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Joseph Pennington is a Master's student in Mindfulness-based Programs at Bangor University and the founder of meditatejournal.com. For the past few years, he has been traveling, writing, and pondering the misunderstandings of meditation and Buddhism in the West. Meditate Journal harnesses the power of journaling to help practitioners move beyond common stumbling blocks and reach a much deeper and fulfilling level in their practice.

Recent Articles

Are Your Falling For These 6 Productivity-Killing Excuses?

You make hundreds of pitiful excuses every day without even realizing it. You pluck things from your external environment and use them to reinforce certain behaviors. r

21 Inspirational Quotes That Capture The Wonder Of Life

Quotes have a purpose: to deliver a succinct piece of wisdom in a short burst. Put them to work and use them whenever you’re feeling rough, or simply want to be reminded of the wonderful world we live in. r

11 Science backed Tricks To Build Habits That Stick

11 Science-backed Ways To Build Permanent Habits

According to researchers, habits account for 45 percent of our daily behaviors.

That’s to say nearly half of what you’ll do today is the same as what you did yesterday, and the day before that, and the day before that… r

The Ultimate Guide To Sleeping Less and Living More

So the jury is still out on how many hours we need, but one thing is clear: getting too much sleep is worse than getting too little. r

21 Quotes To Change How You Think About Life Today

Some words are just better left said by history’s greatest minds.

Great psychiatrists and psychotherapists, eccentric poets and playwrights, ancient Chinese philosophers, ultra-successful entrepreneurs, even incarnations of supreme gods. r

5 Undeniable Ways Fasting Will Improve Your Life

We have a funny relationship with food. It’s everything from a social lubricant, a means of distraction, and an event, to a performance enhancer, a source of pleasure, and a deadly addiction. Rarely it’s put to use for its primary purpose: to maintain life and growth. r