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The Neuroscience of Perception & Self-Awareness

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Anil Seth, Ph.D. at the 2019 Mindful Leadership Summit. Explore how neuroscience, AI, and philosophy are shaping a powerful new view of perception and self-awareness. Understand the implications of this perspective on consciousness for medicine, technology, and the role of humans in the natural world.

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4 Steps to Face Challenges Mindfully

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By John J. Murphy

Let’s face it. 2020 was an unprecedented year of disruption, challenge, and stress. We have all felt it one way or another – and so have the people we work with. Take a moment right now to reflect on this. Contemplate it without judgment. Let go of analysis and how you think things should or should not be. Just feel it. Empathize with the suffering surrounding you. Listen to your intuition and let your heart speak to you. What is it saying?

This is just one technique I use to…

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Practice: Uncovering Your Natural Awareness

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NOTE: Diana Winston will be hosting a Mindful Leader Expert Workshop, Refine and Expand your Meditation Practice: Practicing Mindfulness Across the Spectrum of Awareness, on June 4th. Click here to learn more. 

By Diana Winston

Awareness is a capacity of the human mind. Awareness is the ability to directly know and to perceive, sense, feel, or be cognizant of experience. We might think of awareness simply as the state of being conscious of something.

Every living being is aware. We usually do…

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How the Virtual Space can Support Mindfulness

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By Joy Reichart, New Ventures West

Zoomed Out

Yes, we are all “Zoomed out.” As connected as this wonderful platform has allowed us to remain over the past year of anxiety, separation, and loss, it carries with it a certain fatigue. For one thing, we are usually sitting down, hemmed in by a rectangle, perceiving ourselves, our colleagues, and our loved ones as only head and shoulders. For many it has become numbing, and we’re ready to be together again if only to remember we are human.

As much…

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Overcoming Stress, Anxiety & Fear at Work

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Dr. Elisha Goldstein discusses ways people can overcome anxiety and overwhelm in their professional and personal lives. He suggests using a four-part inquiry process to determine and clarify intentions and goals. For people who want to get into a regular practice of mindful meditation, Elisha shares a 3 part process of Forgive, Investigate, and Invite, to build a regular meditation practice. He explains how individuals need to pay attention to where their focus and energy are going, in orde…

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That Exercise You’re Doing Might Not Actually Be Mindfulness: Filtering Through the Noise

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By Clif Smith

It’s clear to anyone who has picked up a magazine or newspaper or has perused any social media feed in the last 5 years that mindfulness is hot right now, and I must admit, it is one of the reasons why I got the deal to write this book [which launches April 20th]. Just searching the term “mindfulness” on Google yields 264 million results! Unfortunately, many of the items the search results point to aren’t actually mindfulness related practices. Many results are the outcome of savv…

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3 Tips for Live & Online Retreats

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NOTE: Beth Mulligan will be leading a Mindful Leader 5-day, live and online retreat, starting on June 22nd. Click here to learn more.

By Beth Mulligan

One year ago, I committed to teach one of several annual silent retreats, in South Florida, where I have led retreats and teacher trainings before. The dates were April 6th-11th, 2020. In March 2020, like all of you we began to really absorb the reality and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this point--like many of you, we’d switched our first…

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