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How does mindfulness improve self-control?

How does mindfulness improve self-control? | Mindful | Scoop.it

"In this model, mindfulness is defined as a moment-by-moment observing of impermanence, suffering, and not-self. In other words, mindfulness involves noticing the impermanence of sensations and feeling tones, the suffering caused by habitual desire or aversion, and the idea that none of the sensations, desires, or aversions create the self. Thus observing can break the chain of thought, the habit, and eventually, the suffering."

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Have you ever wondered where your suffering comes from? Ever wondered why fear and anxiety just seem to come out of the blue?

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sfMediaProf's curator insight, October 3, 2013 9:20 PM

"Mindfulness" is considered a method to counter the effects of "multi-tasking" . . . and helpful for a successful "digital detox."

 

And, judging by the photo -- also helps you eat only a plate of chocolate chip cookies ...

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 14, 2013 12:51 PM

Science is catching up to what wisdom has been able to describe for a long time.

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8 Ways To Stop Over-Thinking And Find Peace In The Present Moment

8 Ways To Stop Over-Thinking And Find Peace In The Present Moment | Mindful | Scoop.it
by Dr. Kelly Neff TheMindUnleashed, We all do our best to stay positive, but occasionally we can slip into negative thinking patterns that can wreak havoc on our lives. We might worry about our pas...
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4 Mindfulness Exercises For Beginners

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Four Mindfulness Exercises For Beginners to help get you started. It has shown to help ease anxiety, depression, PTSD, high blood pressure, and hypertension
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The Importance of Mindfulness and Compassion at Work: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Matthieu Ricard

The Importance of Mindfulness and Compassion at Work: LinkedIn Speaker Series with Matthieu Ricard | Mindful | Scoop.it
Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who left a career in cellular genetics to study Buddhism in the Himalayas more than 45 years ago. Often referred to as the “happiest man in the world,” Matthieu is an international best-selling author and a
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Why Mindfulness and Meditation Are Good for Business - Knowledge@Wharton

Why Mindfulness and Meditation Are Good for Business - Knowledge@Wharton | Mindful | Scoop.it
In a world focused on increased productivity and instant gratification, it's hard to imagine that businesspeople have much time for meditation. But huge corporations -- including Google, Monsanto, Hearst and National Grid --have discovered the benefits of meditation at work, including improved teamwork, more effective decision-making and lower levels of employee stress. In this interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Mirabai Bush, co-founder of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, spoke with
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7 Ways to Change Your Attitude When You Can’t Change Anything Else

7 Ways to Change Your Attitude When You Can’t Change Anything Else | Mindful | Scoop.it
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
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A Harvard professor reveals a strategy that can help you stop worrying

A Harvard professor reveals a strategy that can help you stop worrying | Mindful | Scoop.it
Worried about how to stop worrying?
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Is Meditation Making You Crazy? 3 Tips To Help You Be More Mindful

Is Meditation Making You Crazy? 3 Tips To Help You Be More Mindful | Mindful | Scoop.it
I am going to be straight up honest: I hated meditating — for years — and thought it was a total waste of my time. When my yoga and philosophy teachers would ask how it was going, I would lie,
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7 Mindfulness Tips For Busy People With Hectic Lives

7 Mindfulness Tips For Busy People With Hectic Lives | Mindful | Scoop.it
Discover seven mindfulness tips that can help you achieve a healthier, more comfortable life by lowering stress. If you're a busy person with a hectic life,
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Kickstart your Mindfulness

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MOO talks to entrepreneur Rohan Gunatillike about his Kickstarter campaign for Cards for Mindfulness
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11 Powerful Mindfulness Exercises You Can Do In Less Than A Minute

11 Powerful Mindfulness Exercises You Can Do In Less Than A Minute | Mindful | Scoop.it
Discover eleven powerful mindfulness exercises you can do in less than a minute. Being mindful can be fun. You don’t have to light candles, sit in the lotus position
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Mindfulness: 11 Powerful New Scientific Studies Show It Brings Happiness Into Your Life

Mindfulness: 11 Powerful New Scientific Studies Show It Brings Happiness Into Your Life | Mindful | Scoop.it
Let's start at the beginning: What is mindfulness? Basically, mindfulness is an ancient form of meditation. Scientists describe it as "full attention to the
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The biggest surprise was my sense of gratitude

The biggest surprise was my sense of gratitude | Mindful | Scoop.it
Headspacer user Robin Galante shares how meditating helped her cope with the loss of someone close to her.
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Your Phone Can Help You Find Mindfulness!

Your Phone Can Help You Find Mindfulness! | Mindful | Scoop.it
Your phone is probably the last place you'd think to go if you're looking for a bit of mindfulness, but I've found an app that may surprise you!
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10 Ways To Be Mindful Right Now! | Soul and Spirit

10 Ways To Be Mindful Right Now! | Soul and Spirit | Mindful | Scoop.it
To get the full benefits of mindfulness (improved concentration, calmer mood and better sleep) you don’t need to wait until your next meditation class. To practise, simply check in with[...]
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It Only Takes 5 Minutes a Day to Keep Your Brain Healthy

It Only Takes 5 Minutes a Day to Keep Your Brain Healthy | Mindful | Scoop.it
With so much to do in so little time, it’s hard, seeming next to impossible sometimes, to squeeze in some TLC. But, especially for the on-the-go types, creating Zen space is not only good for de-stressing, it’s also good for maintaining good brain health.
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5 Tools To Practice Mindfulness At Work

5 Tools To Practice Mindfulness At Work | Mindful | Scoop.it
Over the last several years of study with my teachers, I’ve learned a lot about the power of our thoughts. Specifically this: even when we think our thoughts can "solve" a problem at hand, the
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The record-breaking group meditation you won’t want to miss

The record-breaking group meditation you won’t want to miss | Mindful | Scoop.it
Become a part of meditation history by booting up your computer, finding a quiet space, and connecting to wifi on July 11 at noon EST.
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Being Present: All You Really Need

Being Present: All You Really Need | Mindful | Scoop.it
Being present is the Holy Grail of spiritual enlightenment and effective living. More importantly, it is the place where everything can change if we let it.
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DebbyBruck's comment, June 16, 3:37 AM
Excellent article Craig - TY for the share :)
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When You Feel Pressured and Overwhelmed by Possibilities

When You Feel Pressured and Overwhelmed by Possibilities | Mindful | Scoop.it
Feeling pressured and overwhelmed by choices? Tired of listening to what everyone else thinks you should do? This may help.
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Demystifying Meditation: A Skeptic’s Guide. {Infographic}

Demystifying Meditation: A Skeptic’s Guide. {Infographic} | Mindful | Scoop.it
If you've been thinking about it, but resisting for some reason, then I recommend you check this out:
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Mindfulness has lost its Buddhist roots, and it may not be doing you good

Mindfulness has lost its Buddhist roots, and it may not be doing you good | Mindful | Scoop.it
The mindfulness technique is being blindly sold and we are buying it hook line and sinker.
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10 mindfulness habits that will make you more productive at work

10 mindfulness habits that will make you more productive at work | Mindful | Scoop.it
Reduce stress and negative thinking.
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