How to incorporate mindfulness practice into your daily life

Mindfulness. Unless you live completely off-the-grid, you have almost certainly heard of it. Maybe you are vaguely familiar with the concept, having seen it on the cover headline of Psychology Today, or maybe you are a seasoned mindfulness meditator who considers himself an expert.

Perhaps you lie somewhere in between…

Despite their rich cultural diversity, cities are severely lacking in biodiversity — and air pollution is a primary driver

Dubbed the “most serious environmental risk worldwide” by a group of Latin American scientists in 2019, air pollution in urbanized areas is only one example of the far-reaching environmental alterations brought on by humanity’s inhabitation of the Earth. But the reality is alarming.

Air pollution is a serious dilemma, one…

Grit ensures you stick to your goals, but what if your goals don’t align with your full potential?

Success isn’t money. Success isn’t fame. Success isn’t merely climbing the top of the corporate ladder. Or achieving “entrepreneur” status. Or even being the best at what you do.

Maybe you’re a renowned scientist. Or a heart surgeon who saves lives. Or a published author. Maybe you’re the president of…

And why I won’t advise you to adopt mine

Today, I’d like to write about an important, albeit overlooked behavioral habit that, when executed consistently and properly, contributes substantially to one’s productivity. Evening routines. Of course, productivity is not the sole measure of success. But there tends to be a positive correlation between the two.

In terms of increasing…

Proactive steps you can take today to improve your wellbeing

  1. Start each morning with physical activity.

Even light physical activity will do the trick. A walk, yoga, strength training, housework, gardening, grocery shopping. Whatever you choose, physical activity has a myriad of health benefits, ranging from lower risk of cardiovascular disease to healthy BMI to improved mental health.

Besides, unless…

How healthy are you, really? Using the 8 pillars of wellness to evaluate your health

Being healthy carries with it a myriad of associated behaviors — eating leafy greens, exercising regularly, taking care of yourself, and avoiding toxic habits such as smoking, binge drinking, and abusing drugs.

But in reality, wellness is far more than that. One predominant model of wellness is comprised of 8…

Understanding the complicated relationship between work and time spent “messing around”

It might seem counterintuitive to take time away from work if your ultimate goal is to increase your productivity, but that might be exactly what you need.

As a writer, you have no doubt faced the crippling creative anguish of writer’s block. Staring blankly into the depths of an empty…

Alexandra Piedoux

Holistic Wellness | Psychology | Mental Health | Mindfulness | Nature | Powerful advocate of positive psychology and intellectual curiosity :)

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