John Weiler

Mindfulness and emotions: Why it’s OK to scream into your pillow in a fit of rage

Woman screaming into pillow

You’re seething. You just got into a massive argument with a family member. And now you storm out of the room. How could he say such things? How could he be such a douchebag? Does he even care about you at all? You slam the door behind you. Now alone in your room, your blood …

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Am I present? 5 signs to tell if you’re living in the moment

Man watching a sunrise in thought

Living in the moment. It sounds so easy. Especially when a celebrity or pro athlete casually mentions it on TV. You just live in the moment. You just be. You’re just present. Sounds simple enough. But how do you know if you’re actually present? I mean, you’re here right now, right? So that should mean …

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Why it’s OK to fall asleep when you meditate (sometimes)

Guy yawning during meditation

It’s happening again. You’re following your breath in meditation. Breathe in. Breathe out. You think you’re doing it right. Your mind seems to clear. But, you can’t ignore one teeny, tiny issue… Your eyes are heavy. And while you seem to be on breath nine, you’re not so sure. Maybe you’re on breath eight? It’s …

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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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