Laura LaFontaine

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Daring to be Vulnerable with Brené Brown

Let's say that after reading a few articles about the benefits of yoga, you decide to try it yourself. You buy a mat, find a nearby class, and put on …

Neuroscience of Meditation: How to Make Your Mind Awesome

So is meditation just another fad that pops up from time to time like bell-bottom jeans? Nope. Research shows it really helps you be healthier, …

Apple – Health App – Mindfulness

12 Unexpected Ways to Make Meditation Easy and Fun

When I recommend meditation to my stressed-out friends, they often open their eyes wide and scrunch up their nose.<p>“You mean, sit for an hour and …

Meditation

Best Life Quotes By Famous People & Inspiring Figures

Quotes are very powerful and life quotes that will change how you live forever. Maybe, the most thing about quotes is that they give you a …

21 Easy Ways to Create a Calm Mind (Without Meditating)

<b>“Learn to calm down the winds of your mind, and you will enjoy great inner peace.” ~Remez Sasson</b><p>While juggling a full-time job and my writing, I …

How meditation gives pro athletes the edge

Meditation has proven itself to be quite the skill: it centers practitioners and allows them reprieve from the intensity of the world, it helps minds …

Why It’s Difficult to Meditate with Anxiety

As a socially anxious college student sitting in class, terrified of being called on by my professor, if you’d told me (Mitch) to “gently rest my …

Mindfulness

Eckhart Tolle's 15 Mindfulness Ways To Find Peace and Happiness

Eckhart Tolle born on 16th February 1948 is a German-born resident of Canadian writer. He is popularly known for his book <b>“The power of now.”</b> …

Mindfulness

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

3 Steps to Mindfulness -- Improving Joy, Performance and Results

In the poster are five wonderful quotes from the "Mother of mindfulness," Ellen Langer. I had the enormous pleasure of meeting Ellen at the Happiness and Its Causes conference several years ago and was able to spend a little time with her. She is amazing! Funny, incredibly smart, entertaining and …

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Meet Josh. Josh had a difficult time making friends and going out to parties and other social events.<p>He would typically go straight home from school …

Why Mindfulness Isn't Fluffy, the Princess and the Frog

I recently introduced mindfulness to a small group. What they found surprising was the fact that mindfulness isn't about sitting and picturing a …

Mindfulness

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

AISD Teacher of the Year Brings Mindfulness to Classrooms

AISD Teacher of the Year James Butler practicing mindful breathing with his students (Credit: Stephanie Friedman)<p>The mindfulness movement has made …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness and Meditation: Why Training Our Minds is Just as Important as Training Our Bodies

You're reading Mindfulness and Meditation: Why Training Our Minds is Just as Important as Training Our Bodies, originally posted on Pick the Brain | …

Meditation

Three Simple Mindfulness Practices You Can Use Every Day

We’re all learning all the time. Parents learn to care for children, students learn physics, soldiers learn survival skills, and all of us learn the …

Mindfulness

How Mindfulness Helps You Find Your Way Through Difficulty

It was about a dozen years ago and I was going through a rough bout of depression. I convinced myself there must be some ready cure I could find, and …

Mindfulness

6 Benefits of Incorporating Mindfulness at Work

After a near-death experience in a skiing accident, Mark Bertolini, the CEO of Aetna, changed his approach to leadership. He introduced free …

10 Things I Hate About Mindfulness

Now let’s start with recognising that this post clearly has a total clickbait headline. As a long-term meditator and now designer and publisher of …

Operation Transformation's Dr Eddie Murphy: The new mindfulness

Resilience is the real key to a happy life<p>Positive psychology focuses on what makes individuals thrive. When you are thriving you are living a life …

Drouin West Primary School teaches students emotional intelligence

Students at Drouin West Primary School attend regular classes such as English and maths, but since the start of term one, they are learning emotional …

Breaking Bad Habits : talk on mindfulness

In his talk on mindfulness, Judson Brewer offers a simple strategy to get rid of a bad habit. The psychiatrist explains the role evolution plays and …

Mindfulness - beginning your practice

By onFebruary 20, 2016 in Mindfulness<p>Scientific research has now developed so much that we can see and measure the impact mindfulness has on our …

30 Easy Mindfulness Practices to Help You Focus & Be Present

<b>“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” ~</b><b>Thích Nhất Hạnh, Peace is Every Step: The Path of</b> …

Never Too Late: Creating a Climate for Adults to Learn New Skills

When it comes to kids, growth mindset is a hot topic in education. Studies indicate that children who view intelligence as pliable and responsive to …

Teaching

Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education

Changing the direction of society sounds like a daunting proposition, but examples of forward-thinking teaching and communities abound, often in …

Why Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain

<b>By Emmeline Zhao</b>For years, common experience and studies have prescribed that humans learn best in their earliest years of life – when the brain is …

Teens