I’m always on the hunt for new mindfulness info and while Pinterest has several mindfulness links attached to yummy pictures, it can be a challenge to separate the good from the bad. So, I thought I’d do it for you! You’ll definitely want to bookmark these for later reading.
This one’s a no-brainer. Pretty much anything you’d want to read about mindfulness can be found at Mindful.org. With three sections – living, meditation, work – Mindful.org is set up like an easy-to-read newspaper that’s basically brain food free for the taking. As the site says, Mindful.org offers “personal stories, news-you-can-use, practical advice, and insights that speak to anyone from novice meditators looking for guidance to corporate managers exploring new ways to cultivate workplace engagement and fulfillment.”
From green news to “non-new-agey spirituality” and so much more, elephant journal is a digital Mecca for granola crunchy people who dig meditation, yoga, and sustainable living. If you look around, you’ll also find some of yours truly’s work on the site.
Because, hello! Kids need a mindfulness break too! School psychologist and certified coach, Zemirah Jazwierski, Ed.S. offers tips and tricks to help your little one chill out. The meditations are super cute and kid-friendly, and her blog is pretty damn delightful.
I think Tiny Buddha is one of the unsung heroes in the mindfulness site bunch. There are forums and a “Books & Things” store. You can even submit articles for publication or enjoy quotes of the day.
Okay if you haven’t heard of Jen Pastiloff, you have no clue what you’re missing. Seriously, go follow her on Instagram and Facebook, like, right freaking now. Her mantras “Don’t be an Asshole” and “No Bullsh*t Motherhood” will have you coming back for more and more. Her site, The Manifest-Station (see what she did there) is all about the human condition. Guest posts and down-to-earth inspiration are standard fare there. You’ll love it.
Got questions? Psychology Today has got answers. This site’s a lot drier than the others here, but it’s got some good information and reliable resources. Plus, a lot of the articles are written by Ph.D.s so what’s not to love about that?
Free mindfulness exercises, lists of apps for mindfulness practice, blogs about mindfulness…I could go on. But if you’re into free stuff, check this one out!
I haven’t checked this site out yet, but I’m bookmarking it for later reference. It looks like there are body scan meditations, a loving-kindness meditation, and a breathing meditation in addition to other resources here.
Guided audio and video meditations, books, materials, research, and insight into self-compassion all at your fingertips. The audio files offer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR, body scan meditations. They’re pretty long (45 minutes) so this is definitely a resource for more experienced meditators.
Okay, so this last one’s more of a self-care website, but Brain.FM is super cool. The site offers music created by an AI engine with “the brain of a neuroscientist and the heart of a musician.” The music is designed to help the brain focus, relax, or even help you meditate or sleep, depending on the selection.