It is no secret that I rate mindfulness. It has added a real depth and calm to my existence. At a basic level it is about staying in the present moment. However, this is just the beginning of a very rich subject. There is such an abundance of information available it can be difficult to know where to start. Being overwhelmed when faced with a vast array of mindfulness resources does seem a little counterproductive. So whether you are a complete novice looking for some inner peace or a well practiced guru; this post might just enhance your life.
Tiny Buddha- Simple Wisdom For Complex Lives.
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Tiny Buddha was founded by Lori Deschene in 2009. It is incredibly popular, with a massive 6 million readers and followers as well as a diverse and supportive community forum. Tiny Buddha is a front runner when it comes to sharing wisdom and perspectives around inner peace and joy. The site features stories, tips and insights from readers of all ages from all over the globe.
You will discover posts about happiness, love, relationships, change, meaning, mindfulness, spirituality, minimalism, letting go and so much more.
While the roots are in Buddhism, this isn’t a site focused solely religion. It is a space for positivity and self reflection. The ethos is more around sharing ideas, which when applied can make a huge difference to those facing difficulties. Any suggestions that promote a fulfilling and happy life are worth a second look in my opinion.
Blog post examples
How Can We Overcome Our Obstacles When We Don’t Believe It’s Possible?
The One Simple Decision That Freed Me From Social Anxiety.
Founder Leo Babauta 2016 boasts over 2 million readers and over 200k subscribers. Named one of the Top 25 blogs by Time Magazine. Frequency 3 posts a week 13.6k fb 183k tw
Zen Habits is about discovering simplicity and mindfulness in the daily mayhem of our lives. The emphasis being that by clearing through the unnecessary jumble, we can focus on what’s important and find happiness.
As well as the hugely successful blog Leo Babauta has also written numerous books and offers training and habit changing courses. Leo’s passion is palpable throughout and as is often the case it all began with his personal experiences. He gives valuable insight into how small changes are often contagious. Every positive step can spill over into many other aspects of health, contentment and well-being.
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Find Freedom in Any Moment.
Delight in Uncertainty.
London Mindful (The Mindfulness Project)
Although based in the UK capital London Mindful is available worldwide. It is a not for profit company founded by Alexandra Frey and Autumn Totton 2013. Whether you chose to read the blog or fancy enrolling on one of the fantastic courses or workshops there is a wealth of resources available.
The vision was to create an innovative platform for sharing mindfulness with as many people as possible. This is certainly being achieved. By offering a secular and research informed approach the information is both valid and meaningful. It offers like minded people the chance to share tips and strategies on how to become a more in the moment person. The content is positive and offers valuable insight on how to exist in a mindful and satisfying way.
Blog Post Examples
Communicating Mindfully When We Are Upset.
The Blissful Mind
Founded by Catherine Beard in 2014, The Blissful Mind is both mindful and realistic. Catherine’s intentions for her blog and shared resources include ways to:-
- Help you organise your thoughts and calm a busy mind.
- Work on overcoming any doubts and eliminate stress around future plans.
- Find a sense of peace in your day to day life.
There are also plenty of recommendations for books/podcasts/journals and planners/self care products. Catherine confesses to having a soft spot for new notebooks and for this reason alone I view her as a kindred spirit. If you fail to appreciate the potential of an untouched notebook then I’m afraid we just can’t be friends!
Peace of mind, confidence and the chance to develop a healthy and positive mindset are examples of the subjects devoured by Catherine. There is content on self-care practices, daily routines and effective time management strategies. When put in place all of these tools can lead you to a more authentic and mindful existence.
Blog Post Examples
How to unplug from technology when you need a break.
Self-care or self-sabotage? How to tell the difference.
Mindworks founders Barb Mendel Suzan Garner, Tokpa Korlo, Sacha Basio and Laura Pretsch base their work on the following ethos:-
We believe in the basic goodness of all human beings and our ability to discover our minds true potential.
There are 3 core values steering the resources and information shared by Mindworks
1.) To teach genuine methods.
Through the skillful integration of mindfulness and awareness meditation we gain direct understanding of how our minds work. This gives us the opportunity to rewire reactions that arise from habitual negative emotions.
2.) To speak from direct experience.
The Mindworks team can provide insight into the practices and benefits of a well trained mind because they have experienced the value of meditative mind training in practical life situations.
It is a non profit labour of love. Mindworks was created by experienced meditators whose lives have been enriched and transformed by practice. It is their intention to pass these skills on.
As well as the blog posts there are paid memberships/ subscriptions for those who are keen to join. A variety of courses are available, including a free 14 day introductory course. A fantastic way to dip your toe in the water! Another plus is the Mindworks App which is available on both IOS and Android platforms.
Blog Post Examples
Understanding Empathy and Compassion.
How To Do Meditation At Home.
So those are just a few of my go to websites/blogs if I need insight into the peaceful world of mindfulness. I have taken a lot of positive and helpful information from them and genuinely enjoy the content.
Care to share some of your favourites? Drop a comment below!