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Mindfulness 101

by Sarah Cardman |  | 13 comments

In today’s busy world, what does it mean to be mindful?

Images of beaches and tropical winds might come to mind, or people in complex yoga poses.

Mindful Supply wants to help people think a little differently about how mindfulness might work on an everyday level—particularly for those of us who can’t make it to the beach or the yoga studio every day.


We see mindfulness as a lifestyle, as illustrated by this 30 second video:


Mindfulness isn’t inherently complicated, or even expensive; it’s about making the most out of each small choice that we have. For us at Mindful Supply, we apply this idea by being conscious of how we create our apparel--it’s our way of contributing to a better world. Every Mindful Supply shirt is ethically made (no sweatshop labor here!) and most of our shirts are made in the Carolinas. If you would like to learn more about our ethically made clothes, as well as how to read our labels, check out this post here by our Brand Manager, Sarah Cardman.


Shirts are just one way to practice mindfulness. We want to know what mindfulness means to you: how do you practice it? Or, how do you want to practice it? Leave a comment below to be entered into our first ever blog giveaway—a Mindful Swag Pack (Including a free T-shirt)! 

"Good Music Makes Everything Better" Tee shirt, Various Stickers and "Go Your Own Way" hat

 

Written By Dr. Katie Manthey

Katie has a PhD in rhetoric and teaches professional writing. Her mindful practice includes baking, reading, and talking about TV with her dog. 

Headshot of writer. Brunette with glasses. Curly hair.

Comments (13)

  • MINDFUL SUPPLY on June 08, 2018

    CONGRATS TO REBEKAH! You’re the winner of our Mindful Gift Pack! We’ll be emailing you for details!

  • Christina Terry on June 06, 2018

    I try to focus on only one thing at a time and take deep breaths when I get stressed. I also enjoy walking my dogs and watching the birds in the backyard.

  • Melanie C on June 06, 2018

    Mindfulness to me is stepping back from the every day hustle of work/life and enjoying the simplicities in life. Specifically, hiking and exploring every weekend my family and I enjoy our time together exploring new places. “Jobs fill your pockets but adventure fills your soul.”

  • Christie Tudor on June 06, 2018

    Being mindful for me looks like putting the phone or tech of choice aside to see and hear the person in front of me. Or even setting the task at hand aside to really stop and listen. The truth is no one really likes to feel multi-tasked. We have a family practice of no phones at the table. We are planning to establish more quiet periods in our day without technology, especially before bed.

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