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Reflecting on daily life, interactions, choices, events keeps us in the moment. Live in the moment and be present to live life well!
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4 Traits of Great Leaders

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Four easy-to-master traits from great leaders such as John F. Kennedy, Sam Budnyk, and Gene Kranz.

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Beyond spirituality: the role of meditation in mental health

Beyond spirituality: the role of meditation in mental health | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Meditation has traditionally been associated with Eastern mysticism but science is beginning to show that cultivating a “heightened” state of consciousness can have a major impact on our brain, the way… (You'll like this Beyond spirituality: the role...
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The Kindles Are Coming: Ereaders and tablets are springing up in schools—and librarians are leading the way

The Kindles Are Coming: Ereaders and tablets are springing up in schools—and librarians are leading the way | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

Yes they are! 


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Actor-activist Harry Belafonte, Part 2 | Tavis Smiley | PBS

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The Tony- and Emmy-winning singer, actor, activist and author of the memoir My Song continues his conversation with Tavis and discusses faith, spirituality, war and peace. (RT @tavissmiley: "Paul Robeson gave me the spine for my manhood.

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Amazon.com: The Art of Practical Spirituality: How to Bring More Passion, Creativity and Balance into Everyday Life (Pocket Guides to Pracctical Spirituality) eBook: Patricia R. Spadaro, Elizabeth ...

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Hillsong TV // Living In Your Own Grace: The Wisdom Store, Pt1 with Brian Houston

Hillsong TV with Brian Houston by http://hillsongtv.com Life isn't always easy. However, 'grace' has an incredible sense of ease about it - even in the tough...
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Eleesha.com | sharing #original #inspiration, #affirmations, words of inspiration, daily affirmations, inspiring #quotes & #motivation to help transform lives.

Eleesha.com | sharing #original #inspiration, #affirmations, words of inspiration, daily affirmations, inspiring #quotes & #motivation to help transform lives. | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
www.eleesha.com - Inspirational Author Eleesha, shares original inspiration, affirmations, words of inspiration, daily affirmations, inspiring quotes & motivation using words, mp3, video & e-books to transform lives through empowerment.

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The Jewish festival of lights - Times of India

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The Jewish festival of lightsTimes of IndiaAlso called Chanukah, the festival commemorates the victory of an ideal over brutality, spiritual independence over despotism and light over darkness.
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A Christmas story - The Times of India

A Christmas story - The Times of India | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Religious stories, whether real or imaginary, symbolic or literal, give us lessons in higher consciousness, says Deepak Chopra. And Christmas is no exception.
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Practical Spirituality - A User's Guide

Practical Spirituality - A User's Guide | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Practical Spirituality is a guide to staying in touch with the inner awareness of your divine nature but living in a 3D world that does everything to convince us otherwise.
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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? | Reflections from a Life Lived | 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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Metacognition: An Overview

""Metacognition" is one of the latest buzz words in educational psychology, but what exactly is metacognition? The length and abstract nature of the word makes it sound intimidating, yet its not as daunting a concept as it might seem. We engage in metacognitive activities everyday. Metacognition enables us to be successful learners, and has been associated with intelligence (e.g., Borkowski, Carr, & Pressley, 1987; Sternberg, 1984, 1986a, 1986b). Metacognition refers to higher order thinking which involves active control over the cognitive processes engaged in learning. Activities such as planning how to approach a given learning task, monitoring comprehension, and evaluating progress toward the completion of a task are metacognitive in nature. Because metacognition plays a critical role in successful learning, it is important to study metacognitive activity and development to determine how students can be taught to better apply their cognitive resources through metacognitive control."


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Open Source Intelligence Meets Real-Time News and Data Curation: SwiftRiver

Open Source Intelligence Meets Real-Time News and Data Curation: SwiftRiver | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

SwiftRiver is a free and open-source intelligence platform that helps people curate and make sense of large amounts of information in a short amount of time.

 

In practice, SwiftRiver enables the filtering and verification of real-time data from channels such as SMS, email, Twitter and RSS feeds.

 

It's especially useful for organizations that need to sort their data by their unique expectations of authority and accuracy, as opposed to popularity.

 

SwiftRiver allows you to discover, filter and present the information you want.

 

In the context of SwiftRiver, we call these things "droplets." For example, common droplets in the river are tweets, Facebook updates, and blog posts. SwiftRiver looks at a droplet, it determines all its attributes. For example, if SwiftRiver looks at a tweet, it can determine things like location, time, author and meaning (in the form of keywords).

 

Once SwiftRiver analyzes all the droplets, you then have the ability to filter them down from that torrential river to a manageable stream.

 

In addition to filtering, you can run different analyses on them, helping you get the "big picture" of your set of droplets.

 

Types of stories / output formats:

Text
Maps
Timeline
Graphs, Charts, Heatmaps
Gallery: Photos, Video, Audio

 

It's a standalone application that anyone can access and use by itself, but it also answers our users' need for a faster, more nimble way to manage information flow on their deployments.

 

..the beta will be available in mid-December (three weeks) for the community first, then for the general review.

Sneak peak via screenshot: http://blog.ushahidi.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Screen-Shot-2011-10-27-at-4.46.36-PM.png 

 

Full article: http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2011/12/swiftriver-throws-a-lifeline-to-people-drowning-in-information340.html 

More info: http://ushahidi.com/products/swiftriver-platform  

 

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Actor-activist Harry Belafonte, Part 2 | Tavis Smiley | PBS

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The Tony- and Emmy-winning singer, actor, activist and author of the memoir My Song continues his conversation with Tavis and discusses faith, spirituality, war and peace. (RT @tavissmiley: "Paul Robeson gave me the spine for my manhood.
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Quantum Self-Healing | By Lydia

Quantum Self-Healing | By Lydia | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
RT @EFTSelfHealing: #EFT #EFT How to heal while you're shedding fear & grow your spirituality.
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Pause | Mindful

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"Just sit, as a body relaxed and breathing. Letting thoughts and feelings come and go as they will, not chasing after them. Nowhere you need to go, nothing you need to do, no one you need to be. Paused from doing, sinking into being."


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Angela Maiers - Person to Watch

Angela Maiers - Person to Watch | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

Angela Maiers is definitely a person to watch. She is a visionary, a change agent, a provocateur and is truly bringing heart and soul to the web and educating people in extraordinary new ways.

 

Here is a piece she wrote that really moved me and I'm passing it on to you:

 

The 12 Most Important Ways to Let People Know They Matter


Read full article: [http://bit.ly/t1GaGf]

 

About Angela In her own words:

 

I am so glad you found your way into this important conversation about learning,
leadership, and 21st Century Skills.

 

My life path has always been about teaching and communication. My twenty years as an educator and my passionate pursuit of literacy and learning, gave me the healthy dose of courage and skills that have led me through a wonderful variety of experiences, including classroom and University teaching, instructional coaching, research, writing, publishing, corporate training, and starting my own business.

 

Through the course of these experiences, I began to use technology in a variety of ways. It was my blog, and now my engagement on Twitter and multiple social networking sites that changed everything for me.

 

Now as owner and lead consultant of Maiers Education Service, I see that all the roads I’ve travelled have led me to helping you open your eyes & heart to the wisdom and potential of the New Web.

 

There are no limits for learners with passion, foresight, and a desire to grow. Technology, used strategically, has the power to leverage human capital and maximize performance of organizations big and small.

 

I consider myself fortunate that you are here, and would be honored to take the conversation to the next level. Your success is important to me.

 

Thank you for stopping by.

 

Let’s consider what’s possible. Together We Are Smarter!

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "People to Watch"

 

http://www.angelamaiers.com/about

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[War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality] - C-SPAN Video Library

[War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality] - C-SPAN Video Library | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow debated whether science or religion (spirituality) forms the best foundation for understanding the world. Tim Shriver moderated.
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A Crisis of Faith leads to a Life Beyond Belief | ArticleTree.info

Topics include Attraction, Coaching, Creativity, Goal Setting, Grief, Happiness, Innovation, Inspirational, Leadership, Motivation, Organizing, Spirituality, Stress Management, Success, Time Management (A Crisis of Faith leads to a Life Beyond Belief:...
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The God that dwells in the heart has no religion | RoxanaJones.com

The God that dwells in the heart has no religion | RoxanaJones.com | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
have devoted the past few years to the best project I have ever had in my life: to write about my human experiences, as a being who has been created out of (RT @roxanamjones: Please #retweet my blog: The God that dwells in the heart has no #religion.
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