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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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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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Happy Birthday, Meditate Together

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By the Mindful Leader Team

It's hard to imagine it's been over a year since this pandemic started and the world felt like it got flipped upside down. It's in these moments of great challenge that sometimes something emerges that might not have before.  For us here at Mindful Leader the aftermath of the pandemic was jarring and shocking. As we scrambled to change plans for the year and adjust to the impact there was this inner call to help support those in need. With limited resources and a smal…

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Our Two Brains, Mindfulness, and Decision-Making

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By Mark Mitchnick 

Long before any of the neuroscience was known, Winston Churchill said, “Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” Although he didn’t know it, Mr. Churchill was actually describing the two separate yet conjoined systems operating in our heads. 

Over the past 15 years, what these two systems look like and how they function has been described in both scientific and general publications. Together, they inform the understanding of our decision-making process and how mindfulness…

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3 Tips to Effectively Teach Mindfulness Live Online

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By Ted Meissner

Ted Meissner will be hosting an Expert Workshop, Teaching Mindfulness Live Online: Challenges and Opportunities, on April 2nd. Click here to learn more. 

With the advent of COVID-19, many if not most mindfulness teachers have faced a difficult choice.  Either deliver their programs online instead of in-person or stop teaching.  In some ways, it's not much of a choice at all, particularly if it's the only source of income, a personal pass…

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How the Human Brain Can Derail or Bolster DEI

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By Due Quach

Due Quach will be hosting an Expert Workshop, The Neuroscience of Inclusion: How to Mindfully Steer Brain Activation to Develop Inclusive Leadership, on March 5th. Click here to learn more. 

Image credit: Mohamed Hassan on Pixabay

Companies have invested hundreds of millions of dollars into diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives since the establishment of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 1964, yet these efforts have been frequently met with resist…

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Dedicating 2021 to My Grandma

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By Mo Edjlali

I’m dedicating this year to my maternal grandmother. She died last Saturday and while the nation, I, and my neighbors here in the DC area were dealing with the frightening attacks on our democracy, my mind was elsewhere. 

My grandmother was the closest thing to a real-life angel that I’ve ever known. She was the real deal. This past weekend we celebrated her life. She was born, lived, and died in Tehran, Iran. I’m here in the USA, the Washington, DC area. Iran is kinda my mother …

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2021 State of Workplace Mindfulness Survey Report

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Completed by over 1,700 people, the 2021 State of Workplace Mindfulness Survey Report provides the most expansive and detailed examination of the state of mindfulness in the workplace ever conducted. The survey was conducted by Mindful Leader, which provides workplace mindfulness training, certification and events; Healthy Minds Innovations affiliated with the neuroscientific research institution the Center for Healthy Minds; and Mindful Communications, publishers of Mindful.org and Mindful Maga…

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