By Carsten Knox
How do you make kindness a requirement in gainful employment? It can be done.
Florida resident, journalist and humorist T.M. Shine, chose to document his experience of being laid off from a large corporation in 2008 following 18 years of service, and has written about it (in a fictionalized way) since.
Writing about his circumstances brought some livelihood, but not nearly as much as he’d expected. A visit to a job fair was very discouraging.
Then he had an epiphany of sorts. He wanted to work at a job where kindness was important.Read more »
It’s not too late to learn how to listen to your body talk—and you can do it with two wonderful teachers at Windhorse Farm in Nova Scotia this coming weekend, July 13-15.
So often in the practice of mindfulness we tend to think it’s about doing a specific practice, while all the time our body knows it’s a lot about just being.Read more »
Of the multiplicity of amazing and not-at-all amazing features that appear on the web, my hands-down favorite is RSA Animate. It’s never failed to please me. In a nutshell, the Royal Society of Arts in London invites authors and innovators to give short talks on new and challenging thinking. The talks are then given to animators who take the ideas and turn them into pictures, capturing short phrases that summarize what’s being said and the RSA produces a short YouTube video with the talk providing the voice-over for the animation. For some magical reason, it makes it so much easier to absorb the information. Sometimes, I wish I could RSA Animate a table conversation, or even a column or blog I’m reading. The visual and the aural interplay so beautifully.Read more »
We’re always pleased to see collaboration among our mindful friends, and here’s one in the Boston area we thought you might like to know about. Our old friends Tami Ireland and Tara Healy, who head up the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care’s mindfulness initiative in Wellesley, have some interesting programs in the works with our new friend Ed Hauben, who runs the Newton Community Education’s (NCE) mindfulness program.
Ed is just about to launch his 6th four-week mindfulness series, this one titled Mindfulness: The Adventure of Living Well. The first time he ran this series was the most successful program NCE had ever experienced, and it continues to very popular. The program takes place on May 2, 9, 17 and 23 and is held at Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Rd, Newton Center, MA, at 7 p.m.Read more »
On Friday I attended the 10th Annual Center for Mindfulness Scientific Conference, with more than 400 MBSR and mindfulness teachers learning about the latest research confirming the beneficial impact of mindfulness practice. It continues to amaze me to see how the benefits of mindfulness continue to reach deep into every sector of our society.Read more »