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A collection of insights to gain an understanding & practice of mindfulness
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The Meaning Of Mindfulness

The Meaning Of Mindfulness | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Mindfulness is one of those fashionable terms that you see getting used just about everywhere, but what exactly does it mean? In his book, The Mindful Brain, Daniel J. Siegel, Director of the Mindsight Institute, Co-Director of ...
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Mindfulness around the house

Mindfulness around the house | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
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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A Mindfulness Practice For Weeding The Garden Of Your Mind

A Mindfulness Practice For Weeding The Garden Of Your Mind | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"When you stop and consider how many thought-seeds are blown, dropped, or purposefully planted in your mind on a daily basis, it may cause you to tend to your mental garden with a bit more regularity."

 

"As a Mindfulness Practice, Consider the Following:

Keep a journal for the next 24 hours. Make note of all the different thought-seeds that become obvious to you throughout the day. By this, I mean repetitive or habitual thoughts, either positive or negative. Don't judge what you find, simply write them down. At the end of the day, sit quietly and review your findings. If you discover thought-seeds that are growing beautiful experiences for you, see yourself planting even more of those seeds. If you notice any pattern of thinking from which "weeds" will grow or are currently growing, simply visualize yourself plucking the thought-weed from your mind and immediately plant a thought-seed that supports the idea of wholeness. Follow it with an affirmation such as "Divine mind knows how to grow a beautiful life by means of me, and I am grateful it is so." You may have to do this any number of times. The practice is to remember it is your garden, and you are the only gardener who can tend to it...."

 

 

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The Mindful Manifesto - Awareness, Engagement, and Choice

The Mindful Manifesto -  Awareness, Engagement, and Choice | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"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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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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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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Learning to Trust Yourself Through Mindfulness - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Learning to Trust Yourself Through Mindfulness - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"Mindfulness is the key to regulating emotions and learning the skills needed so that emotionally sensitive people can be more in control of their internal experience and thus learn to trust themselves. The first step is to learn to be mindful of your internal experience. Mindfulness gives a pause that allows you to recognize that your thoughts and feelings are your thoughts and feelings and may or may not reflect the facts of the situation.

 

Mindfulness also gives you the opportunity to identify what your emotional experience is and what belongs to someone else. It is an inner way of saying “mine” and “not mine.”

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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

Why Reflection Is Good For Well-Being - Huffington Post | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

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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Study: Mindful meditation tied to healthy brain changes | Mindful

Researchers at Dalian University of Technology in China, using imaging technology, have found that people develop measurable changes in the white matter of the brain after...
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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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Working with mindfulness

Working with mindfulness | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"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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Be more mindful for a better workplace

Be more mindful for a better workplace | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"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 for Google employees called "Search Inside Yourself," you will be more productive and motivated if you use respect, compassion and generosity in the workplace.

 

"Mindfulness has to do with paying attention to what's happening in the moment without judgment," said Bush. "Sometimes people think being mindful means being slow — it's not about being slow, it's about being slow enough that you can pay attention to things. It requires a certain intelligence to be able to focus on many things at the same time."

 

Solid article, so read on....

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» The Mindfulness of We - The Emotionally Sensitive Person

» The Mindfulness of We - The Emotionally Sensitive Person | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"In mindful communication, focusing on the we rather than the me or the you can lead to deeper connections....

 

When we feel emotionally vulnerable and scared, we are likely to shift our goal from what is good for the relationship to what is good for us. Instead of looking for the truth in the other person’s viewpoint, we may judge the other person. We turn the other person into an object of sorts, and perhaps stop any true connection from happening.

In most interactions, we shut down and lose close relationships and intimacy because of our fear. That fear may be the fear of rejection or not being good enough or of being wrong. Sometimes we can get invested in being right to the point we sacrifice relationships rather than 'give in.'"

 

Read more for an insightful perspective.

 

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The Benefits Of A Quick Mental Check-In (WATCH)

The Benefits Of A Quick Mental Check-In (WATCH) | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Don't look for mindfulness to cure your anxiety, depression or addiction; look at it more as a new way of relating to life, a way of coming home, nurturing a healthier heart and opening up to the experience of being alive.
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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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Resilience for the Rest of Us

Resilience for the Rest of Us | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"There are two ways to become more resilient: one by talking to yourself, the other by retraining your brain...."

 

Undertake a mindful approach to your work... great tips here. 

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Befriending Fear: Working with Worry and Anxiety | Mindful

Befriending Fear: Working with Worry and Anxiety | Mindful | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"If you’re like most people, you might be surprised to see just how often  fear and anxiety affect your life. Some people think of these as distinct experiences. They use the word fear to describe our reaction to immediate physical danger (the car going into a skid or our child running into the road) while anxiety involves  worry (feeling nervous before an important talk or big test). The
distinction isn’t critical, however. Mindfulness practice helps us see that our minds and bodies respond similarly in all of these situations and at least some fear or anxiety shows up quite regularly. It can help us work with both the little moments of fear and anxiety that pass through our minds all the time and the big ones that can be overwhelming."

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

» 7 Easy Ways to be Mindful Every Day - World of Psychology | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"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

Learning to Be Present With Yourself | Psychology Today | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

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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