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The MindPanda Story

So this is a MindPanda story all about how...

Our lives were changed, turned right around. So we’d like for you to take a minute, just sit right there. We are going to tell you a story of how Mindpanda got here..

How MindPanda began...

The phone is ringing. Your inbox is brimming. Deadlines are looming. It’s a familiar picture, right? MindPanda founder Ian Millar was like many of us, looking for a way out from chronic stress and anxiety. 

In his early 20s, Ian started his mindfulness journey and for over 8 years studied the practice of mindfulness meditation.

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MindPanda, Our Story, MindPanda

After seeing the amazing benefits mindfulness brought to him and his family, Ian quit his job as a Sales Director and pursued ways of sharing what he had learned with the world and techniques to help make mindfulness easier to understand and practice. And this was how MindPanda was born. 

To be mindful means awareness of the present moment. It offers an escape from spiralling thoughts and emotional blind alleys and is excellent for self-awareness and emotional control. Good news: mindfulness meditation is simple in many ways. But creating a regular habit can be challenging, particularly in the middle of busy family life or a whirlwind workday.

Of course, there’s an app for that. In fact, there are lots. But as much as we love our phones, they’re one of the biggest distractions out there. 

This is why Ian created MindPanda. We use Physical products to help you build sustainable mindfulness habits, without adding to your daily notifications

Meet the team

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Ian Millar

CEO & Founder

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Callum Standley


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Andrew Hadwin

Graphic Designer

The MindPanda mission!

Our mission here at MindPanda is to help people of all ages enjoy better mental health and greater emotional awareness.

We aim to create easy and effective ways of learning mindfulness. To empower you to create sustainable change in your life. (And get away from the bleep-bleep of your smartphone.)

We are en route to creating a global community and having millions of people embracing the MindPanda way of life. 

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Our Growth so far.

We founded MindPanda in 2017. It’s grown from a small family business to a company that has helped over 100,000 customers from all over the world. Including organisations such as Google, Dell and the NHS. Plus many schools and personal development coaches.

In 2018, we won the Scottish Young EDGE award for our start-up and expanded overseas, helping people practice mindfulness all over Europe and the US.

What drives us is the feedback from our customers. So please get in touch via our social media accounts and Contact page. We’d love to hear from you!

What are the MindPanda products?

We launched our first product in March 2017. Our Mindfulness Stress balls are designed to be that perfect reminder to carry with you during a busy day, leave in the car or on your desk at work. Each ball has its own theme and unique fragrance, reminding you to bring your attention back to your breath, take in your surroundings, or even just to think of something that you are grateful for. 

In June 2019 we launched our 30 Days of Mindfulness. Packed full of exercises, meditations and journaling ideas for you to try, its the perfect pack to learn more about Mindfulness and what works best for you.

Mindfulness Stress Balls

(600+ Ratings)
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Mindfulness on the go.

30 Days of Mindfulness

(90+ Ratings)
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