Equanimity Can Relieve Stress

Equanimity is an evenness of mind that keeps us calm in troubling times, protects us from the pushes and pulls of life’s ups and downs, and supports emotional regulation and compassion development. In my brief article, “Thriving Together Series: How Equanimity Can Relieve Stress,” published by George Mason University’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, I mention some of the emerging research on equanimity as well as offer some brief meditations that can help you develop it. Various definitions of equanimity are also explored. I hope you will take a few minutes to read the article and try out the easy practices it describes. Let equanimity become a foundation for your internal wellbeing!