by David Belden
Nearly three decades ago, long before anyone in the business world had heard of mindfulness, I was introduced to the concept in an unusual manner. While running a company in Asia, I had a wonderful guide in all things Buddhist. He helped me deepen my meditation practice, instructed me in Chi Kung, and spent many hours sharpening my beginner’s mind. One day I asked him how I could improve my work/life balance. I remember starting the conversation with something like,...
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- Study: 15-minutes of meditation associated with similar effects as a day of vacation
- Leadership Mastery: A Marriage Between Emotional Intelligence And Mindfulness
- Is Burnout Real? The Answer Is Yes
- Children given resilience classes to help protect mental health
- Yoga to be made a compulsory subject? Here is what school, college students must know
The Washington Post
- New Research Finds Evidence That Mindfulness Helps...
By Michelle Maldonado
With the groundbreaking work of researchers such as Brené Brown and others, we have learned much about the power of empathy at work, at home, and in life as fuel for us to heal, connect, set healthy boundaries, and create psychological safety.
While empathy is a critical element needed to transform leaders and organizations, it (along with sympathy) form the foundation for us to take wise action. Empathy is the building block to develop compassion, through which...
College faculty can often feel isolated and overburdened, making it difficult to center mindfulness in their teaching and service. In this presentation, Michelle shares strategies she has used to help faculty connect across disciplines and divisions, as they center on mindfulness and contemplation throughout the campus. Some of these strategies include faculty led retreats, weekly mindfulness classes, and yoga on the college yard.
Michelle Chatman's mindfulness and contemplative...
By John Davisi
As a life and mindfulness coach and HR leader who also happens to be gay, the subject of unconscious bias is part of my everyday experience. I believe that my ability to lead others is contingent upon my ability to lead myself, and I can’t do that unless I have awareness of my thoughts and emotions. So the continuous journey to be aware of my own unconscious bias is incredibly important to me.
Here’s the thing: we all have unconscious bias. Every...
By Kristin Neff
What keeps us from being kinder to ourselves?
Most people don’t have any problem with seeing compassion as a thoroughly commendable quality. It seems to refer to an amalgam of unquestionably good qualities: kindness, mercy, tenderness, benevolence, understanding, empathy, sympathy, and fellow-feeling, along with an impulse to help other living creatures, human or animal, in distress. But we seem less sure about self-compassion. For many, it carries the whiff of all...
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- Meditation hailed as important tool for teaching kids to cope with stress and anxiety
- The Dalai Lama: Women are the Leaders of the Future
- Mindfulness And Meditation Will Now Be Part Of The Curriculum In 370 Schools In England
Daily Positive Information
- Your meditation practice may reduce negative emotions in the people you interact with
- IS YOUR SELF-CARE PRACTICE FUELLING YOUR BURNOUT?
- How to stop feeling so overwhelmed at work
By David Treleaven
A few months ago, a colleague who taught meditation in corporate settings asked for my advice.
A woman in one of his programs had experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, and she was now experiencing symptoms of traumatic stress. When she’d meditate, images and sensations would flood her field of consciousness, leaving her more rattled than before.
“Should I keep meditating?” she’d asked him. “I want to work with my stress, but...
By Michael Bunting
What character trait is most valued in leaders?
To find the answer to this question, leadership experts Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner surveyed well over 100,000 people to ask which personal traits, characteristics, and attributes they looked for and admired in leaders. Their findings have relevance to every leader today.
At the top of the list by a long shot (89 per cent) is honesty. More than anything else, people want honesty from their leaders. But despite its...
This Week's TOP 10
- World Health Organization Now Recognizes Burnout as a Mental Health Syndrome
- Tai chi: Primary school pupils learn to combat exam stress
- Mindfulness Is Much More Than Meditation
- In Mindful Knitting, It’s the Journey, Not the Scarf
The Wall Street Journal
- 5 Ways to Boost Your Happiness in Just 15 Minutes, According to a Harvard Researcher
- WHO Redefines Burnout As A 'Syndrome' Linked To Chronic Stress At Work
- Mindfulness could be good...