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Concentration meditation vs mindfulness meditation: Understanding The Differences

Meditation comes in many forms, two of the most common being concentration meditation and mindfulness meditation. Concentration meditation involves focusing the mind on a single object, like the breath or a mantra. This builds mental strength and focus. Mindfulness meditation is about opening up awareness to observe all sensations without judgment. It cultivates acceptance and […]

Can Smart Glasses Help You Practice Mindfulness?

In this digital age, many companies and individuals have begun harnessing the power of digital technology to help enhance mindfulness practices. Previous human-computer interaction studies have investigated digital approaches to strengthen mindfulness, including the invention of multimedia technologies to support mindfulness meditation. These approaches typically use digital devices like smartphones, tablets, or desktop systems for […]

Thoughts Are Not Facts: Why Believing All Your Thoughts Leads to Suffering

Our thoughts have an incredible power to shape how we see the world. When we believe our negative thoughts are absolute facts, it can reinforce anxiety, depression, and stress. However, these cognitive distortions do not show us objective reality. Mindfulness practices teach us that thoughts come and go, without defining the totality of a situation […]

What Is Dispositional Mindfulness and How It Differs From State Mindfulness

In recent years, mindfulness has gained significant attention as a practice that can help individuals better navigate the challenges of everyday life. However, within the realm of mindfulness, there exists a distinction between dispositional mindfulness and state mindfulness. Dispositional mindfulness refers to a long-term, stable trait or characteristic of an individual, whereas state mindfulness refers […]

What Are The Four Foundations Of Mindfulness? Exploring The Essence Of Mindful Contemplation

Mindfulness is essential to the Buddhist path. At the core of Buddhist mindfulness practice are the four foundations of mindfulness, originally taught by the Buddha in the Satipatthana Sutta. These four foundations encompass our entire experience and are the basis for insight meditation. By carefully observing our bodily sensations, feelings, mental states, and phenomena as […]

Mindfulness and Zen Meditation: How Are They Similar and What Sets Them Apart?

Mindfulness and Zen both emerged from Buddhist traditions and share common foundations of present moment awareness and non-judgment. However, they have differing views on the notion of self and ultimate goals, with Zen focused on realizing one’s true nature to become enlightened. This article will explore key historical origins, central principles, and practical approaches of […]

Nurturing Your Well-Being: Self-Care and Mindfulness Strategies

Feeling overwhelmed is a common thread in today’s world. Mindfulness might just be the key to unlocking a calmer, more centered self. This article delves into how being mindful can transform your routine self-care into an enriching experience. Dive in and discover tranquility.. Key Takeaways What Is Self-Care? Self-care is the practice of taking an active role in preserving one’s own […]

What does a mindfulness coach do?

The growing interest in Mindfulness has led to the emergence of a new type of coach – the mindfulness coach. But what exactly does a mindfulness coach do?  A mindfulness coach helps clients develop greater self-awareness, manage stress, and cultivate mindfulness techniques that can be applied to everyday life. Rather than teaching complex meditation practices, […]

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