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  • Parks aren’t the mindfulness space for everyone
  • Parks aren’t the mindfulness space for everyone
    Igor Putina (2016) ©

Parks aren’t the mindfulness space for everyone

Overstimulated and squeezed by busy schedules, a walk in the park is often the prescription for maintaining balance. But a study published in The Society for Consumer Psychology sheds light on how one’s level of neuroticism influences the type of places that are personally restorative.



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  • Article image How often do you feel like disconnecting?

    Do you check your work emails on the weekend? Read your texts during dinner? Chat to mates from home when you’re on holiday? We may be constantly connected, but many people believe there’s a time and place for tech. Canvas8 sat down with 20 Brits to find out when they’d prefer to switch off.

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  • Article image Why mindfulness went mainstream

    We’re losing focus on the present. We spend 47% of our time thinking about something other than what we’re actually doing. In the UK, US and Australia, fuelled by the desire to slow down and appreciate the moment, mindfulness – which can reduce anxiety by 70% – is now the antidote to busy city lifestyles.