Originally published on Mindful This is a guidebook to the many different styles of meditation, the various benefits of each practice, plus free guided audio practices that help you learn how to meditate. How do you learn to meditate? In mindfulness meditation, we’re learning how to pay attention to the breath as it goes in and out, and notice when the...
Originally published on UNICEF Being a teenager is difficult no matter what, and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is making it even harder. With school closures and cancelled events, many teens are missing out on some of the biggest moments of their young lives — as well as everyday moments like chatting with friends and participating in class. For teenagers facing life...
Originally published on Healthline If you’re interested in trying breathing exercises to reduce stress or anxiety or improve your lung function, we’ve got 10 different ones to sample. You may find that certain exercises appeal to you right away. Start with those so that the practice is more enjoyable How to add breathing exercises to your day Breathing exercises don’t have to take...
Originally published on Quartz None of us were prepared for simultaneously juggling conference calls, parenting quarantined kids, and troubleshooting crashed servers as hundreds of millions of kids logged on to try and learn. Nor do we know how we support our kids as they grapple with no school, no activities, no in-real-life friendships, and no end in sight. Phyllis Fagell, a...
Originally published on CNN There's no easy time to get sober, but a global pandemic is tougher than most. Back when I was trying and failing to quit, I'd reach for any excuse to bail on my better self. A bad day. A text from my ex, or no text. One day, a snowstorm walloped the city, shuttering my office, and I...
Originally published on Washington Post As the virus that causes covid-19 spreads, health experts have instructed businesses, schools and parents to plan. Plan to stockpile necessary prescriptions. Plan to avoid large gatherings, and plan for extended absences from work or school. None of those plans include me. As the single mother of a young child, my small family is rarely factored...
Originally published on Inc. Learning a new language can enrich your life in ways you wouldn't expect, but it still sounds intimidating, doesn't it? Kids seem to pick up on new languages so easily, but once you're a bit older... well, it's tough to learn new skills in general. And it can be expensive, too. There are a ton of costly...
Originally published on Good Housekeeping As the coronavirus pandemic continues, fitness studios are closing their doors to promote social distancing and help "flatten the curve." But as we know, incorporating exercise into your daily routine is crucial to your overall wellbeing, so gyms and fitness pros have come together to amp up at-home fitness resources, including live-streaming workout classes and...
Originally published on JoyTunes If you’re just starting off learning how to play music on your own, it’s not always so easy to find the right tools to help you figure out how to learn an instrument fast. While there are tons of resources out there, it can be hard to find the right ones for you. You have to...
Originally published on MommyPoppins When rain or cold weather keeps kids inside, it can be hard to keep everyone entertained. Of course, your city likely offers children's museums and exhibits, indoor play spaces, and kids' classes and activities where families can take shelter when bad weather arrives, but sometimes staying home can be just as much fun—if you know the...