How to Be More Resilient

Cultivating Resilience How mindfulness can help you become more resilient when you’re feeling down “There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.” Sophie Kinsella, The Undomestic Goddess What is resilience? According to the all-knowing entity known as Mariem Webster Dictionary, resilience is the ability to recover from

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The Best Mindfulness Apps for The Busiest Meditators

The Best Mindfulness Apps for Even the Busiest Meditators “If 5 to 10 minutes sounds hard, I think one minute most days can really make a difference.” – Dan Harris, in an Interview for Considerable. Meditation, one of the world’s longest continuing practices, has gotten an upgrade in the last decade or so, primarily in

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Wherever You Go There You Are

Wherever You Go There You Are An Incredibly Impactful Novel by Jon Kabat-Zinn “Perhaps the most ‘spiritual’ thing any of us can do is simply to look through our own eyes, see with eyes of wholeness, & act with integrity & kindness.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn was

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Mindfulness in Schools

Mindfulness in Schools & How its Impacting Kids Everywhere “Mindfulness is a way of befriending ourselves and our experience”  -Jon Kabat-Zinn Toxic stress is one of the most serious and quickly-growing threats to child well-being in the United States. It’s particularly dangerous because it doesn’t have one single cause but is instead a product of

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Back to School

“Being mindful means that we suspend judgment for a time, set aside our immediate goals for the future, and take in the present moment as it is rather than as we would like it to be.” – Mark Williams Fact: School is stressful.Myth: There is no way for school to be less stressful. There is

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Mindful Parenting

“Listening to our kids with an open heart & mind is the strongest way to build a relationship with them – especially when they’re wrong.” – Roma Khetarpal I designed the original mello{be} cushion for my daughter who was suffering from symptoms of a chronic illness. She was distressed over her physical weakness and wanted

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Combating that Midday Slump

“You definitely shouldn’t pound three shots of espresso at 2pm every day.” – doctors everywhere The midday slump is real and thousands of people, particularly those with office jobs, experience it every day. It’s something that can’t be fixed with (yet another) cup of coffee, at least not in a healthy, long-term way. That’s why

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Podcasts of the Summer

“Whether it’s for a laugh or to learn something new, nearly 68 million Americans listen to podcasts on a monthly basis ― that’s nearly one in four people across the country.” – Rose Laedem, The Guardian Podcasts are huge, to say the least. Because you love them so much, we’ve compiled a list of the

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Bringing Mindfulness to Corporate Trainings

An Introduction Everyday I read Harvard Business Review’s Management Tip of the Day. Today it’s on bringinh mindfulness to corporate trainings. As someone who teaches this, I can definitely say yes, it changes the milue of training is a great way. It allows walls to be lowered, increases creativity, and community. It also improves focus

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Stress Relief

Stress Relief You are not your thoughts. Thoughts are just synapses firing off. They come from our experiences and include biases, prejudices, and criticisms we have heard throughout our lives. Mindfulness is the ability to be in the present moment without needing anything to be different. It is paying attention to right now without an opinion

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Loving-Kindness

Loving-Kindness “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ― Sharon Salzberg Loving-kindness is a central tenant of meditation. When we show ourselves love, when we forgive ourselves, and when we are gentle with ourselves, we can begin to show those same attitudes toward others and we can create a

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Posture

Posture Let’s talk about that slouch. Slumping does more than make people unhealthy. It affects our moods, which affect our productivity. Forward Head Posture (FHP) can reduce lung capacity, which reduces the amount of oxygen that reaches the brain and other organs. Less oxygen to the brain, less brain function, less PRODUCTIVITY. Poor posture takes a lot

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Dalai Lama: 18 Rules of life

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. Follow the three Rs: Respect for SelfRespect for othersResponsibility for all actions 4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. 5. Learn the rules so you know how to

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A Little Obsessive

I am Corinne Bates, and I am the daughter of melloBe’s CEO and founder, Julia Bates. My mom created the melloBe for me when my chronic illness, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), was at its worst. She had read about the impact meditation can have on the autonomic nervous system. Unfortunately sitting up straight in

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5 Reasons to Sit on the Floor or a Meditation Cushion

Humans are meant to sit on the ground. Our evolved anatomy is best suited for active sitting, not lounging. While chairs and couches are comfy, they disrupt our natural posture. Sitting on unsupportive surfaces can be the cause for decreased core strength and flexibility.  When you need to sit, it’s a good idea to sit on something that

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Can you be forgetful and mindful?

We so often think in either/or scenarios. I am either this or that. When this is rarely true about any part of our lives. We are neither good or bad, we are a mixture of both. We also think if we profess to train at something like kickboxing or skeet shooting,  etc. we should automatically

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Why Now?

Now to answer the  “why now” question. I hear from people everyday how stressed they are, how stressed their children are and so on. We live in a world that is so different from any world any other humans lived in, in the history of man. We have access to most anything we want in

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Introduction to Mindfulness

MY NAME IS JULIA BATES AND I WOULD LIKE TO HELP GIVE SOME INSIGHTS INTO LIVING MINDFULLY. SO YOU MAY BE WONDERING WHY ME AND WHY NOW. First, let me tell you why me. I found a book on yoga and meditation when I was 17 ( many many years ago). I read it and

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mello{be} is live!

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW WEBSITE AND ONLINE STORE! This post marks the start of a new chapter – the launch of mellobe.co! We are thrilled to share our meditation cushions, and thought you might like hearing our story. mello{be} began seven years ago, when my daughter, Corey, became chronically ill. As a mother and nurse, I wanted

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Research on Neuroplasticity

https://hbr.org/2015/01/mindfulness-can-literally-change-your-brain Research has proven the brain can reorganize itself with Mindful Meditation. In one study by Sara Lazar, MRI  revealed that experienced meditators had a thicker cortex than non-meditators. This was particularly true for brain areas associated with attention, interoception and sensory processing. A study showed increase in grey matter in the brainstem which influences

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A Poem by Wendell Barry

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s life may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the

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