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Books To Help You Clear Your Mind

<i>By Daniel Lefferts for Bookish.com</i><p>With summertime winding down, work and school back in full swing and the holiday season just around the corner, it's natural to feel discombobulated, short on time and pulled in every direction. To survive the busy-schedule onslaught -- and enjoy yourself while …

How to escape education's death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

A User’s Guide to Living Well in Screenworld

<b>Digital technology is woven into nearly every aspect of our lives—how we work, how we play, how we raise and educate our children. It brings great</b> …

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To Reduce E-mail, Start at the Top

The main reason our e-mail in-boxes consume so much of our time is that we have little control over how many messages we receive. But we <i>can</i> control how many messages we send. That seemingly obvious insight sparked a significant reduction in one company’s e-mail traffic: After the executives reduced …

Google seeks out wisdom of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh

Global tech companies are connecting to the power of mindfulness and meditation to drive sustainability and happiness<p>• Thich Nhat Hanh: is mindfulness being corrupted by business and finance?<p>Why on earth are many of the world's most powerful technology companies, including Google, showing a special …

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Happy Mindfulness Day

Mindfulness Day—September 12—was created by the not-for-profit Wisdom Publications as a way to promote mindfulness and raise awareness about its …

Tips for Teaching Mindfulness to Kids

While mindfulness can be tricky for anyone to practice, there are particulars to consider for children, says Roy Hintsa, a Toronto area stress …

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Teaching Kids Mindfulness Improves their Attention

A new UK study finds that a short training course in mindfulness improves children’s ability to ignore distractions and concentrate better.<p>University …

How We Can Teach Our Children Mindfulness

<i>This is the final post of Stress-Less Parenting Club's workshop on mindful parenting. This week, our leader Carla Naumburg explains how we can teach our kids mindfulness.</i><p>“Mindfulness is not hitting someone in the mouth.”<p>Those were the words of an 11-year-old boy who had just completed a five-week …

3 Fun Mindfulness Exercises for Kids

This post came about after a reader sent me an email asking whether I have any mindfulness exercises for kids. But before we get into a few ideas, I …

5 Real-World Issues That Worry Young Kids

Pediatric experts talk about the real-life concerns that can occupy the minds of kids aged 4 to 6.<p>From an adult perspective, the life of a young child may look like pure bliss. But in reality, today's kids live with many big issues that provoke fear and anxiety, depending on their circumstances. …

Meditation For Kids: Parents Turn To Mindfulness Practices To Help Children Stay Calm

As more adults turn to mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation to combat mounting stress in their own lives (91 percent of Americans experienced stress in the month of March, according to a Huffington Post survey), they're also experimenting with alternative practices to teach their kids to …

How Parents Can Practice Mindfulness (Even With Our Kids Around)

<i>This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's new workshop. Our leader Carla Naumburg is showing us how we can make our family life calmer and happier through mindful parenting.</i><p>So far in this workshop, we've talked about what mindful parenting is -- the ability to tune in to what is actually …

The sound of silence

In today’s busy world it’s very rare that we get to experience moments of silence. Thanks to our smartphones and tablets, we can text, email, talk, …

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