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Leaders Need Mindfulness In The Platform Era

In the last few years, there are been a plethora of articles on the importance and benefits of mindfulness for leaders. Mindfulness has been connected to executive coaching, strategy, culture and coping in an unmanageable and complex world. What is missing, leading many leaders to fail to …


These 7 Facts Sold Me On Meditation, And Genuinely Made Me Happier

The most common misconception about meditation is that it's all about the breath, or posture, or having no thoughts at all.<p><i>Excerpts from JOY ON DEMAND by Chade-Meng Tan, copyright 2017 (HarperOne/HarperCollins).</i>


23 High-Protein Sheet Pan Dinners That Pretty Much Cook Themselves

I love cooking, but I hate doing dishes. Unfortunately the two go hand in hand, and unless you're a wizard who can zap away the mess, you kind of …

Sheet Pan

This Breathing Technique Stops Anxiety in Its Tracks (and Only Takes 5 Minutes)

When anxious thoughts begin to fill your head, you need an effective and quick strategy for relief. While it may be tempting to curl up in your bed …


The Top TED Talks of 2018 So Far -- and What You Can Learn From Them

Check out seven compelling speeches that offer key takeaways.<p>Inspiration can take many forms, but oftentimes, we find it through other people. That spark can be lit by a colleague, a friend, an acquaintance or even a complete stranger, and that last one is what TED -- a nonprofit with a mission to …


Theravada Vipassana Practice

Over the years and throughout various cultures, many techniques and systems of Buddhist practice have been developed, but the essence of awakening is …


The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …


Easy Keto Combinations Even Lazy Dieters Can Meal Prep

The easiest way to take the hassle out of meal prepping [1] is by cooking the same thing every week. The downside to that stealthy approach, however, …


7 things I do outside work that double my productivity

So you’ve put aside 60 minutes to do something meaningful. Now the next question is: What are you going to do?<p>4. Pick a hobby<p>Having a passion is …


Stanford professor on how the workplace is literally killing us

No good employer is going to outright say that they kill you, but new research finds that too many modern workplaces are grim reapers inflicting a …

The Workplace

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Gig Economy

What Meditating for 100 Days Straight Taught Me About Self-Development

If you do the same, it'll change your life.<p>Self-development isn't as easy as you'd think. And it's certainly more difficult than you'd hope.<p>Our modern culture teaches us that self-development is only one purchase away. We're brainwashed into thinking that we can purchase emotional development in …


This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …


Low-Carb Dinner Recipes

Making low-carb dinners may seem challenging when you first start to change your diet, but once you get the hang of it, it's really not hard. You are …


How Americans Came to Embrace Meditation, and with It, Hinduism

This week marks the death anniversary of Mahesh Yogi, the Indian guru who brought transcendental meditation to the West in the sixties and became a …


How to Bounce Back After Hitting Rock Bottom In Your Career, According to Walt Disney and Steve Jobs

These three lessons from those who have been there can show you the best way out.<p>Like most people, I relish the feel-good stories of successful people who overcame setbacks to make it to the top. But what about when you have a complete career breakdown? I mean a time when you hit rock bottom and …


There’s new evidence that Silicon Valley's favorite mindfulness habit may help defeat a key problem of aging

Stop. Breathe. Let everything go.<p>Giving your mind a break from bustling thoughts may empower it to run more efficiently.<p>The merits of meditation haven't gone unnoticed amongst engineers and CEOs in Silicon Valley. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google co-founder Sergey …


The 'world's happiest man' reveals the secret to happiness takes only 20 minutes a day

Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has got the answers...<p>According to scientists and Google, the world's happiest man is a Tibetan Buddhist monk named …


25 Quotes About Mindfulness That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

For most of us, multitasking has become a way of life. We are expected to do it all, know it all, and always be 10 steps ahead. But are we actually doing ourselves a disservice by constantly running on autopilot? What are we missing out on? The concept of mindfulness focuses on bringing your full …


You Should Probably Consider Breathwork With A Partner. Here's Why

In our fast-paced world, we are often pressing on the gas pedal without pumping the breaks, leaning toward an overstimulation of the sympathetic …


5 successful business leaders that have used meditation to improve productivity, creativity, and business acumen

How much of your time do you dedicate to meditation? It's a rising practice in the United States: According to federal estimates, more than 18 million Americans practice meditation on a daily basis.<p>But if you think meditation is a purely spiritual or ritualistic practice, you should reconsider your …


Four Self-Care Habits to Practice at Work

When I talk to people about self-compassion, their first reaction is often one of concern or disbelief. They think that being kind to themselves will …


With a cool-girl-next-door vibe, Kait Hurley is taking mindfulness in a joyous direction

<i>Welcome to Next Gen of Wellness, our spotlight of the nine up-and-coming icons you need to know about *right now*. Here, movement and meditation</i> …


The Twelve Most Important Reads for Life: MBA Edition

<b>Full disclosure</b>: This list ignores many important parts of an MBA education, including accounting, statistics, and Excel spreadsheets. Instead, it …

Peter Thiel

Mental coach of top NBA draft picks shares 7 ways you can thrive under pressure

When the NCAA Final Four go head-to-head on Saturday night, assuming viewership is close to last year's, around 20 million fans will be …


How Old Does a (Real) Zen Teacher Have To Be?

March 30, 2018 by Dosho Port<p>Currently, there is much talk in the Zen blog world about how old one needs to be to teach Zen. See James Myoun Ford’s …


This Study of 300,000 Leaders Revealed the Top 10 Traits for Success

According to leadership development consultants Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman, these are the skills that leaders need to succeed.<p>Leadership was once called by historian James MacGregor Burns "one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth." Given the results of some recent …


Every Day as you Wake, Say these Words from the Dalai Lama.

For 10 days during an Introduction to Buddhism course, we recited the words of the Dalai Lama. There were 100 students, and each morning, before our …


Fast Company

Benefits of Implementing Employee Wellness Programs

Stress releases hormones that are a result of the fight-or-flight syndrome and although this has become the norm it causes havoc in our bodies.