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Through mindfulness, she found deeper resilience to help care for a parent with cancer.

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This is a place where we are sharing real-life experiences from community members — both as a way to help you feel connected to people all around the world who are on the mindfulness journey with you, and also so you can see how regular, simple mindfulness practices are helping people deal with challenges, increase happiness, and improve their everyday wellbeing.

We’d love to introduce you to Melanie. Melanie wrote to us from the Midwest United States. She’d had some prior exposure to mindfulness, but was also looking for a companion to help her start and deepen her own regular practice.

Along the way, she also became a secondary caregiver to her ailing father, and she found that her regular practice had been an important part of building resilience and helped her be present with her parents during that time.

Read Melanie’s full story and find out how mindfulness has changed her life:

I needed a guide for the journey

I participated in an MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) course and needed something to assist me daily with my practice. This app has been a great way to do so.

I've become more present in life, and as an adult who was a secondary caretaker, helping my mom out with my father, who recently died of cancer, a regular practice has also helped me be a more resilient, patient, and present support.

How mindfulness helps me in daily life

I can say finally at 50+ years of age that I am more comfortable in my own skin. Being able to stay present helps me better set my course for the day, the week, and the month ahead.

As a caregiver, being present with my parents and not focusing on the future had been a big help. All I had was that time, and all I could control was my response to that moment.

I also appreciate the clarity that a regular practice brings. I'm still working through what I want to be when I grow up, and mindfulness has helped me start to shape my dreams into reality.

Advice I would give to someone starting out with mindfulness and how to tackle life with mindfulness is:

Stay with it. Don't "should" yourself about having to practice daily. Just do it when you are able. Soon you’ll start to feel the difference, and it will become a regular habit.

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If Melanie’s story resonates with you, and you’re longing to build resilience while juggling multiple life challenges and obligations — we invite you to try mindfulness. A simple daily practice can help ground you in the present moment, accept yourself more fully, and navigate life’s unpredictable changes.

Inside the app, you’ll find a wide variety of resources, from courses to meditations to mini-practices, that can help calm your body and mind, and help you cultivate a sense of inner strength to carry you through.

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