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The Mindful Manifesto - Awareness, Engagement, and Choice

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"This week, I had the pleasure of reading The Mindful Manifesto, by Ed Halliwell, a respected Mindfulness teacher in the U.K. and family physician, Jonty Heaversedge, published by Hay House. This book is a clear, engaging, and informative introduction to the practice of Mindfulness, and how it can lead to a more fulfiling way of living. The book is both succinct and thorough, covering the practice's Eastern roots, modern-day applications, and the research demonstrating its efficacy for medical issues, addictions, and mood disorders. Each chapter includes practical Mindfulness exercises, instructions to get the most out of the practice, stories of actual clients, and authentic, personal accounts by the authors of their mindful journeys. Overall, the book succeeds in its goal of making Mindfulness understandable and accessible to the general public.

 

The book covers four key aspects of Mindfulness: breath, body, thoughts, and feelings...."

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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 6:22 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.

alexander_sp's curator insight, March 20, 2013 5:01 AM

Misdfulness

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13 Things Mindful People Do Differently Every Day

13 Things Mindful People Do Differently Every Day | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
It may have started as a trend among Silicon Valley tech companies, but mindfulness seems to be here to stay for all of us.

2014 has been called the "year of mindful living," and in the past several months, mindfulness has made headline...
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Richard Branson on Self-Awareness for Leadership Growth

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Being more self-aware will help you improve as a leader. Virgin's CEO discusses how and why you can do this.

Via Richard Andrews
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Andrea Costantine's curator insight, September 13, 2013 4:47 PM

Awareness is the key component to becoming a compassionate leader. 

Andrew Melville's curator insight, October 15, 2013 3:27 AM

Great story about self awareness and how to make mistakes and learn from them.

John Michel's curator insight, January 31, 8:35 AM

Wise words from one of the worlds most successful leaders, reminding us Self-awareness can help you to persevere as you carry out your plan.
 


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5 Essential Elements For Staying Present

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Before even attempting to do any practice it's important to understand that your practice is not a performance. Each practice doesn't need to be evaluated about whether it was a "good" meditation or a "bad" meditation.
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Rewiring Your Emotions | Mindful

Rewiring Your Emotions | Mindful | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Think you're destined to respond the same way emotionally to the same old triggers? Not necessarily so, says Sharon Begley. With a little mind training, you can chart new pathways.

Via Romi Royé
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God Is.'s comment, August 28, 2013 6:29 PM
I have been researching Christianity, Mindfulness and meditation for a while now.. yes, I agree that the old news is becoming new news.. I have a friend who was diagnosed with lung cancer, his Oncologist, who has plenty credentials, leads a cancer support group and has extensively talked about mindfulness as a way to cope with the suffering associated with this insidious disease...
Jon Kabbat-Zinn is also a pioneer in the field...
Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, August 28, 2013 6:54 PM
Mind, Body, Spirit healing goes beyond..'coping,' with suffering any diagnosed disease. http://drdorothy.net
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The Science Behind Rewiring Your Emotions

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5 Points for Your Empathy Arsenal

5 Points for Your Empathy Arsenal | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
The arguments you need to explain why empathy is a key to life-long learning.

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John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, July 18, 2013 2:54 AM

Here's a lengthy, although compelling, article about developing your empathy. Whislt it has an educational slant, it is about a subject that crosses over into many, if not all, disciplines.

 

The author describes empathy as a skill and this has lso caused me to reflect as I have always consider it to be a trait ~ something we are born with. But then pyschopaths generally lack the ability to empathise, as do many top business leaders, as recent  studies have shown. So perhaps empathy is a skill that we are encouraged to use and develop in our early nurturing and onwards through life!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 2, 2013 2:37 PM

I like the phrase that empathy is caught and not taught. Adults can model and encourage empathy.

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This Simple Mental Trick Can Slow Down Time - Huffington Post

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This Simple Mental Trick Can Slow Down Time
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"Mindfulness allows people to appreciate their surroundings and can lead to the feeling that time is passing more slowly," Dr.
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How Not to Be Alone

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Technology may make it easier to communicate electronically, but more difficult to do so emotionally.
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An essential perspective on taking the least traveled communcation path....

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 10, 2013 8:05 AM

An insightful piece on how technology is changing how we are connecting with others.

 

(From the article): It is harder to intervene than not to, but it is vastly harder to choose to do either than to retreat into the scrolling names of one’s contact list, or whatever one’s favorite iDistraction happens to be. Technology celebrates connectedness, but encourages retreat. The phone didn’t make me avoid the human connection, but it did make ignoring her easier in that moment, and more likely, by comfortably encouraging me to forget my choice to do so. My daily use of technological communication has been shaping me into someone more likely to forget others. The flow of water carves rock, a little bit at a time. And our personhood is carved, too, by the flow of our habits.

John Michel's curator insight, June 10, 2013 8:59 AM

We live in a world made up more of story than stuff. We are creatures of memory more than reminders, of love more than likes. Being attentive to the needs of others might not be the point of life, but it is the work of life. It can be messy, and painful, and almost impossibly difficult. But it is not something we give. It is what we get in exchange for having to die.

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3 Ways to Better Control Your Mind and Thoughts

3 Ways to Better Control Your Mind and Thoughts | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Descartes, father of modern philosophy, pointed to both the distinguishing characteristic of human beings and to the biggest curse of human beings when he made his famous statement, "I think.
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How Mindfulness Can Save Your Relationship - Huffington Post

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How Mindfulness Can Save Your Relationship
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In my recent blog, "The Many Benefits of Mindfulness," I outlined how a mindfulness practice has been scientifically proven to improve our mental and physical health.
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Perception, Reaction & Mindfulness - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Perception, Reaction & Mindfulness - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Perception, Reaction & Mindfulness PsychCentral.com (blog) I start by saying something poignant like “It's being aware and in the present moment” or “It's about allowing each experience to wash over us like a cool spring rain, without attachment or...
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"One man’s trash is definitely another man’s treasure. That is the essence of mindfulness: living mindfully, fully aware, fully present and actively knowing that whatever your situation is, it is merely that, a situation. It does not define you, unless you allow it to."

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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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Not Spiritual? Why You Can Still Meditate

Not Spiritual? Why You Can Still Meditate | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
GUEST POST: It’s not all chanting and levitating. Meditation instructor davidji tells us why a few minutes of stillness is a practical way to achieve peace and calm in the midst of our chaotic lives.
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Meditation is much more than being spiritual. Meditation practices will help us be better leaders.

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Ian Berry's curator insight, September 18, 10:02 PM

There's a saying I like "Meditation is listening, prayer is asking"

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Developing Mindful Leaders

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Organizations invest billions annually on a success curriculum known as "leadership development," which ends up leaving so much on the table.


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John Michel's curator insight, January 22, 2013 11:29 PM

Organizations invest billions annually on a success curriculum known as "leadership development," which ends up leaving so much on the table. Training and development programs almost universally focus factory-like on inputs and outputs — absorb curriculum, check a box; learn a skill, advance a rung; submit to assessment, fix a problem. Likewise, they leave too many people behind with an elite selection process that fast-tracks "hi-pos" and essentially discards the rest. And they leave most people cold with flavor of the month remedies, off sites, immersions, and excursions — which produce little more than a grim legacy of fat binders gathering dust on shelves.

What if, instead of stuffing people with curricula, models, and competencies, we focused on deepening their sense of purpose, expanding their capability to navigate difficulty and complexity, and enriching their emotional resilience? What if, instead of trying to fix people, we assumed that they were already full of potential and created an environment that promoted their long-term well-being? In other words, what if cultivating a successful inner life was front and center on the leadership agenda?

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John Michel, experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster, is the author of the ground breaking book, Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary. Check out his blog at www.MediocreMe.com or drop him a note at johnmichel@MediocreMe.com
Efficienarta's curator insight, March 6, 3:59 AM

I thought that the points on "deepening their sense of purpose" and "expanding their capability to navigate difficulty" were particularly interesting.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 9, 7:23 PM

Leadership development programmes often fall far short of expectations and rarely lead to long term change. Developing people is a process not an event.  Also check out - www.corporatecoachingnetwork.com.au

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Mindful Culture through Simple Exercises

Mindful Culture through Simple Exercises | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Boost wellbeing and productivity with these easy practices.
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Great ways to build a solid organizational culture.

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Richard Branson on Self-Awareness for Leadership Growth

Richard Branson on Self-Awareness for Leadership Growth | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Being more self-aware will help you improve as a leader. Virgin's CEO discusses how and why you can do this.
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Andrea Costantine's curator insight, September 13, 2013 4:47 PM

Awareness is the key component to becoming a compassionate leader. 

Andrew Melville's curator insight, October 15, 2013 3:27 AM

Great story about self awareness and how to make mistakes and learn from them.

John Michel's curator insight, January 31, 8:35 AM

Wise words from one of the worlds most successful leaders, reminding us Self-awareness can help you to persevere as you carry out your plan.
 


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Mindfulness can improve leadership in times of instability

Mindfulness can improve leadership in times of instability | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
A mindful leader can respond to change with focus and clarity, and avoid repeating the same mistakes, writes Cheryl Rezek
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David Hain's curator insight, August 20, 2013 6:02 AM

It seems to be this year's trend, let's hope people really adopt it!

Jenny Ebermann's comment, August 21, 2013 2:45 AM
There needs to be a change, definitely!
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 21, 2013 11:36 AM

Being present and listen deeply are essential skills in current organizational settings.

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Empathy: The Missing Link to Solving the World's Most Pressing Problems

Empathy: The Missing Link to Solving the World's Most Pressing Problems | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

But never has empathy been so important. We live in an unprecedented era of accelerated and unpredictable change. I completely agree with Rifkin that "the empathic evolution of the human race and the profound ways it has shaped our development... will likely decide our fate as a species."

 

I wonder whether I can single out the development of empathy as the most important issue that underscores all other issues in the World Economic Forum's Survey on the Global Agenda? I would love to hear global leaders discuss that topic! And now, how to reframe my assignment to my Columbia MBAs?

Pamela Hartigan

Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Saїd Business School, University of Oxford


Via Edwin Rutsch
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"Empathy conjures up active engagement -- the willingness of an observer to become part of another's experience, to share the feeling of that experience."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:09 PM

Empathy is important. It begins at home and ripples from there.

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, July 11, 2013 1:47 PM

Underestimated.

God Is.'s curator insight, July 13, 2013 11:16 AM

What would Jesus do?

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The Tipping Point for Mindfulness

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Today's pace and stress are so great that people are searching for new practices to find resilience in the midst of chaos, and mindfulness programs are helping them find better ways to live.
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Do You Use Intel Or Intuition? The Psychology Of Tough Decisions - Fast Company

Do You Use Intel Or Intuition? The Psychology Of Tough Decisions - Fast Company | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
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Do You Use Intel Or Intuition? The Psychology Of Tough Decisions
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The Psychology Of Tough Decisions. Let's face it, when forced to make a difficult call, we often just go with our gut.
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John Michel's curator insight, June 9, 2013 7:14 PM

Emotions are woven into all decision-making processes in many ways in which we are not conscious. Leaders who see themselves as making decisions in a purely rational manner could be setting themselves--and their organizations--up for potential disaster because they may end up believing that they are right when they are wrong. However, you can gain control over some of these emotions by becoming more aware of their source and more analytical and fact-based in your approach. And you’ll feel a lot surer in your gut.

Philippe Vallat's curator insight, June 10, 2013 10:14 AM

Just beware that intuition is the true intuition, and not the intuition of experts (or System 1 according to Kahneman)

James Aird's curator insight, June 11, 2013 4:53 AM

Good tip:

"Have a pre-mortem. Imagine you have made a decision and it’s failed.
List all the reasons why it happened. This keeps you from avoiding anyone or anything that challenges your narrative about the competency of your decisions and instead dealing with potential pitfalls before they happen"

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How Mindfulness Can Save Your Relationship - Huffington Post

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How Mindfulness Can Save Your Relationship
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In my recent blog, "The Many Benefits of Mindfulness," I outlined how a mindfulness practice has been scientifically proven to improve our mental and physical health.
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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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The art of mindfulness: What is it and how do you do it?

The art of mindfulness: What is it and how do you do it? | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
News, style and advice for professional women through the filter of success (Looking for a way to be more attentive and fully present all aspects of your life?

Via Brenda Bentley, Emma Sue Prince
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 3, 12:11 AM

I don't think it is sitting on your desk, but the article is an easy read with straightforward description.

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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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Every Day Can Be A Starting Point: Make a New Beginning | Tiny Buddha

Every Day Can Be A Starting Point: Make a New Beginning | Tiny Buddha | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Wherever you are in your journey is a starting point. Whoever or whatever it is you're chasing, slow down.
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