Take a mindful moment

Tips from High School Teachers About Classroom Mindfulness

Smiling Mind
16 August 2017

High school can be a challenging time for our kids. There’s so much change and transition happening physically and emotionally for high school students. They’re dealing with the pressures of exams, homework, puberty, personal issues, bullying and in some cases depression. To help high school teachers on the Smiling Mind journey, we decided to find out how some of the teachers within our community already use our app and programs.


Top Six Mindfulness Tips For Primary Teachers

Smiling Mind
9 August 2017

Primary school teachers are busy. Really busy. So using Smiling Mind in the classroom or embedding a mindful culture at school can be a tough process for some teachers to navigate. We decided to speak to some of the teachers from our community who use our app to find out their top tips and tricks for what works best in a Primary School setting.


Mindfulness, it can make Monday's better

Paul Taylor, Executive Creative Director, M&C Saatchi
7 August 2017

Paul Taylor is the Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi in Melbourne.

M&C Saatchi work with the team at Smiling Mind to tell our stories to the world. And we love them for it.

So, naturally, like a lot of workplaces they needed an introduction into exactly what we are all about.

Here’s Paul’s take on introducing mindfulness to his workplace and why Monday’s don’t suck anymore.



Bring mindfulness home: Tips for parents

Maggie Dent, Parenting author, educator, resilience specialist
20 July 2017

As we push past the halfway point of the school year, Maggie Dent provides us with a few simple tips for parents on fostering mindfulness within the home.


We've reached 2-million global users. Mindfulness in the home is our next frontier

Smiling Mind
10 July 2017

We reached two million app downloads this week, and we’re pretty happy about it!


A Mindful Mindset this Winter

Lucinda Poole - Smiling Mind Content Manager
8 June 2017

As the cooler months of Winter set in, perhaps you need a mindful mindset to get through this season. Our very own Content Manager at Smiling Mind, Lucinda Poole, writes about how she uses mindfulness to avoid the 'winter blues'. 




Taking a Step in the Right Direction

Maddi Vantarakis
26 May 2017

Maddi Vantarakis, 23, from Melbourne has recently made the transition from university to full time work. We were so excited to hear that she has meditated every day for the last year that we wanted Maddi to share her mindfulness journey with others. Maddi shares with us how her daily practice has helped her for the better.



Early Parenting - a Mother's story

Jo - A parent and a Mind the Bump app user
12 May 2017

We would like to share with you a story from a mother who recently wrote in to Smiling Mind to share with us her experience of using our Mind the Bump app, which was co-created by Smiling Mind and beyondblue. Mind the Bump is a free Mindfulness Meditation App to help individuals and couples support their mental and emotional wellbeing in preparation for having a baby and becoming a new parent. Here is Jo’s story.




Friday On My Mind

Merran Storrie
18 April 2017

Merran Storrie is one of Smiling Minds Community Ambassadors, she is a mother of two, and is the founder of her business called Enrich & Connect Retreats. Merran is passionate about wanting to help others explore the benefits of mindfulness meditation, so she shared with us her Smiling Mind journey.



Children and Meditation

Jo Stanley
8 March 2017

Jo Stanley is one of our wonderful Ambassadors, she has a strong meditation practise which she shares with her daughter Willow, and a passion for sharing this life-long tool with as many people as possible.