Tag: mindfulness

How to break your stressful commuting habits

You probably dread your frustrating nightmare of a commute. Whether you’re inching your car along in heavy traffic or packed into a train, it doesn’t take long for stress levels to rise. Research shows just how unpleasant and stressful people find commuting. In a 2004 study, over 900 employed women were asked how much they […]


Managing and relieving chronic pain with meditation: Q&A with Vajra Yoga + Meditation founder Jill Satterfield

A searing pain struck Jill Satterfield in the abdomen for the first time in her 20s. Jill’s doctors didn’t know what was causing her pain, and often speculated that there was no physical cause to her suffering. Jill felt the emotional effects of being in constant physical agony; she felt scared, lonely, and isolated. After […]


How I taught myself and others ways to cope with stress: Q&A with Headstand Director Katherine Priore Ghannam

Katherine Priore Ghannam wasn’t prepared for the crippling stress she felt during her first year teaching. She developed anxiety around the upcoming school weeks and worried that she’d pass her stress to her students. Those first four months of teaching were pretty tough emotionally. Then Katherine discovered yoga and mindfulness. Yoga made her feel emotionally […]


Cultivate happiness and relieve stress with a gratitude journal

The word “gratitude” may bring to mind politeness and thank you notes—things often seen as automatic manners that affect the person receiving your appreciation more than you. However, science has shown that giving thanks for what you have can increase increase your overall happiness and strengthen your ability to handle stress. Practicing gratitude is also […]


Manage work stress by scheduling in time for mental breaks

Does taking a break at work make you feel guilty? It may be because you think it’s a choice between productivity and de-stressing. You’ve committed this time to delivering work to your employer, so taking some personal time for yourself during work hours is bad, right? Wrong. Research shows that taking regular mental breaks throughout […]