
11/14/201817 minutes, 28 seconds
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A Basic Meditation to Tame Your Inner Critic

11/14/201812 minutes, 21 seconds
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15-Minute Awareness of Breath Meditation

11/14/201814 minutes, 33 seconds
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3-Minute Body Scan Meditation

A brief mindfulness meditation practice to relax your body and focus your mind.
11/14/20182 minutes, 45 seconds
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Practice Loving-Kindness with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Block off some time for yourself to engage in connection, compassion, and kindness. This immersive heartscape meditation offers deep healing of ourselves and others.  Show notes: This meditation is adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 3, available here. These guided meditations are designed to accompany Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book Meditation is Not What You Think and the other three volumes based on Coming to Our Senses. Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as well as the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
11/8/201847 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Seven Minute Mindful Phone Practice

Follow this guided meditation to become more aware of the emotions and body sensations when you use your phone.
11/7/20186 minutes, 52 seconds
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Explore Your Self-Critical Voice with Diana Winston

This guided meditation will help you to get familiar with self-judgments and how you relate to your flaws, so that you can cultivate compassion and recognize your own worthiness. Show notes: Meditation by Diana Winston.  Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and author of several books including The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering your Natural Awareness.
11/6/201826 minutes, 26 seconds
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A Meditation on Anxious Emotions with Bob Stahl

This guided practice involves deep investigation into the causes of anxious feelings so you can discover the story lines that trigger and drive your emotions. Show notes: Adapted from A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety by Bob Stahl PhD, Florence Meleo-Meyer MS, MA, and Lynn Koerbel MPH. Bob Stahl, PhD, has founded eight Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in medical centers in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently offering programs at Dominican Hospital and El Camino Hospitals in Los Gatos and Mt. View.
11/2/201820 minutes, 37 seconds
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A Meditation for Working With Anxiety

23-minute meditation for working with anxiety from Hugh Byrne, meditation teacher and author of the Here-And-Now Habit.
10/31/201822 minutes, 25 seconds
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Body Scan Meditation

From The Mindful Podcast series. 
10/29/20183 minutes, 52 seconds
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10-Minute Mindful Breathing Practice

10/29/201810 minutes, 41 seconds
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A 5-Minute Mindful Breathing Practice

Returning to the breath, again and again, when the mind has wandered—that's how we train our attention. A 5-minute breathing practice from Mark Bertin. 
10/29/20184 minutes, 54 seconds
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Recharge Your Mind with Tim Desmond

Take a break from the challenges of your day with this guided meditation. Wind down, come back to your body, and open yourself up to the happiness and compassion around you. Your brain will thank you. Show notes: Meditation by Tim Desmond. Tim Desmond is a mindfulness teacher, therapist, Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Antioch University, and co-founder of Morning Sun Mindfulness Center.
10/29/20183 minutes, 47 seconds
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“Just Like Me” Compassion Practice With Mirabai Bush

This guided meditation helps to find the similarities among us all. We are asked to look at each other with compassion and see how we all relate. This practice can be done while you think of a friend or a difficult person in your life. Alternatively, it can be done with a partner sitting across from you. Show notes: Meditation by Mirabai Bush Mirabai Bush is a senior fellow at the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. She has led mindfulness training for lawyers, judges, educators, environmental leaders, activists, students, and the army, and was a key developer of Search Inside Yourself at Google.
10/24/20187 minutes, 3 seconds
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Bedtime Meditation

Get some quality shut-eye with this three-minute mindfulness practice. 
10/19/20183 minutes, 18 seconds
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A Reconciliation Meditation with Bob Stahl

Anxiety can bring a lot of other feelings with it including feelings of isolation and separation. Bob Stahl says reconciliation helps you make peace with yourself and the world. In this guided meditation, you will go through the three steps to reconciliation: with yourself, people you have hurt, and those who have hurt you.  Show notes: adapted from A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety by Bob Stahl PhD, Florence Meleo-Meyer MS, MA, and Lynn Koerbel MPH. Bob Stahl, PhD, has founded eight Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in medical centers in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently offering programs at Dominican Hospital and El Camino Hospitals in Los Gatos and Mt. View.
10/18/201820 minutes, 43 seconds
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How to Show Up When You Have Cancer

In this podcast, Patricia Rockman, director of education and clinical services for the Center for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, and Mindful columnist Elaine Smookler, both cancer survivors, talk about how mindfulness factors into the cancer experience. Full transcript here: https://www.mindful.org/how-to-show-up-when-you-have-cancer/
10/17/201840 minutes, 53 seconds
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Responsive Breathing with Zindel Segal

Life isn’t predictable and with unpredictability comes unexpected changes and at times difficult emotions. Soothe your stress and work through the emotions with this guided meditation. Give yourself the chance to respond with curiosity and the space you need to process.  Show notes: Meditation by Zindel Segal.  Zindel Segal, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders at the University of Toronto. He has pioneered the use of mindfulness meditation for promoting wellness in the area of mood disorders and has been continuously funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the past 15 years.
10/17/20187 minutes, 4 seconds
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A 5-minute Gratitude Practice: savor through the senses

This 5-minute mindfulness practice cultivates gratitude for life's small delights as you move through the senses.
10/12/20188 minutes, 15 seconds
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Explore Difficult Emotions with Carley Hauck

This guided meditation offers the opportunity to turn toward your difficult emotions. It can be uncomfortable to manage uncertainty and let go of the need to control but by doing so we can instead find compassion and kindness.  Show notes: Meditation by Carley Hauck. Carley Hauck is the founder of Leading from Wholeness, a Bay Area consultancy specializing in leadership, training, and executive coaching. Carley has supported mission driven leaders and companies in tech, finance, and high growth startups, such as: Bank of the West, Linkedin, Pixar, Genentech, Clif Bar, Asana.
10/11/201810 minutes, 20 seconds
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STOP Stress with Elisha Goldstein

Elisha Goldstein says stress isn’t the problem. It’s how we relate to it. This guided meditation tames reactivity and helps you unwind from a hectic day. Once you stop and let go, you can return to the present and go about the rest of your day.  Show notes: Meditation by Elisha Goldstein.  Elisha Goldstein, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and conducts a private practice in West Los Angeles. He is founder of the Mindful Living Collective.
10/5/20186 minutes, 2 seconds
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Body Scan with Tara Healey

Explore this 10-minute guided practice to bring attention to your body. 
10/4/20189 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ease Into Sleep with Mark Bertin

Resist trying to force yourself into peaceful sleep, and instead turn your attention to letting go of judgmental thoughts. It’s okay to have thoughts come up before bed, just let them melt away. Hopefully, by doing this, your body will calm and you will drift off to sleep in the process.  Show notes: Meditation by Mark Bertin.  Mark Bertin, MD, is a pediatrician, author, professor, and mindfulness teacher specializing in neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatrics.
10/2/201822 minutes, 55 seconds
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A Walking Meditation with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Take a guided walk to help savor your day. This walking practice isn’t about where you go or how fast you go. It’s about staying consistently in the present moment and embracing mindfulness with each step.  Show notes: This meditation is adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 3, available here. These guided meditations are designed to accompany Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book Meditation is Not What You Think and the other three volumes based on Coming to Our Senses. Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as well as the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
9/26/20189 minutes, 28 seconds
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Focus Your Attention with Rich Fernandez

This guided meditation cultivates the ability to calm and focus the mind with mindfulness. There’s no need to panic if your thoughts are racing, that’s natural. Instead, Rich Fernandez asks you to focus your attention on a single object.  Show notes: Meditation by Rich Fernandez.  Rich Fernandez is the CEO of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI). He was previously the director of executive education and people development at Google, where he was also one of the first SIY teachers.
9/26/20188 minutes, 51 seconds
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A Daily Mindful Walking Practice

Take a break and boost your mood with this 10-minute walking meditation.
9/24/20188 minutes, 34 seconds
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Open Your Heart With Sharon Salzberg

This guided meditation helps open your heart to both giving and receiving love. You’ll begin by imagining yourself surrounded by a circle loving beings. Offer love and goodwill to them and they’ll do the same for you.  Show notes: Meditation by Sharon Salzberg Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author. She is also the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society.
9/21/201815 minutes, 50 seconds
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5-minute breathing meditation

9/19/20185 minutes, 32 seconds
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A Breath-Counting Practice for Teens and Tweens with Mark Bertin

This practice uses counting breaths to cultivate mindful awareness. This practice can be done before bedtime, activity changes such as homework time or whenever it’s needed  Show notes: Adapted from Mindful Parenting for ADHD by Mark Bertin.  Mark Bertin, MD, is a pediatrician, author, professor, and mindfulness teacher specializing in neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatrics.
9/18/20188 minutes, 14 seconds
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Turn Annoying Sounds into a Meditation Practice with Bob Stahl

You can be mindful even when life gets noisy. Bring mindfulness to the soundscape around you including the most annoying ones you encounter daily. This guided meditation helps your awareness switch from aversion to curiosity which lessens the negative impact you feel when you hear irritating sounds.  Show notes: Adapted from MBSR Every Day by Bob Stahl PhD and Elisha  Goldstein.Bob Stahl, PhD, has founded eight Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in medical centers in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently offering programs at Dominican Hospital and El Camino Hospitals in Los Gatos and Mt. View.
9/13/201815 minutes, 22 seconds
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Breathe In Compassion with Kristin Neff

Take some time out of your day to send kindness to yourself and others. This nurturing guided meditation helps you breathe compassion in and out. You’ll end the practice by soaking up all the compassion you’ve brought into your space.  Show notes: Adapted from The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer. Kristin Neff, PhD is an associate professor in Human Development and Culture in the Educational Psychology Department, at the University of Texas at Austin. 
8/31/201821 minutes, 16 seconds
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Notice the Body with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Once you’re familiar with basic breath awareness practices, another powerful sitting meditation practice involves expanding the field of awareness to include sensations within the body. Notice sensations as they arise to ground yourself in the here and now. Show notes: This meditation is adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 3, available here. These guided meditations are designed to accompany Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book Meditation is Not What You Think and the other three volumes based on Coming to Our Senses. Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as well as the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
8/30/201821 minutes, 31 seconds
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Body Check-In for Money Decisions with Bari Tessler

You can use guided meditation before having conversations about money. The body check-in helps you find balance and support before broaching the subject with another. This practice helps you realize what your thoughts around money are which can be used to foster understanding and forgiveness.  Show notes: Meditation by Bari Tessler.  Bari Tessler is a financial therapist, author, and creator of the online Art of Money program.
8/23/20188 minutes, 27 seconds
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Breath Awareness with Susan Kaiser Greenland

Susan Kaiser Greenland takes you through one of the oldest meditation practices: Sit, and know you’re sitting. This simple meditation helps you to understand what mindful awareness is and relax your mind.  Show notes: Meditation by Susan Kaiser Greenland.  Author of The Mindful Child and former corporate attorney, Susan developed the Inner Kids program for children, teens, and their families and teaches worldwide.
8/21/201811 minutes, 46 seconds
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Cultivate Nonjudgmental Awareness with Mark Bertin

Let go of the what ifs and let yourself sit with what is. This guided meditation opens you up to the space that’s available when you sit with your thoughts and observe them without judgment.  Show notes: Meditation by Mark Bertin.  Mark Bertin, MD, is a pediatrician, author, professor, and mindfulness teacher specializing in neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatrics.
8/13/201814 minutes, 26 seconds
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A Breathscape Practice with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Cultivate mindfulness with this guided meditation. You’ll tap into your capacity to be in touch with your experience, and be awake and aware with no agenda other than to be awake and aware. Show notes: This meditation is adapted from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 3, available here. These guided meditations are designed to accompany Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book Meditation is Not What You Think and the other three volumes based on Coming to Our Senses. Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as well as the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
7/31/201820 minutes, 19 seconds
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Unhijack Your Attention with Elisha Goldstein

Break the hold of autopilot and ground yourself in the present moment. This guided meditation can be done anywhere and can be thought of as a skill that you can strengthen over time to access your awareness in day-to-day life.  Show notes: Meditation by Elisha Goldstein.  Elisha Goldstein, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and conducts a private practice in West Los Angeles. He is founder of the Mindful Living Collective.
7/2/20182 minutes, 29 seconds
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Intro to Breath, from MNDFL

“This basic mindfulness of the breath is a way to cultivate peace, clarity, and generally a good way to get to know ourselves better.” Lodro Rinzler, co-founder of MNDFL
6/25/201810 minutes, 40 seconds
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Loving-Kindness Meditation

15-minute loving-kindness meditation from Emma Seppala Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and author of "The Happiness Track."
6/7/201813 minutes, 41 seconds
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Body Scan Meditation

Audio track by Mark Bertin, author of "Mindful Parenting for ADHD."
6/6/201825 minutes, 16 seconds
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Breathing Meditation

Audio track by Mark Bertin, author of "Mindful Parenting for ADHD."
6/5/201814 minutes, 33 seconds
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Loving-kindness Meditation

Audio track by Mark Bertin, author of "Mindful Parenting for ADHD."
6/5/201817 minutes, 49 seconds
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Meditation on Anxiety and Stress

5/30/201829 minutes, 59 seconds
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Mindful Self-Inquiry for Anxiety with Bob Stahl

Often with stress and anxiety, there are underlying fears that go noticed in day to day life that are contributing to or causing the anxiety. Self-exploration and reflection are a key part of working through it. This guided meditation combines breath awareness, the body scan, and mindfulness of thoughts to explore sources of stress and anxiety. Show Notes: Meditation by Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein. This practice is excerpted from A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, by Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein. New Harbinger Publications. Bob Stahl, PhD, has founded eight Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in medical centers in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently offering programs at Dominican Hospital and El Camino Hospitals in Los Gatos and Mt. View.
3/28/201820 minutes, 37 seconds
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How to Show Up When You Have Cancer

In this podcast, Patricia Rockman, director of education and clinical services for the Center for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, and Mindful columnist Elaine Smookler, both cancer survivors, talk about how mindfulness factors into the cancer experience. Full transcript here: https://www.mindful.org/how-to-show-up-when-you-have-cancer/
3/13/201840 minutes, 53 seconds
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Savor the Moment with Elaine Smookler

Take a moment to indulge in the delights around you. Cultivate gratitude and move through each sense to notice the little things you’re grateful for. These small occurrences can hold big weight in illuminating the darkness we sometimes encounter.  Show notes: Meditation by Elaine Smookler.  Elaine Smookler has been a mindful practitioner for over 20 years and is on the faculty at The Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto. She is a Registered Psychotherapist, a columnist for Mindful magazine, and teaches mindfulness to corporate clients through eMindful.
2/12/20188 minutes, 15 seconds
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Tame bad habits with this 10-minute mindfulness practice

Your mind is built to crave. We can respond to cravings in two ways: sate them, or notice our triggers and work with them. This guided meditation helps us build awareness around how cravings surface in mind and body so we can break free from unhealthy habits. Recorded live at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with Judson Brewer.
2/12/201810 minutes, 30 seconds
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Help Your Kids Find the Positive with Mark Bertin

This practice starts by guiding kids through belly breathing with their stuffed animal if they choose. From there, Mark Bertin guides them through reflecting on their day to thinking about proud moments. This simple meditation can help bring mindfulness to kids in an accessible and engaging way. Show notes: Meditation by Mark Bertin.  Mark Bertin, MD, is a pediatrician, author, professor, and mindfulness teacher specializing in neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatrics.
1/25/20188 minutes, 14 seconds
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Dr. Dan Siegel: The "Yes Brain" Approach to Parenting

"Yes" is the ultimate parenting tool, argues Dan Siegel in his new book with co-author Tina Bryson, "The Yes Brain," because it teaches kids discipline without shutting them down, which encourages them to explore and be more resilient when faced with difficult emotions or mistakes.
1/11/201835 minutes, 6 seconds
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A 10-Minute Guided Meditation to Tame Holiday Stress

'Tis the season to give up the guilt. Here's a practice for taking a more mindful approach to the holidays. From Mark Bertin, mindfulness author and developmental behavioral pediatrician.
12/8/201710 minutes, 39 seconds
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Web of Life Meditation (20 min)

This meditation will help you develop a deeper sense of connection—both to the present moment and those around you. A guided meditation from Bob Stahl, author and meditation teacher.
11/8/201719 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Meditation for Moving On with Holly Rogers

This guided meditation helps you to foster a sense of acceptance. Acceptance isn’t about agreeing with something. Rather, it’s about acknowledging what has happened and what feels true to you in the moment.  Show notes: Meditation by Holly Rogers. Holly Rogers, M.D. is one of the developers of Koru, an evidence-based program for teaching mindfulness and meditation to college-age adults. Holly is the co-founder of the Center for Koru Mindfulness, an agency dedicated to developing and delivering mindfulness programs for young adults.
10/17/201710 minutes, 1 second
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A Mindfulness Practice for Preschoolers with Scott Rogers

This guided meditation helps kids to recognize the strength and beauty they see in the nature around them within themselves. The practice also further helps them to relax and observe their experience.  Show notes: This meditation provides additional information related to an article titled “Mindfulness in Preschool,” which appeared in the December 2017 issue of Mindful magazine. © 2017 Scott Rogers. All rights reserved. This exercise is based on the SoBe Mindful method, a set of practices developed by Scott Rogers. Scott Rogers is founder and director of the University of Miami School of Law’s Mindfulness in Law Program where he integrates mindfulness into the law school curriculum, and he is cofounder of the UMindfulness, the University’s Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative.
10/17/20174 minutes, 12 seconds
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Restore Your Attention with Mark Bertin

Begin to train your attention with this simple guided meditation. By focusing your attention you can learn to choose what you’d like to focus on instead of getting lost in a wandering mind.  Show notes: Meditation by Mark Bertin. Mark Bertin, MD, is a pediatrician, author, professor, and mindfulness teacher specializing in neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatrics.
9/25/20174 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tame Feelings of Shame with this 10-Minute Practice

Exploring difficult emotions and experiences may be the key to loosening their hold over us. Try this 10-minute mindfulness practice from Patricia Rockman, MD.
8/14/201710 minutes, 46 seconds
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A Daily Walking Practice with Mark Bertin

Take a break and boost your mood with this guided walking meditation. The practice guides your mind out of autopilot and helps refocus your attention on the present moment. You can do this practice indoors or outdoors and in a formal or informal way.  Show notes: Meditation by Mark Bertin.  Mark Bertin, MD, is a pediatrician, author, professor, and mindfulness teacher specializing in neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatrics.
7/17/20178 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mindful Check-In

A three-minute guided mindfulness practice: how to tune into the present moment and acknowledge wandering thoughts.
7/10/20174 minutes, 18 seconds
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A 10-Minute Meditation to Work with Difficult Emotions

A guided mindfulness meditation from meditation teacher Carley Hauck.
6/26/201710 minutes, 20 seconds
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Interconnection Meditation (20 min)

Formal Practice: Interconnection Meditation from "A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety" by Bob Stahl, Florence Meleo-Meyer, Lynn Koerbel This meditation will help strengthen your sense of interconnection. Set aside about twenty minutes for this practice. You can do it in a seated position, standing, or even lying down. Choose a position in which you can be comfortable and alert.
6/13/201720 minutes, 37 seconds
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Use the Sounds Around You to Meditate with Diana Winston

This guided meditation can be done anywhere. By tapping into the noise of everyday activities you can find a space to rest and settle your mind.  Show notes: Meditation by Diana Winston.  Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and author of several books including The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering your Natural Awareness.
5/16/20173 minutes, 7 seconds
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6-Minute "Mountain Meditation" to Help You Shift Out of Panic Mode

A guided meditation from mindfulness teacher Ed Halliwell, author of "Into the Heart of Mindfulness." Find more guided meditations at EdHalliwell.com
5/4/20178 minutes, 29 seconds
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Investigate Panic Attacks with Bob Stahl

Calming the Rush of Panic in Your Emotions This mediation can help you explore how panic affects you not only physically, but also in your emotions and feelings. In a quiet place, find a position in which you can be alert and comfortable, whether seated or lying down. Turn off your phone and any other electrical device that could disturb you. Read and practice the script for this guided meditation below, pausing after each paragraph. (Note: Before beginning this meditation, please consider whether this is the right time for you to do it. Do you feel reasonably safe and open? If not, do some mindful breathing and come back to it at another time.)
3/27/201729 minutes, 57 seconds
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15-Minute Guided Practice: Turning Towards Difficulty

2/15/201714 minutes, 8 seconds
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10-Minute Mindfulness Practice to Foster Forgiveness

A guided mindfulness meditation practice from Dr. Mark Bertin, mindfulness teacher and developmental behavioral pediatrician.
2/8/201711 minutes, 4 seconds
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Resting in the Flow of Experience

Resting in the flow of experience — a 20-minute guided meditation with Ed Halliwell.
1/10/201719 minutes, 32 seconds
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A 7-Minute Guided Practice to Switch out of "Doing" and into "Being"

To practice shifting into being mode, try this 7-minute guided practice called "Two Ways of Knowing" from The Mindful Way Workbook by John Teasdale. We can learn to switch out of automatic pilot by bringing our awareness to the present moment. When we do this, we start to see that we have a choice, and this is often the first step in taking care of ourselves.
10/31/20167 minutes, 7 seconds
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Compassion Talks: Why We're Hardwired to Armor Our Hearts

Mindfulness Teacher Vinny Ferraro, a longtime meditator and senior trainer with Mindful Schools, talks to Mindful about why it's so difficult to soften the heart and how we can engage the compassionate response.
10/27/20167 minutes, 24 seconds
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7-Minute Mindfulness Practice for Responding to Stress

A mindfulness practice from Shamash Alidina's "The Mindful Way Through Stress: http://www.shamashalidina.com/books/
10/26/20167 minutes, 24 seconds
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5-Minute Meditation for Being Present Like an Athlete

This is one of hundreds of 5-minute practices from mental training coach Graham Betchart you can find on the Lucid App—Their goal is to have one thousand practices available soon. Betchart calls these guided practices “MVP” which stands for meditation, visualization, and positive self-talk. Visit getlucid.com for more details. We featured this practice in our article: Train Your Brain to Thrive, Four mindfulness skills athletes learn in order to stay in the moment with razor focus. By Kelle Walsh.
10/4/20165 minutes, 33 seconds
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On Relationships: How Setbacks Can Create Resilience

Episode One of the On Relationships with Elaine Smookler, relationships columnist of Mindful magazine, and Stephany Tlalka, Deputy Editor, Mindful Digital, explores the relationship between mindfulness and happiness. Do you input mindfulness on one end (through meditation and mindfulness practices) and then happiness comes out the other? Why can't we just make that feeling of well-being happen for us when we want it to? Through our chat, we'll also get to know Elaine a bit more. She tends to face things with a sense of humor, even when she was diagnosed with uterine cancer. Armed with laughter, and a lot of resilience, she's gained a great deal of knowledge about what makes her happy, and what drives her, particularly in moments of uncertainty, discomfort—and even in pain.
8/26/201632 minutes, 15 seconds
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Responsive Breathing Space Practice

8-minute breathing space practice by Patricia Rockman from the Centre for Mindfulness Studies *Adapted from Zindel Segal et al. (3-minute Responsive Breathing Space, 2002, 2013)
8/8/20168 minutes, 4 seconds
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Searching for Happiness and Finding Yard Work

An adaptation of The Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy by Mark Bertin.
7/12/201624 minutes, 16 seconds
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Pre-Meal Warm-Up

A mindful eating practice from Eat Right Now, a new app developed by addictions expert Dr. Judson Brewer http://goeatrightnow.com/
5/12/20162 minutes, 47 seconds
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A Basic Meditation to Tame Your Inner Critic

Addressing the inner critic: an in-the-moment exercise with Dr. Mark Bertin, mindfulness teacher and developmental behavioral pediatrician — featured in the June 2016 issue of Mindful magazine http://www.mindful.org/magazine/
5/9/201612 minutes, 21 seconds
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A 3-Minute Meditation to Recharge Your Mind

Take a break from your busy day with this three-minute meditation practice from mindfulness teacher Tim Desmond. Your brain will thank you.
5/3/20163 minutes, 47 seconds
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Guided breathing exercise

A ten-minute guided breathing exercise from the Potential Project.
4/13/201610 minutes, 41 seconds
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3-Minute Body Scan Meditation

3-minute guided meditation, produced by UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), narrated by Diana Winston, director of mindfulness education.
3/21/20162 minutes, 45 seconds
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30-Minute Body Scan for Beginners

Meditation teacher and voice actor Elaine Smookler leads a mindfulness practice that consists of laying down and placing attention on each area of your body, from head to toe.
3/10/201628 minutes, 54 seconds
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Breathing Meditation With Mark Bertin

Go back to mindfulness basics and settle into this breathing meditation. It always comes back to the breath. By focusing on your breath you can cultivate awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations.  Show notes: Meditation by Mark Bertin. Mark Bertin, MD, is a pediatrician, author, professor, and mindfulness teacher specializing in neurodevelopmental behavioral pediatrics.
2/26/20165 minutes, 32 seconds
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Body Scan Meditation - The Mindful Practice Podcast

When was the last time you gave your body a break? And we're not talking about sleep. Take ten minutes and try the body scan practice.
12/8/20153 minutes, 52 seconds
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How to Sit in Meditation - The Mindful Practice Podcast

Meditation is not all in your mind. In fact, it begins and ends in the body.
12/8/20153 minutes, 2 seconds
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Loving-Kindness Meditation from Sharon Salzberg - The Mindful Practice Podcast

To be kind to others, you need to start with yourself. This loving kindness practice involves silently repeating phrases that offer good qualities to oneself and to others.
12/8/20153 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mindful Walking - The Mindful Practice Podcast

Try these simple set of instructions for walking meditation from Barry Boyce, Mindful's Editor-in-Chief.
12/8/20152 minutes, 10 seconds
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Mindfulness for Sleep with Shelby Freedman Harris and Jamie Proctor

If you find yourself getting lost in to-do lists and worrying about future problems, follow this five step grounding practice to fall asleep peacefully.  Show notes: Written by sleep psychologist Shelby Freedman Harris and narrated by Jamie Proctor, a longtime supporter of Mindful.
12/8/20153 minutes, 18 seconds
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body scan meditation for kids

Track by Mark Bertin, author of "Mindful Parenting for ADHD." Photo credit: chandlervid85/Dollar Photo Club.
12/1/201511 minutes, 39 seconds