Mindfulness Resources for Every Day
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is awareness in the moment without judgment. This means noticing your thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations in any moment, and accepting without judgment what you notice (even if you don't like it!). When you can observe these instead of just reacting (by lashing out, shutting down, or distracting/numbing yourself), you start to slow down and reflect more on what makes you unhappy, anxious, irritated, angry, sad, uncomfortable, lonely, or fearful. This mindful awareness can help you get to the heart of your patterns and triggers that lead to behavior and situations that cause unhappiness in your life. Mindfulness is an easy concept, but a lifelong practice.
Below are resources to learn about the practice of mindfulness for personal growth, healthy living, stronger relationships, and fulfilling sexuality.
Dr. Jenn on "Sex: Mind full or Mindful?" about female sexuality.
Elisha Goldstein is a psychotherapist and mindfulness guru.
This course is at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), but search in your area for this 8-week course.
From UCSD's Center for Mindfulness.
You can't just read, you have to DO and BE.
A nice, simple introduction to the concepts.
An article written by Deepak Chopra, founder of the Chopra Foundation and world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation.
A book by Buddhist and world peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh.
A book by mindfulness medical powerhouse, Jon Kabat-Zinn.
This author, Daniel Siegel, is an Interpersonal Neurobiologist.
Mindfulness can be more powerful than medication.
This organization approaches greater awareness of consciousness through reflections after meditation.
Many more mindfulnes resources, from parenting, to research, workplace, and organizations.
Kristin Neff is a leading researcher and author on self compassion and self esteem.