17 books on mindfulness to improve your health, happiness and relationships

Dude reads book on mindfulness on the beach with wine

There are dozens of articles offering mindfulness book recommendations.    A quick Google search will return plenty of results.    And if you click them, you’ll no doubt see some themes in these lists of books on mindfulness. Common authors like Pema Chödrön, Andy Puddicombe, Jon Kabat-Zinn and others will make appearances. And while you’ll …

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Lessons from Star Wars: how hate poisons your soul (And what to do instead)

Star Wars and how hate rots your soul. Storm trooper.

Hate seems to be everywhere. Angry rants infuse news stories. Rageful comments fill your social media feeds. And shouts of f-bombs and “asshole” are common in debates among your acquaintances. You may think, “What has the world come to?” When did people become so hateful, biased and brainwashed? To the point they can’t tell the …

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How Ordinary Dudes Can Meditate

The word “dude” and “meditate” are not often heard in the same sentence. When many people think of meditation, they often equate it with Buddhism, hippie culture or new agers. While meditation has a long history with Buddhism and hippies, the practice does not belong to either group. There are no rules as to who …

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6 Steps to Saying “No” and Walking Away with a Smile

How did this happen again? You hoped for a chill weekend lazying around—sleep in. Netflix. Perhaps some beers. But those dreams are now gone… You were guilted into someone else’s plans. WTF. Feelings of hopelessness wash over you. And you once again feel like a pushover. Pressured by your family, colleagues or acquaintances to help …

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Anxiety after eating: Are these 4 foods surging your anxiety?

Dude sitting on the couch and feeling anxiety.

It’s happened again.    Anxiety rushes through your body.    Your nerves are on hyper alert, your breath quickens and your mind floods with fearful thoughts—you can’t calm yourself.    If only you could make this feeling stop or prevent it. Well, maybe you can.   You just need to ask yourself the right questions… …

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How to vote like a zen master

A asian boy prays

The big day is almost here. And it can’t come soon enough.    Between the coronavirus, political rallies, protests and outrageous news stories, America is in full meltdown mode.    But there’s one order of business that needs settling.    You need to vote.    Maybe you’ve made up your mind about your choice for …

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