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Mindfulness and how it empowers us

There is so much written about mindfulness, mediation and wellbeing in today’s media, but what exactly is it, and how does it work?

Mindfulness is explained in this beautiful animation from Katy Davis (AKA Gobblynne), who also created the marvellous Power of Empathy video we featured a while back.

In this clip, Davis examines the meaning of the concept and its many benefits.

Using an old Native American analogy, mindfulness is presented as two wolves, battling within the heart of man. The message is a powerful and simple one which will not be forgotten quickly.

We’ve examined many of the benefits of these practices on My Good Planet. It’s inarguable that being more present makes us more productive, more empathetic and less anxious, but the health benefits (both mental and physical) can range even farther.

Mindful practices have been used to tackle migraines, respond better to stressful situations, or simply form a better opinion of ourselves.

Paula Mulvanerty
Paula Mulvanerty

Paula Mulvanerty is a community and social media manager, as well as writer and product reviewer for My Good Planet. From designing our social media content, from memes to aesthetic control, Paula has it covered. With a keen eye for funky, ethical products and services, Paula has been instrumental in discovering the best brands out there, which are highlighted and focused on site.