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18 Sacred Intentions To Set For A Better Life—Starting NOW

You don’t have to set high-pressure, all-or-nothing goals to do more, get more, or be more. You might think a higher-paying job, a better …

The Mindfulness Survival Guide: 10 Powerful Mindfulness Techniques for Overcoming Life’s Challenges and Living Mindfully

More than some specific meditation technique, mindfulness is a way of life. Mindful living encompasses every aspect of your life imaginable, it’s …

Mindfulness at Work Is Not Mind Control

A chorus of criticism has grown alongside mindfulness at work programs. But do they throw the mindful baby out with the corporate bath water?<p>By Jeremy Adam Smith<p><i>A chorus of criticism has grown alongside mindfulness at work programs. But do they throw the mindful baby out with the corporate bath</i> …

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Video: Mindfulness Explained in Under 90 Seconds

<i>A version of this article first appeared on PracticeMindfulnessWithMe.com. Please scroll down to play the video. To download the video for non-commercial use, please click here and go to the link at the bottom of the page. It's free!</i><p><i>If you are a trainer, teacher, or parent, please feel free to</i> …

Trailblazing Women: Johanna Mukoki, Group CEO, Travel With Flair

<i>This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global Invest Her. You have to see what you can be.</i><p><i>"Do not let your gender hold you back from being your best version of yourself".</i><p><i>Johanna Mukoki is an</i> …

5 Inspiring Reads for Women Entrepreneurs

Female founders share the book that most inspired them.<p>As an avid reader, I'm the type of person who's always on the lookout for good book recommendations. That's also why I write about the topic so often -- rounding up suggestions from Bill Gates, Tim Ferriss and Mark Zuckerberg, among others.<p>And …

How One Sales Exec Quit Her Job To Support Female Entrepreneurs All Over The World

Lolita Taub, Founder of The F SHOW, quit her lucrative job at Cisco to travel the world helping female entrepreneurs tell their stories.<p>Lolita Taub was on her way to becoming the next major sales executive at Cisco. In a short seven years, she had worked her way up the ladder by selling over $50 …

Five Simple Steps to Start Learning Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a practice that can help you in all aspects of your daily life. Practiced since ancient times, modern science is now recognizing its …

Mindfulness

A Happy Birthday to Jack Kornfield - Read his best from Lion's Roar - Lion's Roar

Jack Kornfield. Photo by Christine Alicino.<p>There’s been no shortage of notable Buddhist birthdays (or “Continuation Days,” as some Buddhists call …

How to tackle poverty by planting trees

Trees aren't just for hugging and hippies. Planting trees can have a radical impact on the lives of the poor.<p>In Tanzania, Christian charity Plant …

MDG2: Accelerating progress towards universal primary education

<i>This is the second in a</i> <i>series of posts</i> <i>on data related the Millennium Development Goals based on the</i> <i>2015 Edition of World Development …

This program actually graduates people out of extreme poverty

Livestock, cash support and training help the ultra-poor escape extreme poverty. A new research paper combining findings from studies on what is …

Millennial Women Take New Path to Leadership

<i>Photo courtesy of Barnard College.</i><p>Over the past few years, we've been hearing from Sheryl Sandberg about how, "Success and likability are positively correlated for men and negatively correlated for women." In other words - he's a boss, and she's a bitch. But as many young women around the country …

Second Indonesian woman is executed in Saudi Arabia

<b>Saudi Arabia has executed an Indonesian domestic worker, two days after beheading another Indonesian woman.</b><p>In the latest case, Karni Binti Medi Tarsim was convicted of murdering a child in her care, the Indonesian foreign ministry told the BBC.<p>In both cases Indonesia's government summoned Saudi …

One and a Half Billion People Live on Less Than $1.25 Per Day | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>A new study by the UK’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI) reports that the number of people globally living on less than $1.25 per day is likely</i> …

What Women Teach Us About Leadership

Last Spring, I was a speaker at Generation W, an annual event held in Jacksonville that inspires, educates and connects women of all generations. There were numerous quotes and presentations that inspired me that day, but, as a female entrepreneur, one quote really hit home. "Some of the best …

Two decades after the genocide, empowering female entrepreneurs in Rwanda

<i>Photo Credit: Indego Africa</i><p><i>This blog comes to us from our partner Indego Africa.</i><p>April 7th, 2015 marks the 21st commemoration of the Rwandan genocide, …

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5 reasons why Women Entrepreneurship is likely to boom in 2015

The concept of <b>Women Entrepreneurship</b> is formulating into rapid and apparent success stories in the business world today. The last few years have seen …

10 Millennial Women Who Are Making History

The most difficult part of choosing “10 millennials making history today” was kicking people off the list. The fact is that there are <i>so many</i> inspiring women out there making waves in the world, it’s impossible to mention them all. But the way I see it, that’s a good sign.<p>The women listed below are …

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Inspiring Women: New Documentary Featuring Successful Women Entrepreneurs Will Change Your Life

“The times they are a- changin’.” Women are starting more than 1,200 new businesses a day, up from an average of 740 a day in 2013, according to <i>The</i> …

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Five powerful rules for female entrepreneurs to live by

When I became an entrepreneur, I was motivated by one thing: freedom. I wanted the flexibility to follow my dream. Entrepreneurship allowed me to do work that was engaging and empowering.<p>I'm not alone. According to a Cox Business study, 61 per cent of women entrepreneurs started a business to be …

Now Is The Perfect Time To Be A Female Entrepreneur

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Zoe Barry is the founder and CEO of digital health startup</i> <i></i><i>ZappRx.</i><p>In Silicon Valley, the percentage of women starting technology companies is astronomically low, at a rate around 3 percent. Of privately held companies, only 6.5 percent have a female CEO, and 1.3 percent have a female …

Study supports the mental benefits of yoga and meditation

Yoga practitioners know firsthand the physical and mental benefits the activity produces, as meditation is often embedded in yoga sessions. Now, …

5 Ways Yoga Helps You Lose Weight and Keep it Off

Desire for the Eastern approach to wellness is steadfastly growing as evidenced by the 16 million people now practicing yoga in the United States. …

12 Keystone Principles That Bolster Resilience

My book, <i>The Athlete's Way: Sweat and the Biology of Bliss</i>, was recently featured in the "Brave New You!" issue of Oprah's "O" Magazine. Below is a …

Jon Kabat-Zinn: How to Make Your Morning Routine into a Meditation Practice (video)

In 1979, Jon Kabat-Zinn recruited chronically ill patients not responding well to traditional treatments to participate in his newly formed …

7 One-Minute Meditations to Silence Your Mind and Calm Your Day

This week’s Step Up Leader Tips comes from Inc. Magazine. Lolly Daskal reinforces the Step Up Foundational Principle of leaders learning to access a …

On the Release of Five Feminist Activists in China – Statement by Gender Scholar Wang Zheng

<b>By Wang Zheng</b>, published: April 13, 2015<p>Professor Wang Zheng, of University of Michigan. Online phot.<p>It is to my great relief that the authorities …

23 Feminist Books Every Child Should Read

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