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Insights from the 2018 Internal Champions of Mindfulness Un-conference
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Pushing Into Fear with Devotion & Purpose

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From @Work 2018. Leo Babauta founder of Zen Habits, shares his journey of how he transformed his life by changing one habit at a time, and how he used mindfulness to implement these changes. He discusses how he overcame fear, uncertainty, and discomfort with devotion and focusing on his purpose by conditioning new habits with mindfulness and love. He discusses how to use mindfulness to catch the triggers and discomforts, and how to stay balanced between pushing and giving up, to stay...

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COVID-19: Community Resource Hub (Updated weekly)

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Resource Bundles

Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus. 
Greater Good
A list of practices, articles, podcasts, live sessions, and more to help you throughout this pandemic

Coronavirus Sanity Guide (FREE)
Ten Percent Happier 

Pandemic Care Resources
Tara Brach
This list of talks and guided meditations will support you through these difficult times.

Resilience in Challenging Times
Sounds True
In response to the growing uncertainty and heightened stress during this unprecedented time, Sounds...

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Quotes to Get You Through COVID-19

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Last week, we asked our readers to share their favorite quotes with us on social media and they delivered. Here are some of those quotes, including the one we shared last week as a favorite of the team.

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(This quote is from Mother Teresa)

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Six Resources to Support You During COVID-19

Dear Friends,

The response to my previous coronavirus email was overwhelming. Thank you for all your messages, for the personal stories, and for the encouragement.  

Here is a quote that I shared at the first Mindful Leadership Summit in 2013 and has been a continued source of inspiration:

“Artist and leaders face similar challenges: to see reality as it is, without succumbing to despair, while imagining possibilities that go far beyond current reality, to have the...

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Should I Be Scared of the Coronavirus? Mindfulness Techniques for Managing Coronavirus Anxiety at Home and Work

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By Becky Greiner

What is Coronavirus?

Of all the newsworthy events that have happened so far in the new year, there’s one word that has stayed consistent in the media and is now at the center of a lot of daily coverage – Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. While Coronaviruses are actually a large family of viruses that can range from the common cold to more severe diseases, this one in particular has been getting a lot of attention because it’s a novel virus, meaning...

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Resilience is Not a Luxury: It is Critical to Our Survival

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By Fleet Maull

During these times of great uncertainty and anxiety, I believe we need to begin a serious conversation about resilience. Resilience is simply no longer a luxury. It's becoming essential and even critical to our very survival… in much the same way that His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a global voice for peace and nonviolence, has said that compassion is not a luxury, that it's actually critical to our very survival in the highly complex, interdependent world in which we live...

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How to Take Care of Your Health and Well-Being in the Time of Coronavirus

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By Ted Meissner

Recent developments in our global community have shown just how small the world has become. Just last week, the World Health Organization designated the COVID-19 infection as a pandemic (1). Countries update their response daily, and the Center for Disease Control has issued informational fact pages about the virus (2).  And unfortunately, misinformation is also making the rounds (3), as well-intentioned people share what they've heard without critical thinking and...

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How Mindfulness Facilitators Can Lead Through COVID-19

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By Wendy Quan

Everyone knows about COVID-19. This is a time filled with volatility, fluidity, and uncertainty, followed by fear, worry, or anxiety. Now more than ever, it’s important for people to learn mindfulness and meditation tools to deal with these stressors.

It is a perfect time to mobilize our skills as mindfulness facilitators to go online and open our reach to more people.  

If you have been trained as a mindfulness facilitator, you know the delight and relief people...

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Managing Emotions Effectively in Uncertain Times

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By Marc Brackett

When we are overly stressed and worried, like many of us have felt lately with threats like the coronavirus, it becomes even more difficult to regulate our emotions with effective strategies.

But what exactly is effective emotion regulation?

Emotion regulation is how we deal with the feelings we experience from moment to moment to have wellbeing, build positive relationships, and achieve desired goals. When we’re feeling disappointed or joyful or anxious or...

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Using Mindfulness to Restore Ease and Build Connection

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By Breon Michel

Human relationships are primary in all of living. When the gusty winds blow and shake our lives, if we know that people care about us, we may bend with the wind… but we won’t break. – Mr. Rogers

My favorite professor in the U Penn Positive Psychology program, the late, Christopher Peterson, closed his lecture by saying, “If we were to distill the research on happiness into one phrase, it would be: other people matter.” I can still remember...

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