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Debunking 9 Common Myths About Mindfulness

When introducing mindfulness to your team, you may need to tackle some of the myths around what might be seen as a seemingly ‘left-field’ approach to personal and organizational development. To help in that effort, this article tackles 9 common myths about mindfulness. Myth...
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Controlling the 4 Sources of a Racing Mind

Do you ever find it difficult to slow down your mind? For some of us, a racing mind is a serious problem. When we’re agitated, we have no control over our mind, and it becomes extremely difficult to meditate. An agitated mind leads to stress and a whole host of health...
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Time For New Thinking About Mindfulness And Social Change

"Why paint inner development as a barrier to better systems? Amid crisis and complexity we need both." Jamie Bristow I was working for the climate change campaign 10:10 around the time that NGOs in the environmental field were abandoning the “information deficit hypothesis”...
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How Mindfulness Can Improve Mental Health

It is important to recognize that our health of mind and body is essentially one, with many common physiological pathways for conditions that we still label as mental or physical, despite so often being present together. However, given the current health service structures...
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Mindfulness and Its Effects on Health And Wellbeing

The following excerpt is from our friends at The Mindfulness Initiative. The Whil app leverages techniques consistent with the noted research for MBSR and MBCT.  "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or...
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How to Find Freedom from Your Past with Mindfulness

Many of us have painful memories that we would rather forget - a difficult childhood, painful relationship, or traumatic event. We usually find ways to avoid thinking about them, so we don’t relive the painful emotions. The reason they continue to cause us pain and...
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How to Find Greater Happiness in Your Retirement

“Retirement is a time to enjoy the things you never could before.” Retirement is supposed to bring some of the happiest years of our lives. We no longer have to work every day or deal with stressful demands from our job. We can just relax and enjoy life. However, a recent...
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How to Handle Criticism for Greater Personal Growth

“Everything is either an opportunity to grow, or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” ~ Wayne W. Dyer Whenever we hear the word ‘criticism,’ it usually brings up bad memories. It reminds us of some time when someone criticized us for no good reason, and...
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Dispelling 10 Misconceptions About Meditation

The rising popularity of mindfulness meditation in recent years has sparked a great deal of interest by the general population. As with any innovation, there are bound to be some misconceptions. Though mindfulness meditation is an ancient practice, it is relatively new to...
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