4 Alternative Meditation Techniques to Try
What It Is: Sending compassionate thoughts to yourself and others; practiced by Buddhist monks.
What You'll Do: First, wish yourself well with the phrases "May I be happy. May I be healthy. May I be safe. May I be at ease." Then repeat the process, thinking first of someone you respect. Then someone you love. Then a stranger. Then someone who's hurt you.
Give It a Whirl: When you're feeling really grateful, when you've had a fight with your teenager.