Take a breath

Musings on neuroscience, meditation and Muse.

November 23, 2021

Foundations of Mindfulness: Non-Striving

We embrace striving as a way of life almost as soon as we’re born. We learn to walk, talk, read, and write. Striving helps us move towards our goals, whether at school, at work, or in relationships. But it can also feel like a constant pressure to be “doing” or to be something different, feel … Continued

Foundations of Mindfulness: Acceptance

Acceptance. It’s easy to talk about, but as anyone who’s ever waded into its waters knows – it’s a whole other thing to embrace the attitude of acceptance from the inside out. For many of us, it can be hard to accept things as they are, as true acceptance often only comes after feeling our … Continued

November 5, 2021

Muse S (Gen 2) – Starter Guide

Hello and welcome to the Muse S (Gen2) Starter Guide Below we’ve compiled important information on how to get the most out of your new Muse S (Gen2). This guide will provide instructions on how to get the best fit with your Muse S (Gen 2) device, provide guidance on how to prepare for a … Continued

September 22, 2021

Foundations of Mindfulness: Patience

We’ve all been there: feeling our blood boil as we wait in the long line at the post office that seems to be moving at a glacial pace. Or we feel at our wit’s end when we’re transferred for the third time trying to reach tech support. We expect things to happen quickly and when … Continued

Featured Muse Meditation Teacher: Taylor White Moffitt

As a psychotherapist in Colorado for 26 years, my intention has always been to work myself out of a job. My belief is that each of us already has the wisdom, knowledge, and information needed to make shifts in our lives. From the place of “I already am everything I need”, my job is to … Continued

Foundations of Mindfulness: Letting Go

Whether it’s your performance at work, your staunch beliefs, or your presence on social media, there can be a lot to cling to. You might feel very attached to those things you believe represent who you are and are a part of your identity. But the problem with having these strong attachments is that when … Continued

September 2, 2021

The Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness in the Workplace

There’s really no limit to the benefits of practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness offers many benefits – from increasing mental health to reducing stress, to more creative thoughts. Post-pandemic, more and more businesses are keeping their employees’ mental health in mind. This means bringing mindfulness front and center at the workplace. Read on for some of the … Continued

August 31, 2021

Foundations of Mindfulness: Self-Trust

Dina Kaplan is the Founder and CEO of The Path and a certified meditation teacher. Her inspiring and engaging meditations show us how to be authentic, loving, and true to ourselves. Her guided meditations can be found on the Muse app in the Happiness, Muse Mindset Talks Collections. Read more below as she shares her … Continued

August 9, 2021

Featured Muse Meditation Teacher: Shawn Moore

Residing at the intersection of leadership and mindfulness, Shawn J. Moore, M.S. creates sacred spaces for self-inquiry and personal discovery. While leadership resonates with him deeply, it is his personal and spiritual practices that allow him to continue to show up for himself and others. He is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), sound practitioner, meditation … Continued

The Benefits of Sleep Trackers & How Tech Can Help

Ask anyone, and they’ve probably complained about poor sleep, trying everything from meditation to medication, to sleep trackers. Although most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep per night (1), more than a third of all adults in the United States (2) report sleeping less than the minimum, and almost half of adults say … Continued