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What role does spirituality play in leadership? It makes the leader whole and fill the hole in the whole of the organization
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Creating A Mindful Life In A Distracted World – Hacker Noon

Most of us are taught, from a very young age onward, to desire success. Success — the quest for it and the act of chasing our goals and dreams — can be a potent personal animator. We exert effort. We…
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Mindfulness is mindfulness. It does not have any external purpose other than to be aware of the space we inhabit at a particular time: now.
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Mindful in Middle School

Mindful in Middle School | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
One teacher’s experience incorporating mindfulness into her middle school curriculum.
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I used a dialogue circle to create time to meditate. It took less explaining and seemed less controversial. It allowed for moments of silence and being present. At other times, students talked and shared.

There is research evidence as to the benefits of meditation and how it can positively impact the brain.
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4 scientific studies on how meditation can affect your heart and brain | TED Blog

4 scientific studies on how meditation can affect your heart and brain | TED Blog | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Many people have tried to sell me on meditating. Sometimes I try it, and have a refreshing experience. But usually not.

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There are many benefits to being present and mindful beginning with self-regulation. Being able to bring ones' self back to the moment and the now is important.

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Can 10 Minutes of Meditation Make You More Creative?

Can 10 Minutes of Meditation Make You More Creative? | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Google, Goldman Sachs, and Medtronic have all introduced mindfulness practices.
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There is excellent research (Richard Davidson, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ellen Langer, etc.) about the role meditation can play in being more creative and present in the world. What I fear is that meditation becomes a means to an instrumental ends i.e. profit and not about well-being.
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How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain

How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain | Leadership and Spirituality | Scoop.it
New research is starting to explore how gratitude works to improve our mental health.

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Research has been helpful in areas such as meditation, mindfulness, and gratitude. Being present is one way to show one's gratitude.
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