By Michelle Maldonado
I love historic novels; especially ones that explore the plights, triumphs, and transformation of humanity. Today, as we are both participants and witnesses to what is happening in our local and global communities, I can’t help but be reminded of the Charles Dickens quote from A Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness... it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it wa…
By Kathlyn T. Hendricks
“The enemy is fear. We think that it’s hate, but it’s fear.”
How did we get so scared?
I’ve gotten pretty obsessed with fear over the last few years. I grew up with bomb shelters and “duck and cover” (no one back then thought this was traumatic or would create any long-lasting impact). The vision of the mushroom cloud seeped into dreams and decisions and led to everyone on our block—except us—having a bomb shelter for the annihilation we expected to happen any …
As we collectively face a global pandemic there are two very different responses from the leaders of the world. On one hand - a winner takes all, every man for himself attitude. On the other hand, a world united, solving a common problem and supporting each other.
At Mindful Leader, with the hope of helping as many people as possible, and modeling the power of a global community uniting to solve a global problem, we created Meditate Together.
Meditate Together - A Mindful Leader COVID-19 R…
Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus.
A list of practices, articles, podcasts, live sessions, and more to help you throughout this pandemic
Coronavirus Sanity Guide (FREE)
Ten Percent Happier
Pandemic Care Resources
This list of talks and guided meditations will support you through these difficult times.
Resilience in Challenging Times
In response to the growing uncertainty and heightened stress during this unprecedented time, Sounds True has cre…
Should I Be Scared of the Coronavirus? Mindfulness Techniques for Managing Coronavirus Anxiety at Home and Work
By Becky Greiner
What is Coronavirus?
Of all the newsworthy events that have happened so far in the new year, there’s one word that has stayed consistent in the media and is now at the center of a lot of daily coverage – Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. While Coronaviruses are actually a large family of viruses that can range from the common cold to more severe diseases, this one in particular has been getting a lot of attention because it’s a novel virus, meaning it’s a new strain of the …
By Ted Meissner
Recent developments in our global community have shown just how small the world has become. Just last week, the World Health Organization designated the COVID-19 infection as a pandemic (1). Countries update their response daily, and the Center for Disease Control has issued informational fact pages about the virus (2). And unfortunately, misinformation is also making the rounds (3), as well-intentioned people share what they've heard without critical thinking and fact-checking…
By Breon Michel
Human relationships are primary in all of living. When the gusty winds blow and shake our lives, if we know that people care about us, we may bend with the wind… but we won’t break. – Mr. Rogers
My favorite professor in the U Penn Positive Psychology program, the late, Christopher Peterson, closed his lecture by saying, “If we were to distill the research on happiness into one phrase, it would be: other people matter.” I can still remember the way he leaned toward us with twink…
By Nate Klemp
I’ve come to a sobering realization when it comes to my meditation practice: I will never be an elite meditator.
And that has led me to rethink the basic nature of mindfulness practice.
Here’s the context. In Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson’s latest book Altered Traits, which brings together the most cutting edge scientific research on the benefits of meditation, they conclude that the benefits of meditation are a function of the amount of time you spend doing the practice…
By Due Quach
1. Accept that anxiety is biological
The first step in managing anxiety in a healthier manner is to make peace with the fact that having anxiety is natural and normal. According to evolutionary psychology, human psychological traits like anxiety exist because they serve a function. Anxiety signals that we believe the outcome of a situation in which there are factors beyond our control, is very important to our survival, social status, happiness, or well-being. Anxiety is the resu…