Tools & Insights

Celebrating Thanks-Giving Mindfully

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By Steven M. Cohen

Thanksgiving has been a special holiday, a day where both sides of our family and some friends gathered together for a feast.  The more the merrier, and without the entanglement of religious significance. In 2020, COVID-19 changes everything. What once brought only joy now brings fear, particularly with respect to our elderly parents. Likely, it will be too cold to gather and eat outside, and likely too dangerous to bring everyone together to eat inside. What do we do?...

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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...

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Advanced Meditation Practice: From Focused Awareness to Natural Awareness

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Diana Winston at @Work 2019 presents the ways in which individuals can expand their current Mindfulness or Meditation practice. She uses a tool called the “The Spectrum of Awareness.” It identifies four categorizes which utilize varying awareness techniques. Diana guides listeners through the four different types of awareness practices. These practices are not about becoming an expert, but about exploring the field of awareness and exercising new techniques in order to play with and...

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The Art of Leading Yourself

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By Georgina Miranda

Gandhi said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world. As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.”

We can consider these impactful words when it comes to leadership today. Developing the art of leading ourselves, our personal leadership, becomes a critical step before we can lead others on the path to greatness and success....

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5 Ways to Increase Remote Worker Engagement

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By Jay Forte

It might seem hard to believe now, but just a few short months ago, one of the biggest challenges organizations faced was keeping its employees engaged. In fact, the Gallup Organization reported in its The State of the American Workplace report that the percentage of engaged employees hovered around only 30% of the workforce for most of the past 20 years. 

Let’s put that into perspective: only 30% of employees were engaged in their work. They brought their A-game to...

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Paradox, Prediction & Perception: Why Context Matters in the Practice and Embodiment of Mindful Awareness

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By Michelle L. Maldonado

What happens to one of us, happens to all of us. These words repeat themselves like a song’s refrain playing over and over again in my mind just as strongly today as when my family and I first began to speak this phrase some time ago.

For many in our families, communities, and places of work, the vision and wish for equality and equity, coupled with wise and compassionate action to transform societal conditions, have been a life-long endeavor. For others, we are...

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From the Circle to the Square: Moving MBSR Online

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By Mary Beth Stern  

It’s a beautiful fall morning as I look at my calendar. I smile at the utilitarian efficiency of the google calendar, emblematic of the great shift. I fondly recall the handwritten notes to self and the inspirational quotations on my perfectly sized, 7 1/2 inch square calendar, big enough to be clearly visible on the desk in my office and easily tucked away in my tote when on the run. Jolted by the arrival of the month of October, my mind is whisked away,...

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How to Grow Our Inner Capacity to Face Racial Ignorance and Relieve Distress

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This Free Best of Summit Talk has Expired.

Speaker - Ruth King

Ruth King discusses how to use mindfulness in the work of addressing issues of race and racism at Mindfulness @Work 2018. Her passion is to bring social equality to the world and to bring mindfulness to racial distress, to invite a deeper conversation beyond conditioning. By going beyond habitual triggers and tension to race and racism, mindfulness allows access to deeper respect for acknowledging interdependence and recognizes connectedness with...

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