Tag: mindfulness

Breathing Exercises for Anxiety: Relief Too Easy to Avoid

Breathing Exercises for Anxiety: Relief Too Easy to Avoid

On any given day, I might avoid half a dozen ways of relieving anxiety. Zone out for 5 minutes first thing in the morning? I can’t wait that long to check the news or Busy Phillips’ Instagram stories. Go for a walk? I might have to […]

A Simple Approach to Meditation

A Simple Approach to Meditation

One quiet night a few weeks ago, I did something I don’t usually do. I started meditating out of the blue. I was in our living room. The lights were out and I was sitting at the windows that look out over the hillside. I […]

24 Ways to 24/7 Anxiety Relief

24 Ways to 24/7 Anxiety Relief

I had this uncomfortable realization recently that managing my anxiety is never done. I don’t mean the way the dishes are never done or shaving my legs is never done. Yes, they’re perpetual tasks that never seem to end, but there’s always a time in […]

Time Makes Me Anxious: How Einstein’s Dreams Helped

Time Makes Me Anxious: How Einstein’s Dreams Helped

Why is it that only when I’m doing nothing does it feel like I have plenty of time to do everything? When I take a day off (a full day, I mean, when I don’t have a single thing on my to-do list), I’m always newly-surprised at […]

How a Buddhist Monk Says We Should Do the Dishes

How a Buddhist Monk Says We Should Do the Dishes

For a couple of weeks now, my fiancé, Andy, and I have been reading aloud to one another excerpts from inspiring books before our morning meditation. A couple of days ago, I started reading from The Miracle of Mindfulness by Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Yesterday, when […]