Finding Stillness

Finding Stillness

by Leo Babauta I’ve heard from many people who say, “I think too much,” or “I can’t get out of my own head.” This is pretty common. Thinking isn’t the problem, but the struggle comes when we’re constantly spinning stories in our heads and getting caught up in...
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Read my latest book

Mindfulness for Anxiety & Depression I see mental illness every day in my line of work with a large section of the community suffering as they come to our yoga and tai chi weekly classes but also in my work as a Buddhist prison Chaplain. In the prison population,...
A Mindful Guide to Email

A Mindful Guide to Email

A Mindful Guide to Email in 20 Minutes a Day BY LEO BABAUTA I recently did a challenge with my friend Jesse of Samovar Tea: check email just twice a day (at 10am and 4pm) for 30 minutes a session. In addition, we couldn’t check email in the morning unless we did an...
Mindfulness for Anxiety

Mindfulness for Anxiety

How can mindfulness help anxiety? Mindfulness is a way of seeing your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a way that helps you change your relationship to them. Using mindfulness for anxiety is emerging as a key technique for helping with not only anxiety, but also...
Vine

Vine

A growing child is like a growing vine. A vine will grow and attach itself to the nearest tree. It won’t follow some other tree or form, and it’s from that tree that it will get its shape and direction. If the tree is growing straight and upwards, the...