Tag Archives: mindfulness

Practice Mindful Breathing With Commander Shepard

Jennifer Hale has voiced some of the most memorable characters in video games and television. She’s been Bioshock Infinite’s Rosalind Lutece, Metal Gear Solid’s Naomi Hunter, and — for a great many of us — the one and only Commander Shepard of Mass Effect. In this new video from our friends at CheckPoint, Hale takes […]

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Mindful Powers Has a Mission to Teach Kids Focus and Calm

Mindful Powers from Smashing Ideas on Vimeo. Most of us go our entire lives without learning to be mindful — to be present and fully aware in the moment. Though it can be a powerful tool for self-regulation in the face of anxiety and other mental health issues, it’s also a challenge to master. To […]

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In ‘Everything,’ It’s Impossible to Go Alone

If you divided the world of games into two categories, those with heroes and those without, Everything would fall in the gap between, or perhaps encompass both. You don’t take up a sword and play someone out to save the world, and you don’t stay outside the world in the abstract space of puzzle solving. […]

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This Upcoming Deck-Building Game Demands Emotional Control

In Champions of Shenga, an upcoming collectible card game from BfB Labs, your ability to focus and control your emotions will decide how well you play. If this sounds familiar, that’s because Champions of the Shengha isn’t the first game to use biofeedback in an effort to help players master their emotions. Nevermind offers a […]

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Steven Universe Gives Us a Catchy Lesson in Mindfulness

Last week, popular animated series Steven Universe took a moment to share an important message that doesn’t get a lot of play in children’s entertainment (or any other sort of entertainment, for that matter): that negative thoughts and negative emotions aren’t inherently bad. That they’re something we all experience, and the important thing is how […]

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App Highlight: Forest Can Help You Put Down Your Phone

Smartphones may not cause depression, but depression and anxiety go hand in hand with feeling like you can’t put your phone down. Surprisingly enough, there’s an app for that: Forest. Forest is an app for your phone that rewards you for not using your phone. It’s often recommended as a productivity tool, and it can […]

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Beat Bad Habits with a Mindful Approach

Bad habits are terrible. First, there’s the habit itself. Maybe you want to quit smoking and are concerned about the impact it has on your health, hygiene or budget. Maybe you want to stop procrastinating because it’s eating into both your productivity and your happiness. Maybe you just want to quit compulsively checking Facebook or […]

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Support Your Mindfulness Practice With These One-Minute Exercises

If you find yourself already feeling the whole weight of the rest of the week on your shoulders when we’re only halfway through Monday, it might be a good time to take a quick pause to check in with yourself. A little mindfulness can go a long way to restoring perspective to the week ahead. […]

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