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Five Mindfulness-Based Practices for Difficult Times

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By Rich Fernandez

There are many events taking place in the world today that challenge us severely, from the tragic and shocking news of mass shootings in the U.S., to ongoing challenges in places such as Hong Kong and Venezuela (to name only a few), to the latest report from the United Nations on the dire state of climate change.  

There are also many other challenges that don’t come across our screens or manifest on a global scale but can affect us daily and deeply. 

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We Need to Rethink Anxiety - 3 Actions to Take

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By Max Strom

Why is it that so many people in urban environments across the world are now experiencing exponential growth in anxiety and depression? What can we make of the fact that anxiety is now an epidemic in America? It’s also alarming that suicide was the second leading cause of death among people between the ages of 10 and 34. 

Most of us are thankful that we live in a time when we have medications for anxiety and depression, but I haven’t...

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A Skeptic Neurologist's MBSR Journey

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By Gus Castellanos

I practiced Neurology and Sleep Medicine for 25 years before retiring. I came to MBSR in 1998 while still practicing medicine. So, when a colleague brought MBSR to the Medical Center we were working at, he asked me to refer patients, “We have this new program called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - MBSR. Please send your chronic pain patients, insomniacs, caregivers that are burning out - anyone who is stressed,” he said to me.

I balked, not knowing what...

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The 3 Core Lenses of Mindful Marketing

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By Mo Edjlali, Mindful Leader President and Chief Community Organizer

Recently, it seems everywhere I turn marketing is taking a bit more of a mindful-esque approach. Organizations are flaunting their social consciousness, tech companies are sending me robo messages that they love me, and kindness is now a campaign slogan. Whether you are in a leadership position trying to convene a compelling message, trying to share the benefits of mindfulness within your organization, or a vendor of...

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The Business Case for the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, & Profit

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Hammad Atassi at the 2017 Mindful Leadership Summit.What does it mean to be a 3BL, sustainable business? Why is there a demand for sustainable/mission-driven businesses? And why do we need those businesses to engage in systemic policy work that is authentically aligned with sustainable commitments?

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A Mindful Alternative to Meditation

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By John J. Murphy

Meditation is an immensely helpful practice to bring harmony, balance, and inner peace into one’s life. It’s also a great way to boost creativity and improve performance. That’s why I do it every day to center myself, open my heart, clear my mind, and let go of anything weighing me down. Having said this, I am often asked about alternative practices or “tools” one can use to boost consciousness and elevate awareness. It’s not a bad idea to...

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The Power of a Pause

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By Chris L. Johnson, PsyD. 

COVID’s tragic impact—on health and the economy, working remotely or job seeking, juggling kids and school, racial strife, and a divisive US election soon—is like nothing we’ve ever had to address (1). Yet, if these past few months of enforced pause have shown us nothing else, it’s that we’re able to learn on the fly.

Conventional, rationalistic tradition—involving lectures, books, data points, and debate—has led...

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