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Understanding Shyness and Social Anxiety

Confidence is a quality that many of us wish we could have more of—especially when we’re in a new place, or with a group of people that we don’t know very well. For some, confidence appears to come naturally. But… Continue Reading →

How To Stay Calm Under Pressure

A star athlete misses a penalty shot in overtime. A famous singer bungles the national anthem. A  great actor forgets their lines on stage. We’ve all witnessed someone choke under pressure, and while it may seem like a high-profile phenomenon,… Continue Reading →

Bring These Guided Meditations Outside with You

Meditate on The Move We spend so much of our time trying to get from Point A to Point B. Mindful walking meditation provides an opportunity to strengthen and focus your awareness, so you can break out of autopilot and… Continue Reading →

Are Your Habits Making You Stressed?

You go to work, eat a bagel at your desk, and send four emails while on hold with your doctor’s office. You are a master of multitasking. You reward yourself by making a quick Facebook update, #hustle. Sound familiar? Dan… Continue Reading →

How to Heal from Heartache

Since the doomed days of Romeo and Juliet, our society has been inundated with books, movies and songs about longing, heartbreak, and lost love. But in this video from School of Life, Alain de Botton explains how romanticizing that kind… Continue Reading →

What To Do When Worry Keeps You Awake

We may have outgrown our fear of monsters hiding under the bed, but nighttime anxiety continues to keep many of us awake long past lights out. According to the American Psychological Association, 43 percent of Americans say stress has caused… Continue Reading →

The Science of Staying in Love

We all hope to find a healthy, engaging relationship with a special someone—but the truth is, a long-term partner is a lot harder to find (and keep) than they make it look in the movies. So what gives? It turns… Continue Reading →

Spark Joy By Getting Rid of Bad Money Habits

“Money can’t buy you happiness”—it’s a well-worn saying. But Vicki Robin, author of Your Money or Your Life, says the reason why money doesn’t buy happiness is because money doesn’t actually guarantee financial freedom. In this video from Big Think,… Continue Reading →

Three Mind Tricks That Keep You Addicted to Your Phone

The average person spends a combined total of one entire day per week checking their phone, according to recent research. And that constant connection is not making us feel closer to our loved ones—it’s actually leading to feelings of unhappiness…. Continue Reading →

How to Be Grateful for Your Morning Cup of Coffee

We’re used to saying a quick “thank you,” to the barista who serves us coffee, or the kind stranger who holds the door open as we leave the cafe. But how many people would you have to thank if you… Continue Reading →

Defuse Anxiety By Asking Yourself This One Simple Question

Anxiety is the great unifier these days. It seems everyone is suffering from it. What if gaining perspective on your anxiety was as simple as asking yourself one simple question? What if gaining perspective on your anxiety was as simple… Continue Reading →

What Makes Someone a Narcissist?

With the abundance of selfies, personal blogs and social media “influencers,” it can be tempting to label many different people in our lives as narcissists. But are they really? In this video from TED-Ed, author and professor of psychology W…. Continue Reading →

The Mind-Traps that Lead to Toxic Jealousy

When jealousy hits, it can be all-consuming, wreaking havoc on our relationships and causing great emotional distress—often without us fully understanding the reason for it. We may not want to resent someone, yet the urge to do so feels uncontrollable…. Continue Reading →

Mindful’s Top 10 Articles from 2018

Over the course of the last year, we shared practices and stories to help readers like you navigate the stresses of the world, raise resilient children, and communicate compassionately with the people in your life. Every day, we provide resources… Continue Reading →

How to Worry Less About Whether People Like You

Whether it’s at work, school, or a friend’s party, it’s nearly impossible to meet someone new without eventually wondering: do they like me? In this video from The School of Life, philosopher Alain de Botton explores why our brains jump… Continue Reading →

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