What is Self-Compassion and Self-Love? (Definition, Quotes + Books)

What is Self-Compassion and Self-Love? (Definition, Quotes + Books)

You’ve probably heard about the importance of loving yourself, forgiving yourself, and treating yourself with compassion. But is it really that vital? Can’t you get along just fine without all that mushy, touchy-feely self-love stuff? As it turns out, you can get along just fine—but y
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What are Intrusive Thoughts in OCD and Anxiety? + Treatment options

What are Intrusive Thoughts in OCD and Anxiety? + Treatment options

Do you ever have an odd or disturbing thought pop into your head, unbidden and seemingly from thin air? You might be just going about your day when—suddenly—your mind throws a crazy image or a bizarre thought at you, and you’re left scratching your head about what just happened. The t
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Mindfulness in Education: 31+ Ways of Teaching Mindfulness in Schools

Mindfulness in Education: 31+ Ways of Teaching Mindfulness in Schools

Mindfulness is not only a popular topic for researchers and academics; it’s also becoming quite the mainstream phenomenon. One of the reasons for the popularity of mindfulness is its simplicity. It is easy (relatively, anyway), inexpensive, and can be practiced by anyone at any time.
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What is Self-Determination Theory? Definition and Examples (+PDF)

What is Self-Determination Theory? Definition and Examples (+PDF)

You may be most familiar with the term “self-determination” in the context of foundational government documents and speeches from people long-dead. It’s true that traditionally, self-determination has been more frequently used in a diplomatic and political context to describe the proc
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Self-Esteem in Psychology: a Definition, Examples, Books (+TED Talks)

Self-Esteem in Psychology: a Definition, Examples, Books (+TED Talks)

“Believe in yourself.” That is the message that we encounter constantly, in books, television shows, superhero comics, and common myths and legends. We are told that we can accomplish anything if we believe in ourselves. Of course, we know that to be untrue; we cannot accomplish anyth
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60+ Benefits of Yoga for Men & Women to Increase Mental & Physical Health

60+ Benefits of Yoga for Men & Women to Increase Mental & Physical Health

Have you ever done yoga? For most people these days, the answer you get to that question is “yes.” Yoga is one of the most popular physical activities and group classes in the United States, although it wasn’t always that way. Yoga’s reputation started out in the West as something tha
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Martin Seligman’s Autobiography: The Hope Circuit

Martin Seligman’s Autobiography: The Hope Circuit

A brief history of psychology, the universe and everything. This is truly an auspicious occasion for the Positive Psychology community. Martin Seligman, the iconic founder of Positive Psychology, has finally published his autobiography, The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist’s Journey
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Grief Counseling: Therapy Techniques for Children and Hospice Care

Unfortunately, grief is an inevitable, inescapable part of life. We will all lose someone we love at some point in our life—most of us at many points—and the loss can often hit us harder than we expect. If we feel really knocked off our feet or are struggling for a prolonged period of
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Gratitude Meditation: A Simple But Powerful Happiness Intervention

Gratitude meditation is a type of meditation which, as the name suggests, focuses on gratitude. This article will define gratitude meditation, discuss some of its benefits, and relate it to mindfulness. It also includes a few guided gratitude meditations, so you can start your practic
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The Benefits of Gratitude: 28 Questions Answered Thanks to Gratitude Research

The Benefits of Gratitude: 28 Questions Answered Thanks to Gratitude Research

We recently posted an article about how to incorporate a regular practice of gratitude into your life. It includes some excellent tips, ideas, and exercises to start being more grateful. However, most people like to know how they can benefit before they start a regular practice. That’
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The 23 Amazing Health Benefits of Mindfulness for Body and Brain

The 23 Amazing Health Benefits of Mindfulness for Body and Brain (+ PDFs)

“If you truly want to change your life you must first change your mind.” If you’ve been following this blog, you know that there are countless ways to apply mindfulness in your everyday life. You have probably also noticed that there are tons of benefits of practicing mindfulness regu
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Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT): The Psychology Of Acting Mindfully

Running away from any problem only increases the distance from the solution. The easiest way to escape from the problem is to solve it. At first glance, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) may seem confusing. How do acceptance and commitment paired with mindfulness form an effecti
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Top 50+ Best Mindfulness Books (Reviews, PDF's and Recommendations)

Top 50 Best Mindfulness Books (Reviews, PDF’s and Recommendations)

Whether you’re looking to mindfulness as a way to help yourself, your children, or your clients, and whether you’re looking for the written word, recorded audio books or even free PDFs, there should be something here for you. This article is meant to be an extremely wide-ranging colle
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MBSR Techniques: 8 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Exercises

MBSR: 25 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Exercises and Courses

“Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.” – Jane Wagner If the quote above strikes a chord with you, congratulations – you are human! The reality is that we all deal with stress on a daily basis, whether we’re old or young, large or small, lofty thinkers
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What is Mindfulness? Explained. (20 Definitions That Clarify Mindfulness)

What is Mindfulness? Explained. (20 Definitions That Clarify Mindfulness)

What is mindfulness? Whether you are first hearing of mindfulness or have been wondering for a while exactly what it means, it is helpful to have a definition handy. It is even more helpful to have multiple definitions. Here are 20 definitions of mindfulness from various sources, incl
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Mindfulness Meditation Videos, Exercises, Books and Courses (+PDF)

Whether you have just heard of mindfulness meditation for the first time, have already begun dipping into mindfulness meditation recently or have been practicing mindfulness meditation for years and years, here are a few more resources relating to the subject. From mindfulness meditat
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