Tag: mindfulness

9 Ways You Can Manage Performance Anxiety Like Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin

9 Ways You Can Manage Performance Anxiety Like Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin

Intense performance anxiety threatened to derail alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin’s 2016-17 season. Instead, she got super proactive about managing it and won the World Cup title for best overall skier in the world. She then went on to win gold and silver at the 2018 […]

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 […]