Meditation

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Are mindfulness and meditation the same?

Photo by Isabell Winter

It is difficult to pick up a lifestyle magazine or scroll through your favorite yoga-related social media pages without seeing mention of the benefits of mindfulness and meditation. The words “mindfulness” and “meditation” often seem interchangeable, and both practices appear to have the same advantages. So why the different terminology?

Because these terms […]

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Perk up at work with meditation

Did you know Google have a chief happiness officer?! Below is 1 of the 7 tips; click on the link below to ready about the other 6.

Since Chade-Meng Tan, chief happiness officer at Google, introduced his Search Inside Yourself program in 2007, many other companies have introduced meditation and mindfulness programs, including Aetna, The Huffington […]

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The business case for meditation

Teaching mindfulness at work is a great initiative. Teaching staff to get out of their own heads, connect with their breathing, in effect pausing between all the busy-ness, helps staff approach each other and their work in a more meaningful, resilient and effective way. Great for employers and the company overall.
How mindfulness training helps software company Yesware “be […]

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How an hour of meditation transformed my work day

Earlier this week, Fast Company staff participated in a meditation session for creativity. Here’s how it changed my workday and attitude.
By Alexa Jaccarino

At Fast Company, we write a lot about how to do your best creative thinking. Unfortunately, continually hearing this insight from the best in business doesn’t always save me and my colleagues from […]

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8 Quick ways to improve your attention span

This article first appeared on www.fastcompany.com
8 Quick ways to improve your attention span
We spend half of our waking hours with wandering minds. Here are 8 easy things you can do to regain your focus.
If your mind tends to wander, you’re not alone. Turns out, human brains are in the moment for just over half of […]

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This Habit May Separate Happy & Unhappy People

Extracted from www.mindbodygreen.com
Take a minute to consider these four scenarios. Which do you think would make you happiest?

Ironing a shirt and thinking about ironing the shirt.
Ironing a shirt and thinking about a sunny getaway.
Visiting the Louvre, standing before a Monet, and letting yourself be drawn in by its beauty.
Visiting the Louvre, standing before a Monet, […]

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A mother-to-be workout

After you find out you’re pregnant everything changes. One minute you’re allowed to do anything you want, eat whatever you want and drink whatever you want. And then the doctor tells you you’re pregnant and suddenly your entire lifestyle has to change. You spend the first few weeks sitting in front of a computer researching […]

How An Hour Of Meditation Transformed My Workday

Earlier this week, Fast Company staff participated in a meditation session for creativity. Here’s how it changed my workday and attitude.

At Fast Company, we write a lot about how to do your best creative thinking. Unfortunately, continually hearing this insight from the best in business doesn’t always save me and my colleagues from hitting our own creative ruts.

For […]

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How you can mellow with mindfulness

Mindfulness is about focussing only on the present moment – living in the NOW. Being aware of what you see, hear, smell, taste and how you feel RIGHT NOW.
What’s wrong with thinking about the past or the future?
Nothing. Only that the past is gone so you can’t change it and the future isn’t yet here […]

How to get out of your own head

Do you know what I have noticed a lot of recently? People walking alone on the street talking to themselves. You know, having a good old natter, aloud on their own-some.

I imagine that they’re replaying conversations they’ve had with people that day. Perhaps reliving a reaction or going over a conversation. Maybe by replaying an […]