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Michael Jordan "Failure" Nike Commercial

Michael Jordan "Failure" Nike Commercial
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Some recent work with school students highlights the importance of the quality Michael Jordan talks about here - perseverance. Mindfulness supports the cultivation of perseverance by developing self-awareness, self-regulation and enabling new habits. With mindfulness we get to see how certain thoughts, emotions and even bodily sensations can lead to us to give up. As we develop our capacity to relate to experiences of "failure" as opportunities for learning, we strengthen our determination and open up possibilities.
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A Self Compassion Exercise

Read some stuff I said about the film here - http://www.directorsnotes.com/2016/02/11/joe-bichard-self-compassion/ Then go look at the School of Life website here…
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Mindfulness enables us to see ourselves and our world more clearly. This includes things that are not so attractive: reactivity, unhelpful habits and harmful patterns. That's why self-compassion is an important companion to develop along with mindfulness. Here is a short video with suggestions on how to develop self-compassion.
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Lyndsey snow's curator insight, March 24, 7:51 AM
Mindfulness enables us to see ourselves and our world more clearly. This includes things that are not so attractive: reactivity, unhelpful habits and harmful patterns. That's why self-compassion is an important companion to develop along with mindfulness. Here is a short video with suggestions on how to develop self-compassion.
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Cultivate What You Want by Loving What You Have - Mindful

Cultivate What You Want by Loving What You Have - Mindful | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Want to find contentment in the New Year? Look for ways to acknowledge what's already working and pair it with intentions for the year ahead.
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This is a strengths-base approach that can be applied to New Year's resolutions. Working from what we are already doing well - allowing ourselves to feel the benefit and pleasure of what is already working - seems a kinder approach that the "shape up or ship out" critical approach. And research tells us that bringing understanding to our situation rather than self-punishishment is a much more effective way to bring about change.

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Don't Try To Be Mindful

Don't Try To Be Mindful | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
What keeps us holding out for these perfect, comfortable lives that we
imagine? And how can training your attention help address these habits?
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A bit of a Woody Allen feel to mindfulness. Daron describes clearly how mindfulness helps to us to live with messy lives rather than expect one day to have the perfect life.

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The Neuroscience of Mindfulness & Anxiety

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness & Anxiety | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
When we were young, our parents made us brush our teeth. But it wasn’t until we understood cavities, fillings, and the cost associated with dental work that the toothbrush was seen as a tool rather...
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This is one of the best descriptions for an intelligent, informed reader of what happens in the brain when we get triggered and how we can use Mindfulness to bring ourselves down. It is long but if you like understanding what goes on inside the skull - this is a great place to start.

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EnjoyTheRideWA - YouTube

EnjoyTheRideWA - YouTube | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Enjoy The Ride is about the rewards of slowing down, on the road and in everyday life. Because each moment is more fulfilling if we're not racing to the next...
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Enlightened advertising? Now a couple of years old - this still is a wonderful example of doing it differently.

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Here’s Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads and Why You Shouldn’t Either | The Unbounded Spirit

Here’s Why Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads and Why You Shouldn’t Either | The Unbounded Spirit | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
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I'm not sure if this story is an urban myth but it is a great reminder of the way technology contributes to our distractedness. Even though we may believe that we are in control of technology, it aint necessarily so. Maybe in the future there will be sections in restaurants for smokers and mobile device users... mobiles will be banned in public places...

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FREE Web Cast - Train Your Brain | Mindful

FREE Web Cast - Train Your Brain | Mindful | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
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This conversation between Dr Richard Davidson (neuroscientist who researches mindfulness) and Dan Harris (US news anchorman who embraced mindfulness after a panic attack on television) has some wonderful insights and helpful information. You can subscribe to the Mindful magazine and receive weekly snipits.

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TEDxBrownUniversity - Willoughby Britton - Why A Neuroscientist Would Study Meditation - YouTube

In this TEDxTalk, Professor Willoughby Britton tells us that happiness is not about getting what you want. She discusses our mental qualities as habits we pr...
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This is a terrific presentation from a neuroscientist on how it is that mindfulness - deliberately paying attention without judgement - becoming more aware of our mental world  - can change the brain with long term benefits for ourselves and our world.  Prof Willoughby Britton is doing interesting research into some of the problems that can arise from meditation also.

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Parents Who Are Mindfully Self-Compassionate Make For Happier Teens, Says Study | Mindful

Parents Who Are Mindfully Self-Compassionate Make For Happier Teens, Says Study | Mindful | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
A new study finds that children of mindfully self-compassionate parents tend to have lower rates of anxiety and depression.
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For all those who have children - happy reading. This article comes from a new magazine - Mindful... It is available in both hard copy and on-line. There are some terrific articles.

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Michael Leunig 'Short notes from the long history of happiness' at Happiness & Its Causes 2013

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Leunig offers a modest "happiness enough" approach - a small "h" happiness - not "H" Happiness. It is in-keeping with what might be expected from a mindfulness based approach. Having too high expectations of Happiness and striving to obtain it, makes it more likely that we miss the small opportunities to find pleasure. It also can obscure the reality that sadness, grief, mess are all part of life. They too are okay. He recites his poem:

"Love each other and you will be happy

It is as simple and as difficult as that"

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The Benefits of Meditation - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Posting this clip as a very short summary of why we practice Mindfulness. It might help inspire us to keep practising. Jon Kabat-Zinn (PhD) one of the key players who has brought Mindfulness into mainstream medicine and health care (via the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine).

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Jon Kabat-Zinn Defines Mindfulness

Clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn gives an operational definition of mindfulness. An excerpt from "Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness" f...
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The definition of Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn is the most quoted in all the scientific literature. Here he talks though his definition in 4 1/2 minutes.

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Meditation: Addressing Pain

In this video, viewers will learn about how the brain processes pain in response to meditation. It includes clips from an interview between Dr. Josephin
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A simple way to break a bad habit

A simple way to break a bad habit | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction -- from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they're bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover a simple but profound tactic that might help you beat your next urge to smoke, snack or check a text while driving.
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We are currently developing a course on Mindful eating and nutrition that will enable some of these ideas to be put into practice.

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Are You Addicted to Doing? - Mindful

Are You Addicted to Doing? - Mindful | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Running around getting things done is always better, right? Wrong. Have you tried lowering your speed limit?
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Busyness is the modern laziness!  So says this article. Combine this with the research into multi-tasking that shows media-overload exhausts our capacity to skilfully allocate our limited personal resources. And we spend our days chasing the details, checking emails and sending texts rather than focusing on what is important.

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Mindfulness; in Medicine, Health Care and Society - YouTube

http://www.umassmed.edu/cfm The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society is a visionary force and global leader in mind-body medicine. Fo...
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A short video on what mindfulness is and why it might be worth building into your life. Our founder Kathryn Choules trained at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts with Saki Santorelli and Florence Meleo-Meyer who appear on the video.

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Glasses of Empathy - YouTube

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Mindfulness is intertwined with 'heartfulness'. Developing mindfulness enables us to hear and see others without being blinded by our own perspective, without clinging at all costs to the satisfaction of our own wants. Of course a healthy respect for our needs is important, but in combination with understanding, respect and care and for others.

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Mindfulness

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Anderson Cooper reports on what it's like to try to achieve "mindfulness," a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today's world of digital distractions
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This clip from 60 Minutes (US version) is an interesting glimpse at why Mindfulness is needed and where it is being embraced in our overstimulated modern world. The shots of the retreat are from Mt Madonna, CA - a beautiful location. That is where Kathryn (Mind and Movement MBSR instructor) did part of her training - led by Jon Kabat-Zinn (PhD) and Saki Santorelli (EdD).

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Kristin Neff: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion - YouTube

Kristin Neff, Ph.D., is an associate professor in human development and culture at the University of Texas, Austin, and the author of the book "Self-Compassi...
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This is a helpful discussion for what can be confusing terms. As a teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction trained at the Centre for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, the presence of compassion within mindfulness is vital. To be able to relate to my experience of this moment, without judging is a profound act of compassion (and very difficult for most of us). Jon Kabat-Zinn often talks of mindfulness as a radical act of love.

 

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37 Reasons Why I'm Celebrating Turning 37

37 Reasons Why I'm Celebrating Turning 37 | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Turning 37. How does that thought sit with me? I'm not exactly sure, to be honest.
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This idea of Janine's, acknowledging 37 reasons to celebrate notching up 37 years on the planet, is really neat. Keep reading all the way to the end and watch the clip of Kool and the Gang - those white shoes! Mindfulness and the MBSR are part of Janine's reasons to celebrate. Go girl!

 

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Mark Koberg: From TV Producer To Mindfulness Entrepreneur

Mark Koberg: From TV Producer To Mindfulness Entrepreneur | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
Having produced daytime TV for 17 years, I know from experience that people come on talk shows because they're in conflict with the way things are and are searching for answers. Those same reasons led me to mindfulness meditation.
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It isn't necessary to have a major personal crisis to go looking for a different way to engage with life, but for some of us it helps!

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MBSR, The Attitude of Letting Go by Jon Kabat-Zinn - YouTube

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In the second week of the MBSR course (running at present) we talk about "letting go." "Letting go" can feel like an impossible demand. We know how it feels to be caught up by an emotion (such as fear or anger or even excitement), or a thought ("I'm right", "I'm hopeless" ...) or even caught up in the physical experience of pain. Letting go can seem at times to not be humanly possible. An alternative way to think of this is as "letting be" - allowing the experience to be present and softening around our usual identification with the experience. I can remind myself that I am not the fear, but fear is present. I can remind myself that thoughts come and go and this one too will pass. I can remember that this pain is made up of many sensations - changing sensations. Easing off from the usual identification with the experience and letting the experience run its course is an alternative to our usual grasping of certain experiences and running away from others.

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Mindfulness meditation: boosting young people's brain power? - Health & Wellbeing

Mindfulness meditation: boosting young people's brain power? - Health & Wellbeing | Mindfulness | Scoop.it
It's not only adults who can benefit from focusing their attention, research suggests mindfulness and meditation are also useful tools for young people.
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As adults we can help support the children in our lives through developing our own Mindfulness (which encompasses heartfulness). We can be more present, loving and less reactive in our relationships with young people. This article talks about how children can benefit from Mindfulness meditation themselves.

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A Mindful Nation with Congressman Tim Ryan

For those of us in Australia - less than inspired by the political offerings and outcome of the recent federal election - a US Congressman and Mindfulness practitioner provides his thoughts on what Mindfulness can bring to a nation. It is a short clip. Stay tuned as it shows the kids meditating and talks about bringing compassion to every day.

 

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