Tag: mindfulness

The Nine Benefits of Mindful Leadership

Learning to lead with composure, a deep sense of love, and a profound sense of meaning and connectedness to life. We can experience great joy and great love right in the midst of pressure, exhaustion, and overwhelm when we practice mindfulness. In fact, it is possible for mindfulness practice, work, and leadership to be contextualized…
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Mindfulness Meditation Can Help Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Research Shows

The dementia epidemic shows no signs of slowing down. According to the World Health Organization, there will be 75 million people suffering from dementia by 2030, rising to 132 million by 2050 [1]. The cost of caring for and treating dementia and Alzheimer’s patients is in the billions, but of course the financial cost is…
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Five Common Work Challenges Mindfulness Can Improve

Mindfulness may seem like a luxury work perk, but in reality taking time to pause can make or break your work day. Mindfulness can easily be thought of as a retreat from the outsized challenges leaders often face. But when things get tough, that’s when your mindfulness practice actually shines. Here’s how taking the time…
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What Everyone Should Know About Mindfulness at Work

The fact is that a “routine” is a near-universal, a daily fact of life. In a “traditional” home, one or both of the parents go to work, and children go to school, and–if they’re fortunate enough–see each other for a few hours in the evening. Unfortunately, we often run from task to task by rote…
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How Your Breath Controls Your Mood and Attention

New research explores the relationship between the pace and intentionality of your breathing, and the brain networks involved in mood, attention, and body awareness. Slow down, and pay attention to your breath. It’s not merely common-sense advice. It also reflects what meditation, yoga, and other stress-reducing therapies teach: that focusing on the timing and pace…
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What is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy?

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an approach to psychotherapy that uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) methods in collaboration with mindfulness meditative practices and similar psychological strategies. It was originally created to be a relapse-prevention treatment for individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy or MBCT was developed by Mark Williams, Zindel Segal, and…
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5 Ways to Supercharge Your Teams Motivation With Mindfulness

Mindfulness is no longer a buzzword that you can ignore. In fact, companies like Google and Nike are treating it as their secret recipe for a successful workforce. If you’re a struggling entrepreneur with a discontented team, or newly promoted human resource manager with the task of boosting team motivation then, mindfulness is the way…
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Mindfulness Can Help Us Process Fear More Rationally, Study Finds

If you’re deeply afraid of something, like spiders or heights, a therapist might suggest that you undergo a process called exposure therapy to try to help you release some of that anxiety. Exposure therapy, which involves facing that threatening thing while in a safe environment, has been a standard psychological practice for years—but a new…
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Top Tips for Understanding and Managing Stress

Beat stress for good. Here’s how. Most of us have busy lives. This isn’t always a bad thing, but being consistently busy can lead to feeling stressed out and tired. Long-term stress can have a seriously detrimental impact on our overall health, so keeping your stress levels low is very important. Being stressed puts us…
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Intuitive Eating: 8 Evidence-Based Health Benefits

Does intuitive eating really have health benefits? That’s not an unusual question for people getting started with intuitive eating. The answer is a resounding YES, and its amazing health benefits are backed by science. In fact, intuitive eating is picking up popularity, not only among former dieters but also with researchers. As of 2019, there…
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7 Mindsets To Help You Live a Fully Embodied Spiritual Life

The time we live in is a challenging one. With so many external influences, from barrages of information to distractions that blur the vision of ourselves and the world around us, it’s often difficult to find focus and hear our own voices in the crowd. Stress always takes its toll, and our health and well-being…
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When Therapy Makes Things Worse Pt2

For centuries, an enormous clay statue of the Buddha sat in Wat Traimit, a temple in Thailand. Its origins unknown, it had become something of a fixture. The temple monks would tend the statue, fixing cracks appearing in the clay as it dried in the heat. One day, a monk was repairing a particularly large…
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When Therapy Makes Things Worse Pt1

Therapy is often touted as a ‘safe place’, when, in fact, it is anything but that. It is a place where we surface our demons, dig deep into our neuroses, explore our habit patterns and challenge belief systems that often do more harm than good. Therapy is a place where we learn to be uncomfortable…
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How To Awaken From The Matrix Using Self-Enquiry

I talk about the power of self-enquiry a fair bit in my musings about enlightenment and human consciousness, so I thought it might be good to tap out a simple how-to on the subject in case anyone finds it useful. Self-enquiry, or self-inquiry, is a practice popularized in the west by the circulation of nondualist…
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How To Meditate : Everything You Need To Know To Start Meditation

Mindfulness and meditation are trending more than ever; it seems like just about everyone is preaching the powerful benefits of closing your eyes, tuning out the world and getting in touch with your inner self. Maybe you’ve tried meditating before but couldn’t get “in the zone.” You sat down, closed your eyes, took some deep…
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The Role of Mindfulness in Aged Care

Mindfulness has become a priority for everyone. The benefits of pausing and reflecting has a great impact on our physical and mental state. It’s no different when we enter aged care, and many of us even increase this practice. If you’re looking to establish some mindful habits for yourself or an elderly loved one, let’s…
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9 Ways Buddha Taught Us To Overcome Suffering

Buddhism is perhaps one of the most popular left-hand path spiritual belief systems in the world. And even still, with so many people quoting various Buddhist teachings, we often forget the most important parts of all teachings when we endure suffering. If you are going through something right now, keep reading, I promise you will…
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The Science Behind Mindfulness and Good Health

Mindfulness for Mind, Body, and Soul According to thousands of years of tradition, Buddhists meditate to understand themselves and their connections to all beings. By doing so, they hope to be released from suffering and ultimately gain enlightenment. In recent decades, researchers have been gaining insight into the benefits of practicing this ancient tradition. By…
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