Our lives have been transformed by the coronavirus pandemic. How can we successfully adapt to the new demands and rules of a society that is sheltering in place? What can we do to nurture our minds and keep our moods in check during a time of unprecedented stress? In this interactive live session, Sharon Salzberg, meditation teacher and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS), shares her expertise on meditation and mindfulness practices that can help you thrive in isolation; the best strategies for coping with confined cohabitation, remote work and boredom; and ways we can prioritize and protect our mental health and happiness.

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How to tailor various 'anxiety-reducing' techniques to better suit your own needs

Combining various mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) can have numerous health benefits, according to new research.

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  • Mindfulness is typically described as the ability to become more aware of your physical, mental, and emotional well-being at the present moment, without any negative perceptions.
  • In a 2019 UK-based study, participants who tailored various self-help practices to fit their individual circumstances and anxieties found them much more beneficial after as little as 5 minutes per day.
  • Different mindfulness techniques fit well together – here, we take a look at how to tailor various combinations to suit your individual needs.
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How you can improve your life with mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness has been clinically proven to help you de-stress and boost positive feelings

  • A recent study showed that 40 days of mindfulness training lead to structural changes in the brain and helps improve quality of life.
  • Previous research has shown meditation to be helpful in reducing emotional pain.
  • Daily mindfulness practice helps practitioners maintain focus and boost their cognitive abilities.
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5 skills to learn while in self-isolation

None of us know where this is heading, but we can still learn from the moment.

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  • During times of crisis an opportunity for learning exists.
  • Given that many of us are stressed, finding ways to alleviate anxiety is important.
  • While the skills you can learn from home are endless, this list offers five timely options.
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Get the sleep you deserve with this top-rated app's soothing melodies

Relax Melodies is the most positively reviewed app in the history of the App Store.

  • Blue light negatively impacts the secretion of melatonin, making it harder for smartphone and computer users to sleep.
  • Meditation has been shown to have a positive impact on sleep by increasing specific neurochemicals while decreasing stress.
  • Relax Melodies can help you get the sleep you need, and it's on sale.
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