mindfulness

Health

Mindfulness Is a Capitalist Scam

In his new book, Ronald Purser cuts through the woo-woo hippy-dippy hype to show how the practice has been co-opted for nefarious means.
Ryan Bassil
6.20.19
mental health

I’m Constantly Stressed That My Weekends Aren’t Fun Enough

How to deal with weekend anxiety.
Richard Morgan
2.20.19
mental health

The More I Allowed Myself to Feel My Anxiety, the Less it Bothered Me​

My coping mechanisms had been avoidant behavior all along.
Sarah Watts
1.22.19
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

My Heroin Rehab Diary

"I am tired of the putrid stench of sweat and the overwhelming compulsion to use, use, use, because if I don’t, I will die."
Hannah Brooks
8.3.18
Sex

Can Meditation Cure Erectile Dysfunction?

One of the side effects on the path to boundless perception is, for many, boundless boners.
Conor Creighton
8.9.17
Vice Blog

Andrew W.K. on Meditation

Be your own guru.
Andrew W.K.
10.14.16
bread

This ‘Breaditation’ Class Teaches Breadmaking and Meditation

Students mix a dough, knead the shit out of it, bake it, and then burn all the thoughts that cropped up in a ceremonial act of letting go.
Johanna Derry
9.28.16
America Incarcerated

Prison Yoga Is Helping Inmates Transcend Their Cells

The Prison Yoga Project is bringing mindfulness, meditation and physical release to hundreds of prisoners.
Jessica Rizzo
9.28.15
Stuff

Can an App Really Help Manage Your Mental Health?

Or will managing your mental health on your smartphone provide an excuse for keeping mental health services underfunded?
Sarah Graham
8.14.15
Stuff

'The Road Home' Is a Reminder That We're All in This Together and We're All Going to Die

Author Ethan Nichtern is out to introduce younger generations to secular, relevant and modern Buddhist practices.
Jennifer Schaffer
4.27.15
The VICE Guide to Mental Health

How It Actually Feels to Live with Severe Anxiety

My anxiety disorder can make me feel like I'm trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear. But like many mental health conditions, with the right treatment and techniques, life is very liveable.
Eleanor Morgan
4.27.15
Stuff

When It Came to My Depression, Medicine Was More Effective Than Mindfulness

You're not a failure if you can't treat depression with the power of your own mind.
James Nolan
4.22.15