We have the illusion that multitasking makes us more efficient, but it only makes us unhappy, says Sharon Salzberg.
Life is stressful. Although some people claim that contemporary life is especially stressful, I am skeptical whether that is so. Living beings have always had to struggle for food, for shelter, and for safety. They have always had the stress of finding a mate and reproducing. The world is no Garden of Eden.
When the going gets tough, the tough get mindful. Hersch Wilson offers valuable tips for any stressful situation when you need to be calm, cool, and effective.
There are burdens we can’t put down, says Furyu Nancy Schroeder. That fact is the true heart of our human life.
Kamilah Majied shares her advice for staying afloat when you feel like you’re drowning.
The Democratic primary contender is the leading proponent of mindfulness in American politics. He talked to Lion’s Roar editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod about how to address the trauma the heart of America.
When life gets too busy, Kathleen Dean Moore remembers the childhood joy of nature. Stress, she reminds us, is the antonym of gratitude.
Michael Carroll, author of Fearless at Work, gives step-by-step advice on how to deal with a toxic workplace.
“One of the most radical, countercultural things we can do is actually just sit there and relax without feeling we’re missing out.”
Shayne Larango turns away from her corporate life to join a Vipassana retreat – only to find the transition more difficult than anticipated.