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A collection of insights to gain an understanding & practice of mindfulness
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No More Excuses! How to Meditate Every Day | Psychology Today

No More Excuses! How to Meditate Every Day | Psychology Today | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Overcoming the struggles of maintaining a consistent meditation practice By Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D....
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A Brief History of the To-Do List and the Psychology of Its Success

A Brief History of the To-Do List and the Psychology of Its Success | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
On reconciling the fussy with the fuzzy, or what Benjamin Franklin has to do with Drew Carey.

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Why willpower matters – and how to get it

Why willpower matters – and how to get it | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

Willpower is a mental muscle that you can train: 

 

"So how can we improve ours? Baumeister's big idea, now borne out by hundreds of ingenious experiments in his and other social psychologists' labs, is that willpower – the force by which we control and manage our thoughts, impulses and emotions and which helps us persevere with difficult tasks – is actually rather like a kind of moral muscle."

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Mindfulness in Education

Mindfulness in Education | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Here  is a summary of how to use mindfulness in the classroom and the benefits of this technique:

How would you like to teach your students a simple technique that improves their ability to lea...
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Mindfulness Matters - NIH News in Health, January 2012

Mindfulness Matters - NIH News in Health, January 2012 | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Trying to enjoy each moment may actually be good for your health. Studies suggest that the ancient practice called mindfulness may help people manage stress, cope better with serious illness and reduce anxiety and depression.
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Advice To Maximize Your Personal Development | Balanced Life Secrets

Advice To Maximize Your Personal Development | Balanced Life Secrets | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Most people say that making the changes to improve yourself are among the hardest tasks someone will do in their life.

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From 'Flourish' to 'Incognito,' the 11 Best Psychology Books of 2011

From 'Flourish' to 'Incognito,' the 11 Best Psychology Books of 2011 | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
This year, we learned that we are not so smart, that two distinct systems dictate how we think, and a little about what it means to be human.
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Why We Write | Psychology Today

Why We Write | Psychology Today | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"Writers create not only the worlds in their books, but a sense of community in the people who read them..."

 

"What does storytelling really accomplish? A lot. By Mindy Greenstein, Ph.D. ..."

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» The Best Books to Spark Your Creativity - World of Psychology

» The Best Books to Spark Your Creativity - World of Psychology | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Books open up worlds we never even knew existed.
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How to Function in a Dysfunctional World | FMM

How to Function in a Dysfunctional World | FMM | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
So it’s time to define, find and actively seek happiness. Ask
yourself the following questions, take only 2-3 minutes to answer each
of them. Don’t stay on them too long. The point is to flow.

How do you currently define happiness?Who is the most joyful person you know? The most authentic? – List one to three people.What was the best period of time thus far in your life.Who are your true friends? Who would you call at 3am and they’d help you no questions asked?If you had to flee the country and you had 30 mins to pack, what
would you bring? A little disclaimer: You can’t have cash, your pets are automatically included and your kids, if you have them, have their own suitcases. Also, you suitcase is about 26″ tall and it’s checked luggage.What is your code of ethics?If you knew that you’d die in a week, what would you regret not having done?What is your mission in this life?How do you sabotage yourself on a daily basis?

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A Mindful Strategy for a Resilient New Year | Mindful

A Mindful Strategy for a Resilient New Year | Mindful | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
As this New Year dawns on us, how about we don’t set rigid New Year’s resolutions, but instead see this year as a practice.
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New Year’s Resolutions the Buddha Might Have Made | Psychology Today

New Year’s Resolutions the Buddha Might Have Made | Psychology Today | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
What the Buddha might have resolved for the new year. By Toni Bernhard, J.D....
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Your Intangible Presence of Living | Thin Difference

Your Intangible Presence of Living | Thin Difference | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Focusing on our intangibles takes pure effort and focus. Although the result is something we earn, intangible things expend our mind and spirit as we try to convert what is intangible into actions that are meaningful.
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Guest Post: The Case for Meditative HR | HR Fishbowl

Guest Post: The Case for Meditative HR | HR Fishbowl | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
One of the most powerful tools an HR Professional can use is much more commonplace in Tibetan monasteries than in business schools or corporate boardrooms.
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Creativity + Learning: Wonder, Question, Play #Ideachat Feb. 11th

Creativity + Learning: Wonder, Question, Play #Ideachat Feb. 11th | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"Are we reawakening in education, in business, in society, and even, government, to the essential relationship between creativity and learning? What can we learn from designers, makers, builders, composers, creators to inform our understanding of learning and creativity?" Join us at #ideachat on Twitter, Saturday, February 11th at 9 am EST!


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The wisdom of commitment over moral flexibility | Mindful

The wisdom of commitment over moral flexibility | Mindful | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Which takes more self-control? Lying well or telling the truth? Your answer might say a lot about how trustworthy you are.
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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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» 9 Common Myths about Clearing Clutter - World of Psychology

» 9 Common Myths about Clearing Clutter - World of Psychology | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
One of my key realizations about happiness, and a point oddly under-emphasized by positive psychologists, given its emphasis in popular culture, is that Outer...
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Learning from Mistakes | Mindful

Learning from Mistakes | Mindful | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
Nobody likes making mistakes—that's a given. But at least we have the opportunity to learn something from them... right? Yes. But did you know that how you react to them makes a big difference in whether you learn from them?
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Mindfulness. . .what is it? How does it work? What can it do?

Mindfulness. . .what is it? How does it work? What can it do? | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

This article was written by Ruth Buczynsky, who is the President and Co-Founder of The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine. NICABM, as it is called, has created a program to help practioners learn now to use mindfulness to help themselves and their patients.  

 

In this piece, Ruth provides an excellent description of what mindfulness practice is all about. This is one of the best descriptions I have read -- enjoy!


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What are you missing? An experiment. | Mindful

It was around this time of year in 2007 when The Washington Post organized a grand social experiment—one definitely worth revisiting. See what happens in the 3-minute video below.
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Former Editor of Oprah Magazine Opts Out for a More Mindful Life

Former Editor of Oprah Magazine Opts Out for a More Mindful Life | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

--Amy Gross was editor in chief of O, the Oprah Magazine from 2000 to 2008. She writes . . .

 

"After decades of the monthly magazine cycle, the thrill of spotting a fresh idea, shaping it for our audience, commissioning the right writer --that thrill had subsided to a small tickle. Instead I was finding challenge, purpose, and meaning offsite, in mindfulness meditation, the Buddha’s prescription to end suffering. He discovered that if you pay attention to what’s going on, moment to moment—without trying to hold onto what feels good or push away what feels bad—your relationship to pain changes."

 

Kat's Note:

I'm not advocating that we drop out of our busy lives -- but learning to meditate provides respite and a new perspective that will help reduce stress and increase our happiness.

 

Kat Tansey

www.choosingtobe.com


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Developing Mindful Leaders

Developing Mindful Leaders | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
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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Accomplish Your New Dreams in the New Year | Psychology Today

Accomplish Your New Dreams in the New Year | Psychology Today | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it
How inspiration and confidence lay the path to success By Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D....
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Have a happy, greed-free holiday | Mindful

Have a happy, greed-free holiday | Mindful | Mindfulness Unbound | Scoop.it

"The holidays can be a joyful experience, but they’re also challenging, a
chaotic time of year in our culture. Families getting together can be
lovely and can also be very hard for people. Sometimes when you visit
your relatives, you feel like you’re 15 again instead of an adult..."

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