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3 Simple Ways to Create More Tech-Life Balance Today

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By Meico Marquette Whitlock, the Mindful Techie

The pandemic has disrupted your life and blurred the lines between working at home and living at work. Your job role may have shifted as we grapple collectively with how to provide essential services with little to no human contact. The volume of emails, texts, tweets, and meetings has increased exponentially. And you’re emotiona…

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The Future of Compassionate Care Work: Beyond the Heroic Paradigm 

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By Deirdre Guthrie

“We burn out not because we don’t care, but because we don’t grieve.”

- Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, a pioneer in humanizing medicine

Caring professions, such as education, healthcare, social work, and humanitarian development, are based on relationship-based service where workers expend high levels of emotional labor. While care-work is vital to any healthy society, as recent events have made abundantly clear, it continues to be undervalued and, for those on the lower brack…

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Mindless Worry, Mindful Relief

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By John J. Murphy

A slow computer. A traffic accident. A disrespectful boss. An annoying neighbor. A stack of bills to pay. COVID-19. There are so many situations that can trigger anger, worry, and doubt. How is one supposed to remain calm and at peace during these turbulent moments? 

Here is something to consider. The fact that you are upset is telling you that you are not present. Your conscious mind is somewhere else – either in the past, which you can do nothing about, or in the future, wh…

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A Framework for Gauging Presence

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By Joy Reichart, New Ventures West

The assessment models used in Integral Coaching give us insight into our clients’ experience of life: the basis of how we work with each person. One such model is the Six Streams of Competence, which we explored earlier this year. Another foundational framework is called the Ten Ways of Development

The Ten Ways model gives us a sense of where the client is in their relationship with the world. Do they have the capacity to take on practices we may assign the…

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7 Ways to Adapt Your Coaching Business to Changing Times

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By John J. Murphy

The year 2020 has clearly introduced some major challenges to our personal lives and our business practices. Travel has been severely restricted, and in many cases, canceled all together. Obviously, this means we need to pivot and adapt to succeed, especially if we travel for a living. In my case, I had a major contract with a new client in San Diego come to a temporary halt and several speaking engagements around the country canceled. What is a speaker, coach, and business co…

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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. 

Like me, you may be str…

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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 have more than one tool in your toolb…

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5 Critical Organizational Pain Points that Mindfulness can Help

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By Mo Edjlali, Chief Community Organizer, Mindful Leader

It's been exciting and sometimes concerning for me to watch mindfulness go mainstream. Though mindfulness has been overhyped in some ways - marketed as a panacea to fix everything - I believe that we are at the early stages of the potential for the application of mindfulness in the workplace. Here are some of the critical pain points that all organizations across industry and size face, which I believe workplace mindfulness programs will …

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How Mindfulness Helped Me Become a Better Police Officer

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By Michelle Palladini

Today’s society offers countless ways to improve yourself, and the wave of mindfulness has come in like a tsunami in recent years. Many look towards mindful practice as a way to step back, regroup, and manage the thoughts/feelings/emotions that surface during the day. While mindfulness is an important tool, it’s just the vessel that keeps you afloat so you can communicate, connect, and lead effectively (it’s not actually about you).

The organizational impact of mindfulnes…

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Is MBSR the Right Option for the Workplace?

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By Andy Lee

If you wanted to identify the beginning of today’s burgeoning mindfulness movement, it wouldn’t be hard. All arrows would point back to Jon Kabat-Zinn and his development of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, right around 1980. The program was completely originaland in many ways revolutionaryin a way that may be hard to appreciate today, as practically all programs developed since have been built on its groundbreaking paradigm. 

The 8-week program includes not only m…

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