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A collection of insights to gain an understanding & practice of mindfulness
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A Mindful Difference: Respond vs React - Thin Difference

A Mindful Difference: Respond vs React - Thin Difference | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Being mindful in our responses ensures integrity in our interactions. Absence of mindfulness will raise the likelihood of emotional reactions.
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There is a big difference between responding and reacting, and mindfulness can help us focus more on being more responsive in a thoughtful and centered way. The four steps outlined may help us tackle this in meetings and in life.

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Angie Mc's curator insight, March 19, 2013 3:22 PM

"There may be a slight difference between the words react and respond. Yet, in practice, there seems to be a gulf of difference."

 

Practicing emotional and physical discipline helps one to respond, to be responsible.  When one is depleted, it is easier to feel a victim to outside circumstances.

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Misdfulness

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Make a Gratitude Adjustment

Make a Gratitude Adjustment | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Feeling thankful is one key to happiness, so count your blessings for a boost.
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"Gratitude needn't be directed at another person to hit its mark. Take just a few minutes each day to jot down things that make you thankful, from the generosity of friends to the food on your table or the right to vote. After a few weeks, people who follow this routine 'feel better about themselves, have more energy and feel more alert,' Emmons says. Feeling thankful even brings physical changes, studies show. List-keepers sleep better, exercise more and gain a general contentment that may counteract stress and contribute to overall health."

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Taking a Mindful Approach to Technology

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The South Africans have a beautiful philosophy called Ubuntu, which translates as "I am what I am because of who we all are." This is a perfect way to think about the way a brain develops, influenced by its surrounding people and experiences.
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Three Keys to Mindful Leadership Coaching - Forbes

Three Keys to Mindful Leadership Coaching - Forbes | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"Mindful coaches perfect a form of conscious and comfortable simultaneous attention to themselves, their coachee, the relationship between them, and the mental, emotional, and relational dynamics occurring in the moment. There are three aspects of mindfulness that have particular pertinence to leadership coaching:

 

1)      an empty mind

2)      non-reactivity

3)      permissive attention"

 

Read the article to gain insights on the three keys to mindful leadership coaching.

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Working with mindfulness

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"Can you be a success in the world of business and still be mindful? What exactly does it mean to be "mindful" anyway? According to Mirabai Bush, one of the creators of a mindfulness course developed..."

 

Tips include:

 

Accept your co-workers.

Challenge yourself.

Practice mindful emailing.

Learn to let go of your fears.

 

Read more details on each in the article.

 

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6 Steps To A More Mindful Company Culture

6 Steps To A More Mindful Company Culture | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"'Mindful' is not a word typically associated with business--but it should be. A mindful corporate culture will value substance over style, and stress single-minded focus over multi-tasking."

 

6 steps:

    Avoid blinders.

    Focus on now.

    Be accurate.

    Be tolerant.

    Minimize suffering.

    Communicate openly and truthfully.

 

Read to get the details!

 

 

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Mindfulness links forgiveness to better health - Examiner.com

Mindfulness links forgiveness to better health - Examiner.com | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Mindfulness links forgiveness to better healthExaminer.comAlthough practitioners of mindfulness have long seen it as being associated with improved health, particularly mental health, psychologists have only more recen.
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Here Are 6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try | Mindfulness Exercises

Here Are 6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try | Mindfulness Exercises | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"In this world where you might have a job you dislike and fall foul to consumer pressure or capitalist demands, it’s easy to feel stressed. If this is one end of the spectrum, though, then imagine the other. Monks train to be mindful all the time and make it a life pursuit, but you don’t need to be a monk to experience a moment of inner peace. Here are 6 mindfulness exercises you can try to find your inner peace..."

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Learn to Appreciate Life More Through Everyday Mindfulness

Learn to Appreciate Life More Through Everyday Mindfulness | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"Something precious is lost when we only focus on the doing and busyness of life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - it’s also the sense of where you are going and why..."

 

"Mindfulness is simply a way of paying attention to, and seeing clearly whatever is happening in your life. It will not eliminate life’s pressures, but it can help you respond to them in a calmer manner that benefits your heart, head, and body. It helps us recognize and step away from habitual, often unconscious emotional and physiological reactions to everyday events. It provides us with a scientifically proven approach to cultivating clarity, insight, and understanding..."

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Secrets To A Mindful Meditation Revealed - CBS Miami

Secrets To A Mindful Meditation Revealed - CBS Miami | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
From corporate boardrooms to NBA locker room, many are testing an emerging antidote to stress and it's silently sweeping the nation.
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Mindfulness: a key to success and a breath of fresh air - AMA Shift

Mindfulness: a key to success and a breath of fresh air - AMA Shift | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

Solid points on practicing mindfulness in your workplace... 5 key practices.

 

"To truly be mindful we must recover that which has been lost in an increasingly fast-paced, frenetic reality. We have become too busy taking care of business to make time for the relationships that ultimately will bring us the success we desire..."

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How to Stay Focused in a World of Distractions

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Mindfulness in business is not something that everyone understands how to achieve. But with a few pointers, it is within reach.
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Reconnect as a family | Mindful

Reconnect as a family | Mindful | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

Take the time to slow down...

 

"Sometimes family life can be so busy that it's hard to clearly see what's happening in our children's and spouse's lives, and clearly hear what they are trying to tell us.

 

With mindfulness we take a moment to slow down and stop what we're doing in order to reconnect with ourselves, with each other and with the world around us. A good place to begin is by choosing a time each day to make mindfulness your family's top priority. Here are just a few of countless opportunities available daily to slow down and experience mindfulness together..."

 

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Be Mindful of the Words We Use | Rideau

Be Mindful of the Words We Use | Rideau | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Rideau Recognition customizes employee recognition, corporate merchandise and service award programs to increase employee motivation, performance and productivity. This is our history.
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A mindful moment to take.... pause at the end of the day and think about the words used. Write them down.

 

What discovery do you make? What do you need to release? What do you need to embrace?

 

 

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Practice this Basic Technique of Mindfulness Meditation Daily ...

Practice this Basic Technique of Mindfulness Meditation Daily ... | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
A practice session for mindfulness meditation. Practice this three times each day for seven days. It contains the basic technique of mindfulness meditation.
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Mindfulness Helps You Become a Better Leader

Mindfulness Helps You Become a Better Leader | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"Regardless of the daily introspective practice you choose, the pursuit of mindful leadership will help you achieve clarity about what is important to you and a deeper understanding of the world around you. Mindfulness will help you clear away the trivia and needless worries about unimportant things, nurture passion for your work and compassion for others, and develop the ability to empower the people in your organization."


Via Richard Andrews, Roger Francis, David Hain
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10 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Brain While You Work

10 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Brain While You Work | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"In my last column, I wrote about how I lead groups of volunteers to work with the Kenyan Children Foundation in Africa, and how we all return home exhausted but with our brains refreshed and renewed...."

 

10 great tips included in the article. Many can be wrapped in mindful practices. 

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Mindfulness around the house

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We’re all busy people, and many of us don’t have time (or are unwilling to make time) to practice being mindful. But we can do this as we engage with activities throughout the day. Here...
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Suit lets medical students experience symptoms of old age

Suit lets medical students experience symptoms of old age | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"The Age Man Suit, developed by German scientists, is designed to make future doctors aware of older people's needs...

 

'My aim is to turn young energetic people into slow, creaking beings, temporarily at least,' she said. 'That way they will I hope, develop a feeling for what it's like to be old.'" 

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Why Reflection Is Good For Well-Being - Huffington Post

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Why Reflection Is Good For Well-Being - Huffington Post.

 

"We focus on the outside world in education and don't look much at inwardly focused reflective skills and attentions," study researcher Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, a professor of education,...

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» 7 Easy Ways to be Mindful Every Day - World of Psychology

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"Mindfulness has a way of sounding complicated. It’s anything but...

 

"'Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally,' according to Marsha Lucas, Ph.D, psychologist and author of Rewire Your Brain for Love....

 

7 simple practices to use everyday.

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here2here - Blog - Mindfulness - Starting Out

"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present ..."

 

This blog post provides a great overview of how to get started with mindful practices as well as delivers several valuable resources. Enjoy!

 

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Learning to Be Present With Yourself | Psychology Today

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The Power of Living an Engaged Life
By Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D....

 

"Sometimes the most important things in life are simple and this is one of those times. When you have too much to do and fear you will never get where you want to be, try taking some time out to fully experience the present moment!" 

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Mindfulness: the altered state of America

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Transition happening?

 

"Despite the assertion of traditional American values, Ryan may actually be an important radical, willing to use his influence to trigger a shift in cultural attitudes and practices, leading perhaps to less pursuit and more happiness. Having looked at the science, and experienced the effects of meditation in his own life, he is convinced that mindfulness "will be the next great movement in the United States", and declares that: "I would be derelict in my duty as a congressman if I didn't do my part to make mindfulness accessible to as many people as possible in our nation." As the first mainstream US politician nails his colours to the meditation mast, it'll be interesting to see what happens next, both to Ryan and to American mindfulness."

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A Simple Way to Trick Your Brain Toward Mindfulness

A Simple Way to Trick Your Brain Toward Mindfulness | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Just like signs on the road may help remind us to slow down or remind us of children crossing, we can put up signs with short verses in our day to day to remind us to be how we want to be.
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