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A collection of insights to gain an understanding & practice of mindfulness
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Keeping Calm When You’re on the Clock | Texas Enterprise

Keeping Calm When You’re on the Clock | Texas Enterprise | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
I’m trying to focus on my breathing, but a story assignment keeps bubbling up into my thoughts.
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Great advice.... walk, mediate, breathe... reduce our stress and refocus our attention to what matters most.

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, May 27, 2013 7:06 AM

There are many easy and simple ways allowing mediation (informally) to be included in our daily lives. Everybody can do it :-)

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10 Reasons Why You Really Need To Start Meditating

10 Reasons Why You Really Need To Start Meditating | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Cheers to America's new push-up for the brain! With all the scientific evidence coming in over the years, meditation is now becoming a practice that anyone from any walk of life can embrace.
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Meditation - push-ups for the brain! A great way to think about mediatation and mindfulness. This article highlights some wonderful across-the-board benefits.

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If You're Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

If You're Too Busy to Meditate, Read This | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Doing nothing for 20 minutes a day actually increases your productivity.
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Simply staged: "Meditating daily will strengthen your willpower muscle. Your urges won't disappear, but you will be better equipped to manage them. And you will have experience that proves to you that the urge is only a suggestion. You are in control."

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Meditating Your Way To More Effective Leadership

Meditating Your Way To More Effective Leadership | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

 

The Drucker School of Management and Wharton Business School both offer courses in mindfulness meditation. Virginia Tech is sponsoring "contemplative practices for a technological society," a conference for engineers who integrate contemplative disciplines into their work. Google offers courses in meditation and yoga

 

Aetna, Merck, General Mills--the list goes on--all are exploring how meditation can help their leaders and employees agilely thrive in today's fast-paced business environment. And the benefits are widely publicized: sustained attention span, improved multi-tasking abilities, strengthened immune system, increased emotional intelligence, improved listening skills...And there is science behind such claims.


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Jem Muldoon's curator insight, February 15, 2013 4:15 PM

When top business schools highlight the importance of mindfulness with courses for future leaders, we now have precedence for including it in educational leadership training.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 15, 2013 7:01 PM

I like the ideas that mindfulness is combined with Peter Drucker's work and that large companies are looking at meditation as something that will benefit employees.

Lauran Star's curator insight, March 19, 2013 11:43 AM

What really happens when we meditate? How can such a simple act of sitting still actually cultivate agile, talented leaders? Read this article to learn more.

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Meditating Your Way To More Effective Leadership

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Why sitting still and listening to your own thoughts for a few minutes a day may be the best business move you can make.


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Insightful article. Great thought here:

 

"This gesture of "letting go" of our internal gossip, while simple, is also a highly concentrated gesture of leadership agility. Like ballet dancers rehearsing a demi-plié or an acrobat practicing a handstand pirouette over and over again, here in mindfulness awareness meditation we, too, are exercising core muscles of basic human wisdom and agility."

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:06 AM

(from the article): Too often as leaders we tend to hold on, hold in, and hold back. Whether it's "holding onto" our jobs, our prestige, our paychecks; "holding back" our views, concerns and suggestions; or "holding in" our frustrations, inspirations and ideas--at work our bias toward "holding" can have a singularly blinding effect on how we skillfully engage challenges. Letting go, on the other hand, of our fixed mindsets, discursiveness, opinions, emotional habits and much more, can provide vital perspective in effectively leading a team, an enterprise, or a life.

 

And what happens when we exercise this muscle of "letting go" in conducting daily business? We become agile.

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How do I bring more mindfulness into my life? | Mindful

How do I bring more mindfulness into my life? | Mindful | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"So, we can practice mindfulness and become more present. All we have to do is to establish attention in the present moment, and to allow ourselves to be with what is here. To rest in the awareness of what is here. To pay attention without trying to change anything. To allow ourselves to become more deeply and completely aware of what it is we are sensing! And to be with what it is we are experiencing. To rest in this quality of being, of being aware, in each moment as our life
unfolds.

 

And, to the extent we can practice "being" and become more present and more aware of our life and in our life, the "doing" we do about all of it, will be more informed, more responsive, and less driven by the habits of reaction and inattention."

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The Age of the Inner-Net? | Psychology Today: Staying connected, staying enlightened!

The Age of the Inner-Net? | Psychology Today: Staying connected, staying enlightened! | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
How to make the Internet era also the "Inner-net" era By Viral Mehta...

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14 Executives Who Swear By Meditation

14 Executives Who Swear By Meditation | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Ray Dalio, Marc Benioff, and more.
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Leadership and meditation go well together!

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10 Reasons Why You Really Need To Start Meditating

10 Reasons Why You Really Need To Start Meditating | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Cheers to America's new push-up for the brain! With all the scientific evidence coming in over the years, meditation is now becoming a practice that anyone from any walk of life can embrace.
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Meditation - push-ups for the brain! A great way to think about mediatation and mindfulness. This article highlights some wonderful across-the-board benefits.

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4 Steps to Mindfulness

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In today’s fast-paced world, we hardly have a spare minute to do the things for ourselves that help us stay energized and focused. By focusing for a few minutes a couple of times a day to intentionally breathe can completely change our disposition. A study out of the University of Pennsylvania shows that carving out a mere 12 minutes a day to do just that—intentionally breathe—can go a long way toward improving your mood. In addition, meditating can help you get better quality sleep, show more kindness towards others, and reduce inflammation.

 

Here are a series of mini-meditations you can call on throughout your day when you’re feeling like you are coming apart at the seams and need to find your center.

 


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Take the simple steps to make a big difference in our outlook.

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Peg Gillard's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:50 AM

The power of intentional living and being in the moment heals and strengthens. 

Annette Schmeling's curator insight, February 7, 2013 10:40 PM

Following these four simple steps daily will help make mindfulness a part of ordinary time and will open your heart and mind to the world in front of you. 

Shane Davis's curator insight, March 10, 2013 3:19 AM

These are easy and they don't require any special conditions to do little mini-meditations. I did two of them before but the lunch one wasn't really my thing. I will be trying it to see how it makes me feel.

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‘Meditation Will Change Your Life’

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Meditation will change your life -- drastically, and there's a very good chance it is the answer you are looking for. In the short term, it provides more focused attention, ability to deal with emotions, and fulfilling relationships.

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Two great resources highlighted in the article.
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Inhale, Exhale, Fight Fire | Mindful

Inhale, Exhale, Fight Fire | Mindful | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

Barry Boyce reports on a group of firefighters who are employing mindfulness techniques in the workplace, encouraging situational awareness and saving lives.


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How to meditate

How to meditate | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Ours is a culture that values multi-tasking and constant stimulation, leaving many people feeling scattered and fragmented, drained of energy, always in search of more intensity to feel alive.
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New Year’s Resolutions the Buddha Might Have Made

New Year’s Resolutions the Buddha Might Have Made | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

This is a wonderful article about Resolutions that are grounded in wisdom and might very well enrich our lives, even if they are not made at the beginning of the New Year. In fact, we might consider reading this list every month, just to remind us of the possibilities for the rest of the year.  <Kat Tansey>


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