Mindful in May

Meditation is a bit like having a superpower up your sleeve. By regularly sitting down to do nothing for short stretches (OK, admittedly that part can be challenging), you’re likely to feel calmer, more focused and less inclined to yell at your friends and family for preposterous reasons.

This May, you can learn exactly how to centre yourself while extending all that goodness to others, too. For the fourth year running, Melbourne’s Elise Bialylew is running Mindful in May – a month-long online meditation challenge that raises funds to help Charity Water build clean water projects in developing countries, aiding the one in nine people in the developing world who can’t access safe drinking water.

Mindful in May is not only life-changing for individuals – it’s also creating change on a global scale.

By signing up, you’ll get access to 10-minute audio guided meditations each day, plus video interviews from global mindfulness experts including Dan Harris – the American newsreader who turned to meditation after having a panic attack live on air. You can even call for sponsors to help motivate you to stick out the whole thing and raise extra cash for Charity Water.

Says Elise: “Mindful in May is not only life-changing for individuals – it’s also creating change on a global scale. The fact that we’re tackling two incredibly important issues at the same time – mental wellbeing and access to clean water – means we’re really making a difference.”

If you’re keen to find calm and clarity through 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation each day, head on over to Mindful in May and sign up today.

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WORDS: KOREN HELBIG
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