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When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe …

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Complicated Grief: How It's Different

<i>Losing someone close to us is as painful as it gets. But if the sharp pain fails to lift, it might be what’s called “complicated grief.” Modern Loss</i> …

Lessons from “the other side”: teaching and learning from doctors’ illness narratives

<b>Authors:</b> Jonathon Tomlinson<p><b>Publication date:</b> 02 Jun 2014<p>Many doctors who become patients have been shocked by their experiences from “the other …

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Why Mindfulness Techniques Can Bring You Success In A Wired World

We can apply mindfulness techniques to our digital lives in a number of ways to help us boost our productivity.<p>I was speaking about this recently at an event in Tech City, London, and the discussion sparked much debate. How can we use digital mindfulness to increase our productivity and …

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Infographic – The Science of Happiness

I saw this very interesting infographic about The Science of Happiness and I just had to share it with you. I’m interested to hear what jumps out at …

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Need to Bounce Back RIGHT NOW? Try these 4 things

If you’re in a spot where you feel like you need to bounce back <i>right now</i>, here’s what I want you to do: 1. Take a deep breath.Now, before you roll …

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Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

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How to Stop Hurting When You Feel You’ve Been Wronged

<b>“At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” ~Christine Mason Miller</b><p>Several months ago my partner’s …

6 Secrets to Moving On From Serious Struggles

<b>“Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.” ~Unknown</b><p>People who knew me ten years ago would …

A Neuroscientist Explains What Happens To Your Brain When You Meditate

Meditation is becoming very popular lately. Perhaps it’s the anecdotal evidence friends are sharing with each other or the fact that more and more …

Mindfulness Can Avert Bodily Responses to Emotional Stress

Emotional stress is undeniably uncomfortable. But the real danger it poses is the damage it can do to our bodies, causing or exacerbating health …

What Is Mindfulness? Get More Done... By Doing Less

It’s only an hour into my flight and 102 pages into ‘Thrive’ by <i>Arrianna Huffington</i> and I’ve decided to change my life. Permanently.<p>I’m hoping this …

How to Clear Your Mind in 15 Minutes

Are you having a crazy, distracting day? Here is a 15-minute approach to clearing the mind and regaining focus.<p>Some days just get out of hand. The workload is heavy, and still the emails and calls flood in. The pace can seem frenetic, and the constant interruptions not only disrupt your actions but …

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Slowing Down

A few weeks ago, I was berating one of my favorite people, Adi, for allowing work to monopolize his life. He is brilliant, so working ever so slightly less will not ruin his career, and I firmly believe that if you ignore the social realm too long, it may not be around when you are ready to build a …

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Meditation for Strivers | The New Yorker

During a trip to the United States in the nineteen-seventies, the Tibetan scholar, translator, and lifelong meditator Lobsang Lhalungpa found himself in San Francisco’s financial district. Struck by the hordes of rushing bodies, he stopped, turned to his guides, and said, “I don’t see any humans …

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How to Use Mindfulness to Work With Difficult Emotions: A Six Step Process

<b>By Melissa O’Brien</b><p>There are moments in life that are hard, painful, scary and difficult to endure. There are times when we feel anger, anxiety, …

Mindfulness Movement a ‘Revolution’ for Stressed Americans

It used to be done mainly at spiritual retreats and in yoga centers, but now mindfulness meditation is practiced in offices, schools, prisons and …

Stressed at work? Meditating really does work - and you'll see a difference in just three days, say researchers

• <b>Researchers found 25 minutes of mindful meditation for three consecutive days alleviated psychological stress</b><p>By<p>Meditating can have an almost instant …

Can Mindful Managers Make Happier Employees?

By Hooria Jazaieri<p>Supervisors: Have you ever considered that bringing out the best in your employees and organization may lie in your mindfulness …

Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath

Many Americans are swamped with stress, but there may be ways to ease the tension without changing the circumstances.<p>Almost half of all adults say they've experienced a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard …

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If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes.<p>People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do …

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