Mindful’s Top 12 Posts of 2016

These 12 articles contain expert advice on how to work with your mind, understand your emotions, and practice being your authentic self.

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Here are the top 12 most popular stories from Mindful.org in 2016:

Free Mindfulness Apps Worthy of Your Attention

Mindfulness apps are trending in a big way. Here are three we’re happy we downloaded.


Feeling Overwhelmed? Remember “RAIN”

Four steps to stop being so hard on ourselves.


Five Steps to Mindfulness

You can learn how to create a moment of joy at any time of the day. Explore these 5 simple steps to enjoy more mindfulness.


How to Teach Your Kids about the Brain

Laying strong foundations for emotional intelligence.


Mindfulness—How to Do It

By following these simple mindfulness meditation steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal.


Remedies for Your Anxious Mind

Elisha and Stefanie Goldstein offer 11 ways to slow down and stay steady when anxiety trips you up.


A 5-Minute Breathing Meditation To Cultivate Mindfulness

Reduce stress, anxiety, and negative emotions, cool your temper, and sharpen your concentration skills.


Meet Your Second Brain: The Gut

How what’s going on in your gut could be affecting your brain.


3 Mindful Things to Do to Start Your Day

Taking a few moments to pay attention to the body can have a strong impact on how the rest of the day unfolds.


Three Simple Ways to Pay Attention

Practicing meditation doesn’t involve a whole new set of skills. It works so well because it enhances life skills we already have.


How to Create a Glitter Jar for Kids

The glitter jar represents the mind settling. It’s a great mindfulness activity that your kids can keep coming back to.


10 Mindful Attitudes That Decrease Anxiety

By exerting more conscious control over our behaviors and attitudes, we learn to work with our intention, wise effort, and capacity to be kind to ourselves.