Mindful publisher Jim Gimian and I were recently invited to take part in a special gathering of a group of people doing work in contemplative leadership that convenes periodically at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The group was the brainchild of Arthur Zajonc of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (and now president of the Mind & Life Institute) and Jerry Murphy, a current faculty member in the grad school and a former dean.Read more »
Congratulations to our good friend and mindfulness teacher, Jeremy Hunter, who has just been appointed Professor of Practice at the Peter Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate School in California.
Jeremy has taught at the Drucker School for more than a decade—winning the most popular professor three times—and also presents leadership and mindfulness classes to business leaders through the Los Angeles area.Read more »
New York Times business writer Charles Duhigg recently mentioned in an interview that his next personal project is "being more present" with his kids.
Fresh Air's Terry Gross was interviewing Duhigg about his new book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. The book explores the science behind why habits exist and how they can be changed. (For more about the book, click here.) But what caught our attention was that, in the last four minutes of the interview, Gross asked Duhigg, "What habits are on your list to be broken?"—and here's what he answered:Read more »
In honor of Dr. Seuss's March 2 birthday, Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of The Mindful Child, offers this guest blog post. In it, she takes a mindful look at this beloved children's author and some of his work.
Dr. Seuss has demonstrated time and time again that, when it comes to teaching abstract concepts to children, it’s okay to set the bar high. Tomorrow marks his 108th birthday and his books have informed my work in ways that I doubt he could have possibly imagined.Read more »
Mindful.org readers often contact us looking for information and guidance, and we try to answer questions and concerns as best we can. For example, we took this recent email, which seemed emblematic and important, and forwarded it to Diana Winston, the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA Semel Institute’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), for her professional opinion. Diana teaches mindfulness practices to the general public to promote health and well-being. Read her reply below.
I am 62 years old, tired of life without passion.Read more »