A Mindful Approach to the New Year
Instead of focusing on perfection and hard-hitting goals this year, perhaps set an intention to create a life that is happier and more sustainable.
Enjoy this carefully curated collection of Experience Life articles that will help set you on your way to living a more authentic and fulfilling life. Make a warm drink, grab a pen and paper and set yourself up for success this year.
Use the following jump links to easily navigate to your section of interest:
The Beginning | Staying Grounded | Expanding | Engaging Mindfully With Others | Mindful Eating | Moving More
Let’s Start at the Beginning…
Cultivating a Beginner’s Mind
How might life be different if we approached it without assumptions and preconceptions, without knowing anything at all.
Living with Purpose and Intention
Instead of discipline and perfection, let’s live with more purpose and intention.
The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-Create Your World Your Way
Thought-provoking takeaways from Wayne Dyer’s classic guide to conscious living.
How to Cultivate an Open Mindset
Feeling hermetically sealed in your own opinions? Opening your mind to other viewpoints can deepen your personal wisdom and broaden your horizons.
How to Sharpen Your Senses
Here's how to reinvigorate your senses, enhance your awareness, and increase your pleasure in living by engaging in comparative appreciation .
Be the Person You Want to Find
Looking for that special someone? Wishing you could change the person you're with? You may need to start by taking a good long look in the mirror.
How to Set Clear Boundaries
A renowned trauma therapist and coach explains how to manage your energy without getting swamped by other people — or hardening against them.
Coming to Terms With Reality
Are you being held hostage by your negative thoughts? Byron Katie and "The Work" will help you discover how to negotiate a truce.
Wherever You Go, There You Are
This classic book from mindfulness pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn brings meditation down to earth.
How to Reclaim Your Mornings
Start the day on your own terms, and change your life for the better.
How to Begin a Daily Meditation Practice
Ten simple tips for making meditation a part of your life — starting now.
How to Stop Ruminating
These strategies can help you break free from the spiral of negative thoughts.
How to Keep a Gratitude Journal
Simple tips for recording the joys — and challenges — that enhance your life.
The Power of Simple Food Rituals
Small gestures can make a big difference in how we experience and appreciate our food — and each other.
5 Tips to Start a Mindfulness Practice
Meditation not for you? No matter. Whatever mindfulness practice you choose, here are five things to keep in mind.
How To Reinvent Yourself
Want to move beyond your life’s current limits? Shift your motive from self-presentation to service.
How to Overcome Your Upper Limits
Each one of us carries ingrained, unconscious ideas of just how happy and successful we can be. But by learning to identify and transcend these self-imposed “Upper Limits,” we can expand our potential for happiness and abundance in extraordinary ways.
How to Find the ‘Real’ You
Clinging to outdated notions of who you are can keep you from reaching your full potential. Here’s how to embrace your true self.
How to Make a Vision Board
Clarify your direction for this year (and beyond) with this inspiring art project.
How to Dream Big
Pursuing your dreams means leaping early and often and making bold moves.
How to Harness Your Dreams
There's no reason to put off your grandest goals and desires until someday. Three life coaches offer guidance to help you achieve your dreams.
ENGAGING MINDFULLY WITH OTHERS
When we pay attention to the words we use and the way we use them, we improve the odds of strengthening and deepening our most meaningful relationships.
How to Build Empathy and Compassion in Your Community
There's a big difference between cursory cordiality and true benevolence. Our experts make the case for spreading deep kindness in your community.
The Benefits of a Book Club
A bibliophile’s guide to creating — and sustaining — a great reading group.
5 Ways to Be a Compassionate Listener
Transform your relationships by changing the way you listen.
The Joy of Home Gatherings
The social equivalent of soul food, cozy home gatherings and small-group entertainments are drawing us closer - to simple pleasures and to each other.
How to Have More Honest Conversations With Your Friends
The surprising ways that honest, authentic dialogue can deepen your friendships.
How to Make Amends
Psychologist Tamar Chansky, PhD, on how to gracefully say you’re sorry.
How to Navigate a Strained Relationship
Our differences don't have to keep us polarized. Try this expert advice for forging unexpected connections.
How to Stop Projecting
These tips can help you stop projecting your less-flattering traits onto other people.
The 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating
Expert advice from two renowned nutritionists for building a healthy body image and making peace with food.
Maybe the thing your appetite craves isn't more food, but more attention. Here's how to eat intuitively.
How to Make Healthier Choices
Research suggests that many of the decisions we make are both irrational and counterproductive. Find out how small changes in behavior can lead you to more-effective choices, and better results.
6 Ways to Simplify and Improve Your Relationship With Food
Tips for using your senses and instincts to eat healthy.
How to Raise Your Food “Pleasure Quotient”
Expert advise on how to overcome feelings of frustration or shame when it comes to eating.
The Metabolic Power of Thought
How we think about food matters as much as what we eat.
The Real-Fitness Manifesto
Our best fitness tips to help you move well, recover fully, and achieve your fittest life.
25 Ways to Make Time for Fitness
Too busy to work out? Doubtful. The truth: Finding moments to move is entirely within your grasp.
The 3 Cs of Lifelong Fitness
How consistency, curiosity, and compassion can keep your fitness and health on track for a lifetime.
The Benefits of Moving Your Body
The benefits of physical activity can be felt in every part of the body, making you stronger, smarter, healthier, happier, and even more gorgeous.
6 Steps to Create a Fitness Routine You’ll Love
Here's how to find a fitness routine that resonates with you.
16 Ways to Move More
Resist the call of the couch! For our basic well-being, we need to get moving.