In a world filled with trouble, we can all benefit by learning how to practice loving kindness meditation. With a focus on sending the love in your heart to those near and dear to you, as well as those it might be more difficult to extend kindness to, loving kindness meditation helps us to cultivate self-compassion and recognize the interconnectedness of the world. This excerpt is from the popular mindfulness audiobook, MBSR Every Day: Daily Practices from the Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction When your mind has free reign over your feelings, it becomes difficult to find an awareness of the present moment. Thought patterns with a tendency to drag you into spirals of worry are all too common and can appear without a moment’s notice. Thankfully, there is relief to be found in the mindfulness techniques of learning to mind your thoughts and harness the power of the five senses. This episode offers an excerpt from the popular audiobook, MBSR Every Day: Daily Practices from the Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction . Whether you are new to mindfulness practice, or a regular meditator, you may have wondered how to improve mindfulness meditation. Regardless of your level of experience, it may sometimes feel that your mind works against you or presents frustrations that ruin a peaceful moment. Creating a greater understanding of the obstacles you face in mindfulness meditation while learning compassionate responses will help you use each moment and breath as a path to a more fulfilling practice! When you eat without shame or guilt—free of old beliefs about what you should and should not eat—the results might surprise you. Today Dr. Lynn Rossy, author of the audiobook "The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution," covers the basics of mindful eating. Dr. Rossy shares that what you choose to eat, when you choose to eat it, and how you eat it, should be your top priorities. We can all benefit from a quick and easy way to stop stress and bring ourselves back to the present moment. QUIET is an acronym for a simple technique that helps you quiet your mind in any given moment. Best of all, it only takes a few seconds! In this episode we’re sharing an excerpt from psychotherapist Dr. Arnie Kozac’s audiobook "The Awakened Introvert: Practical Mindfulness Skills to Help You Maximize Your Strengths and Thrive in a Loud and Crazy World." In "The Awakened Introvert," Dr. Kozac shares mindfulness and cognitive behavioral tools that will help you unlock the full potential of the introvert brain. In this excerpt, Dr. Kozac shares a great technique to access mindfulness on the go—a series of five steps designed to interrupt automatic mind patterns that lead to stress. You can do the QUIET technique multiple times a day to help feel grounded and calm. Where is your mind right now? Are you thinking about the future? Or maybe your mind is in the past? When you are mindful, your mind is focused on right now. Psychologist Dr. Susan Albers offers helpful advice about staying in the present moment from her audiobook "Eating Mindfully."