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25 Minutes Of Mindfulness Meditation Can Be Best Stress Buster

25 Minutes Of Mindfulness Meditation Can Be Best Stress Buster | Mindful | Scoop.it

"If there’s one mental practice that’s stood the test of time and rigorous laboratory tests, it’s meditation. Mindfulness meditation in particular has done a good job of proving itself effective in reducing stress and depression, improving attention and cognitive performance, and even increasing grey matter density in the brain."

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Non-Judging, Non-Striving and the Pillars of Mindfulness Practice

Non-Judging, Non-Striving and the Pillars of Mindfulness Practice | Mindful | Scoop.it
Twelve of us sit in a circle at the third session of the mindfulness-based stress reduction course (MBSR) offered at the hospital. The program was developed 35
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Mindfulness Is More Than Being Focused

Mindfulness Is More Than Being Focused | Mindful | Scoop.it
There is a lot of misunderstanding around what mindfulness means. No doubt we all give meaning to what it means to us in our lives. But as a way of life and h…
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 16, 10:49 AM

This is a very good article with a thorough explanation of mindfulness. As someone who worked on this in the latter stages of teaching, it was beneficial. The gentle curiosity and inquiry are hard work in our culture where everything is about immediacy with a sense of panic attached. Chogyam Trungpa and others say the ultimate meditation is in our daily lives rather than in the sitting meditation. The latter is practice for the real thing.

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The mainstreaming of mindfulness

Stressed-out Americans from war veterans to Google workers are embracing meditation. Does it really work?
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There's no price tag on a clear mind: Intel to launch mindfulness program

There's no price tag on a clear mind: Intel to launch mindfulness program | Mindful | Scoop.it
The tech giant has developed a mindfulness program for its global workforce, but with no numerical return on investment, what's the business case?
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A Moment of Mindfulness

A Moment of Mindfulness | Mindful | Scoop.it

"Doing something to awaken a curiosity within us. Intrigued by someone else. Wondering for that moment as to what simple thing we can do to make them happy. Our only motivation is to see the joy spread across their face."

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When you give a gift you've stepped out of yourself for just a moment and thought about someone else... Step Out Of Yourself.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 5, 2:15 PM

There is no distinction between the giver, the receiver, and the gift. The author concluded the article with that incredible insight.  Education could be that way. When I think of pedagogy, it is an invitation into learning. Teachers invite students to enter into their learning and the acceptance is the student's choice.

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More about Mindfulness

More about Mindfulness | Mindful | Scoop.it
Mindfulness is a practice people usually associate with meditation.  One of my favorite mindfulness teachers and practitioners, Bodhipaksa, has an article in which he defines mindfulness like this: ...


“the gentle effort to be continuously present with experience"

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Teaching Mindfulness to Teens: 5 Ways to Get "Buy-In"

Teaching Mindfulness to Teens: 5 Ways to Get "Buy-In" | Mindful | Scoop.it
Many readers asked, so here it is… How can we teach mindfulness to teenagers? How do we convince them to disconnect and spend time in stillness in their busy, connected lives? I have some ideas...
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Experienced practitioners reap genetic changes after a day of mindfulness meditation

Experienced practitioners reap genetic changes after a day of mindfulness meditation | Mindful | Scoop.it
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): Results of a recent study cofunded by NCCAM suggest that one day of intense mindfulness by
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It may seem like a huge overstatement that meditation can turn your genes on but don't dismiss it without reading it and delving further.

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The scant science behind anything that claims to boost your brainpower

The scant science behind anything that claims to boost your brainpower | Mindful | Scoop.it
To hear the advertisers of the various brain training apps tell it, there’s no longer an excuse for intellectual mediocrity. A slew of programs are available to boost your problem solving skills, attention, speed of thought, cognitive flexibility, and memory; Lumosity, the best-known app of the bunch, touts them all. What’s a payment of $14.95 per month...
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This post is a more than a bit simplistic but it does remind us that buyer beware. Mindfulness comes out best in the post but take the whole things with a grain of biased salt.

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Mindfulness - infographic...

Mindfulness - infographic... | Mindful | Scoop.it
Mindfulness Infographic. Practice it and see the difference.
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A very well done infographic about mindfulness... check it out.


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Brandy Scaggs's curator insight, April 2, 7:04 AM

Beautiful graphic about the benefits of mindfulness meditation.

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W.A.I.T. a Minute

W.A.I.T. a Minute | Mindful | Scoop.it
Tristan Gorrindo, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, on getting teenagers to pause online.
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Here is a simple technique to use when online to help make more mindful decisions.

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Mindfulness: Think About It

Mindfulness: Think About It | Mindful | Scoop.it
Can you go from minding to doing?
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The article makes for a good read for those who seek to better understand or not understand mindfulness... The cartoon is for everyone who wonders about the time we spend being "mindless"

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 15, 10:57 AM

When we understand mindfulness and meditative practices as strictly instrumental, it is fair to be skeptical. When we see meditation as the practice ground for living life, the two become inseparable. There is a validity in the idea that mindfulness and its practices can become the next fad. That is a real concern. It does not mean that we cannot use it to be better and make the world a better place by being more aware of who we are and what we do.

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Take a Minute to Stop and Smell the Roses

Take a Minute to Stop and Smell the Roses | Mindful | Scoop.it

"There is no better time than now. Be present. Taste the delicious summer fruit. Be alert of the smells of the warm sun. Connect with friends and loved ones in a meaningful way. Take time to just be wherever you are, with awareness, gratitude and appreciation. There is so much beauty in life;"

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21 Steps to Meditating on Your Own

21 Steps to Meditating on Your Own | Mindful | Scoop.it

"Don't know how to meditate? Neither did we! So we asked Andy Puddicombe, the cofounder of meditation-for-the-masses company Headspace and the voice on its mobile app, to write this basic script."

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A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary The Public Library

A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary The Public Library | Mindful | Scoop.it

"When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too."

“A library is many things,” E.B. White once wrote in a letter to the children of a little town to inspire them to fall in love with their new library.

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A library is many things including a mechanism to expand your mindfulness practice. It's not just the books but the atmosphere and history of a library that lend it to a deepening of mindfulness...


Think about it for a little while and then go visit a library or maybe 2.


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A Moment of Mindfulness: Everyone Benefits From Your Peace

A Moment of Mindfulness: Everyone Benefits From Your Peace | Mindful | Scoop.it

"through the practice of meditation and mindfulness you can touch that still point that’s within each and every one of us. You may not notice these changes in yourself at first  - but over time you are bound to transform into a totally new you"

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Thich Nhat Hanh: is mindfulness being corrupted by business and finance?

Thich Nhat Hanh: is mindfulness being corrupted by business and finance? | Mindful | Scoop.it
The Zen master discusses his advice for Google and other tech giants on being a force for good in the world


"When they create electronic devices, they can reflect on whether that new product will take people away from themselves, their family and nature," he says. "Instead they can create the kind of devices and software that can help them to go back to themselves,"

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Find Mindfulness Through Cycling

Find Mindfulness Through Cycling | Mindful | Scoop.it
How to find mindfulness while cycling. Riding is your time to be present, engaged, and human - while balancing the mind and body. Your Breath is life, oxygen is healthy and you are purifying your organs, nervous system, and mind when you ride. Recognize and be present.
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Mindfulness in policing: Hillsboro cops forge revolutionary path with meditation training

Mindfulness in policing: Hillsboro cops forge revolutionary path with meditation training | Mindful | Scoop.it
The idea behind the Hillsboro police program is simple: If cops were more mindful, then they would be more resilient, less stressed and better at their jobs.
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» The Neuroscience of Resiliency: An Interview with Linda Graham

» The Neuroscience of Resiliency: An Interview with Linda Graham | Mindful | Scoop.it
Linda Graham, author of Bouncing Back shares with us what we can do to wire a more resilient brain.


"Mindfulness and empathy/compassion practices are two of the most powerful agents of brain change known to modern neuroscience, in part because they have been shown to strengthen the functioning of the pre-frontal cortex and related structures."

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How Mindfulness Can Help Your Writing

How Mindfulness Can Help Your Writing | Mindful | Scoop.it

"Just 20 minutes of meditation a day, in a quiet place and doing this for a few weeks, can do wonders to increase your focus. By being more focused, when you sit down to write you’ll be able to devote your time completely to your writing."

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Any program or exercise that can foster creativity and help make your writing flow is worth a look. Mindfulness may be the simple routine to do just that for many writers.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 10:24 AM

What begins to happen, without any intention for it to happen, is the 20 minutes becomes 45 minutes and an hour. We become present with the person we are and the world we live in through meditation in any form. What would happen if teachers and students meditated in classrooms. We spent about 15 minutes each day after lunch in what we called a 'conversation circle' for several years before I retired. Many days, we just sat and did not say anything. Regardless, the afternoons were far more focused.

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11 Ways to Bring More Mindfulness Into Your Life Today

11 Ways to Bring More Mindfulness Into Your Life Today | Mindful | Scoop.it

"One of the most common questions I’m asked these days is “how can i bring more mindfulness into my every day life?”"


"I hope you try them out for yourself and experience first hand the trans-formative power of mindful living."

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A great list that ranges from One Minute Mindfulness to Coming to Your Senses... If you need inspiration to get into mindfulness this is the list for you...

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Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity

Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity | Mindful | Scoop.it

"We all seek stability. We want to hold things still, thinking that if we do, we can control them. But since everything is always changing, that doesn’t work. Actually, it causes you to lose control."

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Mindfulness is simple yet it does take effort to become adept at its practice. Ellen Langer's article is a great place to start on your journey.

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Protesters Confront Business Mindfulness

Protesters Confront Business Mindfulness | Mindful | Scoop.it
These days it's not uncommon to see protesters confront business mindfulness... mindfulness has become like a beach ball high above the crowd
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The conflict developing between mindfulness and business might better be seen as an opportunity...

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