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Mindfulness and Determinants of Wellbeing

A consistent practice of mindfulness cultivates many of the inner determinants of wellbeing, resourcing us for the outer work of collective contribution toward human flourishing within a thriving world.

Mindfulness of Empowerment

When things feel completely out of our control, our mindfulness practice can help us see where we are truly empowered.

A Mindfulness Center in the Midwest: Three and Thriving

The Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness is rounding out our third year as Kansas City's premier nonsectarian mindfulness and meditation center. The challenges of 2020 required us to practice patience, flexibility and courage in the face of uncertainty.

Meeting Crossroads with Mindfulness

There are many times in our lives when we come to a crossroads and we’re presented with a choice about the path ahead. Times of crisis or turmoil, such as the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, offer opportunities to reconnect with our deepest truths and to remember who we really are, if we are open to it. Mindfulness can help us notice choice points as they arise, manage fear and uncertainty, see experiences clearly, connect with our values, and choose responses wisely.

Mindfulness and Resilience

Practicing mindfulness can help us cultivate the factors shown by research to promote greater resilience, promoting the qualities we need to survive and thrive in the face of adversity.

Cultivating a Flexible Mind

Cognitive flexibility is an executive function that has been shown to be positively correlated with mindfulness and meditation practice. When we are more flexible, we're better able to nimbly shift and switch gears in response to life's changing demands resulting in greater resilience.