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Exploring the limitations and alternatives to a pervasive world view that sees ‘time as money’.
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Sherry Turkle on the merits of 'unitasking'

Sherry Turkle, author of "Alone Together", argues that society needs to move away from multitasking in favor of 'unitasking' in this video from The Economist...
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Alain de Botton: Atheism 2.0

"What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" -- call it Atheism 2.0 -- that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence.

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Religion as a way into lived time and away from the slavery of the clock.

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Cognitive slow down and creativity

Cognitive slow down and creativity | Lived Time | Scoop.it

Although intelligence and skill are generally associated with the fast and efficient firing of neurons, subjects who tested high in creativity had thinner white matter and connecting axons that have the effect of slowing nerve traffic in the brain. This slowdown in the left frontal cortex, a region where emotional and cognitive abilities are integrated, Dr. Jung suggested, “might allow for the linkage of more disparate ideas, more novelty and more creativity.”

Mariana Funes's insight:

Does choosing lived time make us more creativity as well as happier?

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Not So Fast There

Not So Fast There | Lived Time | Scoop.it
Steven Poole reviews Carl Honoré's The Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter, and Live Better in a World Addicted to Speed.
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MBSR Guided Audio Exercises

MBSR Guided Audio Exercises | Lived Time | Scoop.it
The UCSD Center for Mindfulness has prepared a number of other, short practices that are available here in MP3 format. Please feel free to download.
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When do we lie? When we are short on time and long on reasons

When do we lie? When we are short on time and long on reasons | Lived Time | Scoop.it

Experiments suggest that, in general, people are more likely to lie when time is short. When time isn’t a concern, people may only lie when they have justifications for doing so.

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Looks like being slave to clock time also makes us dishonest! Heal your sense of time now.

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Carl Honoré on slowing down

Carl Honoré on slowing down | Lived Time | Scoop.it
First aired on The Sunday Edition (10/2/13) We live in a fast-forward world. We're stressed out, maxed out and exhausted, even though we are surrounded by
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Dos and Don'ts When Teaching Mindfulness

Dos and Don'ts When Teaching Mindfulness | Lived Time | Scoop.it
By Deborah Schoberlein for the Huffington Post, February 12, 2012
In education, we always try to emphasize the positive and encourage best practices; after all…
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The Slow Movement: Making a Connection

The Slow Movement: Making a Connection | Lived Time | Scoop.it

The Slow Movement aims to address the issue of 'time poverty' through making connections. If we think about the following trends. Buddhism is the fastest growing religion in the world today. People are turning to organic food in droves. Schools are in turmoil.  How slow can you go? Home schooling is becoming commonplace. People are downshifting. 

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A stopwatch on the brain's perception of time

A stopwatch on the brain's perception of time | Lived Time | Scoop.it
Research by neuro-physiologists shows that our emotions affect our awareness of the passing of time
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Impermenance: Remembering That What is Born Will Die

Impermenance: Remembering That What is Born Will Die | Lived Time | Scoop.it
Alfred James discusses his mother-in-law’s cancer diagnosis and explains how mindfulness is a great tool for dealing with with this difficult time.
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If Time Is Money, Millennials Are Broke-And They Couldn't Be Happier

If Time Is Money, Millennials Are Broke-And They Couldn't Be Happier | Lived Time | Scoop.it
For the Millennial set, a full Outlook calendar has replaced the sports car as the new status symbol. Time isn’t just money, it’s the Jaguar, the Birkin bag and the private jet all rolled into one. Have no time?
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Unitasking

Unitasking | Lived Time | Scoop.it
Big News on Unitasking. Includes blogs, news, and community conversations about Unitasking.
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Unitasking in the news! Some hope that we may be learning to down regulate our frontal lobes in a more purposeful manner. 

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Brain scans of rappers shed light on creativity - less brain activity is more

Brain scans of rappers shed light on creativity - less brain activity is more | Lived Time | Scoop.it

"Functional magnetic resonance imaging shows what happens in the brain during improvisation."

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When we develop a healthy sense of time we allow the central executive function in the brain to relax and this enables us to take risks and improvise.  From the article: “We think what we see is a relaxation of ‘executive functions’ to allow more natural de-focused attention and uncensored processes to occur that might be the hallmark of creativity,” says Braun.

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Living With Less. A Lot Less.

Living With Less. A Lot Less. | Lived Time | Scoop.it
The many things I consumed ended up consuming me.
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An example of somebody choosing lived time.

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Mindfulness at Work: Eastern Wisdom for Western Business

Mindfulness at Work: Eastern Wisdom for Western Business | Lived Time | Scoop.it
Mindfulness is all the rage in organizations these days. How does being mindful help you at work? It keeps you from dwelling on the past or obsessing on the future -- keeps you in today, which is where your attention needs to be.
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If You're Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

If You're Too Busy to Meditate, Read This | Lived Time | Scoop.it

Doing nothing for 20 minutes a day actually increases your productivity. Research shows that an ability to resist urges will improve your relationships, increase your dependability, and raise your performance. If you can resist your urges, you can make better, more thoughtful decisions. You can be more intentional about what you say and how you say it. You can think about the outcome of your actions before following through on them.

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Mindful Trader Training at xDelia

Mindful Trader Training at xDelia | Lived Time | Scoop.it

The training programme lasts for four weeks and is fully online and self-guided (though an expert can be reached at any time). As a participant you will be expected to login to our training website each day (seven days a week). Six days a week a new exercise becomes available. On the seventh day we ask that you carry out a 15 minute breathing (or meditation exercise) of your choice and then logon to the training website to register that you have completed the exercise. Most of the exercises are short (less than 15 minutes), although some may require practice over the day, and occasionally, there will be a longer exercise (but no longer than one hour). As changing your emotion regulation strategies takes time and serious commitment, we recommend you consistently spend a minimum of 15 minutes each day on exercises from the course.

Mariana Funes's insight:

An opportunity for you to help researchers understand how emotions affect decisions. I was interested to see that at last the insight that we need to develop a healthier sense of time to be effective in the world of work is being taken up by mainstream researchers. I look forward to the results, but will not be surprised by them: mind training changes our relationship to life and work.

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The four-day week: less is more

The four-day week: less is more | Lived Time | Scoop.it
More free time, fewer carbon emissions and an answer to our economic woes. Why aren't we all working a four-day week, asks Andrew Simms
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Mindfulness—the unconventional research of psychologist Ellen Langer

Mindfulness—the unconventional research of psychologist Ellen Langer | Lived Time | Scoop.it

Psychologist Ellen Langer's unconventional research.

 

“Mindfulness” might evoke the teachings of Buddhism, or meditative states, and indeed, the name and some of these concepts do overlap. But Langer’s version is strictly nonmeditative (“The people I know won’t sit still for five minutes, let alone 40,” she quips). Hers is a simple prescription to keep your mind open to possibility.

 

Mindfulness, she tells the medical school audience, is the process of actively noticing new things, relinquishing preconceived mindsets, and then acting on the new observations. Much of the time, she says, our behavior is mindless

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Slow Down Now: The official site of the International Institute of Not Doing Much

Slow Down Now: The official site of the International Institute of Not Doing Much | Lived Time | Scoop.it

"Christopher Richards writes about the slow lifestyle, counter-urgency, and the curse of busyness."

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From the Slow Manifesto:

 

"We shall not flag or fail. We shall slow down in the office, and on the roads. We  shall slow down with growing confidence when all those around us are in a shrill state of hyperactivity (signifying nothing). We shall defend our state of calm, whatever the cost may be. We shall slow down in the fields and in the streets, we shall slow down in the hills, we shall never surrender!"


Do less with more now!

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The habits of happiness

What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.
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Developing a healthy sense of time

Developing a healthy sense of time | Lived Time | Scoop.it
Mariana Funes's insight:

This page offer up to date resources to explore the theme of my latest book. You can buy the book from Amazon and it will be out on Kindle soon. Here I offer free resources that allow you to engage with the ideas in the book and allows me to keep the subject up to date.

 

From the cover:

 

Based on an approach the author has developed over many years of executive coaching at the highest level, Lived Time offers a fundamentally new approach to time management – a holistic rather than a mechanical approach, providing a series of experiments to improve our understanding of time throughout our daily lives. The book is designed to re-educate the reader’s sense of time to discover they have all the time in the world to live life. It explores the limitations of a world view that sees ‘time as money’ and gives the reader a way to develop a world view that sees ‘time as life’ instead. The author shows how time cannot be ‘managed’ in the traditional sense through a mere set of prioritisation models, but must be seen an integral part of our lifestyle choices. 

 

Praise for Lived Time:

 

“Your beautiful and important book deserves to be published, it has changed my life and I continue to use it to find more lived time in my life.” Nancy Kline, author of 'Time to Think' and 'More Time to Think'.

 

“Will help everyone who has the patience and belief to look at time in a much more holistic way. Mariana says ‘just change the way you think’. If you can do that – and this book shows you how – the world will open up.” Brian Chernett, Chief Executive, The Ella Foundation 

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Is The Human Brain Hardwired for God?

Is The Human Brain Hardwired for God? | Lived Time | Scoop.it

Why do we care whether or not God exists? And why do so many people believe? A new generation of neuroscientists is addressing those questions directly, with the ambitious goal of measuring what happens to the human brain during spiritual experiences. Dr. Andrew Newberg is the Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine and a pioneer in the field of neurotheology.

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