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20 Reasons To Love Mindfulness (According To Science)

20 Reasons To Love Mindfulness (According To Science) | Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Oh mindfulness meditation, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.

Via Kat Tansey, Jose Luis Yañez
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For those who need science to validate that mindfulness is worth the time, this article is for you

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Dionne's curator insight, November 4, 2013 4:30 PM

Every reason to practice mindfulness 

Blair Kettle's curator insight, November 8, 2013 11:06 PM

A great book to read to get broader insight into brain plasticity and the growing body of science behind it is The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge. Mindfulness meditation and other psychological therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy are proving to be powerful tools for reshaping thinking processes and, it seems, the entire range of cognitive function.

 

Neurologist V.S. Ramachandran (and others) have made significant contributions to brain plasticity research knowledge through his work with amputees. His March 2007 TED talk is highly worth the 23 minutes it takes to watch it. http://www.ted.com/talks/vilayanur_ramachandran_on_your_mind.html

Shri Ram Heritage's curator insight, November 16, 2013 11:29 PM

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Simple mathematical law benchmarks huma - PubMed Mobile


Via Emre Erdogan
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This sounds like a worthy but unacheivable aim 

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Office installs desk treadmills to ramp up productivity

Office installs desk treadmills to ramp up productivity | Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Would you trade your office chair for a treadmill? That’s what 22 Winnipeg office workers have done in an effort to be healthier and get more work done.

Via Jane Bright
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Love this idea - treadmills insteady of office chairs #productivity 

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Jane Bright's curator insight, November 22, 2013 7:35 PM

If we believe sitting is the new smokng maybe this design initiative could have some millage? 

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The 3 Most Unhelpful Words in Wellbeing - JBE

The 3 Most Unhelpful Words in Wellbeing - JBE | Wellbeing | Scoop.it
There is a confusing, misleading and unhelpful bit of terminology that is embedded in the public consciousness. Unfortunately, it is in common everyday use and so often causes a snigger or groan when mentioned.
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Actually this was interesting - exchanging the Work/Life Balance phrase for the Be/Do mix - a nice idea 

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Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Compassion and the Art of Having Fun - Huffington Post

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Compassion and the Art of Having Fun - Huffington Post | Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Compassion and the Art of Having Fun
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"Play is not the silly sibling of work and love," the late Positive Psychology author Christopher Peterson wrote in a Psychology Today blog.

Via Kasia Hein-Peters
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Play is very important - unfortuantely we live in a world where 'fun' is associated with not-work and not-productive and no one seems to mind that that's ultimately counterproductive #ironic

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» 4 Common Sleep Myths that May Help Your Insomnia - World of Psychology

» 4 Common Sleep Myths that May Help Your Insomnia - World of Psychology | Wellbeing | Scoop.it

“Insomnia is often aggravated and kept going by a set of false beliefs.”


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Angie Mc's curator insight, November 21, 2013 6:34 AM

Increasing the quality of sleep appears to be more important than the quantity of sleep, with an average adult needing between 6.5 and 8 hours per night.

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Back to the Future: Nostalgia Increases Optimism - Science Daily (press release)

Back to the Future: Nostalgia Increases Optimism - Science Daily (press release) | Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Back to the Future: Nostalgia Increases Optimism
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Dr Wildschut explains: "Nostalgia raises self-esteem which in turn heightens optimism.
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Nostalgia raises self-esteem and increases optimism and it's often associated with music. Lots of good reasons for pleasant remembering.

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7 Sources of Stress You Tolerate Too Often

7 Sources of Stress You Tolerate Too Often | Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Life is to be enjoyed and appreciated, not endured and tolerated.  Which is why today is a perfect day to stop tolerating…


Via Jose Luis Yañez
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Dan Aldridge's curator insight, November 10, 2013 7:37 PM

You don't need these in your life. Don't sweat the the small stuff.

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20 Reasons To Love Mindfulness (According To Science)

20 Reasons To Love Mindfulness (According To Science) | Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Oh mindfulness meditation, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.

Via Kat Tansey, Jose Luis Yañez
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For those who need science to validate that mindfulness is worth the time, this article is for you

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Dionne's curator insight, November 4, 2013 4:30 PM

Every reason to practice mindfulness 

Blair Kettle's curator insight, November 8, 2013 11:06 PM

A great book to read to get broader insight into brain plasticity and the growing body of science behind it is The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge. Mindfulness meditation and other psychological therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy are proving to be powerful tools for reshaping thinking processes and, it seems, the entire range of cognitive function.

 

Neurologist V.S. Ramachandran (and others) have made significant contributions to brain plasticity research knowledge through his work with amputees. His March 2007 TED talk is highly worth the 23 minutes it takes to watch it. http://www.ted.com/talks/vilayanur_ramachandran_on_your_mind.html

Shri Ram Heritage's curator insight, November 16, 2013 11:29 PM

GREETINGS FROM RAO BIKA JI GROUPS OF HOTELS & RESORTS...!!!www.raobikajigroups.com

 

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The case for pessimism: when negative thinking leads to positive outcomes - Quartz

The case for pessimism: when negative thinking leads to positive outcomes - Quartz | Wellbeing | Scoop.it
The case for pessimism: when negative thinking leads to positive outcomes
Quartz
As Oliver Burkeman writes in The Antidote, “Reassurance is a double-edged sword.” 3. Don't worry, be hapless.
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Interesting article says that being overly optimsitic or pessimistic can both be as bad as each other - it's about finding the sweet spot. The same technique that can increase the performance of an optimist can backfire when dealing with a pessimist - and vice versa. More of the 'no cut and paste' answers when it comes to human behaviour. 

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John Michel's curator insight, November 11, 2013 8:37 PM

Although evidence shows that happiness often makes us more successful by fostering energy and creativity, it can backfire for defensive pessimists.

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Want To Be More Productive? Buy Some Desk Plants

Want To Be More Productive? Buy Some Desk Plants | Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Seriously like yesterday. Office vegetation offers micro-restoration--the chance for our brains to recharge throughout the day.

Via Jane Bright
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Jane Bright's curator insight, November 22, 2013 6:02 PM

Just one tiny addition to your employees desks could make them more productive. Decision makers should prioritise desk plants the same way as they do computers - as operating expenses. "Brains benefit from nature" 

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Having A Bad Day Actually Makes You Happier In The Long Run By Enabling Your Ability To 'Savor' The Little Things In Life

Having A Bad Day Actually Makes You Happier In The Long Run By Enabling Your Ability To 'Savor' The Little Things In Life | Wellbeing | Scoop.it

“A bad day can lead to a boost in overall happiness in the long run.”


Via Jocelyn Stoller, Emre Erdogan
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Yes, we need something to push against.

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Happiness Means Creativity: One Company's Bet On Positive Psychology

Happiness Means Creativity: One Company's Bet On Positive Psychology | Wellbeing | Scoop.it

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John Michel's curator insight, December 3, 2013 7:29 AM

Build happiness and well-being among staff and an organization will benefit from a more emotionally intelligent workforce: people who not only understand their own and other people’s emotions but can more effectively manage their own and other people’s emotions, too.

David Hain's curator insight, December 4, 2013 3:44 AM

"When times are tough, there can be a tendency to focus most on what needs improving. What I’ve been trying to do is create a more positive framework for feedback within the agency--taking time to ask what’s good that’s been achieved today and to recognize and bolster employees and colleagues," Russ Lidstone, CEO, Havas Worldwide

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Q&A: Daniel Goleman, author and psychologist, on finding focus in a world of distractions | SmartPlanet

Q&A: Daniel Goleman, author and psychologist, on finding focus in a world of distractions | SmartPlanet | Wellbeing | Scoop.it
The bestselling writer who touted the importance of emotional intelligence turns his focus to … focus.

Via Sandeep Gautam
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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:09 AM

Focus : the new buzzword in town!

Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, November 19, 2013 9:03 PM

Being able to focus is about prioritizing and actively shutting out tempting distractions.

Belkacem Nabout's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:09 PM

TOUT EST GRATUIT mon ami sinon je je n'y serais pas lol !
http://www.globallshare.com/fr/1200655.html

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7 Essential Books on Optimism

7 Essential Books on Optimism | Wellbeing | Scoop.it
What the love of honey has to do with ancient wisdom, our capacity for hope, and the future of technology.
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3 Things Your Employees Want More Than Money

3 Things Your Employees Want More Than Money | Wellbeing | Scoop.it
You might have your eyes on the ultimate prize--a lucrative exit--but your employees need something else to keep them going.

Via Jose Luis Yañez
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Motivation - it may be hard to determine what creates it - but we know it's not just money 

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Rewiring Your Emotions | Mindful

Rewiring Your Emotions | Mindful | Wellbeing | 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.
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While we do not yet know how far neuroplasticity will go and the concept is being overpopularised the article suggests that we can learn to sneak up on our emotions via our thoughts by being mindful to create wellbeing. 

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Up Front TV: Happiness for Pessimists? - WFPL

Up Front TV: Happiness for Pessimists? - WFPL | Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Up Front TV: Happiness for Pessimists? WFPL I spoke with Oliver Burkeman, author of "The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking." With so much literature available these days on the subject of happiness, Burkeman offers...
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I enjoyed Burkeman's book Antidote: happiness for people who can't stand positive thinking - bookmarking this interview to watch 

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