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5 Ways To Embrace Mindfulness At Work

5 Ways To Embrace Mindfulness At Work | Mindfulness for a better world | Scoop.it
You don't have to get into lotus pose under your desk to be mindful at work.
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You will give 40% to 70% of your life for a salary. You might love your work or not, but you still need to do it, and being creative in a working environment is not always possible. Find a few free moments to express yourself, to create. Instead of being stuck in a frustrating rut, thinking about problems at work, turn around and do something you like whenever you have time. With a paint brush, a pencil, a musical instrument, or a gardening hoe, do it for you, for your children, for your students or for the world.  The act of creation is a positive step on the path of happiness; give yourself a chance, you deserve it!

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Art of listening: Build relationships by fine-tuning your listening skills

Art of listening: Build relationships by fine-tuning your listening skills | Mindfulness for a better world | Scoop.it

“Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.” — Anonymous

 

“We do this when we listen,” she said. “ It’s also incredibly important that we listen to ourselves so we can understand and meet our own needs for self-care. That way we are better able to care for others. These acts of listening and caring for ourselves first is the realm of self-compassion.”

So what makes a good listener?

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Good listeners show genuine interest in

what’s being said and show empathy

to the speaker by caring.

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Eli Levine's curator insight, March 25, 2014 1:40 PM

More than anything, a lack of listening, understanding and probing for the truth is what leads to the biggest failures in policy and decision making.

 

Just look at the mess that the US and Russia have created out of the Ukrainian situation.  Look what the Ukrainian government could have done in order to stave off Russian intervention and aggression.  It may not have worked in keeping the Russians out.  However, by embracing the Russian-speaking Ukrainians in government and in society, the Ukrainian-speaking population may have been able to give themselves a stronger point of argumentation against the Russian incursion into Crimea.  The failure to acknowledge both Russia's concerns about NATO taking over in Ukraine, plus the legitimate economic and social concerns of the ethnic Russians in Eastern and Southern Ukraine is probably what at least partially led to the current state of affairs in Ukraine.

 

And the US, for our part, failed to acknowledge, listen and abide by the other peoples' interests as well, choosing instead to small-selfishly pursue our own ends regardless of the costs and consequences of that pursuit in the grand scheme of things.

 

Think about it.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, March 26, 2014 4:07 AM

This applies to all of us in any of our roles in children's lives: parents, grandparents, carers, teachers, early years workers, you name it...

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Don’t Listen to Music While Studying

Don’t Listen to Music While Studying | Mindfulness for a better world | Scoop.it
I notice several students listening to music while busy at work. I have no good reason to ask that they remove their headphones and turn off their devices. As I walk around the room, I admire the ele
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I don't understand what people don't like about silence! Silence is a bliss for the heart and mind. Great article of course if you are on the "vote for silence side" :-)

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The Buddha of Mindfulness. The Politics of Mindfulness » Christophers Dharma Blog

The Buddha of Mindfulness. The Politics of Mindfulness » Christophers Dharma Blog | Mindfulness for a better world | Scoop.it
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Worth the read...does explain why you change through mindfulness and why although many good souls are developing an awareness, the world does not change, your working place does not change and neither does your country. Thank you to the author Christophertitmuss. He wrote clearly what is still a blurr for many of us and thank you to Joan Halifax for sharing it. Diane (Kamon)

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The Secret To Doing Better In School: Meditation

The Secret To Doing Better In School: Meditation | Mindfulness for a better world | Scoop.it
Want to do well on that upcoming test? Consider a little meditation, a new study in the journal Mindfulness suggests.

Via Andrew Campbell
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We'll get there in the end! :-)

I am happy when I read articles like this one.

 

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Jon Kabat-Zinn Explains Mindfulness In The Modern World

Jon Kabat-Zinn Explains Mindfulness In The Modern World | Mindfulness for a better world | Scoop.it

Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), talks about the present moment and the "thousand-year view" with Omega.


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My New Mindfulness Book Pocket Mindfulness | Mindfulness Exercises

My New Mindfulness Book Pocket Mindfulness | Mindfulness Exercises | Mindfulness for a better world | Scoop.it
I am pleased to announce my new mindfulness book, Pocket Mindfulness - the Pocket Sized Guide to Mindfulness Practice accompanied by 3 powerful meditation mp3s.
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mindfulmoments4u - YouTube

mindfulmoments4u - YouTube | Mindfulness for a better world | Scoop.it

"When you want something...ask yourself: If I get this will many people around me be happy or will I be the only one happy?"

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A Push For Meditation In Schools

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If we can train our children with good habits, it will improve every aspect of our county. By incorporating more mindfulness-based practices into education and society, we can greatly improve America.

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Reprise – 10 Ways to Bring More Mindfulness to Your Work Day ...

Reprise – 10 Ways to Bring More Mindfulness to Your Work Day ... | Mindfulness for a better world | Scoop.it
The topic of mindfulness seems to pop up with more and more of our clients. True, there is the buzzword effect, but I believe that on some level there's a growing sense of how scattered and overwhelmed people feel.
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Mindful moments | Part 1: The dark spot on the white sheet. - YouTube

I have viewers from around the world, US, England, Saudi Arabia. Israel, Canada, Finland, Russia, Africa, Germany, Mongolia, Thailand, Australia, Egypt, Cot...

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Take 2 minutes please.....

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What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space

What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking & Sacred Space | Mindfulness for a better world | Scoop.it
We're addicted to distraction, and it's holding us back. To find genius in the 21st century, we must build a discipline of unplugging and deep thinking.
Diane Therrien's insight:

The message is the same but it is said in a different way. Thank you to Scott Belsky for this powerful insight. 

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How Yoga Could Help Keep Kids In School

How Yoga Could Help Keep Kids In School | Mindfulness for a better world | Scoop.it
Getting mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation into schools could save lives. And a few trillion dollars.

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Grouding the mind in the present moment with yoga...:-)

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Fifth Graders ‘Learn to Breathe,’ Cut Down the Stress at Plymouth Meeting Friends

The students take in some 'mindfulness research,' and meditation.

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We all need it ...a few of us are teaching mindfulness to children who in turn will teach it to the world :-)

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Amazon.com: Mother Earth Loses her Hat and Boots (Mindfulness for a Better World) eBook: Kamon, Joey Krit: Kindle Store

Mother Earth Loses her Hat and Boots (Mindfulness for a Better World) - Kindle edition by Kamon, Joey Krit. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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Breathe in, breathe out a way to conquer students’ stress

Breathe in, breathe out a way to conquer students’ stress | Mindfulness for a better world | Scoop.it

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If kids are to get a tablet at the age of 3...Mindfulness is a must!

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OSHO: Selling Bliss

OSHO International Foundation - http://www.osho.com --FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY-- Perhaps a Christian conditioning makes people think that anything 'spiritu...

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White Paper-Integrating Mindfulness into K-12 Education @ The Still Quiet Place

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Wireless will grow and mindfulness will grow too. Both of them are the 2 basic tools for the education systems needed at the moment and in a near future...


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Grand Master Art Mason's Buddha Nature » The Zen of Humour

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Humour is good for the soul. Often times we take life far to seriously. In this short video Osho tells a story of how After Friedrich Nietzsche declared that God is Dead - the word F*CK has become the most important word in the English language.


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Teens and Mindfulness - News - Pregnancy and Parenting - Having ...

Teens and Mindfulness - News - Pregnancy and Parenting - Having ... | Mindfulness for a better world | Scoop.it
“The teen brain is still undergoing a period of active construction,” explains Dr. Jean Clinton, an associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience at McMaster University, division of Child Psychiatry. “And, during this time, teenagers are more reactive. Mindfulness allows them to pay attention to their feelings rather than being their feelings.”

Mindfulness also involves accepting what you are feeling and understanding that an emotion is just an emotion: it doesn’t control you, explains Shelley Hermer, a social worker based in Peterborough, Ontario. “Feelings come and feelings go. And there’s no such thing as a bad feeling. Being angry is just as valid as being excited.”

So how can you apply this new research about mindfulness to your life as a parent the next time your teenager storms through the front door, livid about something that happened at school?

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Bringing "Mindfulness" to the Workplace - 25% of large US companies launch internal ‘stress-reduction’ initiatives

Bringing "Mindfulness" to the Workplace - 25% of large US companies launch internal ‘stress-reduction’ initiatives | Mindfulness for a better world | Scoop.it
General Mills, the company behind Cheerios cereal and Häagen-Dazs ice cream, is headquartered on a leafy expanse outside Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

August 24, 2012 - Financial Times - Bringing Mysticism to Capitalism

The General Mills initiative is at the vanguard of a movement that is quietly reshaping certain corners of the corporate world. With meditation, yoga and “mindfulness”, the foundational tenets of Buddhism, Hinduism and other pan-Asian philosophies have infiltrated the upper echelons of some of the biggest companies on earth.... http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/d9cb7940-ebea-11e1-985a-00144feab49a.html#axzz24f23XPsg


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