Planet Mindful magazine brings you eight issues a year of wonderful, friendly advice on how to slow things down, strengthen your relationships and treasure your mental health and wellbeing. Each issue is divided into three sections: Mind & Body, Relationships and Living. We hope you’ll enjoy what we’ve crafted as we bring you the ideas and trends that are longer-lasting and more powerful as tools in keeping you happy.
Welcome to PLANET MINDFUL
WHAT IS mindfulness? • Refresh your understanding with Planet Mindful’s simple 10-step guide to mindfulness…
WAYS TO SLOW DOWN: Medidation
How to DEVELOP A POSITIVE MINDSET • ‘Positivity’ was one of the most searched terms on Pinterest during the pandemic, and whilst it’s OK to not feel positive all the time, having the right mindset can help
MIND & BODY Look after yourself • Improving the relationship you have with yourself is central to cultivating a feeling of wellbeing. In this section, we look at ways to spend some quality time with yourself and nourish your inner dialogue.
Forest THERAPY • As forests begin their dazzling autumnal colour transformation, Sarah Dawson explores our ancient connection with woodland and how trees really can enhance your wellbeing
Woodland wanders • The best woods and forests to visit in the UK
Deep in a WOODLAND • Autumn is the perfect time to wander in woodlands, says writer Judy Darley. Why not take a moment to drift away?
Affirmation station • For days when life feels like a struggle, hold these simple yet powerful words in your mind and repeat them to yourself…
WELL READ: BOOK REVIEWS
Spent it WELL • They say that money can’t buy you happiness but spending it more mindfully can certainly contribute to your wellbeing. We’ve selected a handful of ideas to give you that feel-good vibe…
Building RESILIENCE • It’s been a difficult year, but having a strong mindset can help you overcome all kinds of adversity, says Karlin Sloan
CUT OUT AND KEEP WELL WORDS • As the dark nights draw in, it’s easy to lose that drive to go out and exercise. Keep these words in mind if you want to stay motivated…
Relax INTO YOGA • Take a break, slow down and relax as Lisa Reakes guides you through this 15-minute session
An introduction TO AYURVEDA • Claire Paphitis, also known as The Ayurveda Coach, explains how ancient philosophies can help us stay in balance today
How to keep YOUR BRAIN HEALTHY • When it comes to looking after ourselves, our brain isn’t always top priority. But according to a new book, it really should be, says Louise Chunn
Mindful DRINKING • Is it possible to drink alcohol mindfully, rather than giving it up altogether? New book How To Be A Mindful Drinker says it is…
Smart ways to BEAT STRESS • Hilary Norris-Evans looks at how mathematical formulas can help us live a calmer life
The cycle OF LIFE • Lisa Lister, author of new book Code Red, shares her valuable insight into how our monthly cycles echo the seasons, and explains how this impacts our wellbeing
RELATIONSHIPS Friends, family and partners • The bonds we share in life are key to our happiness and wellbeing. These ever-evolving relationships can run the full spectrum of emotion and in this section we explore the ways to nurture and celebrate them.
5 ways TO IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS • Becky Skuse explains how we can use mindfulness to better connect with our parents, partners, children or friends
DEALING WITH draining relationships • Do you have friends or family members that you try to avoid? It could be that they’re draining your energy. Kate Northrup explores how we can create positive change
Wise words • This beautiful quote is a...