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Focus

A 12-Minute Meditation to Explore What’s True 

In this episode of 12-Minute Meditation, Mindful founding editor Barry Boyce leads us in an inquiry practice to become aware of our preconceptions, loosen our grip on what we think we know, and explore what’s true. Read More

  • Barry Boyce

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Find Your Focus with Amishi Jha
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Find Your Focus with Amishi Jha 

Amishi Jha and Mindful managing editor Stephanie Domet discuss the brain science of attention, how mindfulness meditation helps hone focus, and why our brains are so distractible in the first place. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • December 9, 2021
How to Regain Focus When Your Mind Wanders—Illustration of a woman meditating in a pink background depicting nature and her black hair flows upwards with flowers, leaves, etc. in it.
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How to Regain Focus When Your Mind Wanders 

With constant distractions like news notifications, social media, and never-ending to-do lists, it can be hard to focus on what’s important. Rich Fernandez offers a mindfulness practice for stability and concentration. Read More 

  • Rich Fernandez
  • November 15, 2021
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How to Make Gratitude a Daily Habit 

It’s easy to focus on what we want rather than what we have. But when we shift our awareness to the present moment, we begin finding moments of gratitude in everyday life. Read More 

  • Eric Langshur and Nate Klemp
  • November 1, 2021
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Mindful Books and Podcasts to Curl Up With This Fall 

As the weather changes, we’re spending a little less time outdoors and a little more time inside staying warm. Here are the Mindful editors’ recommendations for a cozy night in. Read More 

  • Barry Boyce, Amber Tucker, Oyinda Lagunju, Ava Whitney-Coulter, and Stephanie Domet
  • October 29, 2021
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Find Your Focus: Own Your Attention in 12 Minutes a Day 

Our ability to pay attention is unreliable when we’re under stress. In her new book Peak Mind, neuroscientist Amishi Jha explores cutting-edge research on elite soldiers revealing how mindfulness training protects our attentional resources, even in the most high-stress scenarios imaginable. Read More 

  • Amishi Jha
  • October 25, 2021
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Mindfulness Improves Attention, Review Finds 

We often hear about gaining greater focus through mindfulness practice. A new research review sheds light on some of the nuances regarding how improvements in attention are measured. Read More 

  • B Grace Bullock PhD
  • September 30, 2021