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Look Within: A Mindfulness Shift

<b>Look Within: A Mindfulness Shift</b><p>You sit quietly in the dark room with your eyes closed. Your foot itches, so you scratch it, which reminds you that you need to buy new running shoes. Maybe you should go for a run after this? You catch yourself - stop the thoughts, repress them. You will your mind …

The Distracted Man’s Guide to Meditation

Face it, if meditation were a pill, you’d want it. If it was a workout, you’d probably be doing it already. You’ve heard all about its much-lauded …

Calming Your Brain During Conflict

Conflict wreaks havoc on our brains. We are groomed by evolution to protect ourselves whenever we sense a threat. In our modern context, we don’t fight like a badger with a coyote, or run away like a rabbit from a fox. But our basic impulse to protect ourselves is automatic and unconscious.<p>We have …

Meditation Makes Us More Aware Of Our Unconscious, Study Suggests

There’s just so much we aren’t aware of.<p>Imagine being in a dark room holding a flashlight. You can only see where you're pointing the light, and only what the light reaches. This room is your mind, and what the flashlight reveals is your limited awareness of it.<p>But a new study suggests that people …

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: How to Meditate: 18 Tips to Successful Sitting Practice

In order to lead a more enlightened life, it is important, first of all, to understand how the human mind works. We are often unknowing prisoners of our minds, swept away by whatever thought we may be having at the time. We give our thoughts too much power.<p>Lost in regretting the past, or …

How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation

Cultivating mindfulness is the key to overcoming suffering and recognizing natural wisdom: both our own and others'. How do we go about it?<p>In the …

Why You Don't Want to Meditate—and 5 Ways to Make It Easier

This is not a post to convince you that meditation is good for you. It's now common knowledge that the practice of meditation is another important …

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

Salesforce has created a tranquil meditation space with an incredible view to help London employees be mindful

The tranquil space — situated on the 30th floor of 110 Bishopsgate (or Salesforce Tower, as Salesforce likes to call it) — can be used by Salesforce employees when they want to chill out and escape the stresses of the office.<p>The room, which opened approximately two weeks ago, comes with spectacular …

13 Tips to make yourself Mindful Rather than Mind-Full

Mindfulness Masters Our Rate of Success in this WORLD OF CHALLENGES .<p>The term Mindful describes the peace of mind and the state of ultimate pleasant …

10 Mindful Attitudes That Decrease Anxiety

Mindfulness is, in short, the practice of being aware of what’s happening or what you’re experiencing in the present moment. It’s being here and now …

When Mindfulness Can Be Mindful

Wandering the streets of Covent Garden before the shops were open, people still setting up in the market, the buildings and streets looking fresh and crisp, my mind drifted between this moment and India. When I haven't been to India for a very long time, I find myself longing for the raw energy of …

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The Attitudinal Factors of Mindfulness

When we talk about someone’s general <i>attitude</i>, we are describing their overarching perspective, tendencies, and approach to living. Attitudes are the …

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7 Things You Can Do To Become More Mindful

Have you ever sat down to eat a delicious meal, then the next thing you know your plate is clean and you don’t even remember the act of eating or …

How Practicing Gratitude Will Rewire Your Brain

Even when everything sucks, you can still feel thankful. <br>Read More

5 great reasons to include mindfulness in your personal development plan

Around three years ago, I was experiencing a lot of stress at work. I was successful, hard-working and ambitious, but I was also highly-strung, …

How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day

feridun akgüngör<p>You probably know the feeling all too well: You arrive at the office with a clear plan for the day and then, in what feels like just a moment, you find yourself on your way back home. Nine or 10 hours have passed but you’ve accomplished only a few of your priorities. And, most …

How Meditation Increases Happiness

Scientists used to believe that people had a set happiness index. Some people were born with a disposition towards happiness while others were more prone to embracing misery. <i>Time</i>‘s article reported that “neither very good events nor very bad events seem to change people’s happiness much in the long …

You Don't Have to Sacrifice Happiness to Get Ahead at Work

Here's why you should take that vacation.<p>Most of us think that in order to successfully climb the corporate ladder, we have to sacrifice. And while …

Can Canada teach the rest of us to be nicer?

Life is hard enough, with plenty of jagged edges and pointy bits. Why not coat it with a glaze of politeness and humility?<p>Every August my family embarks on that great American ritual: the road trip. And we always head north. Canada may not be the most exotic of destinations, but sometimes, exotic …

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6 Traits of the Best Coaching Relationships | Inc.com

A great coaching relationship is a blessing. Whether you need to work on your strategic thinking or your delegation skills; whether you need to learn to say no or say yes; whether it's learning to work collegially or communicate better, there's no substitute for learning from someone who has not …

Is the end of oil nigh?

The best of the week’s long reads in science and technology, including why the oil business may be in trouble and Google changing its name to Alphabet.<p>Home tech | Efficiency begins at home<p>Gains from technology are readily quantified when they happen in the workplace. They used to be fairly easily …

How to read emotions and influence people

BBC Future reviews some of the simple tricks you can use to assert your influence on your unwitting friends and colleagues.<p>Human behaviours are governed by superstition, repetition and cliches, which makes us easy targets for mind tricks. If you know the secrets, you could use them to your …

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Death in the clouds: The problem with Everest’s 200+ bodies

They lie frozen in time, thousands of metres above sea level. The grim death toll on Everest is becoming impossible to ignore, says Rachel Nuwer.<p><i>“But when I say our sport is a hazardous one, I do not mean that when we climb mountains there is a large chance that we shall be killed, but that we are</i> …