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February Neuroscience Round-Up for Mindful Leaders

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By The Mindful Leader Team

This month, we look at political polarization from a neurological perspective, examine the benefits of breathing exercises for stress reduction, consider the surprising benefits of forgetting (but also tips for how to remember things!), look at how climate crisis trauma negatively impacts cognitive functioning, and lastly, explore how smells are linked to memory and behavior in mice. We have summarized the main ideas and key takeaways below with links to the full arti…

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4 Ways ChatGPT Might Help With Mindfulness Facilitation

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By Mo Edjlali, Mindful Leader Founder and CEO

I’ve been a bit obsessed with ChatGPT.  It’s incredible. We all have heard about AI in the abstract, but this thing is live and you can use it now.  At our last CWMF alumni event and in our CWMF course I’ve been talking about the potential impact of AI for the last three years and am thrilled with the advances and usefulness of ChatGPT.  It's like having a super smart friend at your fingertips ready to help with almost anything. I have found it to b…

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January Neuroscience Round-Up for Mindful Leaders

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By The Mindful Leader Team

This month, we look at what the science tells us about maximizing mindfulness in the workplace, the role of exercise and mindfulness in the cognition of older adults, and how psilocybin might increase trait mindfulness. Then, we’ll dive into the psychology of our love for villains and how blocking our automatic imitation behaviors can actually increase empathy and understanding of others. We have summarized the main ideas and key takeaways below with links to the full…

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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, guest contributor

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 emotionally spent from all the change, disruption, and uncertainty. 

If you wish things could magically go b…

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Most Popular Articles of 2022

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By The Mindful Leader Team

It’s hard to believe it’s already the end of 2022. Here at Mindful Leader, we are both surprised by how quickly this year has come to an end, but also happy to see the beginning of a new year.

While we are looking back at 2022, we wanted to reshare the most popular articles we shared on social media. We based our picks on our LinkedIn engagement, which includes reactions, shares, clicks, and comments. If you want to join us on LinkedIn, click here. For each article, …

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December Neuroscience Round-Up for Mindful Leaders

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By the Mindful Leader Team

This week, we look at the promise of mindfulness meditation in treating anxiety and encouraging helping behavior, as well as why we tend to underestimate the value of our kindness towards others and what scientists have discovered about breathing and brain changes. Finally, we’ll tackle the big question that’s been on most of our minds lately: why does it feel like Christmas comes earlier each year? We have summarized the main ideas and key takeaways below with links …

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November Neuroscience Round-Up for Mindful Leaders

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By The Mindful Leader Team

How many projects should you work on at once for maximum productivity? This month’s Round-Up has the answer (it’s five), as well as the science behind achieving a mindfulness ‘high’, how breathing affects the brain, promising new treatments for changing epigenetic expression in teen trauma survivors, and even a new theory of consciousness. We have summarized the main ideas and key takeaways below with links to the full articles.

Your Brain Absolutely Can't Handle Mor…

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Why Gratitude is So Important to Success

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By John J. Murphy, Guest Contributor

Every holiday has meaning. These mindful moments offer us the opportunity to step back, reflect, and honor an important time or pivotal point in history. In my mind, Thanksgiving is one of the most important holidays of all – for one simple reason. Gratitude elevates consciousness. When we are in a state of thanksgiving, we are temporarily letting go of anxiety, stress, criticism, and judgmental feelings about what is wrong in the world, and we are recognizi…

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How the Human Brain Can Derail or Bolster DEI

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By Due Quach, Guest Contributor

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 resistance or inertia internally. The continued under-representation of women and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in senior management and board positions has led to widespread cynicism. Critics often ques…

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October Neuroscience Round-Up for Mindful Leaders

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By The Mindful Leader Team

For this month’s Round-Up, we look at the science behind mental exhaustion, what we can learn from the brains of seniors, the value of listening to silence, the relationship between a lost sense of time and mental distress, and finally, the phenomenon of lucid dreaming. We have summarized the main ideas and key takeaways below with links to the full articles.

Study Explains the Likely Cause of Mental Exhaustion  

Why does mental labor make you feel as tired as physi…

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