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Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.

A Roadmap to Overcoming Insecurities

There isn’t a person amongst us who doesn’t have insecurities — some are just better at dealing with them, or perhaps hiding them.

To Those Who Are Struggling

On Twitter I met a struggling soul who shared with me a lack of friends, family, motivation, self-esteem and confidence.

Pokemon Go Does Wonders for Mental Health!

We at mindyourmind didn’t miss a beat when it came to jumping on the Pokemon Go train.

International Youth Day 2016

Today, August 12th, marks the 16th annual International Youth Day (IYD).

Removing Ourselves From the Center of Everything

When we go about our day, we tell ourselves a story about what’s happening … and at the center of that narrative is a single person.Ourselves.

A monk’s wisdom: How not to be unhappy!

I have been an ardent fan of Netflix’s Marco Polo since my introduction to it almost a year ago. I read Marco Polo stories as a kid and my movie diet when growing up consisted of two things: Chinese kung fu movies and Chinese kung fu movies.

How Pokemon GO has changed my life

How Pokemon GO has changed my life:

We all should make time for self-care

My husband and I have learned a lot about each other during our years together, but mostly about ourselves. We have learned that we can’t blame anyone else for how we feel about life and if we’re happy or not.

All You Need, You Already Have

There is a famous stone water basin (or “tsukubai”) outside of the even more famous Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto, with four characters that read: “ware tada shiru taru.”

#ICYMT : Top posts from the last few weeks

#ICYMT (In case you missed them), here are some of the top posts on mindyourmind.ca from the last few weeks:

Stonewall, June 28 1969: Here is where pride festivals started

This day, June 28, is often what is said to have been the catalyst for what we know today as LGBTQ Pride Movements, and is also why pride festivals and events tend to take place during June and July.

The Underrated, Essential Art of Coping

You might think that when someone says, “I’m coping,” that it’s not such a big deal.You’d be wrong.

It's Men's Mental Health Awareness Day

Today, June 14th, is Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day. Unfortunately, I have not seen or heard enough awareness about this day.

The Face Everything Technique: Why Avoiding Difficulties Doesn’t Work

We are, all of us, amazing at avoiding things.Our minds are less “thinking machines” than they are “avoiding machines.” And the incredible thing is that we aren’t even usually aware that we’re avoiding thinking about something.I’ll give you a few examples: