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Day 21

Mindful In May

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Show today's brain activity
Alpha 73%
Waves which occur when relaxed and calm
Beta 26%
Waves which occur when, for example, actively thinking or problem-solving
Gamma 1%
Waves which occur when involved in higher mental activity and consolidation of information

Just before I started 28 Days of Meditation a good friend of mine sent me the link to Mindful in May. I instantly got pretty excited about what these guys are doing – learn to meditate through their online guided meditation ‘course’ and help raise money to bring clean drinking water to developing countries. What a great concept.

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Dr Elise Bialylew

Mindful in May was started in 2012 by Dr Elise Bialylew. She sounds like a pretty epic individual – her CV covers coach, meditation teacher and social entrepreneur and she is a trained doctor and psychiatrist. And of course on top of that, she is also the founder of Mindful in May.

“It takes just 10 minutes a day to bring more focus and effectiveness into your daily life” – Mindful in May

Each day for 31 days you receive an email with a link to that day’s meditation practice (each week has a different focus), plus interviews from the experts, links to blog posts and other nice little perks like tips and tricks on mindfulness and even recipes. (Mindful cooking, why not)

The guided meditations are nice and short (around 10 minutes) and they are, in a way, mental trainings for being more mindful in everyday life.

“Just like our bodies, our minds need training to function at their best. Mindfulness meditation is a form of mental training that supports the mind to be more focussed, clear and effective. It’s often described as the practice of bringing your full attention, in an open, non-judgmental way to the present moment.” — Mindful in May

Registration has closed for this year but you can still get involved by donating to the cause, and you join their mailing list on the homepage so you don’t miss out on next years’s challenge.

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You receive quite a bit of information each day, but the nice thing is you can take it at your own pace – if you don’t have time to read all the articles immediately, you can get back to them when you do.

For anyone who would like to show their support, my sponsor page is here.

As of today, Mindful in May have raised over $255,000 which is an amazing effort. Keep up the good work guys!

Today’s Meditation

20 minutes Headspace

Today’s Brainwave Activity

28 Days of Me, brainwave data, meditation, mindfulness

Blue = Alpha waves, 73% (Day 1 was 43%) — this is the one I’m trying to increase.
Yellow = Beta waves, 26% (Day 1 was 38%)
Pink = Gamma waves, 1% (Day 1 was 19%)