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Obama signs 'Monsanto Protection Act' written by Monsanto-sponsored senator — RT USA

Obama signs 'Monsanto Protection Act' written by Monsanto-sponsored senator — RT USA | Women Success | Scoop.it
United States President Barack Obama has signed a bill into law that was written in part by the very billion-dollar corporation that will benefit directly from the legislation.
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7 Steps To Resolve Any Conflict With Intelligence

7 Steps To Resolve Any Conflict With Intelligence | Women Success | Scoop.it
Situations arise everyday, but we can approach them consciously and solve a conflict easily.
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Returning from maternity leave: our top tips

Returning from maternity leave: our top tips | Women Success | Scoop.it
Don't expect to be perfect. Don't bring your baby to work. Keep a bottle of wine to hand at all times.
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Reinvention Revolution | Find Your Path

Reinvention Revolution | Find Your Path | Women Success | Scoop.it
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Redefine success on your own terms

Redefine success on your own terms | Women Success | Scoop.it

What is success for you? Do you have your own personal definition or do you follow other people's dreams? Everyone is inclined to see success differently because we have different goals, we make different choices and take specific actions based on that....

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Delegating tasks is one of the main responsibility of a manager - it seems so easy on theory and so useful to have someone help you do the things you need to accomplish. ..

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2013 Forté MBA Women's Leadership Conference: Highlights

Forté Foundation launches women into a fulfilling business career through access to education, opportunities and community. The Forté MBA Women's Leadership ...
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GMO Labeling: Junk Food Lobby Forced to Disclose Opposition Donors

GMO Labeling: Junk Food Lobby Forced to Disclose Opposition Donors | Women Success | Scoop.it
Donors like PepsiCo and Nestle are revealed in Washington State’s lawsuit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association over the GMO labeling fight.

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How Mindfulness Can Save Your Relationship - Huffington Post

How Mindfulness Can Save Your Relationship - Huffington Post | Women Success | Scoop.it
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In my recent blog, "The Many Benefits of Mindfulness," I outlined how a mindfulness practice has been scientifically proven to improve our mental and physical health.

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Not Compassionate? It's OK, You Can Learn It

Not Compassionate? It's OK, You Can Learn It | Women Success | Scoop.it

It's possible to become a more compassionate person by training your brain, according to a new study.

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The Biology of Kindness: How It Makes Us Happier and Healthier | TIME.com

The Biology of Kindness: How It Makes Us Happier and Healthier | TIME.com | Women Success | Scoop.it

There’s a reason why being kind to others is good for you — and it can now be traced to a specific nerve.

 

When it comes to staying healthy, both physically and mentally, studies consistently show that strong relationships are at least as important as avoiding smoking and obesity. But how does social support translate into physical benefits such as lower blood pressure, healthier weights and other physiological measures of sound health? A new study published in Psychological Science suggests that the link may follow the twisting path of the vagus nerve, which connects social contact to the positive emotions that can flow from interactions.

 

By Maia Szalavitz


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A new study published in Psychological Science suggests that the link may follow the twisting path of the vagus nerve, which connects social contact to the positive emotions that can flow from interactions.

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Marilyne Kubath's curator insight, May 24, 2013 4:59 AM

I think this is true if you do something nice and decent you do feel a bit better about, but if do something a bit mean you feel a lot worse.

Abigail McNeely's comment, June 3, 2013 11:21 AM
I find it so interesting that we in the West need physical evidence to really start believing in something. Not that it's wrong to want evidence, after all that's what critical thinking is about. Thank goodness technology is now helping us catch up with folk wisdom.
Marilyne Kubath's comment, June 3, 2013 11:32 AM
I agree all governments need to relearn this.
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10 Reasons Why You Really Need To Start Meditating

10 Reasons Why You Really Need To Start Meditating | Women Success | Scoop.it
Cheers to America's new push-up for the brain! With all the scientific evidence coming in over the years, meditation is now becoming a practice that anyone from any walk of life can embrace.

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ThinDifference's curator insight, May 5, 2013 5:09 PM

Meditation - push-ups for the brain! A great way to think about mediatation and mindfulness. This article highlights some wonderful across-the-board benefits.

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Could Mindfulness hold the key to unlock a sustainable future?

Could Mindfulness hold the key to unlock a sustainable future? | Women Success | Scoop.it
In the fifth and final part in the Sustainable Business Strategy series, Mike Townsend explores how mindfulness might help us unlock the transformation …
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The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness | Women Success | Scoop.it

For decades, GDP has been the primary measure of the success of a society. Is it any wonder than we’re ever more prosperous but no more happy?


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 29, 2013 4:31 PM

This is a great way to see the world. Succes will be measured quite differently if it can be measured at all. It might be we can only describe it.

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Thanks for sharing this amazing article!
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Food Policy Fund

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Reinvention Retreat at Sea January 2015!

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3 Things Women Can Do to Ignite Change in the Workplace. ~ Belinda MJ Brown

3 Things Women Can Do to Ignite Change in the Workplace. ~ Belinda MJ Brown | Women Success | Scoop.it
Many companies are currently struggling with realizing and adapting to the differences in male and female mentalities in the workplace.
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Awareness Leadership Experience

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"Awareness is your power". A new breakthrough program for leaders, coaches and consultants

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"Awareness is your power". A new breakthrough program for leaders, coaches and consultants who want to shift culture and make a real difference in organizations and corporations... No B***S*** AND a powerful MODEL that will change the way you approach leadership and employee's engagement. ‪#‎.enagement #E4 #Leadership http://www.awarenessleadershipexperience.com/

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Women Empowered Series – Andrea Jepson on Changing Your Career

Women Empowered Series – Andrea Jepson on Changing Your Career | Women Success | Scoop.it
Is changing our career after 20 years an easy decision? Is it even possible to make it work and become successful? Every month Belinda MJ.Brown interviews a “Woman Empowered” who will share her passion, her tips to succeed and her news. Our objective...
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Executive mother-to-be – How to handle the big news at work

Executive mother-to-be – How to handle the big news at work | Women Success | Scoop.it

The decision to grow your family is a happy news. But you need to handle it the right way in the office. One of the biggest problems for women executives is finding the right work-life balance - we already discussed it. Starting a family while you are at...

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5 Characteristics Of A Beautiful Mind

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By Headspace We all have ideas about what a healthy, happy body looks like but do we know what makes up the components of a healthy and happy mind?

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We all have ideas about what a healthy, happy body looks like but do we know what makes up the components of a healthy and happy mind?

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How Mexico's March Against Monsanto Became a Carnival of Corn! - Organic Connections

How Mexico's March Against Monsanto Became a Carnival of Corn! - Organic Connections | Women Success | Scoop.it
On May 25, 2013, an estimated two million people across 50 countries participated, in various ways, in the global March Against Monsanto. Mexico's march took a different form.

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This Is Calmer Choice

Calmer Choice is a non-profit organization teaching mindfulness programs in schools on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. To learn more visit: calmerchoice.org
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How teaching mindfulness will help your children to focus and approach life from the bright side! It builds confidence, self esteem and provides the tools to respond to situations diferently

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Perception, Reaction & Mindfulness - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Perception, Reaction & Mindfulness - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Women Success | Scoop.it
Perception, Reaction & Mindfulness PsychCentral.com (blog) I start by saying something poignant like “It's being aware and in the present moment” or “It's about allowing each experience to wash over us like a cool spring rain, without attachment or...

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ThinDifference's curator insight, May 20, 2013 5:58 AM

"One man’s trash is definitely another man’s treasure. That is the essence of mindfulness: living mindfully, fully aware, fully present and actively knowing that whatever your situation is, it is merely that, a situation. It does not define you, unless you allow it to."

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Sylvia Morelli and Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Science

Sylvia Morelli and Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Science | Women Success | Scoop.it

 

 

Sylvia Morelli is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab at Stanford University. In her current research, she examines the neural and behavioral basis of empathy and perspective-taking, as well as the neural responses associated with feeling understood by others.

 

 

We held a wide ranging discussion about the nature of empathy, and herwork on researching it.  In a recent study and paper, Sylvia explored the neural and behavioral consequences of feeling understood. 

 

Sylvia says, when we are understood, or empathized with, the pleasure centers of the brain light up. In other words, feeling empathized with feels good. "Behavioral research has demonstrated that feeling understood by others enhances social closeness and intimacy, as well as subjective well-being. In contrast, feeling misunderstood can be harmful to social relationships, leading to loneliness and isolation. However, it is still unclear why and how felt understanding exerts such a powerful impact on both interpersonal and intrapersonal well-being"  


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How cultivating empathy can change your life.

 

"Behavioral research has demonstrated that feeling understood by others enhances social closeness and intimacy, as well as subjective well-being. In contrast, feeling misunderstood can be harmful to social relationships, leading to loneliness and isolation. However, it is still unclear why and how felt understanding exerts such a powerful impact on both interpersonal and intrapersonal well-being" 

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David Hain's curator insight, May 8, 2013 11:34 PM

Fascinating discussion!

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News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier | Women Success | Scoop.it
News is bad for you. It leads to fear and aggression. It hinders your creativity and makes you sick. We should stop consuming it, says Rolf Dobelli, who's abstained for years
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Many of my clients comes to prepare and find peace of mind while in transition in a multicultural environement either to overcome conflicts, or to learn how to make meaningful decision for them, their family and their organizations.

 

During the process we evaluate how likely they react and respond to life events out of their comfort zone in order to assist them finding strengths and develop new communication and leadership skills. We often find them having a high level of catabolic energy which is exhibited by passivity or hostility.

 

And guess what, most of their stress and distress are cultivated and or aggravated by the "news". Those short irrelevant pieces of information which do not bring any good news, nor real news at all. The pieces of information which go on and on on CPP and FAX NEWS from one and unique perspective: sensational FEAR and who is to BLAME.

 

 

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"The media feeds us small bites of trivial matter, tidbits that don't really concern our lives and don't require thinking. That's why we experience almost no saturation. Unlike reading books and long magazine articles (which require thinking), we can swallow limitless quantities of news flashes, which are bright-coloured candies for the mind.[...]


News is toxic to your body. It constantly triggers the limbic system. Panicky stories spur the release of cascades of glucocorticoid (cortisol). This deregulates your immune system and inhibits the release of growth hormones. In other words, your body finds itself in a state of chronic stress. High glucocorticoid levels cause impaired digestion, lack of growth (cell, hair, bone), nervousness and susceptibility to infections. The other potential side-effects include fear, aggression, tunnel-vision and desensitisation.[...]


Society needs journalism – but in a different way. Investigative journalism is always relevant. We need reporting that polices our institutions and uncovers truth. But important findings don't have to arrive in the form of news. Long journal articles and in-depth books are good, too.[...]"

 

The author has now gone without news for four years, so he can see, feels and reports the effects of this freedom first-hand: less disruption, less anxiety, deeper thinking, more time, more insights. It's not easy, but it's worth it.


For more information about how to evaluate your level of catabolic energy and your stress reaction visit http://www.equanimityexecutive.com/energy-leadershiptm-index-assessment

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Jonathan Deal: Successfully Combatting Fracking in South Africa - Organic Connections

Jonathan Deal: Successfully Combatting Fracking in South Africa - Organic Connections | Women Success | Scoop.it
With no prior experience in grassroots organizing, Jonathan Deal led a successful campaign against fracking in South Africa to protect the Karoo, a semi-desert region treasured for its agriculture, beauty and wildlife.

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